Disabled Workers

Table 16.
Percentage distribution, by age and sex, December 1960–2001, selected years
Year

Number
(thousands)

Average
age

Percentage distribution
Total Under 30

30–34

35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–64

All disabled workers
1996
1997
1998
1999

4,400
4,521
4,712
4,879

50.0
50.3
50.5
50.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.6
3.3
3.0
2.8

5.6
5.2
4.8
4.4

9.0
8.6
8.3
8.0

11.6
11.6
11.6
11.5

13.8
13.7
13.8
14.0

15.5
16.1
16.5
17.0

18.6
19.2
19.7
20.0

22.4
22.4
22.3
22.3

2000
2001

5,042
5,268

50.8
50.9

100.0
100.0

2.7
2.8

4.1
4.0

7.6
7.2

11.4
11.1

14.1
14.1

17.6
17.7

20.3
20.7

22.3
22.4

a

3.3
7.5
6.8
7.5

3.0
7.6
6.9
6.2

4.9
10.4
10.9
9.7

16.6
15.4
15.2
15.8

26.7
24.7
23.2
23.2

44.9
33.3
33.7
33.0

Men
1960
1965
1970
1975

356
734
1,069
1,711

57.3
54.4
53.9
53.5

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.5
1.0
3.3
4.6

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

1,928

52.9

100.0

4.1

a

9.6

6.0

8.9

14.3

24.0

33.1

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,746
1,731
1,748

53.2
52.9
52.5

100.0
100.0
100.0

4.0
4.2
4.4

a

9.7
10.4
11.3

5.8
6.3
6.8

7.8
8.0
8.3

13.6
13.0
12.8

23.6
23.1
22.2

35.5
35.0
34.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1,785
1,827
1,857
1,869
1,906

51.9
51.4
51.1
50.9
50.7

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.6
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.5

a

12.3
13.3
13.8
14.3
14.7

7.3
7.9
8.5
9.0
9.6

8.6
8.9
9.4
9.8
10.3

12.9
12.7
12.5
12.7
12.7

21.4
20.7
20.1
19.6
19.4

32.9
31.5
30.8
29.9
28.8

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,965
2,066
2,221
2,358
2,476

50.4
50.1
49.9
49.6
49.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.5
4.5
4.6
4.6
4.3

a

15.2
15.6
16.0
16.2
16.1

10.3
10.7
11.0
11.2
11.4

10.7
11.2
12.0
12.3
12.8

12.7
13.0
13.4
13.9
14.2

19.1
18.6
18.0
17.9
17.8

27.5
26.4
25.0
23.9
23.4

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,573
2,653
2,674
2,746
2,801

49.7
50.0
50.3
50.5
50.7

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.0
3.7
3.3
3.1
2.8

a

5.7
5.2
4.8
4.5

15.5
9.2
8.8
8.4
8.1

11.5
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6

13.4
13.7
13.6
13.7
13.8

14.5
15.0
15.7
16.1
16.7

18.0
18.3
18.9
19.4
19.7

23.2
22.9
23.0
23.0
22.9

2000
2001

2,856
2,948

50.8
51.0

100.0
100.0

2.8
2.9

4.2
4.0

7.6
7.2

11.4
11.2

13.9
14.0

17.3
17.5

20.0
20.5

22.8
23.0

a
a
a

a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

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Disabled Workers
Table 16.
Percentage distribution, by age and sex, December 1960–2001, selected years—Continued
Year

Number
(thousands)

