Congressional Statistics: Disability Insurance for December 2014


Most DI beneficiaries in Maine are disabled workers

Pie chart showing total number of beneficiaries in Maine. Disabled workers: 59,093. Children: 13,029. Spouses: 788.

Average annual benefits compared to the poverty threshold

Bar chart. Average annual benefit for a disabled worker in Maine (estimated): $13,020. Federal poverty threshold for a working-age person living alone (U.S. Census Bureau): $12,316.

Total annual benefits

Outline map of Maine.

$0.8 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
Maine 72,910 59,093 13,029 788 1,085 324 298 68.6
1 31,304 25,375 5,660 269 1,102 333 308 29.9
2 41,606 33,718 7,369 519 1,073 316 293 38.7
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.