Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2015

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2015
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
2015 872,137 85 802,501 90 19,040 73 50,596 47
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, 2015
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 1,335,544 802,501 33,152 317,103 113,152 19,040 8,058 24,968 17,570
Death of beneficiary 292,215 255,152 1,911 709 39 7,991 5,218 20,191 1,004
Death of worker a 44,063 . . . 4,262 34,506 1,203 . . . . . . . . . 4,092
Attainment of—  
Age 16 by child 8,594 . . . 8,594 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age 18 by child 231,848 . . . . . . 231,848 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum age as a student 22,496 . . . . . . . . . 22,496 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled worker 492,966 460,720 14,347 9,775 450 . . . . . . . . . 7,674
FRA by disabled widow(er) 10,114 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,114 . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 4,948 . . . 1,068 803 84 . . . 667 1,279 1,047
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 4,495 1,740 1,221 124 4 564 695 107 40
Does not meet medical standards b 130,512 82,125 1,535 38,108 536 268 1,306 3,098 3,536
Medical improvement c -- 35,403 -- -- -- 96 598 1,245 888
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 39,652 -- -- -- 144 465 1,057 620
Failure to cooperate -- 6,607 -- -- -- 26 237 764 475
Miscellaneous reasons -- 463 -- -- -- (X) (X) 32 8
Student no longer attending school 88,318 . . . . . . . . . 88,318 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 4,975 2,764 214 1,230 22 (X) (X) 293 177
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.
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Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2015
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 872,137 85 802,501 90 19,040 73 50,596 47
Alabama 22,475 84 20,635 88 641 70 1,199 52
Alaska 1,255 87 1,180 94 21 71 54 38
Arizona 16,323 93 15,318 98 254 65 751 49
Arkansas 13,107 83 11,994 86 366 73 747 55
California 74,848 92 69,359 99 1,352 80 4,137 44
Colorado 9,923 84 9,379 89 144 63 400 41
Connecticut 7,750 81 7,094 87 101 63 555 44
Delaware 2,776 89 2,581 94 53 72 142 49
District of Columbia 1,365 83 1,273 87 17 65 75 45
Florida 57,029 90 53,686 95 1,023 67 2,320 44
Georgia 29,303 90 27,097 95 741 75 1,465 50
Hawaii 2,570 97 2,368 104 40 78 162 53
Idaho 4,126 82 3,838 87 68 65 220 44
Illinois 28,755 84 26,109 90 599 74 2,047 47
Indiana 19,774 82 18,046 86 425 64 1,303 53
Iowa 7,426 81 6,708 86 116 62 602 50
Kansas 7,377 86 6,722 90 162 76 493 53
Kentucky 19,250 82 17,491 85 625 74 1,134 53
Louisiana 16,532 89 14,777 94 558 82 1,197 53
Maine 4,910 73 4,447 76 90 61 373 53
Maryland 12,525 84 11,691 89 206 70 628 41
Massachusetts 17,240 73 15,662 76 260 64 1,318 49
Michigan 33,048 81 30,000 86 702 69 2,346 50
Minnesota 12,034 82 11,022 87 151 71 861 49
Mississippi 13,434 88 12,157 93 437 79 840 54
Missouri 20,986 83 19,168 87 479 66 1,339 56
Montana 2,880 91 2,680 96 51 77 149 47
Nebraska 4,406 89 4,023 95 76 81 307 49
Nevada 6,594 92 6,277 96 93 55 224 47
New Hampshire 4,020 74 3,662 76 61 63 297 60
New Jersey 19,723 84 18,275 90 280 60 1,168 43
New Mexico 6,173 85 5,807 89 115 75 251 41
New York 47,767 80 43,901 86 870 74 2,996 40
North Carolina 32,744 87 30,326 92 723 69 1,695 49
North Dakota 1,570 95 1,414 102 16 62 140 59
Ohio 33,650 81 30,571 86 910 79 2,169 47
Oklahoma 13,015 90 11,894 93 390 82 731 56
Oregon 10,577 84 9,943 91 179 61 455 36
Pennsylvania 37,978 81 34,709 85 816 72 2,453 48
Rhode Island 3,221 75 2,938 78 47 56 236 53
South Carolina 18,194 89 16,880 94 461 71 853 47
South Dakota 1,948 87 1,757 91 34 82 157 56
Tennessee 25,032 88 22,987 92 711 74 1,334 53
Texas 59,884 92 55,364 97 1,572 84 2,948 47
Utah 4,662 85 4,291 90 76 69 295 48
Vermont 1,954 75 1,791 79 27 57 136 47
Virginia 21,163 87 19,477 92 454 71 1,232 51
Washington 17,062 84 15,822 88 343 79 897 45
West Virginia 9,486 88 8,569 93 348 87 569 51
Wisconsin 15,144 80 13,830 85 223 67 1,091 46
Wyoming 1,282 86 1,187 90 19 64 76 56
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 13,692 68 12,416 72 407 87 869 38
Other a 2,175 98 1,908 121 107 146 160 28
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.