Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 31.
Number, selected years 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

Year

Total

Workers

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

...
19,794
71,145
117,043

...
...
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
2003

1,051,900
1,118,300
1,219,670
1,259,672

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706

38,500
41,100
43,301
44,638

263,200
268,800
293,131
302,756

74,600
75,700
77,927
82,447

27,600
26,500
28,339
27,324

7,000
9,800
8,507
9,740

21,100
22,300
22,798
21,836

9,200
12,200
15,284
15,225

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data;
data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 32.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2003
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

Male

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

Number

Female

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

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

755,706

937.50

408,516

1,064.90

347,190

787.60

24,340
27,855
37,856
54,496
80,121
101,055
137,035
170,198
122,750

481.60
637.20
730.00
792.70
853.20
921.10
991.40
1,053.30
1,072.30

14,130
14,569
19,140
27,861
40,959
51,833
72,915
94,860
72,249

490.60
657.20
759.00
842.20
932.70
1,030.30
1,132.10
1,226.70
1,246.10

10,210
13,286
18,716
26,635
39,162
49,222
64,120
75,338
50,501

469.10
615.30
700.30
741.00
770.10
806.10
831.50
835.00
823.60

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

44,638

238.10

2,210

166.10

42,428

241.90

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

19,453
2,606
3,072
4,117
4,169
3,000
1,618
871

174.40
118.50
132.60
155.50
187.20
213.10
236.70
269.40

1,060
72
132
211
259
182
126
78

130.90
84.30
98.00
117.00
128.80
144.50
174.80
171.00

18,393
2,534
2,940
3,906
3,910
2,818
1,492
793

177.00
119.40
134.20
157.60
191.00
217.50
241.90
279.00

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

25,185
21,339
3,846

287.30
282.00
316.90

1,150
572
578

198.60
188.90
208.20

24,035
20,767
3,268

291.60
284.50
336.20

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

394,943

247.20

206,825

250.30

188,118

243.80

302,756
56,071
70,703
104,139
71,843

219.00
175.40
191.30
220.80
277.60

154,461
28,544
35,971
53,184
36,762

219.30
175.90
191.60
221.50
277.00

148,295
27,527
34,732
50,955
35,081

218.70
174.90
191.00
220.20
278.20

82,447

343.10

46,686

344.80

35,761

340.80

9,740

311.80

5,678

314.60

4,062

307.90

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

27,324

578.70

1,354

426.40

25,970

586.60

10,237
14,743
2,344

574.40
584.40
561.40

573
681
100

414.30
429.90
472.00

9,664
14,062
2,244

583.90
591.90
565.40
(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 32.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2003—Continued
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

Male

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

Number

Female

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

Adult children
Total

46,801

436.90

27,036

435.70

19,765

438.40

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

9,740
21,836
15,225

311.80
396.50
574.70

5,678
12,479
8,879

314.60
393.90
571.80

4,062
9,357
6,346

307.90
400.00
578.60

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

17,923
6,271
7,492
7,506
5,173
1,514
489
244
122
67

448.90
448.70
442.10
431.30
395.90
377.70
435.10
468.20
473.20
470.20

10,641
3,621
4,242
4,336
2,901
816
254
128
61
36

450.70
447.60
436.50
430.50
389.20
379.70
425.00
427.00
423.40
471.10

7,282
2,650
3,250
3,170
2,272
698
235
116
61
31

446.20
450.10
449.30
432.50
404.40
375.30
446.00
513.70
522.90
469.20

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Data exclude 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.

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 33.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2003
Workers

Total
Diagnostic group

Number

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

829,831

100.0

755,706

100.0

27,324

100.0

46,801

100.0

2,005

0.2

1,152

0.2

31

0.1

822

1.8

25,614
11,353
30,377

3.1
1.4
3.7

23,407
10,879
28,612

3.1
1.4
3.8

1,872
257
743

6.9
0.9
2.7

335
217
1,022

0.7
0.5
2.2

43,178
190,098
72,280

5.2
22.9
8.7

19,338
172,341
70,942

2.6
22.8
9.4

1,002
6,132
1,095

3.7
22.4
4.0

22,838
11,625
243

48.8
24.8
0.5

2,674
89,031
17,567
17,537

0.3
10.7
2.1
2.1

2,408
85,896
17,084
16,968

0.3
11.4
2.3
2.2

49
2,808
406
310

0.2
10.3
1.5
1.1

217
327
77
259

0.5
0.7
0.2
0.6

207,549
72,192
33,734
1,704
2,070
10,868

25.0
8.7
4.1
0.2
0.2
1.3

199,014
64,369
32,007
1,622
1,871
7,796

26.3
8.5
4.2
0.2
0.2
1.0

7,982
1,908
1,620
62
54
993

29.2
7.0
5.9
0.2
0.2
3.6

553
5,915
107
20
145
2,079

1.2
12.6
0.2
a
0.3
4.4

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

436,906

100.0

408,516

100.0

1,354

100.0

27,036

100.0

1,064

0.2

619

0.2

b

b

b

b

12,708
7,990
19,695

2.9
1.8
4.5

12,486
7,849
18,904

3.1
1.9
4.6

67
19
62

4.9
1.4
4.6

155
122
729

0.6
0.5
2.7

24,525
89,703
37,495

5.6
20.5
8.6

11,822
81,910
37,289

2.9
20.1
9.1

50
259
62

3.7
19.1
4.6

12,653
7,534
144

46.8
27.9
0.5

1,286
59,344
10,559
10,588

0.3
13.6
2.4
2.4

1,168
58,944
10,489
10,418

0.3
14.4
2.6
2.6

b
214
33
26

b
15.8
2.4
1.9

b
186
37
144

b
0.7
0.1
0.5

101,525
36,813
17,027
712
992
4,880

23.2
8.4
3.9
0.2
0.2
1.1

100,949
33,491
16,902
700
907
3,669

24.7
8.2
4.1
0.2
0.2
0.9

316
96
80
b
b
59

23.3
7.1
5.9
b
b
4.4

260
3,226
45
b
b
1,152

1.0
11.9
0.2
b
b
4.3

(Continued)

