Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 24.
Number, selected years 1960–2001
Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

Year

Total

Workers

Spouses

Children
under age
18

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

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

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

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

2000
2001

1,051,900
1,118,300

610,700
661,900

38,500
41,100

263,200
268,800

74,600
75,700

27,600
26,500

7,000
9,800

21,100
22,300

9,200
12,200

Students
aged 18–19

Widow(er)s

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

Deceased
workers

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Tables 6.A1, 6.D4, and 6.D8 for years prior to 2000; 2000–2001
data are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 25.
Average monthly benefit, by sex and age, 2001
Total

Male

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Characteristic

Female

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

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

661,900

867.70

360,000

989.30

301,900

722.60

24,100
27,200
35,100
53,200
71,700
85,500
118,900
142,700
103,500

417.50
575.40
667.50
736.60
806.50
859.60
934.10
991.60
986.30

12,400
14,700
17,400
28,600
36,000
43,900
63,000
81,600
62,400

408.00
577.40
686.60
783.20
876.10
957.70
1,079.10
1,158.70
1,156.20

11,700
12,500
17,700
24,600
35,700
41,600
55,900
61,100
41,100

427.60
573.10
648.80
682.50
736.30
756.20
770.80
768.40
728.40

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

41,100

238.40

1,800

232.20

39,300

238.70

Entitlement based on care of
children
Under 30
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55 or older

15,500
1,900
2,200
2,700
3,100
3,000
1,400
1,200

165.50
77.30
133.70
142.80
178.00
196.80
206.50
255.80

600

184.50

14,900

164.70

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

22,000
3,600

265.10
389.40

500
700

89.90
374.80

21,500
2,900

269.10
392.90

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

354,300

231.60

187,100

232.60

167,200

230.40

268,800
52,600
66,600
91,300
58,300

204.20
170.40
181.80
198.80
268.80

139,400
27,400
34,600
48,100
29,300

202.20
165.60
183.90
198.20
264.90

129,400
25,200
32,000
43,200
29,000

206.30
175.60
179.50
199.50
272.80

75,700

320.60

42,300

326.40

33,400

313.30

9,800

293.90

5,400

281.50

4,400

309.30

Widow(er)s
Total
50–54
55–59
60 or older

26,500
10,400
14,300
1,800

538.30

1,300

374.00

25,200

546.70

543.40
545.20
453.10

b

b

b

b

900

429.30

13,400

553.00

b

b

b

b

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Table 25.
Average monthly benefit, by sex and age, 2001—Continued
Total

Characteristic

Male

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Female

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Adult children
Total

44,300

426.50

25,400

411.70

18,900

446.30

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

9,800
22,300
12,200

293.90
386.70
605.60

5,400
12,600
7,400

281.50
346.20
618.40

4,400
9,700
4,800

309.30
439.30
585.90

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

15,800
5,200
7,100
7,900
6,400
1,100
800

416.50
436.00
454.00
432.70
399.00
492.20
385.40

9,200
2,900
3,500
4,200
4,300
500

425.30
447.50
439.60
383.50
356.30
514.60

6,600
2,300
3,600
3,700
2,100
600

404.10
421.40
468.10
488.60
486.30
473.50

b

b

b

b

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 26.
Distribution, by diagnostic group and sex, 2001
Total
Diagnostic group

Number

Workers
Percent

Number

Widow(er)s
Percent

Number

Adult children

Percent

Number

Percent

n.a.

44,300

n.a.

All disabled beneficiaries
Total

732,700

n.a.

661,900

n.a.

26,500

All disabled beneficiaries with diagnosis available
Total

727,200

Infectious and parasitic diseases
Neoplasms
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Diseases of the blood and bloodforming 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

660,100

100.0

26,100

100.0

41,000

100.0

a

a

a

11,700
63,500

1.6
8.7

11,200
62,000

1.7
9.4

a
a

a

a

a

22,000

3.0

19,500

3.0

a

a

a

a

2,200

0.3

2,200

0.3

a

a

a

a

45,000
160,300

6.2
22.0

22,500
146,100

3.4
22.1

800
5,500

3.1
21.1

21,700
8,700

52.9
21.2

61,700
86,400
30,000
16,100
16,500
1,800

8.5
11.9
4.1
2.2
2.3
0.3

54,600
82,500
28,300
15,600
16,300
1,700

8.3
12.5
4.3
2.4
2.5
0.3

2,300

8.8

4,800

11.7

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

169,500
1,300
26,800
12,400

23.3
0.2
3.7
1.7

162,100

24.6

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

1,200

2.9

25,400
10,000

3.9
1.5

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

Men
Subtotal
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Neoplasms
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Diseases of the blood and bloodforming 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

383,600

100.0

359,200

100.0

1,200

100.0

23,200

100.0

7,200
32,400

1.9
8.5

7,000
32,200

2.0
9.0

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

10,800

2.8

10,600

3.0

a

a

a

a

1,100

0.3

1,100

0.3

a

a

a

a

24,600
72,500

6.4
18.9

12,500
67,400

3.5
18.8

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

31,400
59,900
16,100
9,300
10,100
800

8.2
15.6
4.2
2.4
2.6
0.2

28,300
59,200
16,000
9,200
10,100
800

7.9
16.5
4.5
2.6
2.8
0.2

a

a

a

a

83,800

21.9

83,500

23.3

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

17,700
5,500

4.6
1.4

17,000
4,300

4.7
1.2

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

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Table 26.
Distribution, by diagnostic group and sex, 2001—Continued
Total
Diagnostic group

Number

Workers
Percent

Number

Widow(er)s
Percent

Adult children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Women
Subtotal
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Neoplasms
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Diseases of the blood and bloodforming 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

