Annual Statistical

Report on the
Social Security
Disability Insurance
Program, 2005

Social Security Administration
Office of Policy
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics
500 E Street, SW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20254
SSA Publication No. 13-11826
Released: September 2006

Highlights 2005
Size and Scope of the Social Security Disability Program

Disability benefits were paid to approximately 7.5 million people.

Awards to disabled workers (821,207) accounted for about 90 percent of awards
to all disabled beneficiaries (909,681).

Payments to disabled beneficiaries totaled almost $76 billion.

Benefits were terminated for 499,662 disabled workers.

Supplemental Security Income payments were another source of income for
about 1 out of 6 disabled beneficiaries.

Profile of Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries

Workers accounted for the largest share of disabled beneficiaries (87 percent).

Average age was nearly 52.

Men represented about 54 percent.

Mental disorders was the diagnosis for about a third.

Average monthly benefit received was $938.

Supplemental Security Income payments were another source of income for
about 1 out of 7.

Preface
Since 1956, the Social Security program has provided cash benefits to people with disabilities. This annual report provides program and demographic information about the people
who receive those benefits. The basic topics covered are

beneficiaries in current-payment status;

workers’ compensation and public disability benefits;

benefits awarded, withheld, and terminated;

disabled workers who have returned to work;

outcomes of applications for disability benefits; and

disabled beneficiaries receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or
both.

Kia Masseaux compiled this report for publication, and Carolyn A. Harrison managed
the project. Carolyn A. Harrison, Art Kahn, Kevin Kulzer, and Clark Pickett wrote the programs to process the data and produce the statistical tables. Linda Martin wrote data
specifications. Glenda Carter, Kevin Kulzer, Connie Marion, and Linda Martin validated the
data. Staff of the Division of Information Resources edited the report and prepared the
print and electronic versions for publication.
Your suggestions and comments on this report are welcome and should be directed to
Kevin Kulzer at 410-965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov. For specific questions about the data,
please call or e-mail the contact listed on each table. For additional copies of the report,
please e-mail op.publications@ssa.gov or call 202-358-6274. This and other publications
on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs are available on our
Web site at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy.

Linda Drazga Maxfield
Associate Commissioner
for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics
September 2006

Notes
The Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) program provides benefits to retired workers
and their dependent family members and to survivors of deceased workers. The Disability
Insurance (DI) program provides benefits to disabled workers, their spouses, and children
(whether or not disabled).
Benefits are paid from the OASI and DI trust funds. However, not all disabled beneficiaries
are paid from the DI trust fund. All disabled widow(er)s' and most disabled adult children's
benefits are paid from the OASI trust fund. Persons receiving disability benefits from either
trust fund are referred to in this report as Social Security beneficiaries.
Numbers presented in these tables may differ slightly from other published statistics
because all tables are based on 100 percent data files. In addition, beginning in 2001, the
definition of an award was changed to include secondary benefit awards, subsequent periods of disability, and conversions from one class of child's benefit to another and to
exclude reinstated benefits. Those changes resulted in a slight increase in the award
counts.
The tables on noninstitutionalized beneficiaries based on the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) have been removed from the Annual Statistical Report on the
Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005. Because of increased attrition of survey participants over time and increasingly low match rates to administrative data,
attempts were made to improve the reliability of estimates based on the SIPP. The Office
of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (ORES) contracted with the Census Bureau to
conduct a special SIPP-based interview of Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security
Income beneficiaries. Estimates based on the additional data were not available when this
report was published. However, ORES anticipates publishing these estimates in another
publication as well as highlighting the changes in the data and the reliability of the estimates. This decision reinforces the inherent differences between the survey data used to
produce the estimates of noninstitutionalized beneficiaries and the administrative data
used in this publication.
All years are calendar years unless otherwise specified.

Contents
Background. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
History of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Definition of Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Types of Benefits Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Initial Disability Decisionmaking Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Appeals Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Benefit Calculations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Benefits Offset and Withheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Work Incentives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Benefit Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Charts
1.

All Social Security disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2.

All Social Security disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status,
December 1970–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

3.

Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 in current-payment status as a
percentage of state population aged 18–64, December 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

4.

Age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current-payment status, by sex,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

5.

Average monthly benefit of disabled beneficiaries in currentpayment status, by sex, December 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

6.

Disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by diagnostic group,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Tables

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
1.

Number, December 1960–2005, selected years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2.

Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

All Disabled Beneficiaries
3.

Number, average, and total monthly benefits, December 1960–2005. . . . . . . . . 20

4.

Number and average monthly benefit, by sex and age, December 2005 . . . . . . 22

5.

Distribution, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

6.

Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

7.

Average monthly benefit, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005 . . . . . . 27

8.

Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population
aged 18–64, by state, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

9.

Distribution, by state or other area, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

10.

Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005 . . . . . . . 33

11.

Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

12.

Number receiving Social Security disability benefits because of blindness
or deafness, by state or other area, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

13.

Total monthly benefits, by state or other area, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

14.

Number, by type of representative payee, December 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

15.

Representative payment, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005 . . . . . . 46

16.

Percentage distribution of disabled workers, by state or other area
and monthly benefit, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

17.

Percentage distribution of disabled widow(er)s, by state or other area
and monthly benefit, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

18.

Percentage distribution of disabled adult children, by state or other area
and monthly benefit, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Disabled Workers
19.

Percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1960–2005,
selected years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

20.

Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly
benefit, by age and sex, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

21.

Distribution, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

22.

Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group,
December 1996–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

23.

Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group,
December 1996–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

24.

Distribution, by diagnostic group and age, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

25.

Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement),
by worker’s smaller primary insurance amount and sex, December 2005 . . . . . 64

26.

Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement),
by type of secondary benefit and sex, December 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

27.

Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Disabled-Worker Families
28.

Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2005, selected years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

29.

Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly
family benefit, by family composition, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

30.

Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2005 . . . . . . . 73

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Beneficiaries Who Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation
or Public Disability Benefits
Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Charts
7.

Distribution of workers, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2005 . . . . . . . . 77

Tables
31.

Distribution of workers and nondisabled dependents who have filed,
by reason for having or not having an offset, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

32.

Distribution of workers and nondisabled dependents who have filed,
by state or other area of residence, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

33.

Distribution of workers who have filed, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

34.

Distribution of workers who have filed, by diagnostic group and sex,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated
Charts
8.

Social Security disability awards, 1980–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

9.

Average monthly benefit awards, by sex, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

10.

Disabled-worker awards, by selected diagnostic group, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Tables

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
35.

Number, selected years 1960–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

36.

Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2005 . . . . . . . . 89

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
37.

Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

38.

Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2005 . . . . . . . 93

Awards to Disabled Workers
39.

Percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1960–2005 . . . . . . . . .95

40.

Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

41.

Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group,
selected years 1975–2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

42.

Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group,
selected years 1975–2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

43.

Average primary insurance amount and average monthly benefit, by sex,
selected years 1960–2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

44.

Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

45.

Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

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Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
46.

Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly
family benefit, by family composition, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

47.

Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Benefits Withheld from All Disabled Beneficiaries
48.

Number, by reason for withholding benefit, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
49.

Number and rate, 1960–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

50.

Number, by reason for termination, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

51.

Number and rate, by state or other area, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Disabled Workers Who Work
52.

Distribution of workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work,
by diagnostic group and age, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

53.

Distribution of workers with benefits terminated because of successful
return to work, by diagnostic group and age, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

54.

Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits withheld,
by diagnostic group and age, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

55.

Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits terminated,
by diagnostic group and age, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

56.

Distribution, by state or other area, 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Reinstatement Status for Disabled Workers
57.

Number, by expedited reinstatement status, sex, and age, 2005 . . . . . . . . . . .130

Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Charts
11.

Final outcome of disabled-worker applications, 1995–2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Tables
58.

Outcomes at all adjudicative levels, by year of application, 1992–2004 . . . . . . 134

59.

Medical decisions at the initial adjudicative level, by year of application
and program, 1992–2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

60.

Medical decisions at the reconsideration level, by year of application
and program, 1992–2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

61.

Medical decisions at the hearing level or above, by year of application
and program, 1992–2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

62.

Percentage distribution of final medical allowances, by year of application
and reason for allowance, 1992–2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

63.

Percentage distribution of final medical denials, by year of application
and reason for denial, 1992–2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Charts
12.

Social Security and SSI beneficiaries aged 18–64 receiving benefits
on the basis of disability, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Tables
64.

Number aged 18–64, by program, December 1996–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

65.

Number aged 18–64 receiving Social Security benefits, by state or other area,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

66.

Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population
aged 18–64, by state, December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

67.

Distribution of beneficiaries aged 18–64, by diagnostic group,
December 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Appendix: Sampling Variability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

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Background
History of the Social Security Disability
Insurance Program
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the
Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935, the
original program was designed to pay benefits only to
retired workers aged 65 and older. The amendments of
1939 added two new categories of benefits: payments
to the spouse and minor children of a retired worker
(known as dependents benefits) and survivors benefits
paid to the family of a deceased worker. That change
transformed Social Security from a retirement program
for individuals into a family-based economic security
program.
The Social Security Amendments of 1954 initiated
the Disability Insurance (DI) program that provided the
public with additional coverage against economic insecurity. Effective as of 1955, there was a disability
"freeze" of workers' Social Security records during
years when they were unable to work. Although that
measure offered no cash benefits, it did prevent such
periods of disability from reducing or wiping out retirement and survivors benefits. This legislation outlined
the work requirements, the definition of disability, the
nature of the disability determinations, and the emphasis on rehabilitation, which are still fundamental to the
disability program.
On August 1, 1956, as he signed new disability legislation, President Eisenhower said, "We will . . .
endeavor to administer the disability [program] efficiently and effectively, [and] . . . to help rehabilitate the
disabled so that they may return to useful employment .
. . . I am hopeful that the new law . . . will advance the
economic security of the American people." These
amendments provided cash benefits to disabled workers aged 50–64 (after a 6-month waiting period) and to
adult children of retired, disabled, or deceased workers, if the children had been disabled before the age of
18.
Over the next 4 years, Congress broadened the
scope of the program, providing benefits to disabled
workers' dependents in 1958 and permitting disabled
workers under the age of 50 to qualify for benefits in
1960. In 1967, the act was further amended to provide
benefits for disabled widows and widowers aged 50–64
at a reduced rate.
The Social Security Amendments of 1972 further
enhanced the disability program by

reducing the waiting period from 6 months to 5;

increasing from 18 to 22 the age before which a
"childhood disability" must have begun;

extending Medicare coverage to persons who had
been receiving disability benefits for 24 consecutive months; and

establishing the needs-based Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to replace the Old-Age
Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to Permanently and Totally Disabled programs. The SSI program, unlike the Social Security disability program,
provided benefits to disabled children under the
age of 18.

Throughout the 1970s, growth in the disability rolls
was higher than expected as a result of increased
applications. In addition, relatively few beneficiaries
were being rehabilitated and returning to work. As a
result, Congress enacted legislation in 1980 that

limited disability benefit levels,

tightened administration of the Social Security and
SSI disability programs by instituting a review of initial disability decisions and by establishing a periodic review of continuing disability requirements,

enhanced rehabilitation and work incentive provisions, and

withheld payment of benefits to incarcerated
felons.

In response to concerns arising from the implementation of the 1980 provision regarding the continuing disability review process, Congress passed
legislation in 1982 that ensured persons, appealing
decisions on the cessation of their disability claim,

could elect to have benefits and Medicare coverage continued pending review by an administrative
law judge, and

have an opportunity for a face-to-face evidentiary
hearing at the reconsideration level of appeal.

Two provisions of the Social Security Amendments
of 1983 affected the disability program:

The age at which full retirement benefits are payable was gradually increased from 65 to 67 to
restore financial soundness to the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) programs.
The increase in full retirement age, which began in
2000, means that disabled workers and widow(er)s
may remain on the DI rolls for an additional 2 years
before "converting" to age-based benefits. It is also
likely that more of these older workers will apply for

ability benefits under Social Security or SSI
because their medical condition has improved; and

and become entitled to disability-based benefits
because of this change.

Benefits to disabled widow(er)s were improved by
decreasing the benefit reduction for beneficiaries
under the age of 60 and by continuing payments to
certain disabled widow(er)s who remarried.

In 1984, Congress enacted a number of changes
affecting the interpretation of disability, such as instituting a "medical improvement standard" in the continuing
disability review process, revising the mental impairment listings, and considering the combined effect of
all impairments when determining eligibility for benefits.
From 1984 through 1998, many relatively minor
legislative changes were made in the Social Security
disability program. Those changes provided additional
Medicare protection for the disabled, made the definition of disability for disabled widow(er)s the same as
that for disabled workers, prohibited eligibility for individuals whose drug addiction or alcoholism was a contributing factor to their impairment, and modified the
provisions for a trial work period.

allow people with disabilities who return to work to
continue their premium-free Medicare Part A coverage for an additional 4½ years beyond the
4 years previously provided. (Medicare Part B can
also continue if premiums are paid.)

Definition of Disability
The definition of disability under Social Security is different from that used by other disability programs.
Social Security pays benefits only for total disability; it
does not pay benefits for partial disability or for shortterm disability.
To be eligible for benefits a person must

be insured for benefits,

not have attained full retirement age,

have filed an application for benefits, and

have a Social Security–defined disability.

On December 17, 1999, President Clinton signed
into law the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives
Improvement Act. The purpose of that legislation is to
improve the disability program's work incentives by giving beneficiaries greater choice in seeking rehabilitation and employment services. The provisions of the
act

Meeting the insured requirement means that a person must have worked long enough—and recently
enough—under Social Security. The number of work
credits (quarters of coverage) a person needs to qualify
for benefits depends on the individual's age when he or
she becomes disabled.

Section 223(d)(1) of the Social Security Act defines
disability as an—

create a Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency program that provides disabled beneficiaries with a
voucher they may use to obtain vocational rehabilitation services, employment services, and other
support services from an employment network of
their choice;
prohibit the Social Security Administration from initiating continuing disability reviews while the beneficiary is using a ticket;

provide for expedited reinstatement of benefits for
individuals whose prior entitlement to disability and
health care benefits had been terminated as a
result of earnings from work (those former beneficiaries may request reinstatement of benefits without filing a new application);

establish a community-based work incentives planning and assistance program for the purpose of
providing accurate information about work incentives to disabled beneficiaries;

expand health care services by allowing the states
to offer Medicaid buy-in for workers with disabilities
even though they may no longer be eligible for dis-

(A) inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity
by reason of any medically determinable physical
or mental impairment which can be expected to
result in death or which has lasted or can be
expected to last for a continuous period of not less
than 12 months, or
(B) in the case of an individual who has attained the
age of 55 and is blind (within the meaning of blindness as defined in section 216(i)(1)), inability by
reason of such blindness to engage in substantial
gainful activity requiring skills or abilities comparable to those of any gainful activity in which the
individual has previously engaged with some regularity and over a substantial period of time.
In most cases, a dollar amount is used to indicate
whether a person is engaging in substantial gainful
activity (SGA). For 2005, the SGA amount was $830
per month for a nonblind individual and $1,380 per
month for a blind person. Effective January 2001, the
SGA level is adjusted annually on the basis of the
national average wage index.

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A medically determinable physical or mental
impairment is an impairment that results from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities that
can be shown by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. An impairment must be
established by medical evidence consisting of signs,
symptoms, and laboratory findings.

Types of Benefits Available
The Social Security program pays benefits to disabled
individuals and to certain dependents. Those benefits
include the following:
1. Monthly cash benefits, after a 5-month waiting
period, for a disabled worker and family. The
worker and eligible family members continue to
receive benefits, as long as the worker remains disabled, until the worker reaches full retirement age
(at which time, the disabled-worker benefit converts to retired-worker benefits) or dies. (Eligible
family members would become eligible for retirement- or survivor-based benefits.)
The spouse of a disabled worker is eligible for benefits if he or she is aged 62 or older or has in his or
her care a child under the age of 16 or a disabled
adult child who is entitled to benefits on the
worker's earnings record. Unmarried children are
entitled to benefits until they reach age 18, or until
age 19 if they are a full-time elementary or secondary school student.
2. Monthly cash benefits, after a 5-month waiting
period, for a disabled widow(er) or a disabled
surviving divorced spouse who is aged 50–65,
referred to in this publication as disabled
widow(er)s.
3. Monthly cash benefits payable to disabled adult
children of disabled, retired, or deceased workers.
Those children must be aged 18 or older and must
have become disabled before the age of 22. The
5-month waiting period does not apply to disabled
adult children.
4. Medicare benefits, which are available 2 years
after the disabled worker, disabled widow(er), or
disabled adult child becomes eligible for benefits.
5. Vocational rehabilitation services, which are
available for disabled beneficiaries who could
return to work if they were provided with some
assistance.

Initial Disability Decisionmaking Process
The disability decisionmaking process begins when an
individual files an application for benefits at a Social

Security office. An employee in the office determines if
the applicant meets the nonmedical requirements for
benefits such as age, work credits, performance of
SGA, and relationship to the insured worker. If those
requirements are met, the application is sent to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) office in the state
where the applicant resides. The DDS then decides
whether an individual is disabled under Social Security
law.
Disability examiners and medical staff in the DDS
office use medical evidence from the applicant's doctors, hospitals, clinics, or institutions where the individual received treatment. Those medical sources are
also asked for information about a person's ability to do
work-related activities, such as walking, sitting, lifting,
carrying, and remembering instructions.
The DDS may need more medical information
before they can decide a person's case. If it is not available from the individual's current medical sources, they
may ask the applicant to go to a special examination,
called a consultative examination, that is paid for by the
Social Security Administration (SSA).
A five-step sequential evaluation process is used to
decide if a person is disabled. Those steps are as
follows:
1. Is the individual working? If the person is working and earning more than the SGA amount, the
person generally cannot be considered disabled.
This decision is made by a Social Security
employee. If the person is not working at the SGA
level, the file goes to the DDS.
2. Is the condition "severe"? A condition must interfere with basic work-related activities for a claim to
be considered. If it does not, the person is not
found disabled. If it does, the DDS will go to the
next step.
3. Does the individual have an impairment that
meets or equals one that is described in SSA's
Listing of Impairments? SSA maintains a list of
impairments for 14 major body systems: musculoskeletal, special senses and speech, respiratory,
cardiovascular, digestive, genitourinary, hemic and
lymphatic, skin and subcutaneous tissue, endocrine, multiple body, neurological, mental, neoplastic, and immunologic. Those impairments are so
severe that they automatically mean that a person
is disabled. If the condition is not on the list, the
DDS will have to decide if it is of equal severity to a
listed impairment. If it is, the person is found disabled. If not, the DDS goes to the next step.
4. Can the individual do the work he or she previously did? If the person's condition is severe but

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not at the same or equal severity as an impairment
on the list, then the DDS must determine whether it
interferes with a person's ability to do his or her
past work. If it does not, the claim will be denied. If
it does, the DDS goes to the next step.
5. Can the individual do any other type of work?
To determine an individual's ability to do other
work, the DDS considers the person's medical conditions, age, education, work experience, and any
transferable skills. If the DDS decides the person
cannot do other work, the claim will be approved. If
the DDS decides that the person can do other
work, the claim will be denied.
A person is considered blind if his or her vision
cannot be corrected to better than 20/200 in the better
eye or if his or her visual field is 20 degrees or less,
even with a corrective lens. A number of special rules
apply to persons who are blind. Those rules recognize
the impact of blindness on a person's ability to work.
For example, the dollar amount used to determine
whether a blind individual is engaging in SGA is higher
than the limit for a sighted person.

Appeals Process
If an applicant's claim for disability benefits is denied,
he or she has the right to appeal that decision. There
are four levels of appeals: (1) reconsideration by the
state DDS, (2) hearing by an administrative law judge
(ALJ), (3) review by the Appeals Council, and (4) federal court review. At each level of appeal, claimants or
their representative must file the request for appeal in
writing within 60 days from the date of the notice of
denial.
Generally, the reconsideration is the first step in the
appeals process. The reconsideration is a case review
and is similar to the initial determination except that the
case is assigned to a different disability examiner and
medical team at the DDS. Claimants are given the
opportunity to present additional evidence, which is
considered along with the evidence that was submitted
during the initial determination.
If the claim is again denied, the individual may
request a hearing before an ALJ. Usually the ALJ will
hold a hearing, although the claimant may ask that his
or her case be decided on the basis of the written
record without a hearing. At the hearing, the claimant
and witnesses testify under oath or affirmation, and the
testimony is recorded verbatim. The ALJ, who is
responsible for looking into all the issues, receives documentary evidence as well as the testimony of witnesses. The ALJ will allow the claimant, the claimant's

representative, or both to present arguments and
examine witnesses.
The final step in the administrative appeals process
is at the Appeals Council. If the claimant is dissatisfied
with the hearing decision, he or she may request that
the Appeals Council review the case. The council,
made up of administrative appeals judges, may also,
on its own motion, review a decision within 60 days of
the ALJ's decision.
The Appeals Council considers the evidence of
record, any additional evidence submitted by the claimant, and the ALJ's findings and conclusions. The council may grant, deny, or dismiss a request for review. If it
agrees to review the case, the council may uphold,
modify, or reverse the ALJ's action, or it may remand it
to the ALJ so that he or she may hold another hearing
and issue a new decision.
Claimants may file an action in a federal district
court within 60 days after the date they receive notice
of the Appeals Council's action. If the U.S. District
Court reviews the case record and does not find in
favor of the claimant, the claimant can continue with the
appellate process to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Benefit Calculations
In addition to meeting the strict medical definition of
disability, an individual must also meet an insuredstatus requirement. To be eligible for disabled-worker
benefits, a person must have worked long enough and
recently enough under Social Security. A person can
earn up to four work credits per year. The amount of
earnings required for a credit increases each year as
general wage levels rise.
The number of work credits a person needs for disability benefits depends on the individual's age when
he or she becomes disabled. To be fully insured, the
maximum number of credits a person needs is 40. To
be currently insured, a person generally needs 20
credits earned in the last 10 years ending with the year
he or she becomes disabled. However, younger workers may qualify with fewer credits.
Dependents of a disabled worker are eligible for
benefits if the worker meets both the medical and
insured-status requirements. Disabled widow(er)s and
disabled adult children do not need to meet a work
requirement themselves, but the worker on whose
record they are filing must be insured.
To determine the amount of a person's monthly
cash benefit, SSA uses the following four-step process:

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1. Calculate each worker's average indexed
monthly earnings (AIME). First, the worker's
annual covered earnings after 1950 are indexed to
reflect the general earnings level in the indexing
year—the second calendar year before the year of
eligibility (that is, the year a worker becomes disabled). Earnings in years after the indexing year
are not indexed but instead are counted at their
actual value.
The period used to calculate the AIME equals the
number of full calendar years elapsing between
age 21 and the year of first eligibility. The actual
years used in the computation are the years of
highest earnings minus dropout years equal to
one-fifth of the number of elapsed years rounded to
the next lower integer (to a maximum of 5 dropout
years). However, the number of years of earnings
used is at least 2. Effective for initial entitlement
after June 1980.
Disabled workers who receive fewer than 3 dropout
years under the one-fifth rule may be credited with
additional dropout years based on child care, up to
a total of 3 dropout years. (To receive this credit, a
worker must have had no earnings in that year and
must have been living with a child under age 3.)
However, the number of years of earnings used is
at least 2. Effective for July 1981.
The AIME is calculated as the sum of the highest
year's earnings, divided by the number of months
in the computation period.
2. Compute the primary insurance amount (PIA).
The formula used to compute the PIA from the
AIME is weighted to provide a higher PIA-to-AIME
ratio for workers with low earnings. For workers
who become disabled in 2005, the PIA is equal to
the sum of:
90 percent of the first $627 of AIME, plus
32 percent of the next $3,152 of AIME, plus
15 percent of AIME over $3,779.
When subsequent retirement benefits are computed at conversion to retired-worker benefits at
the full retirement age (FRA), or at retirement for a
worker who earlier recovered from a disability, the
years of disability are disregarded from the PIA calculation. That preserves insured status and benefit
level.
Alternative methods of computing the PIA apply to
workers who have low earnings but a steady work
history over most of their adult years and to workers who also receive a pension based on their own
noncovered work.
3. Compute the family maximum (FMAX). Monthly
benefits payable to the worker and family members

or to the worker's survivors are limited to a maximum family benefit amount. The family maximum
level for retired-worker families or survivors usually
ranges from 150 percent to 188 percent of the
worker's PIA. The maximum benefit for disabledworker families ranges from the smaller of 85 percent of AIME (or 100 percent of the PIA, if larger) to
about 150 percent of the PIA.
Beginning with the first year of eligibility, the PIA
and FMAX are increased by cost-of-living adjustments.
4. Compute the person's monthly benefit amount
(MBA). Disabled workers and persons retiring at
the FRA are paid 100 percent of the PIA. The PIA
is reduced for workers who retire between the age
of 62 and the FRA. If a disabled worker receives
reduced retirement benefits before disability entitlement, the disability benefit is reduced by the number of months for which he or she received reduced
retirement benefits.
Dependents of retired or disabled workers may
receive up to 50 percent of the PIA. Disabled adult
children of deceased workers may receive up to
75 percent of the PIA.
Disabled widow(er)s aged 50–60 may receive up to
71.5 percent of the PIA. Disabled widow(er)s
aged 60 to the FRA may receive up to 100 percent
of the PIA, but benefits are reduced for age, with a
maximum reduction of 28.5 percent.
All monthly benefits are limited by the family maximum, so dependents may not receive their full
MBA.

