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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2008
Year Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
1960 91,543 164 89,090 196 -- -- 2,453 24
1961 118,842 160 115,546 187 -- -- 3,296 27
1962 132,144 149 128,299 173 -- -- 3,845 26
1963 143,008 144 137,850 167 -- -- 5,158 31
1964 144,422 134 138,576 155 -- -- 5,846 32
1965 163,276 138 156,648 159 -- -- 6,628 33
1966 175,959 134 168,630 154 -- -- 7,329 34
1967 218,077 153 208,899 175 -- -- 9,178 40
1968 232,817 151 222,197 172 -- -- 10,620 44
1969 263,191 159 251,269 180 -- -- 11,922 46
1970 272,239 154 260,444 174 -- -- 11,795 44
1971 278,092 144 266,471 162 -- -- 11,621 41
1972 275,663 129 261,739 143 -- -- 13,924 46
1973 317,237 136 304,792 151 -- -- 12,445 39
1974 336,246 130 320,958 143 -- -- 15,288 45
1975 344,727 121 329,532 132 -- -- 15,195 42
1976 367,608 120 351,504 132 -- -- 16,104 42
1977 418,394 129 401,334 141 -- -- 17,060 42
1978 431,067 131 413,571 144 -- -- 17,496 42
1979 441,101 133 422,503 147 -- -- 18,598 43
1980 422,612 128 408,051 143 -- -- 14,561 32
1981 449,669 139 434,187 156 -- -- 15,482 33
1982 500,282 163 483,847 186 -- -- 16,435 35
1983 473,327 155 453,621 177 -- -- 19,706 40
1984 391,190 126 371,913 143 -- -- 19,277 38
1985 357,006 112 339,984 128 -- -- 17,022 32
1986 358,289 109 341,276 125 -- -- 17,013 31
1987 365,004 109 347,948 125 -- -- 17,056 30
1988 375,621 110 356,143 126 -- -- 19,478 34
1989 371,128 107 351,402 121 -- -- 19,726 34
1990 368,208 102 348,194 116 -- -- 20,014 33
1991 369,026 97 351,303 110 -- -- 17,723 29
1992 379,653 92 361,796 104 -- -- 17,857 28
1993 391,159 89 372,317 100 -- -- 18,842 29
1994 404,624 87 384,590 97 -- -- 20,034 30
1995 422,114 87 399,475 95 -- -- 22,639 33
1996 420,756 83 396,980 91 -- -- 23,776 34
1997 491,194 94 464,984 103 -- -- 26,210 37
1998 436,244 81 409,489 87 -- -- 26,755 38
1999 463,394 83 433,950 89 -- -- 29,444 41
2000 493,651 86 460,351 91 -- -- 33,300 46
2001 513,472 83 459,073 87 21,411 105 32,988 45
2002 535,465 82 479,364 87 21,379 103 34,722 47
2003 501,222 73 447,485 76 20,707 99 33,030 44
2004 525,418 73 470,017 76 23,572 112 31,829 42
2005 556,745 74 499,662 77 23,609 109 33,474 44
2006 569,146 73 511,128 75 23,599 107 34,419 44
2007 580,721 72 522,349 74 23,768 106 34,604 44
2008 627,423 74 563,314 76 26,109 114 38,000 44
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; for 2000, Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, and Annual Termination file, 100 percent data; from 2001 to 2003, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data; beginning in 2004, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
Beginning in 2004, data include closed period awards.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Sheron M. Matthews (410) 966-4750 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 50. Number, by reason for termination, 2008
Reason for termination All
beneficiaries
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
Total 1,121,455 563,314 52,775 320,578 120,679 26,109 12,129 5,442 20,429
Death of beneficiary 245,840 215,445 1,761 725 45 7,120 749 3,775 16,220
Termination resulting from death of worker a 49,298 . . . 6,846 37,817 1,416 . . . 3,219 . . . . . .
Attainment of age—
18 by children 227,931 . . . . . . 227,931 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19 by students 21,066 . . . . . . . . . 21,066 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled workers 307,925 269,794 25,962 6,938 343 . . . 4,888 . . . . . .
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 18,037 . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,037 . . . . . . . . .
Elected reduced retirement 2,267 2,267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 12,868 . . . 12,868 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 4,136 . . . 1,294 1,366 185 8 576 269 438
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 2,242 . . . 1,109 166 8 409 112 180 258
Does not meet medical standards b 127,942 59,643 2,556 44,135 14,940 288 2,333 957 3,090
Medical improvement c -- 21,902 -- -- -- 57 1,113 214 742
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 37,711 -- -- -- 231 1,115 698 2,216
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 30 -- -- -- 0 105 45 132
Student no longer attending school 82,670 . . . . . . . . . 82,670 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 19,233 16,165 379 1,500 6 247 252 261 423
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries whose benefits were terminated during the calendar year regardless of the effective date of the termination.
