Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 30.
Number, selected years 1960–2002
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
2002

1,051,900
1,118,300
1,219,670

610,700
661,900
730,383

38,500
41,100
43,301

263,200
268,800
293,131

74,600
75,700
77,927

27,600
26,500
28,339

7,000
9,800
8,507

21,100
22,300
22,798

9,200
12,200
15,284

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, Tables 6.A1, 6.D4, and 6.D8 for
years before 2000; data for 2000–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; data for
2002 are based on 100 percent data from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
n.a. = not applicable.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 31.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2002
Total

Basis of entitlement and age

Male

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

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

730,383

898.60

394,741

1,021.70

335,642

753.90

27,767
27,879
36,227
54,818
78,560
97,288
131,693
161,580
114,571

446.30
602.50
709.80
768.50
828.60
894.40
959.20
1,011.60
1,024.90

16,395
14,628
18,590
27,999
40,134
49,671
69,441
90,292
67,591

454.20
619.90
737.40
815.50
905.40
1,002.50
1,102.70
1,183.20
1,193.90

11,372
13,251
17,637
26,819
38,426
47,617
62,252
71,288
46,980

434.90
583.30
680.70
719.40
748.40
781.70
799.20
794.40
781.70

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

43,301

229.50

2,019

161.80

41,282

232.80

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

19,329
2,606
3,080
4,206
4,148
2,873
1,558
858

169.40
111.90
128.20
151.90
180.90
210.80
233.10
267.70

928
58
99
197
229
197
90
58

134.70
98.90
114.60
120.40
126.90
164.20
155.00
152.80

18,401
2,548
2,981
4,009
3,919
2,676
1,468
800

171.10
112.20
128.70
153.40
184.00
214.30
237.90
276.00

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

20,381
3,591

273.60
302.90

531
560

169.20
199.60

19,850
3,031

276.40
322.00

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

379,565

240.20

199,840

242.80

179,725

237.40

293,131
54,840
68,753
100,394
69,144

213.40
172.80
186.10
214.80
270.80

150,284
27,910
35,112
51,613
35,649

213.20
171.70
185.50
215.00
270.50

142,847
26,930
33,641
48,781
33,495

213.60
173.80
186.80
214.50
271.20

77,927

333.40

44,611

335.30

33,316

330.80

8,507

309.90

4,945

306.00

3,562

315.50

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

28,339

564.40

1,366

411.40

26,973

572.20

10,624
15,332
2,383

566.00
567.80
535.50

524
728
114

404.20
413.30
432.40

10,100
14,604
2,269

574.40
575.50
540.70
(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 31.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2002—Continued
Total

Basis of entitlement and age

Male

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Female

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Average monthly
benefit a
Number
(dollars)

Adult children
Total

46,589

429.00

26,906

425.40

19,683

434.00

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

8,507
22,798
15,284

309.90
383.60
563.00

4,945
13,033
8,928

306.00
377.40
561.50

3,562
9,765
6,356

315.50
391.90
565.10

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

17,515
6,202
7,357
7,910
5,235
1,450
920

444.30
434.00
432.60
418.10
393.00
394.30
428.20

10,390
3,553
4,165
4,569
2,935
822
472

443.40
432.50
432.90
406.80
383.30
393.70
404.10

7,125
2,649
3,192
3,341
2,300
628
448

445.70
436.00
432.20
433.70
405.40
394.90
453.50

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 32.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2002
Total
Diagnostic group

Number

Workers
Percent

Number

Widow(er)s

Percent

Number

Adult children

Percent

Number

Percent

All disabled beneficiaries
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

805,311

100.0

730,383

100.0

28,339

100.0

46,589

100.0

1,956

0.2

1,113

0.2

42

0.1

801

1.7

24,170
11,402
29,920

3.0
1.4
3.7

21,830
10,966
28,170

3.0
1.5
3.9

2,007
227
707

7.1
0.8
2.5

333
209
1,043

0.7
0.4
2.2

45,030
179,930
71,816

5.6
22.3
8.9

22,352
162,961
70,369

3.1
22.3
9.6

1,095
6,299
1,181

3.9
22.2
4.2

21,583
10,670
266

46.3
22.9
0.6

2,773
88,598
16,459
17,010

0.3
11.0
2.0
2.1

2,491
85,252
15,976
16,412

0.3
11.7
2.2
2.2

46
2,988
386
345

0.2
10.5
1.4
1.2

236
358
97
253

0.5
0.8
0.2
0.5

195,631
70,210
32,307
1,711
2,048
14,340

24.3
8.7
4.0
0.2
0.3
1.8

186,923
62,519
30,591
1,609
1,866
8,983

25.6
8.6
4.2
0.2
0.3
1.2

8,120
2,001
1,618
72
41
1,164

28.7
7.1
5.7
0.3
0.1
4.1

588
5,690
98
30
141
4,193

1.3
12.2
0.2
0.1
0.3
9.0

100.0

1,366

100.0

26,906

100.0

a

a

a

Men
Subtotal
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

423,013

100.0

394,741

995

0.2

575

0.1

a

11,814
8,121
19,267

2.8
1.9
4.6

11,581
7,991
18,457

2.9
2.0
4.7

62
13
62

4.5
1.0
4.5

171
117
748

0.6
0.4
2.8

25,607
84,518
37,552

6.1
20.0
8.9

13,711
77,238
37,342

3.5
19.6
9.5

58
263
46

4.2
19.3
3.4

11,838
7,017
164

44.0
26.1
0.6

1,346
58,748
9,898
10,165

0.3
13.9
2.3
2.4

1,234
58,330
9,817
10,002

0.3
14.8
2.5
2.5

0
224
29
34

0
16.4
2.1
2.5

112
194
52
129

0.4
0.7
0.2
0.5

94,963
35,560
16,260
666
985
6,548

22.4
8.4
3.8
0.2
0.2
1.5

94,362
32,273
16,144
655
913
4,116

23.9
8.2
4.1
0.2
0.2
1.0

327
93
70

23.9
6.8
5.1

274
3,194
46

1.0
11.9
0.2

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

80

5.9

2,352

8.7
(Continued)

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 32.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2002—Continued
Total
Diagnostic group

Number

Workers
Percent

Number

Widow(er)s

Percent

Number

Adult children

Percent

Number

Percent

Women
Subtotal
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

382,298

100.0

335,642

100.0

26,973

100.0

19,683

100.0

961

0.3

538

0.2

a

a

a

a

12,356
3,281
10,653

3.2
0.9
2.8

10,249
2,975
9,713

3.1
0.9
2.9

1,945
214
645

7.2
0.8
2.4

162
92
295

0.8
0.5
1.5

19,423
95,412
34,264

5.1
25.0
9.0

8,641
85,723
33,027

2.6
25.5
9.8

1,037
6,036
1,135

3.8
22.4
4.2

9,745
3,653
102

49.5
18.6
0.5

1,427
29,850
6,561
6,845

0.4
7.8
1.7
1.8

1,257
26,922
6,159
6,410

0.4
8.0
1.8
1.9

46
2,764
357
311

0.2
10.2
1.3
1.2

124
164
45
124

0.6
0.8
0.2
0.6

100,668
34,650
16,047
1,045
1,063
7,792

26.3
9.1
4.2
0.3
0.3
2.0

92,561
30,246
14,447
954
953
4,867

27.6
9.0
4.3
0.3
0.3
1.5

7,793
1,908
1,548

28.9
7.1
5.7

314
2,496
52

1.6
12.7
0.3

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

1,084

4.0

1,841

9.4

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are
potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits due to earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were
for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information of particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 33.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2002
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

