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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2007
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 525,418 73 470,017 76 23,572 112 31,829 42
2005 556,745 74 499,662 77 23,609 109 33,474 44
2006 569,146 73 511,128 75 23,599 107 34,419 44
2007 580,721 72 522,349 74 23,768 106 34,604 44
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; beginning 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.
Beginning in 2004, data include closed period awards.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 50. Number, by reason for termination, 2007
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 1,052,010 522,308 50,488 307,671 113,171 23,768 10,630 5,004 18,970
Death of beneficiary 234,825 206,032 1,656 749 53 6,992 653 3,451 15,239
Termination resulting from death of worker a 47,958 . . . 6,751 36,967 1,351 . . . 2,889 . . . . . .
Attainment of age—
18 by children 219,409 . . . . . . 219,409 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19 by students 19,880 . . . . . . . . . 19,880 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled workers 277,965 243,814 22,916 6,517 356 . . . 4,362 . . . . . .
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 15,989 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,989 . . . . . . . . .
Elected reduced retirement 2,192 2,192 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 13,611 . . . 13,611 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 4,448 . . . 1,657 1,712 198 10 358 187 326
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 1,982 . . . 922 199 1 323 98 193 246
Does not meet medical standards b 116,838 54,011 2,592 40,615 13,552 232 2,057 908 2,871
Medical improvement c -- 20,592 -- -- -- 50 856 198 679
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 33,381 -- -- -- 182 1,122 681 2,094
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 38 -- -- -- 0 79 29 98
Student no longer attending school 77,772 . . . . . . . . . 77,772 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 19,141 16,259 383 1,503 8 222 213 265 288
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 Insurance Trust Fund and start receiving benefits from the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 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 the beneficiaries 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: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2007
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 580,721 72 522,349 74 23,768 106 34,604 44
Alabama 14,148 67 12,572 68 759 101 817 45
Alaska 892 76 836 79 26 100 30 35
Arizona 10,582 74 9,859 76 335 101 388 40
Arkansas 8,939 69 7,949 69 417 95 573 58
California 48,309 72 44,096 74 1,562 104 2,651 40
Colorado 6,142 70 5,669 71 194 105 279 44
Connecticut 5,732 70 5,150 73 180 112 402 41
Delaware 1,896 75 1,776 78 47 86 73 36
District of Columbia 982 80 899 84 23 98 60 44
Florida 36,974 79 34,052 81 1,387 115 1,535 42
Georgia 18,712 77 16,999 80 810 102 903 42
Hawaii 1,737 76 1,582 79 51 97 104 43
Idaho 2,624 72 2,415 74 93 107 116 39
Illinois 20,957 75 18,545 77 879 118 1,533 46
Indiana 12,927 72 11,544 74 505 97 878 49
Iowa 5,436 74 4,792 76 188 107 456 52
Kansas 4,842 74 4,358 76 169 102 315 50
Kentucky 12,854 65 11,266 65 775 105 813 48
Louisiana 10,569 73 9,182 76 630 106 757 41
Maine 3,424 60 3,074 61 117 90 233 48
Maryland 8,641 77 7,943 81 279 113 419 37
Massachusetts 11,884 63 10,723 65 366 104 795 42
Michigan 21,618 71 19,140 74 947 113 1,531 45
Minnesota 7,906 70 7,084 71 239 130 583 49
Mississippi 9,266 71 8,178 73 516 105 572 46
Missouri 14,034 71 12,525 72 620 106 889 52
Montana 1,869 73 1,691 74 79 128 99 44
Nebraska 3,008 75 2,685 77 89 102 234 53
Nevada 4,598 87 4,313 88 130 101 155 56
New Hampshire 2,674 67 2,438 67 94 122 142 49
New Jersey 14,423 77 13,112 80 484 114 827 40
New Mexico 3,691 65 3,368 66 142 105 181 39
New York 34,537 69 30,946 71 1,321 108 2,270 39
North Carolina 22,296 73 20,237 75 983 107 1,076 43
North Dakota 1,077 75 947 79 32 111 98 49
Ohio 22,662 74 19,921 76 1,089 115 1,652 46
Oklahoma 8,700 74 7,792 75 399 103 509 52
Oregon 6,895 74 6,327 77 226 101 342 44
Pennsylvania 25,650 68 22,861 70 1,059 103 1,730 43
Rhode Island 2,274 65 2,050 66 71 97 153 47
South Carolina 12,053 75 10,881 78 574 106 598 42
South Dakota 1,361 75 1,188 76 46 117 127 59
Tennessee 16,397 73 14,683 74 808 100 906 46
Texas 36,286 73 32,815 75 1,548 97 1,923 43
Utah 2,880 73 2,617 75 72 89 191 50
Vermont 1,262 63 1,122 63 55 124 85 42
Virginia 14,352 71 12,887 72 641 107 824 45
Washington 10,912 71 9,987 73 332 98 593 46
West Virginia 6,375 63 5,491 63 375 94 509 50
Wisconsin 9,736 69 8,683 71 319 112 734 45
Wyoming 881 77 809 79 23 94 49 53
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 9,586 56 8,297 58 531 104 758 33
Other a 2,259 95 1,993 116 132 147 134 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 include closed period awards.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.