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 33.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2003—Continued
Total
Diagnostic group

Number

Workers
Percent

Number

Widow(er)s

Percent

Adult children

Number

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

392,925

100.0

347,190

100.0

25,970

100.0

19,765

100.0

941

0.2

533

0.2

b

b

b

b

12,906
3,363
10,682

3.3
0.9
2.7

10,921
3,030
9,708

3.1
0.9
2.8

1,805
238
681

7.0
0.9
2.6

180
95
293

0.9
0.5
1.5

18,653
100,395
34,785

4.7
25.6
8.9

7,516
90,431
33,653

2.2
26.0
9.7

952
5,873
1,033

3.7
22.6
4.0

10,185
4,091
99

51.5
20.7
0.5

1,388
29,687
7,008
6,949

0.4
7.6
1.8
1.8

1,240
26,952
6,595
6,550

0.4
7.8
1.9
1.9

b
2,594
373
284

b
10.0
1.4
1.1

b
141
40
115

b
0.7
0.2
0.6

106,024
35,379
16,707
992
1,078
5,988

27.0
9.0
4.3
0.3
0.3
1.5

98,065
30,878
15,105
922
964
4,127

28.2
8.9
4.4
0.3
0.3
1.2

7,666
1,812
1,540
b
b
934

29.5
7.0
5.9
b
b
3.6

293
2,689
62
b
b
927

1.5
13.6
0.3
b
b
4.7

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 because of 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. Less than 0.05 percent.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 34.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2003
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

755,706

100.0

937.50

27,324

100.0

578.70

46,801

100.0

436.90

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

18,950
1,213
14,537
12,443
71,471

2.5
0.2
1.9
1.6
9.5

916.20
923.70
945.30
887.50
892.40

869
24
390
564
1,981

3.2
0.1
1.4
2.1
7.3

541.80
562.00
584.40
546.90
621.70

1,047
79
742
693
3,758

2.2
0.2
1.6
1.5
8.0

400.80
420.70
442.80
385.70
468.20

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

7,540
7,660
2,563
1,280
41,662

1.0
1.0
0.3
0.2
5.5

964.20
1,008.60
985.10
854.00
934.50

212
200
54
25
1,446

0.8
0.7
0.2
0.1
5.3

603.10
617.30
600.90
471.40
567.30

368
528
98
56
2,264

0.8
1.1
0.2
0.1
4.8

486.20
493.00
449.50
472.20
441.70

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

21,654
2,140
3,432
27,390
17,029

2.9
0.3
0.5
3.6
2.3

939.20
972.50
912.20
979.80
956.20

904
69
122
931
645

3.3
0.3
0.4
3.4
2.4

534.90
633.30
685.40
613.40
607.90

1,146
120
186
2,065
1,116

2.4
0.3
0.4
4.4
2.4

450.20
490.70
445.60
447.30
449.80

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

6,144
6,178
16,794
13,070
5,259

0.8
0.8
2.2
1.7
0.7

917.90
945.30
902.20
900.00
859.70

196
206
862
779
139

0.7
0.8
3.2
2.9
0.5

553.10
564.00
584.90
611.50
544.00

592
436
934
1,169
352

1.3
0.9
2.0
2.5
0.8

372.10
398.10
426.90
392.80
384.50

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

11,225
17,296
27,780
10,877
10,702

1.5
2.3
3.7
1.4
1.4

985.50
933.90
993.80
952.00
895.70

307
414
1,031
216
590

1.1
1.5
3.8
0.8
2.2

608.80
597.20
652.10
581.20
521.80

584
1,176
1,889
718
729

1.2
2.5
4.0
1.5
1.6

482.40
422.40
496.50
427.90
383.10

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

17,925
2,101
3,846
5,806
3,974

2.4
0.3
0.5
0.8
0.5

929.70
883.90
900.20
976.20
948.90

705
77
102
167
100

2.6
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.4

537.80
547.00
545.80
645.40
560.90

1,113
149
302
230
196

2.4
0.3
0.6
0.5
0.4

383.00
467.10
397.50
485.80
434.50

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

19,691
5,284
44,564
27,693
1,143

2.6
0.7
5.9
3.7
0.2

1,056.20
870.70
1,006.40
933.20
894.70

563
162
1,478
1,134
27

2.1
0.6
5.4
4.2
0.1

607.90
599.50
599.00
473.00
632.20

1,198
266
3,033
1,483
102

2.6
0.6
6.5
3.2
0.2

489.50
399.80
454.80
413.40
355.30

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

27,235
11,265
8,598
36,182
3,206

3.6
1.5
1.1
4.8
0.4

925.10
900.80
966.30
938.00
875.80

1,096
483
293
1,243
77

4.0
1.8
1.1
4.5
0.3

626.20
579.20
618.00
596.20
594.80

1,884
574
559
2,220
171

4.0
1.2
1.2
4.7
0.4

461.90
426.50
438.60
446.20
422.20

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 34.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2003—Continued
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

14,209
1,353
19,372
51,612
3,045

1.9
0.2
2.6
6.8
0.4

939.30
850.20
917.10
913.80
954.40

637
50
946
2,010
80

2.3
0.2
3.5
7.4
0.3

476.20
511.60
535.50
578.00
616.30

736
124
1,114
2,706
270

1.6
0.3
2.4
5.8
0.6

432.80
359.30
429.30
439.70
480.80

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,730
18,942
14,710
8,946
13,348
1,001

