Awards to Disabled Workers and Dependents

Table 13.
Number of awards, 1960–2000
Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents

Disabled adult children of—

Wives and Children, under Students, aged
husbands
age 18
18-19

Disabled
widow(er)s

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

Deceased
workers

n.a.
19,794
71,145
117,043

n.a.
n.a.
15,609
23,521

1,794
2,713
3,774
6,889

12,740
10,017
11,348
14,636

9,819
8,668
9,425
11,182

235,079
199,829
153,205
152,954
172,721

143,935
134,390
103,015
68,834
59,990

16,054
14,154
12,440
14,412
17,165

6,194
5,435
4,250
5,107
5,541

16,650
15,365
14,772
17,309
18,330

10,626
9,745
9,685
11,223
12,556

83,511
82,435
77,316
73,790
69,113

190,204
198,192
195,030
196,655
197,950

56,108
52,989
54,925
61,725
57,079

17,086
18,418
16,396
15,328
15,168

6,713
6,986
6,787
6,646
6,358

19,661
20,295
20,761
20,544
19,668

12,709
13,244
12,117
11,512
10,975

467,977
536,434
636,637
635,238
631,870

69,667
72,754
78,083
74,605
69,549

218,059
250,287
306,002
317,263
327,067

58,894
60,349
66,035
71,081
74,364

15,424
29,590
33,235
31,835
29,903

6,633
7,552
9,548
10,254
9,774

20,862
21,850
23,615
23,173
22,119

11,277
11,684
13,846
13,819
12,590

1,173,317
1,139,054
1,059,556
1,087,352
1,106,343

645,832
624,335
587,417
608,131
620,488

63,097
57,528
50,818
47,550
46,164

315,587
311,228
278,040
279,764
283,768

75,929
76,769
76,034
82,567
84,525

29,597
28,611
28,546
29,399
29,650

9,779
9,353
8,474
9,095
9,851

21,566
20,169
19,611
19,932
20,467

11,930
11,061
10,616
10,914
11,430

1,051,900

610,700

38,500

263,200

74,600

27,600

7,000

21,100

9,200

Year

Total

Workers

1960
1965
1970
1975

388,861
538,983
799,616
1,305,345

207,805
253,499
350,384
592,049

54,187
69,183
96,304
148,741

102,516
175,109
241,627
391,284

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

933,597
826,340
672,333
661,467
730,135

396,559
351,847
297,131
311,549
361,998

108,500
95,575
77,835
80,079
81,834

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

763,363
809,424
799,180
795,690
801,893

377,371
416,865
415,848
409,490
425,582

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

868,793
990,500
1,167,001
1,177,268
1,177,236

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000a

SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Tables 6.A1, 6.D4, and
6.D8.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
a.

Based on a 1 percent sample.

CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers and Dependents
Table 14.
Average monthly benefit, by age, sex, and race, 2000
Totala
Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

