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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