Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2003
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 788,543 455,371 76,599 152,519 . . . . . . 2,962 53,825 47,267
1965 1,928,460 988,074 193,362 532,197 16,437 . . . 8,981 87,122 102,287
1970 2,970,538 1,492,948 283,447 799,111 75,194 49,281 14,295 101,341 154,921
1975 4,799,853 2,488,774 452,922 1,239,058 147,253 109,511 24,193 118,802 219,340
1980 5,223,311 2,858,680 461,878 1,184,846 140,157 127,580 32,883 140,548 276,739
1981 5,008,221 2,776,519 428,212 1,070,000 148,879 121,590 32,664 143,633 286,724
1982 4,532,014 2,603,599 365,862 894,440 79,333 116,372 30,027 144,464 297,917
1983 4,382,745 2,569,029 308,059 855,560 50,134 111,591 30,209 148,464 309,699
1984 4,406,140 2,596,516 303,982 858,243 31,875 109,151 31,165 152,667 322,541
1985 4,507,083 2,656,638 305,532 889,730 22,336 107,005 33,078 157,011 335,753
1986 4,613,249 2,728,463 300,826 911,698 20,245 106,974 34,641 161,755 348,647
1987 4,676,852 2,785,859 290,888 912,367 20,183 106,282 35,378 165,675 360,220
1988 4,709,360 2,821,070 280,780 898,980 24,370 105,810 35,520 170,940 371,890
1989 4,774,160 2,886,590 269,830 901,400 23,330 102,650 35,950 172,650 381,760
1990 4,934,370 3,011,130 264,230 929,720 23,960 101,780 36,990 174,560 392,000
1991 5,209,600 3,198,610 263,780 986,710 26,380 115,010 38,450 177,740 402,920
1992 5,633,130 3,473,330 271,510 1,090,920 25,930 131,620 41,720 181,860 416,240
1993 6,026,460 3,729,330 272,190 1,188,330 29,660 148,070 44,920 185,270 428,690
1994 6,381,470 3,966,590 270,220 1,276,740 29,910 161,650 48,650 187,630 440,080
1995 6,674,450 4,186,720 263,130 1,331,110 29,550 173,240 51,790 188,940 449,970
1996 6,906,420 4,386,040 223,300 1,381,200 32,820 182,020 53,470 190,050 457,520
1997 6,998,210 4,505,760 207,290 1,357,340 31,440 187,220 53,760 190,410 464,990
1998 7,192,370 4,697,010 190,120 1,363,910 30,780 192,400 55,690 189,930 472,530
1999 7,391,920 4,873,560 176,370 1,381,200 37,020 197,520 57,360 189,820 479,070
2000 7,550,930 5,035,840 164,850 1,381,500 35,000 200,130 58,090 191,950 483,570
2001 7,790,038 5,268,039 156,978 1,385,374 38,839 204,255 57,920 191,817 486,816
2002 8,109,332 5,539,597 151,626 1,422,296 43,916 207,365 59,460 192,087 492,985
2003 8,490,007 5,868,541 150,889 1,461,635 46,769 209,360 62,450 191,704 498,659
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 2. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2003
Basis of entitlement and age Total Male Female
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average monthly
benefit (dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Workers
Total 5,868,541 861.60 3,221,316 965.90 2,647,225 734.60
Under 25 56,750 471.10 33,489 480.20 23,261 458.00
25–29 125,320 568.90 69,442 580.50 55,878 554.50
30–34 215,785 645.50 116,011 658.80 99,774 630.10
35–39 371,249 708.50 201,779 727.40 169,470 686.10
40–44 612,405 765.80 334,681 803.10 277,724 720.90
45–49 823,276 828.70 447,952 894.60 375,324 750.00
50–54 1,016,850 888.80 551,670 989.60 465,180 769.20
55–59 1,258,853 937.20 688,354 1,081.10 570,499 763.40
60–64 1,349,918 952.30 756,310 1,121.80 593,608 736.30
65 or older 38,135 930.10 21,628 1,099.00 16,507 708.90
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 150,889 221.40 4,308 176.90 146,581 222.70
Entitlement based on care of children 96,785 180.90 1,977 140.00 94,808 181.80
Under 30 6,226 121.60 48 121.10 6,178 121.60
30–34 11,632 128.60 127 92.30 11,505 129.00
35–39 19,445 147.60 316 110.80 19,129 148.20
40–44 22,947 178.70 455 124.80 22,492 179.80
45–49 18,258 206.70 444 148.70 17,814 208.20
50–54 10,839 234.50 309 169.50 10,530 236.40
55 or older 7,438 265.20 278 176.10 7,160 268.70
Entitlement based on age 54,104 293.70 2,331 208.30 51,773 297.50
62–64 30,436 286.50 539 172.20 29,897 288.60
65 or older 23,668 302.90 1,792 219.20 21,876 309.70
Children of disabled workers
Total 1,570,854 253.80 830,581 255.50 740,273 252.00
Under age 18 1,461,635 245.90 766,650 246.60 694,985 245.10
Under 5 116,842 204.60 59,670 204.10 57,172 205.20
5–9 306,737 212.90 157,187 212.50 149,550 213.30
10–14 578,391 236.20 301,659 236.40 276,732 236.10
15–17 459,665 290.60 248,134 290.90 211,531 290.20
Students aged 18–19 46,769 359.20 27,904 362.20 18,865 354.70
Disabled aged 18 or older 62,450 360.90 36,027 361.10 26,423 360.70
Widow(er)s
Total 209,360 563.80 6,571 400.80 202,789 569.10
50–54 27,114 574.20 1,138 414.20 25,976 581.30
55–59 77,918 567.00 2,693 405.30 75,225 572.80
60 or older 104,328 558.70 2,740 390.80 101,588 563.20
Adult children
Total 752,813 567.00 411,261 564.70 341,552 569.80
Children of—
Disabled workers 62,450 360.90 36,027 361.10 26,423 360.70
Retired workers 191,704 480.60 106,553 477.40 85,151 484.50
Deceased workers 498,659 626.10 268,681 626.70 229,978 625.40
Under 25 71,767 481.80 42,157 481.80 29,610 481.80
25–29 62,374 521.70 35,432 522.10 26,942 521.20
30–34 73,535 554.90 41,559 552.00 31,976 558.60
35–39 93,964 571.00 53,320 568.70 40,644 574.10
40–44 110,808 588.30 62,597 586.50 48,211 590.70
45–49 100,459 598.50 55,937 596.10 44,522 601.40
50–54 76,698 606.30 41,228 605.20 35,470 607.70
55–59 56,914 603.10 29,595 598.20 27,319 608.30
60–64 39,784 599.00 20,149 593.80 19,635 604.30
65 or older 66,510 531.20 29,287 529.60 37,223 532.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.