Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Chart 9.
Disabled-worker awards, by selected diagnostic group, 2004
In 2004, 775,244 disabled workers were awarded benefits. The primary impairment group was diseases of the
musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (27.1 percent), 24.9 percent had a mental disorder, 11.0 percent
had circulatory problems, 9.5 percent had neoplasms, 8.3 percent had a disease of the nervous system and sense
organs, and 19.1 percent had other impairments.

Neoplasms
9%
Other
19%

Nervous system
and sense organs
8%

Circulatory system
11%

Musculoskeletal system
and connective tissue
27%

Mental disorders
25%
SOURCE: Table 33.
NOTE: Percentages do not add to 100 because of rounding.

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Table 33.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2004
Workers

Total
Diagnostic group

Widow(er)s

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

854,871

100.0

775,244

100.0

2,236

0.3

1,166

26,588
10,926
31,443

3.1
1.3
3.7

45,941
192,846
74,952

Number

Adult children

Percent

Number

Percent

27,744

100.0

51,883

100.0

0.2

41

0.1

1,029

2.0

24,341
10,510
29,580

3.1
1.4
3.8

1,893
233
735

6.8
0.8
2.6

354
183
1,128

0.7
0.4
2.2

5.4
22.6
8.8

20,479
172,353
73,637

2.6
22.2
9.5

1,035
6,306
1,016

3.7
22.7
3.7

24,427
14,187
299

47.1
27.3
0.6

2,782
88,579
18,600
17,505

0.3
10.4
2.2
2.0

2,479
85,449
18,045
16,869

0.3
11.0
2.3
2.2

55
2,787
433
350

0.2
10.0
1.6
1.3

248
343
122
286

0.5
0.7
0.2
0.6

219,133
73,057
34,252
1,790
2,146
12,095

25.6
8.5
4.0
0.2
0.3
1.4

210,315
64,566
32,562
1,709
1,909
9,275

27.1
8.3
4.2
0.2
0.2
1.2

8,198
2,032
1,559
50
47
974

29.5
7.3
5.6
0.2
0.2
3.5

620
6,459
131
31
190
1,846

1.2
12.4
0.3
0.1
0.4
3.6

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

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

447,609

100.0

416,560

100.0

1,451

100.0

29,598

100.0

1,181

0.3

620

0.1

5

0.3

556

1.9

13,141
7,523
20,285

2.9
1.7
4.5

12,906
7,409
19,420

3.1
1.8
4.7

60
20
67

4.1
1.4
4.6

175
94
798

0.6
0.3
2.7

25,834
91,026
38,553

5.8
20.3
8.6

12,401
81,794
38,335

3.0
19.6
9.2

56
276
45

3.9
19.0
3.1

13,377
8,956
173

45.2
30.3
0.6

1,344
58,988
11,252
10,571

0.3
13.2
2.5
2.4

1,191
58,577
11,144
10,376

0.3
14.1
2.7
2.5

7
234
41
41

0.5
16.1
2.8
2.8

146
177
67
154

0.5
0.6
0.2
0.5

106,870
36,592
16,943
780
972
5,754

23.9
8.2
3.8
0.2
0.2
1.3

106,200
33,057
16,830
762
867
4,671

25.5
7.9
4.0
0.2
0.2
1.1

380
88
62
a
a
65

26.2
6.1
4.3
a
a
4.5

290
3,447
51
a
a
1,018

1.0
11.6
0.2
a
a
3.4
(Continued)

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Table 33.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2004—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

407,262

100.0

358,684

100.0

26,293

100.0

22,285

100.0

1,055

0.3

546

0.2

36

0.1

473

2.1

13,447
3,403
11,158

3.3
0.8
2.7

11,435
3,101
10,160

3.2
0.9
2.8

1,833
213
668

7.0
0.8
2.5

179
89
330

0.8
0.4
1.5

20,107
101,820
36,399

4.9
25.0
8.9

8,078
90,559
35,302

2.3
25.2
9.8

979
6,030
971

3.7
22.9
3.7

11,050
5,231
126

49.6
23.5
0.6

1,438
29,591
7,348
6,934

0.4
7.3
1.8
1.7

1,288
26,872
6,901
6,493

0.4
7.5
1.9
1.8

48
2,553
392
309

0.2
9.7
1.5
1.2

102
166
55
132

0.5
0.7
0.2
0.6

112,263
36,465
17,309
1,010
1,174
6,341

27.6
9.0
4.3
0.2
0.3
1.6

104,115
31,509
15,732
947
1,042
4,604

29.0
8.8
4.4
0.3
0.3
1.3

7,818
1,944
1,497
a
a
909

29.7
7.4
5.7
a
a
3.5

330
3,012
80
a
a
828

1.5
13.5
0.4
a
a
3.7

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude 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 the age of 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
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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Table 34.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2004
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

