Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2012

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Disabled Workers Who Work

Table 52. Distribution of workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work, by diagnostic group and age, December 2012
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
  Number
Total 30,979 3,527 6,102 8,369 9,549 3,432
Congenital anomalies 86 26 27 19 14 0
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 545 55 90 147 182 71
Infectious and parasitic diseases 719 27 118 316 226 32
Injuries 2,002 246 435 490 597 234
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 125 97 20 6 2 0
Developmental disorders 63 40 13 6 4 0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 66 39 16 6 4 1
Intellectual disability 955 408 243 192 102 10
Mood disorders 5,200 549 1,346 1,641 1,386 278
Organic mental disorders 984 207 228 259 227 63
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,174 175 400 334 227 38
Other 1,354 245 434 365 256 54
Neoplasms 3,938 255 510 948 1,592 633
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 228 78 58 41 38 13
Circulatory system 1,352 50 135 261 583 323
Digestive system 776 58 140 196 284 98
Genitourinary system 1,322 125 332 434 345 86
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 5,724 143 556 1,477 2,390 1,158
Nervous system and sense organs 3,443 613 861 993 756 220
Respiratory system 428 28 53 106 180 61
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 91 16 18 26 23 8
Other 93 17 20 22 25 9
Unknown 311 30 49 84 106 42
  Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.9 2.1
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2.3 0.8 1.9 3.8 2.4 0.9
Injuries 6.5 7.0 7.1 5.9 6.3 6.8
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 0.4 2.8 0.3 0.1 (L) 0.0
Developmental disorders 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.1 (L) 0.0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 0.2 1.1 0.3 0.1 (L) (L)
Intellectual disability 3.1 11.6 4.0 2.3 1.1 0.3
Mood disorders 16.8 15.6 22.1 19.6 14.5 8.1
Organic mental disorders 3.2 5.9 3.7 3.1 2.4 1.8
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 3.8 5.0 6.6 4.0 2.4 1.1
Other 4.4 6.9 7.1 4.4 2.7 1.6
Neoplasms 12.7 7.2 8.4 11.3 16.7 18.4
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.7 2.2 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.4
Circulatory system 4.4 1.4 2.2 3.1 6.1 9.4
Digestive system 2.5 1.6 2.3 2.3 3.0 2.9
Genitourinary system 4.3 3.5 5.4 5.2 3.6 2.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 18.5 4.1 9.1 17.6 25.0 33.7
Nervous system and sense organs 11.1 17.4 14.1 11.9 7.9 6.4
Respiratory system 1.4 0.8 0.9 1.3 1.9 1.8
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
Other 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Unknown 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2012 regardless of when their benefits were initially withheld.
FRA = full retirement age; (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 53. Distribution of workers with benefits terminated because of successful return to work, by diagnostic group and age, 2012
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
  Number
Total 38,228 2,842 8,495 12,093 11,163 3,635
Congenital anomalies 120 35 35 30 17 3
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 825 37 111 267 295 115
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,336 21 195 607 434 79
Injuries 1,983 157 465 585 569 207
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 127 70 39 13 5 0
Developmental disorders 103 39 39 14 10 1
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 86 36 32 13 5 0
Intellectual disability 2,662 534 1,036 738 300 54
Mood disorders 7,624 415 1,875 2,704 2,155 475
Organic mental disorders 1,336 176 362 382 332 84
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 2,240 158 711 741 546 84
Other 1,768 171 552 576 388 81
Neoplasms 2,136 136 321 559 800 320
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 330 65 124 96 36 9
Circulatory system 1,485 29 149 353 582 372
Digestive system 648 27 125 177 246 73
Genitourinary system 1,378 101 344 504 359 70
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 6,451 122 620 1,909 2,618 1,182
Nervous system and sense organs 4,342 448 1,157 1,447 1,023 267
Respiratory system 542 18 82 165 202 75
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 104 9 21 30 36 8
Other 126 9 27 38 37 15
Unknown 476 29 73 145 168 61
  Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.3 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 2.2 1.3 1.3 2.2 2.6 3.2
