Applications for disability benefits and number awarded
The table below shows the monthly number of workers who file applications for disability benefits at Social Security Field Offices, including applications from workers who are not insured for disability benefits. The table also shows the monthly number of awards (unedited).

Applications and awards
Month Applications Awards
January 1985 71,847 34,220
February 1985 100,354 27,726
March 1985 87,535 35,092
April 1985 81,269 32,917
May 1985 98,275 31,416
June 1985 83,673 32,378
July 1985 80,281 33,674
August 1985 107,894 32,382
September 1985 86,007 31,475
October 1985 87,546 29,134
November 1985 99,537 37,741
December 1985 81,951 19,216
January 1986 106,451 33,172
February 1986 87,894 32,188
March 1986 93,858 38,480
April 1986 92,425 37,468
May 1986 109,643 38,037
June 1986 90,647 36,173
July 1986 84,204 33,913
August 1986 113,875 33,681
September 1986 87,539 36,985
October 1986 105,046 32,979
November 1986 76,731 41,707
December 1986 70,093 22,082
January 1987 94,806 37,689
February 1987 88,822 29,760
March 1987 93,872 36,931
April 1987 88,184 34,539
May 1987 109,842 35,605
June 1987 91,195 47,195
July 1987 107,578 24,212
August 1987 91,666 36,357
September 1987 88,166 33,665
October 1987 105,519 36,961
November 1987 77,471 40,792
December 1987 71,813 22,142
January 1988 88,798 35,987
February 1988 82,572 31,938
March 1988 86,781 32,763
April 1988 103,548 36,922
May 1988 80,858 34,267
June 1988 75,080 33,328
July 1988 95,717 35,708
August 1988 81,236 31,765
September 1988 96,978 35,927
October 1988 75,246 37,001
November 1988 69,760 44,046
December 1988 81,374 19,838
January 1989 65,395 34,916
February 1989 71,009 32,470
March 1989 100,567 35,350
April 1989 80,562 34,667
May 1989 81,466 34,950
June 1989 97,221 37,715
July 1989 75,499 37,046
August 1989 81,561 32,923
September 1989 99,601 40,341
October 1989 76,660 35,555
November 1989 70,794 47,202
December 1989 84,573 22,447
January 1990 72,769 36,697
February 1990 83,907 35,255
March 1990 109,301 49,113
April 1990 84,124 27,568
May 1990 86,356 41,195
June 1990 102,532 43,530
July 1990 79,617 40,541
August 1990 108,413 38,161
September 1990 84,994 42,608
October 1990 82,555 38,812
November 1990 100,346 52,136
December 1990 72,834 22,361
January 1991 76,584 39,467
February 1991 90,094 37,839
March 1991 120,832 46,890
April 1991 95,916 46,769
May 1991 112,328 44,420
June 1991 101,398 46,354
July 1991 91,322 46,328
August 1991 124,233 43,708
September 1991 97,537 49,848
October 1991 98,216 44,873
November 1991 115,605 60,027
December 1991 84,604 29,911
January 1992 113,578 47,727
February 1992 102,655 49,071
March 1992 108,021 56,022
April 1992 104,830 55,696
May 1992 125,909 58,263
June 1992 105,579 58,112
July 1992 127,241 58,085
August 1992 106,754 56,171
September 1992 106,284 50,264
October 1992 133,107 55,480
November 1992 96,935 59,822
December 1992 104,246 31,924
January 1993 120,704 51,488
February 1993 108,606 45,879
March 1993 114,747 56,021
April 1993 143,156 56,302
May 1993 116,017 51,912
June 1993 110,110 54,758
July 1993 139,580 58,635
August 1993 116,080 58,315
September 1993 112,229 45,504
October 1993 139,647 60,317
November 1993 102,844 67,389
December 1993 102,085 28,718
January 1994 120,164 54,224
February 1994 112,329 48,855
