Awards to Disabled Workers

Table 15.
By age and sex, 1960–2000
Yeara

Total
number

Average
age Under 30

Percentage distribution, by ageb
30-34

35-39c

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-61

62-64

65-67d

Men
1960
1965
1970
1975

168,466
186,808
258,072
408,531

54.5
53.0
52.1
51.5

0.8
1.8
6.7
7.7

c
c
c
c

7.0
8.2
7.6
8.6

6.5
7.9
6.5
6.2

10.5
11.1
10.1
9.5

16.7
17.1
14.7
15.7

20.0
25.7
23.5
23.1

11.8
14.0
12.3
12.1

21.3
13.0
16.1
14.6

5.4
1.0
2.6
2.5

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

275,185
244,984
207,453
217,422
247,833

51.2
50.8
50.9
50.2
50.0

8.3
8.6
8.4
9.5
9.2

c
c
c
c
c

9.7
10.2
10.4
11.7
12.8

6.0
6.2
6.3
6.6
7.1

8.4
8.4
8.4
8.4
8.7

14.7
14.5
14.1
13.6
13.4

24.6
24.3
24.6
23.4
22.6

12.3
13.0
12.9
12.2
12.2

14.2
13.1
13.6
13.3
12.7

1.8
1.7
1.2
1.3
1.3

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

274,400
273,700
265,900
265,700
268,600

50.1
48.7
49.0
49.2
49.0

8.7
10.7
9.4
8.4
8.7

c
c
c
c
c

13.3
15.3
16.0
16.0
16.0

7.0
8.1
8.6
9.7
9.5

9.9
9.4
9.3
9.0
10.2

14.6
14.3
13.9
14.6
14.2

23.1
21.3
20.8
21.3
20.6

12.4
11.1
10.9
10.5
9.7

10.6
9.5
11.0
10.2
10.8

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

293,300
322,700
395,600
391,800
379,300

48.1
47.9
47.8
47.7
48.4

10.9
9.5
9.5
9.2
6.8

c
c
c
c
c

16.9
17.7
18.5
18.9
18.4

9.4
10.6
10.8
10.1
10.8

9.5
11.0
11.0
11.7
12.7

13.5
14.1
13.0
14.7
15.4

20.5
18.4
18.6
18.8
19.3

10.3
9.4
9.8
8.6
9.0

8.8
9.1
8.7
7.8
7.6

0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

368,400
347,100
311,100
331,400
338,900

48.9
48.3
48.8
48.8
49.1

7.2
6.9
6.3
6.3
6.2

c
7.2
5.6
6.2
5.2

16.3
9.0
8.9
8.1
7.6

10.7
10.8
10.8
11.1
11.4

11.5
13.2
13.5
12.4
12.4

15.7
16.2
16.1
18.3
18.2

20.4
19.9
21.6
21.6
21.7

8.9
9.3
8.8
8.1
8.8

9.1
7.5
8.2
7.8
8.0

0.2
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.3

2000

328,700

49.1

6.8

4.6

8.3

10.7

12.7

17.6

21.1

9.1

8.9

0.2

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Table 15.
Continued
Yeara

Total
number

Average
age Under 30

Percentage distribution, by ageb
30-34

35-39c

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-61

62-64

65-67d

Women
1960
1965
1970
1975

39,339
66,691
92,312
183,518

52.5
53.2
52.8
52.1

0.7
1.1
4.2
6.1

c
c
c
c

8.1
6.5
6.3
7.3

8.0
7.4
6.1
6.1

13.3
11.7
11.0
10.1

21.9
19.3
17.5
17.7

24.6
28.3
27.2
25.5

12.4
14.1
13.0
12.2

10.1
10.9
12.9
12.9

0.8
0.6
1.7
2.1

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

121,374
106,863
89,678
94,127
114,165

51.1
50.8
50.5
49.8
49.7

7.4
7.8
8.0
9.0
8.3

c
c
c
c
c

9.7
10.2
10.9
12.2
13.2

6.4
6.5
6.8
7.4
7.9

9.3
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.7

16.3
16.4
15.6
14.8
14.9

25.5
25.1
24.9
23.5
22.8

11.7
12.0
11.7
10.9
10.9

12.2
11.1
11.4
11.6
11.7

1.5
1.4
1.1
1.1
1.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

134,500
135,700
143,700
147,000
146,900

49.7
48.8
49.5
49.3
49.1

8.6
9.0
7.5
8.5
7.8

c
c
c
c
c

12.9
15.5
15.2
14.0
14.8

8.0
10.4
8.1
8.8
10.4

10.6
10.5
11.2
10.9
11.9

15.8
14.8
15.8
16.1
13.8

23.3
21.3
23.4
23.5
21.2

10.1
9.6
9.6
10.5
10.8

10.5
8.6
8.8
7.4
8.9

0.1
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

168,500
190,400
241,300
237,900
234,000

48.4
48.4
47.7
48.1
48.2

8.5
8.5
8.6
7.5
7.4

c
c
c
c
c

16.3
16.8
17.7
17.5
16.9

9.8
10.1
12.0
11.2
11.1

13.1
12.2
12.4
13.1
12.9

14.2
16.2