Average
age

Percentage distribution
Total Under 30

30–34

35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–64

3.2
5.4
5.1
6.1

3.2
6.3
5.6
5.3

5.3
9.8
10.1
9.0

19.4
16.2
15.9
16.3

31.4
27.3
26.0
25.5

37.2
34.3
35.3
34.5

Women
a

1960
1965
1970
1975

99
254
424
778

56.7
55.2
55.0
54.4

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.6
1.9
3.3

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

931

53.7

100.0

3.4

a

8.2

5.3

8.2

14.4

25.4

35.0

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

858
838
849

53.9
53.6
53.2

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.3
3.5
3.7

a

8.5
9.3
10.2

5.1
5.7
6.3

7.2
7.5
7.8

13.7
12.9
12.8

25.2
24.3
23.2

37.0
36.8
36.0

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

872
902
929
952
989

52.6
52.0
51.7
51.4
51.1

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.8
4.1
4.2
4.0
4.0

a

11.2
12.1
12.7
13.1
13.5

6.9
7.6
8.2
8.7
9.2

8.3
8.8
9.4
9.9
10.6

12.9
12.9
12.9
13.2
13.4

22.3
21.6
20.9
20.6
20.1

34.6
32.9
31.7
30.5
29.2

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,046
1,133
1,252
1,371
1,491

50.8
50.5
50.1
49.9
49.9

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.9
4.0
4.3
4.3
4.1

a

14.0
14.3
14.6
14.9
14.8

9.8
10.3
10.7
11.0
11.2

11.1
11.6
12.2
12.6
13.1

13.4
13.8
14.3
14.8
15.3

19.9
19.4
18.8
18.9
18.7

27.9
26.5
25.0
23.5
22.8

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1,614
1,747
1,847
1,967
2,078

49.9
50.1
50.3
50.4
50.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.8
3.5
3.2
2.9
2.7

5.4
5.0
4.7
4.3

14.5
8.7
8.4
8.2
7.9

11.5
11.6
11.6
11.5
11.5

13.6
13.9
13.9
14.0
14.2

15.7
16.2
16.7
17.1
17.5

18.8
19.1
19.7
20.1
20.5

22.2
21.7
21.5
21.5
21.4

2000
2001

2,186
2,320

50.8
50.9

100.0
100.0

2.7
2.8

4.1
4.0

7.5
7.1

11.3
11.1

14.3
14.3

17.9
18.0

20.7
21.1

21.6
21.7

a
a
a

a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a
a

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 5.D4 for 1960–1995 data; 1988 and 1990–1995 data are
based on a 10 percent sample; Social Security Disabled Beneficiaries 100 percent file for 1996–2000 data; Disabled Beneficiaries and
Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file for 2001 data.
NOTE: Combined data for men and women are not available prior to 1996.
a. Ages 30–34 and 35–39 grouped together in the 35–39 column before 1996.
b. Not available.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.

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Table 17.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit, by sex and age,
December 2001
Total

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

Men

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

5,268,039

820.00

44,430
104,777
209,205
377,233
585,962
744,487
932,419
1,093,572
1,175,954

432.50
530.90
611.70
678.20
744.80
804.80
857.80
889.80
895.10

Women

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

814.40

2,947,820

922.40

913.70

2,320,219

689.90

688.30

442.20
535.40
613.00
675.20
738.90
797.40
850.00
882.50
890.80

26,375
59,072
116,676
211,443
329,274
412,156
515,651
603,637
673,536

443.50
545.10
626.10
699.40
787.70
876.80
963.20
1,037.20
1,055.00

452.50
547.90
624.40
693.10
777.80
865.50
952.00
1,026.90
1,048.30

18,055
45,705
92,529
165,790
256,688
332,331
416,768
489,935
502,418

416.30
512.60
593.60
651.10
689.70
715.50
727.20
708.20
680.80

427.20
519.40
598.70
652.40
689.10
713.00
723.70
704.50
679.60

SOURCE: Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: The average monthly benefit includes secondary benefit amounts for some beneficiaries who are dually entitled. This results in the
average monthly benefit being larger than the average PIA for some age groups.
PIA = primary insurance amount.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.