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3.5 0.7 2.3 5.0 3.9 2.2
Injuries 5.2 5.5 5.5 4.8 5.1 5.7
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 0.3 2.5 0.5 0.1 (L) 0.0
Developmental disorders 0.3 1.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 (L)
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 0.2 1.3 0.4 0.1 (L) 0.0
Intellectual disability 7.0 18.8 12.2 6.1 2.7 1.5
Mood disorders 19.9 14.6 22.1 22.4 19.3 13.1
Organic mental disorders 3.5 6.2 4.3 3.2 3.0 2.3
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 5.9 5.6 8.4 6.1 4.9 2.3
Other 4.6 6.0 6.5 4.8 3.5 2.2
Neoplasms 5.6 4.8 3.8 4.6 7.2 8.8
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.9 2.3 1.5 0.8 0.3 0.2
Circulatory system 3.9 1.0 1.8 2.9 5.2 10.2
Digestive system 1.7 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.2 2.0
Genitourinary system 3.6 3.6 4.0 4.2 3.2 1.9
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 16.9 4.3 7.3 15.8 23.5 32.5
Nervous system and sense organs 11.4 15.8 13.6 12.0 9.2 7.3
Respiratory system 1.4 0.6 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.1
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
Other 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Unknown 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: FRA = full retirement age; (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 54. Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits withheld, by diagnostic group and age, December 2012 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
Total 1,323.14 962.98 1,199.04 1,321.91 1,461.23 1,532.68
Congenital anomalies 1,045.25 848.48 1,069.90 1,075.33 1,322.31 0.00
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1,257.05 988.49 1,269.58 1,249.95 1,295.63 1,364.97
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,288.58 924.12 1,227.77 1,269.69 1,340.50 1,640.18
Injuries 1,436.69 1,130.69 1,351.68 1,456.10 1,558.96 1,563.81
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 818.18 799.27 846.35 905.98 1,190.45 0.00
Developmental disorders 907.77 799.91 1,089.68 1,221.50 924.48 0.00
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 958.34 796.93 1,087.98 1,219.82 1,366.20 1,978.90
Intellectual disability 860.87 811.49 919.49 863.25 893.69 1,070.75
Mood disorders 1,225.39 894.58 1,124.39 1,248.56 1,368.95 1,515.18
Organic mental disorders 1,270.98 953.70 1,151.38 1,342.47 1,484.60 1,682.63
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,090.67 917.70 1,065.32 1,112.39 1,216.36 1,212.39
Other 1,163.85 1,003.25 1,118.00 1,197.73 1,277.31 1,494.06
Neoplasms 1,565.75 1,100.96 1,493.37 1,567.42 1,623.50 1,663.53
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,230.31 999.29 1,101.45 1,208.84 1,701.33 1,882.19
Circulatory system 1,465.82 1,091.40 1,270.78 1,376.86 1,537.52 1,547.77
Digestive system 1,446.58 1,037.52 1,255.38 1,421.44 1,593.12 1,587.46
Genitourinary system 1,450.67 1,142.47 1,267.89 1,454.11 1,648.97 1,791.40
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 1,358.67 1,043.25 1,223.91 1,300.52 1,406.84 1,437.07
Nervous system and sense organs 1,284.23 975.68 1,199.38 1,344.00 1,470.79 1,565.24
Respiratory system 1,317.30 913.70 1,171.39 1,192.24 1,408.59 1,577.25
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,300.01 980.42 1,166.94 1,276.44 1,559.05 1,570.45
Other 1,315.82 884.58 1,349.83 1,297.66 1,528.26 1,509.12
Unknown 1,338.31 1,014.42 1,312.69 1,249.19 1,474.12 1,435.03
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 55. Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits terminated, by diagnostic group and age, 2012 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
Total 1,178.87 1,009.54 1,088.96 1,161.98 1,258.76 1,332.23
Congenital anomalies 1,057.86 996.52 1,095.96 993.28 1,151.20 1,445.77
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1,124.02 955.55 1,120.03 1,119.67 1,139.69 1,151.98
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,197.74 1,225.94 1,148.30 1,158.70 1,261.20 1,263.63
Injuries 1,311.05 1,229.29 1,302.55 1,282.21 1,342.43 1,387.47
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 947.01 897.60 1,009.52 1,004.59 1,001.64 0.00
Developmental disorders 945.78 945.77 915.40 1,091.34 906.68 483.99
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 931.44 901.11 1,001.38 839.70 940.64 0.00
Intellectual disability 900.26 909.47 892.56 896.73 908.39 960.07
Mood disorders 1,139.17 944.04 1,069.64 1,129.45 1,208.10 1,326.75
Organic mental disorders 1,132.43 1,023.27 1,066.58 1,153.36 1,202.39 1,273.19
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,053.47 967.33 1,034.62 1,050.36 1,093.20 1,144.28
