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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 33. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2003
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 829,831 100.0 755,706 100.0 27,324 100.0 46,801 100.0
Congenital anomalies 2,005 0.2 1,152 0.2 31 0.1 822 1.8
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 25,614 3.1 23,407 3.1 1,872 6.9 335 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 11,353 1.4 10,879 1.4 257 0.9 217 0.5
Injuries 30,377 3.7 28,612 3.8 743 2.7 1,022 2.2
Mental disorders
Retardation 43,178 5.2 19,338 2.6 1,002 3.7 22,838 48.8
Other 190,098 22.9 172,341 22.8 6,132 22.4 11,625 24.8
Neoplasms 72,280 8.7 70,942 9.4 1,095 4.0 243 0.5
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 2,674 0.3 2,408 0.3 49 0.2 217 0.5
Circulatory system 89,031 10.7 85,896 11.4 2,808 10.3 327 0.7
Digestive system 17,567 2.1 17,084 2.3 406 1.5 77 0.2
Genitourinary system 17,537 2.1 16,968 2.2 310 1.1 259 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 207,549 25.0 199,014 26.3 7,982 29.2 553 1.2
Nervous system and sense organs 72,192 8.7 64,369 8.5 1,908 7.0 5,915 12.6
Respiratory system 33,734 4.1 32,007 4.2 1,620 5.9 107 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,704 0.2 1,622 0.2 62 0.2 20 a
Other 2,070 0.2 1,871 0.2 54 0.2 145 0.3
Unknown 10,868 1.3 7,796 1.0 993 3.6 2,079 4.4
Men
Subtotal 436,906 100.0 408,516 100.0 1,354 100.0 27,036 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,064 0.2 619 0.2 b b b b
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 12,708 2.9 12,486 3.1 67 4.9 155 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 7,990 1.8 7,849 1.9 19 1.4 122 0.5
Injuries 19,695 4.5 18,904 4.6 62 4.6 729 2.7
Mental disorders
Retardation 24,525 5.6 11,822 2.9 50 3.7 12,653 46.8
Other 89,703 20.5 81,910 20.1 259 19.1 7,534 27.9
Neoplasms 37,495 8.6 37,289 9.1 62 4.6 144 0.5
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,286 0.3 1,168 0.3 b b b b
Circulatory system 59,344 13.6 58,944 14.4 214 15.8 186 0.7
Digestive system 10,559 2.4 10,489 2.6 33 2.4 37 0.1
Genitourinary system 10,588 2.4 10,418 2.6 26 1.9 144 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 101,525 23.2 100,949 24.7 316 23.3 260 1.0
Nervous system and sense organs 36,813 8.4 33,491 8.2 96 7.1 3,226 11.9
Respiratory system 17,027 3.9 16,902 4.1 80 5.9 45 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 712 0.2 700 0.2 b b b b
Other 992 0.2 907 0.2 b b b b
Unknown 4,880 1.1 3,669 0.9 59 4.4 1,152 4.3
Women
Subtotal 392,925 100.0 347,190 100.0 25,970 100.0 19,765 100.0
Congenital anomalies 941 0.2 533 0.2 b b b b
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 12,906 3.3 10,921 3.1 1,805 7.0 180 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,363 0.9 3,030 0.9 238 0.9 95 0.5
Injuries 10,682 2.7 9,708 2.8 681 2.6 293 1.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 18,653 4.7 7,516 2.2 952 3.7 10,185 51.5
Other 100,395 25.6 90,431 26.0 5,873 22.6 4,091 20.7
Neoplasms 34,785 8.9 33,653 9.7 1,033 4.0 99 0.5
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,388 0.4 1,240 0.4 b b b b
Circulatory system 29,687 7.6 26,952 7.8 2,594 10.0 141 0.7
Digestive system 7,008 1.8 6,595 1.9 373 1.4 40 0.2
Genitourinary system 6,949 1.8 6,550 1.9 284 1.1 115 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 106,024 27.0 98,065 28.2 7,666 29.5 293 1.5
Nervous system and sense organs 35,379 9.0 30,878 8.9 1,812 7.0 2,689 13.6
Respiratory system 16,707 4.3 15,105 4.4 1,540 5.9 62 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 992 0.3 922 0.3 b b b b
Other 1,078 0.3 964 0.3 b b b b
