Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2001

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 24. Number, selected years 1960-2001
Year Total Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of--
Workers Spouses 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 1,051,900 610,700 38,500 263,200 74,600 27,600 7,000 21,100 9,200
2001 1,118,300 661,900 41,100 268,800 75,700 26,500 9,800 22,300 12,200
SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Tables 6.A1, 6.D4, and 6.D8 for years prior to 2000; 2000-2001 data are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 25. Average monthly benefit, by sex and age, 2001
Characteristic Total Male Female
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Workers
Total 661,900 867.70 360,000 989.30 301,900 722.60
Under 25 24,100 417.50 12,400 408.00 11,700 427.60
25-29 27,200 575.40 14,700 577.40 12,500 573.10
30-34 35,100 667.50 17,400 686.60 17,700 648.80
35-39 53,200 736.60 28,600 783.20 24,600 682.50
40-44 71,700 806.50 36,000 876.10 35,700 736.30
45-49 85,500 859.60 43,900 957.70 41,600 756.20
50-54 118,900 934.10 63,000 1,079.10 55,900 770.80
55-59 142,700 991.60 81,600 1,158.70 61,100 768.40
60 or older 103,500 986.30 62,400 1,156.20 41,100 728.40
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 41,100 238.40 1,800 232.20 39,300 238.70
Entitlement based on care of children 15,500 165.50 600 184.50 14,900 164.70
Under 30 1,900 77.30 b b b b
30-34 2,200 133.70 b b b b
35-39 2,700 142.80 b b b b
40-44 3,100 178.00 b b b b
45-49 3,000 196.80 b b b b
50-54 1,400 206.50 b b b b
55 or older 1,200 255.80 b b b b
Entitlement based on age
62-64 22,000 265.10 500 89.90 21,500 269.10
65 or older 3,600 389.40 700 374.80 2,900 392.90
Children of disabled workers
Total 354,300 231.60 187,100 232.60 167,200 230.40
Under age 18 268,800 204.20 139,400 202.20 129,400 206.30
Under 5 52,600 170.40 27,400 165.60 25,200 175.60
5-9 66,600 181.80 34,600 183.90 32,000 179.50
10-14 91,300 198.80 48,100 198.20 43,200 199.50
15-17 58,300 268.80 29,300 264.90 29,000 272.80
Students aged 18-19 75,700 320.60 42,300 326.40 33,400 313.30
Disabled aged 18 or older 9,800 293.90 5,400 281.50 4,400 309.30
Widow(er)s
Total 26,500 538.30 1,300 374.00 25,200 546.70
50-54 10,400 543.40 b b b b
55-59 14,300 545.20 900 429.30 13,400 553.00
60 or older 1,800 453.10 b b b b
Adult children
Total 44,300 426.50 25,400 411.70 18,900 446.30
Children of--
Disabled workers 9,800 293.90 5,400 281.50 4,400 309.30
Retired workers 22,300 386.70 12,600 346.20 9,700 439.30
Deceased workers 12,200 605.60 7,400 618.40 4,800 585.90
Under 25 15,800 416.50 9,200 425.30 6,600 404.10
25-29 5,200 436.00 2,900 447.50 2,300 421.40
30-34 7,100 454.00 3,500 439.60 3,600 468.10
35-39 7,900 432.70 4,200 383.50 3,700 488.60
40-44 6,400 399.00 4,300 356.30 2,100 486.30
45-49 1,100 492.20 500 514.60 600 473.50
50 or older 800 385.40 b b b b
SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.