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

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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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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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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.
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