Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2011

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2011, selected years
Year Total Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of—
Workers Spouses Children under age 18 Students aged 18–19 Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
1960 788,543 455,371 76,599 152,519 . . . . . . 53,825 47,267 2,962
1965 1,928,460 988,074 193,362 532,197 16,437 . . . 87,122 102,287 8,981
1970 2,970,538 1,492,948 283,447 799,111 75,194 49,281 101,341 154,921 14,295
1975 4,799,853 2,488,774 452,922 1,239,058 147,253 109,511 118,802 219,340 24,193
1980 5,223,311 2,858,680 461,878 1,184,846 140,157 127,580 140,548 276,739 32,883
1981 5,008,221 2,776,519 428,212 1,070,000 148,879 121,590 143,633 286,724 32,664
1982 4,532,014 2,603,599 365,862 894,440 79,333 116,372 144,464 297,917 30,027
1983 4,382,745 2,569,029 308,059 855,560 50,134 111,591 148,464 309,699 30,209
1984 4,406,140 2,596,516 303,982 858,243 31,875 109,151 152,667 322,541 31,165
1985 4,507,083 2,656,638 305,532 889,730 22,336 107,005 157,011 335,753 33,078
1986 4,613,249 2,728,463 300,826 911,698 20,245 106,974 161,755 348,647 34,641
1987 4,676,852 2,785,859 290,888 912,367 20,183 106,282 165,675 360,220 35,378
1988 4,709,360 2,821,070 280,780 898,980 24,370 105,810 170,940 371,890 35,520
1989 4,774,160 2,886,590 269,830 901,400 23,330 102,650 172,650 381,760 35,950
1990 4,934,370 3,011,130 264,230 929,720 23,960 101,780 174,560 392,000 36,990
1991 5,209,600 3,198,610 263,780 986,710 26,380 115,010 177,740 402,920 38,450
1992 5,633,130 3,473,330 271,510 1,090,920 25,930 131,620 181,860 416,240 41,720
1993 6,026,460 3,729,330 272,190 1,188,330 29,660 148,070 185,270 428,690 44,920
1994 6,381,470 3,966,590 270,220 1,276,740 29,910 161,650 187,630 440,080 48,650
1995 6,674,450 4,186,720 263,130 1,331,110 29,550 173,240 188,940 449,970 51,790
1996 6,906,420 4,386,040 223,300 1,381,200 32,820 182,020 190,050 457,520 53,470
1997 6,998,210 4,505,760 207,290 1,357,340 31,440 187,220 190,410 464,990 53,760
1998 7,192,370 4,697,010 190,120 1,363,910 30,780 192,400 189,930 472,530 55,690
1999 7,391,920 4,873,560 176,370 1,381,200 37,020 197,520 189,820 479,070 57,360
2000 7,550,930 5,035,840 164,850 1,381,500 35,000 200,130 191,950 483,570 58,090
2001 7,790,038 5,268,039 156,978 1,385,374 38,839 204,255 191,817 486,816 57,920
2002 8,109,332 5,539,597 151,626 1,422,296 43,916 207,365 192,087 492,985 59,460
2003 8,490,007 5,868,541 150,889 1,461,635 46,769 209,360 191,704 498,659 62,450
2004 8,854,343 6,197,385 152,995 1,486,422 47,551 210,736 191,274 503,241 64,739
2005 9,224,458 6,519,001 156,552 1,516,519 47,982 215,866 191,872 507,961 68,705
2006 9,536,997 6,806,918 153,456 1,530,254 49,595 220,178 192,122 512,596 71,878
2007 9,858,520 7,098,723 152,796 1,535,009 52,333 224,982 196,038 521,293 77,346
2008 10,289,474 7,426,691 154,225 1,552,104 54,981 230,007 221,946 564,735 84,785
2009 10,760,672 7,788,013 157,584 1,598,189 59,523 236,480 241,043 589,575 90,265
2010 11,280,792 8,203,951 160,300 1,660,196 62,192 244,953 250,262 601,420 97,518