Benefits Offset and Withheld
Disabled-worker and dependents’ benefits may be offset if the disabled worker receives workers' compensation (WC) or other public disability benefits (PDB). The
Social Security Amendments of 1965 require that benefits be reduced when the worker is also eligible for
periodic or lump-sum WC/PDB payments, so that the
combined amounts of the disabled worker's and family's Social Security benefits plus the WC/PDB payment
do not exceed 80 percent of the worker's average current earnings. The combined payments after reduction
are never less than what the total Social Security benefits were before reduction. The reduction continues
until the month the worker reaches age 65 or the month
the WC/PDB payment stops, whichever comes first.
If a spouse or disabled widow(er) worked for a federal, state, or local government to which he or she did
not pay Social Security taxes, the pension he or she
receives from that agency may reduce his or her Social

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Security benefits. That provision is known as the
government pension offset. The offset will reduce the
amount of the Social Security benefit by two-thirds of
the amount of the government pension.
The annual earnings test applies to nondisabled
beneficiaries under the FRA. Benefits for those beneficiaries are withheld $1 for every $2 they earn above the
annual earnings limit. In the calendar year a beneficiary attains the FRA, for months before the FRA, $1 is
withheld for every $3 earned over the annual earnings
limit for that age group. A retired worker's earnings will
also affect his or her dependents' benefits, including
those of disabled adult children. In addition, a spouse's
earnings may affect benefits for his or her children.
(How a disabled beneficiary's work affects his or her
benefit is discussed in the next section.)
Other reasons for withholding benefits include
spouses who no longer have an entitled child in their
care, beneficiaries who are incarcerated, or beneficiaries whose whereabouts are unknown.

Work Incentives
Special rules make it possible for disabled beneficiaries
to work and still receive monthly benefits and Medicare
or Medicaid. Those rules are known as work incentives.
Disabled beneficiaries are encouraged to return to
work by providing a trial work period (TWP) and an
extended period of eligibility (EPE). During the TWP,
earnings are allowed to exceed the SGA dollar amount
for 9 months. During the 3-year EPE that follows the
TWP, benefits are withheld only for those months in
which earnings exceed the SGA amount. After the end
of the EPE, monthly benefits are terminated when
earnings exceed the SGA amount. Certain impairmentrelated expenses that a person needs to make in order
to work may be deducted when counting earnings to
determine whether the work is substantial. Even if cash
benefits are withheld, Medicare and Medicaid coverage
can continue.
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act has further improved work incentives. That
law substantially expands work opportunities for people
with disabilities. The provisions of the law become
effective at different times in different parts of the country. The provisions below apply to Social Security and
SSI.
1. Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program.
Starting in 2002, some Social Security and SSI disability beneficiaries received a "ticket" that they
may use to obtain vocational rehabilitation and
other employment-support services from an

approved provider of their choice. The program is
voluntary and will be phased in nationally over a
3-year period.
2. Expanded Availability of Health Care Services.
As of October 1, 2000, the law expands Medicaid
and Medicare coverage to more people with disabilities who work. It extends Medicare Part A
premium-free coverage for 93 months after the trial
work period for most disabled beneficiaries who
work.
In addition, states now have the option to expand
Medicaid coverage to workers with disabilities
using income and resource limits set by the states.
3. Expedited Benefits. Effective January 1, 2001, if a
person's Social Security or SSI disability benefits
have ended because of earnings from work and if
he or she becomes unable to work again within
60 months because of his or her medical condition,
the person would be able to request reinstatement
of benefits, including Medicare and Medicaid, without filing a new application.
4. Disability Reviews Postponed. Effective
January 1, 2001, an individual using a "ticket" does
not need to undergo the regularly scheduled disability reviews. Effective January 1, 2002, people
who have been receiving Social Security disability
benefits for at least 24 months will not be asked to
go through a disability review because of the work
they are doing. However, regularly scheduled medical reviews could still be performed and benefits
could be terminated if earnings were above the
limits.
5. Work Incentives Outreach Program. The law
directs the Social Security Administration to establish a community-based work incentives planning
and assistance program to disseminate accurate
information about work incentives and to give beneficiaries more choice. SSA has established a program of cooperative agreements and contracts to
provide benefits planning and assistance to all disabled beneficiaries, including information about the
availability of protection and advocacy services.
6. Protection and Advocacy. The law authorizes
SSA to make payments to protection and advocacy
systems established in each state to provide information, advice, and legal services to disability
beneficiaries.
More information about work incentives can be
found at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/work.

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Benefit Termination

The beneficiary dies. If the deceased was the
worker, eligible dependents may become entitled to
survivors' benefits.

The disabled worker or disabled widow(er) attains
the FRA, and their benefit is automatically converted to retired-worker benefits or aged
widow(er)s benefits, respectively.

The disabled beneficiary is no longer disabled
because of medical recovery or successful reentry
to the workforce.

How often a case is reviewed depends on the
severity of the impairment and the likelihood of
improvement. The frequency can range from 6 months
to 7 years. Here are general guidelines for reviews.

A spouse divorces a worker (with some exceptions).

Certain divorced spouses remarry.

Improvement expected—If medical improvement
can be predicted when benefits start, the first
review will be 6 to 18 months later.

A spouse no longer has a child under the age of 16
or a disabled child in his or her care.

A child reaches age 18.

Improvement possible—If medical improvement
is possible but cannot be predicted, the case will be
reviewed about every 3 years.

A student reaches age 19 or is no longer attending
elementary or secondary school full time.

Improvement not expected—If medical improvement is not likely, the case will be reviewed about
once every 5 to 7 years.

Dependent children marry.

Dependents become entitled to another equal or
larger benefit.

In general, benefits continue as long as a person
remains disabled. However, under Social Security law,
all disability cases must be reviewed from time to time
to make sure that people receiving benefits continue to
meet the disability requirements. Benefits continue
unless there is strong proof that a person's impairment
has medically improved and that he or she is able to
return to work.

During a review, the disabled beneficiary is asked
to provide information about any medical treatment he
or she has received and any work he or she might have
done. An evaluation team, which includes a disability
examiner and a doctor, then requests the individual's
medical records and carefully reviews his or her file. If
the team decides a person is still disabled, benefits will
continue. If they decide that the person is no longer disabled, the individual can file an appeal if he or she disagrees with the determination. Otherwise, benefits stop
3 months after the beneficiary is notified that his or her
disability ended.

Benefits usually stop effective with the month the
terminating event occurred.

Benefits for dependents continue as long as the
disabled worker continues to be entitled to benefits.
However, a person's benefits may be terminated for
other reasons. The most common reasons to terminate
benefits are the following:

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Beneficiaries in CurrentPayment Status

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 1.
All Social Security disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, December 2005
In December 2005, about 7.5 million people received Social Security disability benefits as disabled workers,
disabled widow(er)s, or disabled adult children. The majority (87 percent) were disabled workers, 10 percent were
disabled adult children, and 3 percent were disabled widow(er)s.

Disabled widow(er)s
3%
Disabled adult children
10%
Disabled workers
87%

SOURCE: Table 3.

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Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 2.
All Social Security disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, December 1970–2005
The number of disabled workers grew steadily until 1978, declined slightly until 1983, started to increase again in
1984, and began to increase more rapidly beginning in 1990. The growth in the 1980s and 1990s was the result of
demographic changes, a recession, and legislative changes. The number of disabled adult children has grown
slightly, and the number of disabled widow(er)s has remained fairly level. In December 2005, more than 6.5 million
disabled workers, nearly 769,000 disabled adult children, and just under 216,000 disabled widow(er)s received
disability benefits.

Millions
8
Total
Disabled workers

7

Disabled widow(er)s
Disabled adult children

6

5

4

3

2

1

0
1970

1975

1980

1985

1990

1995

SOURCE: Table 3.

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2000

2005

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 3.
Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 in current-payment status as a percentage of state population
aged 18–64, December 2005
Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 in current-payment status accounted for about 3.8 percent of the population
aged 18–64 in the United States. In 6 states and the District of Columbia, they represented less than 3 percent of
the state population. The states with the highest rates of disabled beneficiaries—5 percent or more—were
Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Under 3%

3–3.9%

4–4.9%

5% or more

SOURCE: Table 8.
NOTE: The percentage for the District of Columbia is 2.98. In Table 8, that percentage has been rounded to 3.0.

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Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 4.
Age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current-payment status, by sex, December 2005
The percentage of disabled-worker beneficiaries increases with age for both men and women. In December 2005,
the largest percentage of disabled-worker beneficiaries was aged 60–64. Disability benefits convert to retirement
benefits when the worker reaches full retirement age, 65–67, depending on the year of birth.

Percent
25
Men
20

Women

15

10

5

0
Under 25 25–29

30–34

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

SOURCE: Table 4.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.

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60–64 65–FRA

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 5.
Average monthly benefit of disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by sex, December 2005
The average monthly benefit for disabled-worker beneficiaries is higher than that paid to disabled widow(er)s or
disabled adult children. The reason for the difference is that disabled workers receive 100 percent of the primary
insurance amount (PIA), compared with 71.5 percent for disabled widow(er)s and 50 percent for disabled adult children (if the worker is disabled or retired) or 75 percent (if the worker is deceased).
Because men have traditionally had higher earnings than women, their monthly benefit is higher. This is most
obvious in the disabled-worker group. Benefits for disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children are dependents'
benefits, so their monthly benefit is a function of the worker's earnings. Therefore, a disabled widow's average
benefit tends to be higher than that of a disabled widower because a male worker's earnings are higher than a
female worker's. Benefit amounts are about the same for men and women in the disabled adult children group.

Dollars
1,200
Men
1,000

Women

800

600

400

200

0

Disabled
workers

Disabled
widow(er)s

Disabled
adult children

SOURCE: Table 5.

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Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 6.
Disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by diagnostic group, December 2005
The impairment on which disability is based varies with the type of beneficiary. In December 2005, a mental disorder other than retardation was the primary reason disabled workers received benefits; diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue were the leading cause of disability among disabled widow(er)s; and
mental retardation was the predominant reason for disability among disabled adult children.

Percent
50
Disabled workers
45
Disabled widow(er)s
40
Disabled adult children
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0

Mental
retardation

Other
mental
disorders

Nervous
system
and sense
organs

Musculoskeletal
system
and
connective
tissue

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Circulatory
All other
system
impairments

SOURCE: Table 6.

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Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 1.
Number, December 1960–2005, selected years
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

152,519
532,197
799,111
1,239,058

...
16,437
75,194
147,253

...
...
49,281
109,511

2,962
8,981
14,295
24,193

53,825
87,122
101,341
118,802

47,267
102,287
154,921
219,340

461,878
428,212
365,862
308,059
303,982

1,184,846
1,070,000
894,440
855,560
858,243

140,157
148,879
79,333
50,134
31,875

127,580
121,590
116,372
111,591
109,151

32,883
32,664
30,027
30,209
31,165

140,548
143,633
144,464
148,464
152,667

276,739
286,724
297,917
309,699
322,541

2,656,638
2,728,463
2,785,859
2,821,070
2,886,590

305,532
300,826
290,888
280,780
269,830

889,730
911,698
912,367
898,980
901,400

22,336
20,245
20,183
24,370
23,330

107,005
106,974
106,282
105,810
102,650

33,078
34,641
35,378
35,520
35,950

157,011
161,755
165,675
170,940
172,650

335,753
348,647
360,220
371,890
381,760

4,934,370
5,209,600
5,633,130
6,026,460
6,381,470

3,011,130
3,198,610
3,473,330
3,729,330
3,966,590

264,230
263,780
271,510
272,190
270,220

929,720
986,710
1,090,920
1,188,330
1,276,740

23,960
26,380
25,930
29,660
29,910

101,780
115,010
131,620
148,070
161,650

36,990
38,450
41,720
44,920
48,650

174,560
177,740
181,860
185,270
187,630

392,000
402,920
416,240
428,690
440,080

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

6,674,450
6,906,420
6,998,210
7,192,370
7,391,920

4,186,720
4,386,040
4,505,760
4,697,010
4,873,560

263,130
223,300
207,290
190,120
176,370

1,331,110
1,381,200
1,357,340
1,363,910
1,381,200

29,550
32,820
31,440
30,780
37,020

173,240
182,020
187,220
192,400
197,520

51,790
53,470
53,760
55,690
57,360

188,940
190,050
190,410
189,930
189,820

449,970
457,520
464,990
472,530
479,070

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

7,550,930
7,790,038
8,109,332
8,490,007
8,854,343
9,224,458

5,035,840
5,268,039
5,539,597
5,868,541
6,197,385
6,519,001

164,850
156,978
151,626
150,889
152,995
156,552

1,381,500
1,385,374
1,422,296
1,461,635
1,486,422
1,516,519

35,000
38,839
43,916
46,769
47,551
47,982

200,130
204,255
207,365
209,360
210,736
215,866

58,090
57,920
59,460
62,450
64,739
68,705

191,950
191,817
192,087
191,704
191,274
191,872

483,570
486,816
492,985
498,659
503,241
507,961

Year

Total

Workers

1960
1965
1970
1975

788,543
1,928,460
2,970,538
4,799,853

455,371
988,074
1,492,948
2,488,774

76,599
193,362
283,447
452,922

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

5,223,311
5,008,221
4,532,014
4,382,745
4,406,140

2,858,680
2,776,519
2,603,599
2,569,029
2,596,516

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

4,507,083
4,613,249
4,676,852
4,709,360
4,774,160

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary
Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 17

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2005
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

Male

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Female

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Workers
Total
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–64
65–FRA

6,519,001

938.00

3,517,269

1,051.20

3,001,732

805.30

54,623
146,385
221,138
368,579
622,211
886,513
1,123,773
1,455,621
1,506,574
133,584

504.30
614.60
694.40
762.20
819.20
883.90
954.40
1,020.30
1,044.80
1,031.40

32,009
80,573
115,271
194,960
330,915
474,249
596,710
788,317
829,479
74,786

512.60
625.60
710.00
783.80
857.50
950.40
1,058.40
1,167.10
1,228.20
1,218.60

22,614
65,812
105,867
173,619
291,296
412,264
527,063
667,304
677,095
58,798

492.50
601.30
677.40
738.00
775.80
807.40
836.60
846.80
820.10
793.20

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

156,552

245.30

4,755

197.20

151,797

246.80

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

87,895
5,723
10,203
16,823
20,560
17,139
10,244
7,203

196.90
130.20
139.70
159.20
193.70
223.50
250.00
289.90

1,826
53
139
259
426
415
290
244

156.70
112.10
129.20
136.80
137.80
160.10
177.00
206.00

86,069
5,670
10,064
16,564
20,134
16,724
9,954
6,959

197.80
130.30
139.80
159.50
194.80
225.10
252.10
292.90

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

68,657
39,764
28,893

307.20
296.70
321.60

2,929
742
2,187

222.50
177.60
237.70

65,728
39,022
26,706

311.00
299.00
328.50

Children of disabled workers
Total

1,633,206

278.90

851,473

280.20

781,733

277.50

1,516,519
118,836
316,835
581,283
499,565

270.20
221.70
231.10
260.10
318.50

784,079
60,604
161,516
299,825
262,134

270.60
221.60
230.30
260.00
318.80

732,440
58,232
155,319
281,458
237,431

269.90
221.80
231.90
260.10
318.20

Students aged 18–19

47,982

387.10

27,884

389.70

20,098

383.30

Disabled aged 18 or older

68,705

394.80

39,510

394.60

29,195

394.90

Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17

Widow(er)s
Total
50–54
55–59
60–64
65–FRA

215,866

609.30

7,562

441.10

208,304

615.40

28,134
79,518
105,354
2,860

615.40
614.30
604.10
602.20

1,310
3,270
2,920
62

444.30
441.40
440.50
392.40

26,824
76,248
102,434
2,798

623.70
621.70
608.80
606.90
(Continued)

18 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2005—Continued
Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

Male

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Female

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Number

Average monthly
benefit (dollars)

Adult children
Total

768,538

616.30

420,025

613.70

348,513

619.30

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

68,705
191,872
507,961

394.80
528.40
679.40

39,510
106,405
274,110

394.60
525.80
679.50

29,195
85,467
233,851

394.90
531.70
679.30

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

76,298
63,927
70,624
86,910
110,171
105,595
83,082
61,473
42,254
68,204

519.80
565.90
596.40
622.20
637.60
650.30
659.40
658.30
650.80
585.30

44,592
36,356
39,678
49,040
62,315
58,993
45,205
32,111
21,283
30,452

519.70
567.70
592.20
619.40
635.60
648.50
657.40
654.80
644.40
583.70

31,706
27,571
30,946
37,870
47,856
46,602
37,877
29,362
20,971
37,752

520.10
563.50
601.80
625.90
640.10
652.60
661.90
662.10
657.30
586.60

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 19

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 3.
Number, average, and total monthly benefits, December 1960–2005
Average monthly benefit
(dollars)

Number

Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

559,425
742,296
888,131
993,656
1,077,695

455,371
618,075
740,867
827,014
894,173

...
...
...
...
...

104,054
124,221
147,264
166,642
183,522

89.31
89.59
89.99
90.59
91.12

...
...
...
...
...

44.15
45.28
45.67
46.45
47.35

40,669
55,373
66,671
74,919
81,477

...
...
...
...
...

4,594
5,625
6,726
7,741
8,690

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

1,186,464
1,310,911
1,422,778
1,560,517
1,690,982

988,074
1,097,190
1,193,120
1,295,300
1,394,291

...
...
...
21,563
39,469

198,390
213,721
229,658
243,654
257,222

97.76
98.09
98.43
111.86
112.74

...
...
...
72.25
71.02

51.77
52.42
53.41
61.83
62.79

96,594
107,623
117,439
144,892
157,192

...
...
...
1,558
2,803

10,271
11,203
12,266
15,065
16,151

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

1,812,786
1,990,098
2,202,090
2,415,383
2,670,092

1,492,948
1,647,684
1,832,916
2,016,626
2,236,882

49,281
56,743
64,167
78,769
92,128

270,557
285,671
305,007
319,988
341,082

131.26
146.52
179.32
183.00
205.70

82.00
90.11
109.54
111.14
125.87

73.21
81.37
98.81
100.14
112.45

195,964
241,419
328,678
369,043
460,127

4,041
5,113
7,029
8,754
11,596

19,807
23,245
30,138
32,044
38,355

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

2,960,620
3,171,198
3,368,954
3,429,421
3,435,761

2,488,774
2,670,208
2,837,432
2,879,774
2,870,590

109,511
119,427
127,276
129,751
129,833

362,335
381,563
404,246
419,896
435,338

225.90
245.17
265.30
288.30
322.00

137.70
147.01
156.11
165.46
180.52

122.80
132.32
142.12
153.66
171.55

562,214
654,655
752,771
830,239
924,330

15,080
17,557
19,869
21,469
23,437

44,495
50,488
57,451
64,521
74,682

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

3,436,429
3,361,130
3,192,379
3,168,992
3,212,040

2,858,680
2,776,519
2,603,599
2,569,029
2,596,516

127,580
121,590
116,372
111,591
109,151

450,169
463,021
472,408
488,372
506,373

370.70
413.20
440.60
456.20
470.70

205.02
226.58
242.11
250.33
306.24

198.95
224.51
245.07
257.78
270.28

1,059,713
1,147,258
1,147,146
1,171,991
1,222,180

26,156
27,550
28,175
27,935
33,426

89,561
103,953
115,773
125,893
136,862

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

3,289,485
3,380,480
3,453,414
3,507,707
3,583,451

2,656,638
2,728,463
2,785,859
2,830,284
2,895,364

107,005
106,974
106,282
103,123
101,630

525,842
545,043
561,273
574,300
586,457

483.80
487.90
508.20
529.50
556.00

315.26
319.74
333.89
348.05
366.72

281.92
288.79
304.32
320.21
339.47

1,285,281
1,331,217
1,415,774
1,498,635
1,609,822

33,734
34,204
35,486
35,892
37,270

148,245
157,403
170,807
183,897
199,085

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

3,712,763
3,925,472
4,236,080
4,529,466
4,796,313

3,011,294
3,194,938
3,467,783
3,725,966
3,962,954

100,989
114,489
131,324
147,015
160,676

600,480
616,045
636,973
656,485
672,683

587.20
609.40
626.10
641.70
661.40

388.93
406.96
422.65
434.20
446.30

361.71
378.86
393.61
407.20
422.40

1,768,232
1,946,995
2,171,179
2,390,952
2,621,098

39,278
46,592
55,504
63,834
71,710

217,200
233,395
250,719
267,321
284,141

Year

Total

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

(Continued)

20 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 3.
Number, average, and total monthly benefits, December 1960–2005—Continued
Average monthly benefit
(dollars)

Number
Adult
children

Adult
children

Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Adult
children

Year

Total

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

5,044,388
5,264,321
5,400,781
5,605,272
5,798,776

4,185,263
4,385,623
4,508,134
4,698,319
4,879,455

173,024
181,911
187,938
194,181
198,795

686,101
696,787
704,709
712,772
720,526

681.60
703.90
721.60
733.10
754.10

458.30
471.00
480.40
487.30
499.90

437.30
454.30
468.60
479.40
495.60

2,853,512
3,087,040
3,253,069
3,444,338
3,679,597

79,297
85,680
90,285
94,624
99,378

300,032
316,550
330,227
341,703
357,093

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

5,972,468
6,208,847
6,491,494
6,830,714
7,167,375
7,503,405

5,042,333
5,268,039
5,539,597
5,868,541
6,197,385
6,519,001

201,446
204,255
207,365
209,360
210,736
215,866

728,689
736,553
744,532
752,813
759,254
768,538

786.40
814.40
834.30
861.60
894.10
938.00

519.70
536.70
548.10
563.80
582.70
609.30

518.30
537.60
550.40
567.00
587.60
616.30

3,965,291
4,290,449
4,621,852
5,054,332
5,540,703
6,113,106

104,681
109,622
113,653
118,010
122,795
131,508

377,650
395,956
409,813
426,780
446,096
473,545

Workers Widow(er)s

Workers Widow(er)s

Workers Widow(er)s

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;
beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 21

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 4.
Number and average monthly benefit, by sex and age, December 2005
Total

Number

Age

Widow(er)s

Workers
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Adult children

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

All disabled beneficiaries
Total
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–64
65–FRA a

