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

 

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 45. Number and rate, 1960–2004
Year Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
1960 91,543 164 89,090 196 -- -- 2,453 24
1961 118,842 160 115,546 187 -- -- 3,296 27
1962 132,144 149 128,299 173 -- -- 3,845 26
1963 143,008 144 137,850 167 -- -- 5,158 31
1964 144,422 134 138,576 155 -- -- 5,846 32
1965 163,276 138 156,648 159 -- -- 6,628 33
1966 175,959 134 168,630 154 -- -- 7,329 34
1967 218,077 153 208,899 175 -- -- 9,178 40
1968 232,817 151 222,197 172 -- -- 10,620 44
1969 263,191 159 251,269 180 -- -- 11,922 46
1970 272,239 154 260,444 174 -- -- 11,795 44
1971 278,092 144 266,471 162 -- -- 11,621 41
1972 275,663 129 261,739 143 -- -- 13,924 46
1973 317,237 136 304,792 151 -- -- 12,445 39
1974 336,246 130 320,958 143 -- -- 15,288 45
1975 344,727 121 329,532 132 -- -- 15,195 42
1976 367,608 120 351,504 132 -- -- 16,104 42
1977 418,394 129 401,334 141 -- -- 17,060 42
1978 431,067 131 413,571 144 -- -- 17,496 42
1979 441,101 133 422,503 147 -- -- 18,598 43
1980 422,612 128 408,051 143 -- -- 14,561 32
1981 449,669 139 434,187 156 -- -- 15,482 33
1982 500,282 163 483,847 186 -- -- 16,435 35
1983 473,327 155 453,621 177 -- -- 19,706 40
1984 391,190 126 371,913 143 -- -- 19,277 38
1985 357,006 112 339,984 128 -- -- 17,022 32
1986 358,289 109 341,276 125 -- -- 17,013 31
1987 365,004 109 347,948 125 -- -- 17,056 30
1988 375,621 110 356,143 126 -- -- 19,478 34
1989 371,128 107 351,402 121 -- -- 19,726 34
1990 368,208 102 348,194 116 -- -- 20,014 33
1991 369,026 97 351,303 110 -- -- 17,723 29
1992 379,653 92 361,796 104 -- -- 17,857 28
1993 391,159 89 372,317 100 -- -- 18,842 29
1994 404,624 87 384,590 97 -- -- 20,034 30
1995 422,114 87 399,475 95 -- -- 22,639 33
1996 420,756 83 396,980 91 -- -- 23,776 34
1997 491,194 94 464,984 103 -- -- 26,210 37
1998 436,244 81 409,489 87 -- -- 26,755 38
1999 463,394 83 433,950 89 -- -- 29,444 41
2000 493,651 86 460,351 91 -- -- 33,300 46
2001 513,472 83 459,073 87 21,411 105 32,988 45
2002 535,465 82 479,364 87 21,379 103 34,722 47
2003 501,222 73 447,485 76 20,707 99 33,030 44
2004 a 525,418 73 470,017 76 23,572 112 31,829 42
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000, Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, and Annual Termination file, 100 percent data; from 2001 to 2003, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data; in 2004, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
-- = not available.
a. Data include closed period awards.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 46. Number, by reason for termination, 2004
Reason for termination All
beneficiaries
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
Total 961,581 470,017 48,951 284,617 102,595 23,572 8,834 4,682 18,313
Death of beneficiary 214,967 188,205 1,439 753 61 6,448 589 3,120 14,352
Termination resulting from death of worker a 49,846 . . . 7,201 38,752 1,509 . . . 2,384 . . . . . .
Attainment of age—
18 by children 193,534 . . . . . . 193,534 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19 by students 12,869 . . . . . . . . . 12,869 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled workers 233,894 206,346 17,672 6,157 321 . . . 3,398 . . . . . .
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 16,273 . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,273 . . . . . . . . .
Elected reduced retirement 1,082 1,082 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 16,497 . . . 16,497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 5,386 . . . 1,899 2,012 196 11 425 248 595
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 2,393 . . . 1,087 201 12 315 130 275 373
Does not meet medical standards b 116,371 54,061 2,745 41,955 12,011 229 1,716 889 2,765
Medical improvement c -- 25,256 -- -- -- 59 638 229 901
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 28,613 -- -- -- 166 965 593 1,710
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 192 -- -- -- 4 113 67 154
Student no longer attending school 75,583 . . . . . . . . . 75,583 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 22,886 20,323 411 1,253 33 296 192 150 228
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries whose benefits were terminated during the calendar year regardless of the effective date of the termination.