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Disabled Workers
Table 18.
Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement), by worker’s smaller primary insurance
amount and sex, December 2001
Total

Men

Women

Primary insurance amount (dollars)

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

All disabled workers

165,349

100.0

38,415

100.0

126,934

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

28,962
26,824
32,326

17.5
16.2
19.6

9,242
9,497
8,824

24.1
24.7
23.0

19,720
17,327
23,502

15.5
13.7
18.5

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

33,795
19,759
11,228
6,133
3,284

20.4
12.0
6.8
3.7
2.0

6,208
2,384
1,028
537
289

16.2
6.2
2.7
1.4
0.8

27,587
17,375
10,200
5,596
2,995

21.7
13.7
8.0
4.4
2.4

1,588
1,450

1.0
0.9

178
228

0.5
0.6

1,410
1,222

1.1
1.0

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00 or more
Average benefit (dollars)

494.80

421.90

516.90

SOURCE: Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.

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Disabled Workers
Table 19.
Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement), by type of secondary benefit and sex,
December 2001
Total
Type of secondary benefit

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

a

165,349

100.0

38,415

100.0

126,934

100.0

Spouses
Widow(er)s
Disabled widow(er)s
Surviving mothers and fathers
Disabled adult children

17,734
21,648
65,855
1,877
58,232

10.7
13.1
39.8
1.1
35.2

121
501
1,712
66
36,015

0.3
1.3
4.5
0.2
93.8

17,613
21,147
64,143
1,811
22,217

13.9
16.7
50.5
1.4
17.5

All disabled workers

SOURCE: Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
a. Includes a few individuals who are receiving parents benefits.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.

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Disabled Workers
Table 20.
Number, by age, sex, and state or other area, December 2001
State or area

Total

Under 25

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

All disabled workers
a

5,268,039

44,430

313,982

963,195

1,676,906

2,269,526

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

129,615
7,671
91,578
80,410
448,238

847
110
855
570
2,582

7,127
650
5,482
4,181
25,301

22,866
1,639
16,514
13,271
83,631

42,991
2,524
29,514
25,351
145,254

55,784
2,748
39,213
37,037
191,470

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

62,225
56,087
15,540
8,417
324,090

531
577
136
76
2,352

3,690
3,942
993
539
17,339

12,282
11,751
3,112
1,811
58,573

21,231
17,028
5,000
2,790
101,531

24,491
22,789
6,299
3,201
144,295

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

164,223
14,844
21,838
182,061
113,500

1,148
91
272
2,202
1,248

8,796
935
1,515
12,539
7,678

28,750
2,825
3,929
34,699
21,400

53,268
4,855
6,747
56,279
35,621

72,261
6,138
9,375
76,342
47,553

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

48,883
43,490
131,186
92,768
36,673

764
631
1,012
614
373

3,839
2,990
7,719
4,799
2,801

9,416
8,554
23,559
16,582
7,673

15,166
13,841
42,837
30,506
11,496

19,698
17,474
56,059
40,267
14,330

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

73,549
127,431
192,024
71,539
89,514

594
1,489
1,995
1,301
671

4,644
9,817
12,226
5,915
5,440

14,671
28,367
34,295
14,872
16,026

23,361
39,335
63,051
22,159
29,223

30,279
48,423
80,457
27,292
38,154

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

129,371
17,420
26,611
34,042
24,167

1,198
147
401
235
333

8,108
988
1,969
1,788
1,875

24,498
2,999
5,213
5,582
5,384

40,446
5,509
8,153
10,366
7,476

55,121
7,777
10,875
16,071
9,099

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

130,032
33,238
349,196
202,616
9,263

879
241
2,163
1,461
150

7,832
1,798
19,698
11,005
634

24,918
5,684
65,818
34,567
1,748

39,261
10,904
107,706
64,306
2,832

57,142
14,611
153,811
91,277
3,899

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

200,768
68,375
59,795
228,076
24,320

2,696
487
537
2,074
199

14,350
3,496
3,923
14,217
1,612

37,010
11,233
10,226
42,007
4,828

63,273
21,199
19,082
71,522
7,818

83,439
31,960
26,027
98,256
9,863

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

106,988
12,311
148,698
271,977
22,845

638
223
1,087
2,031
360

5,440
815
8,600
14,700
1,944

17,758
2,313
26,064
48,566
4,496

34,680
3,901
47,185
87,252
6,873

48,472
5,059
65,762
119,428
9,172

All areas

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Disabled Workers
Table 20.
Number, by age, sex, and state or other area, December 2001—Continued
State or area

