Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2011

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 35. Number, selected years 1960–2011
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
2011 1,695,780 998,979 53,276 392,900 135,547 33,183 35,610 21,575 24,710
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, 2011
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 998,979 1,188.80 540,107 1,325.26 458,872 1,028.17
Under 25 30,317 610.64 17,567 622.22 12,750 594.68
25–29 35,232 853.44 18,677 880.94 16,555 822.42
30–34 43,209 958.67 21,692 1,001.02 21,517 915.97
35–39 58,973 1,024.38 29,308 1,099.49 29,665 950.18
40–44 83,976 1,077.58 42,724 1,178.48 41,252 973.07
45–49 122,637 1,137.85 62,697 1,260.14 59,940 1,009.93
50–54 202,767 1,204.82 106,883 1,352.97 95,884 1,039.67
55–59 249,525 1,304.27 139,373 1,464.22 110,152 1,101.89
60–64 165,716 1,379.59 97,119 1,549.44 68,597 1,139.12
65–FRA 6,627 1,323.44 4,067 1,461.45 2,560 1,104.20
  Spouses of disabled workers
Total 53,276 306.48 3,753 246.42 49,523 311.03
Entitlement based on care of children 16,745 223.16 991 167.19 15,754 226.69
Under 30 2,671 152.44 105 110.95 2,566 154.14
30–34 2,760 170.43 119 132.53 2,641 172.14
35–39 3,257 203.65 190 148.04 3,067 207.10
40–44 3,133 235.35 209 160.89 2,924 240.67
45–49 2,548 278.64 175 192.60 2,373 284.98
50–54 1,469 302.50 115 214.89 1,354 309.94
55–FRA 907 335.56 78 232.00 829 345.30
Entitlement based on age 36,531 344.67 2,762 274.85 33,769 350.38
62–64 31,111 332.07 1,604 225.22 29,507 337.87
65 or older 5,420 417.00 1,158 343.59 4,262 436.94
  Children of disabled workers
Total 553,157 306.48 286,522 308.64 266,635 304.16
Under age 18 392,900 268.70 199,973 269.14 192,927 268.24
Under 5 96,519 207.74 49,395 208.76 47,124 206.67
5–9 96,804 236.20 49,318 236.29 47,486 236.11
10–14 129,523 290.26 65,832 290.65 63,691 289.86
15–17 70,054 357.72 35,428 359.09 34,626 356.33
Students aged 18–19 135,547 409.37 72,039 411.83 63,508 406.57
Disabled aged 18 or older 24,710 342.79 14,510 340.62 10,200 345.88
  Widow(er)s
Total 33,183 681.54 2,878 514.39 30,305 697.41
50–54 15,914 671.42 1,315 495.96 14,599 687.23
55–59 17,045 690.15 1,546 526.72 15,499 706.45
60–FRA 224 744.93 17 817.30 207 738.98
  Adult children
Total 81,895 505.71 47,378 502.50 34,517 510.12
Children of—  
Retired workers 35,610 497.89 20,416 494.68 15,194 502.21
Deceased workers 21,575 705.22 12,452 703.98 9,123 706.91
Disabled workers 24,710 342.79 14,510 340.62 10,200 345.88
Under 25 44,462 495.04 26,231 495.44 18,231 494.46
25–29 11,180 528.98 6,473 528.16 4,707 530.11
30–34 10,270 528.38 5,874 521.94 4,396 536.98
35–39 8,597 510.45 4,734 497.14 3,863 526.75
40–44 5,184 492.61 2,877 477.95 2,307 510.88
45–49 1,419 496.64 779 492.83 640 501.27
50–54 478 540.76 259 532.10 219 550.99
55–59 190 539.32 91 514.80 99 561.86
60–64 82 517.43 45 484.96 37 556.92
65 or older 33 437.75 15 543.56 18 349.56
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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