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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Workers

Table 35. Percentage distribution, by sex and age, 1960–2003
Year Number Percentage distribution Average age
Total, all ages Under 30 30–34 35–39 a 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–61 62–FRA
All disabled workers b
2000 610,700 100.0 6.4 4.9 8.4 11.5 13.1 18.1 21.3 8.7 7.8 48.9
2001 661,900 100.0 7.8 5.3 8.0 10.8 12.9 18.0 21.6 8.5 7.1 48.6
2002 730,383 100.0 7.6 5.0 7.5 10.8 13.3 18.0 22.1 8.6 7.1 48.7
2003 755,706 100.0 6.9 5.0 7.2 10.6 13.4 18.1 22.5 9.0 7.3 49.0
Men
1960 168,466 100.0 0.8 a 7.0 6.5 10.5 16.7 20.0 11.8 26.7 54.5
1965 186,808 100.0 1.8 a 8.2 7.9 11.1 17.1 25.7 14.0 14.0 53.0
1970 258,072 100.0 6.7 a 7.6 6.5 10.1 14.7 23.5 12.3 18.7 52.1
1975 408,531 100.0 7.7 a 8.6 6.2 9.5 15.7 23.1 12.1 17.1 51.5
1980 275,185 100.0 8.3 a 9.7 6.0 8.4 14.7 24.6 12.3 16.0 51.2
1981 244,984 100.0 8.6 a 10.2 6.2 8.4 14.5 24.3 13.0 14.8 50.8
1982 207,453 100.0 8.4 a 10.4 6.3 8.4 14.1 24.6 12.9 14.8 50.9
1983 217,422 100.0 9.5 a 11.7 6.6 8.4 13.6 23.4 12.2 14.6 50.2
1984 247,833 100.0 9.2 a 12.8 7.1 8.7 13.4 22.6 12.2 14.0 50.0
1985 274,400 100.0 8.7 a 13.3 7.0 9.9 14.6 23.1 12.4 10.9 50.1
1986 273,700 100.0 10.7 a 15.3 8.1 9.4 14.3 21.3 11.1 9.8 48.7
1987 265,900 100.0 9.4 a 16.0 8.6 9.3 13.9 20.8 10.9 11.2 49.0
1988 265,700 100.0 8.4 a 16.0 9.7 9.0 14.6 21.3 10.5 10.4 49.2
1989 268,600 100.0 8.7 a 16.0 9.5 10.2 14.2 20.6 9.7 11.1 49.0
1990 293,300 100.0 10.9 a 16.9 9.4 9.5 13.5 20.5 10.3 8.9 48.1
1991 322,700 100.0 9.5 a 17.7 10.6 11.0 14.1 18.4 9.4 9.3 47.9
1992 395,600 100.0 9.5 a 18.5 10.8 11.0 13.0 18.6 9.8 8.9 47.8
1993 391,800 100.0 9.2 a 18.9 10.1 11.7 14.7 18.8 8.6 8.0 47.7
1994 379,300 100.0 6.8 a 18.4 10.8 12.7 15.4 19.3 9.0 7.7 48.4
1995 368,400 100.0 7.2 a 16.3 10.7 11.5 15.7 20.4 8.9 9.3 48.9
1996 347,100 100.0 6.9 7.2 9.0 10.8 13.2 16.2 19.9 9.3 7.6 48.3
1997 311,100 100.0 6.3 5.6 8.9 10.8 13.5 16.1 21.6 8.8 8.3 48.8
1998 331,400 100.0 6.3 6.2 8.1 11.1 12.4 18.3 21.6 8.1 8.0 48.8
1999 338,900 100.0 6.2 5.2 7.6 11.4 12.4 18.2 21.7 8.8 8.3 49.1
2000 328,700 100.0 6.8 4.6 8.3 10.7 12.7 17.6 21.1 9.1 9.1 49.1
2001 360,000 100.0 7.5 4.8 7.9 10.0 12.2 17.5 22.7 9.2 8.1 49.1
2002 394,741 100.0 7.9 4.7 7.1 10.2 12.6 17.6 22.9 9.3 7.8 49.0
2003 408,516 100.0 7.0 4.7 6.8 10.0 12.7 17.8 23.2 9.7 8.0 49.4
Women
1960 39,339 100.0 0.7 a 8.1 8.0 13.3 21.9 24.6 12.4 10.9 52.5
1965 66,691 100.0 1.1 a 6.5 7.4 11.7 19.3 28.3 14.1 11.5 53.2
1970 92,312 100.0 4.2 a 6.3 6.1 11.0 17.5 27.2 13.0 14.6 52.8
1975 183,518 100.0 6.1 a 7.3 6.1 10.1 17.7 25.5 12.2 15.0 52.1
1980 121,374 100.0 7.4 a 9.7 6.4 9.3 16.3 25.5 11.7 13.7 51.1
1981 106,863 100.0 7.8 a 10.2 6.5 9.5 16.4 25.1 12.0 12.5 50.8
1982 89,678 100.0 8.0 a 10.9 6.8 9.5 15.6 24.9 11.7 12.5 50.5
1983 94,127 100.0 9.0 a 12.2 7.4 9.5 14.8 23.5 10.9 12.7 49.8
1984 114,165 100.0 8.3 a 13.2 7.9 9.7 14.9 22.8 10.9 12.9 49.7
1985 134,500 100.0 8.6 a 12.9 8.0 10.6 15.8 23.3 10.1 10.6 49.7
1986 135,700 100.0 9.0 a 15.5 10.4 10.5 14.8 21.3 9.6 8.8 48.8
1987 143,700 100.0 7.5 a 15.2 8.1 11.2 15.8 23.4 9.6 9.1 49.5
1988 147,000 100.0 8.5 a 14.0 8.8 10.9 16.1 23.5 10.5 7.7 49.3
1989 146,900 100.0 7.8 a 14.8 10.4 11.9 13.8 21.2 10.8 9.2 49.1
1990 168,500 100.0 8.5 a 16.3 9.8 13.1 14.2 22.3 8.9 6.9 48.4
1991 190,400 100.0 8.5 a 16.8 10.1 12.2 16.2 19.5 8.9 7.8 48.4
1992 241,300 100.0 8.6 a 17.7 12.0 12.4 15.6 17.6 8.4 7.7 47.7
1993 237,900 100.0 7.5 a 17.5 11.2 13.1 16.5 19.7 6.8 7.6 48.1
1994 234,000 100.0 7.4 a 16.9 11.1 12.9 17.0 20.8 7.3 6.6 48.2
1995 263,200 100.0 6.4 a 16.7 11.4 13.8 17.2 20.5 7.6 6.4 48.5
1996 256,900 100.0 5.3 6.2 8.9 11.3 14.0 19.0 21.2 8.3 5.9 48.7
1997 250,200 100.0 6.2 6.0 10.3 12.2 14.1 19.0 19.0 6.8 6.4 47.9
1998 271,900 100.0 5.4 5.9 9.0 12.2 14.5 19.1 20.4 7.6 5.9 48.5
1999 266,900 100.0 5.7 5.9 8.7 12.5 15.4 18.1 20.6 6.6 6.5 48.7
2000 282,000 100.0 5.8 5.2 8.6 12.3 13.5 18.7 21.6 8.1 6.3 48.7
2001 301,900 100.0 8.0 5.9 8.2 11.8 13.8 18.5 20.2 7.7 6.0 48.0
2002 335,642 100.0 7.3 5.3 8.0 11.4 14.2 18.5 21.2 7.7 6.3 48.3
2003 347,190 100.0 6.8 5.4 7.7 11.3 14.2 18.5 21.7 8.1 6.5 48.6
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; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data; data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Age in year of award for 1960–1984; age in month of award after 1984.
Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Ages 30–34 were grouped with ages 35–39 before 1996.
b. Combined data for men and women are not available before 2000.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 36. Distribution, by diagnostic group, 1960–2003
Year Total Congenital anomalies Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases Infectious and parasitic diseases a Injuries Mental disorders b Neoplasms Diseases of the— Other Unknown c
Total Retardation Other Blood and blood-forming organs Circulatory system Digestive system Genitourinary system Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue Nervous system and sense organs Respiratory system Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Number
1960 207,805 865 5,406 10,903 -- 17,287 -- -- 17,739 442 55,855 3,575 1,077 17,124 32,105 16,489 463 89 28,386
1961 279,758 1,637 7,070 15,153 -- 26,864 -- -- 23,103 566 71,860 4,300 1,608 23,241 44,709 20,030 794 125 38,698
1962 286,434 2,026 9,383 15,271 -- 37,315 -- -- 27,632 739 82,015 5,922 2,040 33,751 45,261 23,408 1,177 494 --
1963 224,229 1,646 7,563 10,859 6,496 24,526 -- -- 25,042 597 66,468 4,437 1,725 21,744 32,712 19,107 719 588 --
1967 310,947 -- 10,743 10,945 19,815 35,344 -- -- 33,358 -- 81,507 7,627 -- 41,090 38,278 24,646 -- 7,594 --
1968 330,783 2,670 11,359 10,360 25,319 41,894 -- -- 36,560 -- 80,906 7,806 2,926 43,677 41,758 22,635 -- 2,913 --
1969 344,741 3,004 12,169 9,828 28,473 43,225 -- -- 35,740 -- 105,760 8,719 2,717 47,357 21,967 23,265 -- 2,517 --
1970 350,384 3,597 13,141 8,760 28,231 38,406 -- -- 36,095 -- 108,906 9,051 2,912 52,086 22,575 24,254 -- 2,370 --
1971 415,897 4,365 15,823 8,524 31,810 42,687 -- -- 39,629 1,043 131,854 11,629 3,501 66,558 26,442 30,103 1,667 262 --
1972 455,438 4,033 17,352 8,627 31,728 45,253 -- -- 43,667 1,155 146,684 13,369 4,304 75,923 28,216 33,038 1,756 293 40
1973 491,776 5,276 18,131 7,957 30,418 47,014 -- -- 50,644 1,347 158,202 14,614 4,810 85,431 31,139 34,656 1,854 283 --
1975 592,049 6,576 23,176 7,579 32,341 67,213 -- -- 59,852 1,491 177,311 17,474 5,719 110,637 39,960 39,485 2,306 929 --
1976 551,460 5,817 20,966 6,049 29,848 63,667 -- -- 57,656 2,039 165,182 15,194 4,907 105,907 36,156 35,210 2,532 330 --
1977 568,874 6,681 21,725 5,807 31,942 70,825 -- -- 59,833 1,516 167,801 15,342 5,271 107,840 36,751 35,002 1,766 772 --
1978 464,415 5,850 16,855 4,512 27,490 54,329 -- -- 54,878 1,236 134,634 12,407 4,719 86,921 29,314 28,005 2,017 1,248 --
1981 351,847 3,118 14,768 2,596 20,868 36,318 -- -- 56,410 942 85,994 7,363 6,230 58,639 28,516 21,520 1,345 616 6,604
1982 298,531 2,432 13,187 2,312 16,617 31,531 -- -- 50,999 808 74,242 6,067 3,165 48,985 26,886 19,766 998 536 --
1983 311,490 2,827 14,904 6,730 15,646 50,633 -- -- 52,379 958 68,352 5,272 6,489 41,782 26,203 17,978 848 d d
1984 357,140 2,439 14,418 3,185 16,189 64,078 -- -- 59,104 904 70,891 5,895 3,441 45,826 28,201 18,891 983 776 21,919
1985 377,371 2,480 16,976 2,985 16,558 68,610 -- -- 55,120 890 72,764 5,626 3,348 49,214 28,733 20,213 1,110 992 31,752
1986 416,865 1,953 21,260 2,736 3,629 123,983 -- -- 53,176 1,186 73,226 6,262 3,099 54,560 30,328 23,449 1,075 -- 16,943
1987 415,848 787 21,114 4,676 20,889 81,241 -- -- 55,339 1,205 76,758 6,122 5,801 63,807 35,206 22,978 1,173 -- 18,752
1988 409,490 550 14,513 2,802 21,022 85,756 -- -- 53,944 1,419 72,224 6,388 7,131 68,623 34,443 23,073 785 16,817 --
1989 425,582 534 14,279 3,773 21,531 88,500 -- -- 60,352 1,524 70,235 6,803 9,010 71,419 34,756 21,400 828 20,638 --
1990 467,977 511 16,255 22,023 22,315 105,173 -- -- 65,939 1,734 73,585 7,431 10,294 74,501 37,737 22,158 866 7,455 --
1991 536,434 575 19,931 28,245 24,129 126,184 -- -- 69,244 1,904 78,339 8,648 10,874 92,469 41,551 23,798 1,021 9,522 --
