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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 32. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2002
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 805,311 100.0 730,383 100.0 28,339 100.0 46,589 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,956 0.2 1,113 0.2 42 0.1 801 1.7
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 24,170 3.0 21,830 3.0 2,007 7.1 333 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 11,402 1.4 10,966 1.5 227 0.8 209 0.4
Injuries 29,920 3.7 28,170 3.9 707 2.5 1,043 2.2
Mental disorders
Retardation 45,030 5.6 22,352 3.1 1,095 3.9 21,583 46.3
Other 179,930 22.3 162,961 22.3 6,299 22.2 10,670 22.9
Neoplasms 71,816 8.9 70,369 9.6 1,181 4.2 266 0.6
Diseases of the--
Blood and blood-forming organs 2,773 0.3 2,491 0.3 46 0.2 236 0.5
Circulatory system 88,598 11.0 85,252 11.7 2,988 10.5 358 0.8
Digestive system 16,459 2.0 15,976 2.2 386 1.4 97 0.2
Genitourinary system 17,010 2.1 16,412 2.2 345 1.2 253 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 195,631 24.3 186,923 25.6 8,120 28.7 588 1.3
Nervous system and sense organs 70,210 8.7 62,519 8.6 2,001 7.1 5,690 12.2
Respiratory system 32,307 4.0 30,591 4.2 1,618 5.7 98 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,711 0.2 1,609 0.2 72 0.3 30 0.1
Other 2,048 0.3 1,866 0.3 41 0.1 141 0.3
Unknown 14,340 1.8 8,983 1.2 1,164 4.1 4,193 9.0
Men
Subtotal 423,013 100.0 394,741 100.0 1,366 100.0 26,906 100.0
Congenital anomalies 995 0.2 575 0.1 a a a a
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 11,814 2.8 11,581 2.9 62 4.5 171 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 8,121 1.9 7,991 2.0 13 1.0 117 0.4
Injuries 19,267 4.6 18,457 4.7 62 4.5 748 2.8
Mental disorders
Retardation 25,607 6.1 13,711 3.5 58 4.2 11,838 44.0
Other 84,518 20.0 77,238 19.6 263 19.3 7,017 26.1
Neoplasms 37,552 8.9 37,342 9.5 46 3.4 164 0.6
Diseases of the--
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,346 0.3 1,234 0.3 0 0 112 0.4
Circulatory system 58,748 13.9 58,330 14.8 224 16.4 194 0.7
Digestive system 9,898 2.3 9,817 2.5 29 2.1 52 0.2
Genitourinary system 10,165 2.4 10,002 2.5 34 2.5 129 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 94,963 22.4 94,362 23.9 327 23.9 274 1.0
Nervous system and sense organs 35,560 8.4 32,273 8.2 93 6.8 3,194 11.9
Respiratory system 16,260 3.8 16,144 4.1 70 5.1 46 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 666 0.2 655 0.2 a a a a
Other 985 0.2 913 0.2 a a a a
Unknown 6,548 1.5 4,116 1.0 80 5.9 2,352 8.7
Women
Subtotal 382,298 100.0 335,642 100.0 26,973 100.0 19,683 100.0
Congenital anomalies 961 0.3 538 0.2 a a a a
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 12,356 3.2 10,249 3.1 1,945 7.2 162 0.8
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,281 0.9 2,975 0.9 214 0.8 92 0.5
Injuries 10,653 2.8 9,713 2.9 645 2.4 295 1.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 19,423 5.1 8,641 2.6 1,037 3.8 9,745 49.5
Other 95,412 25.0 85,723 25.5 6,036 22.4 3,653 18.6
Neoplasms 34,264 9.0 33,027 9.8 1,135 4.2 102 0.5
Diseases of the--
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,427 0.4 1,257 0.4 46 0.2 124 0.6
Circulatory system 29,850 7.8 26,922 8.0 2,764 10.2 164 0.8
Digestive system 6,561 1.7 6,159 1.8 357 1.3 45 0.2
Genitourinary system 6,845 1.8 6,410 1.9 311 1.2 124 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 100,668 26.3 92,561 27.6 7,793 28.9 314 1.6
Nervous system and sense organs 34,650 9.1 30,246 9.0 1,908 7.1 2,496 12.7
Respiratory system 16,047 4.2 14,447 4.3 1,548 5.7 52 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,045 0.3 954 0.3 a a a a
Other 1,063 0.3 953 0.3 a a a a