Total

Under 25

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

All disabled workers (cont.)
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

12,994
133,678
94,915
64,254
86,342
8,215

152
1,030
815
258
1,402
79

972
7,730
6,247
2,950
6,379
522

2,594
24,506
17,661
9,757
16,661
1,501

4,119
42,761
30,557
21,548
27,252
2,633

5,157
57,651
39,635
29,741
34,648
3,480

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

1,065
756
147
125,163
1,314

b

b

b

b

74
160
39
16,913
190

323
235
41
43,215
345

653
299
43
61,842
709

1,149

3,170

7,110

Foreign countries

11,654

b

b

90

3,103

b

b

b

b

Men
a

2,947,820

26,375

175,748

540,717

927,807

1,277,173

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

72,163
4,368
50,117
45,924
247,594

538
71
507
355
1,582

4,022
409
3,033
2,348
14,855

12,755
916
8,862
7,613
48,254

23,565
1,380
15,900
14,536
78,612

31,283
1,592
21,815
21,072
104,291

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

33,485
30,332
8,087
4,729
181,814

332
359
76
38
1,430

2,038
2,165
525
312
9,679

6,592
6,344
1,652
1,105
33,375

11,337
9,042
2,504
1,611
56,113

13,186
12,422
3,330
1,663
81,217

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

88,753
9,055
12,567
100,753
62,173

683
58
145
1,266
717

4,996
556
867
6,990
4,232

16,072
1,804
2,212
19,421
11,703

28,479
2,960
3,801
30,616
19,146

38,523
3,677
5,542
42,460
26,375

26,980
23,196
79,942
60,910
21,518

463
356
603
401
219

2,055
1,597
4,399
3,011
1,575

5,138
4,459
14,120
11,011
4,432

8,344
7,339
26,350
20,109
6,773

10,980
9,445
34,470
26,378
8,519

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

39,761
68,753
106,568
39,127
49,593

356
827
1,162
726
430

2,572
4,982
6,821
3,134
2,981

8,145
15,398
19,193
7,845
8,828

12,220
21,273
34,526
12,001
16,258

16,468
26,273
44,866
15,421
21,096

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

71,094
10,420
14,054
18,362
12,611

706
90
225
127
171

4,599
556
997
947
939

13,601
1,762
2,596
2,938
2,665

21,898
3,301
4,272
5,501
3,914

30,290
4,711
5,964
8,849
4,922

All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

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Table 20.
Number, by age, sex, and state or other area, December 2001—Continued
State or area

