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

(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
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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