Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled-Worker Families

Table 28. Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition, December 1960–2003
Year Worker only Worker, spouse, and— Worker and aged spouse a
All Men Women 1 child 2 or more children
Number (thousands)
1960 357 261 96 22 32 22
1965 714 481 232 54 109 30
1970 1,054 680 374 77 164 43
1975 1,750 1,080 671 137 250 66
1980 2,061 1,257 804 154 228 80
1981 -- -- -- -- -- --
1982 1,969 1,208 760 124 163 78
1983 1,961 1,215 746 85 143 80
1984 1,993 1,241 752 83 140 76
1985 2,039 1,267 772 84 140 76
1986 2,096 1,301 795 82 136 74
1987 2,154 1,338 816 79 132 74
1988 2,194 1,353 841 77 125 71
1989 2,262 1,390 872 75 120 67
1990 2,370 1,448 922 75 118 63
1991 2,523 1,529 994 76 119 61
1992 2,738 1,643 1,094 78 125 61
1993 2,935 1,743 1,192 78 127 59
1994 3,121 1,830 1,292 76 128 57
1995 3,305 1,909 1,396 75 124 55
1996 3,473 1,973 1,500 61 104 53
1997 3,593 2,006 1,588 57 91 53
1998 3,769 2,074 1,695 52 80 53
1999 3,924 2,131 1,793 49 72 52
2000 4,080 2,191 1,890 45 65 50
2001 4,260 2,289 1,970 68 92 57
2002 4,487 2,392 2,095 64 86 56
2003 4,769 2,525 2,244 57 82 60
Average monthly family benefit (dollars)
1960 87.90 91.90 76.90 184.70 192.20 135.50
1965 95.40 100.70 85.00 201.00 216.30 145.90
1970 128.10 136.30 113.10 264.10 273.20 199.20
1975 218.90 240.00 185.00 441.00 454.00 344.00
1980 355.40 396.20 291.70 727.00 746.10 573.00
1981 -- -- -- -- -- --
1982 424.40 474.20 344.70 847.40 858.20 690.70
1983 439.40 490.90 355.40 867.90 881.80 716.20
1984 454.00 507.60 365.70 881.50 885.50 740.40
1985 466.90 523.10 374.60 898.10 895.20 765.00
1986 470.70 527.80 377.40 896.90 888.30 773.30
1987 491.60 552.00 392.60 929.40 918.30 815.50
1988 512.20 576.10 409.50 960.20 938.40 855.40
1989 539.30 607.10 431.20 1,009.40 971.90 903.70
1990 570.40 642.80 456.80 1,062.10 1,016.00 960.80
1991 592.30 668.40 475.50 1,098.00 1,043.30 1,004.70
1992 609.50 688.70 490.70 1,122.10 1,057.40 1,045.00
1993 625.50 707.20 506.00 1,143.00 1,074.20 1,078.20
1994 646.20 731.80 525.00 1,177.60 1,100.00 1,118.60
1995 667.60 757.40 544.80 1,205.50 1,130.90 1,159.90
1996 690.60 785.30 566.00 1,245.90 1,148.50 1,200.60
1997 708.00 806.60 583.60 1,280.20 1,165.90 1,238.50
1998 720.00 820.20 597.40 1,300.40 1,189.40 1,261.90
1999 741.20 844.50 618.50 1,344.90 1,224.20 1,295.30
2000 773.60 880.70 649.40 1,394.20 1,274.30 1,355.50
2001 807.40 914.40 683.10 1,413.50 1,298.50 1,393.50
2002 827.30 935.80 703.50 1,445.10 1,331.70 1,431.50
2003 854.80 965.90 729.70 1,495.80 1,373.30 1,486.80
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record (for 1960–1984, various sampling rates; for 1985–2000, 10 percent sample); beginning with 2001, Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
-- = not available.
a. Spouse's entitlement based on age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 29. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, December 2003
Family composition Number of families Number of beneficiaries Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly family benefit (dollars) Percentage of families receiving maximum family benefit a
Worker only
Men 2,524,947 2,524,947 971.72 965.90 9.5
Women 2,243,737 2,243,737 731.08 729.70 21.2
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 578,747 1,483,202 944.46 1,345.90 83.2
Women 424,571 1,067,913 761.39 1,046.90 89.7
By number of children
1 child 615,342 1,230,687 874.45 1,225.60 85.4
2 children 273,784 821,357 865.62 1,225.90 88.0
3 or more children 114,192 499,071 830.07 1,170.80 83.9
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older b 59,632 119,521 1,211.80 1,486.80 8.3
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 1,846 5,893 1,109.02 1,761.90 68.0
Spouse and 1 child 55,529 166,667 987.57 1,488.60 91.4
Spouse and 2 children 49,202 196,874 949.21 1,409.40 90.2
Spouse and 3 or more children 32,822 181,216 905.58 1,315.50 82.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
b. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 30. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2003
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
Number
Worker only 4,768,684 149,198 135,528 209,383 378,213 607,238 862,412 1,150,988 1,275,724
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 61,478 0 5 13 73 342 1,624 8,052 51,369
Child in care 137,553 2,728 8,182 18,048 28,132 28,594 23,029 17,259 11,581
Children
1 child 615,342 21,457 35,397 69,251 123,297 135,781 108,104 74,954 47,101
2 children 273,784 10,976 28,467 57,451 71,581 52,701 28,781 15,632 8,195
3 or more children 114,192 5,009 16,971 30,564 29,345 16,920 8,262 4,630 2,491
Families receiving maximum benefit b 1,704,484 121,709 130,321 215,128 302,497 290,109 240,619 213,378 190,723
Percent
Worker only 100.0 3.1 2.8 4.4 7.9 12.7 18.1 24.1 26.8
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0 c c 0.1 0.6 2.6 13.1 83.6
Child in care 100.0 2.0 5.9 13.1 20.5 20.8 16.7 12.5 8.4
Children
1 child 100.0 3.5 5.8 11.3 20.0 22.1 17.6 12.2 7.7
2 children 100.0 4.0 10.4 21.0 26.1 19.2 10.5 5.7 3.0
3 or more children 100.0 4.4 14.9 26.8 25.7 14.8 7.2 4.1 2.2
Families receiving maximum benefit b 28.5 64.3 58.0 55.9 48.0 34.5 23.3 16.8 13.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
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: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.