Total

Under 25

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

Men (cont.)
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

68,585
20,449
194,490
105,725
5,413

533
154
1,312
910
97

4,141
1,138
10,972
6,096
359

13,067
3,525
36,758
18,135
982

20,338
6,659
59,497
32,994
1,634

30,506
8,973
85,951
47,590
2,341

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

114,688
38,674
33,816
128,948
13,072

1,527
267
331
1,212
104

8,031
2,099
2,307
7,674
875

20,987
6,519
5,658
23,471
2,636

35,708
11,817
10,560
39,963
4,204

48,435
17,972
14,960
56,628
5,253

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

56,652
6,905
80,986
158,119
12,609

371
131
663
1,245
214

2,953
415
4,628
8,691
1,075

9,510
1,218
13,998
28,793
2,495

18,078
2,208
25,490
49,880
3,725

25,740
2,933
36,207
69,510
5,100

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

7,426
74,718
53,238
44,332
47,392
4,777

91
629
478
167
792
43

530
4,214
3,584
1,856
3,358
302

1,444
13,541
10,015
6,480
8,842
860

2,322
23,804
16,740
14,926
14,743
1,487

3,039
32,530
22,421
20,903
19,657
2,085

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

643
513
98
71,445
743

b

b
b

b

b

70

2,007

b

b

53
108
24
9,847
121

183
166
26
24,403
180

395

b

35,118
401

b

b

814

2,390

5,191

Foreign countries

8,540

b
b

Women
All areas

a

2,320,219

18,055

138,234

422,478

749,099

992,353

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

57,452
3,303
41,461
34,486
200,644

309
39
348
215
1,000

3,105
241
2,449
1,833
10,446

10,111
723
7,652
5,658
35,377

19,426
1,144
13,614
10,815
66,642

24,501
1,156
17,398
15,965
87,179

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

28,740
25,755
7,453
3,688
142,276

199
218
60
38
922

1,652
1,777
468
227
7,660

5,690
5,407
1,460
706
25,198

9,894
7,986
2,496
1,179
45,418

11,305
10,367
2,969
1,538
63,078

75,470
5,789
9,271
81,308
51,327

465
33
127
936
531

3,800
379
648
5,549
3,446

12,678
1,021
1,717
15,278
9,697

24,789
1,895
2,946
25,663
16,475

33,738
2,461
3,833
33,882
21,178

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

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Disabled Workers
Table 20.
Number, by age, sex, and state or other area, December 2001—Continued
State or area

Total

Under 25

25–34

35–44

45–54

55–64

Women (cont.)
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

21,903
20,294
51,244
31,858
15,155

301
275
409
213
154

1,784
1,393
3,320
1,788
1,226

4,278
4,095
9,439
5,571
3,241

6,822
6,502
16,487
10,397
4,723

8,718
8,029
21,589
13,889
5,811

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

33,788
58,678
85,456
32,412
39,921

238
662
833
575
241

2,072
4,835
5,405
2,781
2,459

6,526
12,969
15,102
7,027
7,198

11,141
18,062
28,525
10,158
12,965

13,811
22,150
35,591
11,871
17,058

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

58,277
7,000
12,557
15,680
11,556

492
57
176
108
162

3,509
432
972
841
936

10,897
1,237
2,617
2,644
2,719

18,548
2,208
3,881
4,865
3,562

24,831
3,066
4,911
7,222
4,177

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

61,447
12,789
154,706
96,891
3,850

346
87
851
551
53

3,691
660
8,726
4,909
275

11,851
2,159
29,060
16,432
766

18,923
4,245
48,209
31,312
1,198

26,636
5,638
67,860
43,687
1,558

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

86,080
29,701
25,979
99,128
11,248

1,169
220
206
862
95

6,319
1,397
1,616
6,543
737

16,023
4,714
4,568
18,536
2,192

27,565
9,382
8,522
31,559
3,614

35,004
13,988
11,067
41,628
4,610

50,336
5,406
67,712
113,858
10,236

267
92
424
786
146

2,487
400
3,972
6,009
869

8,248
1,095
12,066
19,773
2,001

16,602
1,693
21,695
37,372
3,148

22,732
2,126
29,555
49,918
4,072

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

5,568
58,960
41,677
19,922
38,950
3,438

61
401
337
91
610
36

442
3,516
2,663
1,094
3,021
220

1,150
10,965
7,646
3,277
7,819
641

1,797
18,957
13,817
6,622
12,509
1,146

2,118
25,121
17,214
8,838
14,991
1,395

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

422
243
49
53,718
571

b

b
b

b

b

20

1,096

b

b

21
52
15
7,066
69

140
69
15
18,812
165

258

b

26,724
308

b

b

335

780

1,919

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

Foreign countries

3,114

SOURCE: Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.

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