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

A. NUMBER OF DISABILITY INSURANCE (DI) BENEFICIARIES

Table III.A21—DI Awards to Young and Aged Spouses of Disabled Workers
(Calendar years 1975-2010)
[Numbers in thousands]
Year
  Awards to
disabled
workers
Awards to young spouses
Awards to aged spouses
  Awards to
total
spouses
  Ratio to minor
children awards
(per 100)
  Number
  Ratio to disabled
worker awards
(per 100)
  Number
Male workers
1975
408.5
30.37
116.7
7.81
31.9
148.6
1980
291.2
32.15
74.9
11.20
32.6
107.5
1985
281.1
25.74
48.5
11.53
32.4
80.9
1990
303.6
19.35
41.8
8.29
25.2
67.0
1991
343.4
18.24
45.5
7.11
24.4
69.9
1992
402.7
16.30
49.8
6.30
25.4
75.1
1993
394.4
14.63
46.3
6.46
25.5
71.7
1994
381.4
13.11
42.7
6.35
24.2
66.9
1995
378.5
12.05
37.9
6.03
22.8
60.7
1996
355.5
10.63
33.0
6.12
21.7
54.7
1997
326.8
9.20
25.5
7.13
23.3
48.8
1998
333.0
8.25
23.0
6.81
22.7
45.7
1999
337.5
7.71
21.8
6.67
22.5
44.4
2000
338.8
7.25
19.7
6.59
22.3
42.0
2001
347.7
7.25
20.2
6.50
22.6
42.8
2002
361.9
7.25
21.0
6.40
23.2
44.2
2003
375.2
7.25
21.7
6.30
23.6
45.4
2004
387.5
7.25
22.4
6.30
24.4
46.9
2005
401.8
7.25
23.2
6.30
25.3
48.6
2006
413.9
7.25
24.0
6.30
26.1
50.1
2007
426.2
7.25
24.7
6.30
26.8
51.6
2008
438.5
7.25
25.5
6.30
27.6
53.1
2009
451.6
7.25
26.2
6.30
28.4
54.7
2010
466.0
7.25
27.0
6.30
29.4
56.4
Female workers
1975
183.5
.10
.2
.2
1980
129.1
.00
.75
1.0
1.0
1985
135.0
.90
1.7
.66
.9
2.6
1990
168.5
.68
1.5
.42
.7
2.2
1991
197.4
.73
1.8
.34
.7
2.5
1992
239.4
.67
2.0
.30
.7
2.8
1993
243.0
.61
1.9
.33
.8
2.7
1994
250.4
.53
1.7
.30
.8
2.5
1995
267.1
.48
1.5
.29
.8
2.3
1996
268.8
.43
1.3
.28
.8
2.1
1997
260.9
.35
1.0
.28
.7
1.7
1998
275.4
.33
.9
.27
.8
1.7
1999
283.0
.29
.8
.29
.8
1.7
2000
282.5
.30
.8
.33
.9
1.7
2001
289.0
.29
.8
.30
.9
1.7
2002
301.0
.30
.9
.30
.9
1.8
2003
310.0
.30
.9
.30
.9
1.8
2004
319.9
.30
.9
.30
1.0
1.9
2005
331.0
.30
1.0
.30
1.0
2.0
2006
344.2
.30
1.0
.30
1.0
2.0
2007
354.0
.30
1.0
.30
1.1
2.1
2008
365.2
.30
1.1
.30
1.1
2.1
2009
375.4
.30
1.1
.30
1.1
2.2
2010
386.5
.30
1.1
.30
1.2
2.3
Total
1975
592.0
30.37
116.7
5.42
32.1
148.7
1980
420.3
32.15
74.9
7.99
33.6
108.5
1985
416.1
26.64
50.2
8.00
33.3
83.5
1990
472.1
20.03
43.3
5.48
25.9
69.2
1991
540.8
18.97
47.3
4.64
25.1
72.4
1992
642.1
16.97
51.8
4.06
26.1
77.9
1993
637.4
15.24
48.2
4.12
26.3
74.5
1994
631.9
13.64
44.5
3.95
25.0
69.4
1995
645.6
12.53
39.4
3.65
23.6
63.0
1996
624.3
11.06
34.3
3.61
22.5
56.8
1997
587.7
9.55
26.5
4.09
24.0
50.5
1998
608.4
8.58
23.9
3.85
23.4
47.4
1999
620.6
8.01
22.7
3.76
23.4
46.0
2000
621.3
7.55
20.5
3.74
23.3
43.7
2001
636.6
7.54
21.0
3.69
23.5
44.5
2002
662.9
7.55
21.9
3.63
24.1
46.0
2003
685.2
7.55
22.6
3.59
24.6
47.2
2004
707.4
7.55
23.4
3.59
25.4
48.7
2005
732.7
7.55
24.2
3.59
26.3
50.5
2006
758.1
7.55
25.0
3.58
27.1
52.2
2007
780.1
7.55
25.8
3.58
27.9
53.7
2008
803.7
7.55
26.5
3.57
28.7
55.3
2009
826.9
7.55
27.3
3.58
29.6
56.9
2010
852.5
7.55
28.2
3.58
30.5
58.7

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

2 Fewer than 50.

Sources:

Historical award ratios computed by dividing number of awards to young or aged spouses by number of awards to minor children or disabled workers, respectively.

Future award ratios projected based on historical trend and judgment.

Historical awards based on SSA administrative records.

Future awards to young or aged spouses computed by applying award ratios to applicable number of awards.

Awards to total spouses are sum of young and aged spouses.

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


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