343,600

100.0

300,900

100.0

24,900

100.0

17,800

100.0

4,500
31,100

1.3
9.1

4,200
29,800

1.4
9.9

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

11,200

3.3

8,900

3.0

a

a

a

a

1,100

0.3

1,100

0.4

a

a

a

a

20,400
87,800

5.9
25.6

10,000
78,700

3.3
26.2

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

30,300
26,500
13,900
6,800
6,400
1,000

8.8
7.7
4.1
2.0
1.9
0.3

26,300
23,300
12,300
6,400
6,200
900

8.7
7.7
4.1
2.1
2.1
0.3

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

85,700

24.9

78,600

26.1

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

9,100
6,900

2.7
2.0

8,400
5,700

2.8
1.9

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 27.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2001
Workers

State or area
All areas a
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

661,900

100.0

867.70

26,500

100.0

538.30

44,300

100.0

426.50

19,300
900
12,400
9,000
55,600

2.9
0.1
1.9
1.4
8.4

857.10
1,007.00
908.30
904.90
843.40

b

b

b

1,300

2.9

335.30

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,200

4.5

636.80

900
500
4,000

2.0
1.1
9.0

601.40
536.60
482.40

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,200

4.5

677.80

1,500

3.4

505.60

800

3.0

606.10

900

2.0

298.60

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,400

5.3

723.20

b

b

b

1,300
1,000

2.9
2.3

414.70
508.40

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,000
800

3.8
3.0

610.50
479.70

500
1,300
700

1.1
2.9
1.6

415.10
380.20
373.90

b

b

b

b

b

b

500

1.9

441.20

b

b

b

1,100

4.2

623.90

b

b

b

500

1.9

345.80

1,000
1,200
1,800
1,100
600

2.3
2.7
4.1
2.5
1.4

438.00
424.70
428.20
317.20
328.90

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

6,700
7,800
3,100
1,700
39,100

1.0
1.2
0.5
0.3
5.9

861.50
873.80
913.40
641.50
831.70

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

22,100
2,100
2,300
23,800
14,100

3.3
0.3
0.4
3.6
2.1

820.80
821.80
901.40
953.30
939.40

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

7,200
5,400
14,100
10,900
4,500

1.1
0.8
2.1
1.7
0.7

796.40
940.00
771.30
803.70
845.60

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

10,600
13,600
24,100
10,000
11,600

1.6
2.1
3.6
1.5
1.8

986.40
894.40
900.60
903.10
774.80

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

16,400
1,400
3,300
4,400
4,000

2.5
0.2
0.5
0.7
0.6

834.00
1,021.80
855.50
955.30
891.60

700

2.6

594.60

1,100

2.5

385.00

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

19,600
3,800
41,400
22,800
900

3.0
0.6
6.3
3.4
0.1

962.80
815.60
908.90
847.10
788.70

b

b

b

600
2,200
1,800

2.3
8.3
6.8

521.90
526.20
312.60

1,500
300
4,100
1,300

3.4
0.7
9.3
2.9

462.60
454.40
566.80
413.10

b

b

b

b

b

b

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

23,100
9,800
7,200
36,500
2,000

3.5
1.5
1.1
5.5
0.3

880.60
835.00
952.20
842.90
1,004.20

1,400

5.3

634.40

2,200

5.0

446.10

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

900

3.4

589.70

2,100

4.7

320.10

b

b

b

b

b

b

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Table 27.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2001—Continued
Workers

State or area

Number

Percent

Widow(er)s
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

12,600
1,400
15,200
38,400
3,100

1.9
0.2
2.3
5.8
0.5

873.90
762.40
876.00
848.20
898.70

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,200
16,000
13,800
5,700
11,800
1,100

0.2
2.4
2.1
0.9
1.8
0.2

894.60
898.30
894.10
814.80
898.80
800.40

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other c

11,000
1,700

1.7
0.3

715.80
536.30

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

b

b

b

600

1.4

631.80

b

b

b

b

b

b

600
2,200

2.3
8.3

258.70
552.40

700
1,600

1.6
3.6

346.20
518.90

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

500

1.9

373.30

b

b

b

1,000
600

2.3
1.4

362.30
424.50

800

3.0

723.80

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,400

3.2

351.30

b

b

b

b

b

b

900

3.4

458.90

700

1.6

242.30

b

b

b

b

b

b

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: Benefits awarded before December cost-of-living increase are converted to December rates before averages are computed.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
c. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-55366 for further information.

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Table 28.
Percentage distribution, by age and sex, 1960–2001
Percentage distribution
Year

Total
number

Average
age

Total, Under
all ages
30

30–34 35–39 a

40–44

50–54

55–59

60–61

62–64

65–67 b

13.1
12.9

18.1
18.0

21.3
21.6

8.7
8.5

7.6
7.0

0.2
0.1

45–49

All disabled workers
2000
2001

610,700
661,900

48.9
48.6

100.0
100.0

6.4
7.8

4.9
5.3

8.4
8.0

11.5
10.8
Men

1960
1965
1970
1975

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

54.5
53.0
52.1
51.5

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.8
1.8
6.7
7.7

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.3
8.6
8.4
9.5
9.2

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.7
10.7
9.4
8.4
8.7

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.9
9.5
9.5
9.2
6.8

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.2
6.9
6.3
6.3
6.2

a

2000
2001

328,700
360,000

49.1
49.1

100.0
100.0

6.8
7.5

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

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

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

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

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

4.6
4.8

8.3
7.9

10.7
10.0

12.7
12.2

17.6
17.5

21.1
22.7

9.1
9.2

8.9
8.0

0.2
0.1

a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

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Table 28.
Percentage distribution, by age and sex, 1960–2001—Continued
Percentage distribution
Year

