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

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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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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)

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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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