Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2000

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Workers and Dependents

Table 13. Number of awards, 1960-2000
Year Total Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children of--
Workers Wives and husbands Children, under age 18 Students, aged 18-19 Disabled workers Retired workers Deceased workers
1960 388,861 207,805 54,187 102,516 n.a. n.a. 1,794 12,740 9,819
1965 538,983 253,499 69,183 175,109 19,794 n.a. 2,713 10,017 8,668
1970 799,616 350,384 96,304 241,627 71,145 15,609 3,774 11,348 9,425
1975 1,305,345 592,049 148,741 391,284 117,043 23,521 6,889 14,636 11,182
1980 933,597 396,559 108,500 235,079 143,935 16,054 6,194 16,650 10,626
1981 826,340 351,847 95,575 199,829 134,390 14,154 5,435 15,365 9,745
1982 672,333 297,131 77,835 153,205 103,015 12,440 4,250 14,772 9,685
1983 661,467 311,549 80,079 152,954 68,834 14,412 5,107 17,309 11,223
1984 730,135 361,998 81,834 172,721 59,990 17,165 5,541 18,330 12,556
1985 763,363 377,371 83,511 190,204 56,108 17,086 6,713 19,661 12,709
1986 809,424 416,865 82,435 198,192 52,989 18,418 6,986 20,295 13,244
1987 799,180 415,848 77,316 195,030 54,925 16,396 6,787 20,761 12,117
1988 795,690 409,490 73,790 196,655 61,725 15,328 6,646 20,544 11,512
1989 801,893 425,582 69,113 197,950 57,079 15,168 6,358 19,668 10,975
1990 868,793 467,977 69,667 218,059 58,894 15,424 6,633 20,862 11,277
1991 990,500 536,434 72,754 250,287 60,349 29,590 7,552 21,850 11,684
1992 1,167,001 636,637 78,083 306,002 66,035 33,235 9,548 23,615 13,846
1993 1,177,268 635,238 74,605 317,263 71,081 31,835 10,254 23,173 13,819
1994 1,177,236 631,870 69,549 327,067 74,364 29,903 9,774 22,119 12,590
1995 1,173,317 645,832 63,097 315,587 75,929 29,597 9,779 21,566 11,930
1996 1,139,054 624,335 57,528 311,228 76,769 28,611 9,353 20,169 11,061
1997 1,059,556 587,417 50,818 278,040 76,034 28,546 8,474 19,611 10,616
1998 1,087,352 608,131 47,550 279,764 82,567 29,399 9,095 19,932 10,914
1999 1,106,343 620,488 46,164 283,768 84,525 29,650 9,851 20,467 11,430
2000 a 1,051,900 610,700 38,500 263,200 74,600 27,600 7,000 21,100 9,200
SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Tables 6.A1, 6.D4, and 6.D8.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
a. Based on a 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 14. Average monthly benefit, by age, sex, and race, 2000
Characteristic Total a White Black Other
Number
of awards
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number
of awards
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number
of awards
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number
of awards
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Disabled workers
All disabled workers 610,700 833.70 421,300 872.60 101,000 771.30 88,000 720.30
Under 25 17,700 439.30 11,200 443.90 3,500 421.20 3,000 443.40
25-29 21,100 576.20 13,700 605.60 4,000 488.50 3,400 561.00
30-34 29,800 650.50 19,600 653.10 4,700 671.90 5,400 621.50
35-39 51,500 730.00 34,100 754.50 10,400 664.50 6,900 710.90
40-44 70,000 763.70 44,900 802.20 13,600 682.90 11,500 709.00
45-49 79,700 857.20 52,900 882.20 14,900 834.00 11,800 775.60
50-54 110,400 862.00 73,400 901.00 17,700 853.80 19,200 721.30
55-59 130,000 928.40 96,400 956.30 18,900 885.70 14,700 800.20
60 or older 100,500 941.40 75,100 996.10 13,300 814.80 12,100 741.30
Men 328,700 947.70 230,000 1,001.90 51,700 842.00 46,600 800.00
Under 25 11,000 466.50 6,800 466.10 2,200 483.80 2,000 448.80
25-29 11,400 596.30 7,100 628.60 2,100 516.00 2,200 568.80
30-34 15,200 645.40 9,400 645.90 2,300 642.20 3,400 644.90
35-39 27,400 771.00 17,500 798.70 6,000 702.40 3,800 758.10
40-44 35,200 845.30 22,900 896.80 6,900 733.50 5,400 769.60
45-49 41,700 956.60 27,800 990.40 7,800 897.50 6,000 880.20
