Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2010

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2010
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
2010 706,008 75 640,678 78 24,749 101 40,581 43
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 through 2003, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; beginning in 2004, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Master Beneficiary Record, 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.
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Table 50. Number, by reason for termination, 2010
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
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Disabled
workers
Total 1,229,970 640,678 54,977 329,437 139,548 24,749 5,887 20,629 14,065
Death of beneficiary 257,639 226,742 1,751 667 59 7,146 4,074 16,386 814
Termination resulting from death of worker a 48,586 . . . 6,715 36,824 1,483 . . . . . . . . . 3,564
Attainment of age—
18 by children 235,523 . . . . . . 235,523 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19 by students 26,498 . . . . . . . . . 26,498 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled workers 379,377 335,054 29,803 7,942 478 . . . . . . . . . 6,100
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 16,664 . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,664 . . . . . . . . .
Elected reduced retirement 2,098 2,098 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 11,141 . . . 11,141 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 3,949 . . . 1,448 1,216 162 7 282 504 330
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 2,377 . . . 1,375 141 5 426 121 155 154
Does not meet medical standards b 132,702 61,011 2,328 45,317 16,406 265 1,177 3,355 2,843
Medical improvement c -- 20,022 -- -- -- 66 304 977 1,360
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 40,959 -- -- -- 198 848 2,317 1,404
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 30 -- -- -- 1 25 61 79
Student no longer attending school 94,433 . . . . . . . . . 94,433 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 18,983 15,773 416 1,807 24 241 233 229 260
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: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2010
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 706,008 75 640,678 78 24,749 101 40,581 43
Alabama 17,761 73 15,964 74 825 100 972 47
Alaska 1,063 78 991 82 30 109 42 35
Arizona 12,740 79 11,869 82 352 99 519 41
Arkansas 11,369 76 10,241 77 513 109 615 52
California 59,466 78 54,753 83 1,659 103 3,054 38
Colorado 7,768 74 7,218 76 212 107 338 41
Connecticut 6,625 73 6,047 78 173 106 405 35
Delaware 2,242 77 2,080 80 64 98 98 40
District of Columbia 1,070 73 987 77 25 110 58 38
Florida 44,675 82 41,463 85 1,372 103 1,840 42
Georgia 23,270 82 21,163 85 976 112 1,131 45
Hawaii 2,105 81 1,957 86 62 107 86 30
Idaho 3,247 75 2,982 77 107 110 158 41
Illinois 24,505 76 22,051 80 805 100 1,649 41
Indiana 16,112 75 14,470 77 555 95 1,087 48
Iowa 6,385 76 5,687 79 216 120 482 44
Kansas 5,994 76 5,439 79 196 103 359 44
Kentucky 15,999 70 14,225 71 767 94 1,007 52
Louisiana 12,818 75 11,168 78 695 106 955 46
Maine 4,092 65 3,692 66 128 93 272 45
Maryland 10,256 78 9,469 82 283 107 504 38
Massachusetts 14,558 68 13,219 71 367 97 972 42
Michigan 25,073 69 22,483 71 912 98 1,678 40
Minnesota 9,480 71 8,647 75 194 100 639 42
Mississippi 10,888 75 9,727 77 526 99 635 45
Missouri 17,267 75 15,538 77 607 93 1,122 52
Montana 2,297 78 2,120 81 71 107 106 37
Nebraska 3,663 80 3,308 83 83 88 272 51
Nevada 5,421 89 5,153 92 133 95 135 37
New Hampshire 3,200 68 2,932 69 80 98 188 48
New Jersey 16,900 79 15,415 83 476 107 1,009 41
New Mexico 4,799 73 4,409 75 147 103 243 45
New York 41,363 72 37,420 76 1,245 98 2,698 39
North Carolina 27,278 78 24,934 80 1,027 103 1,317 44
North Dakota 1,250 77 1,095 81 38 135 117 49
Ohio 26,590 73 23,613 75 1,088 103 1,889 45
Oklahoma 10,871 80 9,815 82 451 105 605 52
Oregon 8,319 75 7,691 79 251 98 377 37
Pennsylvania 30,965 72 27,826 75 1,085 100 2,054 43
Rhode Island 2,750 70 2,496 73 79 104 175 43
South Carolina 14,691 78 13,399 81 590 97 702 43
South Dakota 1,609 77 1,442 81 51 122 116 44
Tennessee 20,032 77 18,079 79 923 103 1,030 46
Texas 46,324 77 42,207 80 1,809 100 2,308 43
Utah 3,590 75 3,259 78 86 90 245 49
Vermont 1,525 64 1,369 66 52 110 104 41
Virginia 17,233 76 15,692 78 629 99 912 42
Washington 13,486 75 12,413 78 346 89 727 45
West Virginia 7,969 73 7,022 75 395 94 552 51
Wisconsin 11,827 69 10,611 72 302 96 914 44
Wyoming 1,125 85 1,047 89 28 96 50 43
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 11,942 60 10,534 62 539 100 869 37
Other a 2,161 87 1,847 102 124 145 190 32
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Master Beneficiary Record, 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: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.