15.6
16.5
17.0

22.3
19.5
17.6
19.7
20.8

8.9
8.9
8.4
6.8
7.3

6.5
7.4
7.5
7.4
6.4

0.4
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

263,200
256,900
250,200
271,900
266,900

48.5
48.7
47.9
48.5
48.7

6.4
5.3
6.2
5.4
5.7

c
6.2
6.0
5.9
5.9

16.7
8.9
10.3
9.0
8.7

11.4
11.3
12.2
12.2
12.5

13.8
14.0
14.1
14.5
15.4

17.2
19.0
19.0
19.1
18.1

20.5
21.2
19.0
20.4
20.6

7.6
8.3
6.8
7.6
6.6

6.3
5.8
6.2
5.7
6.2

0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.3

2000

282,000

48.7

5.8

5.2

8.6

12.3

13.5

18.7

21.6

8.1

6.1

0.2

SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Table 6.C2.
a.

Beginning 1985, data based on a 1 percent sample.

b.

Age in year of award for 1960–1984. Age in month of award for 1985–2000.

c.

Age 30–39 grouped together in the 35–39 column before 1996.

d.

Includes awards processed after attainment of full retirement age.

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

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Table 16.
Average age of men and women in current payment status and those with new awards, 1960–2000
Current payment status

New awards

Year

Men

Women

Men

Women

1960
1965
1970
1975
1980
1985

57.3
54.4
53.9
53.5
52.9
51.9

56.7
55.2
55.0
54.4
53.7
52.6

54.5
53.0
52.1
51.5
51.2
50.1

52.5
53.2
52.8
52.1
51.1
49.7

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

50.4
50.1
49.9
49.6
49.6

50.8
50.5
50.1
49.9
49.9

48.1
47.9
47.8
47.7
48.4

48.4
48.4
47.7
48.1
48.2

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

49.7
49.9
50.2
50.5
50.6

49.9
50.0
50.2
50.5
50.5

48.9
48.3
48.8
48.8
49.1

48.5
48.7
47.9
48.5
48.7

2000

50.7

50.7

49.1

48.7

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Tables 5.D4 and 6.C2. Beginning in 1996, awards data based on Annual
Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: Beginning in 1985, current payment data based on a 10 percent sample and new awards data based on a 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Linda Martin (410) 965-2535 for further information.

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Table 17.
Average primary insurance amount and monthly benefit, by sex, 1960–2000 (in dollars)
Average monthly benefit

Average primary insurance amount
a

Total

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

1960
1965 (Jan.–Aug.)
1965 (Sept.–Dec.)
1970
1975
1980

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

91.20
93.30
101.30
139.80
241.20
406.30

94.00
97.90
106.50
148.40
263.80
449.40

78.90
80.30
86.80
115.70
190.90
308.50

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

475.60
473.80
506.00
297.40
562.10

530.40
531.50
573.20
321.20
634.40

363.70
357.40
381.60
263.50
429.90

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

594.20
605.50
621.90
639.80
672.80

667.90
685.20
699.80
720.10
757.70

465.80
470.60
494.20
507.70
535.00

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

n.a.
734.00
752.00
771.30
813.20

n.a.
836.40
855.40
879.50
922.30

n.a.
595.70
623.50
639.50
674.70

687.70
709.10
728.10
746.30
787.80

786.90
807.90
824.00
846.80
890.70

549.00
575.60
608.80
623.80
657.10

2000

856.80

975.30

718.70

833.70

947.70

700.90

Year

SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Table 6.A4.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
n.a. = not available.
a.

Beginning 1985, data based on a 1 percent sample.

