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.

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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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