1992 636,637 619 29,904 39,253 25,042 164,093 -- -- 77,175 2,277 89,818 9,872 12,763 96,895 46,952 27,264 1,070 13,640 --
1993 635,238 543 30,862 37,450 23,206 166,045 -- -- 80,266 2,075 88,623 10,026 13,390 94,255 45,742 27,494 1,118 14,143 --
1994 631,870 602 31,532 36,087 22,560 156,703 -- -- 89,231 2,066 86,645 10,520 15,531 84,705 47,820 30,958 1,116 15,794 --
1995 645,645 722 33,370 27,993 27,566 147,900 16,681 131,219 64,401 2,006 83,065 11,167 11,956 141,306 46,477 28,831 1,643 14,746 2,496
1996 624,254 777 33,832 23,324 27,616 132,022 14,062 117,960 63,321 1,836 81,209 11,530 12,206 142,776 45,960 27,983 1,588 18,274 2,590
1997 587,700 654 33,807 15,327 25,930 122,901 12,888 110,013 62,279 1,815 76,531 11,310 12,151 135,430 45,496 26,483 1,473 14,436 1,677
1998 608,382 676 36,373 12,680 25,926 131,502 14,506 116,996 63,973 1,801 76,698 12,413 13,118 141,847 47,517 27,148 1,466 13,744 1,500
1999 620,559 645 36,975 11,743 25,925 138,980 16,608 122,372 65,681 1,911 74,755 13,389 13,842 146,754 49,869 26,981 1,416 10,252 1,441
2000 610,700 700 17,100 10,700 28,700 143,200 17,600 125,600 63,600 1,500 75,400 12,700 14,900 153,600 50,100 26,200 1,700 9,300 1,300
2001 661,900 d 19,500 11,200 25,400 168,600 22,500 146,100 62,000 2,200 82,500 15,600 16,300 162,100 54,600 28,300 d 10,000 1,800
2002 730,383 1,113 21,830 10,966 28,169 185,313 22,352 162,961 70,369 2,491 85,252 15,976 16,412 186,923 62,519 30,591 1,609 1,866 8,984
2003 755,706 1,152 23,407 10,879 28,612 191,679 19,338 172,341 70,942 2,408 85,896 17,084 16,968 199,014 64,369 32,007 1,622 1,871 7,796
Percent
1960 100.0 0.4 2.6 5.2 -- 8.3 -- -- 8.5 0.2 26.9 1.7 0.5 8.2 15.4 7.9 0.2 e 13.7
1961 100.0 0.6 2.5 5.4 -- 9.6 -- -- 8.3 0.2 25.7 1.5 0.6 8.3 16.0 7.2 0.3 e 13.8
1962 100.0 0.7 3.3 5.3 -- 13.0 -- -- 9.6 0.3 28.6 2.1 0.7 11.8 15.8 8.2 0.4 0.2 --
1963 100.0 0.7 3.4 4.8 2.9 10.9 -- -- 11.2 0.3 29.6 2.0 0.8 9.7 14.6 8.5 0.3 0.3 --
1967 100.0 -- 3.5 3.5 6.4 11.4 -- -- 10.7 -- 26.2 2.5 -- 13.2 12.3 7.9 -- 2.4 --
1968 100.0 0.8 3.4 3.1 7.7 12.7 -- -- 11.1 -- 24.5 2.4 0.9 13.2 12.6 6.8 -- 0.9 --
1969 100.0 0.9 3.5 2.9 8.3 12.5 -- -- 10.4 -- 30.7 2.5 0.8 13.7 6.4 6.7 -- 0.7 --
1970 100.0 1.0 3.8 2.5 8.1 11.0 -- -- 10.3 -- 31.1 2.6 0.8 14.9 6.4 6.9 -- 0.7 --
1971 100.0 1.0 3.8 2.0 7.6 10.3 -- -- 9.5 0.3 31.7 2.8 0.8 16.0 6.4 7.2 0.4 0.1 --
1972 100.0 0.9 3.8 1.9 7.0 9.9 -- -- 9.6 0.3 32.2 2.9 0.9 16.7 6.2 7.3 0.4 0.1 e
1973 100.0 1.1 3.7 1.6 6.2 9.6 -- -- 10.3 0.3 32.2 3.0 1.0 17.4 6.3 7.0 0.4 0.1 --
1975 100.0 1.1 3.9 1.3 5.5 11.4 -- -- 10.1 0.3 29.9 3.0 1.0 18.7 6.7 6.7 0.4 0.2 --
1976 100.0 1.1 3.8 1.1 5.4 11.5 -- -- 10.5 0.4 30.0 2.8 0.9 19.2 6.6 6.4 0.5 0.1 --
1977 100.0 1.2 3.8 1.0 5.6 12.5 -- -- 10.5 0.3 29.5 2.7 0.9 19.0 6.5 6.2 0.3 0.1 --
1978 100.0 1.3 3.6 1.0 5.9 11.7 -- -- 11.8 0.3 29.0 2.7 1.0 18.7 6.3 6.0 0.4 0.3 --
1981 100.0 0.9 4.2 0.7 5.9 10.3 -- -- 16.0 0.3 24.4 2.1 1.8 16.7 8.1 6.1 0.4 0.2 1.9
1982 100.0 0.8 4.4 0.8 5.6 10.6 -- -- 17.1 0.3 24.9 2.0 1.1 16.4 9.0 6.6 0.3 0.2 --
1983 100.0 0.9 4.8 2.2 5.0 16.3 -- -- 16.8 0.3 21.9 1.7 2.1 13.4 8.4 5.8 0.3 d d
1984 100.0 0.7 4.0 0.9 4.5 17.9 -- -- 16.5 0.3 19.8 1.7 1.0 12.8 7.9 5.3 0.3 0.2 6.1
1985 100.0 0.7 4.5 0.8 4.4 18.2 -- -- 14.6 0.2 19.3 1.5 0.9 13.0 7.6 5.4 0.3 0.3 8.4
1986 100.0 0.5 5.1 0.7 0.9 29.7 -- -- 12.8 0.3 17.6 1.5 0.7 13.1 7.3 5.6 0.3 -- 4.1
1987 100.0 0.2 5.1 1.1 5.0 19.5 -- -- 13.3 0.3 18.5 1.5 1.4 15.3 8.5 5.5 0.3 -- 4.5
1988 100.0 0.1 3.5 0.7 5.1 20.9 -- -- 13.2 0.3 17.6 1.6 1.7 16.8 8.4 5.6 0.2 4.1 --
1989 100.0 0.1 3.4 0.9 5.1 20.8 -- -- 14.2 0.4 16.5 1.6 2.1 16.8 8.2 5.0 0.2 4.8 --
1990 100.0 0.1 3.5 4.7 4.8 22.5 -- -- 14.1 0.4 15.7 1.6 2.2 15.9 8.1 4.7 0.2 1.6 --
1991 100.0 0.1 3.7 5.3 4.5 23.5 -- -- 12.9 0.4 14.6 1.6 2.0 17.2 7.7 4.4 0.2 1.8 --
