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

 

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, 2011
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 426,625 426,625 1,353.05 1,326.33 9.8
Women 382,389 382,389 1,049.59 1,032.12 20.8
Worker with children  
By sex of worker  
Men 94,474 254,747 1,313.16 1,893.45 90.4
Women 74,876 199,789 1,021.14 1,385.53 91.8
By number of children  
1 child 91,775 183,550 1,205.51 1,677.99 89.4
2 children 50,948 152,844 1,185.16 1,698.96 92.6
3 or more children 26,627 118,142 1,107.94 1,579.92 93.6
Worker with—  
Spouse aged 62 or older c 8,495 17,034 1,749.53 2,064.54 7.9
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 236 760 1,621.91 2,522.20 55.1
Spouse and 1 child 3,923 11,775 1,385.97 2,050.81 89.5
Spouse and 2 children 4,157 16,631 1,358.47 2,020.92 91.7
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,531 19,574 1,286.38 1,882.25 90.8
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.
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Table 47. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2011
Family composition Total, all ages Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
  Number
Worker only 809,014 49,191 22,650 29,895 50,723 91,938 174,380 231,569 158,668
Worker with—  
Spouse  
Aged 62 or older a 8,731 0 3 3 11 41 307 1,345 7,021
Child in care 11,611 877 1,270 1,747 2,132 1,868 1,914 1,235 568
Children  
1 child 91,775 7,299 6,342 9,815 15,356 17,758 18,561 11,710 4,934
2 children 50,948 5,059 7,068 10,469 10,725 8,187 5,785 2,780 875
3 or more children 26,627 3,107 5,864 7,023 4,998 2,791 1,770 827 247
Families receiving maximum benefit b 287,196 41,958 25,448 34,069 40,885 42,874 48,251 38,375 15,336
  Percent
Worker only 100.0 6.1 2.8 3.7 6.3 11.4 21.6 28.6 19.6
Worker with—  
Spouse  
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0.0 (L) (L) 0.1 0.5 3.5 15.4 80.4
Child in care 100.0 7.6 10.9 15.0 18.4 16.1 16.5 10.6 4.9
Children  
1 child 100.0 8.0 6.9 10.7 16.7 19.3 20.2 12.8 5.4
2 children 100.0 9.9 13.9 20.5 21.1 16.1 11.4 5.5 1.7
3 or more children 100.0 11.7 22.0 26.4 18.8 10.5 6.6 3.1 0.9
Families receiving maximum benefit b 28.8 64.0 58.9 57.8 48.7 35.0 23.8 15.4 8.9
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; (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
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.
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