Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2009

 

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, 2009
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 411,761 411,761 1,308.80 1,277.80 11.0
Women 372,996 372,996 1,002.70 983.70 22.5
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 90,222 243,080 1,295.90 1,853.10 83.4
Women 74,781 199,963 997.70 1,350.20 87.2
By number of children
1 child 88,551 177,102 1,180.80 1,631.40 82.0
2 children 50,555 151,665 1,162.50 1,657.20 88.4
3 or more children 25,897 114,276 1,088.90 1,541.40 89.4
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older c 7,614 15,264 1,713.40 2,041.10 8.1
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 210 679 1,614.10 2,570.90 62.4
Spouse and 1 child 4,385 13,157 1,367.40 2,011.80 86.8
Spouse and 2 children 4,623 18,492 1,319.90 1,931.40 87.3
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,865 21,597 1,252.00 1,815.10 87.0
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: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 47. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2009
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
Number
Worker only 784,757 61,508 24,290 34,133 58,403 98,192 165,607 205,314 137,310
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 7,824 2 2 6 8 49 258 1,249 6,250
Child in care 12,873 1,103 1,416 2,146 2,363 2,116 1,904 1,253 572
Children
1 child 88,551 7,902 5,985 10,096 15,813 17,825 16,767 10,001 4,162
2 children 50,555 5,453 6,932 10,583 11,026 8,188 5,210 2,386 777
3 or more children 25,897 3,415 5,487 6,816 4,966 2,859 1,459 670 225
Families receiving maximum benefit b 281,623 49,333 24,325 34,443 41,421 41,899 42,826 33,162 14,214
Percent
Worker only 100.0 7.8 3.1 4.3 7.4 12.5 21.1 26.2 17.5
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 c c 0.1 0.1 0.6 3.3 16.0 79.9
Child in care 100.0 8.6 11.0 16.7 18.4 16.4 14.8 9.7 4.4
Children
1 child 100.0 8.9 6.8 11.4 17.9 20.1 18.9 11.3 4.7
2 children 100.0 10.8 13.7 20.9 21.8 16.2 10.3 4.7 1.5
3 or more children 100.0 13.2 21.2 26.3 19.2 11.0 5.6 2.6 0.9
Families receiving maximum benefit b 29.0 62.1 55.1 54.0 44.7 32.4 22.4 15.0 9.5
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.
Starting with 2007, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
FRA = full retirement age.
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: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.