Number

Characteristic

Black

White

Number

Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

Number

Other
Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

Disabled workers
All

610,700

833.70

421,300

872.60

101,000

771.30

88,000

720.30

Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60 or older

17,700
21,100
29,800
51,500
70,000
79,700
110,400
130,000
100,500

439.30
576.20
650.50
730.00
763.70
857.20
862.00
928.40
941.40

11,200
13,700
19,600
34,100
44,900
52,900
73,400
96,400
75,100

443.90
605.60
653.10
754.50
802.20
882.20
901.00
956.30
996.10

3,500
4,000
4,700
10,400
13,600
14,900
17,700
18,900
13,300

421.20
488.50
671.90
664.50
682.90
834.00
853.80
885.70
814.80

3,000
3,400
5,400
6,900
11,500
11,800
19,200
14,700
12,100

443.40
561.00
621.50
710.90
709.00
775.60
721.30
800.20
741.30

Men
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60 or older

328,700
11,000
11,400
15,200
27,400
35,200
41,700
57,800
69,200
59,800

947.70
466.50
596.30
645.40
771.00
845.30
956.60
1,003.30
1,089.60
1,097.10

230,000
6,800
7,100
9,400
17,500
22,900
27,800
38,400
52,200
47,900

1,001.90
466.10
628.60
645.90
798.70
896.80
990.40
1,060.00
1,130.90
1,146.90

51,700
2,200
2,100
2,300
6,000
6,900
7,800
8,900
9,300
6,200

842.00
483.80
516.00
642.20
702.40
733.50
897.50
969.90
981.20
947.10

46,600
2,000
2,200
3,400
3,800
5,400
6,000
10,400
7,700
5,700

800.00
448.80
568.80
644.90
758.10
769.60
880.20
825.20
940.90
841.40

Women
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60 or older

282,000
6,700
9,700
14,600
24,100
34,800
38,000
52,600
60,800
40,700

700.90
394.60
552.70
655.70
683.40
681.20
748.20
706.80
744.90
712.70

191,300
4,400
6,600
10,200
16,600
22,000
25,100
35,000
44,200
27,200

717.10
409.40
580.90
659.80
707.80
703.70
762.30
726.50
750.20
730.50

49,300
1,300
1,900
2,400
4,400
6,700
7,100
8,800
9,600
7,100

697.10
315.20
458.20
700.30
612.70
630.70
764.20
736.40
793.10
699.20

41,400
1,000
1,200
2,000
3,100
6,100
5,800
8,800
7,000
6,400

630.50
432.60
546.90
581.70
652.90
655.40
667.40
598.60
645.40
652.20

Wives and husbands of disabled workers
Wives
All wives
Entitlement based on care of
children
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55 or older

36,800

223.50

29,300

239.50

3,900

186.90

3,500

130.70

15,500
1,000
1,100
3,100
2,900
3,200
2,800
700
700

169.10
97.10
108.60
130.40
134.30
197.90
208.20
269.00
294.40

11,100
800
800
1,900
2,000
2,500
2,100
c
700

190.90
102.00
129.10
143.80
163.50
206.90
247.80
c
294.40

1,800
c
c
700
c
c
c
c
c

126.90
c
c
117.80
c
c
c
c
c

2,500
c
c
500
600
500
500
c
c

101.90
c
c
96.70
68.50
130.00
78.70
c
c

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: Based on a 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers and Dependents
Table 14.
Continued
Totala

Number

Characteristic

White
Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

Number

Black
Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

Other

Number

Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefitb
(dollars)

2,100
1,500
600

238.40
244.30
223.70

1,000
900
c

202.70
222.10
c

Wives (cont.)
21,300
19,200
2,100

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

263.00
255.20
335.00

18,200
16,800
1,400

269.20
257.90
404.60
Husbands

All husbands
Under 50
50 or older

1,700

137.50

1,300

128.20

c

c

c

c

900
800

134.20
141.20

700
600

127.30
129.20

c
c

c
c

c
c

c
c

Children of disabled workers
All
Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17
Students, aged 18–19
Disabled, aged 18 or older

344,800

219.60

223,800

234.40

72,700

197.70

47,500

182.60

263,200
53,400
63,500
84,000
62,300

192.50
164.60
170.20
194.60
236.10

165,800
34,200
39,200
52,600
39,800

203.00
164.70
186.60
201.70
253.70

56,600
13,200
13,300
18,900
11,200

180.60
169.00
152.00
188.30
215.30

40,700
6,000
11,000
12,400
11,300

166.30
154.50
133.70
175.20
194.70

74,600

312.50

53,300

329.90

14,700

259.20

5,900

290.30

7,000

250.50

4,700

258.80

1,400

245.60

900

214.90

Disabled widow(er)s
All

27,600

517.10

18,900

542.90

6,900

433.60

1,800

566.00

50–54
55–59
60 or older

9,000
16,400
2,200

512.30
517.70
532.40

5,500
12,000
1,400

548.50
540.30
544.10

3,000
3,400
500

412.90
454.10
418.80

500
1,000
c

710.60
463.40
c

Widows
Widowers

26,700
900

521.40
389.50

18,600
c

546.50
c

6,500
c

437.80
c

1,600
c

569.90
c

37,300

390.00

27,100

404.10

5,900

379.50

4,300

315.50

Men
Women

21,800
15,500

400.30
375.60

15,800
11,300

424.40
375.90

3,300
2,600

386.00
371.30

2,700
1,600

276.90
380.70

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

7,000
21,100
9,200

250.50
371.40
538.90

4,700
16,100
6,300

258.80
391.70
544.30

1,400
2,500
2,000

245.60
362.70
494.40

900
2,500
900

214.90
249.30
600.20

Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50 or older

10,500
5,800
6,800
7,400
5,000
1,000
800

381.00
357.80
403.80
398.90
423.10
382.90
346.30

6,100
4,200
5,500
5,900
3,900
800
700

392.30
381.40
406.80
417.10
425.60
402.60
395.80

2,500
800
1,000
800
600
c
c

378.30
245.40
453.00
431.50
446.70
c
c

1,900
800
c
700
500
c
c

348.20
345.80
c
208.90
374.80
c
c

Disabled adult children
All

a.

Includes persons of unknown race.

b.

Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.

c.

Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.

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