Total
number

Average
age

Total, Under
all ages
30

30–34 35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61

62–64

65–67 b

Women
1960
1965
1970
1975

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

52.5
53.2
52.8
52.1

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
1.1
4.2
6.1

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.4
7.8
8.0
9.0
8.3

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.6
9.0
7.5
8.5
7.8

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.5
8.5
8.6
7.5
7.4

a

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
5.3
6.2
5.4
5.7

2000
2001

282,000
301,900

48.7
48.0

100.0
100.0

5.8
8.0

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

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

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

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

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

5.2
5.9

8.6
8.2

12.3
11.8

13.5
13.8

18.7
18.5

21.6
20.2

8.1
7.7

6.1
5.9

0.2
0.1

a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a
a

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C2 for years prior to 2000; Annual Award and
Termination Transaction file. Beginning in 1985, data are based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: Age in year of award for 1960–1984. Age in month of award for 1985–2001.
a. Ages 30–39 grouped together in the 35–39 column before 1996.
b. Includes awards processed after attainment of full retirement age.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 29.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2001
Mental disorders c

Year a

All disabled
workers

Total with
Infectious
diagnosis and parasitic
available
diseases b

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Diseases of
blood and
bloodforming
organs

Total

Retardation

Other

Number
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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

1975
1976
1977
1978

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

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

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.

1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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
2001

610,700
661,900

609,400
660,100

10,700
11,200

63,600
62,000

17,100
19,500

1,500
2,200

143,200
168,600

17,600
22,500

125,600
146,100
(Continued)

.

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Table 29.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2001—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year a

Nervous
system and
sense Circulatory Respiratory
organs
system
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

MusculoSkin and
skeletal
subcuta- system and
neous connective Congenital
tissue
tissue anomalies

Injuries

Other

Number
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
2001

50,100
54,600

75,400
82,500

26,200
28,300

12,700
15,600

14,900
16,300

1,700

153,600
162,100

700

28,700
25,400

9,300
10,000

d

d

(Continued)

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Table 29.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2001—Continued
Mental disorders c

Year a

All disabled
workers

Total with
Infectious
diagnosis and parasitic
available
diseases b

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Diseases of
blood and
bloodforming
organs

Total

Retardation

Other

Percent
1960
1961
1962
1963

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.1
6.3
5.3
4.8

9.9
9.6
9.6
11.2

3.0
2.9
3.3
3.4

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

9.6
11.1
13.0
10.9

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

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

1967
1968
1969

310,947
330,783
344,741

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.5
3.1
2.9

10.7
11.1
10.4

3.5
3.4
3.5

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

11.4
12.7
12.5

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

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

1970
1971
1972
1973

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.5
2.0
1.9
1.6

10.3
9.5
9.6
10.3

3.8
3.8
3.8
3.7

n.a.
0.3
0.3
0.3

11.0
10.3
9.9
9.6

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

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

1975
1976
1977
1978

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.3
1.1
1.0
1.0

10.1
10.5
10.5
11.8

3.9
3.8
3.8
3.6

0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3

11.4
11.5
12.5
11.7

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

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

1981
1982
1983
1984

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.8
0.8
2.2
1.0

16.3
17.1
16.8
17.6

4.3
4.4
4.8
4.3

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

10.5
10.6
16.3
19.1

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.9
0.7
1.2
0.7
0.9

15.9
13.3
13.9
13.2
14.2

4.9
5.3
5.3
3.5
3.4

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4

19.9
31.0
20.5
20.9
20.8

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

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.7
5.3
6.2
5.9
5.7

14.1
12.9
12.1
12.6
14.1

3.5
3.7
4.7
4.9
5.0

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3

22.5
23.5
25.8
26.1
24.8

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

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.4
3.8
2.6
2.1
1.9

10.0
10.2
10.6
10.5
10.6

5.2
5.4
5.8
6.0
6.0

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

23.0
21.2
21.0
21.7
22.4

2.6
2.3
2.2
2.4
2.7

20.4
19.0
18.8
19.3
19.8

2000
2001

610,700
661,900

100.0
100.0

1.8
1.7

10.4
9.4

2.8
3.0

0.2
0.3

23.5
25.5

2.9
3.4

20.6
22.1

(Continued)
SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3; Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
Beginning in 2000, data are based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: n.a. = not available.

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Table 29.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2001—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year a

Nervous
system and
sense Circulatory Respiratory
organs
system
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

MusculoSkin and
skeletal
subcuta- system and
neous connective Congenital
tissue
tissue anomalies

