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

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 2014
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
  Number
Total 36,916 3,971 7,894 9,424 11,253 4,374
Congenital anomalies 111 39 42 20 (X) (X)
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 634 67 118 183 182 84
Infectious and parasitic diseases 865 30 161 315 307 52
Injuries 2,154 238 510 502 633 271
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 206 145 46 9 6 0
Developmental disorders 70 32 21 11 6 0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 98 56 27 9 (X) (X)
Intellectual disability 1,151 447 356 220 116 12
Mood disorders 6,320 611 1,738 1,959 1,660 352
Organic mental disorders 1,179 295 285 264 264 71
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,465 209 504 432 269 51
Other 1,814 275 630 525 318 66
Neoplasms 4,272 264 594 914 1,779 721
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 288 97 81 48 45 17
Circulatory system 1,604 52 176 358 590 428
Digestive system 917 59 195 215 314 134
Genitourinary system 1,580 134 393 529 422 102
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 7,176 210 677 1,636 3,061 1,592
Nervous system and sense organs 3,992 632 1,170 1,044 898 248
Respiratory system 492 23 61 101 201 106
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 103 11 34 21 26 11
Other 107 13 30 24 28 12
Unknown 318 32 45 85 116 40
  Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.2 (X) (X)
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.9 1.6 1.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 2.3 0.8 2.0 3.3 2.7 1.2
Injuries 5.8 6.0 6.5 5.3 5.6 6.2
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 0.6 3.7 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0
Developmental disorders 0.2 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 0.3 1.4 0.3 0.1 (X) (X)
Intellectual disability 3.1 11.3 4.5 2.3 1.0 0.3
Mood disorders 17.1 15.4 22.0 20.8 14.8 8.0
Organic mental disorders 3.2 7.4 3.6 2.8 2.3 1.6
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 4.0 5.3 6.4 4.6 2.4 1.2
Other 4.9 6.9 8.0 5.6 2.8 1.5
Neoplasms 11.6 6.6 7.5 9.7 15.8 16.5
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.8 2.4 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.4
Circulatory system 4.3 1.3 2.2 3.8 5.2 9.8
Digestive system 2.5 1.5 2.5 2.3 2.8 3.1
Genitourinary system 4.3 3.4 5.0 5.6 3.8 2.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 19.4 5.3 8.6 17.4 27.2 36.4
Nervous system and sense organs 10.8 15.9 14.8 11.1 8.0 5.7
Respiratory system 1.3 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.8 2.4
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3
Other 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
Unknown 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.9 1.0 0.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2014 regardless of when their benefits were initially withheld.
FRA = full retirement age; (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals.
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Table 53. Distribution of workers with benefits terminated because of successful return to work, by diagnostic group and age, 2014
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
  Number
Total 35,846 2,999 8,153 10,650 10,442 3,602
Congenital anomalies 125 29 53 26 14 3
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 714 34 127 229 235 89
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,153 43 168 437 433 72
Injuries 1,832 120 455 493 532 232
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 191 111 59 16 5 0
Developmental disorders 111 51 44 8 8 0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 108 53 38 12 (X) (X)
