Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2016
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
2016 892,974 88 820,372 93 18,990 73 53,612 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, 2016
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 1,349,966 820,372 32,508 316,932 107,552 18,990 8,930 25,614 19,068
Death of beneficiary 289,386 251,492 1,976 672 44 8,027 5,769 20,263 1,143
Death of worker a 42,327 . . . 3,956 33,156 1,086 . . . . . . . . . 4,129
Attainment of—  
Age 16 by child 8,295 . . . 8,295 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age 18 by child 228,145 . . . . . . 228,145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum age as a student 21,054 . . . . . . . . . 21,054 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled worker 503,465 470,320 14,205 9,901 465 . . . . . . . . . 8,574
FRA by disabled widow(er) 9,909 . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,909 . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 4,719 . . . 881 685 70 . . . 732 1,351 1,000
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 4,640 1,764 1,314 116 5 571 684 130 56
Does not meet medical standards b 147,687 93,340 1,597 42,750 600 350 1,516 3,548 3,986
Medical improvement c -- 37,623 -- -- -- 97 554 1,204 782
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 47,887 -- -- -- 191 742 1,616 903
Failure to cooperate -- 7,065 -- -- -- 56 213 686 468
Miscellaneous reasons -- 765 -- -- -- 6 7 42 18
Student no longer attending school 84,209 . . . . . . . . . 84,209 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 6,130 3,456 284 1,507 19 133 229 322 180
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.
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, 2016
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 892,974 88 820,372 93 18,990 73 53,612 49
Alabama 22,372 85 20,501 89 617 68 1,254 54
Alaska 1,271 89 1,194 95 20 67 57 39
Arizona 16,320 93 15,337 99 267 67 716 45
Arkansas 13,341 85 12,238 88 364 72 739 54
California 75,626 95 69,951 102 1,406 84 4,269 45
Colorado 10,311 89 9,728 93 140 62 443 45
Connecticut 7,865 82 7,166 88 105 64 594 47
Delaware 2,813 90 2,641 96 40 52 132 44
District of Columbia 1,494 91 1,386 96 33 127 75 45
Florida 59,685 94 56,103 100 1,005 65 2,577 48
Georgia 30,572 94 28,266 99 723 72 1,583 53
Hawaii 2,571 99 2,400 108 53 108 118 38
Idaho 4,345 86 4,002 91 78 72 265 51
Illinois 29,945 89 27,164 95 637 81 2,144 49
Indiana 20,302 85 18,515 89 465 69 1,322 53
Iowa 8,094 88 7,266 93 136 71 692 57
Kansas 7,464 87 6,765 92 152 72 547 58
Kentucky 19,735 84 17,913 88 658 77 1,164 54
Louisiana 16,448 88 14,700 94 570 84 1,178 52
Maine 5,055 76 4,573 79 93 62 389 54
Maryland 13,389 90 12,454 96 226 77 709 46
Massachusetts 18,363 79 16,617 82 285 71 1,461 54
Michigan 33,608 83 30,518 88 725 71 2,365 50
Minnesota 12,324 85 11,279 91 143 67 902 51
Mississippi 13,522 90 12,242 95 423 78 857 54
Missouri 20,983 84 19,123 88 458 62 1,402 58
Montana 3,000 95 2,824 102 47 70 129 40
Nebraska 4,413 90 3,949 95 67 74 397 62
Nevada 6,843 94 6,493 99 119 68 231 46
New Hampshire 4,050 75 3,712 77 43 43 295 58
New Jersey 20,081 87 18,534 93 343 73 1,204 43
New Mexico 6,126 84 5,754 89 91 59 281 44
New York 49,393 84 45,138 90 852 73 3,403 45
North Carolina 33,456 90 30,974 95 694 66 1,788 51
North Dakota 1,582 95 1,439 103 23 90 120 50
Ohio 34,798 84 31,444 89 830 72 2,524 54
Oklahoma 13,011 90 11,895 94 363 76 753 57
Oregon 10,918 87 10,136 93 202 69 580 44
Pennsylvania 39,311 84 35,907 89 846 74 2,558 49
Rhode Island 3,337 78 3,092 83 50 58 195 43
South Carolina 18,355 91 17,015 96 454 70 886 48
South Dakota 2,022 91 1,866 98 30 71 126 45
Tennessee 25,119 88 23,118 93 694 72 1,307 51
Texas 60,929 94 56,210 100 1,483 80 3,236 51
Utah 4,833 88 4,457 94 57 50 319 50
Vermont 2,083 81 1,900 85 36 81 147 50
Virginia 21,679 89 19,925 94 436 68 1,318 54
Washington 17,606 87 16,340 91 310 71 956 47
West Virginia 9,427 90 8,539 95 302 76 586 52
Wisconsin 15,373 82 13,948 87 230 69 1,195 50
Wyoming 1,356 90 1,271 95 23 76 62 44
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 13,922 71 12,604 75 451 101 867 38
Other a 2,133 98 1,846 120 92 125 195 34
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.