Injuries

Other

Percent
1960
1961
1962
1963

17.9
18.5
15.8
14.6

31.1
29.8
28.6
29.6

9.2
8.3
8.2
8.5

2.0
1.8
2.1
2.0

0.6
0.7
0.7
0.8

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3

9.5
9.6
11.8
9.7

0.5
0.7
0.7
0.7

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2.9

0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3

1967
1968
1969

12.3
12.6
6.4

26.2
24.5
30.7

7.9
6.8
6.7

2.5
2.4
2.5

n.a.
0.9
0.8

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

13.2
13.2
13.7

n.a.
0.8
0.9

6.4
7.7
8.3

2.4
0.9
0.7

1970
1971
1972
1973

6.4
6.4
6.2
6.3

31.1
31.7
32.2
32.2

6.9
7.2
7.3
7.0

2.6
2.8
2.9
3.0

0.8
0.8
0.9
1.0

n.a.
0.4
0.4
0.4

14.9
16.0
16.7
17.4

1.0
1.0
0.9
1.1

8.1
7.6
7.0
6.2

0.7
0.1
0.1
0.1

1975
1976
1977
1978

6.7
6.6
6.5
6.3

29.9
30.0
29.5
29.0

6.7
6.4
6.2
6.0

3.0
2.8
2.7
2.7

1.0
0.9
0.9
1.0

0.4
0.5
0.3
0.4

18.7
19.2
19.0
18.7

1.1
1.1
1.2
1.3

5.5
5.4
5.6
5.9

0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3

1981
1982
1983
1984

8.3
9.0
8.4
8.4

24.9
24.9
21.9
21.1

6.2
6.6
5.8
5.6

2.1
2.0
1.7
1.8

1.8
1.1
2.1
1.0

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3

17.0
16.4
13.4
13.7

0.9
0.8
0.9
0.7

6.0
5.6
5.0
4.8

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

8.3
7.6
8.9
8.4
8.2

21.1
18.3
19.3
17.6
16.5

5.8
5.9
5.8
5.6
5.0

1.6
1.6
1.5
1.6
1.6

1.0
0.8
1.5
1.7
2.1

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2

14.2
13.6
16.1
16.8
16.8

0.7
0.5
0.2
0.1
0.1

4.8
0.9
5.3
5.1
5.1

0.3
n.a.
n.a.
4.1
4.8

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

8.1
7.7
7.4
7.2
7.6

15.7
14.6
14.1
14.0
13.7

4.7
4.4
4.3
4.3
4.9

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7

2.2
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.5

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

15.9
17.2
15.2
14.8
13.4

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

4.8
4.5
3.9
3.7
3.6

1.6
1.8
2.1
2.2
2.5

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

7.2
7.4
7.8
7.8
8.1

12.9
13.1
13.1
12.6
12.1

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.4

1.7
1.9
1.9
2.0
2.2

1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.2

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2

22.0
23.0
23.1
23.4
23.7

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

4.3
4.4
4.4
4.3
4.2

2.3
2.9
2.5
2.3
1.7

2000
2001

8.2
8.3

12.4
12.5

4.3
4.3

2.1
2.4

2.4
2.5

0.3

25.2
24.6

0.1

4.7
3.8

1.5
1.5

d

d

a. Data for 1964–1966 are not available. As of 1995, diagnostic data for awards are no longer based solely on cases allowed at the initial
disability determination level.
b. AIDS and HIV records are counted in “Infectious and parasitic diseases.” Before 1990, they were included in “Other.”
c. Mental retardation not identified separately before 1995.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 30.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001
Mental disorders c

Year a

All disabled
workers

Total with
Infectious
diagnosis and parasitic
available
diseases b

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Diseases of
blood and
bloodforming
organs

Total

Retardation

Other

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

408,556
222,155
189,252
190,883
207,576

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

205,909
221,988
224,506
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

252,596
280,986
323,462
322,619
338,883

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

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

337,021
330,177
322,392
334,810
359,727

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

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

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

756
718
762
729
880

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

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

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

2000
2001

340,900
365,100

340,300
364,300

3,800
2,300

42,500
41,400

11,100
12,200

d

44,900
49,900

3,200
2,300

41,700
47,600

d

(Continued)
.

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Table 30.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year a

Nervous
system and
sense Circulatory Respiratory
organs
system
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

MusculoSkin and
skeletal
subcuta- system and
neous connective Congenital
tissue
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

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

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

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

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

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

744
643
647
615
633

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

250
264
219
214
275

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

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

2000
2001

25,100
24,700

59,500
65,600

20,800
23,100

5,800
8,000

6,400
6,400

d

101,700
111,700

d

12,500
12,500

4,600
5,400

d

d

(Continued)

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Table 30.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001—Continued
Mental disorders c

Year a

All disabled
workers

Total with
Infectious
diagnosis and parasitic
available
diseases b

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Diseases of
blood and
bloodforming
organs

Total

Retardation

Other

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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
20.7

4.1
4.3
4.5
4.9
4.2

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

6.1
5.3
5.2
8.0
9.8

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.5

18.6
16.6
16.8
16.4
17.4

4.6
4.7
3.9
3.8
3.5

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

9.4
15.4
9.9
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

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

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

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.3
1.1
0.9
0.9
0.9

12.5
12.5
12.7
12.5
12.2

5.5
5.7
5.9
6.2
6.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

11.7
11.2
11.6
12.4
14.5

0.9
0.7
0.7
0.8
2.0

10.8
10.5
10.9
11.6
12.5

2000
2001

340,900
365,100

100.0
100.0

1.1
0.6

12.5
11.4

3.3
3.3

d

13.2
13.7

0.9
0.6

12.3
13.1

d

(Continued)

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Table 30.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year a

Nervous
system and
sense Circulatory Respiratory
organs
system
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

MusculoSkin and
skeletal
subcuta- system and
neous connective Congenital
tissue
tissue anomalies

Injuries

Other

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

5.5
6.3
6.9
6.7
6.8

36.0
31.8
31.7
28.7
27.6

8.3
8.3
9.0
8.1
7.9

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
15.2

0.7
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.5

3.5
3.4
2.9
2.9
3.2

0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

6.8
6.3
7.2
7.1
6.7

28.7
26.7
26.8
25.0
23.7

8.5
9.2
8.7
8.5
7.6

1.4
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.5

0.8
0.6
1.2
1.3
1.5

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2

16.6
16.9
19.3
20.0
20.7

0.5
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.0
0.8
3.5
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

6.4
6.5
6.8
6.9
7.4

19.5
19.3
18.7
17.9
16.6

6.9
6.7
6.6
6.5
6.2

1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8

1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

26.6
26.9
26.9
27.3
27.1

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.6
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.5