730,383

100.0

898.60

28,339

100.0

564.40

46,589

100.0

429.00

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

19,646
1,203
13,503
11,561
65,635

2.7
0.2
1.8
1.6
9.0

876.80
931.40
912.10
854.90
862.80

921
27
409
520
1,986

3.2
0.1
1.4
1.8
7.0

533.60
631.50
603.90
494.90
608.20

1,121
74
605
608
3,878

2.4
0.2
1.3
1.3
8.3

409.10
354.00
484.90
380.40
466.60

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

7,101
7,045
2,258
1,180
39,862

1.0
1.0
0.3
0.2
5.5

914.00
960.10
927.90
818.20
891.20

219
193
59
35
1,512

0.8
0.7
0.2
0.1
5.3

559.70
549.20
563.70
502.90
528.50

372
545
109
66
2,191

0.8
1.2
0.2
0.1
4.7

462.10
416.00
499.00
443.40
413.20

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

21,127
2,272
3,420
28,029
16,580

2.9
0.3
0.5
3.8
2.3

893.70
923.60
877.40
940.60
925.00

960
68
116
994
625

3.4
0.2
0.4
3.5
2.2

518.00
536.80
573.70
591.10
598.70

1,184
157
183
2,033
1,109

2.5
0.3
0.4
4.4
2.4

423.00
434.10
424.60
439.00
447.50

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

6,674
5,765
16,286
13,866
4,829

0.9
0.8
2.2
1.9
0.7

884.90
883.70
868.90
866.50
817.10

206
235
844
831
149

0.7
0.8
3.0
2.9
0.5

547.80
571.20
572.70
595.80
574.10

532
411
901
1,074
257

1.1
0.9
1.9
2.3
0.6

391.20
409.00
413.30
401.40
375.40

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

10,032
16,483
28,495
10,546
10,807

1.4
2.3
3.9
1.4
1.5

943.40
887.10
942.30
909.50
860.00

331
434
1,067
240
619

1.2
1.5
3.8
0.8
2.2

586.40
566.00
641.10
604.50
527.80

503
1,117
1,925
714
725

1.1
2.4
4.1
1.5
1.6

494.70
447.70
466.70
428.70
383.60

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

17,288
2,043
3,749
6,067
3,811

2.4
0.3
0.5
0.8
0.5

896.90
855.60
868.40
936.40
905.60

684
71
112
171
109

2.4
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.4

561.00
631.80
543.80
624.80
526.50

1,076
161
282
183
171

2.3
0.3
0.6
0.4
0.4

416.50
361.60
394.00
453.70
423.50

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

17,734
5,103
44,196
27,092
1,210

2.4
0.7
6.1
3.7
0.2

1,009.90
828.80
970.90
892.50
854.20

561
169
1,588
1,083
56

2.0
0.6
5.6
3.8
0.2

569.00
607.80
578.50
474.50
420.80

1,181
314
3,323
1,406
116

2.5
0.7
7.1
3.0
0.2

480.20
397.80
456.80
412.00
368.80

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

25,669
10,227
8,326
33,593
3,016

3.5
1.4
1.1
4.6
0.4

890.20
871.30
920.90
903.10
847.40

1,179
492
297
1,288
76

4.2
1.7
1.0
4.5
0.3

601.60
568.00
577.20
606.10
533.30

1,889
562
529
2,169
177

4.1
1.2
1.1
4.7
0.4

431.50
442.50
435.10
435.20
411.10

State or area
All areas a

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

(Continued)

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 33.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2002—Continued
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

13,685
1,450
18,976
50,796
3,309

1.9
0.2
2.6
7.0
0.5

902.30
823.40
879.40
879.10
897.40

665
48
998
2,138
102

2.3
0.2
3.5
7.5
0.4

498.60
495.10
515.60
577.90
610.00

782
142
1,126
2,584
280

1.7
0.3
2.4
5.5
0.6

416.60
311.00
410.00
432.90
456.30

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,649
16,918
14,401
8,393
13,359
860

0.2
2.3
2.0
1.1
1.8
0.1

843.70
895.50
929.30
903.90
920.90
902.70

53
701
405
450
387
34

0.2
2.5
1.4
1.6
1.4
0.1

498.50
536.00
595.50
621.10
559.50
569.30

127
1,033
786
520
1,056
75

0.3
2.2
1.7
1.1
2.3
0.2

370.40
434.80
482.10
420.80
407.90
396.80

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

11,236
1,300

1.5
0.2

768.70
617.50

564
111

2.0
0.4

464.80
510.70

968
286

2.1
0.6

309.00
317.90

State or area

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before December cost-of-living increase are converted to December rates before averages are computed.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 34.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1960–2002
Percentage distribution
Year

Number

Average
age

Total,
all ages

Under
30

30–34

35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61

62–FRA

11.5
10.8
10.8

13.1
12.9
13.3

18.1
18.0
18.0

21.3
21.6
22.1

8.7
8.5
8.6

7.6
7.0
7.1

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

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

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

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

All disabled workers
2000
2001
2002

610,700
661,900
730,383

48.9
48.6
48.7

100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
7.8
7.6

4.9
5.3
5.0

8.4
8.0
7.5
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

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

2000
2001
2002

328,700
360,000
394,741

49.1
49.1
49.0

100.0
100.0
100.0

6.8
7.5
7.9

4.6
4.8
4.7

8.3
7.9
7.1

10.7
10.0
10.2

12.7
12.2
12.6

17.6
17.5
17.6

21.1
22.7
22.9

9.1
9.2
9.3

8.9
8.0
7.8

a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 34.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1960–2002—Continued
Percentage distribution
Year

Number

Average
age

Total,
all ages

Under
30

30–34

35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61

62–FRA

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

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

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

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

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

a

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

2000
2001
2002

282,000
301,900
335,642

48.7
48.0
48.3

100.0
100.0
100.0

5.8
8.0
7.3

5.2
5.9
5.3

8.6
8.2
8.0

12.3
11.8
11.4

13.5
13.8
14.2

18.7
18.5
18.5

21.6
20.2
21.2

8.1
7.7
7.7

6.1
5.9
6.3

a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C2 for years before 2000;
data for 1985–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; data for 2002 are based on 100
percent data from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Age in year of award for 1960–1984. Age in month of award for 1985–2002.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Combined data for men and women are not available before 2000.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Ages 30–34 were grouped with ages 35–39 before 1996.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 35.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2002

Year

Total

Congenital
anomalies

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Infectious
metabolic and parasitic
diseases
diseases a

Mental disorders b
Injuries

Total

Retardation

Other

Neoplasms

Number
1960
1961
1962
1963

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

865
1,637
2,026
1,646

5,406
7,070
9,383
7,563

10,903
15,153
15,271
10,859

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6,496

17,287
26,864
37,315
24,526

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

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

17,739
23,103
27,632
25,042

1967
1968
1969

310,947
330,783
344,741

n.a.
2,670
3,004

10,743
11,359
12,169

10,945
10,360
9,828

19,815
25,319
28,473

35,344
41,894
43,225

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

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

33,358
36,560
35,740

1970
1971
1972
1973

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

3,597
4,365
4,033
5,276

13,141
15,823
17,352
18,131

8,760
8,524
8,627
7,957

28,231
31,810
31,728
30,418

38,406
42,687
45,253
47,014

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

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

36,095
39,629
43,667
50,644

1975
1976
1977
1978

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

6,576
5,817
6,681
5,850

23,176
20,966
21,725
16,855

7,579
6,049
5,807
4,512

32,341
29,848
31,942
27,490

67,213
63,667
70,825
54,329

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

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

59,852
57,656
59,833
54,878

1981
1982
1983
1984

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

3,118
2,432
2,827
2,439

14,768
13,187
14,904
14,418

2,596
2,312
6,730
3,185

20,868
16,617
15,646
16,189

36,318
31,531
50,633
64,078

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

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

56,410
50,999
52,379
59,104

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

2,480
1,953
787
550
534

16,976
21,260
21,114
14,513
14,279

2,985
2,736
4,676
2,802
3,773

16,558
3,629
20,889
21,022
21,531

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.

