Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1.
Number, December 1960–2003
Workers and nondisabled dependents
Children
Spouses under age 18

Adult children of—

Students
aged 18–19

Widow(er)s

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

Deceased
workers

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

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

...
...
49,281
109,511

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003

7,550,930
7,790,038
8,109,332
8,490,007

5,035,840
5,268,039
5,539,597
5,868,541

164,850
156,978
151,626
150,889

1,381,500
1,385,374
1,422,296
1,461,635

35,000
38,839
43,916
46,769

200,130
204,255
207,365
209,360

58,090
57,920
59,460
62,450

191,950
191,817
192,087
191,704

483,570
486,816
492,985
498,659

Year

Total

Workers

1960
1965
1970
1975

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

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

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

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary
Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2003
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

Female

Male

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Workers
Total
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–64
65 or older

5,868,541

861.60

3,221,316

965.90

2,647,225

734.60

56,750
125,320
215,785
371,249
612,405
823,276
1,016,850
1,258,853
1,349,918
38,135

471.10
568.90
645.50
708.50
765.80
828.70
888.80
937.20
952.30
930.10

33,489
69,442
116,011
201,779
334,681
447,952
551,670
688,354
756,310
21,628

480.20
580.50
658.80
727.40
803.10
894.60
989.60
1,081.10
1,121.80
1,099.00

23,261
55,878
99,774
169,470
277,724
375,324
465,180
570,499
593,608
16,507

458.00
554.50
630.10
686.10
720.90
750.00
769.20
763.40
736.30
708.90

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

150,889

221.40

4,308

176.90

146,581

222.70

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

96,785
6,226
11,632
19,445
22,947
18,258
10,839
7,438

180.90
121.60
128.60
147.60
178.70
206.70
234.50
265.20

1,977
48
127
316
455
444
309
278

140.00
121.10
92.30
110.80
124.80
148.70
169.50
176.10

94,808
6,178
11,505
19,129
22,492
17,814
10,530
7,160

181.80
121.60
129.00
148.20
179.80
208.20
236.40
268.70

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

54,104
30,436
23,668

293.70
286.50
302.90

2,331
539
1,792

208.30
172.20
219.20

51,773
29,897
21,876

297.50
288.60
309.70

Children of disabled workers
Total

1,570,854

253.80

830,581

255.50

740,273

252.00

1,461,635
116,842
306,737
578,391
459,665

245.90
204.60
212.90
236.20
290.60

766,650
59,670
157,187
301,659
248,134

246.60
204.10
212.50
236.40
290.90

694,985
57,172
149,550
276,732
211,531

245.10
205.20
213.30
236.10
290.20

Students aged 18–19

46,769

359.20

27,904

362.20

18,865

354.70

Disabled aged 18 or older

62,450

360.90

36,027

361.10

26,423

360.70

Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17

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

209,360

563.80

6,571

400.80

202,789

569.10

27,114
77,918
104,328

574.20
567.00
558.70

1,138
2,693
2,740

414.20
405.30
390.80

25,976
75,225
101,588

581.30
572.80
563.20
(Continued)

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Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2003—Continued
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

Male

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Female

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Adult children
Total

752,813

567.00

411,261

564.70

341,552

569.80

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

62,450
191,704
498,659

360.90
480.60
626.10

36,027
106,553
268,681

361.10
477.40
626.70

26,423
85,151
229,978

360.70
484.50
625.40

Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–64
65 or older

71,767
62,374
73,535
93,964
110,808
100,459
76,698
56,914
39,784
66,510

481.80
521.70
554.90
571.00
588.30
598.50
606.30
603.10
599.00
531.20

42,157
35,432
41,559
53,320
62,597
55,937
41,228
29,595
20,149
29,287

481.80
522.10
552.00
568.70
586.50
596.10
605.20
598.20
593.80
529.60

29,610
26,942
31,976
40,644
48,211
44,522
35,470
27,319
19,635
37,223

481.80
521.20
558.60
574.10
590.70
601.40
607.70
608.30
604.30
532.50

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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