1992 100.0 0.1 4.7 6.2 3.9 25.8 -- -- 12.1 0.4 14.1 1.6 2.0 15.2 7.4 4.3 0.2 2.1 --
1993 100.0 0.1 4.9 5.9 3.7 26.1 -- -- 12.6 0.3 14.0 1.6 2.1 14.8 7.2 4.3 0.2 2.2 --
1994 100.0 0.1 5.0 5.7 3.6 24.8 -- -- 14.1 0.3 13.7 1.7 2.5 13.4 7.6 4.9 0.2 2.5 --
1995 100.0 0.1 5.2 4.3 4.3 22.9 2.6 20.3 10.0 0.3 12.9 1.7 1.9 21.9 7.2 4.5 0.3 2.3 0.4
1996 100.0 0.1 5.4 3.7 4.4 21.1 2.3 18.9 10.1 0.3 13.0 1.8 2.0 22.9 7.4 4.5 0.3 2.9 0.4
1997 100.0 0.1 5.8 2.6 4.4 20.9 2.2 18.7 10.6 0.3 13.0 1.9 2.1 23.0 7.7 4.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
1998 100.0 0.1 6.0 2.1 4.3 21.6 2.4 19.2 10.5 0.3 12.6 2.0 2.2 23.3 7.8 4.5 0.2 2.3 0.2
1999 100.0 0.1 6.0 1.9 4.2 22.4 2.7 19.7 10.6 0.3 12.0 2.2 2.2 23.6 8.0 4.3 0.2 1.7 0.2
2000 100.0 0.1 2.8 1.8 4.7 23.4 2.9 20.6 10.4 0.2 12.3 2.1 2.4 25.2 8.2 4.3 0.3 1.5 0.2
2001 100.0 d 2.9 1.7 3.8 25.5 3.4 22.1 9.4 0.3 12.5 2.4 2.5 24.5 8.2 4.3 d 1.5 0.3
2002 100.0 0.2 3.0 1.5 3.9 25.4 3.1 22.3 9.6 0.3 11.7 2.2 2.2 25.6 8.6 4.2 0.2 0.3 1.2
2003 100.0 0.2 3.1 1.4 3.8 25.4 2.6 22.8 9.4 0.3 11.4 2.3 2.2 26.3 8.5 4.2 0.2 0.2 1.0
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; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data; data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Data for 1964–1966 are not available. Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the initial disability determination level.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
-- = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to Unknown.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
e. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 37. Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003
Year Total Congenital anomalies Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases Infectious and parasitic diseases a Injuries Mental disorders b Neoplasms Diseases of the— Other Unknown c
Total Retardation Other Blood and blood-forming organs Circulatory system Digestive system Genitourinary system Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue Nervous system and sense organs Respiratory system Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Number
1975 183,493 3,712 6,511 3,357 17,945 42,119 -- -- 15,588 748 30,293 5,856 2,534 30,635 17,326 5,459 954 456 --
1981 123,090 1,945 5,188 1,209 13,327 24,633 -- -- 15,017 516 15,278 3,000 3,314 21,076 14,478 3,189 687 d d
1982 109,279 1,579 4,739 1,096 11,088 21,654 -- -- 14,581 416 14,309 2,761 1,740 17,889 13,882 2,757 538 250 --
1983 120,606 1,429 5,630 3,759 10,036 35,331 -- -- 14,827 457 13,589 2,292 2,540 14,158 13,456 2,434 486 d d
1984 140,792 1,375 5,750 1,528 9,535 43,680 -- -- 16,173 537 13,508 2,304 1,711 14,295 14,041 2,463 475 270 13,147
1985 158,152 1,438 7,534 1,510 10,357 49,313 -- -- 16,857 472 13,650 2,756 1,791 15,060 14,724 2,771 485 -- 19,434
1986 188,355 1,202 10,816 1,534 1,882 89,821 -- -- 16,318 688 13,946 3,020 1,684 17,148 16,295 3,043 537 -- 10,421
1987 184,481 498 12,405 3,262 13,064 58,970 -- -- 17,595 739 16,518 2,764 3,005 20,519 19,057 3,535 659 -- 11,891
1988 183,017 326 5,848 1,383 12,590 63,282 -- -- 16,859 867 15,535 3,158 4,257 23,285 18,364 3,771 457 13,035 --
1989 189,708 311 6,088 2,497 12,761 64,093 -- -- 19,298 946 14,224 3,311 5,364 22,628 18,896 3,464 404 15,424 --
1990 215,381 317 7,190 19,290 12,929 77,901 -- -- 21,597 1,094 15,157 3,693 6,171 22,068 20,627 3,538 428 3,381 --
1991 255,448 384 8,949 24,838 13,892 94,345 -- -- 23,162 1,218 16,559 4,403 6,437 29,444 22,795 4,073 524 4,425 --
1992 313,175 404 15,349 34,766 13,691 125,609 -- -- 26,485 1,478 18,775 5,182 7,595 26,347 26,120 4,599 573 6,202 --
1993 312,619 350 15,550 33,072 12,690 126,586 -- -- 27,841 1,342 19,040 5,328 7,812 26,920 24,901 4,664 593 5,930 --
