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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