0.2
2.5
1.9
1.2
1.8
0.1

892.00
952.90
971.60
939.50
968.10
956.90

56
671
442
431
339
30

0.2
2.5
1.6
1.6
1.2
0.1

542.60
568.20
647.40
628.50
596.30
643.90

151
1,027
873
511
1,025
51

0.3
2.2
1.9
1.1
2.2
0.1

391.50
435.60
475.30
434.50
423.00
506.30

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

10,726
1,280

1.4
0.2

811.30
735.40

538
105

2.0
0.4

473.30
504.30

930
226

2.0
0.5

326.90
342.30

State or area

Number

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before December cost-of-living increase are converted to December rates before averages are computed.
Data exclude 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.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 35.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, 1960–2003
Percentage distribution
Year

Number

Total,
all ages Under 30

30–34 35–39 a

40–44

45–49

55–59

13.1
12.9
13.3
13.4

18.1
18.0
18.0
18.1

21.3
21.6
22.1
22.5

8.7
8.5
8.6
9.0

7.6
7.0
7.1
7.3

48.9
48.6
48.7
49.0

All disabled workers
2000
2001
2002
2003

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
7.8
7.6
6.9

4.9
5.3
5.0
5.0

8.4
8.0
7.5
7.2

11.5
10.8
10.8
10.6

60–61 62–FRA

Average
age

50–54

b

Men
1960
1965
1970
1975

168,466
186,808
258,072
408,531

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.8
1.8
6.7
7.7

a
a
a
a

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

54.5
53.0
52.1
51.5

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

275,185
244,984
207,453
217,422
247,833

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.3
8.6
8.4
9.5
9.2

a
a
a
a
a

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

51.2
50.8
50.9
50.2
50.0

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

274,400
273,700
265,900
265,700
268,600

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.7
10.7
9.4
8.4
8.7

a
a
a
a
a

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

50.1
48.7
49.0
49.2
49.0

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

293,300
322,700
395,600
391,800
379,300

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.9
9.5
9.5
9.2
6.8

a
a
a
a
a

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

48.1
47.9
47.8
47.7
48.4

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

368,400
347,100
311,100
331,400
338,900

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

48.9
48.3
48.8
48.8
49.1

2000
2001
2002
2003

328,700
360,000
394,741
408,516

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.8
7.5
7.9
7.0

4.6
4.8
4.7
4.7

8.3
7.9
7.1
6.8

10.7
10.0
10.2
10.0

12.7
12.2
12.6
12.7

17.6
17.5
17.6
17.8

21.1
22.7
22.9
23.2

9.1
9.2
9.3
9.7

8.9
8.0
7.8
8.0

49.1
49.1
49.0
49.4

(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 35.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, 1960–2003—Continued
Percentage distribution
Year

Number

Total,
all ages Under 30

30–34 35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61 62–FRA

Average
age

Women
1960
1965
1970
1975

39,339
66,691
92,312
183,518

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
1.1
4.2
6.1

a
a
a
a

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

52.5
53.2
52.8
52.1

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

121,374
106,863
89,678
94,127
114,165

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.4
7.8
8.0
9.0
8.3

a
a
a
a
a

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

51.1
50.8
50.5
49.8
49.7

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

134,500
135,700
143,700
147,000
146,900

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.6
9.0
7.5
8.5
7.8

a
a
a
a
a

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

49.7
48.8
49.5
49.3
49.1

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

168,500
190,400
241,300
237,900
234,000

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.5
8.5
8.6
7.5
7.4

a
a
a
a
a

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

48.4
48.4
47.7
48.1
48.2

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

263,200
256,900
250,200
271,900
266,900

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

48.5
48.7
47.9
48.5
48.7

2000
2001
2002
2003

282,000
301,900
335,642
347,190

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.8
8.0
7.3
6.8

5.2
5.9
5.3
5.4

8.6
8.2
8.0
7.7

12.3
11.8
11.4
11.3

13.5
13.8
14.2
14.2

18.7
18.5
18.5
18.5

21.6
20.2
21.2
21.7

8.1
7.7
7.7
8.1

6.1
5.9
6.3
6.5

48.7
48.0
48.3
48.6

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

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 36.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, 1960–2003

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

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

---6,496

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

-----

-----

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

1967
1968
1969

310,947
330,783
344,741

-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

----

----

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

-----

-----

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

-----

-----

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

-----

-----

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

------

------

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

------

------

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
2003

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706

700
d
1,113
1,152

17,100
19,500
21,830
23,407

10,700
11,200
10,966
10,879

28,700
25,400
28,169
28,612

143,200
168,600
185,313
191,679

17,600
22,500
22,352
19,338

125,600
146,100
162,961
172,341

63,600
62,000
70,369
70,942
(Continued)

98 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 36.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, 1960–2003—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
tissue
system

Nervous
system
and
sense
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
---

1967
1968
1969

----

81,507
80,906
105,760

7,627
7,806
8,719

-2,926
2,717

41,090
43,677
47,357

38,278
41,758
21,967

24,646
22,635
23,265

----

7,594
2,913
2,517

----

1970
1971
1972
1973

-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

-1,667
1,756
1,854

2,370
262
293
283

--40
--

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

-----

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
d
776

6,604
-d
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
--16,817
20,638

31,752
16,943
18,752
---

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

------

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
2003

1,500
2,200
2,491
2,408

75,400
82,500
85,252
85,896

12,700
15,600
15,976
17,084

14,900
16,300
16,412
16,968

153,600
162,100
186,923
199,014

50,100
54,600
62,519
64,369

26,200
28,300
30,591
32,007

1,700
d
1,609
1,622

9,300
10,000
1,866
1,871

1,300
1,800
8,984
7,796
(Continued)

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Table 36.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, 1960–2003—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

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

---2.9

8.3
9.6
13.0
10.9

-----

-----

8.5
8.3
9.6
11.2

1967
1968
1969

100.0
100.0
100.0

-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

----

----

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

-----

-----

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

-----

-----

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

-----

-----

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

------

------

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

------

------

14.1
12.9
12.1
12.6
14.1
(Continued)