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

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Table 18.
By diagnostic group, 1960–2000
Endocrine, Diseases of
nutritional,
blood and
and metabolic blood-forming
Neoplasms
diseases
organs

Total number

Total with
diagnosis

Infectious and
parasitic
diseasesc

1960
1961
1962
1963

207,805
279,758
286,434
224,229

179,419
241,060
286,434
224,229

10,903
15,153
15,271
10,859

17,739
23,103
27,632
25,042

5,406
7,070
9,383
7,563

1967
1968
1969

310,947
330,783
344,741

310,947
330,783
344,741

10,945
10,360
9,828

33,358
36,560
35,740

1970
1971
1972
1973

350,384
415,897
455,438
491,776

350,384
415,897
455,398
491,776

8,760
8,524
8,627
7,957

1975
1976
1977
1978

592,049
551,460
568,874
464,415

592,049
551,460
568,874
464,415

1981
1982
1983
1984

351,847
298,531
311,490
357,140

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

Yeara,b

Mental disordersd

All disorders

Retardation

Other

442
566
739
597

17,287
26,864
37,315
24,526

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

10,743
11,359
12,169

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

35,344
41,894
43,225

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

36,095
39,629
43,667
50,644

13,141
15,823
17,352
18,131

n.a.
1,043
1,155
1,347

38,406
42,687
45,253
47,014

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

7,579
6,049
5,807
4,512

59,852
57,656
59,833
54,878

23,176
20,966
21,725
16,855

1,491
2,039
1,516
1,236

67,213
63,667
70,825
54,329

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

345,243
298,531
311,488
335,221

2,596
2,312
6,730
3,185

56,410
50,999
52,379
59,104

14,768
13,187
14,904
14,418

942
808
958
904

36,318
31,531
50,633
64,078

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

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

345,619
399,922
397,096
409,490
425,582

2,985
2,736
4,676
2,802
3,773

55,120
53,176
55,339
53,944
60,352

16,976
21,260
21,114
14,513
14,279

890
1,186
1,205
1,419
1,524

68,610
123,983
81,241
85,756
88,500

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

22,023
28,245
39,253
37,450
36,087

65,939
69,244
77,175
80,266
89,231

16,255
19,931
29,904
30,862
31,532

1,734
1,904
2,277
2,075
2,066

105,173
126,184
164,093
166,045
156,703

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

645,645
624,254
587,700
608,382
620,559

643,149
621,664
586,023
606,882
619,118

27,993
23,324
15,327
12,680
11,743

64,401
63,321
62,279
63,973
65,681

33,370
33,832
33,807
36,373
36,975

2,006
1,836
1,815
1,801
1,911

147,900
132,022
122,901
131,502
138,980

16,681
14,062
12,888
14,506
16,608

131,219
117,960
110,013
116,996
122,372

2000

610,700

609,400

10,700

63,600

17,100

1,500

143,200

17,600

125,600
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Table 18.
Continued
Diseases of the—

Yeara,b

Nervous
system and
sense organs

Circulatory Respiratory
system
system

Digestive
system

Skin and
Musculoskeletal
Genitourinary
subcutasystem and Congenital
system neous tissue connective tissue anomalies

