Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2014

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2014
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
2014 849,739 83 779,229 87 19,461 75 51,049 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: Because of differences in data sources and calculation methods, statistics reported in this table may differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
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, 2014
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 1,321,536 779,229 34,111 317,905 119,781 19,461 8,616 25,338 17,095
Death of beneficiary 291,371 252,813 1,953 694 49 8,069 5,883 20,836 1,074
Death of worker a 44,568 . . . 4,243 35,075 1,290 . . . . . . . . . 3,960
Attainment of—  
Age 16 by child 9,229 . . . 9,229 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age 18 by child 237,471 . . . . . . 237,471 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum age as a student 24,546 . . . . . . . . . 24,546 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled worker 483,224 450,620 14,572 9,713 519 . . . . . . . . . 7,800
FRA by disabled widow(er) 10,406 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,406 . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 5,566 . . . 1,261 909 130 . . . 776 1,359 1,131
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 4,680 1,913 1,160 127 3 583 734 121 39
Does not meet medical standards b 108,967 68,835 1,383 31,386 508 251 1,037 2,702 2,865
Medical improvement c -- 28,046 -- -- -- 93 386 960 589
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 35,846 -- -- -- 130 478 1,136 622
Failure to cooperate -- 4,433 -- -- -- 26 167 578 325
Miscellaneous reasons -- 510 -- -- -- (X) (X) 28 7
Student no longer attending school 92,699 . . . . . . . . . 92,699 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 8,809 5,048 310 2,530 37 (X) (X) 320 226
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Because of differences in data sources and calculation methods, statistics reported in this table may differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
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; (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals.
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.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2014
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 849,739 83 779,229 87 19,461 75 51,049 49
Alabama 21,414 80 19,634 83 634 70 1,146 51
Alaska 1,278 89 1,182 94 25 84 71 51
Arizona 15,662 90 14,651 94 283 74 728 49
Arkansas 13,197 83 12,111 86 353 72 733 55
California 70,861 87 65,656 93 1,427 84 3,778 41
Colorado 9,763 82 9,124 85 137 61 502 52
Connecticut 7,481 78 6,804 83 132 83 545 44
Delaware 2,748 89 2,586 94 37 49 125 44
District of Columbia 1,337 80 1,229 83 27 103 81 50
Florida 56,037 89 52,485 94 1,019 69 2,533 49
Georgia 27,625 85 25,530 89 713 74 1,382 49
Hawaii 2,573 96 2,361 102 55 104 157 52
Idaho 3,991 81 3,676 84 77 74 238 51
Illinois 28,845 85 26,009 90 635 78 2,201 51
Indiana 19,515 82 17,697 85 422 65 1,396 58
Iowa 7,534 82 6,703 86 138 73 693 58
Kansas 7,183 83 6,532 87 143 67 508 56
Kentucky 19,080 80 17,225 83 683 81 1,172 56
Louisiana 15,760 85 14,045 89 584 86 1,131 51
Maine 4,718 70 4,256 72 80 54 382 56
Maryland 12,403 84 11,543 88 225 77 635 43
Massachusetts 16,729 71 15,247 74 263 65 1,219 46
Michigan 31,260 76 28,299 80 761 75 2,200 48
Minnesota 11,330 77 10,397 82 153 72 780 45
Mississippi 13,137 86 11,827 89 431 78 879 57
Missouri 20,420 81 18,460 83 495 69 1,465 62
Montana 2,862 91 2,622 94 62 94 178 57
Nebraska 4,212 86 3,837 91 65 69 310 55
Nevada 6,442 91 6,124 95 115 68 203 44
New Hampshire 3,808 71 3,524 73 54 57 230 48
New Jersey 19,647 84 18,086 89 345 75 1,216 45
New Mexico 5,856 81 5,451 84 116 76 289 48
New York 47,707 79 43,538 84 937 79 3,232 44
North Carolina 32,606 87 30,135 91 718 69 1,753 52
North Dakota 1,524 91 1,386 99 20 77 118 49
Ohio 32,319 78 29,133 82 939 83 2,247 49
Oklahoma 13,010 90 11,930 93 342 72 738 58
Oregon 10,427 84 9,691 89 193 68 543 45
Pennsylvania 37,452 79 34,042 83 845 75 2,565 51
Rhode Island 3,205 75 2,903 78 64 75 238 54
South Carolina 17,569 86 16,274 90 423 66 872 49
South Dakota 2,005 89 1,802 94 37 92 166 59
Tennessee 24,267 85 22,247 88 704 75 1,316 53
Texas 56,791 87 52,371 91 1,597 84 2,823 46
Utah 4,525 82 4,176 87 65 59 284 48
Vermont 1,948 75 1,767 78 30 65 151 54
Virginia 20,521 84 18,972 89 470 74 1,079 45
Washington 16,592 82 15,416 86 283 66 893 47
West Virginia 9,603 88 8,645 92 346 84 612 55
Wisconsin 14,595 77 13,187 81 209 63 1,199 52
Wyoming 1,310 88 1,221 93 24 81 65 48
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 15,000 72 13,682 76 426 88 892 38
Other a 2,055 90 1,798 111 100 130 157 27
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: Because of differences in data sources and calculation methods, statistics reported in this table may differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
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.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.