Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2013

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2013
Year Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
1960 91,543 164 89,090 196 -- -- 2,453 24
1961 118,842 160 115,546 187 -- -- 3,296 27
1962 132,144 149 128,299 173 -- -- 3,845 26
1963 143,008 144 137,850 167 -- -- 5,158 31
1964 144,422 134 138,576 155 -- -- 5,846 32
1965 163,276 138 156,648 159 -- -- 6,628 33
1966 175,959 134 168,630 154 -- -- 7,329 34
1967 218,077 153 208,899 175 -- -- 9,178 40
1968 232,817 151 222,197 172 -- -- 10,620 44
1969 263,191 159 251,269 180 -- -- 11,922 46
1970 272,239 154 260,444 174 -- -- 11,795 44
1971 278,092 144 266,471 162 -- -- 11,621 41
1972 275,663 129 261,739 143 -- -- 13,924 46
1973 317,237 136 304,792 151 -- -- 12,445 39
1974 336,246 130 320,958 143 -- -- 15,288 45
1975 344,727 121 329,532 132 -- -- 15,195 42
1976 367,608 120 351,504 132 -- -- 16,104 42
1977 418,394 129 401,334 141 -- -- 17,060 42
1978 431,067 131 413,571 144 -- -- 17,496 42
1979 441,101 133 422,503 147 -- -- 18,598 43
1980 422,612 128 408,051 143 -- -- 14,561 32
1981 449,669 139 434,187 156 -- -- 15,482 33
1982 500,282 163 483,847 186 -- -- 16,435 35
1983 473,327 155 453,621 177 -- -- 19,706 40
1984 391,190 126 371,913 143 -- -- 19,277 38
1985 357,006 112 339,984 128 -- -- 17,022 32
1986 358,289 109 341,276 125 -- -- 17,013 31
1987 365,004 109 347,948 125 -- -- 17,056 30
1988 375,621 110 356,143 126 -- -- 19,478 34
1989 371,128 107 351,402 121 -- -- 19,726 34
1990 368,208 102 348,194 116 -- -- 20,014 33
1991 369,026 97 351,303 110 -- -- 17,723 29
1992 379,653 92 361,796 104 -- -- 17,857 28
1993 391,159 89 372,317 100 -- -- 18,842 29
1994 404,624 87 384,590 97 -- -- 20,034 30
1995 422,114 87 399,475 95 -- -- 22,639 33
1996 420,756 83 396,980 91 -- -- 23,776 34
1997 491,194 94 464,984 103 -- -- 26,210 37
1998 436,244 81 409,489 87 -- -- 26,755 38
1999 463,394 83 433,950 89 -- -- 29,444 41
2000 493,651 86 460,351 91 -- -- 33,300 46
2001 513,472 83 459,073 87 21,411 105 32,988 45
2002 535,465 82 479,364 87 21,379 103 34,722 47
2003 501,222 73 447,485 76 20,707 99 33,030 44
2004 525,418 73 470,017 76 23,572 112 31,829 42
2005 556,745 74 499,662 77 23,609 109 33,474 44
2006 569,146 73 511,128 75 23,599 107 34,419 44
2007 580,721 72 522,349 74 23,768 106 34,604 44
2008 627,423 74 563,314 76 26,109 114 38,000 44
2009 695,216 78 630,074 81 25,071 106 40,071 44
2010 706,008 75 640,678 78 24,749 101 40,581 43
2011 723,188 74 653,877 76 26,600 106 42,711 44
2012 795,699 79 728,320 83 19,346 76 48,033 48
2013 839,099 82 769,171 86 19,847 77 50,081 49
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000, Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, and Annual Termination file, 100 percent data; from 2001 through 2003, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; beginning in 2004, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data. From 2012 and forward, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
Beginning in 2004, data include closed period awards.
-- = not available.
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Table 50. Number, by reason for termination, 2013
Reason for termination All beneficiaries Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of—
Workers Spouses Children under age 18 Students aged 18–19 Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
Total 1,313,085 769,171 35,515 313,937 124,534 19,847 8,398 25,373 16,310
Death of beneficiary 288,667 250,622 1,830 710 43 7,653 5,675 21,191 943
Death of worker a 46,414 . . . 4,622 36,573 1,287 . . . . . . . . . 3,932
Attainment of—  
Age 16 by child 9,664 . . . 9,664 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age 18 by child 238,133 . . . . . . 238,133 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum age as a student 25,401 . . . . . . . . . 25,401 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled worker 486,338 452,851 15,411 9,911 531 . . . . . . . . . 7,634
FRA by disabled widow(er) 11,198 . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,198 . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 5,840 . . . 1,319 1,032 143 . . . 766 1,399 1,181
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 5,025 2,194 1,185 121 5 514 823 131 52
Does not meet medical standards b 92,485 59,529 1,144 25,624 463 249 899 2,276 2,301
Medical improvement c -- 17,066 -- -- -- 62 363 812 388
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 31,591 -- -- -- 146 423 1,035 557
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 10,872 -- -- -- 41 113 429 212
Student no longer attending school 96,625 . . . . . . . . . 96,625 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 7,295 3,975 340 1,833 36 233 235 376 267
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries whose benefits were terminated during the calendar year regardless of the effective date of the termination.