Injuries

Other

1960
1961
1962
1963

32,105
44,709
45,261
32,712

55,855
71,860
82,015
66,468

16,489
20,030
23,408
19,107

3,575
4,300
5,922
4,437

1,077
1,608
2,040
1,725

463
794
1,177
719

17,124
23,241
33,751
21,744

865
1,637
2,026
1,646

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6,496

89
125
494
588

1967
1968
1969

38,278
41,758
21,967

81,507
80,906
105,760

24,646
22,635
23,265

7,627
7,806
8,719

n.a.
2,926
2,717

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

41,090
43,677
47,357

n.a.
2,670
3,004

19,815
25,319
28,473

7,594
2,913
2,517

1970
1971
1972
1973

22,575
26,442
28,216
31,139

108,906
131,854
146,684
158,202

24,254
30,103
33,038
34,656

9,051
11,629
13,369
14,614

2,912
3,501
4,304
4,810

n.a.
1,667
1,756
1,854

52,086
66,558
75,923
85,431

3,597
4,365
4,033
5,276

28,231
31,810
31,728
30,418

2,370
262
293
283

1975
1976
1977
1978

39,960
36,156
36,751
29,314

177,311
165,182
167,801
134,634

39,485
35,210
35,002
28,005

17,474
15,194
15,342
12,407

5,719
4,907
5,271
4,719

2,306
2,532
1,766
2,017

110,637
105,907
107,840
86,921

6,576
5,817
6,681
5,850

32,341
29,848
31,942
27,490

929
330
772
1,248

1981
1982
1983
1984

28,516
26,886
26,203
28,201

85,994
74,242
68,352
70,891

21,520
19,766
17,978
18,891

7,363
6,067
5,272
5,895

6,230
3,165
6,489
3,441

1,345
998
848
983

58,639
48,985
41,782
45,826

3,118
2,432
2,827
2,439

20,868
16,617
15,646
16,189

616
536
487
776

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

28,733
30,328
35,206
34,443
34,756

72,764
73,226
76,758
72,224
70,235

20,213
23,449
22,978
23,073
21,400

5,626
6,262
6,122
6,388
6,803

3,348
3,099
5,801
7,131
9,010

1,110
1,075
1,173
785
828

49,214
54,560
63,807
68,623
71,419

2,480
1,953
787
550
534

16,558
3,629
20,889
21,022
21,531

992
n.a.
n.a.
16,817
20,638

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

37,737
41,551
46,952
45,742
47,820

73,585
78,339
89,818
88,623
86,645

22,158
23,798
27,264
27,494
30,958

7,431
8,648
9,872
10,026
10,520

10,294
10,874
12,763
13,390
15,531

866
1,021
1,070
1,118
1,116

74,501
92,469
96,895
94,255
84,705

511
575
619
543
602

22,315
24,129
25,042
23,206
22,560

7,455
9,522
13,640
14,143
15,794

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

46,477
45,960
45,496
47,517
49,869

83,065
81,209
76,531
76,698
74,755

28,831
27,983
26,483
27,148
26,981

11,167
11,530
11,310
12,413
13,389

11,956
12,206
12,151
13,118
13,842

1,643
1,588
1,473
1,466
1,416

141,306
142,776
135,430
141,847
146,754

722
777
654
676
645

27,566
27,616
25,930
25,926
25,925

14,746
18,274
14,436
13,744
10,252

2000

50,100

75,400

26,200

12,700

14,900

1,700

153,600

700

28,700

9,300

SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Table 6.C3.
NOTES: Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA.
n.a. = not available.
a.

As of 1995, diagnostic data for awards are no longer based solely on cases allowed at the initial disability determination level.

b.

Beginning 2000, data based on a 1 percent sample.

c.

AIDS and HIV records are counted in the Infectious and Parasitic Diseases group. Before 1990, they were included in Other.

d.

Mental Retardation not identified separately before 1995.

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

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 19.
Number and percentage distribution, aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, 1975–2000

Yeara

Total awards

Infectious and
parasitic
diseasesb

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional, and
metabolic
diseases

Mental disordersc

Diseases of
blood and
blood-forming
organs

All disorders

Retardation

Other

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

408,556
222,162
189,252
190,884
216,348

4,222
1,387
1,216
2,971
1,657

44,264
41,393
36,418
37,552
42,931

16,665
9,580
8,448
9,274
8,668

743
426
392
501
367

25,094
11,685
9,877
15,302
20,398

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

219,219
228,510
231,367
226,473
235,874

1,475
1,202
1,414
1,419
1,276

38,263
36,858
37,744
37,085
41,054

9,442
10,444
8,709
8,665
8,191

418
498
466
552
578

19,297
34,162
22,271
22,474
24,407

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

252,596
280,986
323,462
322,619
338,833

2,733
3,407
4,487
4,378
4,877

44,342
46,082
50,690
52,425
58,440

9,065
10,982
14,555
15,312
16,425

640
686
799
733
788

27,272
31,839
38,484
39,459
39,891

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

337,021
330,177
322,681
335,100
360,879
340,300

4,257
3,691
2,966
2,863
3,076
3,800

42,034
41,381
41,034
41,880
43,721
42,500

18,407
18,819
19,140
20,605
21,549
11,100

756
718
762
729
880
400

39,384
36,933
37,415
41,430
52,338
44,900

2,950
2,401
2,209
2,626
7,267
3,200

36,434
34,532
35,206
38,804
45,071
41,700

1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.0
0.6
0.6
1.6
0.8

10.8
18.6
19.2
19.7
19.8

4.1
4.3
4.5
4.9
4.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

6.1
5.3
5.2
8.0
9.4

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.5

17.5
16.1
16.3
16.4
17.4

4.3
4.6
3.8
3.8
3.5

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

8.8
14.9
9.6
9.9
10.3

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.4

17.6
16.4
15.7
16.2
17.2

3.6
3.9
4.5
4.7
4.8

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

10.8
11.3
11.9
12.2
11.8

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.3
1.1
0.9
0.9
0.9
1.1

12.5
12.5
12.7
12.5
12.1
12.5

5.5
5.7
5.9
6.1
6.0
3.3

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

11.7
11.2
11.6
12.4
14.5
13.2

0.9
0.7
0.7
0.8
2.0
0.9

10.8
10.5
10.9
11.6
12.5
12.3

Percent

SOURCES: Annual Awards and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Table 6.C3.
NOTES: Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA. n.a. = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 19.
Continued
Diseases of the—

