Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 31.
Number, selected years 1960–2004
Workers and nondisabled dependents
Year

Total

Workers

Children
Spouses under age 18

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

763,363
809,424
799,180
795,690
801,893

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Adult children of—

Students
aged 18–19

Widow(er)s

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,051,900
1,118,300
1,219,670
1,259,672
1,311,031

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706
775,244

38,500
41,100
43,301
44,638
45,649

263,200
268,800
293,131
302,756
313,640

74,600
75,700
77,927
82,447
96,871

27,600
26,500
28,339
27,324
27,744

7,000
9,800
8,507
9,740
13,301

21,100
22,300
22,798
21,836
22,127

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; from 2000 to 2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent sample; data
after 2001 are 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards in 2002 and 2003 and expedited reinstatement cases since 2002.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2004/

ndisabled Dependents

Adult children of—
Deceased
workers
9,819
8,668
9,425
11,182
10,626
9,745
9,685
11,223
12,556
12,709
13,244
12,117
11,512
10,975
11,277
11,684
13,846
13,819
12,590
11,930
11,061
10,616
10,914
11,430
9,200
12,200
15,284
15,225
16,455

urity Bulletin, based on the
file, 1 percent sample; data

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 32.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2004
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

Male

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

Number

Female

Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

Number

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

775,244

968.50

416,560

1,098.60

358,684

23,028
28,739
37,877
53,209
80,324
103,685
140,414
175,916
132,052

490.60
652.50
750.90
816.70
879.40
946.50
1,018.50
1,083.60
1,109.20

13,217
14,979
19,038
27,136
40,830
53,347
73,770
97,336
76,907

500.50
670.20
785.50
868.00
960.20
1,057.10
1,160.10
1,257.20
1,286.40

9,811
13,760
18,839
26,073
39,494
50,338
66,644
78,580
55,145

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

45,649

243.70

2,364

169.20

43,285

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

19,049
2,419
2,910
3,824
4,077
3,123
1,698
998

181.80
118.40
137.50
161.80
192.00
220.90
243.80
272.60

1,033
80
138
175
238
194
112
96

134.40
85.00
115.40
126.90
135.90
142.60
148.50
179.30

18,016
2,339
2,772
3,649
3,839
2,929
1,586
902

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

26,600
22,363
4,237

288.00
281.40
322.70

1,331
663
668

196.30
169.60
222.90

25,269
21,700
3,569

423,812

257.90

220,767

260.10

203,045

313,640
54,603
69,510
104,455
85,072

228.30
183.40
197.00
228.20
282.90

159,612
27,920
35,373
53,092
43,227

228.10
183.40
196.50
228.70
282.20

154,028
26,683
34,137
51,363
41,845

Students aged 18–19

96,871

348.50

53,500

350.70

43,371

Disabled aged 18 or older

13,301

294.60

7,655

294.60

5,646

Children of disabled workers
Total
Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17

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

27,744

593.20

1,451

432.70

26,293

10,594
14,646
2,504

587.60
598.50
585.50

567
759
125

423.20
435.10
460.50

10,027
13,887
2,379

Adult children
Total

51,883

424.90

29,598

425.50

22,285

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

13,301
22,127
16,455

294.60
401.60
561.50

7,655
12,553
9,390

294.60
400.30
566.00

5,646
9,574
7,065

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

21,350
6,883
7,525
7,660
5,495
1,789
675
303
123
80

425.40
433.50
437.50
432.00
402.40
379.90
395.40
417.80
429.50
489.40

12,387
3,837
4,192
4,426
3,151
963
370
174
62
36

431.10
440.70
431.40
431.90
392.80
364.00
378.20
428.80
347.80
519.70

8,963
3,046
3,333
3,234
2,344
826
305
129
61
44

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

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2004/

nd Nondisabled Dependents

Female
Average monthly
benefit a (dollars)

817.40
477.30
633.20
715.90
763.30
795.80
829.20
861.90
868.50
862.00

247.70

184.60
119.50
138.60
163.50
195.50
226.10
250.60
282.50
292.80
284.80
341.30

255.50
228.60
183.40
197.60
227.70
283.60
345.90
294.70

602.00
596.90
607.40
592.00

.

re averages are computed.

424.00

294.70
403.30
555.50
417.60
424.50
445.10
432.00
415.30
398.40
416.20
402.90
512.50
464.60