7,503,405

895.60

6,519,001

938.00

215,866

609.30

768,538

616.30

130,921
210,312
291,762
455,489
732,382
992,108
1,234,989
1,596,612
1,654,182
204,648

513.30
599.80
670.70
735.50
791.90
859.00
926.80
986.10
1,006.70
876.70

54,623
146,385
221,138
368,579
622,211
886,513
1,123,773
1,455,621
1,506,574
133,584

504.30
614.60
694.40
762.20
819.20
883.90
954.40
1,020.30
1,044.80
1,031.40

...
...
...
...
...
...
28,134
79,518
105,354
2,860

...
...
...
...
...
...
615.40
614.30
604.10
602.20

76,298
63,927
70,624
86,910
110,171
105,595
83,082
61,473
42,254
68,204

519.80
565.90
596.40
622.20
637.60
650.30
659.40
658.30
650.80
585.30

Men
Subtotal
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–64
65–FRA a

3,944,856

1,003.50

3,517,269

1,051.20

7,562

441.10

420,025

613.70

76,601
116,929
154,949
244,000
393,230
533,242
643,225
823,698
853,682
105,300

516.70
607.60
679.80
750.80
822.30
917.00
1,028.90
1,144.20
1,210.90
1,034.50

32,009
80,573
115,271
194,960
330,915
474,249
596,710
788,317
829,479
74,786

512.60
625.60
710.00
783.80
857.50
950.40
1,058.40
1,167.10
1,228.20
1,218.60

...
...
...
...
...
...
1,310
3,270
2,920
62

...
...
...
...
...
...
444.30
441.40
440.50
392.40

44,592
36,356
39,678
49,040
62,315
58,993
45,205
32,111
21,283
30,452

519.70
567.70
592.20
619.40
635.60
648.50
657.40
654.80
644.40
583.70

Women
Subtotal
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–64
65–FRA a

3,558,549

776.00

3,001,732

805.30

208,304

615.40

348,513

619.30

54,320
93,383
136,813
211,489
339,152
458,866
591,764
772,914
800,500
99,348

508.60
590.10
660.30
717.90
756.60
791.60
815.80
817.60
788.80
709.40

22,614
65,812
105,867
173,619
291,296
412,264
527,063
667,304
677,095
58,798

492.50
601.30
677.40
738.00
775.80
807.40
836.60
846.80
820.10
793.20

...
...
...
...
...
...
26,824
76,248
102,434
2,798

...
...
...
...
...
...
623.70
621.70
608.80
606.90

31,706
27,571
30,946
37,870
47,856
46,602
37,877
29,362
20,971
37,752

520.10
563.50
601.80
625.90
640.10
652.60
661.90
662.10
657.30
586.60

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age; . . . = not applicable.
a. FRA applies only to workers and widow(er)s. There is no age limit for adult children.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

22 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 5.
Distribution, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2005
Total
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars)

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

7,503,405

100.0

6,519,001

100.0

215,866

100.0

768,538

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

323,403
335,591
406,352

4.3
4.5
5.4

199,649
224,701
279,865

3.1
3.4
4.3

37,838
21,857
27,209

17.5
10.1
12.6

85,916
89,033
99,278

11.2
11.6
12.9

500.00–599.90
600.00–699.90
700.00–799.90
800.00–899.90
900.00–999.90

727,890
911,221
851,831
731,745
619,960

9.7
12.1
11.4
9.8
8.3

600,351
783,511
729,720
645,282
554,215

9.2
12.0
11.2
9.9
8.5

26,130
23,539
20,404
16,589
13,649

12.1
10.9
9.5
7.7
6.3

101,409
104,171
101,707
69,874
52,096

13.2
13.6
13.2
9.1
6.8

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,299.90
1,300.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,499.90

521,205
420,105
339,814
290,181
287,162

6.9
5.6
4.5
3.9
3.8

471,457
395,498
328,760
285,229
285,205

7.2
6.1
5.0
4.4
4.4

12,407
8,278
4,870
2,302
691

5.7
3.8
2.3
1.1
0.3

37,341
16,329
6,184
2,650
1,266

4.9
2.1
0.8
0.3
0.2

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00–1,699.90
1,700.00–1,799.90
1,800.00 or more

226,510
205,534
146,484
158,417

3.0
2.7
2.0
2.1

225,898
205,282
146,311
158,067

3.5
3.1
2.2
2.4

43
17
10
33

a
a
a
a

569
235
163
317

0.1
a
a
a

All disabled beneficiaries

Average benefit (dollars)
Men

895.60

938.00

609.30

616.30

3,944,856

100.0

3,517,269

100.0

7,562

100.0

420,025

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

119,679
127,917
158,288

3.0
3.2
4.0

67,760
78,658
102,853

1.9
2.2
2.9

2,711
900
1,105

35.9
11.9
14.6

49,208
48,359
54,330

11.7
11.5
12.9

500.00–599.90
600.00–699.90
700.00–799.90
800.00–899.90
900.00–999.90

282,391
372,590
384,583
359,020
327,765

7.2
9.4
9.7
9.1
8.3

226,203
316,048
329,280
320,528
299,182

6.4
9.0
9.4
9.1
8.5

891
637
459
311
190

11.8
8.4
6.1
4.1
2.5

55,297
55,905
54,844
38,181
28,393

13.2
13.3
13.1
9.1
6.8

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,299.90
1,300.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,499.90

297,156
260,485
226,947
206,808
217,207

7.5
6.6
5.8
5.2
5.5

276,734
251,359
223,526
205,283
216,530

7.9
7.1
6.4
5.8
6.2

165
101
62
22
b

2.2
1.3
0.8
0.3
b

20,257
9,025
3,359
1,503
b

4.8
2.1
0.8
0.4
b

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00–1,699.90
1,700.00–1,799.90
1,800.00 or more

178,200
165,538
122,317
137,965

4.5
4.2
3.1
3.5

177,885
165,414
122,225
137,801

5.1
4.7
3.5
3.9

0
0
b
0

0
0
b
0

315
124
b
164

0.1
a
b
a

Average benefit (dollars)

1,003.50

1,051.20

441.10

613.70
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 23

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 5.
Distribution, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2005—Continued
Total
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars)

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

3,558,549

100.0

3,001,732

100.0

208,304

100.0

348,513

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

203,724
207,674
248,064

5.7
5.8
7.0

131,889
146,043
177,012

4.4
4.9
5.9

35,127
20,957
26,104

16.9
10.1
12.5

36,708
40,674
44,948

10.5
11.7
12.9

500.00–599.90
600.00–699.90
700.00–799.90
800.00–899.90
900.00–999.90

445,499
538,631
467,248
372,725
292,195

12.5
15.1
13.1
10.5
8.2

374,148
467,463
400,440
324,754
255,033

12.5
15.6
13.3
10.8
8.5

25,239
22,902
19,945
16,278
13,459

12.1
11.0
9.6
7.8
6.5

46,112
48,266
46,863
31,693
23,703

13.2
13.8
13.4
9.1
6.8

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,299.90
1,300.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,499.90

224,049
159,620
112,867
83,373
69,955

6.3
4.5
3.2
2.3
2.0

194,723
144,139
105,234
79,946
68,675

6.5
4.8
3.5
2.7
2.3

12,242
8,177
4,808
2,280
b

5.9
3.9
2.3
1.1
b

17,084
7,304
2,825
1,147
b

4.9
2.1
0.8
0.3
b

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00–1,699.90
1,700.00–1,799.90
1,800.00 or more

48,310
39,996
24,167
20,452

1.4
1.1
0.7
0.6

48,013
39,868
24,086
20,266

1.6
1.3
0.8
0.7

43
17
b
33

a
a
b
a

254
111
b
153

0.1
a
b
a

Women

Average benefit (dollars)

776.00

805.30

615.40

619.30

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

24 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 6.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005
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

7,503,405

100.0

6,519,001

100.0

215,866

100.0

768,538

100.0

19,965

0.3

11,001

0.2

273

0.1

8,691

1.1

273,771
116,867
296,987

3.6
1.6
4.0

252,933
111,927
281,828

3.9
1.7
4.3

18,072
1,833
5,383

8.4
0.8
2.5

2,766
3,107
9,776

0.4
0.4
1.3

679,947
2,028,156
191,291

9.1
27.0
2.5

320,564
1,862,618
185,049

4.9
28.6
2.8

9,737
50,708
4,395

4.5
23.5
2.0

349,646
114,830
1,847

45.5
14.9
0.2

18,592
645,583
104,059
112,442

0.2
8.6
1.4
1.5

16,270
620,852
100,934
108,701

0.2
9.5
1.5
1.7

361
21,242
2,505
1,899

0.2
9.8
1.2
0.9

1,961
3,489
620
1,842

0.3
0.5
0.1
0.2

1,724,107
710,202
214,847
16,433
14,751
335,405

23.0
9.5
2.9
0.2
0.2
4.5

1,656,997
623,948
202,821
15,662
13,225
133,671

25.4
9.6
3.1
0.2
0.2
2.1

61,844
15,607
11,021
506
262
10,218

28.6
7.2
5.1
0.2
0.1
4.7

5,266
70,647
1,005
265
1,264
191,516

0.7
9.2
0.1
a
0.2
24.9

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

3,944,856

100.0

3,517,269

100.0

7,562

100.0

420,025

100.0

10,199

0.3

5,681

0.2

9

0.1

4,509

1.1

111,483
84,334
203,352

2.8
2.1
5.2

109,819
82,587
196,216

3.1
2.3
5.6

364
98
356

4.8
1.3
4.7

1,300
1,649
6,780

0.3
0.4
1.6

395,497
1,017,985
90,262

10.0
25.8
2.3

206,274
943,764
89,067

5.9
26.8
2.5

358
1,543
153

4.7
20.4
2.0

188,865
72,678
1,042

45.0
17.3
0.2

8,288
419,349
55,220
66,316

0.2
10.6
1.4
1.7

7,285
416,306
54,760
65,229

0.2
11.8
1.6
1.9

17
1,171
139
123

0.2
15.5
1.8
1.6

986
1,872
321
964

0.2
0.4
0.1
0.2

852,925
348,977
101,521
6,609
6,910
165,629

21.6
8.8
2.6
0.2
0.2
4.2

848,703
310,759
100,722
6,488
6,213
67,396

24.1
8.8
2.9
0.2
0.2
1.9

1,957
523
343
16
9
383

25.9
6.9
4.5
0.2
0.1
5.1

2,265
37,695
456
105
688
97,850

0.5
9.0
0.1
a
0.2
23.3
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 25

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 6.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005—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

3,558,549

100.0

3,001,732

100.0

208,304

100.0

348,513

100.0

9,766

0.3

5,320

0.2

264

0.1

4,182

1.2

162,288
32,533
93,635

4.6
0.9
2.6

143,114
29,340
85,612

4.8
1.0
2.9

17,708
1,735
5,027

8.5
0.8
2.4

1,466
1,458
2,996

0.4
0.4
0.9

284,450
1,010,171
101,029

8.0
28.4
2.8

114,290
918,854
95,982

3.8
30.6
3.2

9,379
49,165
4,242

4.5
23.6
2.0

160,781
42,152
805

46.1
12.1
0.2

10,304
226,234
48,839
46,126

0.3
6.4
1.4
1.3

8,985
204,546
46,174
43,472

0.3
6.8
1.5
1.4

344
20,071
2,366
1,776

0.2
9.6
1.1
0.9

975
1,617
299
878

0.3
0.5
0.1
0.3

871,182
361,225
113,326
9,824
7,841
169,776

24.5
10.2
3.2
0.3
0.2
4.8

808,294
313,189
102,099
9,174
7,012
66,275

26.9
10.4
3.4
0.3
0.2
2.2

59,887
15,084
10,678
490
253
9,835

28.7
7.2
5.1
0.2
0.1
4.7

3,001
32,952
549
160
576
93,666

0.9
9.5
0.2
a
0.2
26.9

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The diagnosis for disabled adult children typically was not recorded on the Master Beneficiary Record until 1984. Many
beneficiaries entitled before that date are still on the rolls today.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

26 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 7.
Average monthly benefit, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

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

895.60

938.00

609.30

616.30

737.10

811.50

617.90

646.70

874.90
912.00
951.60

898.10
926.40
969.20

591.50
598.20
591.90

606.00
579.60
642.70

619.00
838.60
1,075.30

634.50
858.10
1,090.40

548.20
625.40
623.50

606.70
616.60
634.60

843.00
1,055.60
980.20
973.90

880.90
1,073.20
991.40
986.80

608.10
608.70
624.40
610.00

571.70
634.30
602.20
587.50

982.90
930.60
966.40
897.60
975.90
739.50

998.10
972.10
986.70
912.30
1,019.80
913.30

609.90
613.30
627.30
607.70
633.60
591.90

604.70
633.90
579.90
581.10
588.20
626.10

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

1,003.50

1,051.20

441.10

613.70

774.20

875.30

366.80

647.60

1,079.20
960.30
1,022.90

1,086.90
968.70
1,037.20

458.60
464.80
426.70

602.80
569.30
642.70

637.50
906.70
1,254.70

670.00
929.70
1,263.40

374.90
450.00
448.30

602.50
617.30
631.50

934.40
1,194.40
1,117.00
1,074.50

984.90
1,199.00
1,121.70
1,083.00

357.40
467.70
450.60
468.90

571.30
626.40
592.60
578.50

1,157.20
1,035.80
1,172.50
1,033.90
1,058.60
783.20

1,160.30
1,086.40
1,177.60
1,042.70
1,112.20
1,013.30

435.30
415.90
455.30
404.60
397.60
421.30

599.60
627.20
572.10
587.20
583.30
626.20
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 27

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 7.
Average monthly benefit, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005 (in dollars)—Continued
Diagnostic group

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

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

776.00

805.30

615.40

619.30

698.40

743.40

626.50

645.70

734.50
786.80
796.60

753.20
807.30
813.40

594.20
605.70
603.60

608.80
591.20
642.80

593.20
770.00
914.90

570.40
784.60
929.80

554.80
630.90
629.90

611.60
615.40
638.70

769.60
798.20
825.60
829.30

796.70
817.20
836.70
842.60

620.50
617.00
634.70
619.70

572.20
643.40
612.60
597.40

812.40
829.00
781.80
805.90
903.10
696.90

827.70
858.80
798.40
820.10
937.90
811.70

615.60
620.10
632.80
614.30
642.00
598.50

608.60
641.50
586.40
577.00
594.20
626.00

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The diagnosis for disabled adult children typically was not recorded on the Master Beneficiary Record until 1984. Many
beneficiaries entitled before that date are still on the rolls today.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

28 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 8.
Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population aged 18–64, by state,
December 2005
Beneficiaries
Resident population a

Number

Percentage of
resident population

186,150,307

7,116,707

3.8

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

2,864,322
431,311
3,600,675
1,719,082
22,561,711

189,417
10,440
131,514
114,579
614,490

6.6
2.4
3.7
6.7
2.7

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

3,019,556
2,201,141
535,431
370,476
10,728,827

78,294
73,484
22,570
11,046
431,525

2.6
3.3
4.2
3.0
4.0

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

5,839,432
800,804
890,999
7,992,258
3,891,620

218,445
20,733
31,979
254,126
159,596

3.7
2.6
3.6
3.2
4.1

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,860,313
1,713,397
2,667,481
2,844,396
851,505

67,547
59,489
179,035
128,227
50,689

3.6
3.5
6.7
4.5
6.0

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

3,552,867
4,087,881
6,338,092
3,279,980
1,814,151

101,227
169,154
273,143
100,246
120,384

2.8
4.1
4.3
3.1
6.6

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

3,648,907
601,842
1,093,608
1,520,491
843,684

178,416
22,642
36,731
47,799
35,786

4.9
3.8
3.4
3.1
4.2

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

5,426,768
1,204,000
12,193,682
5,488,103
406,509

172,605
49,741
458,253
274,526
12,736

3.2
4.1
3.8
5.0
3.1

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

7,175,500
2,225,580
2,321,206
7,720,030
681,060

278,233
100,876
82,582
331,884
31,835

3.9
4.5
3.6
4.3
4.7

State
United States

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 29

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 8.
Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population aged 18–64, by state,
December 2005—Continued
Beneficiaries
State
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Resident population a

Number

Percentage of
resident population

2,692,901
477,133
3,822,486
14,261,838
1,511,008

145,636
16,280
202,894
429,367
33,124

5.4
3.4
5.3
3.0
2.2

408,449
4,877,794
4,082,520
1,155,991
3,518,573
332,936

17,700
184,083
135,217
90,671
125,251
10,460

4.3
3.8
3.3
7.8
3.6
3.1

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data; U.S.
Census Bureau, 2005 estimates of resident population.
NOTE: Data exclude United States territories and other areas.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2005, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 9.
Distribution, by state or other area, December 2005
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

7,503,405

100.0

6,519,001

100.0

215,866

100.0

768,538

100.0

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

193,985
10,644
134,584
117,523
630,032

2.6
0.1
1.8
1.6
8.4

169,574
9,640
122,207
104,081
551,529

2.6
0.1
1.9
1.6
8.5

6,969
233
3,181
4,086
14,379

3.2
0.1
1.5
1.9
6.7

17,442
771
9,196
9,356
64,124

2.3
0.1
1.2
1.2
8.3

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

80,206
75,811
23,121
11,327
442,961

1.1
1.0
0.3
0.2
5.9

72,439
64,751
20,676
9,752
396,342

1.1
1.0
0.3
0.1
6.1

1,794
1,563
517
241
11,863

0.8
0.7
0.2
0.1
5.5

5,973
9,497
1,928
1,334
34,756

0.8
1.2
0.3
0.2
4.5

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

224,316
21,398
32,849
261,607
164,140

3.0
0.3
0.4
3.5
2.2

196,010
18,522
29,315
221,848
141,879

3.0
0.3
0.4
3.4
2.2

7,582
505
822
7,440
4,912

3.5
0.2
0.4
3.4
2.3

20,724
2,371
2,712
32,319
17,349

2.7
0.3
0.4
4.2
2.3

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

69,800
61,247
183,753
131,762
51,940

0.9
0.8
2.4
1.8
0.7

59,475
53,485
160,126
108,904
46,143

0.9
0.8
2.5
1.7
0.7

1,698
1,555
7,084
5,543
1,194

0.8
0.7
3.3
2.6
0.6

8,627
6,207
16,543
17,315
4,603

1.1
0.8
2.2
2.3
0.6

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

103,958
173,729
280,842
103,264
123,361

1.4
2.3
3.7
1.4
1.6

90,603
152,111
239,212
89,819
106,630

1.4
2.3
3.7
1.4
1.6

2,420
3,403
8,131
1,807
4,714

1.1
1.6
3.8
0.8
2.2

10,935
18,215
33,499
11,638
12,017

1.4
2.4
4.4
1.5
1.6

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

183,333
23,330
37,926
49,047
36,671

2.4
0.3
0.5
0.7
0.5

161,227
20,527
32,812
45,182
32,998

2.5
0.3
0.5
0.7
0.5

5,654
605
854
1,211
760

2.6
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.4

16,452
2,198
4,260
2,654
2,913

2.1
0.3
0.6
0.3
0.4

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

177,954
50,955
472,955
282,420
13,283

2.4
0.7
6.3
3.8
0.2

153,611
45,256
403,614
249,640
10,994

2.4
0.7
6.2
3.8
0.2

4,208
1,273
12,188
8,757
298

1.9
0.6
5.6
4.1
0.1

20,135
4,426
57,153
24,023
1,991

2.6
0.6
7.4
3.1
0.3

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

286,617
103,768
84,901
342,384
32,735

3.8
1.4
1.1
4.6
0.4

241,960
90,867
75,363
292,767
28,843

3.7
1.4
1.2
4.5
0.4

9,344
3,471
2,116
10,033
718

4.3
1.6
1.0
4.6
0.3

35,313
9,430
7,422
39,584
3,174

4.6
1.2
1.0
5.2
0.4

State or area
All areas

(Continued)

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 9.
Distribution, by state or other area, December 2005—Continued
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

State or area

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

149,642
16,911
208,370
440,636
33,978

2.0
0.2
2.8
5.9
0.5

130,973
14,421
181,756
383,330
29,737

2.0
0.2
2.8
5.9
0.5

5,169
389
7,696
14,475
743

2.4
0.2
3.6
6.7
0.3

13,500
2,101
18,918
42,831
3,498

1.8
0.3
2.5
5.6
0.5

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

18,205
189,193
138,546
93,309
129,146
10,740

0.2
2.5
1.8
1.2
1.7
0.1

15,845
165,829
123,137
79,483
110,319
9,606

0.2
2.5
1.9
1.2
1.7
0.1

439
5,782
3,208
3,792
2,748
235

0.2
2.7
1.5
1.8
1.3
0.1

1,921
17,582
12,201
10,034
16,079
899

0.2
2.3
1.6
1.3
2.1
0.1

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

1,232
1,305
234
165,134
1,979

a
a
a
2.2
a

1,085
1,140
184
137,256
1,602

a
a
a
2.1
a

53
32
6
5,142
64

a
a
a
2.4
a

94
133
44
22,736
313

a
a
a
3.0
a

18,406

0.2

12,564

0.2

767

0.4

5,075

0.7

Foreign countries

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

32 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005

State or area
All areas

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

296,987 2,708,103

Other Neoplasms

7,503,405

19,965

273,771

116,867

679,947 2,028,156

191,291

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

193,985
10,644
134,584
117,523
630,032

380
27
328
301
1,738

8,277
306
4,429
4,804
19,601

1,985
126
1,908
1,245
15,181

8,693
508
5,759
5,308
26,076

58,626
3,899
53,660
32,098
243,008

16,290
836
7,871
10,874
42,589

42,336
3,063
45,789
21,224
200,419

4,427
307
3,014
3,071
16,317

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

80,206
75,811
23,121
11,327
442,961

316
206
63
14
1,255

2,463
2,389
871
361
16,885

1,300
1,194
447
711
12,209

3,885
2,265
909
273
21,748

26,455
32,996
7,645
4,837
146,486

6,182
7,886
1,981
1,324
28,430

20,273
25,110
5,664
3,513
118,056

2,170
2,002
638
198
12,762

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

224,316
21,398
32,849
261,607
164,140

507
42
100
626
366

9,790
594
1,084
10,463
7,566

4,913
399
267
3,781
1,759

8,817
816
1,542
9,106
5,574

71,281
9,439
12,371
106,498
60,813

20,990
1,733
2,680
28,774
18,683

50,291
7,706
9,691
77,724
42,130

5,989
593
859
7,079
4,391

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

69,800
61,247
183,753
131,762
51,940

239
180
384
295
155

2,721
2,719
6,265
4,905
1,534

520
604
1,443
1,910
369

2,631
2,753
6,381
5,610
1,886

27,418
22,360
66,072
38,073
22,066

9,491
6,992
16,970
15,476
4,352

17,927
15,368
49,102
22,597
17,714

1,875
1,606
3,784
3,116
1,093

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

103,958
173,729
280,842
103,264
123,361

371
563
721
285
208

3,700
4,236
10,439
2,652
5,739

2,590
2,817
2,440
992
1,446

4,077
5,758
9,667
4,081
5,047

36,038
82,260
111,311
48,815
41,994

9,837
13,791
26,779
12,352
11,926

26,201
68,469
84,532
36,463
30,068

3,263
4,117
6,933
2,742
2,999

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

183,333
23,330
37,926
49,047
36,671

550
77
125
154
98

8,166
663
1,465
1,735
871

2,226
180
387
828
262

8,068
1,238
1,727
2,254
1,321

59,885
7,964
12,893
15,067
16,696

17,744
2,072
4,145
2,306
2,645

42,141
5,892
8,748
12,761
14,051

4,436
550
1,011
1,204
846

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

177,954
50,955
472,955
282,420
13,283

465
161
1,239
660
66

5,309
1,768
14,105
13,025
340

3,213
606
10,735
4,356
79

6,460
2,622
16,886
10,307
590

63,954
17,935
153,982
90,523
5,259

14,539
3,800
41,110
29,006
2,009

49,415
14,135
112,872
61,517
3,250

5,484
1,057
12,703
7,596
348

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

286,617
103,768
84,901
342,384
32,735

885
242
249
1,045
58

10,530
4,399
2,792
12,793
979

2,605
1,149
1,086
4,198
380

8,647
4,199
4,140
14,231
981

127,716
33,592
29,981
116,302
14,923

35,024
10,056
7,005
34,497
3,218

92,692
23,536
22,976
81,805
11,705

6,660
2,528
2,310
9,123
760
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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 33

