Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004

 

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 31. Number, selected years 1960–2004
Year Total Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of—
Workers Spouses Children
under age 18
Students
aged 18–19
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
1960 388,861 207,805 54,187 102,516 . . . . . . 1,794 12,740 9,819
1965 538,983 253,499 69,183 175,109 19,794 . . . 2,713 10,017 8,668
1970 799,616 350,384 96,304 241,627 71,145 15,609 3,774 11,348 9,425
1975 1,305,345 592,049 148,741 391,284 117,043 23,521 6,889 14,636 11,182
1980 933,597 396,559 108,500 235,079 143,935 16,054 6,194 16,650 10,626
1981 826,340 351,847 95,575 199,829 134,390 14,154 5,435 15,365 9,745
1982 672,333 297,131 77,835 153,205 103,015 12,440 4,250 14,772 9,685
1983 661,467 311,549 80,079 152,954 68,834 14,412 5,107 17,309 11,223
1984 730,135 361,998 81,834 172,721 59,990 17,165 5,541 18,330 12,556
1985 763,363 377,371 83,511 190,204 56,108 17,086 6,713 19,661 12,709
1986 809,424 416,865 82,435 198,192 52,989 18,418 6,986 20,295 13,244
1987 799,180 415,848 77,316 195,030 54,925 16,396 6,787 20,761 12,117
1988 795,690 409,490 73,790 196,655 61,725 15,328 6,646 20,544 11,512
1989 801,893 425,582 69,113 197,950 57,079 15,168 6,358 19,668 10,975
1990 868,793 467,977 69,667 218,059 58,894 15,424 6,633 20,862 11,277
1991 990,500 536,434 72,754 250,287 60,349 29,590 7,552 21,850 11,684
1992 1,167,001 636,637 78,083 306,002 66,035 33,235 9,548 23,615 13,846
1993 1,177,268 635,238 74,605 317,263 71,081 31,835 10,254 23,173 13,819
1994 1,177,236 631,870 69,549 327,067 74,364 29,903 9,774 22,119 12,590
1995 1,173,317 645,832 63,097 315,587 75,929 29,597 9,779 21,566 11,930
1996 1,139,054 624,335 57,528 311,228 76,769 28,611 9,353 20,169 11,061
1997 1,059,556 587,417 50,818 278,040 76,034 28,546 8,474 19,611 10,616
1998 1,087,352 608,131 47,550 279,764 82,567 29,399 9,095 19,932 10,914
1999 1,106,343 620,488 46,164 283,768 84,525 29,650 9,851 20,467 11,430
2000 1,051,900 610,700 38,500 263,200 74,600 27,600 7,000 21,100 9,200
2001 1,118,300 661,900 41,100 268,800 75,700 26,500 9,800 22,300 12,200
2002 1,219,670 730,383 43,301 293,131 77,927 28,339 8,507 22,798 15,284
2003 1,259,672 755,706 44,638 302,756 82,447 27,324 9,740 21,836 15,225
2004 1,311,031 775,244 45,649 313,640 96,871 27,744 13,301 22,127 16,455
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 to 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.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 32. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2004
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 775,244 968.50 416,560 1,098.60 358,684 817.40
Under 25 23,028 490.60 13,217 500.50 9,811 477.30
25–29 28,739 652.50 14,979 670.20 13,760 633.20
30–34 37,877 750.90 19,038 785.50 18,839 715.90
35–39 53,209 816.70 27,136 868.00 26,073 763.30
40–44 80,324 879.40 40,830 960.20 39,494 795.80
45–49 103,685 946.50 53,347 1,057.10 50,338 829.20
50–54 140,414 1,018.50 73,770 1,160.10 66,644 861.90
55–59 175,916 1,083.60 97,336 1,257.20 78,580 868.50
60 or older 132,052 1,109.20 76,907 1,286.40 55,145 862.00
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 45,649 243.70 2,364 169.20 43,285 247.70
Entitlement based on care of children 19,049 181.80 1,033 134.40 18,016 184.60
Under 30 2,419 118.40 80 85.00 2,339 119.50
30–34 2,910 137.50 138 115.40 2,772 138.60
35–39 3,824 161.80 175 126.90 3,649 163.50
40–44 4,077 192.00 238 135.90 3,839 195.50
45–49 3,123 220.90 194 142.60 2,929 226.10
50–54 1,698 243.80 112 148.50 1,586 250.60
55 or older 998 272.60 96 179.30 902 282.50
Entitlement based on age 26,600 288.00 1,331 196.30 25,269 292.80
62–64 22,363 281.40 663 169.60 21,700 284.80
65 or older 4,237 322.70 668 222.90 3,569 341.30
Children of disabled workers
Total 423,812 257.90 220,767 260.10 203,045 255.50
Under age 18 313,640 228.30 159,612 228.10 154,028 228.60
Under 5 54,603 183.40 27,920 183.40 26,683 183.40
5–9 69,510 197.00 35,373 196.50 34,137 197.60
10–14 104,455 228.20 53,092 228.70 51,363 227.70
15–17 85,072 282.90 43,227 282.20 41,845 283.60
Students aged 18–19 96,871 348.50 53,500 350.70 43,371 345.90
Disabled aged 18 or older 13,301 294.60 7,655 294.60 5,646 294.70
Widow(er)s
Total 27,744 593.20 1,451 432.70 26,293 602.00
50–54 10,594 587.60 567 423.20 10,027 596.90
55–59 14,646 598.50 759 435.10 13,887 607.40
60 or older 2,504 585.50 125 460.50 2,379 592.00
Adult children
Total 51,883 424.90 29,598 425.50 22,285 424.00
Children of—
Disabled workers 13,301 294.60 7,655 294.60 5,646 294.70
Retired workers 22,127 401.60 12,553 400.30 9,574 403.30
Deceased workers 16,455 561.50 9,390 566.00 7,065 555.50
Under 25 21,350 425.40 12,387 431.10 8,963 417.60
25–29 6,883 433.50 3,837 440.70 3,046 424.50
30–34 7,525 437.50 4,192 431.40 3,333 445.10
35–39 7,660 432.00 4,426 431.90 3,234 432.00
40–44 5,495 402.40 3,151 392.80 2,344 415.30
45–49 1,789 379.90 963 364.00 826 398.40
50–54 675 395.40 370 378.20 305 416.20
55–59 303 417.80 174 428.80 129 402.90
60–64 123 429.50 62 347.80 61 512.50
65 or older 80 489.40 36 519.70 44 464.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.