Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 35. Number, selected years 1960–2006
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
2005 1,402,509 821,207 49,917 338,506 104,405 29,576 15,334 25,591 17,973
2006 1,369,044 798,675 49,521 325,861 107,786 28,682 15,373 25,679 17,467
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: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 36. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2006
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 798,675 1,030.90 425,285 1,164.50 373,390 878.60
Under 25 20,951 518.90 12,384 527.80 8,567 506.20
25–29 28,179 703.30 14,792 720.90 13,387 683.90
30–34 34,699 804.20 17,323 839.50 17,376 769.00
35–39 51,276 868.40 25,849 924.40 25,427 811.40
40–44 77,979 926.20 39,251 1,012.40 38,728 838.80
45–49 108,548 994.10 55,406 1,109.60 53,142 873.70
50–54 150,668 1,066.20 78,290 1,208.90 72,378 911.80
55–59 187,107 1,146.00 102,149 1,317.10 84,958 940.30
60–64 133,020 1,186.00 76,038 1,370.20 56,982 940.20
65 or older 6,248 1,159.40 3,803 1,323.20 2,445 904.70
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 49,521 269.80 2,414 197.90 47,107 273.50
Entitlement based on care of children 17,755 196.20 918 153.10 16,837 198.50
Under 30 2,060 133.00 48 103.00 2,012 133.70
30–34 2,464 147.70 98 135.30 2,366 148.20
35–39 3,468 170.90 169 131.90 3,299 172.90
40–44 3,788 203.40 193 157.30 3,595 205.90
45–49 3,101 229.00 189 164.90 2,912 233.20
50–54 1,834 255.60 120 161.30 1,714 262.20
55–FRA 1,040 291.30 101 189.60 939 302.20
Entitlement based on age 31,766 310.90 1,496 225.50 30,270 315.10
62–64 27,022 304.90 720 191.00 26,302 308.00
65 or older 4,744 345.20 776 257.50 3,968 362.40
Children of disabled workers
Total 449,020 274.50 233,699 276.90 215,321 271.80
Under age 18 325,861 239.80 166,182 239.30 159,679 240.30
Under 5 56,938 193.30 28,955 192.10 27,983 194.50
5–9 71,065 205.70 36,516 205.00 34,549 206.40
10–14 102,770 240.90 52,340 241.00 50,430 240.80
15–17 95,088 292.00 48,371 291.60 46,717 292.40
Students aged 18–19 107,786 374.40 58,556 379.10 49,230 368.70
Disabled aged 18 or older 15,373 308.40 8,961 306.10 6,412 311.70
Widow(er)s
Total 28,682 622.10 1,615 440.50 27,067 632.90
50–54 11,118 617.30 585 440.20 10,533 627.20
55–59 15,184 626.90 871 436.10 14,313 638.60
60–64 2,253 616.20 154 473.10 2,099 626.70
65 or older 127 565.40 5 245.90 122 578.50
Adult children
Total 58,519 455.60 33,806 452.50 24,713 459.70
Children of—
Disabled workers 15,373 308.40 8,961 306.10 6,412 311.70
Retired workers 25,679 435.50 14,726 430.60 10,953 442.00
Deceased workers 17,467 614.60 10,119 614.20 7,348 615.20
Under 25 24,051 462.90 14,075 465.30 9,976 459.50
25–29 8,034 465.40 4,647 461.90 3,387 470.20
30–34 7,941 465.40 4,547 459.10 3,394 473.90
35–39 8,495 459.30 4,838 454.00 3,657 466.40
40–44 6,257 428.60 3,605 417.70 2,652 443.40
45–49 2,343 394.20 1,361 383.00 982 409.80
50–54 784 391.90 416 367.50 368 419.60
55–59 379 444.30 197 433.10 182 456.50
60–64 142 440.50 76 470.70 66 405.70
65 or older 93 488.80 44 420.80 49 549.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.