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

State or area
All areas

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Musculo- Nervous
skeletal
Skin and
system
CircuGenito- system and
and Respi- subcutalatory Digestive urinary connective
neous
sense
ratory
system
system system
tissue
tissue
organs system

18,592

645,583

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

655
22
226
306
1,275

20,286
708
9,444
12,969
43,540

2,517
176
2,091
1,731
9,816

2,858
124
1,921
1,338
11,291

53,770
2,688
30,645
35,146
146,917

16,424
1,152
13,091
10,782
61,490

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

136
161
79
51
1,361

4,578
5,287
1,967
832
42,331

1,277
956
330
83
7,790

1,057
986
412
407
6,771

19,967
13,582
5,993
1,624
98,864

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

894
29
31
765
418

23,658
1,971
2,149
22,700
15,193

3,216
205
451
3,178
2,499

4,566
567
330
4,414
2,262

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

151
143
304
473
61

4,785
4,680
16,738
14,844
3,576

808
924
2,237
1,661
623

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

427
303
668
202
424

10,133
10,085
23,556
6,521
14,523

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

446
32
69
120
45

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

104,059 112,442

1,724,107

710,202 214,847

Other Unknown

16,433

14,751

335,405

6,178
278
3,514
4,283
10,991

495
25
270
394
1,209

398
32
387
174
1,515

8,016
266
3,897
3,573
20,067

10,691
7,269
2,133
1,120
37,900

2,658
1,802
665
229
13,125

164
182
36
40
1,725

189
127
64
18
924

2,900
4,407
869
529
20,825

51,342
3,592
7,996
46,687
31,783

19,110
1,804
3,639
26,532
17,000

7,527
414
917
7,528
6,251

542
47
71
482
290

361
63
62
514
318

11,803
823
980
11,254
7,657

819
820
1,663
2,278
347

14,512
13,065
48,498
35,358
12,512

7,450
6,607
13,460
11,358
4,386

2,234
2,046
6,974
3,359
1,335

136
110
344
366
160

126
122
333
271
93

3,375
2,508
8,873
7,885
1,744

1,454
2,329
3,271
1,141
1,311

2,493
1,561
4,005
1,143
2,148

19,625
32,720
59,601
17,225
26,315

11,189
15,775
26,762
11,155
10,201

2,977
3,818
7,909
2,105
3,642

238
247
618
154
328

187
361
457
180
251

5,196
6,779
12,484
3,871
6,785

16,083
1,408
3,036
4,560
2,424

2,909
314
491
941
469

2,332
245
551
712
276

46,457
6,035
8,784
12,959
7,427

17,535
2,803
4,371
5,015
3,622

6,569
773
1,264
1,745
1,055

390
45
58
122
50

321
58
57
130
74

6,960
945
1,637
1,501
1,135

523
95
1,266
822
15

16,601
2,983
38,369
29,842
1,012

2,771
848
5,815
4,048
156

3,059
791
6,609
4,906
168

37,672
13,652
129,388
66,723
2,712

18,788
5,181
42,426
23,706
1,529

4,725
1,408
12,399
9,764
378

389
139
862
671
23

464
135
662
554
20

8,077
1,574
25,509
14,917
588

609
191
160
782
67

22,772
10,060
5,621
30,945
2,249

2,968
1,525
1,452
5,275
456

3,930
1,352
932
4,543
287

46,587
27,446
20,630
81,662
6,361

25,255
10,023
10,475
33,623
2,793

8,980
3,840
2,301
9,733
821

442
247
174
574
83

361
158
161
985
92

17,670
2,817
2,437
16,570
1,445

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34 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued

State or area

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases

Injuries

Mental disorders
Total Retardation

Other Neoplasms

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

149,642
16,911
208,370
440,636
33,978

291
77
468
1,011
166

5,683
459
7,976
20,519
1,161

2,035
158
2,171
8,904
310

6,096
612
7,024
19,224
1,322

49,602
6,289
74,975
134,945
13,743

13,480
2,103
19,050
34,826
3,656

36,122
4,186
55,925
100,119
10,087

3,768
369
5,031
12,192
759

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

18,205
189,193
138,546
93,309
129,146
10,740

80
509
404
218
557
42

601
7,275
4,564
4,112
4,484
298

180
2,608
1,915
583
1,209
101

752
7,033
5,369
4,442
4,916
573

7,556
62,569
56,779
28,853
51,562
3,717

1,614
19,314
10,961
10,481
14,426
1,062

5,942
43,255
45,818
18,372
37,136
2,655

436
5,287
3,815
1,950
3,200
249

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

1,232
1,305
234
165,134
1,979

a
a
0
277
a

162
24
7
2,449
36

a
11
a
1,560
29

43
59
16
5,756
98

130
360
63
76,625
587

49
127
25
12,332
195

81
233
38
64,293
392

24
36
9
1,780
42

18,406

111

228

237

811

6,557

1,981

4,576

383

Foreign countries

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 35

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

State or area

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Musculo- Nervous
Skin and
skeletal
system
CircuGenito- system and
and Respi- subcutaneous
latory Digestive urinary connective
sense
ratory
tissue
system
system system
tissue
organs system

Other Unknown

618
26
442
1,105
52

16,583
1,245
20,026
42,811
1,931

1,993
188
2,693
6,901
490

2,780
179
2,970
9,486
450

35,837
3,763
48,243
106,241
6,850

12,600
2,312
16,581
46,694
4,291

5,291
543
7,450
11,479
949

376
34
473
875
65

294
30
351
833
85

5,795
627
11,496
17,416
1,354

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

37
585
288
146
291
16

1,137
18,031
8,656
9,143
8,988
741

235
2,607
2,363
1,148
1,639
162

124
3,463
1,676
687
1,672
126

3,877
46,931
29,512
24,758
25,631
2,611

1,668
16,964
14,450
6,779
14,773
1,349

518
6,062
3,515
3,655
3,061
446

41
402
292
198
218
18

47
399
266
166
232
34

916
8,468
4,682
6,471
6,713
257

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

a
a
a
138
15

125
192
39
9,148
229

10
17
0
944
17

23
66
13
1,276
47

471
280
21
40,390
519

130
171
36
13,610
259

41
35
5
3,041
23

26
a
11
412
a

12
18
a
191
a

24
24
6
7,537
64

18

1,539

139

130

3,650

1,910

219

39

28

2,407

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

Foreign countries

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The diagnosis for disabled adult children typically was not recorded on the Master Beneficiary Record until 1984. Many
beneficiaries entitled before that date are still on the rolls today.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

36 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005

State or area
All areas

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Total
Congenital metabolic parasitic
Number Percent anomalies diseases diseases Injuries

Mental disorders
Total Retardation

Other Neoplasms

7,503,405

100.0

0.3

3.6

1.6

4.0

36.1

9.1

27.0

2.5

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

193,985
10,644
134,584
117,523
630,032

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3

4.3
2.9
3.3
4.1
3.1

1.0
1.2
1.4
1.1
2.4

4.5
4.8
4.3
4.5
4.1

30.2
36.7
39.8
27.4
38.6

8.4
7.9
5.8
9.3
6.8

21.8
28.8
34.0
18.1
31.8

2.3
2.9
2.2
2.6
2.6

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

80,206
75,811
23,121
11,327
442,961

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.1
0.3

3.1
3.2
3.8
3.2
3.8

1.6
1.6
1.9
6.3
2.8

4.8
3.0
3.9
2.4
4.9

33.0
43.5
33.1
42.7
33.1

7.7
10.4
8.6
11.7
6.4

25.3
33.1
24.5
31.0
26.7

2.7
2.6
2.8
1.7
2.9

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

224,316
21,398
32,849
261,607
164,140

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2

4.4
2.8
3.3
4.0
4.6

2.2
1.9
0.8
1.4
1.1

3.9
3.8
4.7
3.5
3.4

31.8
44.1
37.7
40.7
37.1

9.4
8.1
8.2
11.0
11.4

22.4
36.0
29.5
29.7
25.7

2.7
2.8
2.6
2.7
2.7

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

69,800
61,247
183,753
131,762
51,940

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3

3.9
4.4
3.4
3.7
3.0

0.7
1.0
0.8
1.4
0.7

3.8
4.5
3.5
4.3
3.6

39.3
36.5
35.9
28.8
42.5

13.6
11.4
9.2
11.7
8.4

25.7
25.1
26.7
17.1
34.1

2.7
2.6
2.1
2.4
2.1

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

103,958
173,729
280,842
103,264
123,361

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2

3.6
2.4
3.7
2.6
4.7

2.5
1.6
0.9
1.0
1.2

3.9
3.3
3.4
4.0
4.1

34.7
47.3
39.6
47.3
34.1

9.5
7.9
9.5
12.0
9.7

25.2
39.4
30.1
35.3
24.4

3.1
2.4
2.5
2.7
2.4

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

183,333
23,330
37,926
49,047
36,671

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

4.5
2.8
3.9
3.5
2.4

1.2
0.8
1.0
1.7
0.7

4.4
5.3
4.6
4.6
3.6

32.7
34.2
34.0
30.7
45.5

9.7
8.9
10.9
4.7
7.2

23.0
25.3
23.1
26.0
38.3

2.4
2.4
2.7
2.5
2.3

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

177,954
50,955
472,955
282,420
13,283

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.5

3.0
3.5
3.0
4.6
2.6

1.8
1.2
2.3
1.5
0.6

3.6
5.1
3.6
3.6
4.4

36.0
35.2
32.6
32.1
39.6

8.2
7.5
8.7
10.3
15.1

27.8
27.7
23.9
21.8
24.5

3.1
2.1
2.7
2.7
2.6

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

286,617
103,768
84,901
342,384
32,735

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2

3.7
4.2
3.3
3.7
3.0

0.9
1.1
1.3
1.2
1.2

3.0
4.0
4.9
4.2
3.0

44.5
32.4
35.4
34.0
45.6

12.2
9.7
8.3
10.1
9.8

32.3
22.7
27.1
23.9
35.8

2.3
2.4
2.7
2.7
2.3
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 37

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

State or area
All areas

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Musculo- Nervous
skeletal
system
Skin and
Genito- system and
and Respi- subcutaCircusense
latory Digestive urinary connective
ratory
neous
system system
tissue
organs system
system
tissue

Other Unknown

0.2

8.6

1.4

1.5

23.0

9.5

2.9

0.2

0.2

4.5

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

10.5
6.7
7.0
11.0
6.9

1.3
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.6

1.5
1.2
1.4
1.1
1.8

27.7
25.3
22.8
29.9
23.3

8.5
10.8
9.7
9.2
9.8

3.2
2.6
2.6
3.6
1.7

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.1
0.2

4.1
2.5
2.9
3.0
3.2

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.5
0.3

5.7
7.0
8.5
7.3
9.6

1.6
1.3
1.4
0.7
1.8

1.3
1.3
1.8
3.6
1.5

24.9
17.9
25.9
14.3
22.3

13.3
9.6
9.2
9.9
8.6

3.3
2.4
2.9
2.0
3.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.4

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2

3.6
5.8
3.8
4.7
4.7

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

0.4
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.3

10.5
9.2
6.5
8.7
9.3

1.4
1.0
1.4
1.2
1.5

2.0
2.6
1.0
1.7
1.4

22.9
16.8
24.3
17.8
19.4

8.5
8.4
11.1
10.1
10.4

3.4
1.9
2.8
2.9
3.8

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2

5.3
3.8
3.0
4.3
4.7

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.1

6.9
7.6
9.1
11.3
6.9

1.2
1.5
1.2
1.3
1.2

1.2
1.3
0.9
1.7
0.7

20.8
21.3
26.4
26.8
24.1

10.7
10.8
7.3
8.6
8.4

3.2
3.3
3.8
2.5
2.6

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

4.8
4.1
4.8
6.0
3.4

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3

9.7
5.8
8.4
6.3
11.8

1.4
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.1

2.4
0.9
1.4
1.1
1.7

18.9
18.8
21.2
16.7
21.3

10.8
9.1
9.5
10.8
8.3

2.9
2.2
2.8
2.0
3.0

0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.3

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

5.0
3.9
4.4
3.7
5.5

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.1

8.8
6.0
8.0
9.3
6.6

1.6
1.3
1.3
1.9
1.3

1.3
1.1
1.5
1.5
0.8

25.3
25.9
23.2
26.4
20.3

9.6
12.0
11.5
10.2
9.9

3.6
3.3
3.3
3.6
2.9

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

3.8
4.1
4.3
3.1
3.1

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.1

9.3
5.9
8.1
10.6
7.6

1.6
1.7
1.2
1.4
1.2

1.7
1.6
1.4
1.7
1.3

21.2
26.8
27.4
23.6
20.4

10.6
10.2
9.0
8.4
11.5

2.7
2.8
2.6
3.5
2.8

0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.3
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.2

4.5
3.1
5.4
5.3
4.4

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

7.9
9.7
6.6
9.0
6.9

1.0
1.5
1.7
1.5
1.4

1.4
1.3
1.1
1.3
0.9

16.3
26.4
24.3
23.9
19.4

8.8
9.7
12.3
9.8
8.5

3.1
3.7
2.7
2.8
2.5

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3

0.1
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

6.2
2.7
2.9
4.8
4.4

(Continued)

38 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued

State or area

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Total
Congenital metabolic parasitic
Number Percent anomalies diseases diseases Injuries

Total Retardation

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

149,642
16,911
208,370
440,636
33,978

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.5

3.8
2.7
3.8
4.7
3.4

1.4
0.9
1.0
2.0
0.9

4.1
3.6
3.4
4.4
3.9

33.1
37.2
35.9
30.6
40.5

9.0
12.4
9.1
7.9
10.8

24.1
24.8
26.8
22.7
29.7

2.5
2.2
2.4
2.8
2.2

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

18,205
189,193
138,546
93,309
129,146
10,740

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.4

3.3
3.8
3.3
4.4
3.5
2.8

1.0
1.4
1.4
0.6
0.9
0.9

4.1
3.7
3.9
4.8
3.8
5.3

41.5
33.1
41.0
30.9
40.0
34.6

8.9
10.2
7.9
11.2
11.2
9.9

32.6
22.9
33.1
19.7
28.8
24.7

2.4
2.8
2.8
2.1
2.5
2.3

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

1,232
1,305
234
165,134
1,979

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

a
a
0
0.2
a

13.1
1.8
3.0
1.5
1.8

a
0.8
a
0.9
1.5

3.5
4.5
6.8
3.5
5.0

10.6
27.6
26.9
46.4
29.7

4.0
9.7
10.7
7.5
9.9

6.6
17.9
16.2
38.9
19.8

1.9
2.8
3.8
1.1
2.1

18,406

100.0

0.6

1.2

1.3

4.4

35.7

10.8

24.9

2.1

Foreign countries

Mental disorders
Other Neoplasms

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 39

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

State or area

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Musculo- Nervous
Skin and
skeletal
system
CircuGenito- system and
and Respi- subcutaneous
latory Digestive urinary connective
sense
ratory
tissue
system
system system
tissue
organs system

Other Unknown

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

0.4
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

11.1
7.4
9.6
9.7
5.7

1.3
1.1
1.3
1.6
1.4

1.9
1.1
1.4
2.2
1.3

23.9
22.3
23.2
24.1
20.2

8.4
13.7
8.0
10.6
12.6

3.5
3.2
3.6
2.6
2.8

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3

3.9
3.7
5.5
4.0
4.0

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

6.2
9.5
6.2
9.8
7.0
6.9

1.3
1.4
1.7
1.2
1.3
1.5

0.7
1.8
1.2
0.7
1.3
1.2

21.3
24.8
21.3
26.5
19.8
24.3

9.2
9.0
10.4
7.3
11.4
12.6

2.8
3.2
2.5
3.9
2.4
4.2

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3

5.0
4.5
3.4
6.9
5.2
2.4

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

a
a
a
0.1
0.8

10.1
14.7
16.7
5.5
11.6

0.8
1.3
0
0.6
0.9

1.9
5.1
5.6
0.8
2.4

38.2
21.5
9.0
24.5
26.2

10.6
13.1
15.4
8.2
13.1

3.3
2.7
2.1
1.8
1.2

2.1
a
4.7
0.2
a

1.0
1.4
a
0.1
a

1.9
1.8
2.6
4.6
3.2

Foreign countries

0.1

8.4

0.8

0.7

19.8

10.4

1.2

0.2

0.2

13.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The diagnosis for disabled adult children typically was not recorded on the Master Beneficiary Record until 1984. Many
beneficiaries entitled before that date are still on the rolls today.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

40 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 12.
Number receiving Social Security disability benefits because of blindness or deafness,
by state or other area, December 2005
Blind

Deaf

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult
children

106,957

94,103

2,282

10,572

60,894

51,235

1,070

8,589

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

2,565
156
1,763
1,528
9,577

2,286
147
1,577
1,341
8,306

65
a
42
34
173

214
a
144
153
1,098

1,474
114
1,092
845
5,164

1,225
103
967
711
4,232

31
a
9
24
67

218
a
116
110
865

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

1,031
1,184
312
186
5,035

926
1,006
287
168
4,517

15
24
a
a
122

90
154
a
a
396

815
696
174
279
4,107

735
591
153
232
3,474

12
7
a
a
55

68
98
a
a
578

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

3,509
314
471
4,137
2,709

3,136
272
420
3,643
2,449

86
a
7
90
45

287
a
44
404
215

1,679
194
209
2,199
1,479

1,347
167
187
1,874
1,284

41
a
a
31
30

291
a
a
294
165

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

991
1,040
2,320
2,033
529

863
935
1,980
1,744
464

12
19
65
60
5

116
86
275
229
60

601
599
1,278
1,098
323

536
539
1,051
779
293

8
6
33
45
a

57
54
194
274
a

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

1,499
2,751
3,336
1,617
2,025

1,334
2,217
2,850
1,425
1,838

25
44
61
21
39

140
490
425
171
148

1,262
1,194
1,979
1,028
906

1,101
1,029
1,670
936
738

10
15
32
11
25

151
150
277
81
143

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

2,615
287
566
760
359

2,329
259
510
677
309

52
7
5
14
9

234
21
51
69
41

1,308
176
324
381
221

1,141
152
298
323
194

18
a
7
8
6

149
a
19
50
21

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

2,635
809
5,801
3,853
157

2,345
701
5,023
3,438
137

45
23
109
93
0

245
85
669
322
20

1,500
403
3,826
1,970
85

1,288
343
3,199
1,710
79

23
14
59
39
0

189
46
568
221
6

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

4,243
1,712
1,453
4,650
370

3,781
1,530
1,262
4,086
323

106
40
25
87
8

356
142
166
477
39

2,488
877
870
2,496
216

2,115
745
750
2,097
187

56
26
13
47
a

317
106
107
352
a

State or area
All areas

(Continued)

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 12.
Number receiving Social Security disability benefits because of blindness or deafness,
by state or other area, December 2005—Continued
Blind

Deaf

State or area

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult
children

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

2,658
257
3,224
8,244
625

2,352
223
2,871
7,427
555

91
a
81
190
8

215
a
272
627
62

965
171
1,474
4,371
387

798
155
1,239
3,709
356

16
a
36
57
6

151
a
199
605
25

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

177
2,314
1,708
991
1,550
119

156
2,035
1,493
847
1,360
108

a
52
30
30
24
a

a
227
185
114
166
a

128
1,268
1,182
533
1,092
68

112
1,080
1,007
431
959
63

a
26
22
13
15
0

a
162
153
89
118
5

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

1,802
105

1,518
94

63
a

221
a

1,133
59

637
42

30
a

466
a

295

223

12

60

134

72

13

49

Foreign countries

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The diagnosis for disabled adult children typically was not recorded on the Master Beneficiary Record until 1984. Many
beneficiaries entitled before that date are still on the rolls today.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 13.
Total monthly benefits, by state or other area, December 2005 (in thousands of dollars)
State or area

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

6,718,159

6,113,106

131,508

473,545

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

168,386
9,548
126,438
100,115
578,489

154,607
8,915
118,552
92,784
528,323

3,978
159
2,029
2,253
9,474

9,801
473
5,856
5,078
40,692

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

72,408
70,641
21,927
9,029
400,067

67,518
63,178
20,332
8,167
371,823

1,111
950
311
139
6,924

3,779
6,513
1,284
723
21,320

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

197,098
19,762
29,033
240,046
147,992

181,030
17,939
26,823
213,696
133,269

4,183
331
538
4,791
3,111

11,884
1,492
1,672
21,558
11,612

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

59,909
53,690
160,904
115,851
43,243

53,343
48,764
147,348
102,521
39,877

1,020
940
4,420
3,593
693

5,547
3,985
9,137
9,737
2,674

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

96,263
154,676
266,406
91,827
102,857

87,583
141,038
237,670
83,231
94,047

1,547
2,094
5,613
1,110
2,619

7,133
11,544
23,122
7,485
6,190

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

160,769
20,364
32,130
47,534
33,586

147,381
18,611
29,015
44,966
31,267

3,301
370
488
785
439

10,087
1,383
2,627
1,784
1,880

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

173,650
44,159
444,313
247,320
10,903

157,146
40,898
398,965
229,150
9,547

2,638
813
7,587
4,481
168

13,866
2,448
37,761
13,688
1,189

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

251,324
91,042
77,289
310,357
28,553

222,069
83,376
71,028
278,220
26,177

6,172
2,074
1,373
6,439
409

23,083
5,592
4,888
25,697
1,968

All areas

(Continued)

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 13.
Total monthly benefits, by state or other area, December 2005 (in thousands of dollars)—Continued
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

132,682
13,854
179,088
389,039
30,344

122,215
12,428
163,997
354,977
27,585

2,727
217
4,277
8,944
487

7,740
1,209
10,814
25,119
2,272

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

15,407
170,514
127,434
86,604
115,323
9,677

14,000
156,626
117,153
78,255
103,060
8,948

246
3,471
2,151
2,564
1,673
143

1,162
10,417
8,131
5,785
10,590
585

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

844
1,006
128
121,437
1,700

777
931
111
109,913
1,498

26
18
2
2,588
41

41
57
15
8,936
161

13,180

10,437

464

2,278

State or area

Foreign countries

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Unnegotiated checks not deducted.
Data exclude lump-sum death payments.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 14.
Number, by type of representative payee, December 2005
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

7,503,405

6,519,001

215,866

768,538

6,123,879

5,753,163

201,842

168,874

466,911
146,382
50,884
265,619
134,938
99,986
96,023
10,743
4,446
103,594

224,005
145,561
43,216
137,456
57,547
28,367
46,825
6,706
3,228
72,927

562
88
6,156
3,229
1,559
318
661
130
40
1,281

242,344
733
1,512
124,934
75,832
71,301
48,537
3,907
1,178
29,386

Type of payee
All disabled beneficiaries
Without payee
With payee
Parent (natural, adoptive, or stepparent)
Spouse
Child (natural, adoptive, or stepchild)
Other relative
Nonmental institution
Mental institution
Social agency
Public official
Financial organization
Other

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 15.
Representative payment, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005
Workers

