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

 

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, 2012
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 410,037 410,037 1,371.71 1,342.60 10.6
Women 377,592 377,592 1,069.82 1,051.31 16.1
Worker with children  
By sex of worker  
Men 86,864 232,899 1,332.65 1,909.67 60.8
Women 69,879 185,117 1,052.44 1,429.57 59.8
By number of children  
1 child 86,220 172,445 1,226.18 1,698.19 59.0
2 children 46,523 139,575 1,208.62 1,728.46 61.9
3 or more children 24,000 105,996 1,139.71 1,622.83 61.8
Worker with—  
Spouse aged 62 or older c 5,287 10,585 1,714.09 2,102.93 16.3
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 169 573 1,605.57 2,597.97 51.5
Spouse and 1 child 3,588 10,764 1,407.80 2,076.26 62.4
Spouse and 2 children 3,565 14,261 1,358.56 1,994.43 62.6
Spouse and 3 or more children 2,934 16,441 1,301.96 1,907.43 63.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 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, 2012
Family composition Total, all ages Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
  Number
Worker only 787,629 44,301 22,679 28,036 48,363 85,667 167,908 230,548 160,127
Worker with—  
Spouse  
Aged 62 or older a 5,287 1 1 11 42 230 1,133 3,869 0
Child in care 10,256 752 1,140 1,477 1,732 1,690 1,686 1,159 620
Children  
1 child 86,220 6,346 5,942 9,042 14,326 16,576 17,759 11,653 4,576
2 children 46,523 4,284 6,536 9,421 9,802 7,442 5,527 2,722 789
3 or more children 24,000 2,590 5,219 6,258 4,555 2,624 1,682 855 217
Families receiving maximum benefit b 206,136 22,701 15,730 20,749 25,977 28,915 37,597 36,422 18,045
  Percent
Worker only 100.0 5.6 2.9 3.6 6.1 10.9 21.3 29.3 20.3
Worker with—  
Spouse  
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 (L) (L) 0.2 0.8 4.4 21.4 73.2 0.0
Child in care 100.0 7.3 11.1 14.4 16.9 16.5 16.4 11.3 6.0
Children  
1 child 100.0 7.4 6.9 10.5 16.6 19.2 20.6 13.5 5.3
2 children 100.0 9.2 14.0 20.3 21.1 16.0 11.9 5.9 1.7
3 or more children 100.0 10.8 21.7 26.1 19.0 10.9 7.0 3.6 0.9
Families receiving maximum benefit b 21.5 39.0 37.9 38.3 33.0 25.4 19.3 14.7 10.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 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.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.