1994 292,987 384 15,107 31,210 11,563 116,812 -- -- 30,791 1,278 16,949 5,537 8,840 17,918 25,350 4,929 572 5,747 --
1995 308,624 472 14,963 23,736 15,325 108,516 13,731 94,785 22,367 1,250 17,490 6,036 6,705 51,664 24,814 5,705 899 6,859 1,823
1996 294,077 513 15,013 19,633 15,674 95,089 11,661 83,428 21,940 1,118 17,608 6,308 6,872 54,008 24,412 5,747 945 9,197 --
1997 265,019 435 14,667 12,361 14,401 85,486 10,679 74,807 21,245 1,053 16,333 6,029 6,724 48,741 23,479 5,286 826 6,565 1,388
1998 273,282 462 15,768 9,817 14,321 90,072 11,880 78,192 22,093 1,072 16,607 6,683 7,066 50,426 24,297 5,517 851 7,000 1,230
1999 259,680 370 15,426 8,667 13,399 86,642 9,341 77,301 21,960 1,031 15,065 7,022 7,172 49,302 23,386 4,783 783 4,383 289
2000 269,800 d 6,000 6,900 16,200 98,300 14,400 83,900 21,100 d 15,900 6,900 8,500 51,900 25,000 5,400 d 4,700 --
2001 296,800 d 7,300 8,900 12,900 118,700 20,200 98,500 20,600 d 16,900 7,600 9,900 50,400 29,900 5,200 d 4,600 1,000
2002 322,539 796 7,875 7,677 13,952 128,791 19,544 109,247 23,725 1,481 18,348 7,999 8,649 58,796 31,571 6,221 877 945 4,836
2003 325,723 857 7,944 7,559 13,716 130,964 16,605 114,359 23,381 1,405 18,479 8,178 8,738 60,594 31,514 6,663 848 920 3,963
Percent
1975 100.0 2.0 3.5 1.8 9.8 23.0 -- -- 8.5 0.4 16.5 3.2 1.4 16.7 9.4 3.0 0.5 0.2 --
1981 100.0 1.6 4.2 1.0 10.8 20.0 -- -- 12.2 0.4 12.4 2.4 2.7 17.1 11.8 2.6 0.6 d d
1982 100.0 1.4 4.3 1.0 10.1 19.8 -- -- 13.3 0.4 13.1 2.5 1.6 16.4 12.7 2.5 0.5 0.2 --
1983 100.0 1.2 4.7 3.1 8.3 29.3 -- -- 12.3 0.4 11.3 1.9 2.1 11.7 11.2 2.0 0.4 d d
1984 100.0 1.0 4.1 1.1 6.8 31.0 -- -- 11.5 0.4 9.6 1.6 1.2 10.2 10.0 1.7 0.3 0.2 9.3
1985 100.0 0.9 4.8 1.0 6.5 31.2 -- -- 10.7 0.3 8.6 1.7 1.1 9.5 9.3 1.8 0.3 -- 12.3
1986 100.0 0.6 5.7 0.8 1.0 47.7 -- -- 8.7 0.4 7.4 1.6 0.9 9.1 8.7 1.6 0.3 -- 5.5
1987 100.0 0.3 6.7 1.8 7.1 32.0 -- -- 9.5 0.4 9.0 1.5 1.6 11.1 10.3 1.9 0.4 -- 6.4
1988 100.0 0.2 3.2 0.8 6.9 34.6 -- -- 9.2 0.5 8.5 1.7 2.3 12.7 10.0 2.1 0.2 7.1 --
1989 100.0 0.2 3.2 1.3 6.7 33.8 -- -- 10.2 0.5 7.5 1.7 2.8 11.9 10.0 1.8 0.2 8.1 --
1990 100.0 0.1 3.3 9.0 6.0 36.2 -- -- 10.0 0.5 7.0 1.7 2.9 10.2 9.6 1.6 0.2 1.6 --
1991 100.0 0.2 3.5 9.7 5.4 36.9 -- -- 9.1 0.5 6.5 1.7 2.5 11.5 8.9 1.6 0.2 1.7 --
1992 100.0 0.1 4.9 11.1 4.4 40.1 -- -- 8.5 0.5 6.0 1.7 2.4 8.4 8.3 1.5 0.2 2.0 --
1993 100.0 0.1 5.0 10.6 4.1 40.5 -- -- 8.9 0.4 6.1 1.7 2.5 8.6 8.0 1.5 0.2 1.9 --
1994 100.0 0.1 5.2 10.7 3.9 39.9 -- -- 10.5 0.4 5.8 1.9 3.0 6.1 8.7 1.7 0.2 2.0 --
1995 100.0 0.2 4.8 7.7 5.0 35.2 4.4 30.7 7.2 0.4 5.7 2.0 2.2 16.7 8.0 1.8 0.3 2.2 0.6
1996 100.0 0.2 5.1 6.7 5.3 32.3 4.0 28.4 7.5 0.4 6.0 2.1 2.3 18.4 8.3 2.0 0.3 3.1 --
1997 100.0 0.2 5.5 4.7 5.4 32.3 4.0 28.2 8.0 0.4 6.2 2.3 2.5 18.4 8.9 2.0 0.3 2.5 0.5
1998 100.0 0.2 5.8 3.6 5.2 33.0 4.3 28.6 8.1 0.4 6.1 2.4 2.6 18.5 8.9 2.0 0.3 2.6 0.5
1999 100.0 0.1 5.9 3.3 5.2 33.4 3.6 29.8 8.5 0.4 5.8 2.7 2.8 19.0 9.0 1.8 0.3 1.7 0.1
2000 100.0 d 2.2 2.6 6.0 36.5 5.4 31.2 7.8 d 5.9 2.6 3.2 19.3 9.3 2.0 d 1.7 --
2001 100.0 d 2.5 3.0 4.3 40.0 6.8 33.2 6.9 d 5.7 2.6 3.3 17.0 10.1 1.8 d 1.6 0.3
2002 100.0 0.2 2.4 2.4 4.3 39.9 6.1 33.9 7.4 0.5 5.7 2.5 2.7 18.2 9.8 1.9 0.3 0.3 1.5
2003 100.0 0.3 2.4 2.3 4.2 40.2 5.1 35.1 7.2 0.4 5.7 2.5 2.7 18.6 9.7 2.0 0.3 0.3 1.2
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; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data; data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the initial disability determination level.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
-- = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to Unknown.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 38. Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003
Year Total Congenital anomalies Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases Infectious and parasitic diseases a Injuries Mental disorders b Neoplasms Diseases of the— Other Unknown c
