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

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 2013
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
  Number
Total 34,497 3,942 6,969 9,045 10,591 3,950
Congenital anomalies 109 41 35 19 12 2
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 607 63 109 169 188 78
Infectious and parasitic diseases 799 36 134 318 268 43
Injuries 2,157 256 476 513 645 267
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 169 131 33 5 0 0
Developmental disorders 82 41 26 9 6 0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 79 53 14 5 5 2
Intellectual disability 1,085 467 286 220 102 10
Mood disorders 5,865 609 1,581 1,826 1,524 325
Organic mental disorders 1,045 234 253 252 244 62
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,323 191 478 376 239 39
Other 1,588 251 526 464 291 56
Neoplasms 4,129 270 491 940 1,723 705
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 267 90 70 48 44 15
Circulatory system 1,510 49 157 322 605 377
Digestive system 868 64 156 235 282 131
Genitourinary system 1,500 139 353 514 396 98
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 6,515 186 625 1,524 2,816 1,364
Nervous system and sense organs 3,770 685 1,002 1,039 823 221
Respiratory system 495 29 51 112 210 93
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 101 10 31 19 27 14
Other 116 17 29 28 33 9
Unknown 318 30 53 88 108 39
  Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.9 1.8 2.0
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2.3 0.9 1.9 3.5 2.5 1.1
Injuries 6.3 6.5 6.8 5.7 6.1 6.8
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 0.5 3.3 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0
Developmental disorders 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 0.2 1.3 0.2 0.1 (L) 0.1
Intellectual disability 3.1 11.8 4.1 2.4 1.0 0.3
Mood disorders 17.0 15.4 22.7 20.2 14.4 8.2
Organic mental disorders 3.0 5.9 3.6 2.8 2.3 1.6
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 3.8 4.8 6.9 4.2 2.3 1.0
Other 4.6 6.4 7.5 5.1 2.7 1.4
Neoplasms 12.0 6.8 7.0 10.4 16.3 17.8
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.8 2.3 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.4
Circulatory system 4.4 1.2 2.3 3.6 5.7 9.5
Digestive system 2.5 1.6 2.2 2.6 2.7 3.3
Genitourinary system 4.3 3.5 5.1 5.7 3.7 2.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 18.9 4.7 9.0 16.8 26.6 34.5
Nervous system and sense organs 10.9 17.4 14.4 11.5 7.8 5.6
Respiratory system 1.4 0.7 0.7 1.2 2.0 2.4
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4
Other 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2
Unknown 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2013 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, 2013
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
  Number
Total 31,591 2,431 7,000 9,344 9,426 3,390
Congenital anomalies 118 33 31 33 15 6
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 695 29 110 214 256 86
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,020 18 162 410 362 68
Injuries 1,644 124 385 473 479 183
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 122 61 41 11 8 1
Developmental disorders 78 32 32 9 5 0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 74 38 30 1 5 0
Intellectual disability 2,151 457 837 545 273 39
Mood disorders 6,193 349 1,524 2,097 1,799 424
Organic mental disorders 1,151 157 288 322 302 82
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,754 117 551 524 469 93
Other 1,470 162 440 446 342 80
Neoplasms 1,877 103 292 501 678 303
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 242 65 90 53 30 4
Circulatory system 1,255 30 132 274 483 336
Digestive system 524 23 102 132 188 79
Genitourinary system 1,167 79 316 395 311 66
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 5,473 86 498 1,494 2,205 1,190
Nervous system and sense organs 3,654 407 978 1,165 866 238
Respiratory system 425 17 62 109 175 62
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 79 7 16 22 28 6
Other 82 13 21 19 26 3
Unknown 343 24 62 95 121 41
  Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.4 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 2.2 1.2 1.6 2.3 2.7 2.5
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3.2 0.7 2.3 4.4 3.8 2.0
Injuries 5.2 5.1 5.5 5.1 5.1 5.4
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 0.4 2.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 (L)
Developmental disorders 0.2 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 0.2 1.6 0.4 (L) 0.1 0.0
Intellectual disability 6.8 18.8 12.0 5.8 2.9 1.2
