Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2005, selected years
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 788,543 455,371 76,599 152,519 . . . . . . 2,962 53,825 47,267
1965 1,928,460 988,074 193,362 532,197 16,437 . . . 8,981 87,122 102,287
1970 2,970,538 1,492,948 283,447 799,111 75,194 49,281 14,295 101,341 154,921
1975 4,799,853 2,488,774 452,922 1,239,058 147,253 109,511 24,193 118,802 219,340
1980 5,223,311 2,858,680 461,878 1,184,846 140,157 127,580 32,883 140,548 276,739
1981 5,008,221 2,776,519 428,212 1,070,000 148,879 121,590 32,664 143,633 286,724
1982 4,532,014 2,603,599 365,862 894,440 79,333 116,372 30,027 144,464 297,917
1983 4,382,745 2,569,029 308,059 855,560 50,134 111,591 30,209 148,464 309,699
1984 4,406,140 2,596,516 303,982 858,243 31,875 109,151 31,165 152,667 322,541
1985 4,507,083 2,656,638 305,532 889,730 22,336 107,005 33,078 157,011 335,753
1986 4,613,249 2,728,463 300,826 911,698 20,245 106,974 34,641 161,755 348,647
1987 4,676,852 2,785,859 290,888 912,367 20,183 106,282 35,378 165,675 360,220
1988 4,709,360 2,821,070 280,780 898,980 24,370 105,810 35,520 170,940 371,890
1989 4,774,160 2,886,590 269,830 901,400 23,330 102,650 35,950 172,650 381,760
1990 4,934,370 3,011,130 264,230 929,720 23,960 101,780 36,990 174,560 392,000
1991 5,209,600 3,198,610 263,780 986,710 26,380 115,010 38,450 177,740 402,920
1992 5,633,130 3,473,330 271,510 1,090,920 25,930 131,620 41,720 181,860 416,240
1993 6,026,460 3,729,330 272,190 1,188,330 29,660 148,070 44,920 185,270 428,690
1994 6,381,470 3,966,590 270,220 1,276,740 29,910 161,650 48,650 187,630 440,080
1995 6,674,450 4,186,720 263,130 1,331,110 29,550 173,240 51,790 188,940 449,970
1996 6,906,420 4,386,040 223,300 1,381,200 32,820 182,020 53,470 190,050 457,520
1997 6,998,210 4,505,760 207,290 1,357,340 31,440 187,220 53,760 190,410 464,990
1998 7,192,370 4,697,010 190,120 1,363,910 30,780 192,400 55,690 189,930 472,530
1999 7,391,920 4,873,560 176,370 1,381,200 37,020 197,520 57,360 189,820 479,070
2000 7,550,930 5,035,840 164,850 1,381,500 35,000 200,130 58,090 191,950 483,570
2001 7,790,038 5,268,039 156,978 1,385,374 38,839 204,255 57,920 191,817 486,816
2002 8,109,332 5,539,597 151,626 1,422,296 43,916 207,365 59,460 192,087 492,985
2003 8,490,007 5,868,541 150,889 1,461,635 46,769 209,360 62,450 191,704 498,659
2004 8,854,343 6,197,385 152,995 1,486,422 47,551 210,736 64,739 191,274 503,241
2005 9,224,458 6,519,001 156,552 1,516,519 47,982 215,866 68,705 191,872 507,961
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 2. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2005
Basis of entitlement and age Total Male Female
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Workers
Total 6,519,001 938.00 3,517,269 1,051.20 3,001,732 805.30
Under 25 54,623 504.30 32,009 512.60 22,614 492.50
25–29 146,385 614.60 80,573 625.60 65,812 601.30
30–34 221,138 694.40 115,271 710.00 105,867 677.40
35–39 368,579 762.20 194,960 783.80 173,619 738.00
40–44 622,211 819.20 330,915 857.50 291,296 775.80
45–49 886,513 883.90 474,249 950.40 412,264 807.40
50–54 1,123,773 954.40 596,710 1,058.40 527,063 836.60
55–59 1,455,621 1,020.30 788,317 1,167.10 667,304 846.80
60–64 1,506,574 1,044.80 829,479 1,228.20 677,095 820.10
65–FRA 133,584 1,031.40 74,786 1,218.60 58,798 793.20
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 156,552 245.30 4,755 197.20 151,797 246.80
Entitlement based on care of children 87,895 196.90 1,826 156.70 86,069 197.80
Under 30 5,723 130.20 53 112.10 5,670 130.30
30–34 10,203 139.70 139 129.20 10,064 139.80
35–39 16,823 159.20 259 136.80 16,564 159.50
40–44 20,560 193.70 426 137.80 20,134 194.80
45–49 17,139 223.50 415 160.10 16,724 225.10
50–54 10,244 250.00 290 177.00 9,954 252.10
55–FRA 7,203 289.90 244 206.00 6,959 292.90
Entitlement based on age 68,657 307.20 2,929 222.50 65,728 311.00
62–64 39,764 296.70 742 177.60 39,022 299.00
65 or older 28,893 321.60 2,187 237.70 26,706 328.50
Children of disabled workers
Total 1,633,206 278.90 851,473 280.20 781,733 277.50
Under age 18 1,516,519 270.20 784,079 270.60 732,440 269.90
Under 5 118,836 221.70 60,604 221.60 58,232 221.80
5–9 316,835 231.10 161,516 230.30 155,319 231.90
10–14 581,283 260.10 299,825 260.00 281,458 260.10
15–17 499,565 318.50 262,134 318.80 237,431 318.20
Students aged 18–19 47,982 387.10 27,884 389.70 20,098 383.30
Disabled aged 18 or older 68,705 394.80 39,510 394.60 29,195 394.90
Widow(er)s
Total 215,866 609.30 7,562 441.10 208,304 615.40
50–54 28,134 615.40 1,310 444.30 26,824 623.70
55–59 79,518 614.30 3,270 441.40 76,248 621.70
60–64 105,354 604.10 2,920 440.50 102,434 608.80
65–FRA 2,860 602.20 62 392.40 2,798 606.90
Adult children
Total 768,538 616.30 420,025 613.70 348,513 619.30
Children of—
Disabled workers 68,705 394.80 39,510 394.60 29,195 394.90
Retired workers 191,872 528.40 106,405 525.80 85,467 531.70
Deceased workers 507,961 679.40 274,110 679.50 233,851 679.30
Under 25 76,298 519.80 44,592 519.70 31,706 520.10
25–29 63,927 565.90 36,356 567.70 27,571 563.50
30–34 70,624 596.40 39,678 592.20 30,946 601.80
35–39 86,910 622.20 49,040 619.40 37,870 625.90
40–44 110,171 637.60 62,315 635.60 47,856 640.10
45–49 105,595 650.30 58,993 648.50 46,602 652.60
50–54 83,082 659.40 45,205 657.40 37,877 661.90
55–59 61,473 658.30 32,111 654.80 29,362 662.10
60–64 42,254 650.80 21,283 644.40 20,971 657.30
65 or older 68,204 585.30 30,452 583.70 37,752 586.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.