2.5
2.7
2.4
2.0
1.6

2000
2001

7.4
6.8

17.5
18.0

6.1
6.3

1.7
2.2

1.9
1.8

d

29.9
30.7

d

3.7
3.4

1.4
1.5

d

d

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3; Annual Award and Termination Transaction
file. Beginning in 2000, data are based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: 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. AIDS and HIV records are counted in “Infectious and parasitic diseases.” Before 1990, they were included in “Other.”
c. Mental retardation not identified separately before 1995.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 31.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001
Mental disorders c

Year a

All disabled
workers

Total with
Infectious
diagnosis and parasitic
available
diseases b

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Diseases of
blood and
bloodforming
organs

Total

Retardation

Other

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

183,493
123,088
109,279
120,605
127,645

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

138,718
177,934
172,590
183,017
189,709

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

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

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

306,801
294,077
263,631
272,052
259,391

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001

269,800
296,800

269,100
295,800

6,900
8,900

21,100
20,600

6,000
7,300

d

98,300
118,700

14,400
20,200

83,900
98,500

d

(Continued)
.

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Table 31.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year a

Nervous
system and
sense Circulatory Respiratory
organs
system
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

MusculoSkin and
skeletal
subcuta- system and
neous connective Congenital
tissue
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

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

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

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

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

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

899
945
826
851
783

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

472
513
435
462
370

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

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

2000
2001

25,000
29,900

15,900
16,900

5,400
5,200

6,900
7,600

8,500
9,900

d

51,900
50,400

d

16,200
12,900

4,700
4,600

d

d

(Continued)

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Table 31.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001—Continued
Mental disorders c

Year a

All disabled
workers

Total with
Infectious
diagnosis and parasitic
available
diseases b

Neoplasms

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Diseases of
blood and
bloodforming
organs

Total

Retardation

Other

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.8
1.0
1.0
3.1
1.2

8.5
12.2
13.3
12.3
12.7

3.5
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.5

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

23.0
20.0
19.8
29.3
34.2

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.1
0.9
1.9
0.8
1.3

12.2
9.2
10.2
9.2
10.2

5.4
6.1
7.2
3.2
3.2

0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5

35.5
50.5
34.2
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

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

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

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.7
6.7
4.7
3.6
3.3

7.3
7.5
8.1
8.1
8.5

4.9
5.1
5.6
5.8
5.9

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

35.4
32.3
32.4
33.1
33.4

4.5
4.0
4.1
4.4
3.6

30.9
28.4
28.4
28.7
29.8

2000
2001

269,800
296,800

100.0
100.0

2.6
3.0

7.8
7.0

2.2
2.5

d

36.5
40.1

5.4
6.8

31.2
33.3

d

(Continued)

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Table 31.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2001—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year a

Nervous
system and
sense Circulatory Respiratory
organs
system
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

MusculoSkin and
skeletal
subcuta- system and
neous connective Congenital
tissue
tissue anomalies

Injuries

Other

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

9.4
11.8
12.7
11.2
11.0

16.5
12.4
13.1
11.3
10.6

3.0
2.6
2.5
2.0
1.9

3.2
2.4
2.5
1.9
1.8

1.4
2.7
1.6
2.1
1.3

0.5
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.4

16.7
17.1
16.4
11.7
11.2

2.0
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.1

9.8
10.8
10.1
8.3
7.5

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

10.6
9.2
11.0
10.0
10.0

9.8
7.8
9.6
8.5
7.5

2.0
1.7
2.0
2.1
1.8

2.0
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.7

1.3
0.9
1.7
2.3
2.8

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.2

10.9
9.6
11.9
12.7
11.9

1.0
0.7
0.3
0.2
0.2

7.5
1.1
7.6
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

8.1
8.3
8.9
8.9
9.0

5.7
6.0
6.2
6.1
5.8

1.9
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.8

2.0
2.1
2.3
2.5
2.7

2.2
2.3
2.6
2.6
2.8

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

16.8
18.4
18.5
18.5
19.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

5.0
5.3
5.5
5.3
5.2

2.2
3.1
2.5
2.6
1.7

2000
2001

9.3
10.1

5.9
5.7

2.0
1.8

2.6
2.6

3.2
3.3

d

19.3
17.0

d

6.0
4.4

1.7
1.6

d

d

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3; Annual Award and Termination Transaction
file. Beginning 2000, data are based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: 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. AIDS and HIV records are counted in “Infectious and parasitic diseases.” Before 1990, they were included in “Other.”
c. Mental retardation not identified separately before 1995.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 32.
Average primary insurance amount and monthly benefit, by sex, selected years 1960–2001 (in dollars)
Average primary insurance amount

Average monthly benefit

Year

All disabled workers

Men

Women

All disabled workers

Men

Women

1960

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

91.20

94.00

78.90

1965 (Jan.–Aug.)

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

93.30

97.90

80.30

1965 (Sept.–Dec.)