Mood disorders 19.6 14.4 21.8 22.4 19.1 12.5
Organic mental disorders 3.6 6.5 4.1 3.4 3.2 2.4
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 5.6 4.8 7.9 5.6 5.0 2.7
Other 4.7 6.7 6.3 4.8 3.6 2.4
Neoplasms 5.9 4.2 4.2 5.4 7.2 8.9
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.8 2.7 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.1
Circulatory system 4.0 1.2 1.9 2.9 5.1 9.9
Digestive system 1.7 0.9 1.5 1.4 2.0 2.3
Genitourinary system 3.7 3.2 4.5 4.2 3.3 1.9
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 17.3 3.5 7.1 16.0 23.4 35.1
Nervous system and sense organs 11.6 16.7 14.0 12.5 9.2 7.0
Respiratory system 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.9 1.8
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
Other 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1
Unknown 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.2
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 2013 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
Total 1,344.89 984.55 1,211.27 1,340.22 1,488.34 1,566.34
Congenital anomalies 1,083.35 913.07 1,080.69 1,037.14 1,684.71 1,451.45
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1,281.54 997.64 1,293.21 1,271.33 1,340.59 1,374.33
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,319.94 1,026.58 1,223.38 1,291.09 1,387.10 1,661.27
Injuries 1,454.20 1,126.97 1,387.34 1,465.64 1,593.59 1,528.45
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 864.53 855.18 924.13 715.94 0.00 0.00
Developmental disorders 964.15 864.10 1,028.49 1,229.42 971.15 0.00
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 993.84 873.17 1,085.56 1,091.36 1,680.38 1,589.45
Intellectual disability 884.61 845.38 920.16 870.29 997.59 862.49
Mood disorders 1,255.32 948.18 1,143.68 1,272.45 1,412.34 1,541.33
Organic mental disorders 1,268.31 959.27 1,187.87 1,346.25 1,481.27 1,608.03
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,094.36 913.81 1,066.35 1,125.41 1,222.04 1,240.04
Other 1,202.68 1,020.70 1,149.14 1,220.97 1,363.27 1,535.26
Neoplasms 1,598.90 1,158.89 1,473.75 1,588.62 1,660.86 1,716.85
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,239.32 946.29 1,142.32 1,346.63 1,670.88 1,840.85
Circulatory system 1,484.71 1,070.17 1,272.26 1,379.91 1,563.74 1,589.75
Digestive system 1,487.41 1,092.03 1,307.37 1,440.83 1,604.20 1,727.12
Genitourinary system 1,460.67 1,072.42 1,307.57 1,467.15 1,653.25 1,750.66
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 1,381.64 1,047.34 1,251.52 1,330.79 1,413.86 1,477.12
Nervous system and sense organs 1,306.32 999.45 1,219.50 1,367.01 1,507.51 1,616.64
Respiratory system 1,375.12 944.25 1,237.64 1,232.43 1,460.72 1,563.42
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,316.40 1,020.07 1,160.43 1,217.63 1,518.99 1,616.81
Other 1,337.96 1,009.81 1,218.32 1,350.59 1,528.05 1,607.06
Unknown 1,404.50 1,017.86 1,365.62 1,351.15 1,517.63 1,561.89
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, 2013 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
Total 1,200.19 1,022.64 1,115.10 1,176.18 1,280.03 1,347.36
Congenital anomalies 1,064.55 1,013.76 1,061.88 1,044.17 1,166.77 1,214.12
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1,134.65 997.93 1,113.63 1,105.28 1,153.39 1,224.95
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,207.00 1,072.77 1,178.04 1,181.40 1,240.94 1,285.15
Injuries 1,341.77 1,259.47 1,328.95 1,301.03 1,381.41 1,425.98
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 933.35 882.16 959.17 1,126.69 883.79 1,266.72
Developmental disorders 952.08 926.63 953.79 969.84 1,072.00 0.00
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 916.38 950.28 889.07 1,010.84 803.72 0.00
Intellectual disability 914.09 912.60 906.95 916.09 926.95 967.12
Mood disorders 1,144.77 953.30 1,076.19 1,132.32 1,214.90 1,312.87
Organic mental disorders 1,174.47 1,022.30 1,088.02 1,203.08 1,284.06 1,253.46
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,060.19 963.30 1,023.52 1,066.79 1,100.83 1,157.17
Other 1,108.93 1,031.25 1,089.48 1,073.02 1,181.89 1,261.55
Neoplasms 1,486.30 1,158.99 1,422.62 1,480.87 1,534.22 1,560.71
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,133.33 1,152.88 1,080.72 1,055.02 1,324.79 1,601.09
Circulatory system 1,311.03 1,151.55 1,155.57 1,217.40 1,366.80 1,382.54
Digestive system 1,354.23 1,030.73 1,202.57 1,287.84 1,443.92 1,541.72
Genitourinary system 1,332.99 1,210.34 1,212.61 1,322.43 1,446.16 1,586.07
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 1,255.67 1,122.58 1,228.53 1,204.69 1,279.13 1,297.20