March 1994 121,281 50,485
April 1994 141,585 57,921
May 1994 118,934 52,288
June 1994 109,155 51,716
July 1994 137,598 54,866
August 1994 110,290 55,709
September 1994 138,271 51,668
October 1994 111,061 56,396
November 1994 102,608 64,682
December 1994 120,527 33,060
January 1995 97,393 55,500
February 1995 107,472 50,940
March 1995 143,367 53,168
April 1995 106,541 54,587
May 1995 109,383 52,281
June 1995 130,020 55,632
July 1995 100,130 56,882
August 1995 109,610 56,192
September 1995 133,666 54,123
October 1995 104,137 62,121
November 1995 80,103 62,761
December 1995 116,315 31,645
January 1996 88,565 49,974
February 1996 105,530 48,940
March 1996 140,568 60,649
April 1996 106,256 56,820
May 1996 128,593 51,999
June 1996 103,107 57,346
July 1996 95,524 53,272
August 1996 127,268 50,567
September 1996 96,332 53,700
October 1996 96,571 47,357
November 1996 110,663 67,729
December 1996 80,251 25,982
January 1997 106,270 45,951
February 1997 98,416 47,349
March 1997 100,698 55,486
April 1997 96,792 51,418
May 1997 112,144 49,549
June 1997 94,781 52,584
July 1997 85,017 49,156
August 1997 117,794 49,498
September 1997 90,795 45,423
October 1997 116,527 49,261
November 1997 82,882 65,349
December 1997 78,119 26,393
January 1998 99,742 46,566
February 1998 92,309 46,826
March 1998 97,902 55,435
April 1998 93,574 49,248
May 1998 113,712 51,543
June 1998 93,744 50,471
July 1998 110,735 51,589
August 1998 93,050 58,180
September 1998 90,183 51,640
October 1998 114,853 51,460
November 1998 84,121 63,897
December 1998 85,330 31,276
January 1999 103,073 48,764
February 1999 95,771 47,355
March 1999 99,796 52,846
April 1999 119,553 54,465
May 1999 95,183 50,610
June 1999 88,278 51,134
July 1999 113,437 53,062
August 1999 96,119 58,825
September 1999 114,976 50,718
October 1999 90,451 54,425
November 1999 84,350 60,694
December 1999 99,100 37,590
January 2000 89,205 49,849
February 2000 102,800 46,893
March 2000 136,758 52,745
April 2000 108,357 54,525
May 2000 105,956 49,998
June 2000 129,270 54,048
July 2000 99,341 53,766
August 2000 110,539 53,021
September 2000 134,125 54,449
October 2000 103,853 54,383
November 2000 96,449 55,809
December 2000 113,905 42,164
January 2001 97,432 49,227
February 2001 109,924 51,900
March 2001 147,005 57,359
April 2001 114,687 58,753
May 2001 118,505 52,798
June 2001 142,673 73,724
July 2001 110,750 42,476
August 2001 157,866 54,601
September 2001 120,959 60,682
October 2001 123,515 64,614
November 2001 147,753 72,723
December 2001 107,490 52,452
January 2002 109,903 53,213
February 2002 129,742 56,486
March 2002 171,824 69,618
April 2002 133,823 64,901
May 2002 161,257 58,708
June 2002 133,724 64,068
July 2002 124,177 62,513
August 2002 171,781 64,231
September 2002 134,281 69,191
October 2002 134,666 62,610
November 2002 161,953 83,879
December 2002 115,323 41,046
January 2003 154,330 56,405
February 2003 136,075 60,692
March 2003 151,124 70,806
April 2003 148,300 68,342
May 2003 182,215 65,713
June 2003 152,183 69,910
July 2003 141,058 63,431
August 2003 196,952 67,251
September 2003 158,946 67,469
October 2003 196,467 61,016
November 2003 141,761 84,745
December 2003 136,110 42,125
January 2004 175,214 57,080
February 2004 159,553 60,018
March 2004 169,497 73,703
April 2004 215,618 70,306
May 2004 169,710 69,386
