Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2009

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2009, selected years
Year Total 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
1960 788,543 455,371 76,599 152,519 . . . . . . 2,962 53,825 47,267
1965 1,928,460 988,074 193,362 532,197 16,437 . . . 8,981 87,122 102,287
1970 2,970,538 1,492,948 283,447 799,111 75,194 49,281 14,295 101,341 154,921
1975 4,799,853 2,488,774 452,922 1,239,058 147,253 109,511 24,193 118,802 219,340
1980 5,223,311 2,858,680 461,878 1,184,846 140,157 127,580 32,883 140,548 276,739
1981 5,008,221 2,776,519 428,212 1,070,000 148,879 121,590 32,664 143,633 286,724
1982 4,532,014 2,603,599 365,862 894,440 79,333 116,372 30,027 144,464 297,917
1983 4,382,745 2,569,029 308,059 855,560 50,134 111,591 30,209 148,464 309,699
1984 4,406,140 2,596,516 303,982 858,243 31,875 109,151 31,165 152,667 322,541
1985 4,507,083 2,656,638 305,532 889,730 22,336 107,005 33,078 157,011 335,753
1986 4,613,249 2,728,463 300,826 911,698 20,245 106,974 34,641 161,755 348,647
1987 4,676,852 2,785,859 290,888 912,367 20,183 106,282 35,378 165,675 360,220
1988 4,709,360 2,821,070 280,780 898,980 24,370 105,810 35,520 170,940 371,890
1989 4,774,160 2,886,590 269,830 901,400 23,330 102,650 35,950 172,650 381,760
1990 4,934,370 3,011,130 264,230 929,720 23,960 101,780 36,990 174,560 392,000
1991 5,209,600 3,198,610 263,780 986,710 26,380 115,010 38,450 177,740 402,920
1992 5,633,130 3,473,330 271,510 1,090,920 25,930 131,620 41,720 181,860 416,240
1993 6,026,460 3,729,330 272,190 1,188,330 29,660 148,070 44,920 185,270 428,690
1994 6,381,470 3,966,590 270,220 1,276,740 29,910 161,650 48,650 187,630 440,080
1995 6,674,450 4,186,720 263,130 1,331,110 29,550 173,240 51,790 188,940 449,970
1996 6,906,420 4,386,040 223,300 1,381,200 32,820 182,020 53,470 190,050 457,520
1997 6,998,210 4,505,760 207,290 1,357,340 31,440 187,220 53,760 190,410 464,990
1998 7,192,370 4,697,010 190,120 1,363,910 30,780 192,400 55,690 189,930 472,530
1999 7,391,920 4,873,560 176,370 1,381,200 37,020 197,520 57,360 189,820 479,070
2000 7,550,930 5,035,840 164,850 1,381,500 35,000 200,130 58,090 191,950 483,570
2001 7,790,038 5,268,039 156,978 1,385,374 38,839 204,255 57,920 191,817 486,816
2002 8,109,332 5,539,597 151,626 1,422,296 43,916 207,365 59,460 192,087 492,985
2003 8,490,007 5,868,541 150,889 1,461,635 46,769 209,360 62,450 191,704 498,659
2004 8,854,343 6,197,385 152,995 1,486,422 47,551 210,736 64,739 191,274 503,241
2005 9,224,458 6,519,001 156,552 1,516,519 47,982 215,866 68,705 191,872 507,961
2006 9,536,997 6,806,918 153,456 1,530,254 49,595 220,178 71,878 192,122 512,596
2007 9,858,520 7,098,723 152,796 1,535,009 52,333 224,982 77,346 196,038 521,293
2008 10,289,474 7,426,691 154,225 1,552,104 54,981 230,007 84,785 221,946 564,735
2009 10,760,672 7,788,013 157,584 1,598,189 59,523 236,480 90,265 241,043 589,575
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kia Masseaux (410) 965-5470 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 2. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2009