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

101.30

106.50

86.80

1970

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

139.80

148.40

115.70

1975

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

241.20

263.80

190.90

1980

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

406.30

449.40

308.50

1985

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

475.60

530.40

363.70

1986

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

473.80

531.50

357.40

1987

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

506.00

573.20

381.60

1988

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

297.40

321.20

263.50

1989

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

562.10

634.40

429.90

1990

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

594.20

667.90

465.80

1991

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

605.50

685.20

470.60

1992

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

621.90

699.80

494.20

1993

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

639.80

720.10

507.70

1994

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

672.80

757.70

535.00

1995

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

687.70

786.90

549.00

1996

734.00

836.40

595.70

709.10

807.90

575.60

1997

752.00

855.40

623.50

728.10

824.00

608.80

1998

771.30

879.50

639.50

746.30

846.80

623.80

1999

813.20

922.30

674.70

787.80

890.70

657.10

2000

856.80

975.30

718.70

833.70

947.70

700.90

2001

891.60

1,019.60

739.00

867.70

989.30

722.60

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Tables 6.A4 for years prior to 2000; Annual Award and Termination
Transaction file. Beginning in 1985, data are based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
n.a. = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Table 33.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2001
Total
Diagnostic group

All ages

Under
35

Men

35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

Women
35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

Number
All disabled workers

661,900 86,400 210,400 365,100 360,000 44,500 108,500 207,000 301,900 41,900 101,900 158,100

Total with diagnosis
available

660,100 86,100 209,700 364,300 359,200 44,500 108,000 206,700 300,900 41,600 101,700 157,600

Infectious and parasitic
diseases
11,200 1,900
Neoplasms
62,000 3,200
Endocrine, nutritional,
and metabolic diseases 19,500 1,100
Diseases of the blood
and blood-forming
organs
2,200 1,100
Mental disorders
Retardation
22,500 11,900
Other
146,100 36,000
Diseases of the—
Nervous system and
sense organs
54,600 11,000
Circulatory system
82,500 2,400
Respiratory system
28,300 1,000
Digestive system
15,600 1,000
Genitourinary system 16,300 3,400
Skin and
subcutaneous
a
tissue
1,700
Musculoskeletal
system and
connective tissue
162,100 7,000
a
a
Congenital anomalies
Injuries
25,400 4,000
Other
10,000
800

7,000
17,400

2,300
41,400

7,000
32,200

1,400
1,400

4,600
8,300

1,000
22,500

4,200
29,800

500
1,800

2,400
9,100

1,300
18,900

6,200

12,200

10,600

a

3,500

6,400

8,900

a

2,700

5,800

700

a

1,100

600

a

a

1,100

500

500

a

8,300
62,500

2,300
47,600

12,500 6,600
67,400 18,100

4,700
27,300

1,200
22,000

10,000 5,300
78,700 17,900

3,600
35,200

1,100
25,600

18,900
14,500
4,200
6,600
6,500

24,700
65,600
23,100
8,000
6,400

28,300
59,200
16,000
9,200
10,100

2,100

9,100
10,000
1,800
3,900
3,800

13,700
48,200
13,900
4,900
4,200

26,300
23,300
12,300
6,400
6,200

9,800
4,500
2,400
2,700
2,700

11,000
17,400
9,200
3,100
2,200

800

700

800

a

a

500

900

a

500

a

43,400 111,700

5,500
1,000
a
a

5,500
1,400
a
a

1,300

83,500

3,500

22,300

57,700

78,600

3,500

21,100

54,000

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

8,900
3,800

12,500
5,400

17,000
4,300

2,700

6,400
1,800

7,900
2,300

8,400
5,700

1,300

2,500
2,000

4,600
3,100

a

a

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 33.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2001—Continued
Total
Diagnostic group

All ages

Under
35

Men

35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

Women
35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

Percent
Total with diagnosis
available
Infectious and parasitic
diseases
Neoplasms
Endocrine, nutritional,
and metabolic diseases
Diseases 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

1.7
9.4

2.2
3.7

3.3
8.3

0.6
11.4

2.0
9.0

3.2
3.2

4.3
7.7

0.5
10.9

1.4
9.9

1.2
4.3

2.4
9.0

0.8
12.0

3.0

1.3

3.0

3.4

3.0

a

3.2

3.1

3.0

a

2.7

3.7

0.3

1.3

0.3

a

0.3

1.4

a

a

0.4

1.2

0.5

a

3.4
22.1

13.8
41.8

4.0
29.8

0.6
13.1

3.5
18.8

14.8
40.7

4.4
25.3

0.6
10.6

3.3
26.2

12.7
43.0

3.5
34.6

0.7
16.2

8.3
12.5
4.3
2.4
2.5

12.8
2.8
1.2
1.2
4.0

9.0
6.9
2.0
3.2
3.1

6.8
18.0
6.3
2.2
1.8

7.9
16.5
4.5
2.6
2.8

12.4
2.3

6.6
23.3
6.7
2.4
2.0

8.7
7.7
4.1
2.1
2.1

13.2
3.4

4.7

8.4
9.3
1.7
3.6
3.5

9.6
4.4
2.4
2.7
2.7

7.0
11.0
5.8
2.0
1.4

0.3

a

0.4

0.2

0.2

a

a

0.2

0.3

a

0.5

a

24.6

8.1

20.7

30.7

23.3

7.9

20.7

27.9

26.1

8.4

20.8

34.3

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

3.9
1.5

4.7
0.9

4.2
1.8

3.4
1.5

4.7

6.1
0.5

5.9
1.7

3.8
1.1

2.8
1.9

3.1

2.5
2.0

2.9
2.0

a

a
a

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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a
a

3.1

a

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 34.
Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2001
All disabled workers
Monthly benefit (dollars)

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

661,900

100.0

360,000

100

301,900

100.0

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

5,300
12,900
24,300
26,700
38,700

0.8
2.0
3.7
4.0
5.9

2,500
4,100
9,300
9,400
14,800

0.7
1.1
2.6
2.6
4.1

2,800
8,800
15,000
17,300
23,900

0.9
2.9
5.0
5.7
7.9

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

76,500
70,400
64,900
60,400
50,200

11.6
10.6
9.8
9.1
7.6

29,400
26,800
30,600
30,000
28,400

8.2
7.4
8.5
8.3
7.9

47,100
43,600
34,300
30,400
21,800

15.6
14.4
11.4
10.1
7.2

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

43,600
41,000
33,100
28,300
35,700

6.6
6.2
5.0
4.3
5.4

26,100
28,900
24,300
21,200
29,100

7.3
8.0
6.8
5.9
8.1

17,500
12,100
8,800
7,100
6,600

5.8
4.0
2.9
2.4
2.2

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00 or more

24,900
25,000

3.8
3.8

22,300
22,800

6.2
6.3

2,600
2,200

0.9
0.7

Total

Average benefit (dollars)

867.70

989.30

722.60

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction File, based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5422 for further information.

