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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families

Table 46. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, 2010
Family composition Number
of
families
Number
of
beneficiaries
Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
family
benefit a
(dollars)
Percentage
of families
receiving
maximum
family
benefit b
Worker only
Men 437,378 437,378 1,287.80 1,260.90 10.7
Women 389,804 389,804 991.40 974.50 22.2
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 98,383 265,389 1,260.90 1,812.00 89.9
Women 79,459 212,940 971.00 1,312.50 91.4
By number of children
1 child 95,515 191,030 1,151.70 1,596.80 88.9
2 children 54,041 162,123 1,131.90 1,616.50 92.2
3 or more children 28,286 125,176 1,061.60 1,509.30 93.1
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older c 8,154 16,356 1,687.10 1,997.70 8.1
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 230 746 1,559.60 2,489.70 68.3
Spouse and 1 child 4,535 13,608 1,329.60 1,957.00 89.3
Spouse and 2 children 4,708 18,834 1,286.70 1,898.70 91.5
Spouse and 3 or more children 4,004 22,432 1,240.10 1,820.40 91.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
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Table 47. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2010
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60– FRA
Number
Worker only 827,182 59,203 24,684 33,910 58,032 101,292 177,152 222,192 150,717
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 8,384 3 2 2 14 56 268 1,323 6,716
Child in care 13,247 1,130 1,454 2,160 2,340 2,303 1,982 1,260 618
Children
1 child 95,515 8,422 6,527 10,595 16,459 18,955 18,764 11,212 4,581
2 children 54,041 5,756 7,526 11,322 11,431 8,665 5,745 2,707 889
3 or more children 28,286 3,500 6,135 7,440 5,365 3,050 1,747 801 248
Families receiving maximum benefit b 307,195 49,591 26,948 37,458 44,694 46,600 49,390 37,315 15,199
Percent
Worker only 100.0 7.2 3.0 4.1 7.0 12.2 21.4 26.9 18.2
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 c c c 0.2 0.7 3.2 15.8 80.1
Child in care 100.0 8.5 11.0 16.3 17.7 17.4 15.0 9.5 4.7
Children
1 child 100.0 8.8 6.8 11.1 17.2 19.8 19.6 11.7 4.8
2 children 100.0 10.7 13.9 21.0 21.2 16.0 10.6 5.0 1.6
3 or more children 100.0 12.4 21.7 26.3 19.0 10.8 6.2 2.8 0.9
Families receiving maximum benefit b 29.9 63.6 58.2 57.2 47.7 34.7 24.0 15.6 9.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
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. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.