Intellectual disability 2,462 552 928 623 321 38
Mood disorders 7,217 463 1,812 2,511 1,984 447
Organic mental disorders 1,275 182 366 305 315 107
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,937 127 661 610 462 77
Other 1,770 168 551 570 403 78
Neoplasms 1,979 132 271 469 808 299
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 338 84 126 74 42 12
Circulatory system 1,299 33 136 317 511 302
Digestive system 595 33 105 160 211 86
Genitourinary system 1,326 94 342 494 322 74
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 6,111 114 566 1,579 2,552 1,300
Nervous system and sense organs 4,208 514 1,149 1,376 926 243
Respiratory system 504 22 73 135 195 79
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 122 7 34 41 26 14
Other 103 11 15 47 23 7
Unknown 366 22 74 118 (X) (X)
  Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.3 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 2.0 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.3 2.5
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3.2 1.4 2.1 4.1 4.1 2.0
Injuries 5.1 4.0 5.6 4.6 5.1 6.4
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 0.5 3.7 0.7 0.2 (L) 0.0
Developmental disorders 0.3 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 0.3 1.8 0.5 0.1 (X) (X)
Intellectual disability 6.9 18.4 11.4 5.8 3.1 1.1
Mood disorders 20.1 15.4 22.2 23.6 19.0 12.4
Organic mental disorders 3.6 6.1 4.5 2.9 3.0 3.0
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 5.4 4.2 8.1 5.7 4.4 2.1
Other 4.9 5.6 6.8 5.4 3.9 2.2
Neoplasms 5.5 4.4 3.3 4.4 7.7 8.3
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.9 2.8 1.5 0.7 0.4 0.3
Circulatory system 3.6 1.1 1.7 3.0 4.9 8.4
Digestive system 1.7 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.0 2.4
Genitourinary system 3.7 3.1 4.2 4.6 3.1 2.1
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 17.0 3.8 6.9 14.8 24.4 36.1
Nervous system and sense organs 11.7 17.1 14.1 12.9 8.9 6.7
Respiratory system 1.4 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.9 2.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4
Other 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2
Unknown 1.0 0.7 0.9 1.1 (X) (X)
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.
FRA = full retirement age; (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals; (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 2014 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
Total 1,360.44 994.62 1,237.24 1,355.90 1,493.08 1,583.47
Congenital anomalies 1,159.65 999.57 1,218.71 1,260.99 (X) (X)
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1,317.30 1,020.82 1,347.31 1,291.21 1,397.99 1,393.64
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,343.14 1,047.70 1,172.50 1,330.28 1,410.98 1,719.31
Injuries 1,485.25 1,213.18 1,414.64 1,473.15 1,585.46 1,645.42
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 871.96 833.29 972.38 935.52 941.28 0.00
Developmental disorders 1,055.06 1,003.65 1,056.08 1,117.79 1,210.67 0.00
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 937.17 831.71 983.79 1,182.87 (X) (X)
Intellectual disability 908.90 854.90 955.38 934.80 902.80 1,125.39
Mood disorders 1,267.13 931.76 1,168.68 1,288.00 1,412.27 1,534.73
Organic mental disorders 1,257.61 950.82 1,183.13 1,362.82 1,508.01 1,509.00
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,118.95 921.93 1,096.92 1,166.88 1,222.75 1,190.68
Other 1,224.63 1,018.55 1,205.43 1,239.68 1,388.20 1,358.67
Neoplasms 1,618.85 1,149.87 1,486.56 1,626.78 1,679.21 1,740.56
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,284.26 1,004.98 1,154.98 1,495.23 1,649.37 1,931.67
