Profile of Social Security Disabled Workers and Dependents Who Have a Connection to Workers' Compensation or Public Disability Benefits

by Rene Parent, Incigul Sayman, and Kevin Kulzer
Research and Statistics Note No. 2012-03 (released September 2012)
Table equivalent for Chart 2. Distribution of disabled workers and their dependents nationwide who have filed for WC and/or PDBs, December 2008 (in thousands)
Number of beneficiaries WC PDBs
Workers 510.8 80.8
Spouses 19.3 2.2
Children 146.9 16.1
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Workers' Compensation and Public Disability Benefit file (100 percent data) and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file (100 percent data).
Table equivalent for Chart 3. Distribution of disabled workers and their dependents in California who have filed for WC and/or PDBs, December 2008 (in thousands)
Number of beneficiaries WC PDBs
Workers 56.4 45.3
Spouses 1.8 1.1
Children 14.8 8.5
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Workers' Compensation and Public Disability Benefit file (100 percent data) and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file (100 percent data).
Table equivalent for Chart 4. Distribution of disabled workers in each state (or area of residence) who have filed for WC and/or PDBs, December 2008
State or area Percent
Puerto Rico 20
California 16
New York 14
Montana 10
West Virginia 9
Michigan 9
Colorado 9
Kentucky 9
Maine 9
Rhode Island 8
Hawaii 8
New Jersey 8
Pennsylvania 8
New Hampshire 8
Massachusetts 7
Georgia 7
Florida 7
Nevada 7
Louisiana 7
Washington 6
Delaware 6
Connecticut 6
South Carolina 6
North Dakota 6
Oklahoma 6
Arizona 6
New Mexico 6
Idaho 6
Missouri 6
Oregon 5
North Carolina 5
Alabama 5
Wisconsin 5
Illinois 5
Ohio 5
Virginia 5
Minnesota 5
Tennessee 5
South Dakota 5
Nebraska 5
Wyoming 5
Alaska 5
Mississippi 5
Iowa 5
Arkansas 4
Vermont 4
Kansas 4
Maryland 4
Utah 4
Texas 3
District of Columbia 3
Indiana 2
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Workers' Compensation and Public Disability Benefit file (100 percent data) and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file (100 percent data).