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.A22—DI Awards to Minor, Disabled, and Student Children of Disabled Workers
(Calendar years 1975-2010)
[Numbers in thousands]
Year
  Awards to
disabled
workers
Minor children
Disabled children
Student children
  Total children
  Ratio to disabled
worker awards
(per 100)
  Number
  Ratio to disabled
worker awards
(per 100)
  Number
  Ratio to disabled
worker awards
(per 100)
  Number
1975
592.0
64.87
384.1
1.19
7.0
20.96
124.1
515.2
1976
551.5
65.36
360.4
1.35
7.4
26.04
143.6
511.5
1977
568.9
63.32
360.2
1.40
8.0
26.42
150.3
518.5
1978
490.8
60.56
297.2
1.47
7.2
30.35
148.9
453.4
1979
440.5
56.15
247.3
1.42
6.3
33.05
145.6
399.2
1980
420.3
55.45
233.1
1.48
6.2
34.72
145.9
385.2
1981
381.0
53.08
202.2
1.45
5.5
36.24
138.1
345.9
1982
336.1
45.17
151.8
1.26
4.2
31.07
104.4
260.5
1983
428.5
35.78
153.3
1.21
5.2
16.49
70.6
229.1
1984
410.0
42.18
172.9
1.37
5.6
15.11
61.9
240.5
1985
416.1
45.30
188.5
1.60
6.7
13.36
55.6
250.8
1986
424.9
46.25
196.5
1.63
6.9
12.37
52.5
256.0
1987
420.3
45.59
191.6
1.59
6.7
12.84
54.0
252.2
1988
415.3
47.10
195.6
1.59
6.6
14.79
61.4
263.7
1989
430.7
45.69
196.8
1.47
6.3
13.17
56.7
259.8
1990
472.1
45.80
216.2
1.39
6.6
12.37
58.4
281.2
1991
540.8
46.13
249.5
1.39
7.5
11.12
60.2
317.2
1992
642.1
47.57
305.4
1.48
9.5
10.27
65.9
380.9
1993
637.4
49.62
316.3
1.60
10.2
11.12
70.9
397.4
1994
631.9
51.56
325.8
1.54
9.7
11.72
74.1
409.6
1995
645.6
48.68
314.3
1.51
9.7
11.71
75.6
399.7
1996
624.3
49.69
310.2
1.49
9.3
12.26
76.5
396.1
1997
587.7
47.18
277.3
1.44
8.5
12.90
75.8
361.6
1998
608.4
45.87
279.1
1.49
9.1
13.54
82.4
370.5
1999
620.6
45.60
283.0
1.58
9.8
13.58
84.3
377.1
2000
621.3
43.62
271.0
1.55
9.6
13.11
81.4
362.0
2001
636.6
43.75
278.5
1.50
9.5
13.00
82.8
370.8
2002
662.9
43.75
290.0
1.45
9.6
13.00
86.2
385.8
2003
685.2
43.75
299.8
1.40
9.6
13.00
89.1
398.5
2004
707.4
43.75
309.5
1.40
9.9
13.00
92.0
411.3
2005
732.7
43.75
320.6
1.40
10.3
13.00
95.3
426.1
2006
758.1
43.75
331.7
1.40
10.6
13.00
98.6
440.8
2007
780.1
43.75
341.3
1.40
10.9
13.00
101.4
453.7
2008
803.7
43.75
351.6
1.40
11.3
13.00
104.5
467.4
2009
826.9
43.75
361.8
1.40
11.6
13.00
107.5
480.9
2010
852.5
43.75
373.0
1.40
11.9
13.00
110.8
495.7

Sources:

Historical award ratios computed by dividing number of awards to minor, disabled, or student children by number of awards to disabled workers.

Future award ratios projected based on historical trend and judgment.

Historical awards based on SSA administrative records.

Future awards to minor, disabled, or student children computed by applying award ratios to number of disabled-worker awards.

Awards to total children are sum of awards to minor, disabled, or student children.

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


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