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Table 36.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, 1960–2003—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
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
---

1967
1968
1969

----

26.2
24.5
30.7

2.5
2.4
2.5

-0.9
0.8

13.2
13.2
13.7

12.3
12.6
6.4

7.9
6.8
6.7

----

2.4
0.9
0.7

----

1970
1971
1972
1973

-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

-0.4
0.4
0.4

0.7
0.1
0.1
0.1

--e
--

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

-----

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
d
0.2

1.9
-d
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
--4.1
4.8

8.4
4.1
4.5
---

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

-----(Continued)

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Table 36.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, 1960–2003—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Percent (cont.)
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
2003

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
d
0.2
0.2

2.8
2.9
3.0
3.1

1.8
1.7
1.5
1.4

4.7
3.8
3.9
3.8

23.4
25.5
25.4
25.4

2.9
3.4
3.1
2.6

20.6
22.1
22.3
22.8

10.4
9.4
9.6
9.4
(Continued)

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Table 36.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, 1960–2003—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
tissue
system

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Percent (cont.)
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
2003

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3

12.3
12.5
11.7
11.4

2.1
2.4
2.2
2.3

2.4
2.5
2.2
2.2

25.2
24.5
25.6
26.3

8.2
8.2
8.6
8.5

4.3
4.3
4.2
4.2

0.3
d
0.2
0.2

1.5
1.5
0.3
0.2

0.2
0.3
1.2
1.0

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data;
data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since
2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
-- = 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 Unknown.
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.

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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
2003

269,800
296,800
322,539
325,723

d
d
796
857

6,000
7,300
7,875
7,944

6,900
8,900
7,677
7,559

16,200
12,900
13,952
13,716

98,300
118,700
128,791
130,964

14,400
20,200
19,544
16,605

83,900
98,500
109,247
114,359

21,100
20,600
23,725
23,381
(Continued)

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
tissue
system

Nervous
system
and
sense
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
d
250
d
270

-d
-d
13,147

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

485
537
659
457
404

---13,035
15,424

19,434
10,421
11,891
---

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

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

------

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

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
-1,388
1,230
289

2000
2001
2002
2003

d
d
1,481
1,405

15,900
16,900
18,348
18,479

6,900
7,600
7,999
8,178

8,500
9,900
8,649
8,738

51,900
50,400
58,796
60,594

25,000
29,900
31,571
31,514

5,400
5,200
6,221
6,663

d
d
877
848

4,700
4,600
945
920

-1,000
4,836
3,963
(Continued)

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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
2003

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

d
d
0.2
0.3

2.2
2.5
2.4
2.4

2.6
3.0
2.4
2.3

6.0
4.3
4.3
4.2

36.5
40.0
39.9
40.2

5.4
6.8
6.1
5.1

31.2
33.2
33.9
35.1

7.8
6.9
7.4
7.2
(Continued)

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Table 37.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

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

0.2
d
0.2
d
0.2

-d
-d
9.3

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

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.2

---7.1
8.1

12.3
5.5
6.4
---

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

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

------

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

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
-0.5
0.5
0.1

2000
2001
2002
2003

d
d
0.5
0.4

5.9
5.7
5.7
5.7

2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5

3.2
3.3
2.7
2.7

19.3
17.0
18.2
18.6

9.3
10.1
9.8
9.7

2.0
1.8
1.9
2.0

d
d
0.3
0.3

1.7
1.6
0.3
0.3

-0.3
1.5
1.2

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data;
data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since
2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
-- = 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 Unknown.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 38.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
diseases
Total anomalies

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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
2003

340,900
365,100
407,844
429,983

d
d
317
295

11,100
12,200
13,955
15,463

3,800
2,300
3,289
3,320

12,500
12,500
14,217
14,896

44,900
49,900
56,522
60,715

3,200
2,300
2,808
2,733

41,700
47,600
53,714
57,982

42,500
41,400
46,644
47,561
(Continued)

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Table 38.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
tissue
system

Nervous
system
and
sense
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
d
287
d
506

-d
-d
8,772

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

625
538
514
328
424

---3,782
5,216

13,310
6,522
6,861
---

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

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

------

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

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

--289
290
1,152

2000
2001
2002
2003

d
d
1,010
1,003

59,500
65,600
66,904
67,417

5,800
8,000
7,977
8,906

6,400
6,400
7,763
8,230

101,700
111,700
128,127
138,420

25,100
24,700
30,948
32,855

20,800
23,100
24,370
25,344

d
d
732
774

4,600
5,400
921
951

600
800
4,148
3,833
(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 38.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies
diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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
2003

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

d
d
0.1
0.1

3.3
3.3
3.4
3.6

1.1
0.6
0.8
0.8

3.7
3.4
3.5
3.5

13.2
13.7
13.9
14.1

0.9
0.6
0.7
0.6

12.2
13.0
13.2
13.5

12.5
11.3
11.4
11.1
(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 38.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2003—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

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

0.1
d
0.2
d
0.2

-d
-d
4.1

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

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2

---1.7
2.2

6.1
2.9
3.0
---

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

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

------

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

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

--0.1
0.1
0.3

2000
2001
2002
2003

d
d
0.2
0.2

17.5
18.0
16.4
15.7

1.7
2.2
2.0
2.1

1.9
1.8
1.9
1.9

29.8
30.6
31.4
32.2

7.4
6.8
7.6
7.6

6.1
6.3
6.0
5.9

d
d
0.2
0.2

1.3
1.5
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2
1.0
0.9

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data;
data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since
2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
-- = 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 Unknown.
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 39.
Average primary insurance amount and average monthly benefit, by sex, selected years
1960–2003 (in dollars)
Average primary insurance amount