Diagnostic group

Total

Widow(er)s

Number Percentwith age with
payee
payee

Total

Adult children

Number Percentwith age with
payee
payee

Total

Number Percentwith age with
payee
payee

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

6,519,001

765,838

11.7

215,866

14,024

6.5

768,538

599,664

78.0

11,001

1,512

13.7

273

7

2.6

8,691

5,951

68.5

252,933
111,927
281,828

4,175
3,602
24,522

1.7
3.2
8.7

18,072
1,833
5,383

284
56
168

1.6
3.1
3.1

2,766
3,107
9,776

695
1,773
3,867

25.1
57.1
39.6

320,564
1,862,618
185,049

177,480
450,754
2,947

55.4
24.2
1.6

9,737
50,708
4,395

2,524
7,979
70

25.9
15.7
1.6

349,646
114,830
1,847

308,409
74,220
1,024

88.2
64.6
55.4

16,270
620,852
100,934
108,701

361
31,058
2,820
1,334

2.2
5.0
2.8
1.2

361
21,242
2,505
1,899

7
847
64
40

1.9
4.0
2.6
2.1

1,961
3,489
620
1,842

351
1,682
123
372

17.9
48.2
19.8
20.2

1,656,997

17,326

1.0

61,844

577

0.9

5,266

1,086

20.6

623,948
202,821
15,662
13,225
133,671

29,347
2,561
197
565
15,277

4.7
1.3
1.3
4.3
11.4

15,607
11,021
506
262
10,218

608
132
5
8
648

3.9
1.2
1.0
3.1
6.3

70,647
1,005
265
1,264
191,516

37,262
332
50
809
161,658

52.7
33.0
18.9
64.0
84.4

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

3,517,269

501,265

14.3

7,562

578

7.6

420,025

335,226

79.8

5,681

894

15.7

9

0

0

4,509

3,186

70.7

109,819
82,587
196,216

2,382
2,887
18,759

2.2
3.5
9.6

364
98
356

13
a
16

3.6
a
4.5

1,300
1,649
6,780

379
982
2,653

29.2
59.6
39.1

206,274
943,764
89,067

117,629
290,987
1,784

57.0
30.8
2.0

358
1,543
153

97
286
5

27.1
18.5
3.3

188,865
72,678
1,042

169,953
50,113
595

90.0
69.0
57.1

7,285
416,306
54,760
65,229

222
20,137
2,089
890

3.0
4.8
3.8
1.4

17
1,171
139
123

0
53
8
a

0
4.5
5.8
a

986
1,872
321
964

217
951
70
211

22.0
50.8
21.8
21.9

848,703

11,308

1.3

1,957

27

1.4

2,265

604

26.7

310,759
100,722
6,488
6,213
67,396

18,245
1,655
111
401
10,885

5.9
1.6
1.7
6.5
16.2

523
343
16
9
383

23
10
0
0
33

4.4
2.9
0
0
8.6

37,695
456
105
688
97,850

20,587
194
28
466
84,037

54.6
42.5
26.7
67.7
85.9

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46 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 15.
Representative payment, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued
Workers

Diagnostic group

Total

Widow(er)s

Number Percentwith age with
payee
payee

Total

Adult children

Number Percentwith age with
payee
payee

Total

Number Percentwith age with
payee
payee

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

3,001,732

264,573

8.8

208,304

13,446

6.5

348,513

264,438

75.9

5,320

618

11.6

264

7

2.7

4,182

2,765

66.1

143,114
29,340
85,612

1,793
715
5,763

1.3
2.4
6.7

17,708
1,735
5,027

271
a
152

1.5
a
3.0

1,466
1,458
2,996

316
791
1,214

21.6
54.3
40.5

114,290
918,854
95,982

59,851
159,767
1,163

52.4
17.4
1.2

9,379
49,165
4,242

2,427
7,693
65

25.9
15.6
1.5

160,781
42,152
805

138,456
24,107
429

86.1
57.2
53.3

8,985
204,546
46,174
43,472

139
10,921
731
444

1.5
5.3
1.6
1.0

344
20,071
2,366
1,776

7
794
56
a

2.0
4.0
2.4
a

975
1,617
299
878

134
731
53
161

13.7
45.2
17.7
18.3

808,294

6,018

0.7

59,887

550

0.9

3,001

482

16.1

313,189
102,099
9,174
7,012
66,275

11,102
906
86
164
4,392

3.5
0.9
0.9
2.3
6.6

15,084
10,678
490
253
9,835

585
122
5
8
615

3.9
1.1
1.0
3.2
6.3

32,952
549
160
576
93,666

16,675
138
22
343
77,621

50.6
25.1
13.8
59.5
82.9

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The diagnosis for disabled adult children typically was not recorded on the Master Beneficiary Record until 1984. Many
beneficiaries entitled before that date are still on the rolls today.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 16.
Percentage distribution of disabled workers, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2005
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit
Number

Total

Less than
400.00

400.00–
599.90

600.00–
799.90

6,519,001

100.0

6.5

13.5

23.2

18.4

13.3

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

169,574
9,640
122,207
104,081
551,529

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.3
7.7
5.4
6.4
7.3

14.1
14.7
12.0
14.3
13.4

25.2
23.7
22.3
25.2
21.4

19.5
16.9
18.5
20.6
16.9

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

72,439
64,751
20,676
9,752
396,342

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.1
5.1
5.4
7.9
5.8

14.0
12.1
11.7
17.1
13.3

23.4
22.3
21.7
28.1
23.7

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

196,010
18,522
29,315
221,848
141,879

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.6
5.1
7.5
6.4
6.6

13.1
12.6
14.7
12.9
13.5

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

59,475
53,485
160,126
108,904
46,143

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.0
6.9
7.6
7.8
7.3

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

90,603
152,111
239,212
89,819
106,630

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

161,227
20,527
32,812
45,182
32,998

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

State or area
All areas

800.00– 1,000.00– 1,200.00–
999.90 1,199.90
or more

Monthly benefit
(dollars)
Average

Median

25.1

938.00

869.70

13.0
12.6
14.1
14.1
12.9

22.0
24.4
27.7
19.4
28.0

912.00
925.00
970.30
891.70
958.10

840.00
840.00
905.00
836.00
886.50

18.7
18.6
18.4
19.9
19.0

13.5
13.7
14.0
12.1
13.7

24.4
28.1
28.8
14.8
24.6

932.30
976.00
983.60
837.60
938.40

863.00
906.00
917.50
773.00
869.00

24.3
21.8
23.1
22.0
22.9

20.5
18.3
17.5
17.6
18.3

14.4
15.0
13.4
13.2
13.3

22.3
27.2
23.6
27.9
25.2

923.80
968.80
915.20
963.50
939.60

861.90
909.30
847.00
892.00
870.50

15.1
14.5
14.6
13.6
15.9

24.1
23.9
23.0
22.4
26.8

17.8
18.5
17.6
16.8
19.7

12.7
13.5
12.7
12.3
12.6

22.3
22.7
24.5
27.1
17.7

897.10
912.00
920.50
941.60
864.40

827.50
844.50
849.00
866.50
799.50

5.8
5.7
7.0
6.7
6.3

12.2
13.7
12.7
14.2
14.5

22.1
24.7
20.4
23.8
26.8

18.5
19.4
15.6
18.4
20.4

14.1
13.2
12.3
12.6
13.1

27.3
23.3
32.1
24.2
18.8

966.90
927.40
993.80
926.90
882.20

901.00
853.00
921.40
851.50
818.50

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.8
6.9
7.3
4.5
4.7

14.2
15.3
15.4
10.9
12.0

24.3
23.8
25.2
21.7
23.9

18.8
18.3
18.9
18.8
20.7

13.1
12.8
13.4
14.6
14.6

22.8
22.9
19.8
29.4
24.1

914.40
906.90
884.50
995.50
947.80

844.00
839.50
819.00
931.20
884.00

153,611
45,256
403,614
249,640
10,994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.7
7.6
6.2
5.2
7.8

11.2
14.3
12.7
12.7
16.7

20.5
23.9
21.0
24.4
25.4

17.6
18.7
16.9
21.8
18.6

13.5
13.4
12.9
15.1
12.2

32.6 1,023.30
22.0
903.90
30.3
988.80
20.8
918.20
19.4
868.70

950.50
839.00
913.00
864.50
801.00

241,960
90,867
75,363
292,767
28,843

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.5
7.1
6.5
6.7
5.9

15.3
14.1
14.1
12.9
14.5

22.3
23.2
22.5
22.2
25.5

16.5
18.0
17.7
18.0
19.6

12.2
13.8
13.0
13.6
12.9

25.3
23.7
26.2
26.7
21.6

841.50
855.50
870.00
884.50
834.00

918.10
917.80
942.70
950.50
907.80

(Continued)

48 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 16.
Percentage distribution of disabled workers, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2005—Continued
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit
State or area

Number

Total

Less than
400.00

400.00–
599.90

600.00–
799.90

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

130,973
14,421
181,756
383,330
29,737

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.0
8.5
6.0
7.2
7.1

12.0
16.5
14.1
13.6
15.1

23.7
25.5
25.3
23.1
23.4

21.5
18.3
20.2
18.5
16.9

15.3
12.9
13.8
13.5
12.3

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

15,845
165,829
123,137
79,483
110,319
9,606

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.8
5.9
6.6
7.5
7.0
7.3

15.0
12.6
13.7
12.7
14.0
15.0

25.3
22.9
22.6
19.7
22.9
23.2

20.2
19.3
17.3
15.9
17.6
16.2

1,085
1,140

100.0
100.0

13.0
12.2

23.3
15.3

30.5
27.1

184
137,256
1,602

100.0
100.0
100.0

21.2
5.4
5.5

34.2
16.9
12.5

12,564

100.0

15.5

14.0

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Foreign countries

800.00– 1,000.00– 1,200.00–
999.90 1,199.90
or more

Monthly benefit
(dollars)
Average

Median

22.4
18.3
20.6
24.0
25.2

933.40
862.00
902.50
926.30
927.90

880.00
795.50
839.00
860.50
844.50

13.7
14.1
12.7
12.8
13.0
12.5

19.1
25.1
27.1
31.4
25.5
25.8

883.80
944.80
951.60
984.80
934.40
931.80

824.00
881.00
872.50
921.50
863.50
848.50

17.0
17.6

a
12.9

a
14.9

716.20
816.70

676.50
762.80

26.6
36.0
23.3

9.8
21.3
20.0

a
10.3
15.3

a
10.1
23.4

601.90
801.10
935.80

582.30
747.50
880.00

21.2

17.2

12.9

19.3

830.80

792.50

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 49

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 17.
Percentage distribution of disabled widow(er)s, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2005
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of
Columbia
Florida

Number

Total

215,866 100.0

Monthly benefit
Less
(dollars)
than 200.00– 300.00– 400.00– 500.00– 600.00– 700.00– 800.00– 900.00
200.00 299.90 399.90 499.90 599.90 699.90 799.90 899.90 or more Average Median
9.2

8.4

10.1

12.6

12.1

10.9

9.5

7.7

19.6

609.30

582.10

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.9
4.3
7.8
12.4
6.7

9.5
6.4
8.0
10.2
7.2

10.4
8.6
9.0
11.1
8.9

12.9
12.0
12.6
12.1
12.4

12.3
10.3
12.0
13.0
11.8

12.2
11.6
9.8
11.9
10.2

9.9
9.9
9.5
8.7
9.6

7.1
6.4
8.8
6.7
8.6

14.7
30.5
22.5
13.9
24.6

571.00
684.50
638.00
551.40
659.00

547.00
669.00
605.00
529.00
629.00

1,794 100.0
1,563 100.0
517 100.0

8.2
8.4
9.5

8.0
8.1
7.7

10.1
10.7
10.8

12.6
14.9
13.3

12.2
11.5
12.0

10.9
10.7
9.9

9.7
9.5
10.3

8.1
7.0
7.0

20.2
19.3
19.5

619.30
607.80
600.90

593.50
567.00
576.00

241 100.0
11,863 100.0

7.1
10.2

8.7
9.0

11.6
11.3

16.2
12.7

13.7
12.4

12.4
11.3

8.7
9.3

5.8
7.1

15.8
16.9

578.40
583.80

563.00
552.00

6,969
233
3,181
4,086
14,379

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

7,582
505
822
7,440
4,912

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

12.5
5.9
7.2
7.7
8.5

9.8
6.5
7.4
7.6
7.6

11.4
9.7
9.0
9.0
9.6

13.5
13.5
11.8
11.8
11.8

13.0
12.7
10.2
12.0
11.2

10.5
9.9
10.9
10.4
11.0

8.8
10.7
10.2
9.6
9.5

6.5
6.7
8.8
8.3
8.3

14.2
24.4
24.5
23.5
22.4

551.80
655.70
655.00
644.10
633.50

521.00
609.00
637.00
618.00
612.00

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,698
1,555
7,084
5,543
1,194

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.7
8.8
7.8
7.3
9.1

8.8
8.7
7.7
6.3
8.4

11.3
9.8
9.9
9.1
11.6

11.2
13.7
12.6
12.0
14.7

13.2
12.5
12.3
12.8
13.3

12.3
9.3
11.6
11.7
9.0

10.2
10.1
9.6
9.2
9.6

8.4
8.6
7.7
8.5
8.1

16.8
18.5
20.7
23.0
16.1

600.50
604.90
624.00
648.20
580.10

587.00
568.00
596.00
622.00
545.30

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

2,420
3,403
8,131
1,807
4,714

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.2
7.0
6.7
8.5
11.5

7.6
8.4
6.4
7.7
10.2

8.7
10.5
8.1
10.8
11.2

11.9
14.7
10.6
12.2
13.5

12.9
12.3
10.5
12.9
13.1

10.7
11.0
10.6
11.6
11.2

10.1
10.0
9.5
9.9
8.8

8.6
6.7
8.7
7.4
6.4

22.1
19.4
28.9
19.1
14.2

639.50
615.40
690.40
614.50
555.70

618.00
575.00
673.00
581.00
524.00

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

5,654
605
854
1,211
760

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.6
6.3
11.4
8.2
11.7

9.0
9.4
9.0
8.1
10.1

10.9
10.4
13.5
9.7
12.2

12.8
15.7
12.2
11.6
11.4

12.3
13.2
10.5
10.2
10.3

10.7
7.9
8.5
9.6
11.4

9.4
10.6
9.8
10.2
7.8

6.8
7.8
7.8
7.8
8.4

17.6
18.7
17.2
24.4
16.6

583.90
611.80
571.70
647.90
577.70

549.50
566.00
535.80
618.00
541.00

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

4,208
1,273
12,188
8,757
298

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

9.8
5.7
8.4
15.5
11.7

7.6
7.9
7.5
12.0
9.4

9.8
10.1
10.1
12.1
12.1

12.5
12.1
12.6
13.2
11.4

11.8
12.6
12.1
12.2
10.7

9.9
11.1
10.8
9.7
14.1

9.2
11.9
10.0
8.3
8.4

6.9
7.7
7.9
5.6
7.4

22.5
20.7
20.5
11.5
14.8

627.00
638.60
622.60
511.80
562.30

588.00
612.00
593.50
478.00
552.30

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

9,344
3,471
2,116
10,033
718

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.9
9.7
7.8
7.4
10.9

6.7
7.8
7.0
7.4
9.3

9.3
10.6
10.0
9.1
11.8

11.3
13.8
11.5
11.7
13.5

11.3
12.6
10.3
11.9
11.7

10.2
10.3
10.4
11.1
10.4

10.3
8.9
9.1
10.0
7.9

9.1
7.9
8.8
8.6
8.6

24.9
18.4
25.0
22.8
15.7

660.70
597.50
648.90
641.90
569.20

641.00
561.50
625.50
620.00
528.80

(Continued)

50 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 17.
Percentage distribution of disabled widow(er)s, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2005—Continued
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit

State or area

Monthly benefit
Less
(dollars)
than 200.00– 300.00– 400.00– 500.00– 600.00– 700.00– 800.00– 900.00
200.00 299.90 399.90 499.90 599.90 699.90 799.90 899.90 or more Average Median

Number

Total

5,169
389
7,696
14,475
743

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

14.3
8.5
11.9
8.5
7.0

10.4
12.1
10.3
8.0
6.9

12.0
12.9
10.7
9.7
9.6

12.7
13.6
13.1
12.6
12.2

12.7
12.6
12.3
11.8
12.2

11.4
13.1
11.4
11.7
10.1

8.1
8.5
8.8
9.6
11.0

6.3
4.9
7.4
8.1
7.9

12.1
13.9
14.1
19.9
23.0

527.70
558.60
555.80
618.00
655.10

505.00
536.00
530.00
594.00
620.00

439
5,782
3,208
3,792
2,748
235

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.5
10.5
5.9
5.6
9.3
6.0

11.2
8.4
6.3
6.5
8.7
7.2

10.0
10.1
10.3
8.1
8.8
11.5

13.7
13.0
10.6
11.3
12.3
16.6

12.3
11.4
10.5
11.4
12.6
11.1

13.2
10.4
12.0
11.5
12.2
13.2

8.2
9.3
10.3
10.8
8.9
8.9

6.2
7.5
8.7
8.8
7.8
7.2

14.8
19.4
25.3
26.0
19.5
18.3

559.30
600.40
670.50
676.40
609.10
610.20

535.00
571.00
652.00
659.00
587.50
589.00

53 100.0
32 100.0

15.1
a

a
a

13.2
18.8

20.8
a

13.2
a

a
a

a
a

a
a

a
a

485.20
556.00

453.50
481.50

Northern
Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

6 100.0
5,142 100.0
64 100.0

0
10.7
a

a
12.7
a

a
12.1
a

a
17.9
15.6

a
15.1
15.6

0
10.8
14.1

0
8.1
17.2

0
5.1
7.8

0
7.6
15.6

379.30
503.60
645.80

375.00
478.50
637.50

Foreign countries

767 100.0

8.1

5.6

10.3

14.1

14.9

11.9

10.4

8.1

16.7

605.40

579.00

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying areas
American
Samoa
Guam

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 51

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 18.
Percentage distribution of disabled adult children, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2005
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Number

Total

768,538 100.0
17,442
771
9,196
9,356
64,124

Monthly benefit
Less
(dollars)
than 200.00– 300.00– 400.00– 500.00– 600.00– 700.00– 800.00– 900.00
200.00 299.90 399.90 499.90 599.90 699.90 799.90 899.90 or more Average Median
5.6

5.6

11.6

12.9

13.2

13.6

13.2

9.1

15.2

616.30

608.00

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.6
6.4
5.4
7.7
5.7

7.2
6.6
5.1
6.9
5.3

15.3
13.5
9.6
15.3
10.0

15.4
11.5
12.4
16.7
12.0

14.2
10.9
12.7
15.3
12.8

12.8
13.9
13.9
13.1
13.4

10.7
11.2
13.9
10.1
13.9

7.5
8.9
9.5
6.7
9.7

10.4
17.1
17.5
8.2
17.2

562.00
614.00
636.90
542.90
634.60

536.00
608.00
635.00
518.00
630.00

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of
Columbia
Florida

5,973 100.0
9,497 100.0
1,928 100.0

5.2
3.9
3.0

4.8
3.9
3.5

10.5
7.9
9.5

12.6
9.0
11.2

13.0
11.5
12.7

13.6
14.5
15.2

14.0
17.0
15.9

9.6
11.2
10.1

16.7
21.1
18.9

632.80
685.90
666.20

629.50
696.00
667.00

1,334 100.0
34,756 100.0

7.6
5.8

7.4
5.7

16.6
10.6

16.2
13.1

15.5
14.1

11.4
14.0

10.5
13.3

6.1
9.0

8.6
14.5

542.00
613.50

511.50
606.00

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

20,724
2,371
2,712
32,319
17,349

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.6
4.2
6.0
4.2
3.5

6.0
4.9
5.1
4.4
3.9

15.0
11.1
9.6
8.9
8.3

15.9
11.6
12.7
10.8
10.8

15.4
13.9
15.0
11.9
12.3

12.8
15.7
14.9
14.0
15.3

11.0
13.7
13.4
15.1
15.9

7.4
10.6
8.9
10.8
10.8

10.9
14.4
14.3
20.0
19.2

573.50
629.30
616.70
667.20
669.40

548.00
623.00
609.30
671.00
677.00

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

8,627
6,207
16,543
17,315
4,603

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.1
4.0
7.9
8.2
7.1

4.1
4.2
7.8
7.6
5.3

8.7
9.9
15.4
14.7
11.5

13.1
12.5
15.5
15.0
15.3

13.9
14.1
13.3
13.5
15.3

15.2
14.0
12.2
11.9
13.8

14.7
15.1
10.6
9.9
13.1

10.2
10.4
6.7
7.0
8.3

16.1
15.8
10.6
12.2
10.2

643.00
642.10
552.40
562.40
580.90

639.00
639.00
522.00
531.00
567.50

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

10,935
18,215
33,499
11,638
12,017

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.6
5.6
3.7
4.3
8.4

4.3
5.2
3.6
3.9
9.4

10.4
10.2
7.4
10.0
18.5

11.6
11.9
9.5
12.7
17.1

13.9
12.7
11.3
13.2
14.0

14.0
13.3
14.0
14.8
10.8

14.6
14.1
16.6
14.4
8.6

9.4
10.3
11.7
10.2
5.5

18.2
16.7
22.2
16.6
7.7

652.40
633.80
690.40
643.30
515.20

646.00
633.00
701.00
642.00
477.00

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

16,452
2,198
4,260
2,654
2,913

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.8
3.7
4.6
4.0
4.7

5.1
4.3
4.7
4.0
4.1

11.3
10.2
11.0
8.8
8.4

13.5
13.9
13.4
10.6
12.3

13.7
14.8
15.3
13.3
13.7

14.0
15.1
15.0
13.4
14.6

13.1
13.5
13.4
14.5
14.9

9.1
9.6
9.0
10.4
11.5

14.4
14.8
13.6
21.0
16.0

613.20
629.50
616.80
672.30
645.60

604.00
619.00
607.00
669.00
647.50

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

20,135
4,426
57,153
24,023
1,991

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.6
8.2
4.1
5.4
4.3

3.7
8.1
4.2
6.0
5.4

8.1
14.8
9.1
15.0
11.6

9.6
14.6
11.1
16.1
16.3

11.8
13.4
12.2
15.6
15.4

14.1
13.0
14.4
13.2
15.9

15.5
10.0
15.5
11.4
11.7

11.4
7.4
10.7
7.2
7.4

22.2
10.5
18.6
10.0
12.0

688.80
553.10
660.80
569.90
597.20

693.00
530.30
666.00
544.00
578.00

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

35,313
9,430
7,422
39,584
3,174

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.4
5.4
4.3
4.6
5.2

4.4
5.9
4.2
4.2
6.0

9.4
12.9
8.4
8.9
10.9

11.0
14.6
10.8
11.3
12.1

12.5
14.3
12.7
13.0
13.3

14.4
13.9
15.1
15.4
14.7

14.9
12.3
14.8
15.1
13.3

10.5
8.2
11.3
10.2
10.1

18.5
12.5
18.3
17.3
14.4

653.80
593.10
658.70
649.30
620.20

659.00
574.00
664.00
654.00
619.00

(Continued)

52 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 18.
Percentage distribution of disabled adult children, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2005—Continued
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit
Monthly benefit
Less
(dollars)
than 200.00– 300.00– 400.00– 500.00– 600.00– 700.00– 800.00– 900.00
200.00 299.90 399.90 499.90 599.90 699.90 799.90 899.90 or more Average Median

Number

Total

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

13,500
2,101
18,918
42,831
3,498

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.0
6.0
5.8
6.8
5.0

6.0
5.1
5.8
6.6
4.8

14.8
13.6
15.3
13.2
8.4

16.0
17.6
15.7
14.5
11.6

15.9
14.6
15.0
13.8
12.9

13.4
12.7
13.3
12.6
14.9

11.1
12.5
10.9
11.2
15.1

7.7
7.9
7.5
7.8
10.0

10.0
9.9
10.6
13.4
17.4

573.40
575.40
571.70
586.60
649.70

547.00
553.00
548.00
562.00
653.50

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,921
17,582
12,201
10,034
16,079
899