Nervous system and sense organs 1,215.78 1,054.72 1,152.84 1,200.43 1,323.04 1,434.72
Respiratory system 1,189.27 1,090.92 1,115.55 1,092.16 1,252.60 1,281.93
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,157.60 1,055.59 1,135.38 1,075.43 1,301.08 967.58
Other 1,221.13 944.31 1,118.00 1,284.74 1,310.84 1,962.27
Unknown 1,237.07 1,097.25 1,197.65 1,152.57 1,332.59 1,292.40
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, 2013
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 8,940,950 34,497 0.4 31,591 0.4
Alabama 237,304 399 0.2 521 0.2
Alaska 12,809 98 0.8 77 0.6
Arizona 156,298 589 0.4 641 0.4
Arkansas 140,953 417 0.3 395 0.3
California 711,206 3,409 0.5 3,175 0.4
Colorado 105,715 482 0.5 368 0.3
Connecticut 81,570 383 0.5 328 0.4
Delaware 27,468 155 0.6 122 0.4
District of Columbia 14,646 95 0.6 117 0.8
Florida 551,858 1,431 0.3 1,644 0.3
Georgia 283,114 678 0.2 898 0.3
Hawaii 23,328 133 0.6 98 0.4
Idaho 43,423 142 0.3 154 0.4
Illinois 291,729 1,231 0.4 1,302 0.4
Indiana 207,522 614 0.3 518 0.2
Iowa 77,493 381 0.5 300 0.4
Kansas 75,521 292 0.4 266 0.4
Kentucky 209,584 546 0.3 523 0.2
Louisiana 156,752 734 0.5 728 0.5
Maine 59,274 211 0.4 207 0.3
Maryland 129,435 771 0.6 693 0.5
Massachusetts 203,672 1,425 0.7 1,085 0.5
Michigan 353,667 1,074 0.3 861 0.2
Minnesota 126,696 789 0.6 566 0.4
Mississippi 132,736 274 0.2 323 0.2
Missouri 221,430 713 0.3 606 0.3
Montana 28,170 129 0.5 110 0.4
Nebraska 42,192 217 0.5 188 0.4
Nevada 62,983 246 0.4 264 0.4
New Hampshire 48,139 318 0.7 245 0.5
New Jersey 201,536 1,051 0.5 850 0.4
New Mexico 64,559 235 0.4 296 0.5
New York 519,601 2,817 0.5 2,277 0.4
North Carolina 332,799 760 0.2 864 0.3
North Dakota 14,135 110 0.8 114 0.8
Ohio 353,033 1,067 0.3 935 0.3
Oklahoma 127,973 480 0.4 490 0.4
Oregon 107,732 309 0.3 241 0.2
Pennsylvania 409,657 1,881 0.5 1,599 0.4
Rhode Island 37,312 169 0.5 144 0.4
South Carolina 179,893 294 0.2 396 0.2
South Dakota 19,216 99 0.5 88 0.5
Tennessee 252,532 506 0.2 514 0.2
Texas 574,276 3,056 0.5 2,785 0.5
Utah 47,616 259 0.5 223 0.5
Vermont 22,534 152 0.7 118 0.5
Virginia 211,424 823 0.4 811 0.4
Washington 177,421 934 0.5 637 0.4
West Virginia 95,060 289 0.3 196 0.2
Wisconsin 160,842 628 0.4 480 0.3
Wyoming 13,106 84 0.6 79 0.6
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 183,552 82 (L) 88 (L)
Other a 18,454 36 0.2 43 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, 2013
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 8,940,950 34,497 0.4 31,591 0.4
Under 30 207,400 3,942 1.9 2,431 1.2
30–39 714,026 6,969 1.0 7,000 1.0
40–49 1,557,120 9,045 0.6 9,344 0.6
50–59 3,646,658 10,591 0.3 9,426 0.3
60–FRA 2,815,746 3,950 0.1 3,390 0.1
  Men
Subtotal 4,642,134 19,575 0.4 16,328 0.4
Under 30 119,292 2,521 2.1 1,520 1.3
30–39 368,360 4,047 1.1 3,786 1.0
40–49 784,545 4,763 0.6 4,544 0.6
50–59 1,875,714 5,873 0.3 4,749 0.3
60–FRA 1,494,223 2,371 0.2 1,729 0.1
  Women
Subtotal 4,298,816 14,922 0.3 15,263 0.4
Under 30 88,108 1,421 1.6 911 1.0
30–39 345,666 2,922 0.8 3,214 0.9
40–49 772,575 4,282 0.6 4,800 0.6
50–59 1,770,944 4,718 0.3 4,677 0.3
60–FRA 1,321,523 1,579 0.1 1,661 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.
Table 58. Work-incentive utilization among disabled workers, 2008–2012
Work-incentive category 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 a
Workers who participated in a trial work period (TWP) 228,377 188,088 194,720 206,960 193,042
Started a TWP 119,983 97,769 111,849 114,594 99,356
Completed a TWP 91,033 72,773 67,222 77,237 77,726
Workers with at least 1 suspension month because of earnings above the substantial gainful activity level
Extended period of eligibility 131,545 118,336 107,544 104,290 102,651
Initial reinstatement period 5,380 4,849 4,975 5,139 4,497
Favorable decision on expedited reinstatement request 14,674 12,004 12,573 12,156 10,699
Workers using miscellaneous work incentives for at least 1 month
Impairment-related work expenses 10,696 10,113 9,909 10,211 10,100
Subsidies 22,292 22,075 21,568 21,146 18,947
Special conditions 4,645 4,394 4,093 3,633 3,295
Unsuccessful work attempts b 8,080 4,073 3,640 4,773 7,734
SOURCE: Disability Control Research File, October 2014.
a. Approximately 10 percent of work-related continuing disability reviews (CDRs) for earnings in 2012 are still in progress; all other years are subject to change because of work-related CDR processing that may address work activity in previous years.
b. For the 2009–2011 period, there are missing data for unsuccessful work attempts in the administrative files because of a systems issue.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.