Circulatory system 1,506.40 1,047.54 1,343.28 1,424.57 1,568.33 1,612.28
Digestive system 1,511.98 1,102.39 1,382.32 1,480.46 1,606.53 1,710.01
Genitourinary system 1,458.74 1,068.59 1,319.13 1,473.50 1,652.41 1,631.39
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 1,397.13 1,078.29 1,263.26 1,328.94 1,426.36 1,509.99
Nervous system and sense organs 1,336.19 1,019.62 1,256.26 1,380.64 1,516.91 1,678.45
Respiratory system 1,401.20 991.46 1,258.28 1,252.70 1,466.33 1,590.36
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,263.53 1,126.26 1,148.56 1,167.98 1,508.06 1,360.60
Other 1,388.63 1,105.45 1,245.92 1,400.83 1,551.59 1,647.52
Unknown 1,361.20 1,052.33 1,176.57 1,369.23 1,457.90 1,518.54
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: FRA = full retirement age; (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 55. Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits terminated, by diagnostic group and age, 2014 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group Total Under 30 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–FRA
Total 1,211.50 1,036.94 1,111.30 1,190.05 1,305.07 1,375.78
Congenital anomalies 1,091.34 980.03 1,044.75 1,221.95 1,161.18 1,532.55
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1,178.34 1,045.11 1,144.69 1,141.45 1,206.35 1,298.15
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,197.96 1,065.95 1,169.90 1,192.75 1,208.57 1,310.09
Injuries 1,366.77 1,311.81 1,288.62 1,340.40 1,455.86 1,400.18
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 961.76 961.75 943.27 1,010.52 1,024.04 0.00
Developmental disorders 947.51 895.63 966.19 957.35 1,165.56 0.00
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 993.29 966.05 908.65 1,053.37 (X) (X)
Intellectual disability 922.47 919.10 924.87 914.68 936.00 926.43
Mood disorders 1,150.46 1,008.71 1,065.77 1,134.06 1,243.77 1,318.61
Organic mental disorders 1,151.82 1,016.71 1,109.09 1,126.66 1,267.52 1,258.95
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 1,050.11 1,006.38 1,031.60 1,047.17 1,065.49 1,212.13
Other 1,116.74 1,031.46 1,105.40 1,104.49 1,155.76 1,268.37
Neoplasms 1,529.51 1,218.00 1,395.12 1,552.36 1,587.43 1,596.49
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,122.14 996.03 1,084.48 1,179.26 1,311.14 1,386.46
Circulatory system 1,346.94 1,139.63 1,193.37 1,250.47 1,407.36 1,437.79
Digestive system 1,366.43 1,116.97 1,222.03 1,362.51 1,438.08 1,469.97
Genitourinary system 1,360.11 1,148.67 1,228.26 1,350.02 1,511.78 1,645.43
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 1,283.72 1,074.11 1,186.22 1,238.39 1,310.89 1,346.29
Nervous system and sense organs 1,230.17 1,090.37 1,160.22 1,221.87 1,347.18 1,457.68
Respiratory system 1,184.62 1,058.71 1,160.28 1,141.54 1,201.82 1,273.30
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,182.77 1,211.98 1,166.11 1,152.64 1,192.01 1,279.71
Other 1,298.16 994.30 1,137.93 1,276.64 1,600.53 1,269.94
Unknown 1,219.10 1,179.24 1,167.84 1,171.26 (X) (X)
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.
FRA = full retirement age; (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 56. Distribution, by state or other area, 2014
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 8,954,518 36,916 0.4 35,846 0.4
Alabama 236,857 429 0.2 626 0.3
Alaska 12,641 120 0.9 97 0.8
Arizona 156,217 628 0.4 676 0.4
Arkansas 140,453 406 0.3 435 0.3
California 709,509 3,627 0.5 3,393 0.5
Colorado 107,158 512 0.5 446 0.4
Connecticut 81,799 370 0.5 394 0.5
Delaware 27,404 158 0.6 162 0.6
District of Columbia 14,732 103 0.7 99 0.7
Florida 560,856 1,599 0.3 1,831 0.3
Georgia 285,394 740 0.3 958 0.3
Hawaii 23,174 141 0.6 96 0.4
Idaho 43,820 150 0.3 155 0.4