Yeara

Nervous
system and
sense organs

Circulatory
system

Respiratory
system

Digestive Genitourinary
system
system

Skin and
subcutaneous tissue

Musculoskeletal
system and Congenital
connective tissue anomalies

Injuries

Other

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

22,634
14,038
13,004
12,747
14,160

147,018
70,716
59,933
54,763
57,383

34,026
18,331
17,009
15,544
16,428

11,618
4,363
3,306
2,980
3,591

3,185
2,916
1,425
3,949
1,730

1,352
658
460
362
508

80,002
37,563
31,096
27,624
31,531

2,864
1,173
853
1,398
1,064

14,396
7,541
5,529
5,610
6,654

473
385
287
306
506

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

14,009
14,033
16,149
16,079
15,860

59,114
59,280
60,240
56,689
56,011

17,442
20,406
19,443
19,302
17,936

2,870
3,242
3,358
3,230
3,492

1,557
1,415
2,796
2,874
3,646

625
538
514
328
424

34,154
37,412
43,288
45,338
48,791

1,042
751
289
224
223

6,201
1,747
7,825
8,432
8,770

n.a
n.a
n.a
3,782
5,216

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

17,110
18,756
20,832
20,841
22,470

58,428
61,780
71,043
69,583
69,696

18,620
19,725
22,665
22,830
26,029

3,738
4,245
4,690
4,698
4,983

4,123
4,437
5,168
5,578
6,691

438
497
497
525
544

52,433
63,025
70,548
67,335
66,787

194
191
215
193
218

9,386
10,237
11,351
10,516
10,997

4,074
5,097
7,438
8,213
10,047

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

21,663
21,548
22,017
23,200
26,483
25,100

65,575
63,601
60,198
60,091
59,690
59,500

23,126
22,236
21,197
21,631
22,198
20,800

5,131
5,222
5,281
5,730
6,367
5,800

5,251
5,334
5,427
6,052
6,670
6,400

744
643
647
615
633
900

89,642
88,768
86,689
91,421
97,452
101,700

250
264
219
214
275
300

12,241
11,942
11,529
11,605
12,526
12,500

8,560
9,077
7,871
6,744
5,869
4,600

1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

5.5
6.3
6.9
6.7
6.5

36.0
31.8
31.7
28.7
26.5

8.3
8.3
9.0
8.1
7.6

2.8
2.0
1.7
1.6
1.7

0.8
1.3
0.8
2.1
0.8

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2

19.6
16.9
16.4
14.5
14.6

0.7
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.5

3.5
3.4
2.9
2.9
3.1

0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

6.4
6.1
7.0
7.1
6.7

27.0
25.9
26.0
25.0
23.7

8.0
8.9
8.4
8.5
7.6

1.3
1.4
1.5
1.4
1.5

0.7
0.6
1.2
1.3
1.5

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2

15.6
16.4
18.7
20.0
20.7

0.5
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.8
0.8
3.4
3.7
3.7

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1.7
2.2

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

6.8
6.7
6.4
6.5
6.6

23.1
22.0
22.0
21.6
20.6

7.4
7.0
7.0
7.1
7.7

1.5
1.5
1.4
1.5
1.5

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7
2.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

20.8
22.4
21.8
20.9
19.7

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.7
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.2

1.6
1.8
2.3
2.5
3.0

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

6.4
6.5
6.8
6.9
7.3
7.4

19.5
19.3
18.7
17.9
16.5
17.5

6.9
6.7
6.6
6.5
6.2
6.1

1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.7

1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.8
1.9

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3

26.6
26.9
26.9
27.3
27.0
29.9

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.6
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.5
3.7

2.5
2.7
2.4
2.0
1.6
1.4

Percent

a.

As of 1995, diagnostic data for awards are no longer based solely on cases allowed at the initial disability determination level. Beginning 2000, data based on a 1 percent
sample.

b.