Data include closed period awards.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
a. Beneficiaries are terminated from the Disability Insurance Trust Fund and start receiving benefits from the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund.
b. Dependents' benefits terminate when the disabled worker no longer meets the requirements for disability benefits. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children of deceased or retired workers lose their benefits when they no longer meet the requirements for disability benefits.
c. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because the beneficiaries are engaging in substantial gainful activity during the extended period of eligibility.
e. Includes beneficiaries who did not comply with alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs or who refused vocational rehabilitation services.
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Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2013
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 839,099 82 769,171 86 19,847 77 50,081 49
Alabama 21,105 79 19,292 81 631 71 1,182 53
Alaska 1,218 85 1,124 88 25 89 69 52
Arizona 15,365 88 14,475 93 287 76 603 42
Arkansas 13,101 83 12,000 85 361 73 740 57
California 69,153 85 64,091 90 1,349 79 3,713 42
Colorado 9,476 81 8,884 84 157 74 435 47
Connecticut 7,594 80 6,867 84 138 87 589 48
Delaware 2,730 88 2,534 92 45 63 151 56
District of Columbia 1,217 74 1,120 76 24 90 73 45
Florida 54,414 88 50,935 92 1,078 75 2,401 48
Georgia 27,600 86 25,492 90 736 78 1,372 50
Hawaii 2,403 89 2,234 96 41 72 128 42
Idaho 4,023 82 3,740 86 76 74 207 46
Illinois 28,787 84 25,949 89 656 79 2,182 51
Indiana 19,280 81 17,467 84 473 74 1,340 56
Iowa 7,518 82 6,694 86 130 69 694 59
Kansas 7,174 83 6,527 86 136 65 511 57
Kentucky 18,774 79 16,938 81 666 79 1,170 56
Louisiana 14,990 81 13,253 85 643 96 1,094 49
Maine 4,864 72 4,422 75 117 80 325 49
Maryland 12,196 83 11,285 87 230 79 681 47
Massachusetts 16,729 72 15,309 75 275 69 1,145 45
Michigan 30,303 74 27,384 77 741 74 2,178 48
Minnesota 11,157 77 10,207 81 134 65 816 48
Mississippi 13,034 85 11,705 88 448 81 881 58
Missouri 20,266 80 18,523 84 453 63 1,290 55
Montana 2,739 86 2,536 90 54 76 149 48
Nebraska 4,095 84 3,731 88 94 100 270 48
Nevada 6,507 94 6,204 99 115 71 188 44
New Hampshire 3,744 70 3,482 72 62 66 200 43
New Jersey 19,737 85 18,219 90 327 71 1,191 45
New Mexico 5,719 79 5,324 82 133 88 262 44
New York 48,406 80 43,928 85 1,030 84 3,448 47
North Carolina 32,286 86 29,880 90 705 67 1,701 52
North Dakota 1,578 94 1,436 102 23 87 119 50
Ohio 32,409 79 29,328 83 902 81 2,179 48
Oklahoma 12,759 88 11,677 91 344 73 738 59
Oregon 10,392 85 9,666 90 202 73 524 45
Pennsylvania 37,237 79 33,897 83 872 77 2,468 49
Rhode Island 3,164 74 2,942 79 45 53 177 40
South Carolina 17,557 86 16,144 90 497 77 916 52
South Dakota 1,908 85 1,744 91 27 64 137 50
Tennessee 24,307 85 22,203 88 773 82 1,331 54
Texas 55,312 85 50,989 89 1,471 77 2,852 48
Utah 4,339 80 4,009 84 61 56 269 47
Vermont 1,916 74 1,724 77 29 60 163 59
Virginia 20,274 84 18,695 88 481 76 1,098 47
Washington 16,455 82 15,320 86 301 72 834 45
West Virginia 9,571 87 8,566 90 393 95 612 55
Wisconsin 14,310 77 12,955 81 226 68 1,129 50
Wyoming 1,235 84 1,158 88 16 54 61 46
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 14,140 67 12,740 69 492 97 908 39
Other a 2,532 100 2,223 120 122 143 187 31
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data. From 2012 and forward, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
Data include closed period awards.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
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