55,120
53,176
55,339
53,944
60,352

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

511
575
619
543
602

16,255
19,931
29,904
30,862
31,532

22,023
28,245
39,253
37,450
36,087

22,315
24,129
25,042
23,206
22,560

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.

65,939
69,244
77,175
80,266
89,231

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

722
777
654
676
645

33,370
33,832
33,807
36,373
36,975

27,993
23,324
15,327
12,680
11,743

27,566
27,616
25,930
25,926
25,925

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

64,401
63,321
62,279
63,973
65,681

2000
2001
2002

610,700
661,900
730,383

700

17,100
19,500
21,830

10,700
11,200
10,966

28,700
25,400
28,169

143,200
168,600
185,313

17,600
22,500
22,352

125,600
146,100
162,961

63,600
62,000
70,369

d

1,113

(Continued)

94 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 35.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2002—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

Nervous
Musculoskeletal
system
system and and sense
connective tissue
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other

Unknown c

Number
1960
1961
1962
1963

442
566
739
597

55,855
71,860
82,015
66,468

3,575
4,300
5,922
4,437

1,077
1,608
2,040
1,725

17,124
23,241
33,751
21,744

32,105
44,709
45,261
32,712

16,489
20,030
23,408
19,107

463
794
1,177
719

89
125
494
588

28,386
38,698
n.a.
n.a.

1967
1968
1969

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

81,507
80,906
105,760

7,627
7,806
8,719

n.a.
2,926
2,717

41,090
43,677
47,357

38,278
41,758
21,967

24,646
22,635
23,265

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

7,594
2,913
2,517

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

1970
1971
1972
1973

n.a.
1,043
1,155
1,347

108,906
131,854
146,684
158,202

9,051
11,629
13,369
14,614

2,912
3,501
4,304
4,810

52,086
66,558
75,923
85,431

22,575
26,442
28,216
31,139

24,254
30,103
33,038
34,656

n.a.
1,667
1,756
1,854

2,370
262
293
283

n.a.
n.a.
40
n.a.

1975
1976
1977
1978

1,491
2,039
1,516
1,236

177,311
165,182
167,801
134,634

17,474
15,194
15,342
12,407

5,719
4,907
5,271
4,719

110,637
105,907
107,840
86,921

39,960
36,156
36,751
29,314

39,485
35,210
35,002
28,005

2,306
2,532
1,766
2,017

929
330
772
1,248

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

1981
1982
1983
1984

942
808
958
904

85,994
74,242
68,352
70,891

7,363
6,067
5,272
5,895

6,230
3,165
6,489
3,441

58,639
48,985
41,782
45,826

28,516
26,886
26,203
28,201

21,520
19,766
17,978
18,891

1,345
998
848
983

616
536

6,604
n.a.

d

d

776

21,919

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

890
1,186
1,205
1,419
1,524

72,764
73,226
76,758
72,224
70,235

5,626
6,262
6,122
6,388
6,803

3,348
3,099
5,801
7,131
9,010

49,214
54,560
63,807
68,623
71,419

28,733
30,328
35,206
34,443
34,756

20,213
23,449
22,978
23,073
21,400

1,110
1,075
1,173
785
828

992
n.a.
n.a.
16,817
20,638

31,752
16,943
18,752
n.a.
n.a.

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,734
1,904
2,277
2,075
2,066

73,585
78,339
89,818
88,623
86,645

7,431
8,648
9,872
10,026
10,520

10,294
10,874
12,763
13,390
15,531

74,501
92,469
96,895
94,255
84,705

37,737
41,551
46,952
45,742
47,820

22,158
23,798
27,264
27,494
30,958

866
1,021
1,070
1,118
1,116

7,455
9,522
13,640
14,143
15,794

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,006
1,836
1,815
1,801
1,911

83,065
81,209
76,531
76,698
74,755

11,167
11,530
11,310
12,413
13,389

11,956
12,206
12,151
13,118
13,842

141,306
142,776
135,430
141,847
146,754

46,477
45,960
45,496
47,517
49,869

28,831
27,983
26,483
27,148
26,981

1,643
1,588
1,473
1,466
1,416

14,746
18,274
14,436
13,744
10,252

2,496
2,590
1,677
1,500
1,441

2000
2001
2002

1,500
2,200
2,491

75,400
82,500
85,252

12,700
15,600
15,976

14,900
16,300
16,412

153,600
162,100
186,923

50,100
54,600
62,519

26,200
28,300
30,591

1,700

9,300
10,000
1,866

1,300
1,800
8,984

d

1,609

(Continued)
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3 for years before 2000;
data for 2000–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; data for 2002 are based on 100
percent data from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 35.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2002—Continued

Year

Total

Congenital
anomalies

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders b
Injuries

Total

Retardation

Other

Neoplasms

Percent
1960
1961
1962
1963

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.6
0.7
0.7

2.6
2.5
3.3
3.4

5.2
5.4
5.3
4.8

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

8.3
9.6
13.0
10.9

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

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

8.5
8.3
9.6
11.2

1967
1968
1969

100.0
100.0
100.0

n.a.
0.8
0.9

3.5
3.4
3.5

3.5
3.1
2.9

6.4
7.7
8.3

11.4
12.7
12.5

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

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

10.7
11.1
10.4

1970
1971
1972
1973

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.0
1.0
0.9
1.1

3.8
3.8
3.8
3.7

2.5
2.0
1.9
1.6

8.1
7.6
7.0
6.2

11.0
10.3
9.9
9.6

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

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

10.3
9.5
9.6
10.3

1975
1976
1977
1978

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.1
1.1
1.2
1.3

3.9
3.8
3.8
3.6

1.3
1.1
1.0
1.0

5.5
5.4
5.6
5.9

11.4
11.5
12.5
11.7

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

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

10.1
10.5
10.5
11.8

1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.9
0.8
0.9
0.7

4.2
4.4
4.8
4.0

0.7
0.8
2.2
0.9

5.9
5.6
5.0
4.5

10.3
10.6
16.3
17.9

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

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

16.0
17.1
16.8
16.5

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
0.5
0.2
0.1
0.1

4.5
5.1
5.1
3.5
3.4

0.8
0.7
1.1
0.7
0.9

4.4
0.9
5.0
5.1
5.1

18.2
29.7
19.5
20.9
20.8

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

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

14.6
12.8
13.3
13.2
14.2

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.5
3.7
4.7
4.9
5.0

4.7
5.3
6.2
5.9
5.7

4.8
4.5
3.9
3.7
3.6

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.

14.1
12.9
12.1
12.6
14.1

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

5.2
5.4
5.8
6.0
6.0

4.3
3.7
2.6
2.1
1.9

4.3
4.4
4.4
4.3
4.2

22.9
21.1
20.9
21.6
22.4

2.6
2.3
2.2
2.4
2.7

20.3
18.9
18.7
19.2
19.7

10.0
10.1
10.6
10.5
10.6

2000
2001
2002

100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1

2.8
2.9
3.0

1.8
1.7
1.5

4.7
3.8
3.9

23.4
25.5
25.4

2.9
3.4
3.1

20.6
22.1
22.3

10.4
9.4
9.6

d

0.2

(Continued)
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Data for 1964–1966 are not available. Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of
the diagnosis of cases allowed at the initial disability determination level.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are
potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits due to earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were
for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
n.a. = not available.