Average monthly benefit

All disabled
workers

Men

Women

All disabled
workers

Men

Women

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

-------

-------

-------

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

------

------

------

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

------

------

------

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

-734.00
752.00
771.30
813.20

-836.40
855.40
879.50
922.30

-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
2003

856.80
891.60
923.90
963.10

975.30
1,019.60
1,053.00
1,096.70

718.70
739.00
772.10
805.90

833.70
867.70
898.60
937.50

947.70
989.30
1,021.70
1,064.90

700.90
722.60
753.90
787.60

Year

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000–2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent data;
data after 2001 are 100 percent data from that file.
NOTES: Data exclude 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.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

112 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2003
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

755,706

Congenital anomalies
1,152
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
23,407
Infectious and parasitic
diseases
10,879
Injuries
28,612
Mental disorders
Retardation
19,338
Other
172,341
Neoplasms
70,942
Diseases of the—
Blood and bloodforming organs
2,408
Circulatory system
85,896
Digestive system
17,084
Genitourinary system 16,968
Musculoskeletal
system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and
sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

90,051 235,672 429,983 408,516

47,839 120,653 240,024 347,190

42,212 115,019 189,959

523

334

295

619

286

171

162

533

237

163

133

1,601

6,343

15,463

12,486

759

3,215

8,512

10,921

842

3,128

6,951

1,723
4,445

5,836
9,271

3,320
14,896

7,849
18,904

1,193
3,194

4,522
6,221

2,134
9,489

3,030
9,708

530
1,251

1,314
3,050

1,186
5,407

9,814
41,264
4,026

6,791
73,095
19,355

2,733
57,982
47,561

11,822
81,910
37,289

5,833
21,307
2,072

4,210
32,606
9,037

1,779
27,997
26,180

7,516
90,431
33,653

3,981
19,957
1,954

2,581
40,489
10,318

954
29,985
21,381

683
2,309
1,201
2,501

722
16,170
6,977
6,237

1,003
67,417
8,906
8,230

1,168
58,944
10,489
10,418

330
1,263
570
1,432

308
10,323
4,288
3,843

530
47,358
5,631
5,143

1,240
26,952
6,595
6,550

353
1,046
631
1,069

414
5,847
2,689
2,394

473
20,059
3,275
3,087

199,014

7,829

52,765 138,420 100,949

3,585

26,745

70,619

98,065

4,244

26,020

67,801

64,369
32,007

9,879
808

21,635
5,855

32,855
25,344

33,491
16,902

5,006
319

10,692
2,628

17,793
13,955

30,878
15,105

4,873
489

10,943
3,227

15,062
11,389

1,622
1,871
7,796

220
217
1,008

628
703
2,955

774
951
3,833

700
907
3,669

69
122
499

287
312
1,245

344
473
1,925

922
964
4,127

151
95
509

341
391
1,710

430
478
1,908

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003 ♦ 113

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2003—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

0.6

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.6

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.6

0.1

0.1

3.1

1.8

2.7

3.6

3.1

1.6

2.7

3.5

3.1

2.0

2.7

3.7

1.4
3.8

1.9
4.9

2.5
3.9

0.8
3.5

1.9
4.6

2.5
6.7

3.7
5.2

0.9
4.0

0.9
2.8

1.3
3.0

1.1
2.7

0.6
2.8

2.6
22.8
9.4

10.9
45.8
4.5

2.9
31.0
8.2

0.6
13.5
11.1

2.9
20.1
9.1

12.2
44.5
4.3

3.5
27.0
7.5

0.7
11.7
10.9

2.2
26.0
9.7

9.4
47.3
4.6

2.2
35.2
9.0

0.5
15.8
11.3

0.3
11.4
2.3
2.2

0.8
2.6
1.3
2.8

0.3
6.9
3.0
2.6

0.2
15.7
2.1
1.9

0.3
14.4
2.6
2.6

0.7
2.6
1.2
3.0

0.3
8.6
3.6
3.2

0.2
19.7
2.3
2.1

0.4
7.8
1.9
1.9

0.8
2.5
1.5
2.5

0.4
5.1
2.3
2.1

0.2
10.6
1.7
1.6

26.3

8.7

22.4

32.2

24.7

7.5

22.2

29.4

28.2

10.1

22.6

35.7

8.5
4.2

11.0
0.9

9.2
2.5

7.6
5.9

8.2
4.1

10.5
0.7

8.9
2.2

7.4
5.8

8.9
4.4

11.5
1.2

9.5
2.8

7.9
6.0

0.2
0.2
1.0

0.2
0.2
1.1

0.3
0.3
1.3

0.2
0.2
0.9

0.2
0.2
0.9

0.1
0.3
1.0

0.2
0.3
1.0

0.1
0.2
0.8

0.3
0.3
1.2

0.4
0.2
1.2

0.3
0.3
1.5

0.2
0.3
1.0

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 because of 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.

114 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 41.
Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2003
All disabled workers
Monthly benefit (dollars)

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

755,706

100.0

408,516

100.0

347,190

100.0

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

5,975
10,313
24,377
29,931
32,948

0.8
1.4
3.2
4.0
4.4

3,279
3,779
8,886
10,878
11,920

0.8
0.9
2.2
2.7
2.9

2,696
6,534
15,491
19,053
21,028

0.8
1.9
4.5
5.5
6.1

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

63,380
82,379
75,693
68,578
60,175

8.4
10.9
10.0
9.1
8.0

22,497
31,411
32,588
32,770
31,907

5.5
7.7
8.0
8.0
7.8

40,883
50,968
43,105
35,808
28,268

11.8
14.7
12.4
10.3
8.1

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

52,176
45,287
38,609
33,058
29,236

6.9
6.0
5.1
4.4
3.9

30,292
28,989
26,533
23,933
22,222

7.4
7.1
6.5
5.9
5.4

21,884
16,298
12,076
9,125
7,014

6.3
4.7
3.5
2.6
2.0

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00 or more

37,711
65,880

5.0
8.7

29,777
56,855

7.3
13.9

7,934
9,025

2.3
2.6

Total

Average benefit (dollars)