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.7
5.3
4.2
6.4
3.9
3.8

4.7
5.8
4.1
6.3
3.7
4.3

11.1
13.3
8.6
13.8
8.5
8.8

15.0
14.7
10.9
14.6
11.3
14.0

15.2
14.3
12.2
13.6
12.8
15.0

14.0
14.2
13.8
14.3
15.1
14.5

14.6
12.1
15.4
12.2
16.2
12.7

8.8
8.0
11.2
7.6
10.5
7.7

11.8
12.3
19.5
11.2
17.9
19.2

604.80
592.60
666.50
576.70
658.70
650.90

593.00
574.00
674.00
562.00
668.00
631.50

94 100.0
133 100.0

11.7
15.8

16.0
17.3

a
23.3

25.5
15.0

17.0
a

8.5
a

a
a

a
a

a
a

438.80
430.10

425.30
373.50

Northern
Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

44 100.0
22,736 100.0
313 100.0

27.3
15.7
6.7

29.5
15.6
10.2

a
27.7
12.8

18.2
17.4
20.1

a
10.3
16.9

a
5.8
16.0

a
3.6
8.9

a
1.9
a

a
2.0
a

334.00
393.30
513.50

280.50
361.00
501.00

Foreign countries

5,075 100.0

16.8

11.8

18.3

15.1

11.6

10.2

7.7

3.8

4.8

448.90

418.00

State or area

Outlying areas
American
Samoa
Guam

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 53

Disabled Workers
Table 19.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1960–2005, selected years
Percentage distribution
Year

Number
(thousands)

Total,
all ages Under 30

30–34

35–39 a

40–44

45–49

All disabled workers

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

Average
age

b

1996
1997
1998
1999

4,400
4,508
4,699
4,879

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.6
3.2
3.0
2.8

5.6
5.1
4.8
4.4

9.0
8.6
8.3
8.0

11.6
11.6
11.6
11.5

13.8
13.7
13.8
14.0

15.5
16.1
16.5
17.0

18.6
19.2
19.7
20.0

22.4
22.4
22.4
22.3

50.0
50.3
50.5
50.6

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

5,042
5,268
5,540
5,869
6,197
6,519

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.7
2.8
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.0

4.1
4.0
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.0

7.6
7.2
6.7
6.3
5.9
6.0

11.4
11.1
10.8
10.4
10.0
10.0

14.1
14.1
14.1
14.0
13.8
14.0

17.6
17.7
17.5
17.3
17.2
17.0

20.3
20.7
21.3
21.5
21.8
22.0

22.3
22.4
22.7
23.7
24.5
25.0

50.8
50.9
51.0
51.3
51.5
51.8

Men
1960
1965
1970
1975

356
734
1,069
1,711

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.5
1.0
3.3
4.6

a
a
a
a

3.3
7.5
6.8
7.5

3.0
7.6
6.9
6.2

4.9
10.4
10.9
9.7

16.6
15.4
15.2
15.8

26.7
24.7
23.2
23.2

44.9
33.3
33.7
33.0

57.3
54.4
53.9
53.5

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

1,928
-1,746
1,731
1,748

100.0
-100.0
100.0
100.0

4.1
-4.0
4.2
4.4

a
-a
a
a

9.6
-9.7
10.4
11.3

6.0
-5.8
6.3
6.8

8.9
-7.8
8.0
8.3

14.3
-13.6
13.0
12.8

24.0
-23.6
23.1
22.2

33.1
-35.5
35.0
34.2

52.9
-53.2
52.9
52.5

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1,785
1,827
1,857
1,869
1,906

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.6
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.5

a
a
a
a
a

12.3
13.3
13.8
14.3
14.7

7.3
7.9
8.5
9.0
9.6

8.6
8.9
9.4
9.8
10.3

12.9
12.7
12.5
12.7
12.7

21.4
20.7
20.1
19.6
19.4

32.9
31.5
30.8
29.9
28.8

51.9
51.4
51.1
50.9
50.7

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,965
2,066
2,221
2,358
2,476

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.5
4.5
4.6
4.6
4.3

a
a
a
a
a

15.2
15.6
16.0
16.2
16.1

10.3
10.7
11.0
11.2
11.4

10.7
11.2
12.0
12.3
12.8

12.7
13.0
13.4
13.9
14.2

19.1
18.6
18.0
17.9
17.8

27.5
26.4
25.0
23.9
23.4

50.4
50.1
49.9
49.6
49.6

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,573
2,653
2,667
2,737
2,801

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.0
3.7
3.3
3.1
2.8

a
5.7
5.2
4.8
4.5

15.5
9.2
8.7
8.4
8.1

11.5
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6

13.4
13.7
13.6
13.7
13.8

14.5
15.0
15.6
16.1
16.7

18.0
18.3
18.9
19.3
19.7

23.2
22.9
23.0
23.0
22.9

49.7
50.0
50.3
50.5
50.7

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

2,856
2,948
3,067
3,221
3,373
3,517

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.8
2.9
3.1
3.2
3.2
3.0

4.2
4.0
3.8
3.6
3.4
3.0

7.6
7.2
6.7
6.3
5.8
6.0

11.4
11.2
10.8
10.4
10.0
9.0

13.9
14.0
14.0
13.9
13.7
13.0

17.3
17.5
17.3
17.1
17.0
17.0

20.0
20.5
21.1
21.4
21.9
22.0

22.8
23.0
23.2
24.1
25.0
26.0

50.8
51.0
51.1
51.3
51.6
51.9
(Continued)

54 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Workers
Table 19.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1960–2005, selected years—Continued
Percentage distribution
Year

Number
(thousands)

Total,
all ages Under 30

30–34

35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

Average
age

Women
1960
1965
1970
1975

99
254
424
778

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.6
1.9
3.3

a
a
a
a

3.2
5.4
5.1
6.1

3.2
6.3
5.6
5.3

5.3
9.8
10.1
9.0

19.4
16.2
15.9
16.3

31.4
27.3
26.0
25.5

37.2
34.3
35.3
34.5

56.7
55.2
55.0
54.4

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

931
-858
838
849

100.0
-100.0
100.0
100.0

3.4
-3.3
3.5
3.7

a
-a
a
a

8.2
-8.5
9.3
10.2

5.3
-5.1
5.7
6.3

8.2
-7.2
7.5
7.8

14.4
-13.7
12.9
12.8

25.4
-25.2
24.3
23.2

35.0
-37.0
36.8
36.0

53.7
-53.9
53.6
53.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

872
902
929
952
989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.8
4.1
4.2
4.0
4.0

a
a
a
a
a

11.2
12.1
12.7
13.1
13.5

6.9
7.6
8.2
8.7
9.2

8.3
8.8
9.4
9.9
10.6

12.9
12.9
12.9
13.2
13.4

22.3
21.6
20.9
20.6
20.1

34.6
32.9
31.7
30.5
29.2

52.6
52.0
51.7
51.4
51.1

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,046
1,133
1,252
1,371
1,491

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.9
4.0
4.3
4.3
4.1

a
a
a
a
a

14.0
14.3
14.6
14.9
14.8

9.8
10.3
10.7
11.0
11.2

11.1
11.6
12.2
12.6
13.1

13.4
13.8
14.3
14.8
15.3

19.9
19.4
18.8
18.9
18.7

27.9
26.5
25.0
23.5
22.8

50.8
50.5
50.1
49.9
49.9

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1,614
1,747
1,842
1,961
2,078

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.8
3.5
3.1
2.9
2.7

a
5.4
5.0
4.7
4.3

14.5
8.7
8.4
8.2
7.9

11.5
11.6
11.6
11.5
11.5

13.6
13.9
13.9
14.0
14.2

15.7
16.2
16.7
17.0
17.5

18.8
19.1
19.6
20.1
20.5

22.2
21.7
21.5
21.5
21.4

49.9
50.1
50.3
50.5
50.6

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

2,186
2,320
2,472
2,647
2,824
3,002

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.0

4.1
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.7
4.0

7.5
7.1
6.8
6.4
6.0
6.0

11.3
11.1
10.8
10.5
10.2
10.0

14.3
14.3
14.3
14.2
14.0
14.0

17.9
18.0
17.7
17.6
17.5
18.0

20.7
21.1
21.5
21.6
21.8
22.0

21.6
21.7
22.1
23.0
23.8
25.0

50.8
50.9
51.0
51.2
51.4
51.7

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , Table 5.D4 from 1960 to 1995;
data for 1988 and 1990 to 1995 are based on a 10 percent sample file from the Master Beneficiary Record; Social Security Disability
Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, from 1996 to 2000; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master
Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
a. Ages 30–34 were grouped with ages 35–39 before 1996.
b. Combined data for men and women are not available before 1996.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers
Table 20.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit, by age and sex,
December 2005
Total

Age
All disabled workers
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–64
65–FRA

Men

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

6,519,001

943.30

54,623
146,385
221,138
368,579
622,211
886,513
1,123,773
1,455,621
1,506,574
133,584

Women

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

938.00

3,517,269

1,060.40

1,051.20

3,001,732

806.10

805.30

489.30
607.70
692.40
763.30
823.60

504.30
614.60
694.40
762.20
819.20

32,009
80,573
115,271
194,960
330,915

499.30
620.70
712.00
790.00
866.90

512.60
625.60
710.00
783.80
857.50

22,614
65,812
105,867
173,619
291,296

475.20
591.70
671.00
733.20
774.40

492.50
601.30
677.40
738.00
775.80

890.90
962.30
1,027.40
1,049.90
1,036.40

883.90
954.40
1,020.30
1,044.80
1,031.40

474,249
596,710
788,317
829,479
74,786

962.60
1,070.90
1,177.50
1,236.00
1,226.80

950.40
1,058.40
1,167.10
1,228.20
1,218.60

412,264
527,063
667,304
677,095
58,798

808.50
839.40
850.00
821.80
794.20

807.40
836.60
846.80
820.10
793.20

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The average monthly benefit includes secondary benefit amounts for some beneficiaries who are dually entitled. This results in
the average monthly benefit being larger than the average PIA for some age groups.
PIA = primary insurance amount; FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

56 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Workers
Table 21.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2005

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
diseases diseases a
Total anomalies

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

Other Neoplasms

Number
1996
1997
1998
1999

4,399,932
4,508,406
4,698,560
4,879,454

9,023
8,813
8,719
8,546

197,272
215,186
233,724
251,998

87,066
90,175
93,776
96,132

213,772
217,882
224,388
228,800

1,356,310
1,381,178
1,459,118
1,532,155

228,131
235,130
243,745
249,871

1,128,179
1,146,048
1,215,373
1,282,284

124,018
122,775
127,174
131,492

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

5,042,333
5,268,039
5,539,597
5,868,541
6,197,385
6,519,001

8,540
8,752
9,226
9,750
10,392
11,001

244,456
239,614
237,020
242,517
247,559
252,933

97,919
100,442
102,589
106,767
110,178
111,927

231,066
240,948
248,544
260,572
271,626
281,828

1,618,758
1,731,886
1,845,138
1,961,090
2,075,867
2,183,182

257,601
273,849
286,210
298,500
310,240
320,564

1,361,157
1,458,037
1,558,928
1,662,590
1,765,627
1,862,618

136,404
142,795
150,138
160,986
172,844
185,049

Percent
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

4.5
4.8
5.0
5.2

2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

4.9
4.8
4.8
4.7

30.8
30.6
31.1
31.4

5.2
5.2
5.2
5.1

25.6
25.4
25.9
26.3

2.8
2.7
2.7
2.7

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

4.8
4.5
4.3
4.1
4.0
3.9

1.9
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.7

4.6
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.4
4.3

32.1
32.9
33.3
33.4
33.5
33.5

5.1
5.2
5.2
5.1
5.0
4.9

27.0
27.7
28.1
28.3
28.5
28.6

2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.8
(Continued)

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Disabled Workers
Table 21.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal Nervous
system
Genito- system and
urinary connective and sense
organs
system
tissue

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown b

Number
1996
1997
1998
1999

10,539
10,926
11,349
11,687

517,503
522,047
526,573
528,627

54,585
57,383
61,541
65,887

65,425
69,300
74,888
79,524

906,882
962,915
1,024,053
1,086,432

404,618
420,755
441,016
460,133

152,217
155,028
159,869
162,863

10,818
11,267
11,826
12,151

85,115
95,708
110,377
117,326

204,769
167,068
130,169
105,701

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

12,070
12,847
13,708
14,711
15,596
16,270

532,998
543,516
558,736
579,778
600,144
620,852

69,735
74,680
80,396
87,721
94,566
100,934

84,687
88,949
93,645
98,491
103,427
108,701

1,152,231
1,231,184
1,324,762
1,430,357
1,540,566
1,656,997

479,246
505,162
533,774
565,244
596,369
623,948

166,054
170,383
176,941
185,834
194,592
202,821

12,351
12,787
13,429
14,133
14,963
15,662

113,167
113,558
9,447
10,705
12,038
13,225

82,651
50,536
142,104
139,885
136,658
133,671

Percent
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

11.8
11.6
11.2
10.8

1.2
1.3
1.3
1.4

1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6

20.6
21.4
21.8
22.3

9.2
9.3
9.4
9.4

3.5
3.4
3.4
3.3

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

1.9
2.1
2.3
2.4

4.7
3.7
2.8
2.2

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2

10.6
10.3
10.1
9.9
9.7
9.5

1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5

1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7

22.9
23.4
23.9
24.4
24.9
25.4

9.5
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.6

3.3
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.1
3.1

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.2
2.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.0
2.6
2.4
2.2
2.1

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, from 1996 to 2000;
beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in "Infectious and parasitic diseases." Before 1990, they were included in "Other."
b. Beginning with 2002 data, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to "Unknown."
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers
Table 22.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2005

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

Other Neoplasms

Number
1996
1997
1998
1999

1,917,424
1,908,103
1,949,052
1,986,422

4,782
4,570
4,503
4,494

76,546
80,950
85,500
89,365

63,819
65,212
66,208
66,245

110,910
110,461
111,266
111,502

865,928
852,279
874,231
891,469

164,041
167,052
170,694
172,232

701,887
685,227
703,537
719,237

41,232
39,783
40,638
41,799

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

2,012,615
2,066,094
2,132,996
2,204,785
2,259,463
2,299,449

4,619
4,883
5,290
5,696
6,157
6,488

80,869
74,292
69,229
68,422
66,669
64,972

65,695
65,047
64,075
64,376
63,593
61,362

110,125
112,969
113,785
115,634
116,155
115,958

912,048
961,757
1,005,189
1,043,928
1,077,329
1,103,111

174,759
183,934
190,646
196,420
201,594
204,911

737,289
777,823
814,543
847,508
875,735
898,200

42,656
44,537
45,994
48,126
49,957
51,549

Percent
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

4.0
4.2
4.4
4.5

3.3
3.4
3.4
3.3

5.8
5.8
5.7
5.6

45.2
44.7
44.9
44.9

8.6
8.8
8.8
8.7

36.6
35.9
36.1
36.2

2.2
2.1
2.1
2.1

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3

4.0
3.6
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.8

3.3
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.7

5.5
5.5
5.3
5.2
5.1
5.0

45.3
46.5
47.1
47.3
47.7
48.0

8.7
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.9

36.6
37.6
38.2
38.4
38.8
39.1

2.1
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2
(Continued)

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Disabled Workers
Table 22.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal Nervous
Genito- system and
system
urinary connective and sense
system
tissue
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown b

Number
1996
1997
1998
1999

6,711
6,809
6,991
7,103

86,607
85,953
84,674
83,736

24,535
25,428
27,219
29,109

36,214
37,896
39,949
41,571

265,043
271,682
284,291
297,185

202,169
204,222
208,607
211,731

24,862
24,750
25,822
26,226

4,926
5,140
5,314
5,467

37,745
43,124
50,140
51,848

65,395
49,844
33,699
27,572

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

7,245
7,646
8,072
8,513
8,855
8,999

84,362
85,819
87,860
90,085
91,227
92,683

30,357
31,789
33,120
34,722
35,859
36,121

43,333
44,628
45,957
47,143
48,231
49,339

309,327
322,713
340,244
355,306
367,251
378,930

215,744
221,321
228,658
235,860
242,252
246,069

26,718
27,472
28,441
29,996
30,883
31,531

5,785
5,613
5,843
5,966
6,231
6,349

53,437
44,428
4,060
4,496
4,951
5,276

20,595
11,180
47,179
46,516
43,863
40,712

Percent
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

4.5
4.5
4.3
4.2

1.3
1.3
1.4
1.5

1.9
2.0
2.0
2.1

13.8
14.2
14.6
15.0

10.5
10.7
10.7
10.7

1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

2.0
2.3
2.6
2.6

3.4
2.6
1.7
1.4

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

4.2
4.2
4.1
4.1
4.0
4.0

1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6

2.2
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.1

15.4
15.6
16.0
16.1
16.3
16.5

10.7
10.7
10.7
10.7
10.7
10.7

1.3
1.3
1.3
1.4
1.4
1.4

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

2.7
2.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.0
0.5
2.2
2.1
1.9
1.8

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, from 1996 to 2000;
beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in "Infectious and parasitic diseases." Before 1990, they were included in "Other."
b. Beginning with 2002 data, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to "Unknown."
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

60 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Workers
Table 23.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2005

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

Other Neoplasms

Number
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,482,508
2,600,303
2,749,508
2,893,032

4,241
4,243
4,216
4,052

120,726
134,236
148,224
162,633

23,247
24,963
27,568
29,887

102,862
107,421
113,122
117,298

490,382
528,899
584,887
640,686

64,090
68,078
73,051
77,639

426,292
460,821
511,836
563,047

82,786
82,992
86,536
89,693

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

3,029,718
3,201,945
3,406,601
3,663,756
3,937,922
4,219,552

3,921
3,869
3,936
4,054
4,235
4,513

163,587
165,322
167,791
174,095
180,890
187,961

32,224
35,395
38,514
42,391
46,585
50,565

120,941
127,979
134,759
144,938
155,471
165,870

697,278
770,129
839,949
917,162
998,538
1,080,071

82,842
89,915
95,564
102,080
108,646
115,653

614,436
680,214
744,385
815,082
889,892
964,418

93,748
98,258
104,144
112,860
122,887
133,500

Percent
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

4.9
5.2
5.4
5.6

0.9
1.0
1.0
1.0

4.1
4.1
4.1
4.1

19.8
20.3
21.3
22.2

2.6
2.6
2.7
2.7

17.2
17.7
18.6
19.5

3.3
3.2
3.1
3.1

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

5.4
5.2
4.9
4.8
4.6
4.5

1.1
1.1
1.1
1.2
1.2
1.2

4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.9
3.9

23.0
24.0
24.7
25.0
25.4
25.6

2.7
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.7

20.3
21.2
21.9
22.2
22.6
22.9

3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.2
(Continued)

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Disabled Workers
Table 23.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal Nervous
system
Genito- system and
urinary connective and sense
tissue
organs
system

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown b

Number
1996
1997
1998
1999

3,828
4,117
4,358
4,584

430,896
436,094
441,899
444,891

30,050
31,955
34,322
36,778

29,211
31,404
34,939
37,953

641,839
691,233
739,762
789,247

202,449
216,533
232,409
248,402

127,355
130,278
134,047
136,637

5,892
6,127
6,512
6,684

47,370
52,584
60,237
65,478

139,374
117,224
96,470
78,129

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

4,825
5,201
5,636
6,198
6,741
7,271

448,636
457,697
470,876
489,693
508,917
528,169

39,378
42,891
47,276
52,999
58,707
64,813

41,354
44,321
47,688
51,348
55,196
59,362

842,904
908,471
984,518
1,075,051
1,173,315
1,278,067

263,502
283,841
305,116
329,384
354,117
377,879

139,336
142,911
148,500
155,838
163,709
171,290

6,866
7,174
7,586
8,167
8,732
9,313

69,162
69,130
5,387
6,209
7,087
7,949

62,056
39,356
94,925
93,369
92,795
92,959

Percent
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

17.4
16.8
16.1
15.4

1.2
1.2
1.2
1.3

1.2
1.2
1.3
1.3

25.9
26.6
26.9
27.3

8.2
8.3
8.5
8.6

5.1
5.0
4.9
4.7

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.9
2.0
2.2
2.3

5.6
4.5
3.5
2.7

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

14.8
14.3
13.8
13.4
12.9
12.5

1.3
1.3
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5

1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4

27.8
28.4
28.9
29.3
29.8
30.3

8.7
8.9
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0

4.6
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.1

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.3
2.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.0
1.2
2.8
2.5
2.4
2.2

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, from 1996 to 2000;
beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in "Infectious and parasitic diseases." Before 1990, they were included in "Other."
b. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to "Unknown."
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers
Table 24.
Distribution, by diagnostic group and age, December 2005
Diagnostic group

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

Number
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

6,519,001

201,008

589,717

1,508,724

2,579,394

1,640,158

11,001

1,597

2,240

2,651

2,897

1,616

252,933
111,927
281,828

2,913
1,689
11,077

14,200
15,465
31,400

47,859
44,208
73,481

112,637
37,791
103,651

75,324
12,774
62,219

320,564
1,862,618
185,049

37,613
94,002
4,428

68,542
250,608
11,784

98,756
553,590
35,337

86,319
694,105
77,293

29,334
270,313
56,207

16,270
620,852
100,934
108,701

2,044
3,421
1,953
4,603

2,885
16,344
7,638
15,432

4,070
72,918
26,530
29,304

4,798
262,792
44,920
40,067

2,473
265,377
19,893
19,295

1,656,997
623,948
202,821
15,662
13,225
133,671

8,317
22,759
1,294
467
490
2,341

67,902
67,710
5,610
1,620
1,312
9,025

302,711
155,600
24,627
4,262
3,474
29,346

720,091
240,026
83,185
6,104
5,197
57,521

557,976
137,853
88,105
3,209
2,752
35,438

Percent
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

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.2

0.8

0.4

0.2

0.1

0.1

3.9
1.7
4.3

1.4
0.8
5.5

2.4
2.6
5.3

3.2
2.9
4.9

4.4
1.5
4.0

4.6
0.8
3.8

4.9
28.6
2.8

18.7
46.8
2.2

11.6
42.5
2.0

6.5
36.7
2.3

3.3
26.9
3.0

1.8
16.5
3.4

0.2
9.5
1.5
1.7

1.0
1.7
1.0
2.3

0.5
2.8
1.3
2.6

0.3
4.8
1.8
1.9

0.2
10.2
1.7
1.6

0.2
16.2
1.2
1.2

25.4
9.6
3.1
0.2
0.2
2.1

4.1
11.3
0.6
0.2
0.2
1.2

11.5
11.5
1.0
0.3
0.2
1.5

20.1
10.3
1.6
0.3
0.2
1.9

27.9
9.3
3.2
0.2
0.2
2.2

34.0
8.4
5.4
0.2
0.2
2.2

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers
Table 25.
Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement), by worker’s smaller
primary insurance amount and sex, December 2005
Total

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

218,194

100.0

50,312

100.0

167,882

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

30,289
29,037
25,345

13.9
13.3
11.6

10,456
10,331
7,721

20.8
20.5
15.3

19,833
18,706
17,624

11.8
11.1
10.5

500.00–599.90
600.00–699.90
700.00–799.90
800.00–899.90
900.00–999.90

42,168
34,562
22,360
13,917
8,530

19.3
15.8
10.2
6.4
3.9

10,617
5,576
2,424
1,209
742

21.1
11.1
4.8
2.4
1.5

31,551
28,986
19,936
12,708
7,788

18.8
17.3
11.9
7.6
4.6

5,172
6,814

2.4
3.1

425
811

0.8
1.6

4,747
6,003

2.8
3.6

Primary insurance amount (dollars)
All disabled workers

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00 or more
Average amount (dollars)

571.50

476.10

600.10

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

64 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Workers
Table 26.
Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement), by type of secondary benefit
and sex, December 2005
Total
Type of secondary benefit
All disabled workers

a

Spouses
Widow(er)s
Disabled widow(er)s
Surviving mothers and fathers
Disabled adult children