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Table 35.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2002—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

Nervous
Musculoskeletal
system
system and and sense
connective tissue
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other

Unknown c

Percent
1960
1961
1962
1963

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

26.9
25.7
28.6
29.6

1.7
1.5
2.1
2.0

0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8

8.2
8.3
11.8
9.7

15.4
16.0
15.8
14.6

7.9
7.2
8.2
8.5

0.2
0.3
0.4
0.3

0
0
0.2
0.3

13.7
13.8
n.a.
n.a.

1967
1968
1969

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

26.2
24.5
30.7

2.5
2.4
2.5

n.a.
0.9
0.8

13.2
13.2
13.7

12.3
12.6
6.4

7.9
6.8
6.7

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

2.4
0.9
0.7

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

1970
1971
1972
1973

n.a.
0.3
0.3
0.3

31.1
31.7
32.2
32.2

2.6
2.8
2.9
3.0

0.8
0.8
0.9
1.0

14.9
16.0
16.7
17.4

6.4
6.4
6.2
6.3

6.9
7.2
7.3
7.0

n.a.
0.4
0.4
0.4

0.7
0.1
0.1
0.1

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

1975
1976
1977
1978

0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3

29.9
30.0
29.5
29.0

3.0
2.8
2.7
2.7

1.0
0.9
0.9
1.0

18.7
19.2
19.0
18.7

6.7
6.6
6.5
6.3

6.7
6.4
6.2
6.0

0.4
0.5
0.3
0.4

0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3

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

1981
1982
1983
1984

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

24.4
24.9
21.9
19.8

2.1
2.0
1.7
1.7

1.8
1.1
2.1
1.0

16.7
16.4
13.4
12.8

8.1
9.0
8.4
7.9

6.1
6.6
5.8
5.3

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3

0.2
0.2

1.9
n.a.

d

d

0.2

6.1

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4

19.3
17.6
18.5
17.6
16.5

1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6

0.9
0.7
1.4
1.7
2.1

13.0
13.1
15.3
16.8
16.8

7.6
7.3
8.5
8.4
8.2

5.4
5.6
5.5
5.6
5.0

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2

0.3
n.a.
n.a.
4.1
4.8

8.4
4.1
4.5
n.a.
n.a.

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3

15.7
14.6
14.1
14.0
13.7

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7

2.2
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.5

15.9
17.2
15.2
14.8
13.4

8.1
7.7
7.4
7.2
7.6

4.7
4.4
4.3
4.3
4.9

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.8
2.1
2.2
2.5

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

12.9
13.0
13.0
12.6
12.0

1.7
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.2

1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.2

21.9
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.6

7.2
7.4
7.7
7.8
8.0

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.3

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2

2.3
2.9
2.5
2.3
1.7

0.4
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2

2000
2001
2002

0.2
0.3
0.3

12.3
12.5
11.7

2.1
2.4
2.2

2.4
2.5
2.2

25.2
24.5
25.6

8.2
8.2
8.6

4.3
4.3
4.2

0.3

1.5
1.5
0.3

0.2
0.3
1.2

d

0.2

e

a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in Infectious and parasitic diseases. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c.

Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to the Unknown group.

d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
e. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Table 36.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002

Year

Total

Congenital
anomalies

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Infectious
metabolic and parasitic
diseases
diseases a

Mental disorders b
Injuries

Total

Retardation

Other

Neoplasms

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

3,712
1,945
1,579
1,429
1,375

6,511
5,188
4,739
5,630
5,750

3,357
1,209
1,096
3,759
1,528

17,945
13,327
11,088
10,036
9,535

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.

15,588
15,017
14,581
14,827
16,173

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

158,152
188,355
184,481
183,017
189,708

1,438
1,202
498
326
311

7,534
10,816
12,405
5,848
6,088

1,510
1,534
3,262
1,383
2,497

10,357
1,882
13,064
12,590
12,761

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.

16,857
16,318
17,595
16,859
19,298

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

317
384
404
350
384

7,190
8,949
15,349
15,550
15,107

19,290
24,838
34,766
33,072
31,210

12,929
13,892
13,691
12,690
11,563

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.

21,597
23,162
26,485
27,841
30,791

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

472
513
435
462
370

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002

269,800
296,800
322,539

d

6,000
7,300
7,875

6,900
8,900
7,677

16,200
12,900
13,952

98,300
118,700
128,791

14,400
20,200
19,544

83,900
98,500
109,247

21,100
20,600
23,725

d

796

(Continued)

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Table 36.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

Nervous
Musculoskeletal
system
system and and sense
connective tissue
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other

Unknown c

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

748
516
416
457
537

30,293
15,278
14,309
13,589
13,508

5,856
3,000
2,761
2,292
2,304

2,534
3,314
1,740
2,540
1,711

30,635
21,076
17,889
14,158
14,295

17,326
14,478
13,882
13,456
14,041

5,459
3,189
2,757
2,434
2,463

954
687
538
486
475

456

n.a.

d

d

250

n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

472
688
739
867
946

13,650
13,946
16,518
15,535
14,224

2,756
3,020
2,764
3,158
3,311

1,791
1,684
3,005
4,257
5,364

15,060
17,148
20,519
23,285
22,628

14,724
16,295
19,057
18,364
18,896

2,771
3,043
3,535
3,771
3,464

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,094
1,218
1,478
1,342
1,278

15,157
16,559
18,775
19,040
16,949

3,693
4,403
5,182
5,328
5,537

6,171
6,437
7,595
7,812
8,840

22,068
29,444
26,347
26,920
17,918

20,627
22,795
26,120
24,901
25,350

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002

d

15,900
16,900
18,348

6,900
7,600
7,999

8,500
9,900
8,649

51,900
50,400
58,796

d

1,481

d

d

270

13,147

485
537
659
457
404

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
13,035
15,424

19,434
10,421
11,891
n.a.
n.a.

3,538
4,073
4,599
4,664
4,929

428
524
573
593
572

3,381
4,425
6,202
5,930
5,747

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

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

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

899
945
826
851
783

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

1,823
n.a.
1,388
1,230
289

25,000
29,900
31,571

5,400
5,200
6,221

d

4,700
4,600
945

n.a.
1,000
4,836

d

877

(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 36.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002—Continued

Year

Total

Congenital
anomalies

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders b
Injuries

Total

Retardation

Other

Neoplasms

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.0
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.0

3.5
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.1

1.8
1.0
1.0
3.1
1.1

9.8
10.8
10.1
8.3
6.8

23.0
20.0
19.8
29.3
31.0

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

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

8.5
12.2
13.3
12.3
11.5

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.9
0.6
0.3
0.2
0.2

4.8
5.7
6.7
3.2
3.2

1.0
0.8
1.8
0.8
1.3

6.5
1.0
7.1
6.9
6.7

31.2
47.7
32.0
34.6
33.8

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

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

10.7
8.7
9.5
9.2
10.2

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.3
3.5
4.9
5.0
5.2

9.0
9.7
11.1
10.6
10.7

6.0
5.4
4.4
4.1
3.9

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.

10.0
9.1
8.5
8.9
10.5

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

4.8
5.1
5.5
5.8
5.9

7.7
6.7
4.7
3.6
3.3

5.0
5.3
5.4
5.2
5.2

35.2
32.3
32.3
33.0
33.4

4.4
4.0
4.0
4.3
3.6

30.7
28.4
28.2
28.6
29.8

7.2
7.5
8.0
8.1
8.5

2000
2001
2002

100.0
100.0
100.0

d

2.2
2.5
2.4

2.6
3.0
2.4

6.0
4.3
4.3

36.5
40.0
39.9

5.4
6.8
6.1

31.2
33.2
33.9

7.8
6.9
7.4

d

0.2

(Continued)

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Table 36.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

Nervous
Musculoskeletal
system
system and and sense
connective tissue
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other

Unknown c

0.2

n.a.