50-54 57,800 1,003.30 38,400 1,060.00 8,900 969.90 10,400 825.20
55-59 69,200 1,089.60 52,200 1,130.90 9,300 981.20 7,700 940.90
60 or older 59,800 1,097.10 47,900 1,146.90 6,200 947.10 5,700 841.40
Women 282,000 700.90 191,300 717.10 49,300 697.10 41,400 630.50
Under 25 6,700 394.60 4,400 409.40 1,300 315.20 1,000 432.60
25-29 9,700 552.70 6,600 580.90 1,900 458.20 1,200 546.90
30-34 14,600 655.70 10,200 659.80 2,400 700.30 2,000 581.70
35-39 24,100 683.40 16,600 707.80 4,400 612.70 3,100 652.90
40-44 34,800 681.20 22,000 703.70 6,700 630.70 6,100 655.40
45-49 38,000 748.20 25,100 762.30 7,100 764.20 5,800 667.40
50-54 52,600 706.80 35,000 726.50 8,800 736.40 8,800 598.60
55-59 60,800 744.90 44,200 750.20 9,600 793.10 7,000 645.40
60 or older 40,700 712.70 27,200 730.50 7,100 699.20 6,400 652.20
Wives and husbands of disabled workers
Wives of disabled workers
All wives of disabled workers 36,800 223.50 29,300 239.50 3,900 186.90 3,500 130.70
Entitlement based on care of children 15,500 169.10 11,100 190.90 1,800 126.90 2,500 101.90
Under 25 1,000 97.10 800 102.00 c c c c
25-29 1,100 108.60 800 129.10 c c c c
30-34 3,100 130.40 1,900 143.80 700 117.80 500 96.70
35-39 2,900 134.30 2,000 163.50 c c 600 68.50
40-44 3,200 197.90 2,500 206.90 c c 500 130.00
45-49 2,800 208.20 2,100 247.80 c c 500 78.70
50-54 700 269.00 c c c c c c
55 or older 700 294.40 700 294.40 c c c c
Entitlement based on age 21,300 263.00 18,200 269.20 2,100 238.40 1,000 202.70
62-64 19,200 255.20 16,800 257.90 1,500 244.30 900 222.10
65 or older 2,100 335.00 1,400 404.60 600 223.70 c c
Husbands of disabled workers
All husbands of disabled workers 1,700 137.50 1,300 128.20 c c c c
Under 50 900 134.20 700 127.30 c c c c
50 or older 800 141.20 600 129.20 c c c c
Children of disabled workers
All children of disabled workers 344,800 219.60 223,800 234.40 72,700 197.70 47,500 182.60
Under age 18 263,200 192.50 165,800 203.00 56,600 180.60 40,700 166.30
Under 5 53,400 164.60 34,200 164.70 13,200 169.00 6,000 154.50
5-9 63,500 170.20 39,200 186.60 13,300 152.00 11,000 133.70
10-14 84,000 194.60 52,600 201.70 18,900 188.30 12,400 175.20
15-17 62,300 236.10 39,800 253.70 11,200 215.30 11,300 194.70
Students, aged 18-19 74,600 312.50 53,300 329.90 14,700 259.20 5,900 290.30
Disabled, aged 18 or older 7,000 250.50 4,700 258.80 1,400 245.60 900 214.90
Disabled widow(er)s
All disabled widow(er)s 27,600 517.10 18,900 542.90 6,900 433.60 1,800 566.00
50-54 9,000 512.30 5,500 548.50 3,000 412.90 500 710.60
55-59 16,400 517.70 12,000 540.30 3,400 454.10 1,000 463.40
60 or older 2,200 532.40 1,400 544.10 500 418.80 c c
Disabled widows 26,700 521.40 18,600 546.50 6,500 437.80 1,600 569.90
Disabled widowers 900 389.50 c c c c c c
Disabled adult children
All disabled adult children 37,300 390.00 27,100 404.10 5,900 379.50 4,300 315.50
Men 21,800 400.30 15,800 424.40 3,300 386.00 2,700 276.90
Women 15,500 375.60 11,300 375.90 2,600 371.30 1,600 380.70
Children of disabled workers 7,000 250.50 4,700 258.80 1,400 245.60 900 214.90
Children of retired workers 21,100 371.40 16,100 391.70 2,500 362.70 2,500 249.30
Children of deceased workers 9,200 538.90 6,300 544.30 2,000 494.40 900 600.20
Under 25 10,500 381.00 6,100 392.30 2,500 378.30 1,900 348.20
25-29 5,800 357.80 4,200 381.40 800 245.40 800 345.80
30-34 6,800 403.80 5,500 406.80 1,000 453.00 c c
35-39 7,400 398.90 5,900 417.10 800 431.50 700 208.90
40-44 5,000 423.10 3,900 425.60 600 446.70 500 374.80
45-49 1,000 382.90 800 402.60 c c c c
50 or older 800 346.30 700 395.80 c c c c
SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: Based on a 1 percent sample.
a. Includes persons of unknown race.
b. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
c. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.