Unknown 5,988 1.5 4,127 1.2 934 3.6 927 4.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 because of 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. Less than 0.05 percent.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 34. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2003
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 755,706 100.0 937.50 27,324 100.0 578.70 46,801 100.0 436.90
Alabama 18,950 2.5 916.20 869 3.2 541.80 1,047 2.2 400.80
Alaska 1,213 0.2 923.70 24 0.1 562.00 79 0.2 420.70
Arizona 14,537 1.9 945.30 390 1.4 584.40 742 1.6 442.80
Arkansas 12,443 1.6 887.50 564 2.1 546.90 693 1.5 385.70
California 71,471 9.5 892.40 1,981 7.3 621.70 3,758 8.0 468.20
Colorado 7,540 1.0 964.20 212 0.8 603.10 368 0.8 486.20
Connecticut 7,660 1.0 1,008.60 200 0.7 617.30 528 1.1 493.00
Delaware 2,563 0.3 985.10 54 0.2 600.90 98 0.2 449.50
District of Columbia 1,280 0.2 854.00 25 0.1 471.40 56 0.1 472.20
Florida 41,662 5.5 934.50 1,446 5.3 567.30 2,264 4.8 441.70
Georgia 21,654 2.9 939.20 904 3.3 534.90 1,146 2.4 450.20
Hawaii 2,140 0.3 972.50 69 0.3 633.30 120 0.3 490.70
Idaho 3,432 0.5 912.20 122 0.4 685.40 186 0.4 445.60
Illinois 27,390 3.6 979.80 931 3.4 613.40 2,065 4.4 447.30
Indiana 17,029 2.3 956.20 645 2.4 607.90 1,116 2.4 449.80
Iowa 6,144 0.8 917.90 196 0.7 553.10 592 1.3 372.10
Kansas 6,178 0.8 945.30 206 0.8 564.00 436 0.9 398.10
Kentucky 16,794 2.2 902.20 862 3.2 584.90 934 2.0 426.90
Louisiana 13,070 1.7 900.00 779 2.9 611.50 1,169 2.5 392.80
Maine 5,259 0.7 859.70 139 0.5 544.00 352 0.8 384.50
Maryland 11,225 1.5 985.50 307 1.1 608.80 584 1.2 482.40
Massachusetts 17,296 2.3 933.90 414 1.5 597.20 1,176 2.5 422.40
Michigan 27,780 3.7 993.80 1,031 3.8 652.10 1,889 4.0 496.50
Minnesota 10,877 1.4 952.00 216 0.8 581.20 718 1.5 427.90
Mississippi 10,702 1.4 895.70 590 2.2 521.80 729 1.6 383.10
Missouri 17,925 2.4 929.70 705 2.6 537.80 1,113 2.4 383.00
Montana 2,101 0.3 883.90 77 0.3 547.00 149 0.3 467.10
Nebraska 3,846 0.5 900.20 102 0.4 545.80 302 0.6 397.50
Nevada 5,806 0.8 976.20 167 0.6 645.40 230 0.5 485.80
New Hampshire 3,974 0.5 948.90 100 0.4 560.90 196 0.4 434.50
New Jersey 19,691 2.6 1,056.20 563 2.1 607.90 1,198 2.6 489.50
New Mexico 5,284 0.7 870.70 162 0.6 599.50 266 0.6 399.80
New York 44,564 5.9 1,006.40 1,478 5.4 599.00 3,033 6.5 454.80
North Carolina 27,693 3.7 933.20 1,134 4.2 473.00 1,483 3.2 413.40
North Dakota 1,143 0.2 894.70 27 0.1 632.20 102 0.2 355.30
Ohio 27,235 3.6 925.10 1,096 4.0 626.20 1,884 4.0 461.90
Oklahoma 11,265 1.5 900.80 483 1.8 579.20 574 1.2 426.50
Oregon 8,598 1.1 966.30 293 1.1 618.00 559 1.2 438.60
Pennsylvania 36,182 4.8 938.00 1,243 4.5 596.20 2,220 4.7 446.20
Rhode Island 3,206 0.4 875.80 77 0.3 594.80 171 0.4 422.20
South Carolina 14,209 1.9 939.30 637 2.3 476.20 736 1.6 432.80
South Dakota 1,353 0.2 850.20 50 0.2 511.60 124 0.3 359.30
Tennessee 19,372 2.6 917.10 946 3.5 535.50 1,114 2.4 429.30
Texas 51,612 6.8 913.80 2,010 7.4 578.00 2,706 5.8 439.70
Utah 3,045 0.4 954.40 80 0.3 616.30 270 0.6 480.80
Vermont 1,730 0.2 892.00 56 0.2 542.60 151 0.3 391.50
Virginia 18,942 2.5 952.90 671 2.5 568.20 1,027 2.2 435.60
Washington 14,710 1.9 971.60 442 1.6 647.40 873 1.9 475.30
West Virginia 8,946 1.2 939.50 431 1.6 628.50 511 1.1 434.50
Wisconsin 13,348 1.8 968.10 339 1.2 596.30 1,025 2.2 423.00
Wyoming 1,001 0.1 956.90 30 0.1 643.90 51 0.1 506.30
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 10,726 1.4 811.30 538 2.0 473.30 930 2.0 326.90
Other b 1,280 0.2 735.40 105 0.4 504.30 226 0.5 342.30
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before December cost-of-living increase are converted to December rates before averages are computed.
Data exclude 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.