Total Retardation Other Blood and blood-forming organs Circulatory system Digestive system Genitourinary system Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue Nervous system and sense organs Respiratory system Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Number
1975 408,556 2,864 16,665 4,222 14,396 25,094 -- -- 44,264 743 147,018 11,618 3,185 80,002 22,634 34,026 1,352 473 --
1981 222,162 1,173 9,580 1,387 7,541 11,685 -- -- 41,393 426 70,716 4,363 2,916 37,563 14,038 18,331 658 d d
1982 189,252 853 8,448 1,216 5,529 9,877 -- -- 36,418 392 59,933 3,306 1,425 31,096 13,004 17,009 460 287 --
1983 190,884 1,398 9,274 2,971 5,610 15,302 -- -- 37,552 501 54,763 2,980 3,949 27,624 12,747 15,544 362 d d
1984 216,348 1,064 8,668 1,657 6,654 20,398 -- -- 42,931 367 57,383 3,591 1,730 31,531 14,160 16,428 508 506 8,772
1985 219,219 1,042 9,442 1,475 6,201 19,297 -- -- 38,263 418 59,114 2,870 1,557 34,154 14,009 17,442 625 -- 13,310
1986 228,510 751 10,444 1,202 1,747 34,162 -- -- 36,858 498 59,280 3,242 1,415 37,412 14,033 20,406 538 -- 6,522
1987 231,367 289 8,709 1,414 7,825 22,271 -- -- 37,744 466 60,240 3,358 2,796 43,288 16,149 19,443 514 -- 6,861
1988 226,473 224 8,665 1,419 8,432 22,474 -- -- 37,085 552 56,689 3,230 2,874 45,338 16,079 19,302 328 3,782 --
1989 235,874 223 8,191 1,276 8,770 24,407 -- -- 41,054 578 56,011 3,492 3,646 48,791 15,860 17,936 424 5,216 --
1990 252,596 194 9,065 2,733 9,386 27,272 -- -- 44,342 640 58,428 3,738 4,123 52,433 17,110 18,620 438 4,074 --
1991 280,986 191 10,982 3,407 10,237 31,839 -- -- 46,082 686 61,780 4,245 4,437 63,025 18,756 19,725 497 5,097 --
1992 323,462 215 14,555 4,487 11,351 38,484 -- -- 50,690 799 71,043 4,690 5,168 70,548 20,832 22,665 497 7,438 --
1993 322,619 193 15,312 4,378 10,516 39,459 -- -- 52,425 733 69,583 4,698 5,578 67,335 20,841 22,830 525 8,213 --
1994 338,833 218 16,425 4,877 10,997 39,891 -- -- 58,440 788 69,696 4,983 6,691 66,787 22,470 26,029 544 10,047 --
1995 337,021 250 18,407 4,257 12,241 39,384 2,950 36,434 42,034 756 65,575 5,131 5,251 89,642 21,663 23,126 744 8,560 --
1996 330,177 264 18,819 3,691 11,942 36,933 2,401 34,532 41,381 718 63,601 5,222 5,334 88,768 21,548 22,236 643 9,077 --
1997 322,681 219 19,140 2,966 11,529 37,415 2,209 35,206 41,034 762 60,198 5,281 5,427 86,689 22,017 21,197 647 7,871 289
1998 335,100 214 20,605 2,863 11,605 41,430 2,626 38,804 41,880 729 60,091 5,730 6,052 91,421 23,200 21,631 615 6,744 290
1999 360,879 275 21,549 3,076 12,526 52,338 7,267 45,071 43,721 880 59,690 6,367 6,670 97,452 26,483 22,198 633 5,869 1,152
2000 340,900 d 11,100 3,800 12,500 44,900 3,200 41,700 42,500 d 59,500 5,800 6,400 101,700 25,100 20,800 d 4,600 600
2001 365,100 d 12,200 2,300 12,500 49,900 2,300 47,600 41,400 d 65,600 8,000 6,400 111,700 24,700 23,100 d 5,400 800
2002 407,844 317 13,955 3,289 14,217 56,522 2,808 53,714 46,644 1,010 66,904 7,977 7,763 128,127 30,948 24,370 732 921 4,148
2003 429,983 295 15,463 3,320 14,896 60,715 2,733 57,982 47,561 1,003 67,417 8,906 8,230 138,420 32,855 25,344 774 951 3,833
Percent
1975 100.0 0.7 4.1 1.0 3.5 6.1 -- -- 10.8 0.2 36.0 2.8 0.8 19.6 5.5 8.3 0.3 0.1 --
1981 100.0 0.5 4.3 0.6 3.4 5.3 -- -- 18.6 0.2 31.8 2.0 1.3 16.9 6.3 8.3 0.3 d d
1982 100.0 0.5 4.5 0.6 2.9 5.2 -- -- 19.2 0.2 31.7 1.7 0.8 16.4 6.9 9.0 0.2 0.2 --
1983 100.0 0.7 4.9 1.6 2.9 8.0 -- -- 19.7 0.3 28.7 1.6 2.1 14.5 6.7 8.1 0.2 d d
1984 100.0 0.5 4.0 0.8 3.1 9.4 -- -- 19.8 0.2 26.5 1.7 0.8 14.6 6.5 7.6 0.2 0.2 4.1
1985 100.0 0.5 4.3 0.7 2.8 8.8 -- -- 17.5 0.2 27.0 1.3 0.7 15.6 6.4 8.0 0.3 -- 6.1
1986 100.0 0.3 4.6 0.5 0.8 14.9 -- -- 16.1 0.2 25.9 1.4 0.6 16.4 6.1 8.9 0.2 -- 2.9
1987 100.0 0.1 3.8 0.6 3.4 9.6 -- -- 16.3 0.2 26.0 1.5 1.2 18.7 7.0 8.4 0.2 -- 3.0