937.50

1,064.90

787.60

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are
computed.
Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003 ♦ 115

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 42.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family
composition, 2003

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
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

Number
of families

Percentage of
Average primary Average monthly families receiving
Number of insurance amount
family benefit maximum family
beneficiaries
(dollars)
(dollars)
benefit a

320,499
289,297

320,499
289,297

1,094.40
803.60

1,064.40
785.40

10.1
22.0

68,719
56,502

181,912
148,643

1,080.80
815.70

1,524.20
1,100.20

88.0
91.8

69,139
38,605
17,477

138,278
115,815
76,462

979.90
957.00
896.50

1,357.10
1,331.40
1,240.30

89.2
90.6
89.6

6,166

12,360

1,369.20

1,649.30

8.6

131
5,048
5,217
3,795

427
15,147
20,869
20,971

1,307.10
1,130.70
1,093.30
1,021.00

2,074.30
1,633.90
1,560.50
1,428.20

67.2
87.0
87.6
82.5

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
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.
Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases; they 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: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

116 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 43.
Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 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 c

609,796

40,959

22,112

30,587

50,453

76,218

118,516

157,764

113,187

6,297
14,060

0
871

b
1,412

b
2,279

b
2,837

31
2,493

182
2,090

1,037
1,459

5,039
619

69,139
38,605
17,477

5,216
3,395
1,733

5,310
5,436
3,551

8,454
8,384
4,753

13,608
9,281
3,896

14,150
6,174
1,934

11,721
3,530
948

7,572
1,831
491

3,108
574
171

221,103

33,268

20,979

29,103

36,661

33,425

29,771

25,356

12,540

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 c

100.0

6.7

3.6

5.0

8.3

12.5

19.4

25.9

18.6

100.0
100.0

0
6.2

b
10.0

b
16.2

b
20.2

0.5
17.7

2.9
14.9

16.5
10.4

80.0
4.4

100.0
100.0
100.0

7.5
8.8
9.9

7.7
14.1
20.3

12.2
21.7
27.2

19.7
24.0
22.3

20.5
16.0
11.1

17.0
9.1
5.4

11.0
4.7
2.8

4.5
1.5
1.0

29.3

63.8

55.5

53.4

45.8

33.1

21.7

14.9

10.2

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
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.
Data exclude closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
c. 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.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003 ♦ 117

Benefits Withheld from All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 44.
Number, by reason for withholding benefit, December 2003
Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

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

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers workers

All
beneficiaries

Workers

Total

559,554

102,492

55,466

218,127

6,841

4,159

19,982

88,784

63,703

Address unknown

18,186

8,672

393

6,536

149

263

281

327

1,565

5,952

3,892

141

1,565

6

7

95

54

192

14,062

5,806

793

6,604

102

254

120

109

274

7,908
4,300

1,851
1,515

516
a

5,329
1,864

114
a

...
23

98
79

...
127

...
680

38,583
42,379
10,998
30,748

25,780
33,470
...
...

871
294
10,998
30,688

10,324
390
...
a

72
38
...
a

114
133
...
...

475
1,364
...
...

310
1,151
...
...

637
5,539
...
...

113

...

...

...

...

...

...

113

...

2,479
338,314
45,532

...
...
21,506

1,946
7,354
a

...
169,277
a

...
6,072
276

533
2,332
500

...
15,504
1,966

...
85,521
1,072

...
52,254
2,562

Reason

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

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2003 regardless of when their benefits
were initially withheld.
. . . = 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.

118 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 45.
Number and rate, 1960–2003
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

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

------

------

20,014
17,723
17,857
18,842
20,034

33
29
28
29
30
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003 ♦ 119

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 45.
Number and rate, 1960–2003—Continued
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Year

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

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

------

------

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

33
34
37
38
41

2000
2001
2002
2003

493,651
513,472
535,465
501,222

86
83
82
73

460,351
459,073
479,364
447,485

91
87
87
76

-21,411
21,379
20,707

-105
103
99

33,300
32,988
34,722
33,030

46
45
47
44

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000, Social Security Disabled Beneficiaries 100 Percent file and Annual
Termination file (100 percent data); beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100
percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

120 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 46.
Number, by reason for termination, 2003

Reason for termination
Total
Death of beneficiary
Termination resulting
from death of worker
Attainment of age—
18 by children
19 by students
FRA by disabled
workers
FRA 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 c
Miscellaneous
reasons d
Student no longer
attending school
Other

Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

All
beneficiaries

Workers

923,015

447,485

48,969

280,623

92,201

20,707

9,476

6,091

17,463

211,118

185,209

1,421

714

39

6,750

544

3,076

13,365

34,645

...

6,476

25,307

1,178

...

1,676

8

...

181,232
4,848

...
...

...
...

181,232
...

...
4,848

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

225,519

199,662

15,817

5,839

327

...

3,874

...

...

12,378

...

...

...

...

12,378

...

...

...

16,098

...

16,098

...

...

...

...

...

...

7,972

...

2,510

3,288

257

65

356

256

1,240

3,621

...

1,505

795

35

524

177

391

194

97,891
--

53,396
13,701

2,177
--

36,682
--

361
--

290
57

1,740
--

795
--

2,450
--

--

27,926

--

--

--

159

--

--

--

--

11,769

--

--

--

66

--

--

--

83,752
43,941

...
9,218

...
2,965

...
26,766

83,752
1,404

...
700

...
1,109

...
1,565

...
214

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

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers workers

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file and the Termination Supplement file, 100 percent data.
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.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
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. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they are engaging in substantial gainful
activity during the extended period of eligibility.
d. 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.