Other 1,077.31 934.93 1,036.06 1,086.04 1,163.70 1,183.14
Neoplasms 1,463.16 1,251.25 1,335.50 1,453.07 1,518.89 1,559.59
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,141.39 1,034.65 1,079.69 1,228.11 1,233.53 1,468.78
Circulatory system 1,301.69 1,098.74 1,125.87 1,217.11 1,327.07 1,428.49
Digestive system 1,311.50 1,080.64 1,125.69 1,274.55 1,420.96 1,435.76
Genitourinary system 1,296.72 1,015.60 1,202.93 1,272.57 1,465.36 1,472.20
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 1,226.91 1,077.08 1,173.45 1,202.17 1,253.39 1,251.71
Nervous system and sense organs 1,197.81 1,074.20 1,121.52 1,187.62 1,282.18 1,467.74
Respiratory system 1,172.19 957.58 1,005.50 1,162.42 1,211.43 1,321.72
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,143.13 950.52 1,174.61 1,034.68 1,276.58 1,083.35
Other 1,210.22 1,012.17 1,222.91 1,143.87 1,222.77 1,443.30
Unknown 1,177.90 1,004.99 1,058.76 1,127.90 1,224.66 1,392.76
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 56. Distribution, by state or other area, 2012
State or area All workers, December Workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work, December Workers with benefits terminated because of successful return to work, calendar year
Number Percentage of all workers Number Percentage of all workers
All areas 8,826,591 30,979 0.4 38,228 0.4
Alabama 233,849 366 0.2 626 0.3
Alaska 12,931 99 0.8 97 0.8
Arizona 154,917 538 0.3 780 0.5
Arkansas 140,597 408 0.3 470 0.3
California 704,936 3,188 0.5 3,790 0.5
Colorado 103,473 394 0.4 467 0.5
Connecticut 81,125 349 0.4 448 0.6
Delaware 27,298 124 0.5 139 0.5
District of Columbia 14,183 75 0.5 154 1.1
Florida 537,803 1,271 0.2 1,976 0.4
Georgia 277,169 589 0.2 1,123 0.4
Hawaii 23,281 120 0.5 124 0.5
Idaho 42,382 128 0.3 163 0.4
Illinois 289,906 1,231 0.4 1,573 0.5
Indiana 203,621 548 0.3 660 0.3
Iowa 76,228 331 0.4 320 0.4
Kansas 74,640 274 0.4 345 0.5
Kentucky 209,409 452 0.2 578 0.3
Louisiana 154,283 638 0.4 802 0.5
Maine 58,922 222 0.4 215 0.4
Maryland 126,323 675 0.5 821 0.6
Massachusetts 200,147 1,335 0.7 1,478 0.7
Michigan 346,803 908 0.3 1,100 0.3
Minnesota 124,641 621 0.5 629 0.5
Mississippi 132,246 245 0.2 442 0.3
Missouri 218,208 610 0.3 745 0.3
Montana 27,897 108 0.4 122 0.4
Nebraska 42,016 160 0.4 243 0.6
Nevada 61,166 225 0.4 294 0.5
New Hampshire 47,094 292 0.6 254 0.5
New Jersey 198,641 1,037 0.5 1,048 0.5
New Mexico 63,286 252 0.4 324 0.5
New York 517,071 2,731 0.5 2,742 0.5
North Carolina 329,366 666 0.2 1,025 0.3
North Dakota 14,187 101 0.7 106 0.7
Ohio 345,176 879 0.3 1,278 0.4
Oklahoma 126,396 439 0.3 548 0.4
Oregon 105,885 283 0.3 324 0.3
Pennsylvania 403,388 1,745 0.4 1,906 0.5
Rhode Island 36,927 153 0.4 181 0.5
South Carolina 177,534 263 0.1 470 0.3
South Dakota 19,032 85 0.4 117 0.6
Tennessee 250,888 419 0.2 675 0.3
Texas 567,705 2,522 0.4 3,203 0.6
Utah 46,791 231 0.5 232 0.5
Vermont 22,313 136 0.6 142 0.6
Virginia 211,535 758 0.4 982 0.5
Washington 174,263 725 0.4 822 0.5
West Virginia 96,310 255 0.3 288 0.3
Wisconsin 157,689 550 0.3 594 0.4
Wyoming 12,777 83 0.6 86 0.7
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 183,247 94 0.1 118 0.1
Other a 18,690 48 0.3 39 0.2
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data, and Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data. From 2012 and forward, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 57. Distribution, by sex and age, 2012
Age group All workers, December Workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work, December Workers with benefits terminated because of successful return to work, calendar year
Number Percentage of all workers Number Percentage of all workers
  All disabled workers
Total 8,826,591 30,979 0.4 38,228 0.4
Under 30 222,225 3,527 1.6 2,842 1.3
30–39 708,530 6,102 0.9 8,495 1.2
40–49 1,596,864 8,369 0.5 12,093 0.8
50–59 3,567,036 9,549 0.3 11,163 0.3
60–FRA 2,731,936 3,432 0.1 3,635 0.1
  Men
Subtotal 4,606,044 17,203 0.4 19,578 0.4
Under 30 127,704 2,288 1.8 1,763 1.4
30–39 363,978 3,417 0.9 4,541 1.2
40–49 809,552 4,352 0.5 5,985 0.7
50–59 1,844,588 5,155 0.3 5,478 0.3
60–FRA 1,460,222 1,991 0.1 1,811 0.1
  Women
Subtotal 4,220,547 13,776 0.3 18,650 0.4
Under 30 94,521 1,239 1.3 1,079 1.1
30–39 344,552 2,685 0.8 3,954 1.1
40–49 787,312 4,017 0.5 6,108 0.8
50–59 1,722,448 4,394 0.3 5,685 0.3
60–FRA 1,271,714 1,441 0.1 1,824 0.1
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data, and Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data. From 2012 and forward, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.