Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2008

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 35. Number, selected years 1960–2008
Year Total Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of—
Workers Spouses Children
under
age 18
Students
aged
18–19
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
1960 388,861 207,805 54,187 102,516 . . . . . . 1,794 12,740 9,819
1965 538,983 253,499 69,183 175,109 19,794 . . . 2,713 10,017 8,668
1970 799,616 350,384 96,304 241,627 71,145 15,609 3,774 11,348 9,425
1975 1,305,345 592,049 148,741 391,284 117,043 23,521 6,889 14,636 11,182
1980 933,597 396,559 108,500 235,079 143,935 16,054 6,194 16,650 10,626
1981 826,340 351,847 95,575 199,829 134,390 14,154 5,435 15,365 9,745
1982 672,333 297,131 77,835 153,205 103,015 12,440 4,250 14,772 9,685
1983 661,467 311,549 80,079 152,954 68,834 14,412 5,107 17,309 11,223
1984 730,135 361,998 81,834 172,721 59,990 17,165 5,541 18,330 12,556
1985 763,363 377,371 83,511 190,204 56,108 17,086 6,713 19,661 12,709
1986 809,424 416,865 82,435 198,192 52,989 18,418 6,986 20,295 13,244
1987 799,180 415,848 77,316 195,030 54,925 16,396 6,787 20,761 12,117
1988 795,690 409,490 73,790 196,655 61,725 15,328 6,646 20,544 11,512
1989 801,893 425,582 69,113 197,950 57,079 15,168 6,358 19,668 10,975
1990 868,793 467,977 69,667 218,059 58,894 15,424 6,633 20,862 11,277
1991 990,500 536,434 72,754 250,287 60,349 29,590 7,552 21,850 11,684
1992 1,167,001 636,637 78,083 306,002 66,035 33,235 9,548 23,615 13,846
1993 1,177,268 635,238 74,605 317,263 71,081 31,835 10,254 23,173 13,819
1994 1,177,236 631,870 69,549 327,067 74,364 29,903 9,774 22,119 12,590
1995 1,173,317 645,832 63,097 315,587 75,929 29,597 9,779 21,566 11,930
1996 1,139,054 624,335 57,528 311,228 76,769 28,611 9,353 20,169 11,061
1997 1,059,556 587,417 50,818 278,040 76,034 28,546 8,474 19,611 10,616
1998 1,087,352 608,131 47,550 279,764 82,567 29,399 9,095 19,932 10,914
1999 1,106,343 620,488 46,164 283,768 84,525 29,650 9,851 20,467 11,430
2000 1,051,900 610,700 38,500 263,200 74,600 27,600 7,000 21,100 9,200
2001 1,118,300 661,900 41,100 268,800 75,700 26,500 9,800 22,300 12,200
2002 1,219,670 730,383 43,301 293,131 77,927 28,339 8,507 22,798 15,284
2003 1,259,672 755,706 44,638 302,756 82,447 27,324 9,740 21,836 15,225
2004 1,311,031 775,244 45,649 313,640 96,871 27,744 13,301 22,127 16,455
2005 1,402,509 821,207 49,917 338,506 104,405 29,576 15,334 25,591 17,973
2006 1,369,044 798,675 49,521 325,861 107,786 28,682 15,373 25,679 17,467
2007 1,383,199 804,787 47,583 322,362 112,140 28,810 18,790 28,359 20,368
2008 1,506,563 877,226 50,756 348,649 119,633 30,605 22,613 32,712 24,369
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; from 2000 to 2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent sample; data after 2001 are 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards in 2002 and 2003 and expedited reinstatement cases since 2002.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 36. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2008
Basis of entitlement and age Total Male Female
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Workers
Total 877,226 1,114.50 466,966 1,252.70 410,260 957.30
Under 25 37,430 580.60 21,937 596.60 15,493 558.10
25–29 33,273 808.00 17,444 836.00 15,829 777.20
30–34 39,785 896.60 19,612 941.60 20,173 852.80
35–39 58,373 961.20 28,583 1,036.80 29,790 888.70
40–44 87,198 1,015.00 43,245 1,117.00 43,953 914.60
45–49 117,384 1,089.10 59,174 1,216.60 58,210 959.40
50–54 168,494 1,155.80 86,838 1,310.20 81,656 991.60
55–59 198,381 1,248.70 109,444 1,421.50 88,937 1,035.90
60–64 131,435 1,304.90 77,187 1,484.30 54,248 1,049.60
65–FRA 5,473 1,276.90 3,502 1,421.20 1,971 1,020.60
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 50,756 292.90 2,824 220.40 47,932 297.20
Entitlement based on care of children 16,869 211.20 971 168.70 15,898 213.80
Under 30 2,933 144.70 86 109.10 2,847 145.80
30–34 2,625 163.70 125 135.50 2,500 165.10
35–39 3,256 197.00 190 147.10 3,066 200.10
40–44 3,237 222.60 211 170.40 3,026 226.20
45–49 2,586 257.90 185 193.20 2,401 262.90
50–54 1,421 290.80 106 194.90 1,315 298.50
55–FRA 811 329.40 68 253.50 743 336.30
Entitlement based on age 33,887 333.60 1,853 247.50 32,034 338.60
62–64 29,453 327.80 1,065 221.70 28,388 331.70
65 or older 4,434 372.10 788 282.30 3,646 391.50
Children of disabled workers
Total 490,895 293.80 254,423 295.50 236,472 291.80
Under age 18 348,649 255.70 177,670 255.10 170,979 256.40
Under 5 86,056 200.10 43,859 199.30 42,197 200.90
5–9 84,872 227.60 43,241 228.20 41,631 227.00
10–14 114,724 276.20 58,511 274.40 56,213 278.10
15–17 62,997 332.30 32,059 332.40 30,938 332.20
Students aged 18–19 119,633 401.90 63,915 405.30 55,718 398.00
Disabled aged 18 or older 22,613 307.70 12,838 308.50 9,775 306.70
Widow(er)s
Total 30,605 671.50 2,105 499.40 28,500 684.20
50–54 14,794 664.30 920 483.90 13,874 676.20
55–59 15,583 677.40 1,171 513.80 14,412 690.70
60–FRA 228 730.60 14 310.50 214 758.10
Adult children
Total 79,694 474.10 45,618 473.70 34,076 474.50
Children of—
Disabled workers 22,613 307.70 12,838 308.50 9,775 306.70
Retired workers 32,712 461.10 18,736 457.10 13,976 466.40
Deceased workers 24,369 645.80 14,044 646.90 10,325 644.40
Under 25 42,617 460.80 24,631 466.10 17,986 453.60
25–29 10,220 493.70 5,954 489.00 4,266 500.40
30–34 10,057 498.50 5,680 488.70 4,377 511.30
35–39 9,512 488.90 5,340 485.20 4,172 493.80
40–44 5,213 465.40 2,887 457.50 2,326 475.20
45–49 1,389 458.30 761 448.60 628 470.00
50–54 421 534.60 228 505.40 193 568.90
55–59 167 485.60 84 481.30 83 490.00
60–64 74 647.00 43 631.10 31 669.20
65 or older 24 610.70 10 582.20 14 631.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
Starting with 2007, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.