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

16.5
12.4
13.1
11.3
9.6

3.2
2.4
2.5
1.9
1.6

1.4
2.7
1.6
2.1
1.2

16.7
17.1
16.4
11.7
10.2

9.4
11.8
12.7
11.2
10.0

3.0
2.6
2.5
2.0
1.7

0.5
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3

d

d

0.2

n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5

8.6
7.4
9.0
8.5
7.5

1.7
1.6
1.5
1.7
1.7

1.1
0.9
1.6
2.3
2.8

9.5
9.1
11.1
12.7
11.9

9.3
8.7
10.3
10.0
10.0

1.8
1.6
1.9
2.1
1.8

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

0.5
0.5
0.5
0.4
0.4

7.0
6.5
6.0
6.1
5.8

1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.9

2.9
2.5
2.4
2.5
3.0

10.2
11.5
8.4
8.6
6.1

9.6
8.9
8.3
8.0
8.7

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

5.7
6.0
6.2
6.1
5.8

2.0
2.1
2.3
2.4
2.7

2.2
2.3
2.5
2.6
2.8

16.7
18.4
18.4
18.5
19.0

2000
2001
2002

d

5.9
5.7
5.7

2.6
2.6
2.5

3.2
3.3
2.7

19.3
17.0
18.2

d

0.5

d

d

0.2

9.3

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.2

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.1
8.1

12.3
5.5
6.4
n.a.
n.a.

1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.7

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.7
2.0
1.9
2.0

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

8.0
8.3
8.9
8.9
9.0

1.8
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.8

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

2.2
3.1
2.5
2.6
1.7

0.6
n.a.
0.5
0.5
0.1

9.3
10.1
9.8

2.0
1.8
1.9

d

1.7
1.6
0.3

n.a.
0.3
1.5

d

0.3

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3 for years before 2000;
data for 2000–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; data for 2002 are based on 100
percent data from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the
initial disability determination level.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are
potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits due to earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were
for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
n.a. = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in Infectious and parasitic diseases. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to the Unknown group.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002

Year

Total

Congenital
anomalies

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Infectious
metabolic and parasitic
diseases
diseases a

Mental disorders b
Injuries

Total

Retardation

Other

Neoplasms

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

2,864
1,173
853
1,398
1,064

16,665
9,580
8,448
9,274
8,668

4,222
1,387
1,216
2,971
1,657

14,396
7,541
5,529
5,610
6,654

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.

44,264
41,393
36,418
37,552
42,931

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

219,219
228,510
231,367
226,473
235,874

1,042
751
289
224
223

9,442
10,444
8,709
8,665
8,191

1,475
1,202
1,414
1,419
1,276

6,201
1,747
7,825
8,432
8,770

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.

38,263
36,858
37,744
37,085
41,054

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

194
191
215
193
218

9,065
10,982
14,555
15,312
16,425

2,733
3,407
4,487
4,378
4,877

9,386
10,237
11,351
10,516
10,997

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.

44,342
46,082
50,690
52,425
58,440

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

250
264
219
214
275

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002

340,900
365,100
407,844

d

11,100
12,200
13,955

3,800
2,300
3,289

12,500
12,500
14,217

44,900
49,900
56,522

3,200
2,300
2,808

41,700
47,600
53,714

42,500
41,400
46,644

d

317

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

Nervous
Musculoskeletal
system
system and and sense
connective tissue
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other

Unknown c

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

743
426
392
501
367

147,018
70,716
59,933
54,763
57,383

11,618
4,363
3,306
2,980
3,591

3,185
2,916
1,425
3,949
1,730

80,002
37,563
31,096
27,624
31,531

22,634
14,038
13,004
12,747
14,160

34,026
18,331
17,009
15,544
16,428

1,352
658
460
362
508

473

n.a.

d

d

287

n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

418
498
466
552
578

59,114
59,280
60,240
56,689
56,011

2,870
3,242
3,358
3,230
3,492

1,557
1,415
2,796
2,874
3,646

34,154
37,412
43,288
45,338
48,791

14,009
14,033
16,149
16,079
15,860

17,442
20,406
19,443
19,302
17,936

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

640
686
799
733
788

58,428
61,780
71,043
69,583
69,696

3,738
4,245
4,690
4,698
4,983

4,123
4,437
5,168
5,578
6,691

52,433
63,025
70,548
67,335
66,787

17,110
18,756
20,832
20,841
22,470

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

756
718
762
729
880

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002

d

59,500
65,600
66,904

5,800
8,000
7,977

6,400
6,400
7,763

101,700
111,700
128,127

d

1,010

d

d

506

8,772

625
538
514
328
424

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3,782
5,216

13,310
6,522
6,861
n.a.
n.a.

18,620
19,725
22,665
22,830
26,029

438
497
497
525
544

4,074
5,097
7,438
8,213
10,047

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

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

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

744
643
647
615
633

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

n.a.
n.a.
289
290
1,152

25,100
24,700
30,948

20,800
23,100
24,370

d

4,600
5,400
921

600
800
4,148

d

732

(Continued)

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002—Continued

Year

Total

Congenital
anomalies

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders b
Injuries

Total

Retardation

Other

Neoplasms

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.5

4.1
4.3
4.5
4.9
4.0

1.0
0.6
0.6
1.6
0.8

3.5
3.4
2.9
2.9
3.1

6.1
5.3
5.2
8.0
9.4

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

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

10.8
18.6
19.2
19.7
19.8

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.5
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1

4.3
4.6
3.8
3.8
3.5

0.7
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.5

2.8
0.8
3.4
3.7
3.7

8.8
14.9
9.6
9.9
10.3

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

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

17.5
16.1
16.3
16.4
17.4

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.6
3.9
4.5
4.7
4.8

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.4

3.7
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.2

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.

17.6
16.4
15.7
16.2
17.2

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

5.5
5.7
5.9
6.1
6.0

1.3
1.1
0.9
0.9
0.9

3.6
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.5

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

12.5
12.5
12.7
12.5
12.1

2000
2001
2002

100.0
100.0
100.0

d

3.3
3.3
3.4

1.1
0.6
0.8

3.7
3.4
3.5

13.2
13.7
13.9

0.9
0.6
0.7

12.2
13.0
13.2

12.5
11.3
11.4

d

0.1

(Continued)

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2002—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Genitourinary
system

Nervous
Musculoskeletal
system
system and and sense
connective tissue
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other

Unknown c

0.1

n.a.

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

36.0
31.8
31.7
28.7
26.5

2.8
2.0
1.7
1.6
1.7

0.8
1.3
0.8
2.1
0.8

19.6
16.9
16.4
14.5
14.6

5.5
6.3
6.9
6.7
6.5

8.3
8.3
9.0
8.1
7.6

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2

d

d

0.2

n.a.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

27.0
25.9
26.0
25.0
23.7

1.3
1.4
1.5
1.4
1.5

0.7
0.6
1.2
1.3
1.5

15.6
16.4
18.7
20.0
20.7

6.4
6.1
7.0
7.1
6.7

8.0
8.9
8.4
8.5
7.6

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

23.1
22.0
22.0
21.6
20.6

1.5
1.5
1.4
1.5
1.5

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7
2.0

20.8
22.4
21.8
20.9
19.7

6.8
6.7
6.4
6.5
6.6

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

19.5
19.3
18.7
17.9
16.5

1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8

1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.8

26.6
26.9
26.9
27.3
27.0

2000
2001
2002

d

17.5
18.0
16.4

1.7
2.2
2.0

1.9
1.8
1.9

29.8
30.6
31.4

d

0.2

d

d

0.2

4.1

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1.7
2.2

6.1
2.9
3.0
n.a.
n.a.

