Disabled-Worker Families

Table 28.
Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2003
Worker, spouse, and—

Worker only
Year

All

Men

Women

1 child

2 or more
children

Worker and
aged spouse a

Number (thousands)
1960
1965
1970
1975

357
714
1,054
1,750

261
481
680
1,080

96
232
374
671

22
54
77
137

32
109
164
250

22
30
43
66

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

2,061
-1,969
1,961
1,993

1,257
-1,208
1,215
1,241

804
-760
746
752

154
-124
85
83

228
-163
143
140

80
-78
80
76

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

2,039
2,096
2,154
2,194
2,262

1,267
1,301
1,338
1,353
1,390

772
795
816
841
872

84
82
79
77
75

140
136
132
125
120

76
74
74
71
67

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

2,370
2,523
2,738
2,935
3,121

1,448
1,529
1,643
1,743
1,830

922
994
1,094
1,192
1,292

75
76
78
78
76

118
119
125
127
128

63
61
61
59
57

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

3,305
3,473
3,593
3,769
3,924

1,909
1,973
2,006
2,074
2,131

1,396
1,500
1,588
1,695
1,793

75
61
57
52
49

124
104
91
80
72

55
53
53
53
52

2000
2001
2002
2003

4,080
4,260
4,487
4,769

2,191
2,289
2,392
2,525

1,890
1,970
2,095
2,244

45
68
64
57

65
92
86
82

50
57
56
60
(Continued)

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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 28.
Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2003—Continued
Worker only
Year

All

Worker, spouse, and—

Men

Women

1 child

2 or more
children

Worker and
aged spouse a

Average monthly family benefit (dollars)
1960
1965
1970
1975

87.90
95.40
128.10
218.90

91.90
100.70
136.30
240.00

76.90
85.00
113.10
185.00

184.70
201.00
264.10
441.00

192.20
216.30
273.20
454.00

135.50
145.90
199.20
344.00

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

355.40
-424.40
439.40
454.00

396.20
-474.20
490.90
507.60

291.70
-344.70
355.40
365.70

727.00
-847.40
867.90
881.50

746.10
-858.20
881.80
885.50

573.00
-690.70
716.20
740.40

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

466.90
470.70
491.60
512.20
539.30

523.10
527.80
552.00
576.10
607.10

374.60
377.40
392.60
409.50
431.20

898.10
896.90
929.40
960.20
1,009.40

895.20
888.30
918.30
938.40
971.90

765.00
773.30
815.50
855.40
903.70

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

570.40
592.30
609.50
625.50
646.20

642.80
668.40
688.70
707.20
731.80

456.80
475.50
490.70
506.00
525.00

1,062.10
1,098.00
1,122.10
1,143.00
1,177.60

1,016.00
1,043.30
1,057.40
1,074.20
1,100.00

960.80
1,004.70
1,045.00
1,078.20
1,118.60

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

667.60
690.60
708.00
720.00
741.20

757.40
785.30
806.60
820.20
844.50

544.80
566.00
583.60
597.40
618.50

1,205.50
1,245.90
1,280.20
1,300.40
1,344.90

1,130.90
1,148.50
1,165.90
1,189.40
1,224.20

1,159.90
1,200.60
1,238.50
1,261.90
1,295.30

2000
2001
2002
2003

773.60
807.40
827.30
854.80

880.70
914.40
935.80
965.90

649.40
683.10
703.50
729.70

1,394.20
1,413.50
1,445.10
1,495.80

1,274.30
1,298.50
1,331.70
1,373.30

1,355.50
1,393.50
1,431.50
1,486.80

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record (for 1960–1984, various sampling rates; for 1985–2000, 10 percent sample); beginning with 2001,
Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker’s account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
-- = not available.
a. Spouse’s entitlement based on age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 29.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family
composition, December 2003
Percentage of
Average primary Average monthly families receiving
Number of insurance amount
family benefit maximum family
beneficiaries
(dollars)
(dollars)
benefit a

Family composition

Number
of families

Worker only
Men
Women

2,524,947
2,243,737

2,524,947
2,243,737

971.72
731.08

965.90
729.70

9.5
21.2

578,747
424,571

1,483,202
1,067,913

944.46
761.39

1,345.90
1,046.90

83.2
89.7

615,342
273,784
114,192

1,230,687
821,357
499,071

874.45
865.62
830.07

1,225.60
1,225.90
1,170.80

85.4
88.0
83.9

59,632

119,521

1,211.80

1,486.80

8.3

1,846
55,529
49,202
32,822

5,893
166,667
196,874
181,216

1,109.02
987.57
949.21
905.58

1,761.90
1,488.60
1,409.40
1,315.50

68.0
91.4
90.2
82.6

Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men
Women
By number of children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
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, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker’s account.
Data include 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: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 30.
Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2003
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

4,768,684

149,198

135,528

209,383

378,213

607,238

862,412 1,150,988 1,275,724

61,478
137,553

0
2,728

5
8,182

13
18,048

73
28,132

342
28,594

1,624
23,029

8,052
17,259

51,369
11,581

615,342
273,784
114,192

21,457
10,976
5,009

35,397
28,467
16,971

69,251
57,451
30,564

123,297
71,581
29,345

135,781
52,701
16,920

108,104
28,781
8,262

74,954
15,632
4,630

47,101
8,195
2,491

1,704,484

121,709

130,321

215,128

302,497

290,109

240,619

213,378

190,723

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

3.1

2.8

4.4

7.9

12.7

18.1

24.1

26.8

100.0
100.0

0
2.0

c
5.9

c
13.1

0.1
20.5

0.6
20.8

2.6
16.7

13.1
12.5

83.6
8.4

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.5
4.0
4.4

5.8
10.4
14.9

11.3
21.0
26.8

20.0
26.1
25.7

22.1
19.2
14.8

17.6
10.5
7.2

12.2
5.7
4.1

7.7
3.0
2.2

28.5

64.3

58.0

55.9

48.0

34.5

23.3

16.8

13.7

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker’s account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouses 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.
c. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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