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Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 47.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2003
Total
State or area

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

501,222

73

447,485

76

20,707

99

33,030

44

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

11,632
657
8,850
7,551
42,419

68
68
75
72
74

10,201
610
8,187
6,728
38,611

69
70
77
73
77

613
18
280
365
1,390

94
78
91
96
101

818
29
383
458
2,418

48
40
44
51
39

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

5,862
5,327
1,589
878
31,655

80
74
79
83
78

5,428
4,776
1,460
786
29,117

82
79
82
88
81

178
186
48
24
1,045

102
119
97
87
92

256
365
81
68
1,493

44
38
42
51
45

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

15,959
1,522
2,132
18,160
11,185

77
78
74
75
75

14,306
1,374
1,940
15,998
9,930

80
82
76
79
78

713
54
67
828
429

98
114
86
112
89

940
94
125
1,334
826

47
40
49
42
48

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

4,627
4,195
11,234
9,621
3,122

72
76
67
75
66

4,043
3,744
9,807
8,062
2,757

75
78
68
78
66

163
138
651
629
121

96
90
93
109
102

421
313
776
930
244

49
52
48
51
54

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

7,562
11,032
17,701
6,866
8,230

80
69
69
73
72

6,885
9,915
15,517
6,140
7,233

85
72
72
77
74

260
322
780
179
417

109
95
97
98
92

417
795
1,404
547
580

38
44
42
48
49

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

12,118
1,672
2,588
3,719
2,123

73
77
75
85
66

10,760
1,508
2,265
3,484
1,924

75
79
76
86
67

531
71
91
119
74

99
120
112
108
102

827
93
232
116
125

51
43
55
47
46

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

13,094
3,188
31,974
18,844
938

79
73
73
73
76

11,886
2,877
28,402
17,027
820

85
75
76
75
81

400
137
1,210
711
32

95
112
99
85
115

808
174
2,362
1,106
86

41
41
42
48
42

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

20,499
6,989
5,858
21,589
2,027

78
77
76
70
67

17,799
6,243
5,367
18,923
1,807

82
80
79
73
68

1,035
327
195
970
72

111
100
98
100
108

1,665
419
296
1,696
148

47
46
42
43
48

All areas

a

(Continued)

122 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 47.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2003—Continued
Total
State or area

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

10,086
1,211
14,231
28,765
2,223

74
77
75
76
75

9,051
1,054
12,617
25,831
2,011

76
80
77
80
79

464
49
710
1,332
61

94
127
95
99
87

571
108
904
1,602
151

43
52
49
40
45

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,206
12,526
8,901
5,609
8,462
790

73
73
73
65
73
80

1,072
11,253
8,094
4,783
7,571
709

75
76
75
66
77
82

48
524
321
393
229
28

110
93
107
107
85
112

86
749
486
433
662
53

46
44
43
43
42
60

8,603
1,821

54
81

7,260
1,532

55
97

537
138

104
149

806
151

35
27

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary
Record file, 100 percent data.
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.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 48.
Distribution of workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2003
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

25,780

2,460

5,763

8,898

6,825

1,834

67

24

22

14

a

a

843
942
1,843

39
34
227

166
268
474

316
461
562

269
162
437

53
17
143

872
7,544
2,378

311
816
174

271
1,975
389

215
2,856
733

70
1,652
864

5
245
218

177
1,308
597
942

34
38
35
106

56
156
91
272

56
334
221
319

a
533
211
194

a
247
39
51

4,587
2,626
333
69
56
596

121
419
18
a
a
56

618
771
58
26
14
136

1,664
810
101
18
22
196

1,622
483
97
18
12
168

562
143
59
a
a
40
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124 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 48.
Distribution of workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2003—Continued
Total

Diagnostic group

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

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

1.0

0.4

0.2

a

a

3.3
3.7
7.1

1.6
1.4
9.2

2.9
4.7
8.2

3.6
5.2
6.3

3.9
2.4
6.4

2.9
0.9
7.8

3.4
29.3
9.2

12.6
33.2
7.1

4.7
34.3
6.7

2.4
32.1
8.2

1.0
24.2
12.7

0.3
13.4
11.9

0.7
5.1
2.3
3.7

1.4
1.5
1.4
4.3

1.0
2.7
1.6
4.7

0.6
3.8
2.5
3.6

a
7.8
3.1
2.8

a
13.5
2.1
2.8

17.8
10.2
1.3
0.3
0.2
2.3

4.9
17.0
0.7
a
a
2.3

10.7
13.4
1.0
0.5
0.2
2.4

18.7
9.1
1.1
0.2
0.2
2.2

23.8
7.1
1.4
0.3
0.2
2.5

30.6
7.8
3.2
a
a
2.2

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2003 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.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 49.
Distribution of workers with benefits terminated because of successful return to work, by diagnostic group
and age, 2003
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

27,926

1,894

7,416

9,824

6,745

2,047

84

a

36

13

12

a

991
1,245
1,737

33
18
131

176
377
504

413
622
594

293
209
366

76
19
142

1,801
9,365
1,303

303
609
88

795
2,755
249

520
3,561
362

154
2,080
442

29
360
162

180
1,217
448
1,003

30
31
13
74

76
134
80
330

38
285
150
348

29
486
173
220

7
281
32
31

4,237
3,157
370
62
46
680

96
392
12
a
a
38

586
1,077
72
12
8
149

1,557
985
102
23
17
234

1,353
580
113
21
16
198

645
123
71
a
a
61

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

a

0.5

0.1

0.2

a

3.5
4.5
6.2

1.7
1.0
6.9

2.4
5.1
6.8

4.2
6.3
6.0

4.3
3.1
5.4

3.7
0.9
6.9

6.4
33.5
4.7

16.0
32.2
4.6

10.7
37.1
3.4

5.3
36.2
3.7

2.3
30.8
6.6

1.4
17.6
7.9

0.6
4.4
1.6
3.6

1.6
1.6
0.7
3.9

1.0
1.8
1.1
4.4

0.4
2.9
1.5
3.5

0.4
7.2
2.6
3.3

0.3
13.7
1.6
1.5

15.2
11.3
1.3
0.2
0.2
2.4

5.1
20.7
0.6
a
a
2.0

7.9
14.5
1.0
0.2
0.1
2.0

15.8
10.0
1.0
0.2
0.2
2.4

20.1
8.6
1.7
0.3
0.2
2.9

31.5
6.0
3.5
a
a
3.0

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Termination Supplement file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: 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.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 50.
Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits withheld or terminated, by diagnostic group and
age, December 2003 (in dollars)
Total