June 2004 154,255 82,897
July 2004 230,059 47,399
August 2004 180,540 72,823
September 2004 165,604 63,776
October 2004 209,734 70,453
November 2004 151,031 79,222
December 2004 156,716 50,163
January 2005 186,874 67,986
February 2005 164,758 67,519
March 2005 171,076 72,857
April 2005 212,728 74,416
May 2005 169,669 73,014
June 2005 161,937 68,532
July 2005 201,021 73,445
August 2005 171,935 73,739
September 2005 199,640 66,796
October 2005 159,071 72,764
November 2005 145,176 72,746
December 2005 178,224 48,387
January 2006 150,347 63,155
February 2006 161,153 61,647
March 2006 217,471 64,657
April 2006 172,656 68,460
May 2006 175,897 67,258
June 2006 209,494 70,106
July 2006 161,821 72,673
August 2006 178,619 73,230
September 2006 211,382 73,871
October 2006 163,885 76,145
November 2006 144,573 73,237
December 2006 186,790 48,157
January 2007 146,429 58,613
February 2007 164,973 64,360
March 2007 223,213 69,621
April 2007 176,383 73,577
May 2007 178,998 67,564
June 2007 214,453 72,088
July 2007 167,620 70,775
August 2007 227,074 66,583
September 2007 174,484 72,137
October 2007 171,361 70,747
November 2007 197,992 78,385
December 2007 147,216 58,656
January 2008 157,837 62,522
February 2008 221,327 70,348
March 2008 184,605 78,411
April 2008 188,185 75,168
May 2008 218,667 74,137
June 2008 184,344 76,373
July 2008 173,991 69,962
August 2008 235,204 80,137
September 2008 178,930 80,087
October 2008 235,161 80,509
November 2008 173,204 88,413
December 2008 168,941 58,944
January 2009 239,385 69,566
February 2009 212,378 77,497
March 2009 225,790 86,964
April 2009 225,232 82,473
May 2009 271,231 83,566
June 2009 230,772 82,260
July 2009 277,488 83,308
August 2009 233,807 88,293
September 2009 221,830 82,097
October 2009 278,422 87,931
November 2009 207,089 82,818
December 2009 192,820 79,167
January 2010 257,939 80,688
February 2010 218,654 79,800
March 2010 236,162 98,919
April 2010 289,448 88,429
May 2010 232,865 89,109
June 2010 225,526 88,936
July 2010 291,964 88,051
August 2010 240,668 94,340
September 2010 232,270 82,279
October 2010 293,682 91,183
November 2010 205,587 97,748
December 2010 211,033 73,069
January 2011 198,421 85,174
February 2011 232,555 83,272
March 2011 289,143 89,640
April 2011 237,358 93,276
May 2011 235,976 89,664
June 2011 287,287 85,913
July 2011 226,918 87,426
August 2011 234,569 88,571
September 2011 275,981 83,184
October 2011 220,620 86,091
November 2011 193,842 85,227
December 2011 246,250 67,565
January 2012 213,902 78,548
February 2012 220,938 83,712
March 2012 289,906 87,378
April 2012 225,844 83,561
May 2012 231,671 77,392
June 2012 274,302 84,766
July 2012 214,454 83,061
August 2012 288,795 75,459
September 2012 222,777 82,687
October 2012 216,474 82,379
November 2012 240,796 71,698
December 2012 180,953 89,332
January 2013 192,392 74,610
February 2013 211,418 72,508
March 2013 276,482 81,804
April 2013 216,972 76,983
May 2013 259,760 73,508
June 2013 214,787 78,418
July 2013 196,952 76,207
August 2013 271,235 73,058
September 2013 206,105 76,640
October 2013 199,340 70,800
November 2013 226,149 68,375
December 2013 168,508 61,983
January 2014 230,401 61,494
February 2014 196,030 64,092
March 2014 211,244 71,216
April 2014 210,051 77,145
May 2014 248,143 66,774
June 2014 204,304 71,759
July 2014 190,808 64,155