AIDS and HIV records are counted in the Infectious and Parasitic Diseases group. Before 1990, they were included in Other.

c.

Mental Retardation grouped with Mental Disorders before 1995.

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Table 20.
Number and percentage distribution, under age 50, by diagnostic group, 1975–2000

Yeara

Total awards

Infectious and
parasitic
diseasesb

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional, and
metabolic
diseases

Mental disordersc

Diseases of
blood and
blood-forming
organs

All disorders

Retardation

Other

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

183,493
123,090
109,279
120,606
140,792

3,357
1,209
1,096
3,759
1,528

15,588
15,017
14,581
14,827
16,173

6,511
5,188
4,739
5,630
5,750

748
516
416
457
537

42,119
24,633
21,654
35,331
43,680

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

158,152
188,355
184,481
183,017
189,708

1,510
1,534
3,262
1,383
2,497

16,857
16,318
17,595
16,859
19,298

7,534
10,816
12,405
5,848
6,088

472
688
739
867
946

49,313
89,821
58,970
63,282
64,093

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

215,381
255,448
313,175
312,619
292,987

19,290
24,838
34,766
33,072
31,210

21,597
23,162
26,485
27,841
30,791

7,190
8,949
15,349
15,550
15,107

1,094
1,218
1,478
1,342
1,278

77,901
94,345
125,609
126,586
116,812

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

308,624
294,077
265,019
273,282
259,680
269,100

23,736
19,633
12,361
9,817
8,667
6,900

22,367
21,940
21,245
22,093
21,960
21,100

14,963
15,013
14,667
15,768
15,426
6,000

1,250
1,118
1,053
1,072
1,031
1,100

108,516
95,089
85,486
90,072
86,642
98,300

13,731
11,661
10,679
11,880
9,341
14,400

94,785
83,428
74,807
78,192
77,301
83,900

1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.8
1.0
1.0
3.1
1.1

8.5
12.2
13.3
12.3
11.5

3.5
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.1

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

23.0
20.0
19.8
29.3
31.0

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.0
0.8
1.8
0.8
1.3

10.7
8.7
9.5
9.2
10.2

4.8
5.7
6.7
3.2
3.2

0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5

31.2
47.7
32.0
34.6
33.8

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

9.0
9.7
11.1
10.6
10.7

10.0
9.1
8.5
8.9
10.5

3.3
3.5
4.9
5.0
5.2

0.5
0.5
0.5
0.4
0.4

36.2
36.9
40.1
40.5
39.9

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.7
6.7
4.7
3.6
3.3
2.6

7.2
7.5
8.0
8.1
8.5
7.8

4.8
5.1
5.5
5.8
5.9
2.2

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

35.2
32.3
32.3
33.0
33.4
36.5

4.4
4.0
4.0
4.3
3.6
5.4

30.7
28.4
28.2
28.6
29.8
31.2

Percent

SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Table 6.C3.
NOTES: Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA. n.a. = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 20.
Continued
Diseases of the—

Yeara

Nervous
system and
sense organs

Circulatory Respiratory
system
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

