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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families

Table 46. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, 2006
Family composition Number of
families
Number of
beneficiaries
Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
family
benefit a
(dollars)
Percentage
of families
receiving
maximum
family
benefit b
Worker only
Men 331,482 331,482 1,190.30 1,161.00 10.8
Women 308,491 308,491 894.70 877.20 22.6
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 73,692 198,248 1,181.60 1,688.20 85.9
Women 61,546 163,990 899.30 1,220.90 89.1
By number of children
1 child 72,451 144,902 1,071.30 1,482.20 84.7
2 children 42,100 126,300 1,053.20 1,500.60 90.4
3 or more children 20,687 91,036 989.20 1,401.10 90.8
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older c 5,846 11,715 1,533.60 1,825.50 8.5
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 170 552 1,393.40 2,244.40 67.1
Spouse and 1 child 4,060 12,184 1,253.00 1,828.20 86.7
Spouse and 2 children 4,198 16,792 1,203.60 1,749.00 88.4
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,397 18,976 1,147.00 1,656.70 88.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 47. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2006
Family composition Total, all ages Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60 or older
Number
Worker only 639,973 38,598 20,224 28,120 47,436 79,268 126,817 171,172 128,338
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 6,016 0 0 2 5 32 137 828 5,012
Child in care 11,655 581 1,032 1,699 2,282 2,234 1,924 1,313 590
Children
1 child 72,451 4,890 4,620 7,558 13,001 15,458 14,361 8,968 3,595
2 children 42,100 3,162 4,929 8,317 9,928 7,912 4,768 2,330 754
3 or more children 20,687 1,624 3,687 5,301 4,872 2,916 1,409 665 213
Families receiving maximum benefit b 234,693 31,471 19,458 28,470 37,461 38,092 35,716 29,362 14,663
Percent
Worker only 100.0 6.0 3.2 4.4 7.4 12.4 19.8 26.7 20.1
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0 0 c 0.1 0.5 2.3 13.8 83.3
Child in care 100.0 5.0 8.9 14.6 19.6 19.2 16.5 11.3 5.1
Children
1 child 100.0 6.7 6.4 10.4 17.9 21.3 19.8 12.4 5.0
2 children 100.0 7.5 11.7 19.8 23.6 18.8 11.3 5.5 1.8
3 or more children 100.0 7.9 17.8 25.6 23.6 14.1 6.8 3.2 1.0
Families receiving maximum benefit b 29.6 64.4 56.4 55.8 48.3 35.3 23.9 15.8 10.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
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: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.