775,244

100.0

968.50

27,744

100.0

593.20

51,883

100.0

424.90

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

19,726
1,116
14,796
12,709
72,999

2.5
0.1
1.9
1.6
9.4

952.00
969.20
984.90
919.40
920.70

949
43
393
587
2,006

3.4
0.2
1.4
2.1
7.2

555.90
605.80
625.80
534.90
637.90

1,205
81
787
803
4,408

2.3
0.2
1.5
1.5
8.5

402.60
444.40
438.70
350.10
451.90

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

7,703
7,591
2,874
1,399
39,752

1.0
1.0
0.4
0.2
5.1

993.90
1,031.60
1,003.50
844.10
961.80

222
195
75
20
1,458

0.8
0.7
0.3
0.1
5.3

588.30
596.00
587.70
662.70
563.90

419
606
111
83
2,390

0.8
1.2
0.2
0.2
4.6

441.30
434.50
424.50
420.20
428.30

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

20,793
2,348
3,331
27,244
16,883

2.7
0.3
0.4
3.5
2.2

975.20
996.90
921.70
1,013.80
996.80

861
67
87
953
660

3.1
0.2
0.3
3.4
2.4

556.20
662.40
597.50
607.90
605.00

1,207
133
246
2,145
1,289

2.3
0.3
0.5
4.1
2.5

421.10
437.90
437.90
435.60
434.50

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

6,753
6,811
17,377
14,589
4,770

0.9
0.9
2.2
1.9
0.6

940.40
971.50
930.60
934.60
881.70

199
221
904
855
150

0.7
0.8
3.3
3.1
0.5

603.60
536.20
610.40
634.30
542.50

673
518
1,163
1,290
358

1.3
1.0
2.2
2.5
0.7

358.70
372.80
404.10
401.40
349.20

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

12,830
18,124
28,755
11,322
11,464

1.7
2.3
3.7
1.5
1.5

1,006.60
968.40
1,028.80
970.80
914.50

311
401
1,025
227
552

1.1
1.4
3.7
0.8
2.0

627.50
607.80
689.40
589.70
535.00

611
1,397
2,049
902
838

1.2
2.7
3.9
1.7
1.6

478.50
420.30
486.20
395.80
380.90

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

19,423
2,062
4,196
6,049
3,933

2.5
0.3
0.5
0.8
0.5

955.90
895.00
927.40
1,006.10
979.60

698
78
118
169
97

2.5
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.3

577.90
628.90
510.70
641.00
505.60

1,346
165
349
267
248

2.6
0.3
0.7
0.5
0.5

390.50
378.40
374.20
469.00
392.40

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

20,475
5,735
50,917
27,216
1,208

2.6
0.7
6.6
3.5
0.2

1,084.40
917.60
1,030.70
969.70
903.20

562
171
1,548
1,077
31

2.0
0.6
5.6
3.9
0.1

598.40
607.50
610.40
512.00
519.60

1,462
361
3,486
1,672
126

2.8
0.7
6.7
3.2
0.2

457.80
419.50
450.80
414.80
372.50

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

29,531
11,862
8,395
36,255
3,577

3.8
1.5
1.1
4.7
0.5

943.90
931.10
990.70
979.30
914.30

1,165
477
270
1,230
87

4.2
1.7
1.0
4.4
0.3

637.00
592.10
632.40
605.40
535.30

2,099
687
587
2,445
202

4.0
1.3
1.1
4.7
0.4

427.10
408.60
424.20
437.20
419.30

State or area
All areas

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

(Continued)

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Table 34.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2004—Continued
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

13,903
1,521
20,046
51,056
3,456

1.8
0.2
2.6
6.6
0.4

972.00
911.50
947.40
947.10
968.70

680
45
972
1,984
103

2.5
0.2
3.5
7.2
0.4

513.80
498.20
519.90
610.10
676.30

798
164
1,120
2,833
315

1.5
0.3
2.2
5.5
0.6

429.20
342.80
425.80
425.20
447.90

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,840
19,532
15,075
8,540
13,616
1,229

0.2
2.5
1.9
1.1
1.8
0.2

899.30
983.20
999.80
981.50
995.90
971.60

53
704
447
512
376
36

0.2
2.5
1.6
1.8
1.4
0.1

559.10
589.70
640.00
650.30
611.10
514.90

149
1,191
1,111
571
1,197
72

0.3
2.3
2.1
1.1
2.3
0.1

396.80
426.10
486.50
412.10
393.80
427.90

9,144
1,393

1.2
0.2

839.00
753.70

522
111

1.9
0.4

481.60
575.90

923
225

1.8
0.4

313.80
324.70

State or area

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other a

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

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 expedited reinstatement cases.
a. 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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