Disabled Workers Applications for Disability Benefits & Benefit Awards

Number of applications and awards, and awards per 1,000 insured workers, 1965-2018
[Numbers in thousands]
Calendar year Number of
applications
Number
of awards
Awards as a
percent of
applications
Awards per
1,000 insured
workersa
1965 529.3 253.5 47.9 4.7
1966 544.5 278.3 51.1 5.1
1967 573.2 301.4 52.6 5.4
1968 719.8 323.2 44.9 5.7
1969 725.2 344.7 47.5 4.9
1970 869.8 350.4 40.3 4.8
1971 923.9 415.9 45.0 5.5
1972 947.5 455.4 48.1 5.9
1973 1,067.5 491.6 46.1 6.2
1974 1,330.2 536.0 40.3 6.6
1975 1,285.3 592.0 46.1 7.0
1976 1,232.2 551.5 44.8 6.4
1977 1,235.2 568.9 46.1 6.5
1978 1,184.7 490.8 41.4 5.5
1979 1,187.8 440.5 37.1 4.7
1980 1,262.3 420.3 33.3 4.3
1981 1,161.2 381.0 32.8 3.8
1982 1,019.8 336.1 33.0 3.3
1983 1,019.3 428.5 42.0 4.1
1984 1,036.7 410.0 39.5 3.9
1985 1,066.2 416.1 39.0 3.9
1986 1,118.4 424.9 38.0 3.9
1987 1,108.9 420.3 37.9 3.8
1988 1,017.9 415.3 40.8 3.7
1989 984.9 430.7 43.7 3.7
1990 1,067.7 472.1 44.2 4.0
1991 1,208.7 540.8 44.7 4.5
1992 1,335.1 642.1 48.1 5.3
1993 1,425.8 637.4 44.7 5.2
1994 1,443.8 631.9 43.8 5.1
1995 1,338.1 645.6 48.3 5.2
1996 1,279.2 624.3 48.8 4.9
1997 1,180.2 587.7 49.8 4.6
1998 1,169.3 608.4 52.0 4.6
1999 1,200.1 620.6 51.7 4.7
2000 1,330.6 621.3 46.7 4.6
2001 1,498.6 690.5 46.1 5.0
2002 1,682.5 750.0 44.6 5.4
2003 1,895.5 777.5 41.0 5.5
2004 2,137.5 795.8 37.2 5.6
2005 2,122.1 829.7 39.1 5.8
2006 2,134.1 803.8 37.7 5.5
2007 2,190.2 818.5 37.4 5.6
2008 2,320.4 890.4 38.4 6.0
2009 2,816.2 987.6 35.1 6.6
2010 2,935.8 1049.3 35.7 7.0
2011 2,878.9 1019.1 35.4 6.8
2012 2,824.0 983.6 34.8 6.6
2013 2,653.9 888.1 33.5 5.9
2014 2,536.2 811.0 32.0 5.4
2015 2,427.4 775.7 32.0 5.2
2016 2,321.6 744.3 32.1 4.9
2017 2,179.9 762.1 35.0 5.0
2018 2,073.3 733.9 35.4 4.8
a Figures subject to revision.