Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1.
Number, selected years 1960–2002
Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

Year

Total

Workers

Spouses

Children
under age
18

1960
1965
1970
1975

788,543
1,928,460
2,970,538
4,799,853

455,371
988,074
1,492,948
2,488,774

76,599
193,362
283,447
452,922

152,519
532,197
799,111
1,239,058

n.a.
16,437
75,194
147,253

n.a.
n.a.
49,281
109,511

2,962
8,981
14,295
24,193

53,825
87,122
101,341
118,802

47,267
102,287
154,921
219,340

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

5,223,311
5,008,221
4,532,014
4,382,745
4,406,140

2,858,680
2,776,519
2,603,599
2,569,029
2,596,516

461,878
428,212
365,862
308,059
303,982

1,184,846
1,070,000
894,440
855,560
858,243

140,157
148,879
79,333
50,134
31,875

127,580
121,590
116,372
111,591
109,151

32,883
32,664
30,027
30,209
31,165

140,548
143,633
144,464
148,464
152,667

276,739
286,724
297,917
309,699
322,541

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

4,507,083
4,613,249
4,676,852
4,709,360
4,774,160

2,656,638
2,728,463
2,785,859
2,821,070
2,886,590

305,532
300,826
290,888
280,780
269,830

889,730
911,698
912,367
898,980
901,400

22,336
20,245
20,183
24,370
23,330

107,005
106,974
106,282
105,810
102,650

33,078
34,641
35,378
35,520
35,950

157,011
161,755
165,675
170,940
172,650

335,753
348,647
360,220
371,890
381,760

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

4,934,370
5,209,600
5,633,130
6,026,460
6,381,470

3,011,130
3,198,610
3,473,330
3,729,330
3,966,590

264,230
263,780
271,510
272,190
270,220

929,720
986,710
1,090,920
1,188,330
1,276,740

23,960
26,380
25,930
29,660
29,910

101,780
115,010
131,620
148,070
161,650

36,990
38,450
41,720
44,920
48,650

174,560
177,740
181,860
185,270
187,630

392,000
402,920
416,240
428,690
440,080

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

6,674,450
6,906,420
6,998,210
7,192,370
7,391,920

4,186,720
4,386,040
4,505,760
4,697,010
4,873,560

263,130
223,300
207,290
190,120
176,370

1,331,110
1,381,200
1,357,340
1,363,910
1,381,200

29,550
32,820
31,440
30,780
37,020

173,240
182,020
187,220
192,400
197,520

51,790
53,470
53,760
55,690
57,360

188,940
190,050
190,410
189,930
189,820

449,970
457,520
464,990
472,530
479,070

2000
2001
2002

7,550,930
7,790,038
8,109,332

5,035,840
5,268,039
5,539,597

164,850
156,978
151,626

1,381,500
1,385,374
1,422,296

35,000
38,839
43,916

200,130
204,255
207,365

58,090
57,920
59,460

191,950
191,817
192,087

483,570
486,816
492,985

Students
aged 18–19

Widow(er)s

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

Deceased
workers

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 50 for 1960 data, Table 64 for
1965 data, Table 67 for 1970 data, Table 70 for 1980 data, Tables 100, 106, 108, and 112 for 1981 data, Table 59 for 1982 data, Table 60 for
1983 data, Table 67 for 1984 data, Table 70 for 1985 data, and Table 5.A1 for 1986–2000 data; Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master
Beneficiary Record file beginning with 2001 data.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2002
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Male

Average monthly
Number benefit (dollars)

Female

Average monthly
Number benefit (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

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

5,539,597

834.30

3,067,251

935.60

2,472,346

708.70

53,380
113,802
211,053
373,310
597,861
783,590
968,489
1,179,445
1,258,667

452.00
549.50
627.30
689.00
749.40
810.50
865.80
906.70
917.20

31,766
63,209
115,537
205,703
331,233
430,073
529,700
647,716
712,314

460.80
561.80
639.80
706.80
786.90
877.40
966.50
1,051.00
1,080.40

21,614
50,593
95,516
167,907
266,628
353,517
438,789
531,729
546,353

439.00
534.20
612.10
667.20
702.90
729.10
744.20
730.90
704.50

Spouses of disabled workers
Total
Entitlement based on care of
children
Under 30
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55 or older
Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

151,626

212.50

4,137

168.50

147,489

213.70

100,860
6,334
12,219
21,009
23,955
18,703
11,159
7,481

175.80
117.30
124.30
144.30
173.50
202.30
228.90
259.40

2,006
38
104
332
468
468
321
275

136.10
97.00
89.90
109.30
125.10
147.10
155.40
168.90

98,854
6,296
12,115
20,677
23,487
18,235
10,838
7,206

176.60
117.40
124.60
144.80
174.50
203.70
231.00
262.80

50,766
28,547
22,219

285.40
279.40
293.00

2,131
478
1,653

198.90
164.60
208.90

48,635
28,069
20,566

289.20
281.40
299.80

Children of disabled workers
Total

1,525,672

245.00

814,012

246.80

711,660

243.00

1,422,296
113,936
301,780
563,854
442,726

237.40
199.20
205.80
226.90
282.20

753,304
58,063
155,721
297,380
242,140

238.40
198.50
205.20
227.20
282.90

668,992
55,873
146,059
266,474
200,586

236.30
200.00
206.40
226.60
281.30

Students aged 18–19

43,916

350.00

26,333

353.80

17,583

344.50

Disabled aged 18 or older

59,460

349.00

34,375

348.90

25,085

349.20

Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17

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

207,365

548.10

6,098

384.70

201,267

553.00

27,409
78,254
101,702

558.50
550.70
543.30

1,014
2,573
2,511

395.50
392.60
372.20

26,395
75,681
99,191

564.70
556.00
547.60
(Continued)

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Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2002—Continued
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Male

Average monthly
Number benefit (dollars)

Female

Average monthly
Number benefit (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Adult children
Total

744,532

550.40

406,641

548.10

337,891

553.20

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

59,460
192,087
492,985

349.00
463.90
608.40

34,375
106,725
265,541

348.90
460.50
609.10

25,085
85,362
227,444

349.20
468.20
607.70

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

69,674
62,280
74,546
97,475
110,756
97,208
232,593

469.60
507.80
539.90
555.20
571.20
581.30
564.60

40,902
35,434
42,223
55,488
62,440
53,996
116,158

469.40
507.80
537.20
552.70
569.40
579.50
563.90

28,772
26,846
32,323
41,987
48,316
43,212
116,435

469.90
507.90
543.60
558.50
573.70
583.70
565.30

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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