1988 100.0 0.1 3.8 0.6 3.7 9.9 -- -- 16.4 0.2 25.0 1.4 1.3 20.0 7.1 8.5 0.1 1.7 --
1989 100.0 0.1 3.5 0.5 3.7 10.3 -- -- 17.4 0.2 23.7 1.5 1.5 20.7 6.7 7.6 0.2 2.2 --
1990 100.0 0.1 3.6 1.1 3.7 10.8 -- -- 17.6 0.3 23.1 1.5 1.6 20.8 6.8 7.4 0.2 1.6 --
1991 100.0 0.1 3.9 1.2 3.6 11.3 -- -- 16.4 0.2 22.0 1.5 1.6 22.4 6.7 7.0 0.2 1.8 --
1992 100.0 0.1 4.5 1.4 3.5 11.9 -- -- 15.7 0.2 22.0 1.4 1.6 21.8 6.4 7.0 0.2 2.3 --
1993 100.0 0.1 4.7 1.4 3.3 12.2 -- -- 16.2 0.2 21.6 1.5 1.7 20.9 6.5 7.1 0.2 2.5 --
1994 100.0 0.1 4.8 1.4 3.2 11.8 -- -- 17.2 0.2 20.6 1.5 2.0 19.7 6.6 7.7 0.2 3.0 --
1995 100.0 0.1 5.5 1.3 3.6 11.7 0.9 10.8 12.5 0.2 19.5 1.5 1.6 26.6 6.4 6.9 0.2 2.5 --
1996 100.0 0.1 5.7 1.1 3.6 11.2 0.7 10.5 12.5 0.2 19.3 1.6 1.6 26.9 6.5 6.7 0.2 2.7 --
1997 100.0 0.1 5.9 0.9 3.6 11.6 0.7 10.9 12.7 0.2 18.7 1.6 1.7 26.9 6.8 6.6 0.2 2.4 0.1
1998 100.0 0.1 6.1 0.9 3.5 12.4 0.8 11.6 12.5 0.2 17.9 1.7 1.8 27.3 6.9 6.5 0.2 2.0 0.1
1999 100.0 0.1 6.0 0.9 3.5 14.5 2.0 12.5 12.1 0.2 16.5 1.8 1.8 27.0 7.3 6.2 0.2 1.6 0.3
2000 100.0 d 3.3 1.1 3.7 13.2 0.9 12.2 12.5 d 17.5 1.7 1.9 29.8 7.4 6.1 d 1.3 0.2
2001 100.0 d 3.3 0.6 3.4 13.7 0.6 13.0 11.3 d 18.0 2.2 1.8 30.6 6.8 6.3 d 1.5 0.2
2002 100.0 0.1 3.4 0.8 3.5 13.9 0.7 13.2 11.4 0.2 16.4 2.0 1.9 31.4 7.6 6.0 0.2 0.2 1.0
2003 100.0 0.1 3.6 0.8 3.5 14.1 0.6 13.5 11.1 0.2 15.7 2.1 1.9 32.2 7.6 5.9 0.2 0.2 0.9
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; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data; data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the initial disability determination level.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
-- = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to Unknown.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 39. Average primary insurance amount and average monthly benefit, by sex, selected years 1960–2003 (in dollars)
Year Average primary insurance amount Average monthly benefit
All disabled workers Men Women All disabled workers Men Women
1960 -- -- -- 91.20 94.00 78.90
1965 (January–August) -- -- -- 93.30 97.90 80.30
1965 (September–December) -- -- -- 101.30 106.50 86.80
1970 -- -- -- 139.80 148.40 115.70
1975 -- -- -- 241.20 263.80 190.90
1980 -- -- -- 406.30 449.40 308.50
1985 -- -- -- 475.60 530.40 363.70
1986 -- -- -- 473.80 531.50 357.40
1987 -- -- -- 506.00 573.20 381.60
1988 -- -- -- 297.40 321.20 263.50
1989 -- -- -- 562.10 634.40 429.90
1990 -- -- -- 594.20 667.90 465.80
1991 -- -- -- 605.50 685.20 470.60
1992 -- -- -- 621.90 699.80 494.20
1993 -- -- -- 639.80 720.10 507.70
1994 -- -- -- 672.80 757.70 535.00
1995 -- -- -- 687.70 786.90 549.00
1996 734.00 836.40 595.70 709.10 807.90 575.60
1997 752.00 855.40 623.50 728.10 824.00 608.80
1998 771.30 879.50 639.50 746.30 846.80 623.80
1999 813.20 922.30 674.70 787.80 890.70 657.10
2000 856.80 975.30 718.70 833.70 947.70 700.90
2001 891.60 1,019.60 739.00 867.70 989.30 722.60
2002 923.90 1,053.00 772.10 898.60 1,021.70 753.90
2003 963.10 1,096.70 805.90 937.50 1,064.90 787.60
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; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data; data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 40. Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2003
Diagnostic group Total Men Women
All ages Under 35 35–49 50 or older All ages Under 35 35–49 50 or older All ages Under 35 35–49 50 or older
Number
Total 755,706 90,051 235,672 429,983 408,516 47,839 120,653 240,024 347,190 42,212 115,019 189,959
Congenital anomalies 1,152 523 334 295 619 286 171 162 533 237 163 133
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 23,407 1,601 6,343 15,463 12,486 759 3,215 8,512 10,921 842 3,128 6,951
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10,879 1,723 5,836 3,320 7,849 1,193 4,522 2,134 3,030 530 1,314 1,186
