Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2007

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families

Table 46. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, 2007
Family composition Number of
families
Number of
beneficiaries
Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
family
benefit a
(dollars)
Percentage of
families
receiving
maximum
family
benefit b
Worker only
Men 338,914 338,914 1,215.70 1,184.70 10.8
Women 313,323 313,323 919.80 901.20 22.2
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 73,316 197,319 1,203.00 1,720.30 86.0
Women 61,353 163,872 913.80 1,236.50 88.8
By number of children
1 child 72,119 144,238 1,090.50 1,507.80 84.6
2 children 41,654 124,962 1,071.40 1,526.10 90.2
3 or more children 20,896 91,991 1,004.70 1,420.30 90.8
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older c 6,219 12,454 1,567.10 1,863.80 8.4
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 165 528 1,460.30 2,338.60 64.2
Spouse and 1 child 3,830 11,494 1,263.00 1,863.10 88.6
Spouse and 2 children 4,077 16,310 1,228.40 1,796.00 88.5
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,279 18,298 1,153.10 1,669.60 89.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 47. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2007
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60 or
older
Number
Worker only 652,237 49,430 20,717 30,737 53,680 82,898 131,339 171,517 111,919
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 6,384 4 2 3 8 45 213 1,082 5,027
Child in care 11,186 931 1,161 1,745 2,042 2,051 1,672 1,161 423
Children
1 child 72,119 6,106 5,042 8,421 13,697 14,798 12,954 8,035 3,066
2 children 41,654 4,244 5,630 8,798 9,441 6,862 4,108 1,987 584
3 or more children 20,896 2,565 4,354 5,520 4,142 2,310 1,225 594 186
Families receiving maximum benefit b 234,228 39,216 20,497 29,575 36,734 35,805 33,937 27,373 11,091
Percent
Worker only 100.0 7.6 3.2 4.7 8.2 12.7 20.1 26.3 17.2
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0.1 c c 0.1 0.7 3.3 16.9 78.7
Child in care 100.0 8.3 10.4 15.6 18.3 18.3 14.9 10.4 3.8
Children
1 child 100.0 8.5 7.0 11.7 19.0 20.5 18.0 11.1 4.3
2 children 100.0 10.2 13.5 21.1 22.7 16.5 9.9 4.8 1.4
3 or more children 100.0 12.3 20.8 26.4 19.8 11.1 5.9 2.8 0.9
Families receiving maximum benefit b 29.1 62.0 55.5 53.6 44.3 32.9 22.4 14.8 9.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
Starting with 2007, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.