Data include closed period awards.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
a. Beneficiaries are terminated from the Disability Trust Fund and start receiving benefits from the Retirement Survivor Trust Fund.
b. Dependents' benefits terminate when the disabled worker no longer meets the requirements for disability benefits. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children of deceased or retired workers lose their benefits when they no longer meet the requirements for disability benefits.
c. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they are engaging in substantial gainful activity during the extended period of eligibility.
e. Includes beneficiaries who did not comply with alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs or who refused vocational rehabilitation services.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 47. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2004
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 525,418 73 470,017 76 23,572 112 31,829 42
Alabama 12,291 67 10,794 68 654 98 843 49
Alaska 732 72 667 73 34 140 31 41
Arizona 9,223 73 8,509 74 331 106 383 43
Arkansas 8,053 73 7,181 74 417 107 455 50
California 43,783 72 40,009 76 1,502 107 2,272 36
Colorado 5,748 75 5,304 77 177 101 267 46
Connecticut 5,562 76 5,037 81 187 122 338 36
Delaware 1,564 71 1,427 73 66 129 71 37
District of Columbia 861 78 770 82 36 143 55 42
Florida 33,591 79 30,816 82 1,343 117 1,432 42
Georgia 17,113 80 15,298 82 888 123 927 46
Hawaii 1,507 73 1,386 78 47 100 74 32
Idaho 2,266 74 2,072 76 75 96 119 45
Illinois 18,615 74 16,462 78 852 115 1,301 40
Indiana 11,806 75 10,451 78 539 111 816 48
Iowa 4,963 74 4,336 77 222 134 405 47
Kansas 4,431 76 3,918 77 199 128 314 52
Kentucky 11,373 64 9,864 64 695 99 814 50
Louisiana 9,800 73 8,447 76 626 107 727 40
Maine 3,090 62 2,778 63 138 118 174 38
Maryland 8,016 81 7,294 85 292 123 430 40
Massachusetts 11,185 67 9,992 69 373 112 820 46
Michigan 18,721 70 16,430 72 928 115 1,363 41
Minnesota 6,925 70 6,163 72 209 115 553 48
Mississippi 8,454 71 7,470 73 459 100 525 44
Missouri 12,831 74 11,408 75 578 106 845 52
Montana 1,823 81 1,633 83 79 133 111 51
Nebraska 2,943 81 2,645 85 99 120 199 47
Nevada 3,888 82 3,674 84 112 97 102 39
New Hampshire 2,379 69 2,151 70 98 133 130 46
New Jersey 13,671 80 12,320 84 528 128 823 41
New Mexico 3,250 69 2,948 71 133 109 169 39
New York 33,578 74 30,002 77 1,321 109 2,255 40
North Carolina 19,915 74 17,887 75 967 114 1,061 45
North Dakota 967 76 853 81 29 99 85 42
Ohio 21,139 77 18,492 80 1,095 119 1,552 44
Oklahoma 7,396 76 6,593 78 403 122 400 43
Oregon 6,100 76 5,581 78 215 106 304 42
Pennsylvania 22,535 69 19,926 72 1,017 104 1,592 41
Rhode Island 2,081 66 1,896 68 64 94 121 39
South Carolina 10,408 73 9,376 75 543 108 489 37
South Dakota 1,213 74 1,065 77 55 143 93 45
Tennessee 14,797 74 13,096 76 857 114 844 45
Texas 30,473 75 27,402 78 1,492 109 1,579 38
Utah 2,426 78 2,185 80 91 128 150 44
Vermont 1,280 74 1,147 77 44 99 89 47
Virginia 12,714 71 11,312 72 655 117 747 43
Washington 9,280 71 8,503 74 334 109 443 37
West Virginia 5,665 63 4,832 64 339 92 494 49
Wisconsin 8,841 72 7,772 74 356 132 713 45
Wyoming 877 85 787 86 42 179 48 54
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 11,074 68 9,744 72 581 114 749 33
Other a 2,201 97 1,912 118 156 172 133 24
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
Data includes closed period awards.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.