Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 45.
Number and rate, 1960–2004
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Year

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

493,651
513,472
535,465
501,222
525,418

86
83
82
73
73

460,351
459,073
479,364
447,485
470,017

91
87
87
76
76

-21,411
21,379
20,707
23,572

-105
103
99
112

33,300
32,988
34,722
33,030
31,829

a

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 Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, and Annual
Termination file, 100 percent data; from 2001 to 2003, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data;
in 2004, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and 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.
a. Data include closed period awards.
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ll Disabled Beneficiaries

Adult children
Rate
24
27
26
31
32
33
34
40
44
46
44
41
46
39
45
42
42
42
42
43
32
33
35
40
38
32
31
30
34
34
33
29
28
29
30

33
34
37
38
41
46
45
47
44
42

ecurity Bulletin, based on the
0 percent data, and Annual
Record file, 100 percent data;
dents Master Beneficiary

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 46.
Number, by reason for termination, 2004
Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

All
beneficiaries

Workers

Total

961,581

470,017

48,951

284,617

102,595

Death of beneficiary

214,967

188,205

1,439

753

49,846

...

7,201

193,534
12,869

...
...

FRA by disabled
workers

233,894

FRA by disabled
widow(er)s

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

23,572

8,834

4,682

61

6,448

589

3,120

38,752

1,509

...

2,384

...

...
...

193,534
...

...
12,869

...
...

...
...

...
...

206,346

17,672

6,157

321

...

3,398

...

16,273

...

...

...

...

16,273

...

...

1,082

1,082

...

...

...

...

...

...

Termination of spouse's
benefit because child
attains age 16

16,497

...

16,497

...

...

...

...

...

Marriage, remarriage, or
divorce of beneficiary

5,386

...

1,899

2,012

196

11

425

248

Entitlement to an equal or
larger Social Security
benefit

2,393

...

1,087

201

12

315

130

275

116,371
--

54,061
25,256

2,745
--

41,955
--

12,011
--

229
59

1,716
638

889
229

Work above substantial gainful activity d

--

28,613

--

--

--

166

965

593

Miscellaneous
reasons e

--

192

--

--

--

4

113

67

Student no longer
attending school
Other

75,583
22,886

...
20,323

...
411

...
1,253

75,583
33

...
296

...
192

...
150

Reason for termination

Termination resulting
from death of worker
Attainment of age—
18 by children
19 by students

a

Elected reduced
retirement

Does not meet medical
standards b
Medical improvement c

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

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction 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.
Data include closed period awards.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
a. Beneficiaries are terminated from the Disability Trust Fund and start receiving benefits from the Retirement Survivor Trust Fund.
b. 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.
c. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they are engaging in substantial gainful activity
during the extended period of eligibility.
e. Includes beneficiaries who did not comply with alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs or who refused vocational rehabilitation services.
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isabled Beneficiaries

Adult children of—
Deceased
workers
18,313
14,352
...
...
...
...
...
...

...
595

373
2,765
901
1,710
154
...
228

year regardless of the

or Trust Fund.

Disabled widow(er)s and
nts for disability benefits.

abouts are unknown.

stantial gainful activity

al rehabilitation services.

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 47.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2004
Total
State or area

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

525,418

73

470,017

76

23,572

112

31,829

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

12,291
732
9,223
8,053
43,783

67
72
73
73
72

10,794
667
8,509
7,181
40,009

68
73
74
74
76

654
34
331
417
1,502

98
140
106
107
107

843
31
383
455
2,272

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

5,748
5,562
1,564
861
33,591

75
76
71
78
79

5,304
5,037
1,427
770
30,816

77
81
73
82
82

177
187
66
36
1,343

101
122
129
143
117

267
338
71
55
1,432

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

17,113
1,507
2,266
18,615
11,806

80
73
74
74
75

15,298
1,386
2,072
16,462
10,451

82
78
76
78
78

888
47
75
852
539

123
100
96
115
111

927
74
119
1,301
816

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

4,963
4,431
11,373
9,800
3,090

74
76
64
73
62

4,336
3,918
9,864
8,447
2,778

77
77
64
76
63

222
199
695
626
138

134
128
99
107
118

405
314
814
727
174

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

8,016
11,185
18,721
6,925
8,454

81
67
70
70
71

7,294
9,992
16,430
6,163
7,470

85
69
72
72
73

292
373
928
209
459

123
112
115
115
100

430
820
1,363
553
525

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

12,831
1,823
2,943
3,888
2,379

74
81
81
82
69

11,408
1,633
2,645
3,674
2,151

75
83
85
84
70

578
79
99
112
98

106
133
120
97
133

845
111
199
102
130

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

13,671
3,250
33,578
19,915
967

80
69
74
74
76

12,320
2,948
30,002
17,887
853

84
71
77
75
81

528
133
1,321
967
29

128
109
109
114
99

823
169
2,255
1,061
85

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

21,139
7,396
6,100
22,535
2,081

77
76
76
69
66

18,492
6,593
5,581
19,926
1,896

80
78
78
72
68

1,095
403
215
1,017
64

119
122
106
104
94

1,552
400
304
1,592
121

All areas

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

10,408
1,213
14,797
30,473
2,426

73
74
74
75
78

9,376
1,065
13,096
27,402
2,185

75
77
76
78
80

543
55
857
1,492
91

108
143
114
109
128

489
93
844
1,579
150

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,280
12,714
9,280
5,665
8,841
877

74
71
71
63
72
85

1,147
11,312
8,503
4,832
7,772
787

77
72
74
64
74
86

44
655
334
339
356
42

99
117
109
92
132
179

89
747
443
494
713
48

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other a

11,074
2,201

68
97

9,744
1,912

72
118

581
156

114
172

749
133

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and 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.
Data includes closed period awards.
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.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004
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Disabled Beneficiaries

Adult children
Rate
42
49
41
43
50
36
46
36
37
42
42
46
32
45
40
48
47
52
50
40
38
40
46
41
48
44
52
51
47
39
46
41
39
40
45
42
44
43
42
41
39

37
45
45
38
44
47
43
37
49
45
54

33
24
Disabled Beneficiaries and