Congressional Statistics: Disability Insurance for December 2014


Most DI beneficiaries in Alaska are disabled workers

Pie chart showing total number of beneficiaries in Alaska. Disabled workers: 12,641. Children: 2,672. Spouses: 184.

Average annual benefits compared to the poverty threshold

Bar chart. Average annual benefit for a disabled worker in Alaska (estimated): $13,776. Federal poverty threshold for a working-age person living alone (U.S. Census Bureau): $12,316.

Total annual benefits

Outline map of Alaska.

$0.2 billion

While Social Security is best known for providing retirement benefits, the program also provides Disability Insurance (DI) protection to workers and their families (spouses, minor children, and disabled adult children).

Number of Disability Insurance beneficiaries in current-payment status, average monthly benefit, and total monthly benefits, December 2014
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Average monthly benefit (dollars) Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
Total Disabled workers Children Spouses Disabled workers Children Spouses
Alaska 15,497 12,641 2,672 184 1,148 326 290 15.4
All areas a 10,931,092 8,954,518 1,827,619 148,955 1,165 349 315 11,120.2
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic data.
a. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.