Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2008

 

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, 2008
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 368,933 368,933 1,244.50 1,212.90 10.8
Women 340,725 340,725 947.60 928.60 22.4
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 80,565 217,018 1,224.60 1,750.80 86.3
Women 68,165 182,139 940.70 1,275.60 88.9
By number of children
1 child 79,885 159,770 1,113.90 1,540.30 84.8
2 children 45,640 136,920 1,092.70 1,556.20 90.3
3 or more children 23,205 102,467 1,031.40 1,462.30 91.2
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older c 6,674 13,376 1,612.00 1,913.60 8.2
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 183 602 1,482.60 2,347.90 65.6
Spouse and 1 child 4,066 12,203 1,288.40 1,892.20 88.2
Spouse and 2 children 4,179 16,716 1,248.90 1,828.90 88.4
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,425 19,109 1,188.10 1,723.30 89.1
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, 2008
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
Number
Worker only 709,658 54,839 21,953 31,433 55,351 89,507 145,797 184,335 126,443
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 6,857 1 2 2 9 46 210 1,137 5,450
Child in care 11,670 1,056 1,249 1,811 2,114 2,067 1,688 1,173 512
Children
1 child 79,885 6,986 5,429 9,293 14,862 15,988 14,786 8,916 3,625
2 children 45,640 4,805 6,261 9,722 10,282 7,191 4,561 2,138 680
3 or more children 23,205 2,990 4,874 6,082 4,547 2,522 1,386 629 175
Families receiving maximum benefit b 257,471 43,788 22,473 32,033 39,448 38,373 38,473 29,811 13,072
Percent
Worker only 100.0 7.7 3.1 4.4 7.8 12.6 20.5 26.0 17.8
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 c c c 0.1 0.7 3.1 16.6 79.5
Child in care 100.0 9.0 10.7 15.5 18.1 17.7 14.5 10.1 4.4
Children
1 child 100.0 8.7 6.8 11.6 18.6 20.0 18.5 11.2 4.5
2 children 100.0 10.5 13.7 21.3 22.5 15.8 10.0 4.7 1.5
3 or more children 100.0 12.9 21.0 26.2 19.6 10.9 6.0 2.7 0.8
Families receiving maximum benefit b 29.4 62.0 56.5 54.9 45.3 32.7 22.8 15.0 9.5
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.
FRA = full retirement age.
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.