The Effects of Wage Indexing on Social Security Disability Benefits

by L. Scott Muller
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68 No. 3, 2008

Appendix A

Chart A-1.
Fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on lifetime earnings (AIME), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 8)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: AIME = average indexed monthly earnings.
Chart A-2.
Tenth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on lifetime earnings (AIME), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 8)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: AIME = average indexed monthly earnings.
Chart A-3.
Twenty-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on lifetime earnings (AIME), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 8)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: AIME = average indexed monthly earnings.
Chart A-4.
Fiftieth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on lifetime earnings (AIME), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 8)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: AIME = average indexed monthly earnings.
Chart A-5.
Seventy-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on lifetime earnings (AIME), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 8)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: AIME = average indexed monthly earnings.
Chart A-6.
Ninetieth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on lifetime earnings (AIME), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 8)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: AIME = average indexed monthly earnings.
Chart A-7.
Ninety-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on lifetime earnings (AIME), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 8)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: AIME = average indexed monthly earnings.
Chart A-8.
Fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-9.
Tenth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-10.
Twenty-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-11.
Fiftieth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-12.
Seventy-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-13.
Ninetieth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-14.
Ninety-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-15.
Hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI) for individuals under age 30, by replacement rate percentile, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-16.
Hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI) for individuals aged 30–39, by replacement rate percentile, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-17.
Hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI) for individuals aged 40–44, by replacement rate percentile, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-18.
Hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI) for individuals aged 45–49, by replacement rate percentile, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-19.
Hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI) for individuals aged 50–54, by replacement rate percentile, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-20.
Hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI) for individuals aged 55–59, by replacement rate percentile, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-21.
Hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last year of nonzero earnings (indexed to CPI) for individuals aged 60–61, by replacement rate percentile, 1979–2004 (see Chart 9)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-22.
Fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last 3 years' average earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 10)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-23.
Tenth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last 3 years' average earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 10)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-24.
Twenty-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last 3 years' average earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 10)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-25.
Fiftieth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last 3 years' average earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 10)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-26.
Seventy-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last 3 years' average earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 10)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-27.
Ninetieth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last 3 years' average earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 10)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.
Chart A-28.
Ninety-fifth percentile hypothetical replacement rates for disability-insured workers based on last 3 years' average earnings (indexed to CPI), by age group, 1979–2004 (see Chart 10)
Line chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Continuous Work History Sample data.
NOTE: CPI = Consumer Price Index.