Basis of entitlement and age Total Male Female
Number Average monthly
benefit (dollars)
Number Average monthly
benefit (dollars)
Number Average monthly
benefit (dollars)
Workers
Total 7,788,013 1,064.30 4,100,400 1,189.40 3,687,613 925.20
Under 25 54,209 567.60 32,205 585.90 22,004 540.80
25–29 169,201 688.80 95,185 705.10 74,016 667.80
30–34 261,831 781.90 136,107 802.80 125,724 759.30
35–39 386,763 855.40 194,594 889.20 192,169 821.30
40–44 599,631 916.20 308,454 965.20 291,177 864.40
45–49 967,235 976.10 499,108 1,048.40 468,127 899.10
50–54 1,360,350 1,054.50 706,505 1,162.90 653,845 937.30
55–59 1,706,865 1,137.10 895,303 1,285.40 811,562 973.50
60–64 1,945,646 1,199.40 1,050,372 1,388.00 895,274 978.10
65–FRA 336,282 1,199.60 182,567 1,410.20 153,715 949.50
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 157,584 285.80 6,047 233.90 151,537 287.90
Entitlement based on care of children 74,060 222.90 1,832 179.50 72,228 224.00
Under 30 5,304 153.80 60 131.80 5,244 154.00
30–34 8,955 158.70 140 128.80 8,815 159.10
35–39 13,931 178.70 282 142.40 13,649 179.40
40–44 15,480 216.00 392 176.10 15,088 217.00
45–49 14,363 250.20 387 184.30 13,976 252.00
50–54 9,358 282.30 328 202.40 9,030 285.20
55–FRA 6,669 330.20 243 230.40 6,426 334.00
Entitlement based on age 83,524 341.60 4,215 257.50 79,309 346.10
62–64 46,181 330.10 1,129 215.70 45,052 333.00
65 or older 37,343 355.80 3,086 272.80 34,257 363.30
Children of disabled workers
Total 1,747,977 317.90 902,249 319.20 845,728 316.60
Under age 18 1,598,189 306.80 817,163 306.70 781,026 306.90
Under 5 137,707 244.20 70,196 243.90 67,511 244.60
5–9 339,531 258.40 173,097 257.90 166,434 258.80
10–14 598,574 297.90 305,024 297.40 293,550 298.30
15–17 522,377 364.90 268,846 365.00 253,531 364.80
Students aged 18–19 59,523 428.70 33,539 432.40 25,984 423.90
Disabled aged 18 or older 90,265 441.80 51,547 443.00 38,718 440.30
Widow(er)s
Total 236,480 682.70 10,768 497.30 225,712 691.50
50–54 31,908 666.20 1,711 480.20 30,197 676.70
55–59 80,240 682.90 4,481 496.60 75,759 694.00
60–64 108,230 686.80 4,229 504.20 104,001 694.30
65–FRA 16,102 686.00 347 504.70 15,755 690.00
Adult children
Total 920,883 676.30 509,865 670.40 411,018 683.70
Children of—
Disabled workers 90,265 441.80 51,547 443.00 38,718 440.30
Retired workers 241,043 581.10 135,291 574.90 105,752 589.10
Deceased workers 589,575 751.20 323,027 746.80 266,548 756.50
Under 25 99,980 580.90 58,428 583.10 41,552 577.80
25–29 86,017 624.70 48,703 626.40 37,314 622.40
30–34 82,937 650.50 46,989 649.90 35,948 651.40
35–39 96,887 674.20 54,235 668.50 42,652 681.50
40–44 113,680 684.30 64,634 677.60 49,046 693.10
45–49 127,387 701.60 72,698 692.80 54,689 713.30
50–54 106,998 716.80 59,888 707.70 47,110 728.30
55–59 77,812 727.10 42,120 718.20 35,692 737.50
60–64 53,354 726.80 27,624 717.40 25,730 736.90
65 or older 75,831 692.70 34,546 690.50 41,285 694.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Kia Masseaux (410) 965-5470 or di.asr@ssa.gov.