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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2009
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
2009 695,216 78 630,074 81 25,071 106 40,071 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, 2009
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 1,203,432 630,074 55,259 322,734 130,223 25,071 12,744 5,884 21,443
Death of beneficiary 253,068 222,008 1,773 709 57 7,073 810 4,036 16,602
Termination resulting from death of worker a 48,882 -- 6,575 37,521 1,453 -- 3,333 -- --
Attainment of age—
18 by children 232,047 -- -- 232,047 -- -- -- -- --
19 by students 23,266 -- -- -- 23,266 -- -- -- --
FRA by disabled workers 380,967 337,614 29,621 7,761 456 -- 5,515 -- --
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 17,071 -- -- -- -- 17,071 -- -- --
Elected reduced retirement 1,916 1,916 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 11,863 -- 11,863 -- -- -- -- -- --
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 4,080 -- 1,448 1,272 172 9 391 294 494
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 2,611 . . . 1,423 164 7 455 155 147 260
Does not meet medical standards b 120,225 52,858 2,192 41,923 15,750 229 2,272 1,174 3,827
Medical improvement c -- 20,369 -- -- -- 54 987 282 1,112
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 32,445 -- -- -- 175 1,208 855 2,633
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 44 -- -- -- 0 77 37 82
Student no longer attending school 89,047 -- -- -- 89,047 -- -- -- --
Other 18,389 15,678 364 1,337 15 234 268 233 260
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, 2009
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 695,216 78 630,074 81 25,071 106 40,071 44
Alabama 17,291 74 15,482 76 807 101 1,002 50
Alaska 1,041 81 977 84 35 129 29 27
Arizona 12,394 81 11,535 83 370 107 489 41
Arkansas 11,087 77 10,013 78 468 102 606 53
California 57,629 79 52,957 83 1,607 102 3,065 40
Colorado 7,625 78 7,063 80 225 118 337 43
Connecticut 6,659 76 6,014 81 177 110 468 41
Delaware 2,230 80 2,068 83 57 93 105 45
District of Columbia 974 71 882 74 29 127 63 43
Florida 44,417 87 41,135 90 1,440 113 1,842 43
Georgia 22,951 85 20,896 88 923 110 1,132 46
Hawaii 2,094 84 1,909 88 56 99 129 46
Idaho 3,330 81 3,040 83 109 120 181 49
Illinois 24,301 79 21,742 83 873 113 1,686 43
Indiana 15,598 77 13,951 80 621 113 1,026 47
Iowa 6,345 78 5,594 82 210 116 541 50
Kansas 5,902 78 5,304 81 199 110 399 50
Kentucky 15,449 71 13,664 72 849 109 936 49
Louisiana 12,554 78 11,015 82 601 96 938 46
Maine 4,037 66 3,651 68 132 98 254 44
Maryland 10,333 83 9,536 88 301 117 496 38
Massachusetts 14,323 70 12,970 72 357 97 996 45
Michigan 25,534 75 22,816 78 946 106 1,772 44
Minnesota 9,421 75 8,566 78 228 120 627 42
Mississippi 10,726 77 9,599 79 507 98 620 45
Missouri 16,828 77 15,184 80 665 106 979 47
Montana 2,345 83 2,119 85 77 122 149 54
Nebraska 3,505 79 3,152 83 95 104 258 50
Nevada 5,368 93 5,083 96 156 117 129 38
New Hampshire 3,176 72 2,907 73 89 114 180 49
New Jersey 16,686 81 15,285 86 476 110 925 39
New Mexico 4,541 73 4,159 75 153 108 229 43
New York 40,995 75 37,072 79 1,298 104 2,625 39
North Carolina 27,106 81 24,738 84 996 103 1,372 47
North Dakota 1,303 84 1,155 90 36 126 112 48
Ohio 26,726 78 23,708 82 1,103 110 1,915 46
Oklahoma 10,773 83 9,673 84 451 108 649 57
Oregon 8,205 79 7,579 83 246 103 380 38
Pennsylvania 30,831 75 27,658 78 1,164 110 2,009 43
Rhode Island 2,710 72 2,465 75 73 97 172 44
South Carolina 14,592 82 13,317 85 587 102 688 44
South Dakota 1,614 81 1,420 84 61 153 133 52
Tennessee 19,866 80 17,932 82 899 104 1,035 47
Texas 44,177 78 40,363 81 1,759 102 2,055 40
Utah 3,555 79 3,236 82 112 124 207 43
Vermont 1,554 69 1,403 72 52 109 99 40
Virginia 17,078 78 15,503 81 642 105 933 45
Washington 13,152 78 12,141 81 371 102 640 41
West Virginia 7,785 73 6,824 75 383 93 578 54
Wisconsin 11,777 73 10,554 77 328 109 895 44
Wyoming 1,093 86 1,005 89 28 105 60 54
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 11,408 61 10,095 63 536 100 777 34
Other a 2,222 92 1,965 112 108 121 149 26
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.