7.4
7.0
7.0
7.1
7.7

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.8
2.3
2.5
3.0

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

6.4
6.5
6.8
6.9
7.3

6.9
6.7
6.6
6.5
6.2

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.5
2.7
2.4
2.0
1.6

n.a.
n.a.
0.1
0.1
0.3

7.4
6.8
7.6

6.1
6.3
6.0

d

1.3
1.5
0.2

0.2
0.2
1.0

d

0.2

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3 for years before 2000;
data for 2000–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; data for 2002 are based on 100
percent data from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the
initial disability determination level.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are
potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits due to earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were
for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
n.a. = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in Infectious and parasitic diseases. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to the Unknown group.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002 ♦ 105

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 38.
Average primary insurance amount and average monthly benefit, by sex, selected years 1960–2002
(in dollars)
Average primary insurance amount
Year

Average monthly benefit

All disabled workers

Men

Women

All disabled workers

Men

Women

1960
1965 (Jan.–Aug.)
1965 (Sept.–Dec.)
1970
1975
1980

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

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

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

91.20
93.30
101.30
139.80
241.20
406.30

94.00
97.90
106.50
148.40
263.80
449.40

78.90
80.30
86.80
115.70
190.90
308.50

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

475.60
473.80
506.00
297.40
562.10

530.40
531.50
573.20
321.20
634.40

363.70
357.40
381.60
263.50
429.90

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

594.20
605.50
621.90
639.80
672.80

667.90
685.20
699.80
720.10
757.70

465.80
470.60
494.20
507.70
535.00

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

n.a.
734.00
752.00
771.30
813.20

n.a.
836.40
855.40
879.50
922.30

n.a.
595.70
623.50
639.50
674.70

687.70
709.10
728.10
746.30
787.80

786.90
807.90
824.00
846.80
890.70

549.00
575.60
608.80
623.80
657.10

2000
2001
2002

856.80
891.60
923.90

975.30
1,019.60
1,053.00

718.70
739.00
772.10

833.70
867.70
898.60

947.70
989.30
1,021.70

700.90
722.60
753.90

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.A4 for years before 2000;
data for 1985–2000 are based on a 1 percent sample from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; data for 2002 are based on 100
percent data from the Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
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 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 39.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2002
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
Total

730,383 91,873 230,666 407,844 394,741 49,613 117,804 227,324 335,642 42,260 112,862 180,520

Congenital anomalies
1,113
490
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
21,830 1,654
Infectious and parasitic
diseases
10,966 1,848
Injuries
28,169 4,633
Mental disorders
Retardation
22,352 12,644
Other
162,961 39,279
Neoplasms
70,369 4,080
Diseases of the—
Blood and bloodforming organs
2,491
752
Circulatory system
85,252 2,214
Digestive system
15,976 1,158
Genitourinary system
16,412 2,541
Musculoskeletal
system and
connective tissue
186,923 7,610
Nervous system and
sense organs
62,519 10,344
Respiratory system
30,591
773
Skin and subcutaneous
tissue
1,609
238
Other
1,866
252
Unknown
8,984 1,363

306

317

575

254

154

167

538

236

152

150

6,221

13,955

11,581

779

3,197

7,605

10,249

875

3,024

6,350

5,829
9,319

3,289
14,217

7,991
18,457

1,336
3,310

4,505
6,164

2,150
8,983

2,975
9,712

512
1,323

1,324
3,155

1,139
5,234

6,900
69,968
19,645

2,808
53,714
46,644

13,711 7,633
77,238 20,618
37,342 2,128

4,320
30,906
9,342

1,758
25,714
25,872

8,641
5,011
85,723 18,661
33,027 1,952

2,580
39,062
10,303

1,050
28,000
20,772

729
16,134
6,841
6,108

1,010
66,904
7,977
7,763

1,234
58,330
9,817
10,002

328
1,267
517
1,417

364
10,186
4,244
3,803

542
46,877
5,056
4,782

1,257
26,922
6,159
6,410

424
947
641
1,124

365
5,948
2,597
2,305

468
20,027
2,921
2,981

51,186 128,127

94,362

3,527

25,925

64,910

92,561

4,083

25,261

63,217

21,227
5,448

30,948
24,370

32,273
16,144

5,328
282

10,280
2,386

16,665
13,476

30,246
14,447

5,016
491

10,947
3,062

14,283
10,894

639
693
3,473

732
921
4,148

655
913
4,116

80
138
671

265
319
1,444

310
456
2,001

954
953
4,868

158
114
692

374
374
2,029

422
465
2,147

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002 ♦ 107

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 39.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2002—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
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic
diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and bloodforming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal
system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and
sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous
tissue
Other
Unknown

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.2

0.5

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.5

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.6

0.1

0.1

3.0

1.8

2.7

3.4

2.9

1.6

2.7

3.3

3.1

2.1

2.7

3.5

1.5
3.9

2.0
5.0

2.5
4.0

0.8
3.5

2.0
4.7

2.7
6.7

3.8
5.2

0.9
4.0

0.9
2.9

1.2
3.1

1.2
2.8

0.6
2.9

3.1
22.3
9.6

13.8
42.8
4.4

3.0
30.3
8.5

0.7
13.2
11.4

3.5
19.6
9.5

15.4
41.6
4.3

3.7
26.2
7.9

0.8
11.3
11.4

2.6
25.5
9.8

11.9
44.2
4.6

2.3
34.6
9.1

0.6
15.5
11.5

0.3
11.7
2.2
2.2

0.8
2.4
1.3
2.8

0.3
7.0
3.0
2.6

0.2
16.4
2.0
1.9

0.3
14.8
2.5
2.5

0.7
2.6
1.0
2.9

0.3
8.6
3.6
3.2

0.2
20.6
2.2
2.1

0.4
8.0
1.8
1.9

1.0
2.2
1.5
2.7

0.3
5.3
2.3
2.0

0.3
11.1
1.6
1.7

25.6

8.3

22.2

31.4

23.9

7.1

22.0

28.6

27.6

9.7

22.4

35.0

8.6
4.2

11.3
0.8

9.2
2.4

7.6
6.0

8.2
4.1

10.7
0.6

8.7
2.0

7.3
5.9

9.0
4.3

11.9
1.2

9.7
2.7

7.9
6.0

0.2
0.3
1.2

0.3
0.3
1.5

0.3
0.3
1.5

0.2
0.2
1.0

0.2
0.2
1.0

0.2
0.3
1.4

0.2
0.3
1.2

0.1
0.2
0.9

0.3
0.3
1.5

0.4
0.3
1.6

0.3
0.3
1.8

0.2
0.3
1.2

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are
potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits due to earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were
for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

108 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 40.
Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2002
All disabled workers
Monthly benefit (dollars)

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

730,383

100.0

394,741

100.0

335,642

100.0

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

6,124
12,314
26,828
31,201
34,247

0.8
1.7
3.7
4.3
4.7

3,362
4,807
10,160
11,316
12,455

0.9
1.2
2.6
2.9
3.2

2,762
7,507
16,668
19,885
21,792

0.8
2.2
5.0
5.9
6.5

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

72,912
80,449
72,576
65,654
57,514

10.0
11.0
9.9
9.0
7.9

25,799
31,391
31,713
32,464
31,353

6.5
8.0
8.0
8.2
7.9

47,113
49,058
40,863
33,190
26,161

14.0
14.6
12.2
9.9
7.8

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

49,123
42,305
36,090
30,570
34,118

6.7
5.8
4.9
4.2
4.7

29,796
28,109
25,635
22,706
26,591

7.5
7.1
6.5
5.8
6.7

19,327
14,196
10,455
7,864
7,527

5.8
4.2
3.1
2.3
2.2

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00 or more

36,059
42,299

4.9
5.8

29,783
37,301

7.5
9.4

6,276
4,998

1.9
1.5

Total

Average benefit (dollars)

