Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

 

Beneficiaries in Current Payment Status

Disabled-Worker Families

Table 27. Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition, December 1960-2002, selected years
Year Worker only Worker, spouse, and-- Worker
and aged
spouse a
All Men Women 1 child 2 or more
children
Number (thousands)
1960 357 261 96 22 32 22
1965 714 481 232 54 109 30
1970 1,054 680 374 77 164 43
1975 1,750 1,080 671 137 250 66
1980 2,061 1,257 804 154 228 80
1981 b b b b b b
1982 1,969 1,208 760 124 163 78
1983 1,961 1,215 746 85 143 80
1984 1,993 1,241 752 83 140 76
1985 2,039 1,267 772 84 140 76
1986 2,096 1,301 795 82 136 74
1987 2,154 1,338 816 79 132 74
1988 2,194 1,353 841 77 125 71
1989 2,262 1,390 872 75 120 67
1990 2,370 1,448 922 75 118 63
1991 2,523 1,529 994 76 119 61
1992 2,738 1,643 1,094 78 125 61
1993 2,935 1,743 1,192 78 127 59
1994 3,121 1,830 1,292 76 128 57
1995 3,305 1,909 1,396 75 124 55
1996 3,473 1,973 1,500 61 104 53
1997 3,593 2,006 1,588 57 91 53
1998 3,769 2,074 1,695 52 80 53
1999 3,924 2,131 1,793 49 72 52
2000 4,080 2,191 1,890 45 65 50
2001 4,260 2,289 1,970 68 92 57
2002 4,487 2,392 2,095 64 86 56
Average monthly family benefit (dollars)
1960 87.90 91.90 76.90 184.70 192.20 135.50
1965 95.40 100.70 85.00 201.00 216.30 145.90
1970 128.10 136.30 113.10 264.10 273.20 199.20
1975 218.90 240.00 185.00 441.00 454.00 344.00
1980 355.40 396.20 291.70 727.00 746.10 573.00
1981 b b b b b b
1982 424.40 474.20 344.70 847.40 858.20 690.70
1983 439.40 490.90 355.40 867.90 881.80 716.20
1984 454.00 507.60 365.70 881.50 885.50 740.40
1985 466.90 523.10 374.60 898.10 895.20 765.00
1986 470.70 527.80 377.40 896.90 888.30 773.30
1987 491.60 552.00 392.60 929.40 918.30 815.50
1988 512.20 576.10 409.50 960.20 938.40 855.40
1989 539.30 607.10 431.20 1,009.40 971.90 903.70
1990 570.40 642.80 456.80 1,062.10 1,016.00 960.80
1991 592.30 668.40 475.50 1,098.00 1,043.30 1,004.70
1992 609.50 688.70 490.70 1,122.10 1,057.40 1,045.00
1993 625.50 707.20 506.00 1,143.00 1,074.20 1,078.20
1994 646.20 731.80 525.00 1,177.60 1,100.00 1,118.60
1995 667.60 757.40 544.80 1,205.50 1,130.90 1,159.90
1996 690.60 785.30 566.00 1,245.90 1,148.50 1,200.60
1997 708.00 806.60 583.60 1,280.20 1,165.90 1,238.50
1998 720.00 820.20 597.40 1,300.40 1,189.40 1,261.90
1999 741.20 844.50 618.50 1,344.90 1,224.20 1,295.30
2000 773.60 880.70 649.40 1,394.20 1,274.30 1,355.50
2001 807.40 914.40 683.10 1,413.50 1,298.50 1,393.50
2002 908.20 935.80 703.50 1,445.10 1,331.70 1,431.50
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 5.H1 for 1960-2000 data. Data for 1985-2000 are based on a 10 percent sample file; data for prior years are based on different sampling rates. Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file beginning with 2001 data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Spouse's entitlement based on age.
b. Not available.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 28. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, December 2002
Family composition Number of
families
Number of
beneficiaries
Average primary
insurance amount
(dollars)
Average monthly
family benefit
(dollars)
Percentage of
families receiving
maximum family
benefit a
Worker only
Men 2,391,549 2,391,549 941.50 935.80 9.2
Women 2,094,967 2,094,967 705.00 703.50 21.1
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 552,399 1,419,984 915.80 1,306.90 83.4
Women 399,367 1,003,567 737.10 1,014.60 89.6
By number of children
1 child 581,108 1,162,216 847.90 1,189.30 85.4
2 children 261,724 785,177 839.20 1,190.70 88.2
3 or more children 108,934 476,158 806.90 1,141.40 84.3
Worker with--
Spouse aged 62 or older b 55,931 112,119 1,167.50 1,431.50 8.6
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 1,729 5,503 1,071.80 1,702.80 68.2
Spouse and 1 child 62,593 187,865 949.30 1,439.20 90.8
Spouse and 2 children 51,444 205,836 919.00 1,367.00 90.1
Spouse and 3 or more children 34,607 191,003 875.50 1,276.00 82.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
b. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 29. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2002
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-FRA
Number
Worker only 4,486,516 137,888 134,027 212,835 369,938 578,066 820,963 1,077,991 1,154,808
Worker with--
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 57,660 b b b 76 359 1,677 7,882 47,654
Child in care 148,644 2,683 8,881 19,874 30,897 31,113 25,082 18,255 11,859
Children
1 child 581,108 19,777 34,761 68,753 118,625 127,170 100,721 68,822 42,479
2 children 261,724 9,844 27,311 56,729 69,040 49,477 27,579 14,355 7,389
3 or more children 108,934 4,295 15,815 29,933 28,234 16,019 7,989 4,394 2,255
Families receiving maximum benefit c 1,619,282 111,485 126,427 214,468 291,279 272,968 227,516 200,783 174,356
Percent
Worker only 100.0 3.1 3.0 4.7 8.2 12.9 18.3 24.0 25.7
Worker with--
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 b b b 0.1 0.6 2.9 13.7 82.6
Child in care 100.0 1.8 6.0 13.4 20.8 20.9 16.9 12.3 8.0
Children
1 child 100.0 3.4 6.0 11.8 20.4 21.9 17.3 11.8 7.3
2 children 100.0 3.8 10.4 21.7 26.4 18.9 10.5 5.5 2.8
3 or more children 100.0 3.9 14.5 27.5 25.9 14.7 7.3 4.0 2.1
Families receiving maximum benefit c 28.7 63.9 57.3 55.3 47.2 34.0 23.1 16.8 13.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
c. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.