Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2008

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 37. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2008
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 987,525 100.0 877,226 100.0 30,605 100.0 79,694 100.0
Congenital anomalies 2,867 0.3 1,255 0.1 42 0.1 1,570 2.0
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 32,412 3.3 30,023 3.4 1,823 6.0 566 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10,393 1.1 9,887 1.1 256 0.8 250 0.3
Injuries 37,644 3.8 34,842 4.0 887 2.9 1,915 2.4
Mental disorders
Retardation 54,693 5.5 19,506 2.2 1,012 3.3 34,175 42.9
Other 213,847 21.7 180,232 20.5 7,393 24.2 26,222 32.9
Neoplasms 86,252 8.7 84,544 9.6 1,258 4.1 450 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 3,150 0.3 2,656 0.3 58 0.2 436 0.5
Circulatory system 95,445 9.7 92,136 10.5 2,727 8.9 582 0.7
Digestive system 20,456 2.1 19,760 2.3 506 1.7 190 0.2
Genitourinary system 20,401 2.1 19,662 2.2 349 1.1 390 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 274,430 27.8 263,536 30.0 9,762 31.9 1,132 1.4
Nervous system and sense organs 83,216 8.4 71,431 8.1 2,182 7.1 9,603 12.0
Respiratory system 36,274 3.7 34,539 3.9 1,524 5.0 211 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 2,052 0.2 1,935 0.2 56 0.2 61 0.1
Other 2,498 0.3 2,165 0.2 62 0.2 271 0.3
Unknown 11,495 1.2 9,117 1.0 708 2.3 1,670 2.1
Men
Subtotal 514,689 100.0 466,966 100.0 2,105 100.0 45,618 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,502 0.3 712 0.2 1 a 789 1.7
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 16,178 3.1 15,822 3.4 91 4.3 265 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 6,860 1.3 6,691 1.4 40 1.9 129 0.3
Injuries 24,268 4.7 22,813 4.9 104 4.9 1,351 3.0
Mental disorders
Retardation 30,553 5.9 11,809 2.5 74 3.5 18,670 40.9
Other 103,342 20.1 86,404 18.5 388 18.4 16,550 36.3
Neoplasms 44,005 8.5 43,663 9.4 82 3.9 260 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,436 0.3 1,221 0.3 6 0.3 209 0.5
Circulatory system 63,197 12.3 62,554 13.4 314 14.9 329 0.7
Digestive system 11,853 2.3 11,704 2.5 50 2.4 99 0.2
Genitourinary system 12,300 2.4 12,046 2.6 43 2.0 211 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 131,994 25.6 130,917 28.0 612 29.1 465 1.0
Nervous system and sense organs 41,445 8.1 36,203 7.8 134 6.4 5,108 11.2
Respiratory system 17,986 3.5 17,798 3.8 95 4.5 93 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 922 0.2 890 0.2 3 0.1 29 0.1
Other 1,108 0.2 971 0.2 1 a 136 0.3
Unknown 5,740 1.1 4,748 1.0 67 3.2 925 2.0
Women
Subtotal 472,836 100.0 410,260 100.0 28,500 100.0 34,076 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,365 0.3 543 0.1 41 0.1 781 2.3
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 16,234 3.4 14,201 3.5 1,732 6.1 301 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,533 0.7 3,196 0.8 216 0.8 121 0.4
Injuries 13,376 2.8 12,029 2.9 783 2.7 564 1.7
Mental disorders
Retardation 24,140 5.1 7,697 1.9 938 3.3 15,505 45.5
Other 110,505 23.4 93,828 22.9 7,005 24.6 9,672 28.4
Neoplasms 42,247 8.9 40,881 10.0 1,176 4.1 190 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,714 0.4 1,435 0.3 52 0.2 227 0.7
Circulatory system 32,248 6.8 29,582 7.2 2,413 8.5 253 0.7
Digestive system 8,603 1.8 8,056 2.0 456 1.6 91 0.3
Genitourinary system 8,101 1.7 7,616 1.9 306 1.1 179 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 142,436 30.1 132,619 32.3 9,150 32.1 667 2.0
Nervous system and sense organs 41,771 8.8 35,228 8.6 2,048 7.2 4,495 13.2
Respiratory system 18,288 3.9 16,741 4.1 1,429 5.0 118 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,130 0.2 1,045 0.3 53 0.2 32 0.1
Other 1,390 0.3 1,194 0.3 61 0.2 135 0.4