Diagnostic group

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

Withheld
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

958.90

761.40

897.30

972.70

1,044.40

1,032.20

853.80

798.50

853.60

875.70

1,009.10

946.60

866.10
992.60
1,042.50

796.60
860.70
875.70

838.10
907.60
1,002.80

850.00
1,037.00
1,050.20

896.80
1,037.00
1,138.40

945.70
971.10
1,115.20

671.50
887.60
1,158.80

629.50
728.70
887.90

697.60
838.70
1,095.40

685.00
911.00
1,200.00

679.90
972.20
1,211.40

1,167.90
967.10
1,140.40

1,040.30
1,072.40
1,099.10
1,063.10

801.90
837.80
770.80
823.80

950.30
988.70
985.20
962.60

1,204.80
1,038.50
1,088.60
1,109.70

1,127.60
1,114.90
1,193.50
1,221.50

1,433.30
1,115.40
1,208.20
1,201.50

944.00
948.70
918.50
996.90
969.50
914.80

753.60
777.50
741.20
742.20
896.80
706.70

896.90
917.40
816.00
856.20
824.30
893.00

937.70
974.60
915.40
1,042.60
918.50
955.40

982.60
1,065.80
1,005.00
1,196.60
1,209.50
948.90

944.10
1,077.10
936.60
1,083.50
1,111.30
937.30

Terminated
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

875.10

745.70

830.70

875.80

939.20

941.60

831.90

802.40

828.30

896.90

823.50

818.90

830.10
925.80
974.50

860.60
936.50
878.30

835.20
897.70
954.60

810.40
928.00
980.90

835.10
962.60
1,018.20

892.80
995.00
994.30

693.60
823.70
1,049.60

651.30
702.90
861.50

678.70
790.60
999.40

709.70
822.50
1,075.60

788.30
888.60
1,091.10

750.40
917.80
1,057.90

899.80
954.80
964.40
955.40

754.50
792.20
647.30
791.50

807.00
884.70
845.30
911.30

988.00
930.10
939.70
965.80

1,148.30
968.70
1,066.20
1,046.40

1,021.60
1,007.00
956.00
1,052.10

897.20
896.10
865.80
839.90
879.50
902.10

788.70
767.70
844.60
595.00
699.90
796.90

897.50
860.20
797.70
918.40
727.40
820.70

890.20
927.10
840.30
832.20
951.10
899.60

917.10
974.90
920.00
867.50
899.80
975.60

887.90
1,000.00
888.70
719.00
891.10
937.50

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file and Termination
Supplement file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 51.
Distribution, by state or other area, 2003
Workers with benefits terminated
because of successful return
to work, calendar year

Workers with benefits withheld
because of substantial work,
December
All workers,
December

Number

Percentage
of all workers

Number

Percentage
of all workers

5,868,541

25,780

0.4

27,926

0.5

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

148,715
8,719
106,001
91,584
500,805

240
54
556
258
2,619

0.2
0.6
0.5
0.3
0.5

331
52
596
307
2,688

0.2
0.6
0.6
0.3
0.5

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

66,080
60,506
17,778
8,963
360,386

403
401
107
27
1,328

0.6
0.7
0.6
0.3
0.4

590
369
128
51
1,570

0.9
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.4

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

179,753
16,744
25,519
202,250
127,447

424
89
78
1,258
556

0.2
0.5
0.3
0.6
0.4

579
70
112
1,326
628

0.3
0.4
0.4
0.7
0.5

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

53,793
47,741
145,116
103,784
41,733

275
296
399
341
270

0.5
0.6
0.3
0.3
0.6

283
247
384
375
281

0.5
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.7

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

80,733
138,588
215,789
80,252
97,461

354
983
927
530
190

0.4
0.7
0.4
0.7
0.2

508
1,169
1,144
610
244

0.6
0.8
0.5
0.8
0.3

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

143,681
18,983
29,638
40,414
28,510

608
70
183
201
269

0.4
0.4
0.6
0.5
0.9

556
86
160
253
228

0.4
0.5
0.5
0.6
0.8

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

140,617
38,332
371,648
225,926
10,073

832
144
2,343
616
45

0.6
0.4
0.6
0.3
0.4

805
188
2,211
783
53

0.6
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.5

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

218,386
78,407
67,580
259,516
26,447

1,194
204
299
1,277
185

0.5
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.7

1,305
264
341
1,110
154

0.6
0.3
0.5
0.4
0.6

State or area
All areas

a

(Continued)

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 51.
Distribution, by state or other area, 2003—Continued
Workers with benefits withheld
because of substantial work,
December

Workers with benefits terminated
because of 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

118,734
13,250
164,127
324,308
25,583

205
97
425
1,114
139

0.2
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.5

354
80
520
1,322
134

0.3
0.6
0.3
0.4
0.5

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

14,246
147,946
108,082
72,182
98,234
8,685

130
591
677
183
641
53

0.9
0.4
0.6
0.3
0.7
0.6

112
705
653
130
626
61

0.8
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.6
0.7

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

132,648
15,873

80
12

0.1
0.1

71
19

0.1
0.1

State or area

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file and Termination
Supplement file, 100 percent data.
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.

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