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

218,194

100.0

50,312

100.0

167,882

100.0

26,698
32,578
81,079
2,003
75,834

12.2
14.9
37.2
0.9
34.8

191
939
2,779
92
46,311

0.4
1.9
5.5
0.2
92.0

26,507
31,639
78,300
1,911
29,523

15.8
18.8
46.6
1.1
17.6

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. Includes a few individuals who are receiving parent's benefits.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2005
State or area

Total

Under 35

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

All disabled workers
All areas

6,519,001

422,146

368,579

622,211

886,513

1,123,773

1,455,621

1,640,158

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

169,574
9,640
122,207
104,081
551,529

9,712
840
8,548
6,229
33,299

9,386
605
7,106
5,456
30,760

15,874
956
11,499
9,457
52,480

23,556
1,354
16,464
13,788
75,469

30,422
1,697
21,022
17,898
96,716

39,134
2,007
27,191
23,783
124,340

41,490
2,181
30,377
27,470
138,465

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

72,439
64,751
20,676
9,752
396,342

4,662
4,528
1,288
716
21,656

4,011
4,325
1,229
603
20,166

6,917
7,135
2,180
1,156
37,271

10,616
9,183
2,995
1,503
53,818

13,434
10,601
3,677
1,856
67,200

15,927
13,340
4,432
1,967
89,249

16,872
15,639
4,875
1,951
106,982

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

196,010
18,522
29,315
221,848
141,879

10,761
1,101
2,471
17,298
11,046

10,193
988
1,708
13,292
8,605

18,225
1,787
2,647
21,509
13,852

26,226
2,519
3,790
30,596
19,858

34,044
3,244
4,916
37,491
24,389

45,504
4,229
6,263
47,351
30,055

51,057
4,654
7,520
54,311
34,074

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

59,475
53,485
160,126
108,904
46,143

5,177
4,111
10,142
6,508
3,870

3,658
3,019
9,257
5,835
3,206

5,738
5,332
15,366
10,094
5,155

8,100
7,690
22,125
15,101
6,670

10,035
9,361
28,103
19,459
7,532

12,447
11,400
36,379
24,691
9,619

14,320
12,572
38,754
27,216
10,091

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

90,603
152,111
239,212
89,819
106,630

6,265
12,952
17,318
9,053
6,307

5,416
11,098
13,591
5,622
6,067

9,745
17,599
21,521
9,263
9,925

12,759
22,290
32,424
12,614
14,798

15,734
25,376
42,415
14,812
19,213

19,261
29,643
53,572
17,934
24,069

21,423
33,153
58,371
20,521
26,251

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

161,227
20,527
32,812
45,182
32,998

10,747
1,305
2,697
2,518
3,026

9,099
962
1,944
2,409
2,448

16,224
1,773
3,282
3,921
3,902

22,884
2,731
4,543
5,778
4,807

27,903
3,523
5,487
7,352
5,347

34,194
4,695
6,823
10,469
6,404

40,176
5,538
8,036
12,735
7,064

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

153,611
45,256
403,614
249,640
10,994

8,806
3,231
22,357
13,514
920

8,893
2,414
23,198
13,135
570

15,279
4,222
40,388
22,684
1,036

20,625
6,013
54,218
32,808
1,517

25,163
7,868
68,091
42,699
1,849

33,852
10,710
90,748
58,650
2,309

40,993
10,798
104,614
66,150
2,793

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

241,960
90,867
75,363
292,767
28,843

20,423
5,732
4,599
20,850
2,075

14,835
4,671
3,983
17,825
1,812

23,005
8,079
6,325
28,542
2,912

33,053
11,998
9,306
39,892
3,997

40,764
15,488
13,124
49,934
4,982

52,207
20,826
17,871
63,703
6,237

57,673
24,073
20,155
72,021
6,828

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

130,973
14,421
181,756
383,330
29,737

6,466
1,199
10,327
25,057
3,022

6,777
759
10,399
20,838
1,831

11,463
1,341
17,411
36,162
2,878

17,029
1,995
24,515
52,433
4,043

23,115
2,435
31,627
66,629
4,834

30,974
3,081
41,220
85,973
6,086

35,149
3,611
46,257
96,238
7,043
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66 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2005—Continued
State or area

Total

Under 35

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

All disabled workers (cont.)
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Foreign countries

15,845
165,829
123,137
79,483
110,319
9,606

1,376
10,322
8,566
3,947
9,427
726

1,072
9,476
7,118
3,916
6,784
541

1,742
16,003
11,442
6,443
11,103
887

2,192
22,604
16,312
10,099
14,851
1,288

2,704
28,776
21,014
14,289
18,701
1,645

3,258
37,547
28,004
20,105
23,295
2,174

3,501
41,101
30,681
20,684
26,158
2,345

1,085
1,140

a
83

a
87

43
103

111
166

195
181

346
287

356
233

184
137,256
1,602

a
2,673
68

a
5,104
72

26
10,032
131

27
16,987
163

32
25,227
250

33
36,281
373

25
40,952
545

12,564

205

354

744

1,222

1,898

3,099

5,042

Men
All areas

3,517,269

227,853

194,960

330,915

474,249

596,710

788,317

904,265

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

89,859
5,394
64,498
56,893
296,988

5,191
509
4,504
3,351
18,615

4,787
340
3,680
2,898
17,008

8,262
520
5,920
5,086
28,810

12,400
715
8,398
7,409
40,778

15,759
911
10,796
9,752
51,010

20,686
1,157
14,685
13,135
66,096

22,774
1,242
16,515
15,262
74,671

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

38,015
33,947
10,240
5,239
213,075

2,601
2,404
657
382
11,887

2,061
2,199
585
344
10,614

3,552
3,665
1,037
667
20,080

5,552
4,729
1,472
852
28,761

6,938
5,464
1,779
1,001
35,415

8,430
7,049
2,178
1,031
47,749

8,881
8,437
2,532
962
58,569

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

102,499
10,981
16,418
118,499
74,802

5,881
640
1,342
9,176
5,807

5,473
582
949
6,861
4,447

9,673
1,083
1,437
11,495
7,246

13,769
1,512
2,000
16,158
10,326

17,354
1,915
2,676
19,693
12,677

23,564
2,498
3,545
25,338
15,806

26,785
2,751
4,469
29,778
18,493

31,900
27,627
93,179
68,185
25,951

2,856
2,198
5,531
3,790
2,098

1,961
1,517
5,199
3,533
1,719

3,010
2,666
8,733
6,266
2,824

4,271
3,874
12,739
9,493
3,651

5,309
4,752
16,517
12,148
4,172

6,730
5,964
21,335
15,654
5,663

7,763
6,656
23,125
17,301
5,824

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

46,824
78,958
127,524
47,866
57,228

3,358
6,466
9,166
4,732
3,452

2,790
5,446
7,142
2,915
3,126

5,019
8,961
11,368
4,686
5,208

6,667
11,681
17,330
6,494
7,871

7,842
13,293
22,331
7,744
10,208

9,862
15,513
28,247
9,901
13,075

11,286
17,598
31,940
11,394
14,288

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

85,492
11,824
16,797
23,809
16,452

5,768
749
1,433
1,318
1,426

4,756
501
947
1,218
1,166

8,554
993
1,556
2,031
1,798

12,145
1,513
2,250
2,949
2,317

14,650
1,974
2,742
3,744
2,644

17,973
2,816
3,583
5,593
3,351

21,646
3,278
4,286
6,956
3,750

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 67

Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2005—Continued
State or area

Total

Under 35

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

Men (cont.)
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

78,749
26,550
217,307
127,022
6,221

4,591
1,888
12,118
7,441
531

4,298
1,398
12,240
6,717
298

7,593
2,392
21,434
11,578
556

10,568
3,451
29,456
16,513
811

12,674
4,463
36,350
21,202
1,020

17,451
6,409
49,152
29,693
1,333

21,574
6,549
56,557
33,878
1,672

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

133,509
49,317
41,684
158,625
14,904

10,996
3,161
2,658
10,829
1,072

7,976
2,587
2,252
9,351
933

12,394
4,429
3,436
14,953
1,480

18,077
6,459
4,881
21,405
2,078

22,225
8,169
7,027
26,869
2,549

29,010
11,233
9,962
34,690
3,298

32,831
13,279
11,468
40,528
3,494

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

67,309
7,892
95,256
211,926
15,918

3,509
630
5,357
13,658
1,652

3,390
383
5,332
11,350
990

5,772
687
8,947
19,690
1,508

8,681
1,055
12,580
28,667
2,120

11,548
1,325
16,217
35,980
2,562

16,017
1,745
21,857
47,556
3,221

18,392
2,067
24,966
55,025
3,865

8,670
87,906
66,878
52,067
58,769
5,363

740
5,415
4,784
2,301
4,820
406

562
4,784
3,875
2,435
3,464
278

903
8,313
6,146
4,016
5,657
487

1,152
11,889
8,848
6,471
7,693
703

1,467
15,192
10,965
9,397
9,798
915

1,784
19,948
15,195
13,525
12,681
1,192

2,062
22,365
17,065
13,922
14,656
1,382

634
724

a
52

a
63

28
59

75
118

112
107

175
190

218
135

119
77,083
885

a
1,773
45

a
2,931
39

15
5,680
74

19
9,410
95

16
13,837
120

25
20,289
191

16
23,163
321

9,019

126

228

482

898

1,394

2,288

3,603

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Foreign countries

Women
All areas

3,001,732

194,293

173,619

291,296

412,264

527,063

667,304

735,893

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

79,715
4,246
57,709
47,188
254,541

4,521
331
4,044
2,878
14,684

4,599
265
3,426
2,558
13,752

7,612
436
5,579
4,371
23,670

11,156
639
8,066
6,379
34,691

14,663
786
10,226
8,146
45,706

18,448
850
12,506
10,648
58,244

18,716
939
13,862
12,208
63,794

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

34,424
30,804
10,436
4,513
183,267

2,061
2,124
631
334
9,769

1,950
2,126
644
259
9,552

3,365
3,470
1,143
489
17,191

5,064
4,454
1,523
651
25,057

6,496
5,137
1,898
855
31,785

7,497
6,291
2,254
936
41,500

7,991
7,202
2,343
989
48,413

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

93,511
7,541
12,897
103,349
67,077

4,880
461
1,129
8,122
5,239

4,720
406
759
6,431
4,158

8,552
704
1,210
10,014
6,606

12,457
1,007
1,790
14,438
9,532

16,690
1,329
2,240
17,798
11,712

21,940
1,731
2,718
22,013
14,249

24,272
1,903
3,051
24,533
15,581
(Continued)

68 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2005—Continued
State or area

Total

Under 35

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

Women (cont.)
27,575
25,858
66,947
40,719
20,192

2,321
1,913
4,611
2,718
1,772

1,697
1,502
4,058
2,302
1,487

2,728
2,666
6,633
3,828
2,331

3,829
3,816
9,386
5,608
3,019

4,726
4,609
11,586
7,311
3,360

5,717
5,436
15,044
9,037
3,956

6,557
5,916
15,629
9,915
4,267

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

43,779
73,153
111,688
41,953
49,402

2,907
6,486
8,152
4,321
2,855

2,626
5,652
6,449
2,707
2,941

4,726
8,638
10,153
4,577
4,717

6,092
10,609
15,094
6,120
6,927

7,892
12,083
20,084
7,068
9,005

9,399
14,130
25,325
8,033
10,994

10,137
15,555
26,431
9,127
11,963

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

75,735
8,703
16,015
21,373
16,546

4,979
556
1,264
1,200
1,600

4,343
461
997
1,191
1,282

7,670
780
1,726
1,890
2,104

10,739
1,218
2,293
2,829
2,490

13,253
1,549
2,745
3,608
2,703

16,221
1,879
3,240
4,876
3,053

18,530
2,260
3,750
5,779
3,314

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

74,862
18,706
186,307
122,618
4,773

4,215
1,343
10,239
6,073
389

4,595
1,016
10,958
6,418
272

7,686
1,830
18,954
11,106
480

10,057
2,562
24,762
16,295
706

12,489
3,405
31,741
21,497
829

16,401
4,301
41,596
28,957
976

19,419
4,249
48,057
32,272
1,121

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

108,451
41,550
33,679
134,142
13,939

9,427
2,571
1,941
10,021
1,003

6,859
2,084
1,731
8,474
879

10,611
3,650
2,889
13,589
1,432

14,976
5,539
4,425
18,487
1,919

18,539
7,319
6,097
23,065
2,433

23,197
9,593
7,909
29,013
2,939

24,842
10,794
8,687
31,493
3,334

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

63,664
6,529
86,500
171,404
13,819

2,957
569
4,970
11,399
1,370

3,387
376
5,067
9,488
841

5,691
654
8,464
16,472
1,370

8,348
940
11,935
23,766
1,923

11,567
1,110
15,410
30,649
2,272

14,957
1,336
19,363
38,417
2,865

16,757
1,544
21,291
41,213
3,178

7,175
77,923
56,259
27,416
51,550
4,243

636
4,907
3,782
1,646
4,607
320

510
4,692
3,243
1,481
3,320
263

839
7,690
5,296
2,427
5,446
400

1,040
10,715
7,464
3,628
7,158
585

1,237
13,584
10,049
4,892
8,903
730

1,474
17,599
12,809
6,580
10,614
982

1,439
18,736
13,616
6,762
11,502
963

451
416

a
31

a
24

15
44

36
48

83
74

171
97

138
98

65
60,173
717

a
900
23

a
2,173
33

11
4,352
57

8
7,577
68

16
11,390
130

8
15,992
182

9
17,789
224

3,545

79

126

262

324

504

811

1,439

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands
Foreign countries

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 28.
Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2005, selected years
Worker only
Year

All

Men

Worker, spouse, and—
Women

1 child

2 or more
children

Worker and
aged spouse a

Number (thousands)
1960
1965
1970
1975

357
714
1,054
1,750

261
481
680
1,080

96
232
374
671

22
54
77
137

32
109
164
250

22
30
43
66

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

2,061
-1,969
1,961
1,993

1,257
-1,208
1,215
1,241

804
-760
746
752

154
-124
85
83

228
-163
143
140

80
-78
80
76

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

2,039
2,096
2,154
2,194
2,262

1,267
1,301
1,338
1,353
1,390

772
795
816
841
872

84
82
79
77
75

140
136
132
125
120

76
74
74
71
67

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

2,370
2,523
2,738
2,935
3,121

1,448
1,529
1,643
1,743
1,830

922
994
1,094
1,192
1,292

75
76
78
78
76

118
119
125
127
128

63
61
61
59
57

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

3,305
3,473
3,593
3,769
3,924

1,909
1,973
2,006
2,074
2,131

1,396
1,500
1,588
1,695
1,793

75
61
57
52
49

124
104
91
80
72

55
53
53
53
52

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

4,080
4,260
4,487
4,769
5,068
5,357

2,191
2,289
2,392
2,525
2,665
2,797

1,890
1,970
2,095
2,244
2,403
2,561

45
68
64
57
55
53

65
92
86
82
78
74

50
57
56
60
65
73
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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 28.
Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2005, selected years—Continued
Worker only
Year

All

Worker, spouse, and—

Men

Women

1 child

2 or more
children

Worker and
aged spouse a

Average monthly family benefit (dollars)
1960
1965
1970
1975

87.90
95.40
128.10
218.90

91.90
100.70
136.30
240.00

76.90
85.00
113.10
185.00

184.70
201.00
264.10
441.00

192.20
216.30
273.20
454.00

135.50
145.90
199.20
344.00

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

355.40
-424.40
439.40
454.00

396.20
-474.20
490.90
507.60

291.70
-344.70
355.40
365.70

727.00
-847.40
867.90
881.50

746.10
-858.20
881.80
885.50

573.00
-690.70
716.20
740.40

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

466.90
470.70
491.60
512.20
539.30

523.10
527.80
552.00
576.10
607.10

374.60
377.40
392.60
409.50
431.20

898.10
896.90
929.40
960.20
1,009.40

895.20
888.30
918.30
938.40
971.90

765.00
773.30
815.50
855.40
903.70

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

570.40
592.30
609.50
625.50
646.20

642.80
668.40
688.70
707.20
731.80

456.80
475.50
490.70
506.00
525.00

1,062.10
1,098.00
1,122.10
1,143.00
1,177.60

1,016.00
1,043.30
1,057.40
1,074.20
1,100.00

960.80
1,004.70
1,045.00
1,078.20
1,118.60

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

667.60
690.60
708.00
720.00
741.20

757.40
785.30
806.60
820.20
844.50

544.80
566.00
583.60
597.40
618.50

1,205.50
1,245.90
1,280.20
1,300.40
1,344.90

1,130.90
1,148.50
1,165.90
1,189.40
1,224.20

1,159.90
1,200.60
1,238.50
1,261.90
1,295.30

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

773.60
807.40
827.30
854.80
887.30
930.80

880.70
914.40
935.80
965.90
1,001.60
1,049.40

649.40
683.10
703.50
729.70
760.60
801.30

1,394.20
1,413.50
1,445.10
1,495.80
1,554.20
1,627.90

1,274.30
1,298.50
1,331.70
1,373.30
1,426.80
1,497.50

1,355.50
1,393.50
1,431.50
1,486.80
1,546.10
1,632.50

SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin , based on
the Master Beneficiary Record (from 1960 to 1984, various sampling rates; from 1985 to 2000, 10 percent sample); beginning with 2001,
Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
-- = not available.
a. Spouse's entitlement based on age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 29.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family
composition, December 2005
Percentage of
Average primary Average monthly families receiving
Number of insurance amount
family benefit maximum family
benefit a
beneficiaries
(dollars)
(dollars)

Family composition

Number
of families

Worker only
Men
Women

2,796,906
2,560,575

2,796,906
2,560,575

1,055.09
802.09

1,049.40
801.30

9.7
21.3

614,832
467,011

1,570,183
1,176,850

1,025.52
827.37

1,458.20
1,134.40

82.2
90.2

666,443
292,780
122,620

1,332,886
878,340
535,807

948.16
939.50
896.72

1,325.60
1,327.40
1,257.80

85.3
87.5
82.7

72,893

146,120

1,340.30

1,632.50

7.5

2,477
50,796
44,184
29,325

7,951
152,476
176,794
162,057

1,218.70
1,073.73
1,036.87
989.33

1,936.60
1,615.60
1,537.00
1,431.40

69.5
92.2
90.4
81.6

Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men
Women
By number of children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older b
Spouse aged 62 or older and
1 or more children
Spouse and 1 child
Spouse and 2 children
Spouse and 3 or more children

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
b. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 30.
Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2005

Family composition

Total,
all ages

Under 30

30–34

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

Number
Worker only
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a
Child in care
Children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
Families receiving
maximum benefit b

5,357,481

165,735

137,906

206,115

385,966

656,223

958,602 1,337,824 1,509,110

75,370
124,305

0
2,689

5
7,137

21
15,718

63
24,107

386
25,917

1,706
21,250

8,709
16,300

64,480
11,187

666,443
292,780
122,620

23,781
12,139
6,042

36,471
29,653
18,974

69,991
58,587
32,042

126,952
74,708
30,256

148,814
58,132
18,547

120,137
32,171
8,882

86,001
17,969
5,081

54,296
9,421
2,796

1,861,744

136,449

136,629

218,490

314,358

323,527

270,054

242,618

219,619

Percent
Worker only
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a
Child in care
Children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
Families receiving
maximum benefit b

100.0

3.1

2.6

3.8

7.2

12.2

17.9

25.0

28.2

100.0
100.0

0
2.2

c
5.7

c
12.6

0.1
19.4

0.5
20.8

2.3
17.1

11.6
13.1

85.6
9.0

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.6
4.1
4.9

5.5
10.1
15.5

10.5
20.0
26.1

19.0
25.5
24.7

22.3
19.9
15.1

18.0
11.0
7.2

12.9
6.1
4.1

8.1
3.2
2.3

28.0

64.9

59.4

57.1

49.0

35.6

23.6

16.5

13.3

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 73

Beneficiaries Who Have Filed
for Workers’ Compensation
or Public Disability Benefits

Note
In December 2005, approximately 590,000 disabled workers on the Social Security Disability Insurance program
had filed for workers' compensation or public disability benefits. Disability payments from private sources, such as
private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect Social Security disability benefits, but workers' compensation
and other public disability benefits may reduce them. Workers' compensation is paid to a worker because of a jobrelated injury or illness. It may be paid by federal or state workers' compensation agencies or employers or by
insurance companies on behalf of employers.
Other public disability benefits that may affect Social Security disability benefits are those paid by a federal,
state, or local government for disabling medical conditions that are not job related. Examples are civil service disability benefits, military disability benefits, state temporary disability benefits, and state or local government retirement benefits that are based on disability. Persons who receive Social Security disability benefits and one of the
following types of public benefits will not have their Social Security disability benefit reduced:

Veterans Administration benefits;

State and local government benefits, if Social Security taxes were deducted from earnings; or

Supplemental Security Income.

The total amount received from workers' compensation or other public disability benefits and Social Security
disability benefits cannot exceed 80 percent of the worker's average current earnings before he or she became disabled. The monthly Social Security disability benefit includes benefits payable to family members. If the total
amount of these benefits exceeds 80 percent of average current earnings, the excess amount is deducted from the
Social Security benefit. The benefit will be reduced until the month the worker reaches age 65 or the month the
other benefits stop, whichever comes first.

Example
Before becoming disabled, the worker's average current earnings were $4,000 a month. The disabled worker,
his or her spouse, and their two children would be eligible to receive a total of $2,200 a month in Social Security disability benefits. However, the disabled worker also receives $2,000 a month from workers' compensation. Because the total amount of benefits received ($4,200) is more than $3,200 (80 percent of average
current earnings), the family's Social Security disability benefits will be reduced by $1,000.

Beneficiaries Who Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation or Public Disability Benefits
Chart 7.
Distribution of workers, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2005
Among DI beneficiaries who are also receiving workers' compensation or public disability benefits, a disease of the
musculoskeletal system and connective tissue was the primary diagnosis on which their receipt of DI benefits was
based in December 2005. Mental disorders were the second leading condition, with women more likely than men
to have that diagnosis. Men were more likely than women to have injuries or diseases of the circulatory system.
Women were more likely than men to have endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases or diseases of the nervous system and sense organs. All other impairments were fairly evenly split between men and women.

Percent
60
Men
50

Women

40

30

20

10

0

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
metabolic
diseases

Injuries

Mental
disorders

Circulatory
system

Musculoskeletal
system and
connective
tissue

Nervous
system
and sense
organs

All other
impairments

SOURCE: Table 34.