Skin and
subcutaneous tissue

Musculoskeletal
system and Congenital
connective tissue anomalies

Injuries

Other

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

17,326
14,478
13,882
13,456
14,041

30,293
15,278
14,309
13,589
13,508

5,459
3,189
2,757
2,434
2,463

5,856
3,000
2,761
2,292
2,304

2,534
3,314
1,740
2,540
1,711

954
687
538
486
475

30,635
21,076
17,889
14,158
14,295

3,712
1,945
1,579
1,429
1,375

17,945
13,327
11,088
10,036
9,535

456
231
250
181
270

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

14,724
16,295
19,057
18,364
18,896

13,650
13,946
16,518
15,535
14,224

2,771
3,043
3,535
3,771
3,464

2,756
3,020
2,764
3,158
3,311

1,791
1,684
3,005
4,257
5,364

485
537
659
457
404

15,060
17,148
20,519
23,285
22,628

1,438
1,202
498
326
311

10,357
1,882
13,064
12,590
12,761

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
13,035
15,424

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

20,627
22,795
26,120
24,901
25,350

15,157
16,559
18,775
19,040
16,949

3,538
4,073
4,599
4,664
4,929

3,693
4,403
5,182
5,328
5,537

6,171
6,437
7,595
7,812
8,840

428
524
573
593
572

22,068
29,444
26,347
26,920
17,918

317
384
404
350
384

12,929
13,892
13,691
12,690
11,563

3,381
4,425
6,202
5,930
5,747

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

24,814
24,412
23,479
24,297
23,386
25,000

17,490
17,608
16,333
16,607
15,065
15,900

5,705
5,747
5,286
5,517
4,783
5,400

6,036
6,308
6,029
6,683
7,022
6,900

6,705
6,872
6,724
7,066
7,172
8,500

899
945
826
851
783
800

51,664
54,008
48,741
50,426
49,302
51,900

472
513
435
462
370
400

15,325
15,674
14,401
14,321
13,399
16,200

6,859
9,197
6,565
7,000
4,383
4,700

1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

9.4
11.8
12.7
11.2
10.0

16.5
12.4
13.1
11.3
9.6

3.0
2.6
2.5
2.0
1.7

3.2
2.4
2.5
1.9
1.6

1.4
2.7
1.6
2.1
1.2

0.5
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3

16.7
17.1
16.4
11.7
10.2

2.0
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.0

9.8
10.8
10.1
8.3
6.8

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

9.3
8.7
10.3
10.0
10.0

8.6
7.4
9.0
8.5
7.5

1.8
1.6
1.9
2.1
1.8

1.7
1.6
1.5
1.7
1.7

1.1
0.9
1.6
2.3
2.8

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.2

9.5
9.1
11.1
12.7
11.9

0.9
0.6
0.3
0.2
0.2

6.5
1.0
7.1
6.9
6.7

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.1
8.1

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

9.6
8.9
8.3
8.0
8.7

7.0
6.5
6.0
6.1
5.8

1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.7

1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.9

2.9
2.5
2.4
2.5
3.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

10.2
11.5
8.4
8.6
6.1

0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1

6.0
5.4
4.4
4.1
3.9

1.6
1.7
2.0
1.9
2.0

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

8.0
8.3
8.9
8.9
9.0
9.3

5.7
6.0
6.2
6.1
5.8
5.9

1.8
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.8
2.0

2.0
2.1
2.3
2.4
2.7
2.6

2.2
2.3
2.5
2.6
2.8
3.2

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

16.7
18.4
18.4
18.5
19.0
19.3

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1

5.0
5.3
5.4
5.2
5.2
6.0

2.2
3.1
2.5
2.6
1.7
1.7

Percent

a.

As of 1995, diagnostic data for awards are no longer based solely on cases allowed at the initial disability determination level. Beginning 2000, data based on a 1 percent
sample.

b.

AIDS and HIV records are counted in the Infectious and Parasitic Diseases group. Before 1990, they were included in Other.

c.

Mental Retardation grouped with Mental Disorders before 1995.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 21.
By diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2000
Total
Diagnostic group

Total

Under
35

Men
35–49

50 or
older

Total

Women

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

Total

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

Number
Total workers

610,700

68,600 201,200 340,900 328,700

37,600 104,300 186,800 282,000 31,000 96,900 154,100

Total with diagnosis

609,400

68,400 200,700 340,300 327,700

37,400 104,000 186,300 281,700 31,000 96,700 154,000

Infectious and parasitic
diseases
Neoplasms
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
Disease of the blood and
blood-forming organs
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Diseases of the—
Nervous system and
sense organs
Circulatory system
Respiratory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Skin and subcutaneous
tissue
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Congenital anomalies
Injuries
Other

