Congressional Statistics: Disability Insurance for December 2014

Puerto Rico

Most DI beneficiaries in Puerto Rico are disabled workers

Pie chart showing total number of beneficiaries in Puerto Rico. Disabled workers: 179,266. Children: 42,582. Spouses: 7,647.

Average annual benefits compared to the poverty threshold

Bar chart. Average annual benefit for a disabled worker in Puerto Rico (estimated): $12,432. Federal poverty threshold for a working-age person living alone (U.S. Census Bureau): $12,316.

Total annual benefits

Outline map of Puerto Rico.

$2.4 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
Puerto Rico 229,495 179,266 42,582 7,647 1,036 309 291 201.1
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.