Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2010

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 35. Number, selected years 1960–2010
Year Total Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of—
Workers Spouses Children
under
age 18
Students
aged
18–19
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Disabled
workers
1960 388,861 207,805 54,187 102,516 . . . . . . 12,740 9,819 1,794
1965 538,983 253,499 69,183 175,109 19,794 . . . 10,017 8,668 2,713
1970 799,616 350,384 96,304 241,627 71,145 15,609 11,348 9,425 3,774
1975 1,305,345 592,049 148,741 391,284 117,043 23,521 14,636 11,182 6,889
1980 933,597 396,559 108,500 235,079 143,935 16,054 16,650 10,626 6,194
1981 826,340 351,847 95,575 199,829 134,390 14,154 15,365 9,745 5,435
1982 672,333 297,131 77,835 153,205 103,015 12,440 14,772 9,685 4,250
1983 661,467 311,549 80,079 152,954 68,834 14,412 17,309 11,223 5,107
1984 730,135 361,998 81,834 172,721 59,990 17,165 18,330 12,556 5,541
1985 763,363 377,371 83,511 190,204 56,108 17,086 19,661 12,709 6,713
1986 809,424 416,865 82,435 198,192 52,989 18,418 20,295 13,244 6,986
1987 799,180 415,848 77,316 195,030 54,925 16,396 20,761 12,117 6,787
1988 795,690 409,490 73,790 196,655 61,725 15,328 20,544 11,512 6,646
1989 801,893 425,582 69,113 197,950 57,079 15,168 19,668 10,975 6,358
1990 868,793 467,977 69,667 218,059 58,894 15,424 20,862 11,277 6,633
1991 990,500 536,434 72,754 250,287 60,349 29,590 21,850 11,684 7,552
1992 1,167,001 636,637 78,083 306,002 66,035 33,235 23,615 13,846 9,548
1993 1,177,268 635,238 74,605 317,263 71,081 31,835 23,173 13,819 10,254
1994 1,177,236 631,870 69,549 327,067 74,364 29,903 22,119 12,590 9,774
1995 1,173,317 645,832 63,097 315,587 75,929 29,597 21,566 11,930 9,779
1996 1,139,054 624,335 57,528 311,228 76,769 28,611 20,169 11,061 9,353
1997 1,059,556 587,417 50,818 278,040 76,034 28,546 19,611 10,616 8,474
1998 1,087,352 608,131 47,550 279,764 82,567 29,399 19,932 10,914 9,095
1999 1,106,343 620,488 46,164 283,768 84,525 29,650 20,467 11,430 9,851
2000 1,051,900 610,700 38,500 263,200 74,600 27,600 21,100 9,200 7,000
2001 1,118,300 661,900 41,100 268,800 75,700 26,500 22,300 12,200 9,800
2002 1,219,670 730,383 43,301 293,131 77,927 28,339 22,798 15,284 8,507
2003 1,259,672 755,706 44,638 302,756 82,447 27,324 21,836 15,225 9,740
2004 1,311,031 775,244 45,649 313,640 96,871 27,744 22,127 16,455 13,301
2005 1,402,509 821,207 49,917 338,506 104,405 29,576 25,591 17,973 15,334
2006 1,369,044 798,675 49,521 325,861 107,786 28,682 25,679 17,467 15,373
2007 1,383,199 804,787 47,583 322,362 112,140 28,810 28,359 20,368 18,790
2008 1,506,563 877,226 50,756 348,649 119,633 30,605 32,712 24,369 22,613
2009 1,647,013 970,696 54,112 381,786 129,132 31,518 35,734 22,821 21,214
2010 1,740,729 1,026,988 53,987 408,989 135,825 33,259 35,533 21,942 24,206
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 through 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.
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Table 36. Number and average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2010
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 1,026,988 1,128.90 555,999 1,261.90 470,989 971.80
Under 25 38,649 587.30 22,666 599.90 15,983 569.40
25–29 39,398 811.30 20,931 839.40 18,467 779.40
30–34 46,342 913.20 23,048 959.90 23,294 867.00
35–39 65,455 974.40 32,616 1,045.00 32,839 904.20
40–44 93,671 1,024.50 47,546 1,122.40 46,125 923.60
45–49 134,375 1,090.20 68,836 1,212.10 65,539 962.20
50–54 205,729 1,155.80 108,655 1,302.20 97,074 991.90
55–59 239,561 1,256.20 134,811 1,417.00 104,750 1,049.20
60–64 157,881 1,329.40 93,171 1,499.20 64,710 1,085.00
65–FRA 5,927 1,266.50 3,719 1,409.10 2,208 1,026.20
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 53,987 290.00 3,582 231.90 50,405 294.10
Entitlement based on care of children 18,650 213.50 1,206 167.10 17,444 216.70
Under 30 3,141 144.30 111 102.50 3,030 145.90
30–34 3,066 166.80 188 140.30 2,878 168.60
35–39 3,616 194.40 221 144.50 3,395 197.60
40–44 3,526 228.40 246 173.60 3,280 232.60
45–49 2,816 263.80 212 187.00 2,604 270.00
50–54 1,570 291.50 140 207.00 1,430 299.70
55–FRA 915 335.90 88 233.50 827 346.80
Entitlement based on age 35,336 330.30 2,376 264.70 32,960 335.10
62–64 30,526 320.90 1,433 228.80 29,093 325.40
65 or older 4,810 390.40 943 319.40 3,867 407.70
Children of disabled workers
Total 569,020 291.00 294,623 292.50 274,397 289.40
Under age 18 408,989 254.60 208,129 254.30 200,860 254.90
Under 5 100,350 198.10 51,318 197.30 49,032 198.90
5–9 101,668 226.50 51,788 225.90 49,880 227.00
10–14 133,934 273.50 68,025 274.20 65,909 272.90
15–17 73,037 336.60 36,998 336.30 36,039 337.00
Students aged 18–19 135,825 394.30 72,290 395.90 63,535 392.40
Disabled aged 18 or older 24,206 326.50 14,204 325.40 10,002 328.00
Widow(er)s
Total 33,259 666.80 2,740 510.10 30,519 680.90
50–54 16,298 663.20 1,258 489.60 15,040 677.80
55–59 16,707 668.90 1,462 526.20 15,245 682.60
60–FRA 254 754.70 20 627.60 234 765.60
Adult children
Total 81,681 489.40 47,429 487.00 34,252 492.80
Children of—
Retired workers 35,533 484.10 20,475 481.40 15,058 487.70
Deceased workers 21,942 677.90 12,750 676.10 9,192 680.40
Disabled workers 24,206 326.50 14,204 325.40 10,002 328.00
Under 25 43,968 480.20 26,049 483.90 17,919 474.90
25–29 11,068 507.10 6,424 501.70 4,644 514.60
30–34 10,220 515.30 5,752 508.10 4,468 524.60
35–39 8,908 493.10 5,031 479.10 3,877 511.30
40–44 5,248 474.80 2,909 461.20 2,339 491.70
45–49 1,444 471.80 821 464.30 623 481.80
50–54 470 486.10 250 471.60 220 502.70
55–59 237 566.60 130 534.30 107 605.80
60–64 90 484.80 49 463.60 41 510.20
65 or older 28 422.80 14 432.60 14 413.00
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.
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