Illinois 289,730 1,261 0.4 1,395 0.5
Indiana 208,645 617 0.3 571 0.3
Iowa 78,016 418 0.5 384 0.5
Kansas 75,123 325 0.4 286 0.4
Kentucky 208,016 522 0.3 504 0.2
Louisiana 157,558 797 0.5 913 0.6
Maine 59,093 234 0.4 251 0.4
Maryland 130,696 793 0.6 790 0.6
Massachusetts 205,642 1,501 0.7 1,295 0.6
Michigan 353,522 1,151 0.3 1,039 0.3
Minnesota 127,364 854 0.7 769 0.6
Mississippi 132,596 303 0.2 381 0.3
Missouri 222,218 798 0.4 705 0.3
Montana 27,807 125 0.4 136 0.5
Nebraska 42,347 233 0.6 204 0.5
Nevada 64,243 266 0.4 257 0.4
New Hampshire 48,091 356 0.7 240 0.5
New Jersey 203,208 1,117 0.5 897 0.4
New Mexico 64,694 262 0.4 312 0.5
New York 516,900 3,023 0.6 2,591 0.5
North Carolina 332,173 758 0.2 984 0.3
North Dakota 14,048 129 0.9 141 1.0
Ohio 356,270 1,221 0.3 1,196 0.3
Oklahoma 127,712 523 0.4 482 0.4
Oregon 109,329 364 0.3 308 0.3
Pennsylvania 409,608 1,904 0.5 1,807 0.4
Rhode Island 37,422 168 0.4 138 0.4
South Carolina 179,872 371 0.2 417 0.2
South Dakota 19,250 103 0.5 123 0.6
Tennessee 252,231 574 0.2 586 0.2
Texas 574,012 3,400 0.6 3,255 0.6
Utah 47,947 268 0.6 263 0.5
Vermont 22,600 158 0.7 116 0.5
Virginia 212,945 829 0.4 901 0.4
Washington 179,192 1,053 0.6 787 0.4
West Virginia 93,837 272 0.3 284 0.3
Wisconsin 161,894 678 0.4 576 0.4
Wyoming 13,170 91 0.7 73 0.6
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 179,266 85 (L) 84 (L)
Other a 16,217 28 0.2 37 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.
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.
(L) = less than 0.05 percent.
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, 2014
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 8,954,518 36,916 0.4 35,846 0.4
Under 30 189,217 3,971 2.1 2,999 1.6
30–39 704,725 7,894 1.1 8,153 1.2
40–49 1,489,551 9,424 0.6 10,650 0.7
50–59 3,661,614 11,253 0.3 10,442 0.3
60–FRA 2,909,411 4,374 0.2 3,602 0.1
  Men
Subtotal 4,627,675 21,116 0.5 18,442 0.4
Under 30 109,044 2,569 2.4 1,874 1.7
30–39 365,718 4,633 1.3 4,433 1.2
40–49 745,875 5,000 0.7 5,096 0.7
50–59 1,874,063 6,264 0.3 5,244 0.3
60–FRA 1,532,975 2,650 0.2 1,795 0.1
  Women
Subtotal 4,326,843 15,800 0.4 17,404 0.4
Under 30 80,173 1,402 1.7 1,125 1.4
30–39 339,007 3,261 1.0 3,720 1.1
40–49 743,676 4,424 0.6 5,554 0.7
50–59 1,787,551 4,989 0.3 5,198 0.3
60–FRA 1,376,436 1,724 0.1 1,807 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.
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.
FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 58. Work-incentive utilization among disabled workers, 2009–2013
Work-incentive category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 a
Workers who participated in a trial work period (TWP) 186,345 197,648 216,558 221,537 193,447
Started a TWP 96,617 115,225 122,616 120,063 98,455
Completed a TWP 73,140 67,869 78,696 84,554 77,263
Workers with at least 1 suspension month because of earnings above the substantial gainful activity level
Extended period of eligibility 118,979 108,428 106,092 109,362 106,237
Initial reinstatement period 4,983 5,204 5,643 5,410 4,380
Favorable decision on expedited reinstatement request 11,970 12,574 12,207 10,997 9,409
Workers using miscellaneous work incentives for at least 1 month
Impairment-related work expenses 10,253 10,130 10,664 11,216 9,792
Subsidies 22,681 22,510 22,807 22,264 19,424
Special conditions 4,471 4,219 3,870 3,729 3,034
Unsuccessful work attempts b 5,987 5,531 7,225 11,035 13,347
SOURCE: Disability Control Research File, October 2015.
a. Approximately 10 percent of work-related continuing disability reviews (CDRs) for earnings in 2013 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.
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