898.60

1,021.70

753.90

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5422 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002 ♦ 109

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 41.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit,
by family composition, 2002

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

Number of
families

Average primary
Number of insurance amount
beneficiaries
(dollars)

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

308,978
279,711

308,978
279,711

1,049.60
768.30

1,019.30
750.10

10.7
22.3

66,431
54,542

175,884
143,609

1,042.40
789.40

1,472.50
1,068.20

88.1
92.0

66,636
37,322
17,015

133,272
111,966
74,255

945.30
924.20
871.20

1,312.10
1,290.40
1,204.10

89.4
90.8
89.7

6,082

12,187

1,312.90

1,585.30

9.5

136
5,042
5,175
3,685

449
15,126
20,700
20,354

1,236.00
1,087.80
1,057.70
1,002.80

1,920.80
1,569.30
1,504.70
1,408.70

62.5
86.5
86.8
82.8

Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older b
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more
children
Spouse and 1 child
Spouse and 2 children
Spouse and 3 or more children

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
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.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
b. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

110 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 42.
Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2002
Family composition

Total,
all ages

Under 30

30–34

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

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 b

588,689

44,413

21,332

30,832

49,587

73,405

113,996

149,628

105,496

6,218
13,902

0
834

0
1,409

0
2,215

6
2,816

40
2,493

164
2,083

1,070
1,458

4,938
594

66,636
37,322
17,015

5,468
3,288
1,604

5,034
5,071
3,327

8,433
8,471
4,783

13,324
9,010
3,714

13,447
5,853
1,945

10,959
3,429
984

7,143
1,687
515

2,828
513
143

216,934

36,702

19,709

29,076

35,397

31,744

28,385

24,214

11,707

Percent
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 b

100.0

7.5

3.6

5.2

8.4

12.5

19.4

25.4

17.9

100.0
100.0

0
6.0

0
10.1

0
15.9

0.1
20.3

0.6
17.9

2.6
15.0

17.2
10.5

79.4
4.3

100.0
100.0
100.0

8.2
8.8
9.4

7.6
13.6
19.6

12.7
22.7
28.1

20.0
24.1
21.8

20.2
15.7
11.4

16.4
9.2
5.8

10.7
4.5
3.0

4.2
1.4
0.8

29.7

66.0

54.5

53.1

45.1

32.7

21.6

15.0

10.2

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
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.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouse aged 62 or older with children.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002 ♦ 111

Payments Withheld
Table 43.
Number, by reason for withholding payment, December 2002
Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents
Reason
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

545,605

104,989

57,557

207,437

6,435

4,033

18,584

86,299

60,271

17,734

8,737

411

6,117

142

238

281

318

1,490

8,300

5,273

226

2,240

11

18

159

73

300

13,605

5,682

780

6,328

101

248

115

84

267

7,871
4,098
44,295
40,620
11,286
32,432

1,973
1,405
29,501
32,017
n.a.
n.a.

555
8
1,034
296
11,281
32,347

5,160
1,701
11,795
373
n.a.

100
5
83
33
n.a.

n.a.
26
134
120
5

74
84
639
1,302
n.a.

n.a.
147
340
1,158
n.a.

n.a.
722
769
5,321
n.a.

a

a

a

a

a

a

126

n.a.

5

a

a

a

a

112

a

2,233
316,845
46,160

n.a.
n.a.
20,401

1,713
7,321
1,580

n.a.
155,647
17,997

n.a.
5,672
277

520
2,260
460

n.a.
14,107
1,822

n.a.
82,997
1,066

n.a.
48,841
2,557

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

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers
workers

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with payments withheld in December 2002 regardless of when their payments
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 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

112 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

Benefits Terminated
Table 44.
Number and rate, 1960–2002
Total

Disabled workers

Disabled widow(er)s

Disabled adult children

Year

Number

Rate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33
34
37
38
41

2000
2001
2002

493,651
513,472
535,465

86
83
82

460,351
459,073
479,364

91
87
87

n.a.
21,411
21,379

n.a.
105
103

33,300
32,988
34,722

46
45
47

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, 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 for 2000 data; Annual Termination file for 2000 data; Disabled Beneficiaries and
Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file for data beginning with 2001.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current payment status.
n.a. = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Benefits Terminated
Table 45.
Number, by reason for termination, 2002
Disabled adult children of—

Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents

Reason for termination
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 a
Medical improvement b
Work above substantial
gainful activity d
Miscellaneous reasons e
Student no longer attending
school
Other

Children
under age
Spouses
18

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

Retired Deceased
workers
workers

All
beneficiaries

Workers

962,268

479,364

53,590

282,771

90,442

21,379

10,182

6,463

18,077

206,837

180,602

1,372

952

66

6,797

557

3,106

13,385

36,066

n.a.

6,760

26,530

1,152

n.a.

1,617

7

n.a.

172,704
13,275
256,033
12,788

n.a.
n.a.
225,674
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
18,326
n.a.

172,704
n.a.
7,044
n.a.

n.a.
13,275
415
n.a.

n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
12,788

n.a.
n.a.
4,574
n.a.

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

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

17,033

n.a.

17,033

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

9,684

n.a.

2,534

4,715

270

56

364

264

1,481

4,111

n.a.

1,503

846

35

615

306

532

274

112,607
17,918

62,788
17,866

2,806

40,906

388

912

2,712

c

c

264
52

1,831

c

c

c

c

29,308
15,826

29,165
15,757

c

c

c

c

c

c

c

143
69

c

c

c

c

c

73,400
47,730

n.a.
10,300

n.a.
3,256

n.a.
29,074

73,400
1,441

n.a.
859

n.a.
933

n.a.
1,642

n.a.
225

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file; 2002 Termination Supplement file.
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. Dependents benefits terminate when the disabled worker no longer meets the requirements for disability benefits. Disabled widow(er)s and
disabled adult children of deceased or retired workers lose their benefits when they no longer meet the requirements for disability benefits.
b. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
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.
e. Includes beneficiaries who did not comply with alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs or who refused vocational rehabilitation services.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

114 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

Benefits Terminated
Table 46.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2002
Total
State or area

Disabled workers

Disabled widow(er)s

Disabled adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

535,465

82

479,364

87

21,379

103

34,722

47

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

12,043
758
9,324
8,076
46,051

74
83
85
83
84

10,580
698
8,647
7,188
41,977

76
85
88
84
89

621
23
304
382
1,436

97
103
102
104
106

842
37
373
506
2,638

50
53
45
57
43

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

6,037
5,621
1,584
996
34,255

85
81
84
97
89

5,540
5,040
1,440
900
31,665

87
87
87
105
93

197
153
56
41
1,112

111
96
112
146
99

300
428
88
55
1,478

53
45
46
41
45

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

17,255
1,471
2,161
19,798
11,953

87
79
81
86
84

15,567
1,333
1,998
17,515
10,531

91
84
85
91
88

731
52
63
870
506

101
112
86
116
107

957
86
100
1,413
916

48
37
40
44
54

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

4,921
4,562
11,977
9,987
3,180

80
86
75
82
71

4,352
4,082
10,458
8,536
2,861

85
90
76
87
73

172
151
664
619
120

100
101
97
109
101

397
329
855
832
199

46
54
53
47
45

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

7,916
11,959
19,180
7,169
8,723

88
78
78
81
80

7,177
10,787
16,827
6,428
7,682

94
82
83
85
82

271
331
863
183
435

113
97
108
99
97

468
841
1,490
558
606

43
47
45
49
52

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

12,722
1,771
2,765
3,985
2,226

81
85
84
99
76

11,340
1,591
2,471
3,743
2,033

83
88
88
101
78

521
67
77
130
72

97
112
93
126
102

861
113
217
112
121

54
53
52
48
46

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

14,460
3,403
34,639
20,042
1,028

92
83
81
82
86

13,109
3,097
31,034
18,244
893

98
87
86
86
93

425
120
1,183
719
31

102
98
96
88
102

926
186
2,422
1,079
104

47
45
43
47
51

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

21,842
7,392
6,057
23,206
2,228

86
87
84
80
77

18,964
6,577
5,517
20,362
2,034

91
90
87
84
81

1,153
338
209
1,031
60

122
106
108
107
89

1,725
477
331
1,813
134

49
53
48
47
44

All areas

a

(Continued)