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Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 35.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, 2001

Number of
families

Family composition
Worker only
Men
Women
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men
Women
By number of children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children

Average primary
Number of insurance amount
beneficiaries
(dollars)

Percentage of
Average monthly families receiving
family benefit maximum family
(dollars)
benefit

282,100
248,300

282,100
248,300

1,021.73
732.65

994.20
716.70

10.5
22.9

63,200
52,900

169,800
139,500

986.82
764.4

1,396.30
1,039.70

86.9
93.2

61,800
36,700
17,600

123,600
110,100
75,600

908.56
880.31
815.19

1,272.50
1,230.90
1,104.30

90.6
89.4
87.5

4,500

9,100

1,229.68

1,506.60

17.8

Workers with—
Spouse aged 62 or older a
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more
children
Spouse and 1 child
Spouse and 2 children
Spouse and 3 or more children

b

b

b

b

b

4,100
3,000
3,500

12,300
12,000
19,300

1,083.99
1,118.77
987.99

1,552.00
1,514.80
1,352.10

85.4
80.0
77.1

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
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.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 36.
Distribution, by age of worker, 2001
Total,
all ages

Family composition

Under 30

30–34

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59 60 or older

64,400

102,600

131,800

97,500

900
1,600

3,500

Number
Worker only
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a
Child in care
Children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
Families receiving
maximum benefit c

530,400

39,400

20,400

29,600

44,700

4,600
10,600

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,600

1,200

2,000

1,900

1,500

61,800
36,700
17,600

6,000
3,600
1,900

4,300
5,000
3,800

9,200
8,000
5,200

12,100
9,500
3,200

11,700
5,100
2,400

10,300
3,700
600

6,600
1,400

1,600

b

b

200,100

32,800

19,700

28,500

32,400

29,000

24,200

21,800

11,700

12.1

19.3

24.9

18.4

19.6
15.1

76.1

b

b

Percent
Worker only
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a
Child in care
Children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children

100.0

7.4

100.0
100.0

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

15.1

11.3

18.9

17.9

14.2

100.0
100.0
100.0

9.7
9.8
10.8

7.0
13.6
21.6

14.9
21.8
29.6

19.6
25.9
18.2

18.9
13.9
13.6

16.7
10.1
3.4

10.7
3.8

2.6

b

b

30.5

64.1

56.3

53.9

45.4

34.0

20.5

15.3

11.8

Families receiving
maximum benefit c

3.9

5.6

8.4

b

b

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
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.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes spouse aged 62 or older with children.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
c. Includes worker-only families.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Payments Withheld
Table 37.
Number, by reason for withholding payment, December 2001
Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents
Reason payment withheld
Total
Address unknown
Determination of
continuing disability
pending
Recoupment of
overpayment
Workers’ compensation
offset
Payee not determined
Substantial gainful activity
Imprisoned or confined
Entitled child not in care
Beneficiary earnings
Earnings of the other
beneficiaries
Government pension
offset
Technical entitlement
Other

Disabled adult children of—

All
beneficiaries

Workers

538,086

104,045

61,010

202,719

7,916

3,922

17,545

83,957

56,972

16,676

8,439

443

5,417

113

256

244

314

1,450

9,320

5,927

254

2,461

19

13

145

103

398

13,011

5,034

949

6,268

67

256

96

95

246

7,885
4,969
46,546
37,945
11,580
34,935

1,971
1,690
31,437
29,843
n.a.
n.a.

584
10
1,150
294
11,573
34,808

5,178
2,188
11,907
325
n.a.

86
8
65
28
n.a.

a

a

19
123
94
7

163
383
1,113
n.a.

0
810
830
5,027
n.a.

a

a

a

62
81
651
1,221
n.a.
n.a.

a

a

195

n.a.

5

a

a

0

0

184

a

2,134
299,769
53,121

n.a.
n.a.
19,704

1,622
7,486
1,832

n.a.
145,358
23,544

n.a.
5,208
2,306

512
2,224
407

n.a.
13,350
1,695

n.a.
80,533
1,050

n.a.
45,610
2,584

Children
Students
Disabled
Spouses under age 18 aged 18–19 widow(er)s

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers
workers

SOURCE: Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2001 regardless of when their benefits
were initially withheld.
n.a. = not applicable.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Benefits Terminated
Table 38.
Number and rate, 1960–2001
Total