10,700
63,600

1,800
4,000

5,100
17,100

3,800
42,500

7,400
34,200

1,100
1,800

4,200
8,100

2,100
24,300

3,300
29,400

700
2,200

900
9,000

1,700
18,200

17,100

600

5,400

11,100

9,300

a

2,900

6,200

7,800

a

2,500

4,900

1,500

700

a

a

500

a

a

a

1,000

500

a

a

17,600
125,600

8,700
26,700

5,700
57,200

3,200
41,700

11,400
59,300

5,200
14,400

4,200
25,100

2,000
19,800

6,200 3,500 1,500
66,300 12,300 32,100

1,200
21,900

50,100
75,400
26,200
12,700
14,900

6,800
1,600
600
1,000
2,300

18,200
14,300
4,800
5,900
6,200

25,100
59,500
20,800
5,800
6,400

27,300
50,400
12,700
6,900
9,100

3,900
700
a
a
1,300

9,500
9,900
2,300
3,300
3,600

13,900
39,800
10,300
3,400
4,200

22,800
25,000
13,500
5,800
5,800

2,900
900
500
800
1,000

8,700
4,400
2,500
2,600
2,600

11,200
19,700
10,500
2,400
2,200

1,700

a

500

900

700

a

a

a

1,000

a

a

500

153,600
700
28,700
9,300

7,500
a
4,800
600

44,400 101,700
a
a
11,400 12,500
4,100
4,600

73,800
700
19,400
4,600

3,400
a
4,100
a

20,800
a
7,500
2,300

49,600
a
7,800
2,000

79,800
a
9,300
4,700

4,100 23,600
a
a
700 3,900
300 1,800

52,100
a
4,700
2,600

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 21.
Continued
Total
Total

Diagnostic group

Under
35

Men
35–49

50 or
older

Total

Under
35

Women
35–49

50 or
older

Total

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

Percentage of total with diagnosis
Total with diagnosis
Infectious and parasitic
diseases
Neoplasms
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
Disease of the blood and
blood-forming organs
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Diseases of the—
Nervous system and
sense organs
Circulatory system
Respiratory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Skin and subcutaneous
tissue
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Congenital anomalies
Injuries
Other

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1.8
10.4

2.6
5.9

2.5
8.5

1.1
12.5

2.3
10.4

2.9
4.8

4.0
7.8

1.1
13.0

1.2
10.4

2.3
7.1

0.9
9.3

1.1
11.8

2.8

0.9

2.7

3.3

2.8

a

2.8

3.3

2.8

a

2.6

3.2

0.3

1.0

a

a

0.2

a

a

a

0.4

1.6

a

a

2.9
20.6

12.7
39.0

2.8
28.5

0.9
12.3

3.5
18.1

13.9
38.5

4.0
24.1

1.1
10.6

2.2
23.5

11.3
39.7

1.6
33.2

0.8
14.2

8.2
12.4
4.3
2.1
2.5

9.9
2.3
0.9
1.5
3.4

9.1
7.1
2.4
2.9
3.1

7.4
17.5
6.1
1.7
1.9

8.3
15.4
3.9
2.1
2.8

10.4
1.9
a
a
3.5

9.1
9.5
2.2
3.2
3.5

7.5
21.4
5.5
1.8
2.3

8.1
8.9
4.8
2.1
2.1

9.4
2.9
1.6
2.6
3.2

9.0
4.6
2.6
2.7
2.7

7.3
12.8
6.8
1.6
1.4

0.3

a

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.3

a

a

0.4

a

a

0.3

25.2
0.1
4.7
1.5

11.0
a
7.0
0.9

22.1
a
5.7
2.0

29.9
a
3.7
1.4

22.5
0.2
5.9
1.4

9.1
a
11.0
a

20.0
a
7.2
2.2

26.6
a
4.2
1.1

28.3
a
3.3
1.7

13.2
a
2.3
1.0

24.4
a
4.0
1.9

33.8
a
3.1
1.7

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: Based on a 1 percent sample.
a.

Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.

CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 955-5522 for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 22.
By monthly benefit and sex, 2000
Total

Monthly benefit
(dollars)

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

610,700

100.0

328,700

100.0

282,000

100.0

Less than 100.00
100.00–199.90
200.00–299.90
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

5,800
10,100
20,500
28,600
46,200

1.0
1.7
3.4
4.7
7.6

2,500
4,000
6,800
9,800
15,000

0.8
1.2
2.1
3.0
4.6

3,300
6,100
13,700
18,800
31,200

1.2
2.2
4.9
6.7
11.1

500.00–599.90
600.00–699.90
700.00–799.90
800.00–899.90
900.00–999.90

75,500
65,800
61,100
54,400
48,400

12.4
10.8
10.0
8.9
7.9

29,300
27,200
28,300
29,500
29,900

8.9
8.3
8.6
9.0
9.1

46,200
38,600
32,800
24,900
18,500

16.4
13.7
11.6
8.8
6.6

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,299.90
1,300.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,499.90

38,400
33,200
31,200
38,300
31,400

6.3
5.4
5.1
6.3
5.1

24,700
22,600
24,000
29,200
26,500

7.5
6.9
7.3
8.9
8.1

13,700
10,600
7,200
9,100
4,900

4.9
3.8
2.6
3.2
1.7

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00 or more

15,100
6,700

2.5
1.1

13,300
6,100

4.1
1.9

1,800
600

0.6
0.2

Total

Average benefit
(dollars)

833.70

947.70

700.90

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
Based on a 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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