Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2012

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2012, 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
2012 12,038,936 8,826,591 162,550 1,723,728 63,919 255,472 269,799 624,472 112,405
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 2012
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 8,826,591 1,130.34 4,606,044 1,256.20 4,220,547 992.98
Under 25 46,594 577.87 27,552 590.61 19,042 559.44
25–29 175,631 722.39 100,152 740.83 75,479 697.92
30–34 304,073 829.71 161,117 850.70 142,956 806.05
35–39 404,457 908.78 202,861 943.38 201,596 873.96
40–44 629,700 974.45 316,371 1,028.90 313,329 919.47
45–49 967,164 1,029.48 493,181 1,104.68 473,983 951.22
50–54 1,521,074 1,102.60 781,189 1,210.16 739,885 989.04
55–59 2,045,962 1,190.49 1,063,399 1,336.18 982,563 1,032.81
60–64 2,275,916 1,269.93 1,213,681 1,450.59 1,062,235 1,063.51
65–FRA 456,020 1,296.02 246,541 1,500.99 209,479 1,054.77
  Spouses of disabled workers
Total 162,550 303.82 7,988 266.55 154,562 305.74
Entitlement based on care of children 71,278 234.99 2,022 185.37 69,256 236.43
Under 30 5,019 163.98 72 104.67 4,947 164.85
30–34 9,328 166.91 192 141.60 9,136 167.44
35–39 13,249 190.18 324 141.69 12,925 191.40
40–44 14,818 226.72 390 176.82 14,428 228.07
45–49 13,283 268.21 426 197.51 12,857 270.55
50–54 8,893 294.38 351 221.41 8,542 297.38
55–FRA 6,688 345.32 267 237.36 6,421 349.81
Entitlement based on age 91,272 357.57 5,966 294.06 85,306 362.01
62–64 46,880 339.79 1,632 232.48 45,248 343.66
65 or older 44,392 376.35 4,334 317.25 40,058 382.74
  Children of disabled workers
Total 1,900,052 336.12 979,775 337.14 920,277 335.03
Under age 18 1,723,728 323.19 878,832 322.55 844,896 323.85
Under 5 148,871 256.09 75,863 255.47 73,008 256.73
5–9 377,683 271.07 192,457 270.25 185,226 271.93
10–14 653,766 314.17 333,241 313.72 320,525 314.64
15–17 543,408 388.64 277,271 387.83 266,137 389.50
Students aged 18–19 63,919 457.16 35,975 460.02 27,944 453.48
Disabled aged 18 or older 112,405 465.60 64,968 466.42 47,437 464.48
  Widow(er)s
Total 255,472 711.47 14,824 521.97 240,648 723.14
50–54 34,983 689.01 2,399 505.62 32,584 702.51
55–59 89,835 703.97 6,045 516.92 83,790 717.47
60–64 109,682 721.66 5,686 532.00 103,996 732.03
65–FRA 20,972 727.75 694 540.39 20,278 734.16
  Adult children
Total 1,006,676 720.47 561,643 713.79 445,033 728.91
Children of—  
Retired workers 269,799 630.95 152,588 624.92 117,211 638.81
Deceased workers 624,472 805.03 344,087 799.91 280,385 811.31
Disabled workers 112,405 465.60 64,968 466.42 47,437 464.48
Under 25 120,723 612.57 71,919 615.63 48,804 608.08
25–29 103,294 664.78 59,221 665.01 44,073 664.45
30–34 98,912 689.28 56,145 689.45 42,767 689.06
35–39 97,970 715.77 54,981 711.75 42,989 720.92
40–44 113,452 732.36 63,611 723.72 49,841 743.40
45–49 122,570 750.45 69,912 742.02 52,658 761.65
50–54 117,318 766.54 66,447 755.04 50,871 781.55
55–59 88,992 778.28 49,121 768.50 39,871 790.32
60–64 60,232 781.61 31,836 771.96 28,396 792.44
65 or older 83,213 757.40 38,450 753.90 44,763 760.39
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.