Disabled workers

Disabled adult children

Year

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

91,543
118,842
132,144
143,008
144,422

164
160
149
144
134

89,090
115,546
128,299
137,850
138,576

196
187
173
167
155

2,453
3,296
3,845
5,158
5,846

24
27
26
31
32

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

163,276
175,959
218,077
232,817
263,191

138
134
153
151
159

156,648
168,630
208,899
222,197
251,269

159
154
175
172
180

6,628
7,329
9,178
10,620
11,922

33
34
40
44
46

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

272,239
278,092
275,663
317,237
336,246

154
144
129
136
130

260,444
266,471
261,739
304,792
320,958

174
162
143
151
143

11,795
11,621
13,924
12,445
15,288

44
41
46
39
45

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

344,727
367,608
418,394
431,067
441,101

121
120
129
131
133

329,532
351,504
401,334
413,571
422,503

132
132
141
144
147

15,195
16,104
17,060
17,496
18,598

42
42
42
42
43

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

422,612
449,669
500,282
473,327
391,190

128
139
163
155
126

408,051
434,187
483,847
453,621
371,913

143
156
186
177
143

14,561
15,482
16,435
19,706
19,277

32
33
35
40
38

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

357,006
358,289
365,004
375,621
371,128

112
109
109
110
107

339,984
341,276
347,948
356,143
351,402

128
125
125
126
121

17,022
17,013
17,056
19,478
19,726

32
31
30
34
34

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

368,208
369,026
379,653
391,159
404,624

102
97
92
89
87

348,194
351,303
361,796
372,317
384,590

116
110
104
100
97

20,014
17,723
17,857
18,842
20,034

33
29
28
29
30

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

422,114
420,756
491,194
436,244
463,394

87
83
94
81
83

399,475
396,980
464,984
409,489
433,950

95
91
103
87
89

22,639
23,776
26,210
26,755
29,444

33
34
37
38
41

2000
2001

493,651
492,061

86
82

460,351
459,073

91
87

33,300
32,988

46
45

SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 5.A17 and 6.F1 for 1960–1999 data; Social Security Disabled
Beneficiaries 100 percent file; Annual Termination file data; Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current payment status.
Data not available for disabled widow(er)s.
n.a. = not available.
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Benefits Terminated
Table 39.
Number, by reason for termination, 2001
Disabled adult children of—

Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents

Reason for termination

All
beneficiaries

Workers

908,500

455,200

Total
Death of beneficiary
Termination resulting from
death of worker
Attainment of age—
18 by children
19 by students
65 by disabled workers
65 by disabled widow(er)s
Termination of spouse’s
benefit because child attains
age 16
Marriage, remarriage, or
divorce of beneficiary
Entitlement to an equal or
larger Social Security
benefit
Does not meet medical
standards b
Medical improvement
Work above substantial
gainful activity d
Miscellaneous reasons
Student no longer attending
school
Other

Children
under age
Spouses
18
50,500

Students
aged
Disabled Disabled
18–19 widow(er)s workers

Retired Deceased
workers
workers

259,900

83,000

26,400

10,000

4,800

18,700

6,200

a

2,600

14,500

201,800

175,700

1,600

900

a

45,100

n.a.

5,600

35,600

1,200

n.a.

2,700

a

n.a.

174,800
23,400
255,900
19,400

n.a.
n.a.
222,000
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
22,000
n.a.

174,800
n.a.
8,000
n.a.

n.a.
23,400
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
19,400

n.a.
n.a.
3,600
n.a.

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

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

15,600

n.a.

15,600

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

12,000

n.a.

2,000

8,300

a

a

500

a

500

2,600

n.a.

600

500

a

a

a

a

500

2,600

30,900

a

600

2,500

1,200

2,900

c

c

c

c

c

c

a

21,700

21,700

c

29,000
4,900

29,000
4,900

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

57,500
3,800

n.a.
1,900

n.a.
500

n.a.
900

57,500

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

a

a

a

a

a

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries whose benefits were terminated during the calendar year regardless of the
effective date of the termination.
n.a. = not applicable.
a. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
b. Dependents benefits terminate when the disabled worker no longer meets the requirements for disability benefits. Disabled widow(er) and
disabled adult children of deceased or retired workers lose their benefits when they no longer meet the requirements for disability benefits.
c. Not available.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they are engaging in substantial gainful activity
during the extended period of eligibility.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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Benefits Terminated
Table 40.
Number, by state or other area, 2001
State or area
All areas

a

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Total

Disabled workers

Disabled widow(er)s

Disabled adult children

515,100

455,200

26,400

33,500

12,000
800
8,600
7,200
41,700

10,300
700
7,600
6,100
37,200

1,100

600

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,700

2,800

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,000

1,300

700

700

b

b

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

6,800
5,800
1,300
1,200
33,600

6,000
4,600
1,200
1,200
31,300

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

17,000
1,600
3,000
20,600
11,000

15,600
1,500
2,900
17,700
9,500

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

5,200
4,000
12,100
10,300
2,800

4,500
3,800
10,400
9,300
2,400

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

8,200
12,300
16,700
8,300
9,000

7,000
11,200
14,600
6,900
8,300

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

12,400
1,100
3,100
3,100
2,100

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

b

b

900
500

2,000
1,000

b

b

b

b

1,000

700

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

1,000

1,100

b

b

b

b

11,600
1,000
2,900
3,100
1,800

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

12,300
3,900
32,300
20,800
1,200

11,200
3,600
28,100
18,900
900

b

b

b

b

1,500
700

2,700
1,200

b

b

20,400
6,600
4,100
20,800
1,800

17,100
5,900
3,600
17,700
1,600

1,100

2,200

b

b

b

b

1,300

1,800

b

b

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Benefits Terminated
Table 40.
Number, by state or other area, 2001—Continued
State or area

Total

Disabled workers

Disabled widow(er)s

Disabled adult children

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

9,400
1,000
12,500
31,300
1,900

8,100
900
10,700
27,500
1,900

700

600

b

b

900
2,200

900
1,600

b

b

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,300
11,800
9,800
6,400
9,500
600

900
10,200
9,200
5,300
8,600
600

b

b

500

1,100

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other c

10,300
2,100

8,800
1,600

700

800

b

b

SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination file, based on a 1 percent sample.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
c. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.

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