Injuries 28,612 4,445 9,271 14,896 18,904 3,194 6,221 9,489 9,708 1,251 3,050 5,407
Mental disorders
Retardation 19,338 9,814 6,791 2,733 11,822 5,833 4,210 1,779 7,516 3,981 2,581 954
Other 172,341 41,264 73,095 57,982 81,910 21,307 32,606 27,997 90,431 19,957 40,489 29,985
Neoplasms 70,942 4,026 19,355 47,561 37,289 2,072 9,037 26,180 33,653 1,954 10,318 21,381
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 2,408 683 722 1,003 1,168 330 308 530 1,240 353 414 473
Circulatory system 85,896 2,309 16,170 67,417 58,944 1,263 10,323 47,358 26,952 1,046 5,847 20,059
Digestive system 17,084 1,201 6,977 8,906 10,489 570 4,288 5,631 6,595 631 2,689 3,275
Genitourinary system 16,968 2,501 6,237 8,230 10,418 1,432 3,843 5,143 6,550 1,069 2,394 3,087
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 199,014 7,829 52,765 138,420 100,949 3,585 26,745 70,619 98,065 4,244 26,020 67,801
Nervous system and sense organs 64,369 9,879 21,635 32,855 33,491 5,006 10,692 17,793 30,878 4,873 10,943 15,062
Respiratory system 32,007 808 5,855 25,344 16,902 319 2,628 13,955 15,105 489 3,227 11,389
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,622 220 628 774 700 69 287 344 922 151 341 430
Other 1,871 217 703 951 907 122 312 473 964 95 391 478
Unknown 7,796 1,008 2,955 3,833 3,669 499 1,245 1,925 4,127 509 1,710 1,908
Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.1 1.8 2.7 3.6 3.1 1.6 2.7 3.5 3.1 2.0 2.7 3.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.4 1.9 2.5 0.8 1.9 2.5 3.7 0.9 0.9 1.3 1.1 0.6
Injuries 3.8 4.9 3.9 3.5 4.6 6.7 5.2 4.0 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.8
Mental disorders
Retardation 2.6 10.9 2.9 0.6 2.9 12.2 3.5 0.7 2.2 9.4 2.2 0.5
Other 22.8 45.8 31.0 13.5 20.1 44.5 27.0 11.7 26.0 47.3 35.2 15.8
Neoplasms 9.4 4.5 8.2 11.1 9.1 4.3 7.5 10.9 9.7 4.6 9.0 11.3
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.2
Circulatory system 11.4 2.6 6.9 15.7 14.4 2.6 8.6 19.7 7.8 2.5 5.1 10.6
Digestive system 2.3 1.3 3.0 2.1 2.6 1.2 3.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 2.3 1.7
Genitourinary system 2.2 2.8 2.6 1.9 2.6 3.0 3.2 2.1 1.9 2.5 2.1 1.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 26.3 8.7 22.4 32.2 24.7 7.5 22.2 29.4 28.2 10.1 22.6 35.7
Nervous system and sense organs 8.5 11.0 9.2 7.6 8.2 10.5 8.9 7.4 8.9 11.5 9.5 7.9
Respiratory system 4.2 0.9 2.5 5.9 4.1 0.7 2.2 5.8 4.4 1.2 2.8 6.0
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2
Other 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3
Unknown 1.0 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 41. Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2003
Monthly benefit (dollars) All disabled workers Men Women
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 755,706 100.0 408,516 100.0 347,190 100.0
Less than 100.00 5,975 0.8 3,279 0.8 2,696 0.8
100.00–199.90 10,313 1.4 3,779 0.9 6,534 1.9
200.00–299.90 24,377 3.2 8,886 2.2 15,491 4.5
300.00–399.90 29,931 4.0 10,878 2.7 19,053 5.5
400.00–499.90 32,948 4.4 11,920 2.9 21,028 6.1
500.00–599.90 63,380 8.4 22,497 5.5 40,883 11.8
600.00–699.90 82,379 10.9 31,411 7.7 50,968 14.7
700.00–799.90 75,693 10.0 32,588 8.0 43,105 12.4
800.00–899.90 68,578 9.1 32,770 8.0 35,808 10.3
900.00–999.90 60,175 8.0 31,907 7.8 28,268 8.1
1,000.00–1,099.90 52,176 6.9 30,292 7.4 21,884 6.3
1,100.00–1,199.90 45,287 6.0 28,989 7.1 16,298 4.7
1,200.00–1,299.90 38,609 5.1 26,533 6.5 12,076 3.5
1,300.00–1,399.90 33,058 4.4 23,933 5.9 9,125 2.6
1,400.00–1,499.90 29,236 3.9 22,222 5.4 7,014 2.0
1,500.00–1,599.90 37,711 5.0 29,777 7.3 7,934 2.3
1,600.00 or more 65,880 8.7 56,855 13.9 9,025 2.6
Average benefit (dollars) 937.50 1,064.90 787.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.