2011 11,736,104 8,575,544 164,030 1,706,029 62,464 251,011 259,073 612,686 105,267
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, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 2. Number and average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2011
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 8,575,544 1,110.50 4,493,811 1,236.72 4,081,733 971.54
Under 25 53,397 573.52 31,621 587.50 21,776 553.23
25–29 179,112 714.67 101,835 733.59 77,277 689.74
30–34 297,385 816.97 156,392 838.12 140,993 793.50
35–39 397,251 892.41 199,196 928.26 198,055 856.35
40–44 626,835 956.07 317,767 1,009.96 309,068 900.67
45–49 981,827 1,011.81 502,455 1,086.41 479,372 933.63
50–54 1,492,249 1,088.67 771,376 1,197.21 720,873 972.52
55–59 1,940,647 1,175.96 1,011,826 1,323.02 928,821 1,015.76
60–64 2,202,075 1,250.92 1,182,862 1,434.40 1,019,213 1,037.98
65–FRA 404,766 1,267.57 218,481 1,476.92 186,285 1,022.04
  Spouses of disabled workers
Total 164,030 298.54 7,306 257.27 156,724 300.46
Entitlement based on care of children 73,497 231.53 1,994 184.49 71,503 232.84
Under 30 5,372 159.85 74 111.95 5,298 160.52
30–34 9,695 165.59 189 152.10 9,506 165.86
35–39 13,385 188.39 285 152.96 13,100 189.16
40–44 15,444 224.79 418 175.08 15,026 226.18
45–49 13,753 261.51 433 189.24 13,320 263.86
50–54 9,120 291.05 322 206.39 8,798 294.15
55–FRA 6,728 343.05 273 240.56 6,455 347.39
Entitlement based on age 90,533 352.95 5,312 284.59 85,221 357.21
62–64 49,220 338.70 1,481 225.29 47,739 342.22
65 or older 41,313 369.92 3,831 307.51 37,482 376.30
  Children of disabled workers
Total 1,873,760 330.18 966,138 331.52 907,622 328.76
Under age 18 1,706,029 317.89 870,504 317.64 835,525 318.15
Under 5 151,378 251.21 77,161 250.88 74,217 251.54
5–9 369,824 267.19 188,723 266.30 181,101 268.12
10–14 645,927 308.78 329,232 308.64 316,695 308.92
15–17 538,900 382.33 275,388 382.27 263,512 382.39
Students aged 18–19 62,464 448.32 35,140 452.37 27,324 443.11
Disabled aged 18 or older 105,267 459.34 60,494 461.11 44,773 456.94
  Widow(er)s
Total 251,011 703.54 13,562 515.31 237,449 714.29
50–54 34,776 685.31 2,294 495.13 32,482 698.74
55–59 86,617 698.47 5,476 513.24 81,141 710.97
60–64 109,888 711.22 5,226 526.02 104,662 720.47
65–FRA 19,730 715.17 566 518.35 19,164 720.98
  Adult children
Total 977,026 705.84 543,399 699.59 433,627 713.67
Children of—  
Retired workers 259,073 614.41 146,041 608.22 113,032 622.41
Deceased workers 612,686 786.85 336,864 782.02 275,822 792.75
Disabled workers 105,267 459.34 60,494 461.11 44,773 456.94
Under 25 114,254 602.18 67,500 605.20 46,754 597.82
25–29 97,711 651.81 55,766 653.65 41,945 649.38
30–34 92,560 677.32 52,313 677.58 40,247 676.99
35–39 95,739 701.41 53,647 696.81 42,092 707.27
40–44 113,433 716.41 63,844 707.88 49,589 727.40
45–49 124,923 735.38 71,346 726.20 53,577 747.60
50–54 114,809 748.69 64,799 738.56 50,010 761.81
55–59 85,322 760.88 46,885 751.78 38,437 771.98
60–64 58,174 763.68 30,466 754.31 27,708 773.98
65 or older 80,101 734.73 36,833 731.22 43,268 737.72
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.