Short-Range Actuarial Projections of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program, 2001
Actuarial Study No. 115
Chris Motsiopoulos and Tim Zayatz, A.S.A.
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III. BENEFIT PAYMENTS

C. AVERAGE BENEFIT AT AWARD

Table III.C2—DI Average Monthly Benefit Awarded to Young and Aged Spouses of Disabled Workers
(By gender, calendar years 1975-2010)
Year
Average benefit
awarded to
disabled worker 1
Young spouses
Aged spouses
Average benefit for
total spouses of
disabled workers 1
Ratio to average
benefit for
disabled worker
Average
benefit
Ratio to average
benefit for
disabled worker
Average
benefit
Male workers
1975
$263.81
0.2518
$66.43
0.3123
$82.39
$69.86
1980
440.75
.2407
106.09
.2977
131.23
113.71
1985
530.28
.1886
100.03
.3203
169.83
127.98
1990
672.43
.1700
114.28
.3138
211.02
150.61
1991
691.46
.1692
117.00
.3211
222.04
153.69
1992
697.79
.1666
116.25
.3256
227.22
153.71
1993
718.81
.1647
118.37
.3229
232.12
158.77
1994
753.07
.1617
121.77
.3288
247.57
167.28
1995
787.79
.1627
128.21
.3290
259.16
177.44
1996
812.64
.1636
132.92
.3253
264.35
185.14
1997
838.22
.1634
136.96
.3067
257.11
194.33
1998
853.33
.1669
142.38
.3052
260.46
200.97
1999
892.31
.1659
148.00
.3010
268.59
209.26
2000
950.37
.1684
160.09
.2911
276.61
222.06
2001
1,004.66
.1670
167.74
.2886
289.96
232.28
2002
1,056.22
.1664
175.73
.2875
303.66
242.79
2003
1,111.15
.1664
184.89
.2875
319.43
254.98
2004
1,171.24
.1664
194.87
.2875
336.72
268.79
2005
1,233.52
.1664
205.22
.2875
354.62
283.10
2006
1,295.27
.1664
215.52
.2875
372.37
297.13
2007
1,355.97
.1664
225.60
.2875
389.84
311.07
2008
1,417.92
.1664
235.90
.2875
407.62
325.21
2009
1,482.21
.1664
246.60
.2875
426.12
340.01
2010
1,549.99
.1664
257.88
.2875
445.60
355.60
Female workers
1975
190.89
.3200
61.07
61.07
1980
304.32
.2887
87.86
87.60
1985
355.76
.1910
67.93
.3413
121.42
86.33
1990
462.79
.1551
71.78
.2900
134.22
92.06
1991
481.38
.1660
79.93
.2987
143.78
96.98
1992
489.04
.1647
80.52
.2816
137.73
95.28
1993
507.79
.1579
80.18
.2745
139.41
97.59
1994
533.86
.1644
87.79
.2515
134.24
101.87
1995
560.60
.1665
93.36
.2746
153.92
113.75
1996
584.49
.1786
104.41
.2903
169.67
128.18
1997
603.63
.1681
101.47
.2674
161.42
127.30
1998
619.33
.1784
110.47
.2823
174.83
139.66
1999
652.42
.1760
114.83
.2742
178.89
146.78
2000
697.62
.1799
125.50
.2692
187.80
158.63
2001
739.83
.1768
130.77
.2747
203.21
168.27
2002
778.74
.1771
137.93
.2647
206.17
172.68
2003
820.11
.1769
145.10
.2648
217.13
181.72
2004
861.70
.1773
152.79
.2650
228.39
191.23
2005
903.13
.1769
159.79
.2648
239.12
200.09
2006
946.05
.1773
167.73
.2650
250.74
210.00
2007
990.02
.1771
175.35
.2653
262.64
219.79
2008
1,035.49
.1771
183.40
.2648
274.20
229.77
2009
1,082.28
.1773
191.87
.2650
286.85
240.24
2010
1,130.02
.1770
199.97
.2653
299.76
250.87
Total
1975
241.21
.2754
66.43
.3411
82.27
69.85
1980
398.85
.2660
106.08
.3259
129.98
113.48
1985
473.65
.2089
98.95
.3558
168.54
126.69
1990
597.61
.1888
112.84
.3496
208.91
148.76
1991
614.80
.1880
115.58
.3578
219.97
151.75
1992
619.96
.1852
114.83
.3626
224.78
151.64
1993
638.37
.1830
116.85
.3592
229.29
156.53
1994
666.19
.1808
120.45
.3665
244.15
164.94
1995
693.79
.1829
126.87
.3686
255.72
175.12
1996
714.40
.1845
131.81
.3656
261.15
183.05
1997
734.09
.1848
135.67
.3463
254.19
192.07
1998
747.42
.1889
141.17
.3448
257.71
198.82
1999
782.90
.1875
146.79
.3390
265.43
207.01
2000
835.44
.1900
158.72
.3269
273.09
219.55
2001
884.45
.1881
166.33
.3242
286.76
229.88
2002
930.23
.1873
174.23
.3225
300.01
240.09
2003
979.48
.1871
183.30
.3222
315.56
252.14
2004
1,031.27
.1873
193.20
.3225
332.62
265.78
2005
1,084.28
.1876
203.42
.3230
350.26
279.89
2006
1,136.74
.1879
213.62
.3235
367.74
293.74
2007
1,189.93
.1879
223.60
.3235
385.00
307.52
2008
1,244.15
.1879
233.82
.3235
402.54
321.50
2009
1,300.67
.1879
244.43
.3235
420.81
336.12
2010
1,359.59
.1880
255.58
.3237
440.06
351.52

1 For each year, benefit amounts awarded before the annual benefit increase are converted to post-increase rates before computation of the average monthly benefit.

2 This benefit became available on October 17, 1980, but was not paid in significant numbers until November 1983.

Sources:

Ratios computed by dividing average benefit for young or aged spouse by average benefit for disabled worker.

Historical average monthly benefit amounts awarded from 1-A Table Awards Supplement for July 1987 and later; earlier figures from SSA administrative records. Future amounts based on results of simulated sample of future awards.

Note: Future estimates based on 2001 Trustees Report intermediate set of assumptions.


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