Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004

 

Disabled-Worker Families in Current-Payment Status

Table 28. Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition, December 1960–2004
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 -- -- -- -- -- --
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
2003 4,769 2,525 2,244 57 82 60
2004 5,068 2,665 2,403 55 78 65
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 -- -- -- -- -- --
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 827.30 935.80 703.50 1,445.10 1,331.70 1,431.50
2003 854.80 965.90 729.70 1,495.80 1,373.30 1,486.80
2004 887.30 1,001.60 760.60 1,554.20 1,426.80 1,546.10
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record (from 1960 to 1984, various sampling rates; from 1985 to 2000, 10 percent sample); beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
-- = not available.
a. Spouse's entitlement based on age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 29. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, December 2004
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 2,665,017 2,665,017 1,007.24 1,001.60 9.6
Women 2,403,168 2,403,168 761.71 760.60 21.2
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 593,525 1,518,297 978.89 1,394.40 83.2
Women 442,841 1,114,922 789.69 1,085.00 90.3
By number of children
1 child 636,683 1,273,367 905.74 1,268.60 85.8
2 children 282,090 846,275 897.17 1,270.10 88.2
3 or more children 117,593 513,577 858.47 1,208.60 84.0
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older b 65,399 131,078 1,264.37 1,546.10 7.9
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 2,286 7,575 1,150.50 1,855.70 71.7
Spouse and 1 child 53,415 160,260 1,024.68 1,544.20 92.2
Spouse and 2 children 46,529 186,139 986.25 1,463.60 90.8
Spouse and 3 or more children 30,848 170,234 941.00 1,364.80 82.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include 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.
Table 30. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2004
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
Number
Worker only 5,068,185 159,046 137,538 205,810 386,084 633,768 909,350 1,241,019 1,395,570
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 67,685 0 b b 66 362 1,671 8,368 57,204
Child in care 130,792 2,738 7,656 16,700 26,144 27,365 22,062 16,847 11,280
Children
1 child 636,683 22,563 36,211 68,586 125,275 141,487 112,798 79,907 49,856
2 children 282,090 11,562 29,025 57,221 73,419 55,267 30,149 16,653 8,794
3 or more children 117,593 5,549 18,073 30,762 29,604 17,643 8,510 4,895 2,557
Families receiving maximum benefit c 1,783,420 130,024 134,149 214,492 310,488 306,808 254,406 228,046 205,007
Percent
Worker only 100.0 3.1 2.7 4.1 7.6 12.5 17.9 24.5 27.5
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0 b b 0.1 0.5 2.5 12.4 84.5
Child in care 100.0 2.1 5.9 12.8 20.0 20.9 16.9 12.9 8.6
Children
1 child 100.0 3.5 5.7 10.8 19.7 22.2 17.7 12.6 7.8
2 children 100.0 4.1 10.3 20.3 26.0 19.6 10.7 5.9 3.1
3 or more children 100.0 4.7 15.4 26.2 25.2 15.0 7.2 4.2 2.2
Families receiving maximum benefit c 28.3 64.5 58.7 56.6 48.5 35.0 23.5 16.7 13.4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include 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.