Data include closed period awards.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
a. Beneficiaries are terminated from the Disability Insurance Trust Fund and start receiving benefits from the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund.
b. Dependents' benefits terminate when the disabled worker no longer meets the requirements for disability benefits. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children of deceased or retired workers lose their benefits when they no longer meet the requirements for disability benefits.
c. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because the beneficiaries are engaging in substantial gainful activity during the extended period of eligibility.
e. Includes beneficiaries who did not comply with alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs or who refused vocational rehabilitation services.
CONTACT: Sheron M. Matthews (410) 966-4750 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2008
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 627,423 74 563,314 76 26,109 114 38,000 44
Alabama 15,209 69 13,540 70 791 102 878 45
Alaska 890 73 813 74 37 143 40 41
Arizona 11,451 77 10,573 79 431 127 447 40
Arkansas 9,830 72 8,737 72 500 111 593 55
California 52,290 74 47,662 77 1,701 110 2,927 40
Colorado 6,888 74 6,287 75 243 129 358 49
Connecticut 6,221 73 5,616 77 180 112 425 39
Delaware 2,105 80 1,945 82 69 118 91 41
District of Columbia 1,025 79 927 82 32 135 66 46
Florida 40,341 83 37,143 86 1,458 119 1,740 44
Georgia 20,491 81 18,517 83 966 119 1,008 43
Hawaii 1,800 75 1,631 79 55 102 114 44
Idaho 2,778 71 2,529 73 102 115 147 43
Illinois 22,537 76 20,022 80 909 120 1,606 44
Indiana 14,160 74 12,589 76 605 114 966 48
Iowa 5,889 76 5,090 78 230 131 569 57
Kansas 5,257 75 4,710 77 194 113 353 48
Kentucky 13,685 66 11,995 66 763 100 927 51
Louisiana 11,367 74 9,737 76 707 116 923 47
Maine 3,677 62 3,268 62 152 115 257 47
Maryland 9,385 80 8,593 83 279 110 513 42
Massachusetts 13,033 66 11,727 68 424 118 882 42
Michigan 23,085 72 20,536 75 954 111 1,595 42
Minnesota 8,364 70 7,510 72 236 126 618 45
Mississippi 9,817 73 8,640 74 578 117 599 45
Missouri 15,117 73 13,440 74 736 123 941 48
Montana 2,026 75 1,830 77 79 126 117 45
Nebraska 3,168 75 2,831 78 97 108 240 49
Nevada 4,918 89 4,598 90 175 134 145 45
New Hampshire 2,960 70 2,700 71 99 131 161 47
New Jersey 15,573 79 14,123 83 532 125 918 41
New Mexico 3,974 67 3,627 68 138 99 209 42
New York 37,634 71 33,722 74 1,464 119 2,448 39
North Carolina 23,705 74 21,466 76 1,020 109 1,219 44
North Dakota 1,116 74 994 79 30 100 92 41
Ohio 24,878 77 21,871 79 1,171 120 1,836 47
Oklahoma 9,511 76 8,482 77 447 111 582 54
Oregon 7,459 76 6,826 79 275 120 358 40
Pennsylvania 28,222 72 25,140 74 1,192 114 1,890 43
Rhode Island 2,557 70 2,313 72 72 97 172 47
South Carolina 12,698 76 11,448 78 594 107 656 43
South Dakota 1,404 74 1,251 77 52 129 101 42
Tennessee 17,724 75 15,786 76 917 110 1,021 49
Texas 38,882 73 35,103 75 1,770 107 2,009 41
Utah 3,024 71 2,674 72 98 113 252 58
Vermont 1,421 66 1,271 68 52 112 98 43
Virginia 15,444 73 13,882 75 687 114 875 44
Washington 11,754 73 10,730 75 375 107 649 45
West Virginia 7,057 68 6,112 68 406 99 539 51
Wisconsin 10,674 71 9,526 74 326 112 822 44
Wyoming 936 77 832 77 32 125 72 68
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 10,027 56 8,691 58 564 109 772 34
Other a 1,985 83 1,708 98 113 128 164 29
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
Data include closed period awards.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Sheron M. Matthews (410) 966-4750 or di.asr@ssa.gov.