Unknown 7,792 2.0 4,867 1.5 1,084 4.0 1,841 9.4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits due to earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information of particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 33. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2002
State or area Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All areas a 730,383 100.0 898.60 28,339 100.0 564.40 46,589 100.0 429.00
Alabama 19,646 2.7 876.80 921 3.2 533.60 1,121 2.4 409.10
Alaska 1,203 0.2 931.40 27 0.1 631.50 74 0.2 354.00
Arizona 13,503 1.8 912.10 409 1.4 603.90 605 1.3 484.90
Arkansas 11,561 1.6 854.90 520 1.8 494.90 608 1.3 380.40
California 65,635 9.0 862.80 1,986 7.0 608.20 3,878 8.3 466.60
Colorado 7,101 1.0 914.00 219 0.8 559.70 372 0.8 462.10
Connecticut 7,045 1.0 960.10 193 0.7 549.20 545 1.2 416.00
Delaware 2,258 0.3 927.90 59 0.2 563.70 109 0.2 499.00
District of Columbia 1,180 0.2 818.20 35 0.1 502.90 66 0.1 443.40
Florida 39,862 5.5 891.20 1,512 5.3 528.50 2,191 4.7 413.20
Georgia 21,127 2.9 893.70 960 3.4 518.00 1,184 2.5 423.00
Hawaii 2,272 0.3 923.60 68 0.2 536.80 157 0.3 434.10
Idaho 3,420 0.5 877.40 116 0.4 573.70 183 0.4 424.60
Illinois 28,029 3.8 940.60 994 3.5 591.10 2,033 4.4 439.00
Indiana 16,580 2.3 925.00 625 2.2 598.70 1,109 2.4 447.50
Iowa 6,674 0.9 884.90 206 0.7 547.80 532 1.1 391.20
Kansas 5,765 0.8 883.70 235 0.8 571.20 411 0.9 409.00
Kentucky 16,286 2.2 868.90 844 3.0 572.70 901 1.9 413.30
Louisiana 13,866 1.9 866.50 831 2.9 595.80 1,074 2.3 401.40
Maine 4,829 0.7 817.10 149 0.5 574.10 257 0.6 375.40
Maryland 10,032 1.4 943.40 331 1.2 586.40 503 1.1 494.70
Massachusetts 16,483 2.3 887.10 434 1.5 566.00 1,117 2.4 447.70
Michigan 28,495 3.9 942.30 1,067 3.8 641.10 1,925 4.1 466.70
Minnesota 10,546 1.4 909.50 240 0.8 604.50 714 1.5 428.70
Mississippi 10,807 1.5 860.00 619 2.2 527.80 725 1.6 383.60
Missouri 17,288 2.4 896.90 684 2.4 561.00 1,076 2.3 416.50
Montana 2,043 0.3 855.60 71 0.3 631.80 161 0.3 361.60
Nebraska 3,749 0.5 868.40 112 0.4 543.80 282 0.6 394.00
Nevada 6,067 0.8 936.40 171 0.6 624.80 183 0.4 453.70
New Hampshire 3,811 0.5 905.60 109 0.4 526.50 171 0.4 423.50
New Jersey 17,734 2.4 1,009.90 561 2.0 569.00 1,181 2.5 480.20
New Mexico 5,103 0.7 828.80 169 0.6 607.80 314 0.7 397.80
New York 44,196 6.1 970.90 1,588 5.6 578.50 3,323 7.1 456.80
North Carolina 27,092 3.7 892.50 1,083 3.8 474.50 1,406 3.0 412.00
North Dakota 1,210 0.2 854.20 56 0.2 420.80 116 0.2 368.80
Ohio 25,669 3.5 890.20 1,179 4.2 601.60 1,889 4.1 431.50
Oklahoma 10,227 1.4 871.30 492 1.7 568.00 562 1.2 442.50
Oregon 8,326 1.1 920.90 297 1.0 577.20 529 1.1 435.10
Pennsylvania 33,593 4.6 903.10 1,288 4.5 606.10 2,169 4.7 435.20
Rhode Island 3,016 0.4 847.40 76 0.3 533.30 177 0.4 411.10
South Carolina 13,685 1.9 902.30 665 2.3 498.60 782 1.7 416.60
South Dakota 1,450 0.2 823.40 48 0.2 495.10 142 0.3 311.00
Tennessee 18,976 2.6 879.40 998 3.5 515.60 1,126 2.4 410.00
Texas 50,796 7.0 879.10 2,138 7.5 577.90 2,584 5.5 432.90
Utah 3,309 0.5 897.40 102 0.4 610.00 280 0.6 456.30
Vermont 1,649 0.2 843.70 53 0.2 498.50 127 0.3 370.40
Virginia 16,918 2.3 895.50 701 2.5 536.00 1,033 2.2 434.80
Washington 14,401 2.0 929.30 405 1.4 595.50 786 1.7 482.10
West Virginia 8,393 1.1 903.90 450 1.6 621.10 520 1.1 420.80
Wisconsin 13,359 1.8 920.90 387 1.4 559.50 1,056 2.3 407.90
Wyoming 860 0.1 902.70 34 0.1 569.30 75 0.2 396.80
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 11,236 1.5 768.70 564 2.0 464.80 968 2.1 309.00
Other b 1,300 0.2 617.50 111 0.4 510.70 286 0.6 317.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before December cost-of-living increase are converted to December rates before averages are computed.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.