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Benefits Terminated
Table 46.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2002—Continued
Total
State or area

Disabled workers

Disabled widow(er)s

Disabled adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

10,550
1,243
15,113
30,605
2,397

81
82
83
88
85

9,506
1,108
13,409
27,491
2,142

85
87
86
93
89

462
38
756
1,348
79

95
98
103
104
115

582
97
948
1,766
176

44
47
52
45
54

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,297
13,116
9,405
5,779
9,285
867

82
81
82
71
84
91

1,162
11,757
8,591
4,923
8,205
797

86
84
85
72
89
95

49
538
276
394
285
29

110
97
94
108
108
111

86
821
538
462
795
41

47
48
48
46
51
46

9,095
1,839

58
91

7,775
1,542

60
109

507
121

99
136

813
176

36
33

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file; Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTE: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current payment status.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 47.
Distribution of workers with payments withheld due to substantial work, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2002
Diagnostic group

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

Number
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

29,501

2,751

7,210

10,150

7,536

1,854

75

25

25

14

11

0

1,064
1,111
2,120

53
21
281

222
386
612

402
523
626

328
168
458

59
13
143

1,103
8,770
2,518

347
919
192

402
2,453
437

265
3,315
738

83
1,841
917

6
242
234

207
1,445
664
1,056

33
52
28
113

68
178
114
323

60
368
239
345

35
592
245
235

11
255
38
40

5,129
3,021
387
70
61
700

127
466
21

785
939
65
20
16
165

1,901
937
117
20
16
264

1,707
565
139
20
19
173

609
114
45

a
a

60

a
a

38

Percent
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.3

0.9

0.3

0.1

0.1

0

3.6
3.8
7.2

1.9
0.8
10.2

3.1
5.4
8.5

4.0
5.2
6.2

4.4
2.2
6.1

3.2
0.7
7.7

3.7
29.7
8.5

12.6
33.4
7.0

5.6
34.0
6.1

2.6
32.7
7.3

1.1
24.4
12.2

0.3
13.1
12.6

0.7
4.9
2.3
3.6

1.2
1.9
1.0
4.1

0.9
2.5
1.6
4.5

0.6
3.6
2.4
3.4

0.5
7.9
3.3
3.1

0.6
13.8
2.0
2.2

17.4
10.2
1.3
0.2
0.2
2.4

4.6
16.9
0.8

10.9
13.0
0.9
0.3
0.2
2.3

18.7
9.2
1.2
0.2
0.2
2.6

22.7
7.5
1.8
0.3
0.3
2.3

32.8
6.1
2.4

a
a

2.2

a
a

2.0

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2002 regardless of when their benefits
were initially withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 48.
Distribution of workers with benefits terminated due to successful return to work,
by diagnostic group and age, 2002
Diagnostic group

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

Number
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

29,165

2,032

8,469

10,259

6,588

1,817

91

18

a

22

12

a

992
1,293
1,925

35
22
159

207
457
658

395
566
665

289
224
324

66
24
119

2,097
9,889
1,282

372
636
103

968
3,056
239

567
3,808
383

167
2,054
412

23
335
145

181
1,188
418
1,138

33
31
21
93

65
150
75
403

52
299
136
384

23
450
149
223

8
258
37
35

4,022
3,370
343
73
31
832

79
355
22

589
1,280
62
20

1,479
1,050
110
29
10
304

1,333
579
91
20
13
225

542
106
58

a
a

a

49

198

a
a

56

Percent
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.3

0.9

a

0.2

0.2

a

3.4
4.4
6.6

1.7
1.1
7.8

2.4
5.4
7.8

3.9
5.5
6.5

4.4
3.4
4.9

3.6
1.3
6.5

7.2
33.9
4.4

18.3
31.3
5.1

11.4
36.1
2.8

5.5
37.1
3.7

2.5
31.2
6.3

1.3
18.4
8.0

0.6
4.1
1.4
3.9

1.6
1.5
1.0
4.6

0.8
1.8
0.9
4.8

0.5
2.9
1.3
3.7

0.3
6.8
2.3
3.4

0.4
14.2
2.0
1.9

13.8
11.6
1.2
0.3
0.1
2.9

3.9
17.5
1.1

7.0
15.1
0.7
0.2

14.4
10.2
1.1
0.3
0.1
3.0

20.2
8.8
1.4
0.3
0.2
3.4

29.8
5.8
3.2

a
a

a

2.4

2.3

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, 2002 Termination Supplement file.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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a
a

3.1

Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 49.
Distribution, by state or other area, 2002
Workers with benefits withheld due to
substantial work, December

Workers with benefits terminated due to
successful return to work, calendar year

All workers,
December

Number

Percentage
of all workers

Number

Percentage
of all workers

5,539,597

29,501

0.5

29,165

0.5

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

139,276
8,197
97,886
85,310
470,665

283
54
539
296
3,033

0.2
0.7
0.6
0.3
0.6

352
45
635
284
2,624

0.3
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.6

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

63,770
58,123
16,492
8,608
339,296

501
390
105
30
1,406

0.8
0.7
0.6
0.3
0.4

553
392
100
74
1,568

0.9
0.7
0.6
0.9
0.5

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

171,333
15,844
23,513
191,744
120,126

542
90
110
1,508
699

0.3
0.6
0.5
0.8
0.6

669
68
128
1,412
690

0.4
0.4
0.5
0.7
0.6

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

51,446
45,339
137,541
98,302
38,926

336
311
471
339
307

0.7
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.8

322
281
459
347
227

0.6
0.6
0.3
0.4
0.6

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

76,354
132,229
203,632
75,509
93,231

388
1,190
1,174
631
235

0.5
0.9
0.6
0.8
0.3

534
1,075
1,314
682
291

0.7
0.8
0.6
0.9
0.3

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

135,948
18,077
27,999
37,072
25,971

685
83
234
212
298

0.5
0.5
0.8
0.6
1.1

694
75
174
271
225

0.5
0.4
0.6
0.7
0.9

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

133,918
35,601
359,653
213,194
9,654

907
129
2,426
782
61

0.7
0.4
0.7
0.4
0.6

824
222
2,130
904
58

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.6

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

208,282
72,737
63,547
241,917
25,225

1,401
223
332
1,455
211

0.7
0.3
0.5
0.6
0.8

1,435
271
313
1,140
155

0.7
0.4
0.5
0.5
0.6

State or area
All areas a

(Continued)

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 49.
Distribution, by state or other area, 2002—Continued
Workers with benefits withheld due to
substantial work, December

Workers with benefits terminated due to
successful return to work, calendar year

All workers,
December

Number

Percentage
of all workers

Number

Percentage
of all workers

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

112,264
12,754
155,631
296,565
24,186

242
106
519
1,304
163

0.2
0.8
0.3
0.4
0.7

336
103
590
1,468
191

0.3
0.8
0.4
0.5
0.8

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

13,543
139,695
101,078
67,905
91,892
8,379

141
704
814
183
755
53

1.0
0.5
0.8
0.3
0.8
0.6

114
650
798
143
644
43

0.8
0.5
0.8
0.2
0.7
0.5

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other

128,630
15,520

88
10

0.1
0.1

53
10

0
0.1

State or area

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file; 2002 Termination
Supplement file.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.

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