Unknown 5,755 1.2 4,369 1.1 641 2.2 745 2.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 the age of 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 38. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2008
State or area Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas 877,226 100.0 1,114.50 30,605 100.0 671.50 79,694 100.0 474.10
Alabama 21,307 2.4 1,106.30 1,022 3.3 651.40 1,952 2.4 438.50
Alaska 1,216 0.1 1,132.50 41 0.1 793.10 126 0.2 459.40
Arizona 12,704 1.4 1,169.30 432 1.4 689.90 1,190 1.5 507.30
Arkansas 14,858 1.7 1,052.10 620 2.0 589.90 1,283 1.6 438.60
California 73,790 8.4 1,050.50 2,089 6.8 721.90 7,268 9.1 506.50
Colorado 10,136 1.2 1,157.40 245 0.8 688.00 763 1.0 479.10
Connecticut 8,222 0.9 1,178.20 196 0.6 666.60 846 1.1 487.40
Delaware 2,563 0.3 1,185.50 88 0.3 697.30 171 0.2 512.90
District of Columbia 1,636 0.2 958.90 37 0.1 592.90 114 0.1 450.00
Florida 49,215 5.6 1,121.80 1,585 5.2 659.30 3,762 4.7 500.90
Georgia 26,599 3.0 1,124.40 1,132 3.7 619.90 2,046 2.6 504.00
Hawaii 2,431 0.3 1,150.70 77 0.3 693.50 223 0.3 507.50
Idaho 3,919 0.4 1,098.90 100 0.3 798.10 401 0.5 487.30
Illinois 31,516 3.6 1,159.90 1,044 3.4 690.70 3,637 4.6 490.40
Indiana 21,413 2.4 1,153.90 726 2.4 673.40 2,002 2.5 467.60
Iowa 7,186 0.8 1,100.00 225 0.7 647.60 964 1.2 419.90
Kansas 8,317 0.9 1,108.40 284 0.9 656.30 781 1.0 425.90
Kentucky 18,699 2.1 1,085.00 986 3.2 703.90 1,597 2.0 424.00
Louisiana 15,694 1.8 1,056.40 838 2.7 723.50 1,643 2.1 424.50
Maine 5,438 0.6 1,021.30 153 0.5 580.80 612 0.8 397.20
Maryland 14,184 1.6 1,152.90 349 1.1 715.10 1,147 1.4 550.60
Massachusetts 19,175 2.2 1,120.40 518 1.7 657.20 2,071 2.6 444.30
Michigan 34,469 3.9 1,183.20 1,122 3.7 749.20 3,507 4.4 514.90
Minnesota 11,816 1.3 1,140.10 257 0.8 655.60 1,283 1.6 450.30
Mississippi 11,913 1.4 1,078.20 634 2.1 598.30 1,214 1.5 420.20
Missouri 20,431 2.3 1,115.20 849 2.8 615.30 1,980 2.5 419.10
Montana 2,790 0.3 1,033.80 74 0.2 661.10 245 0.3 426.50
Nebraska 4,291 0.5 1,090.30 122 0.4 599.90 476 0.6 407.80
Nevada 6,439 0.7 1,173.50 179 0.6 769.30 347 0.4 538.50
New Hampshire 4,353 0.5 1,147.10 99 0.3 613.20 451 0.6 432.40
New Jersey 21,778 2.5 1,244.80 557 1.8 693.90 2,015 2.5 513.80
New Mexico 6,065 0.7 1,053.40 168 0.5 682.90 426 0.5 462.60
New York 56,531 6.4 1,154.00 1,505 4.9 686.30 5,125 6.4 505.20
North Carolina 30,012 3.4 1,122.20 1,211 4.0 567.80 2,481 3.1 442.30
North Dakota 1,442 0.2 1,060.50 36 0.1 474.70 173 0.2 430.50
Ohio 35,476 4.0 1,090.10 1,384 4.5 690.60 3,257 4.1 464.10
Oklahoma 14,047 1.6 1,060.70 616 2.0 643.20 1,093 1.4 436.40
Oregon 9,924 1.1 1,140.90 305 1.0 742.00 815 1.0 511.00
Pennsylvania 39,952 4.6 1,115.80 1,260 4.1 699.30 3,706 4.7 485.30
Rhode Island 3,645 0.4 1,071.70 87 0.3 701.80 358 0.4 422.30
South Carolina 16,734 1.9 1,135.10 706 2.3 602.50 1,304 1.6 469.70
South Dakota 1,660 0.2 1,059.00 62 0.2 603.70 202 0.3 337.80
Tennessee 23,287 2.7 1,106.90 1,132 3.7 625.20 1,858 2.3 451.20
Texas 64,185 7.3 1,080.20 2,400 7.8 695.70 4,775 6.0 480.20
Utah 5,087 0.6 1,102.80 154 0.5 696.40 552 0.7 482.60
Vermont 2,238 0.3 1,053.80 72 0.2 554.80 263 0.3 385.90
Virginia 19,322 2.2 1,134.70 741 2.4 659.80 1,804 2.3 483.80
Washington 16,665 1.9 1,148.20 451 1.5 751.10 1,408 1.8 517.60
West Virginia 8,895 1.0 1,119.00 501 1.6 759.90 738 0.9 462.70
Wisconsin 16,377 1.9 1,143.10 415 1.4 671.70 1,868 2.3 433.60
Wyoming 1,328 0.2 1,108.30 37 0.1 699.40 98 0.1 491.00
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 14,561 1.7 982.00 597 2.0 591.00 1,049 1.3 407.80
Other b 1,295 0.1 918.40 85 0.3 611.80 224 0.3 400.00
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.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.