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Beneficiaries Who Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation or Public Disability Benefits
Table 31.
Distribution of workers and nondisabled dependents who have filed, by reason for having or not having an
offset, December 2005
Total
Reason
All disabled beneficiaries and
nondisabled dependents

Workers

Spouses and children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

800,518

100.0

590,480

100.0

210,038

100.0

With offset
Receipt of—
Workers' compensation only
Black Lung
Harbor Workers and
Longshoremen
Federal employees
State
Public disability only
Federal
State
Local
Workers' compensation and—
Federal public disability
State public disability
Local public disability
Social Security Disability Insurance

266

a

184

a

82

a

1,144
3,304
166,330

0.1
0.4
20.8

793
2,448
108,558

0.1
0.4
18.4

351
856
57,772

0.2
0.4
27.5

2,607
16,849
742

0.3
2.1
0.1

2,209
12,630
563

0.4
2.1
0.1

398
4,219
179

0.2
2.0
0.1

26
1,143
31

a
0.1
a

26
789
20

a
0.1
a

0
354
11

0
0.2
a

59,822

7.5

45,130

7.6

14,692

7.0

Without offset
High average current earnings
Entitlement to workers' compensation or
public disability benefits is pending

348,045

43.5

269,684

45.7

78,361

37.3

200,209

25.0

147,446

25.0

52,763

25.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Workers' Compensation and Public Disability Benefit file, 100 percent data.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Beneficiaries Who Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation or Public Disability Benefits
Table 32.
Distribution of workers and nondisabled dependents who have filed, by state or other area of residence,
December 2005
Total
State or area

Workers

Spouses and children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

800,518

100.0

590,480

100.0

210,038

100.0

14,402
787
11,729
7,673
143,052

1.8
0.1
1.5
1.0
17.9

10,387
594
8,828
5,662
110,042

1.8
0.1
1.5
1.0
18.6

4,015
193
2,901
2,011
33,010

1.9
0.1
1.4
1.0
15.7

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

10,921
5,958
2,136
371
44,373

1.4
0.7
0.3
a
5.5

8,238
4,343
1,540
309
33,217

1.4
0.7
0.3
0.1
5.6

2,683
1,615
596
62
11,156

1.3
0.8
0.3
a
5.3

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

20,301
2,619
2,710
17,011
5,752

2.5
0.3
0.3
2.1
0.7

15,181
1,965
2,037
12,244
4,221

2.6
0.3
0.3
2.1
0.7

5,120
654
673
4,767
1,531

2.4
0.3
0.3
2.3
0.7

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

4,035
3,532
24,766
13,752
6,048

0.5
0.4
3.1
1.7
0.8

2,991
2,701
17,786
9,005
4,505

0.5
0.5
3.0
1.5
0.8

1,044
831
6,980
4,747
1,543

0.5
0.4
3.3
2.3
0.7

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

6,186
16,076
34,563
6,249
8,266

0.8
2.0
4.3
0.8
1.0

4,669
11,579
25,908
4,816
5,713

0.8
2.0
4.4
0.8
1.0

1,517
4,497
8,655
1,433
2,553

0.7
2.1
4.1
0.7
1.2

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

13,733
3,446
2,466
5,019
3,875

1.7
0.4
0.3
0.6
0.5

10,127
2,688
1,824
3,903
2,716

1.7
0.5
0.3
0.7
0.5

3,606
758
642
1,116
1,159

1.7
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.6

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

20,792
4,389
89,600
18,205
1,126

2.6
0.5
11.2
2.3
0.1

15,139
3,239
63,359
13,659
839

2.6
0.5
10.7
2.3
0.1

5,653
1,150
26,241
4,546
287

2.7
0.5
12.5
2.2
0.1

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

20,169
8,960
6,390
36,534
4,222

2.5
1.1
0.8
4.6
0.5

15,326
6,789
5,010
26,135
3,303

2.6
1.1
0.8
4.4
0.6

4,843
2,171
1,380
10,399
919

2.3
1.0
0.7
5.0
0.4

All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

(Continued)

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Beneficiaries Who Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation or Public Disability Benefits
Table 32.
Distribution of workers and nondisabled dependents who have filed, by state or other area of residence,
December 2005—Continued
Total
State or area

Workers

Spouses and children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

11,381
1,075
12,823
23,020
2,252

1.4
0.1
1.6
2.9
0.3

8,321
765
9,690
16,511
1,607

1.4
0.1
1.6
2.8
0.3

3,060
310
3,133
6,509
645

1.5
0.1
1.5
3.1
0.3

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,059
13,385
11,293
12,913
9,311
812

0.1
1.7
1.4
1.6
1.2
0.1

777
9,657
8,926
9,533
6,909
613

0.1
1.6
1.5
1.6
1.2
0.1

282
3,728
2,367
3,380
2,402
199

0.1
1.8
1.1
1.6
1.1
0.1

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

46,937
367

5.9
a

33,271
203

5.6
a

13,666
164

6.5
0.1

1,696

0.2

1,160

0.2

536

0.3

Foreign countries

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Workers' Compensation and Public Disability Benefit file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Distribution is by state or other area of residence, not by the state paying benefits.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Beneficiaries Who Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation or Public Disability Benefits
Table 33.
Distribution of workers who have filed, by diagnostic group and age, December 2005

Diagnostic group

Total,
all ages

Under 35

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–64

Number
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

590,480

12,928

23,301

51,949

84,689

117,309

154,506

145,798

357

23

21

47

50

51

91

74

15,410
5,453
39,598

167
133
1,878

436
378
2,230

1,016
940
4,124

1,939
1,140
5,722

3,263
1,160
7,140

4,395
1,061
9,240

4,194
641
9,264

7,263
114,154
6,764

269
4,132
249

545
6,343
229

1,053
13,327
501

1,414
20,557
901

1,510
25,206
1,288

1,459
26,567
1,868

1,013
18,022
1,728

483
27,576
4,085
3,295

30
227
75
232

29
377
126
208

57
1,047
316
350

87
2,097
661
523

91
4,338
1,013
693

108
8,397
1,064
737

81
11,093
830
552

307,307

4,138

9,962

24,034

41,587

60,278

84,224

83,084

35,469
10,735
809
635
11,087

1,065
92
19
23
176

1,729
190
37
33
428

3,571
434
87
54
991

5,152
980
134
90
1,655

6,974
1,720
155
128
2,301

8,919
3,167
188
178
2,843

8,059
4,152
189
129
2,693

Percent
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

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

a

0.1

0.1

2.6
0.9
6.7

1.3
1.0
14.5

1.9
1.6
9.6

2.0
1.8
7.9

2.3
1.3
6.8

2.8
1.0
6.1

2.8
0.7
6.0

2.9
0.4
6.4

1.2
19.3
1.1

2.1
32.0
1.9

2.3
27.2
1.0

2.0
25.7
1.0

1.7
24.3
1.1

1.3
21.5
1.1

0.9
17.2
1.2

0.7
12.4
1.2

0.1
4.7
0.7
0.6

0.2
1.8
0.6
1.8

0.1
1.6
0.5
0.9

0.1
2.0
0.6
0.7

0.1
2.5
0.8
0.6

0.1
3.7
0.9
0.6

0.1
5.4
0.7
0.5

0.1
7.6
0.6
0.4

52.0

32.0

42.8

46.3

49.1

51.4

54.5

57.0

6.0
1.8
0.1
0.1
1.9

8.2
0.7
0.1
0.2
1.4

7.4
0.8
0.2
0.1
1.8

6.9
0.8
0.2
0.1
1.9

6.1
1.2
0.2
0.1
2.0

5.9
1.5
0.1
0.1
2.0

5.8
2.0
0.1
0.1
1.8

5.5
2.8
0.1
0.1
1.8

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Workers' Compensation and Public Disability Benefit file, 100 percent data.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Beneficiaries Who Have Filed for Workers’ Compensation or Public Disability Benefits
Table 34.
Distribution of workers who have filed, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2005
Total
Diagnostic group
All disabled workers
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

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

590,480

100.0

363,428

100.0

227,052

100.0

357

0.1

206

0.1

151

0.1

15,410
5,453
39,598

2.6
0.9
6.7

7,303
4,445
29,991

2.0
1.2
8.3

8,107
1,008
9,607

3.6
0.4
4.2

7,263
114,154
6,764

1.2
19.3
1.1

5,647
61,003
3,677

1.6
16.8
1.0

1,616
53,151
3,087

0.7
23.4
1.4

483
27,576
4,085
3,295

0.1
4.7
0.7
0.6

246
20,607
2,602
2,201

0.1
5.7
0.7
0.6

237
6,969
1,483
1,094

0.1
3.1
0.7
0.5

307,307
35,469
10,735
809
635
11,087

52.0
6.0
1.8
0.1
0.1
1.9

194,415
17,816
6,461
432
300
6,076

53.5
4.9
1.8
0.1
0.1
1.7

112,892
17,653
4,274
377
335
5,011

49.7
7.8
1.9
0.2
0.1
2.2

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Workers' Compensation and Public Disability Benefit file, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Benefits Awarded, Withheld,
and Terminated

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated
Chart 8.
Social Security disability awards, 1980–2005
The total number of awards decreased from 1980 through 1982, started to rise in 1983, and began to increase
more rapidly in 1990. Awards for disabled-worker benefits have been most pronounced and drive the overall pattern shown in the total line. They increased from a low of 297,131 in 1982 to 636,637 in 1992, were relatively flat
from 1992 through 2000, and started to increase again in 2001. There were 821,207 worker awards in 2005. Other
awards have risen at a much slower rate. Awards to disabled adult children have gradually increased from 33,470
in 1980 to 58,898 in 2005. Awards to disabled widow(er)s have risen from just over 16,000 in 1980 to
29,576 in 2005.

Thousands
1,000

Total
Disabled workers
Disabled widow(er)s
800

Disabled adult children

600

400

200

0

1980

1985

1990

1995

2000

2005

SOURCE: Table 35.

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Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated
Chart 9.
Average monthly benefit awards, by sex, 2005
Average monthly benefits for new awards tend to be higher than those paid to beneficiaries who are already on the
rolls (see Chart 5). The exception is payments to newly awarded adult children, whose benefits are lower than
those paid to adult children who are already on the rolls.
The average monthly benefit awarded to disabled workers is higher than that awarded to disabled widow(er)s
or disabled adult children. The reason for the difference is that disabled workers receive 100 percent of the primary
insurance amount, compared with 71.5 percent for disabled widow(er)s and 50 percent for disabled adult children
(if the worker is disabled or retired) or 75 percent (if the worker is deceased).
Because men have traditionally had higher earnings than women, their monthly benefit is higher. This is most
obvious in the disabled-worker group. Benefits for disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children are dependents'
benefits, so their monthly benefit is a function of the worker's earnings. Therefore, a disabled widow's average
benefit tends to be higher than that of a disabled widower because a male worker's earnings are higher than a
female worker's. Benefit amounts are about the same for men and women in the disabled adult children group.

Dollars
1,200
Men
1,000
Women

800

600

400

200

0
Disabled
workers

Disabled
widow(er)s

SOURCE: Table 36.

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Disabled
adult children

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated
Chart 10.
Disabled-worker awards, by selected diagnostic group, 2005
In 2005, 821,207 disabled workers were awarded benefits. The primary impairment group was diseases of the
musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (27.6 percent), 24.2 percent had a mental disorder, 10.9 percent
had circulatory problems, 10.1 percent had neoplasms, 8.1 percent had a disease of the nervous system and
sense organs, and 19.1 percent had other impairments.

All other
impairments
19.1%

Musculoskeletal system
and connective tissue
27.6%

Nervous system
and sense organs
8.1%

Neoplasms
10.1%

Circulatory system
10.9%

Mental disorders
24.2%

SOURCE: Table 37.

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 35.
Number, selected years 1960–2005
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

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

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

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

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
2004
2005

1,051,900
1,118,300
1,219,670
1,259,672
1,311,031
1,402,509

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706
775,244
821,207

38,500
41,100
43,301
44,638
45,649
49,917

263,200
268,800
293,131
302,756
313,640
338,506

74,600
75,700
77,927
82,447
96,871
104,405

27,600
26,500
28,339
27,324
27,744
29,576

7,000
9,800
8,507
9,740
13,301
15,334

21,100
22,300
22,798
21,836
22,127
25,591

9,200
12,200
15,284
15,225
16,455
17,973

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

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

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: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 36.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2005
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

821,207

1,001.50

440,008

1,133.30

381,199

849.30

22,775
29,815
38,137
54,268
83,419
110,401
151,250
189,592
141,550

505.90
682.50
778.60
842.00
902.40
971.80
1,044.40
1,119.60
1,146.90

13,358
15,605
19,064
27,512
42,525
56,851
78,932
104,396
81,765

511.30
702.00
812.00
897.80
983.50
1,086.20
1,188.40
1,291.50
1,326.90

9,417
14,210
19,073
26,756
40,894
53,550
72,318
85,196
59,785

498.30
661.20
745.10
784.60
818.00
850.50
887.30
908.90
900.80

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

49,917

257.00

2,488

181.60

47,429

260.90

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

18,287
2,368
2,741
3,588
3,952
3,002
1,629
1,007

186.30
122.60
139.40
164.60
198.20
228.20
244.90
274.10

918
62
115
164
212
163
115
87

141.80
78.50
118.70
135.00
147.20
139.30
185.20
164.60

17,369
2,306
2,626
3,424
3,740
2,839
1,514
920

188.60
123.80
140.30
166.10
201.10
233.30
249.40
284.40

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

31,630
26,664
4,966

297.80
293.00
323.70

1,570
732
838

204.80
180.30
226.20

30,060
25,932
4,128

302.70
296.20
343.50

Children of disabled workers
Total

458,245

265.00

238,416

267.10

219,829

262.60

Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17

338,506
58,247
74,167
109,753
96,339

233.40
188.90
201.50
233.30
284.90

172,255
29,670
37,748
56,032
48,805

233.00
189.00
201.30
233.00
284.20

166,251
28,577
36,419
53,721
47,534

233.80
188.70
201.70
233.60
285.60

Students aged 18–19

104,405

361.10

57,145

364.10

47,260

357.50

15,334

308.50

9,016

305.30

6,318

313.00

Disabled aged 18 or older

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

29,576

609.70

1,679

453.10

27,897

619.20

11,319
15,541
2,716

605.20
617.00
586.90

611
888
180

448.90
452.50
470.00

10,708
14,653
2,536

614.20
627.00
595.10
(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 36.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2005—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

58,898

442.40

34,099

437.60

24,799

449.00

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

15,334
25,591
17,973

308.50
419.60
589.10

9,016
14,563
10,520

305.30
414.90
582.30

6,318
11,028
7,453

313.00
425.80
598.70

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

24,532
7,710
8,148
8,572
6,405
2,135
791
358
155
92

449.00
454.00
454.60
441.80
413.10
370.90
434.20
437.00
420.50
531.30

14,492
4,498
4,628
4,893
3,636
1,220
396
205
86
45

448.30
452.50
443.10
431.80
405.20
358.00
442.00
413.80
401.00
473.70

10,040
3,212
3,520
3,679
2,769
915
395
153
69
47

450.00
455.90
469.70
455.10
423.40
388.20
426.40
468.10
444.80
586.60

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 37.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2005
Total
Diagnostic group

Number

Workers
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

909,681

100.0

821,207

100.0

29,576

100.0

58,898

100.0

2,473

0.3

1,214

0.1

39

0.1

1,220

2.1

29,389
10,967
33,022

3.2
1.2
3.6

26,969
10,534
31,019

3.3
1.3
3.8

1,996
258
714

6.7
0.9
2.4

424
175
1,289

0.7
0.3
2.2

49,267
201,109
84,839

5.4
22.1
9.3

21,165
177,384
83,303

2.6
21.6
10.1

1,077
6,802
1,180

3.6
23.0
4.0

27,025
16,923
356

45.9
28.7
0.6

2,860
92,548
19,639
18,999

0.3
10.2
2.2
2.1

2,501
89,247
19,094
18,317

0.3
10.9
2.3
2.2

53
2,908
442
375

0.2
9.8
1.5
1.3

306
393
103
307

0.5
0.7
0.2
0.5

236,689
76,189
35,773
1,894
2,224
11,800

26.0
8.4
3.9
0.2
0.2
1.3

226,914
66,712
33,998
1,783
1,989
9,064

27.6
8.1
4.1
0.2
0.2
1.1

9,034
2,107
1,622
69
38
862

30.5
7.1
5.5
0.2
0.1
2.9

741
7,370
153
42
197
1,874

1.3
12.5
0.3
0.1
0.3
3.2

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

475,786

100.0

440,008

100.0

1,679

100.0

34,099

100.0

1,254

0.3

631

0.1

a

a

a

a

14,635
7,585
21,420

3.1
1.6
4.5

14,343
7,456
20,459

3.3
1.7
4.6

86
28
65

5.1
1.7
3.9

206
101
896

0.6
0.3
2.6

27,919
95,867
43,885

5.9
20.1
9.2

12,895
84,678
43,614

2.9
19.2
9.9

62
334
59

3.7
19.9
3.5

14,962
10,855
212

43.9
31.8
0.6

1,310
61,551
11,892
11,284

0.3
12.9
2.5
2.4

1,147
61,087
11,798
11,081

0.3
13.9
2.7
2.5

a
258
41
34

a
15.4
2.4
2.0

a
206
53
169

a
0.6
0.2
0.5

114,172
37,926
17,683
861
1,005
5,537

24.0
8.0
3.7
0.2
0.2
1.2

113,391
33,746
17,538
843
885
4,416

25.8
7.7
4.0
0.2
0.2
1.0

462
116
75
a
a
50

27.5
6.9
4.5
a
a
3.0

319
4,064
70
a
a
1,071

0.9
11.9
0.2
a
a
3.1
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Table 37.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2005—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

433,895

100.0

381,199

100.0

27,897

100.0

24,799

100.0

1,219

0.3

583

0.2

a

a

a

a

14,754
3,382
11,602

3.4
0.8
2.7

12,626
3,078
10,560

3.3
0.8
2.8

1,910
230
649

6.8
0.8
2.3

218
74
393

0.9
0.3
1.6

21,348
105,242
40,954

4.9
24.3
9.4

8,270
92,706
39,689

2.2
24.3
10.4

1,015
6,468
1,121

3.6
23.2
4.0

12,063
6,068
144

48.6
24.5
0.6

1,550
30,997
7,747
7,715

0.4
7.1
1.8
1.8

1,354
28,160
7,296
7,236

0.4
7.4
1.9
1.9

a
2,650
401
341

a
9.5
1.4
1.2

a
187
50
138

a
0.8
0.2
0.6

122,517
38,263
18,090
1,033
1,219
6,263

28.2
8.8
4.2
0.2
0.3
1.4

113,523
32,966
16,460
940
1,104
4,648

29.8
8.6
4.3
0.2
0.3
1.2

8,572
1,991
1,547
a
a
812

30.7
7.1
5.5
a
a
2.9

422
3,306
83
a
a
803

1.7
13.3
0.3
a
a
3.2

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: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 38.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2005
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

821,207

100.0

1,001.50

29,576

100.0

609.70

58,898

100.0

442.40

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

21,396
1,330
14,732
13,260
76,443

2.6
0.2
1.8
1.6
9.3

984.20
1,001.30
1,022.00
943.00
945.70

993
31
417
578
2,183

3.4
0.1
1.4
2.0
7.4

570.20
713.80
629.70
569.10
660.30

1,265
80
907
832
5,364

2.1
0.1
1.5
1.4
9.1

415.90
438.20
454.80
387.00
469.40

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

8,786
7,741
2,625
1,308
46,783

1.1
0.9
0.3
0.2
5.7

1,033.90
1,074.50
1,063.40
874.50
1,006.50

212
222
76
29
1,620

0.7
0.8
0.3
0.1
5.5

626.40
640.30
605.00
615.20
584.50

525
627
131
89
2,784

0.9
1.1
0.2
0.2
4.7

456.00
450.00
561.20
411.90
450.20

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

22,184
2,470
3,761
28,712
17,974

2.7
0.3
0.5
3.5
2.2

1,008.60
1,023.60
955.10
1,049.50
1,035.10

1,008
83
110
972
611

3.4
0.3
0.4
3.3
2.1

548.00
657.90
641.20
644.80
630.10

1,456
211
298
2,220
1,441

2.5
0.4
0.5
3.8
2.4

437.20
453.70
449.80
460.40
440.70

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

7,193
6,720
17,062
15,300
4,899

0.9
0.8
2.1
1.9
0.6

983.20
1,017.50
972.50
952.90
945.50

228
208
862
806
152

0.8
0.7
2.9
2.7
0.5

569.90
601.00
624.00
643.90
628.60

766
571
1,216
1,380
390

1.3
1.0
2.1
2.3
0.7

380.20
395.80
419.80
429.00
378.90

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

13,089
18,779
30,370
11,228
12,309

1.6
2.3
3.7
1.4
1.5

1,038.90
1,000.10
1,063.80
1,014.70
945.60

355
483
1,055
236
664

1.2
1.6
3.6
0.8
2.2

610.70
635.80
681.80
604.20
566.70

722
1,584
2,350
997
934

1.2
2.7
4.0
1.7
1.6

514.80
418.60
491.60
413.50
386.70

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

19,541
2,279
4,162
5,286
4,487

2.4
0.3
0.5
0.6
0.5

986.20
963.80
972.20
1,060.40
997.30

798
80
120
174
89

2.7
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.3

552.50
652.30
567.80
629.00
641.80

1,546
201
416
242
291

2.6
0.3
0.7
0.4
0.5

385.00
412.80
377.30
504.60
439.40

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

21,386
6,483
52,579
28,220
1,313

2.6
0.8
6.4
3.4
0.2

1,121.60
915.90
1,058.20
1,008.20
925.90

628
189
1,609
1,142
35

2.1
0.6
5.4
3.9
0.1

652.40
644.20
626.20
517.90
521.20

1,621
374
3,988
1,950
128

2.8
0.6
6.8
3.3
0.2

487.60
405.10
466.40
421.20
389.50

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

30,806
12,815
8,929
38,647
3,469

3.8
1.6
1.1
4.7
0.4

983.80
957.50
1,020.50
1,009.40
962.80

1,226
510
301
1,354
113

4.1
1.7
1.0
4.6
0.4

665.70
582.20
627.50
640.90
594.90

2,383
884
640
2,814
299

4.0
1.5
1.1
4.8
0.5

449.20
440.60
474.20
456.50
385.70

State or area
All areas

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

(Continued)

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Table 38.
Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2005—Continued
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

14,591
1,622
20,623
57,658
4,356

1.8
0.2
2.5
7.0
0.5

1,015.40
922.10
988.80
968.20
1,001.40

684
50
1,071
2,178
123

2.3
0.2
3.6
7.4
0.4

530.60
537.50
545.20
610.90
627.40

926
168
1,289
3,294
347

1.6
0.3
2.2
5.6
0.6

459.70
348.10
431.40
443.30
437.50

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,949
21,726
16,924
8,498
13,645
1,191

0.2
2.6
2.1
1.0
1.7
0.1

927.80
1,018.70
1,034.00
1,015.20
1,036.60
980.60

53
806
497
510
349
32

0.2
2.7
1.7
1.7
1.2
0.1

528.70
607.70
681.60
675.30
582.40
694.30

161
1,340
1,183
608
1,407
86

0.3
2.3
2.0
1.0
2.4
0.1

416.30
457.90
478.10
429.00
419.90
393.30

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

10,053
1,515

1.2
0.2

869.00
799.30

533
128

1.8
0.4

516.40
558.10

928
244

1.6
0.4

336.90
345.00

State or area

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

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.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 39.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1960–2005
Percentage distribution
Year

Number

Total,
all ages Under 30

30–34 35–39 a

40–44

50–54

55–59

60–61

62 or
older

Average
age

13.1
12.9
13.3
13.4
13.4
13.4

18.1
18.0
18.0
18.1
18.1
18.4

21.3
21.6
22.1
22.5
22.7
23.1

8.7
8.5
8.6
9.0
8.9
8.4

7.6
7.0
7.1
7.3
8.1
8.9

48.9
48.6
48.7
49.0
49.3
49.5

45–49

All disabled workers
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706
775,244
821,207

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
7.8
7.6
6.9
6.7
6.4

4.9
5.3
5.0
5.0
4.9
4.6

8.4
8.0
7.5
7.2
6.9
6.6

11.5
10.8
10.8
10.6
10.4
10.2

b

Men
1960
1965
1970
1975

168,466
186,808
258,072
408,531

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.8
1.8
6.7
7.7

a
a
a
a

7.0
8.2
7.6
8.6

6.5
7.9
6.5
6.2

10.5
11.1
10.1
9.5

16.7
17.1
14.7
15.7

20.0
25.7
23.5
23.1

11.8
14.0
12.3
12.1

21.3
13.0
16.1
14.6

54.5
53.0
52.1
51.5

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

275,185
244,984
207,453
217,422
247,833

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.3
8.6
8.4
9.5
9.2

a
a
a
a
a

9.7
10.2
10.4
11.7
12.8

6.0
6.2
6.3
6.6
7.1

8.4
8.4
8.4
8.4
8.7

14.7
14.5
14.1
13.6
13.4

24.6
24.3
24.6
23.4
22.6

12.3
13.0
12.9
12.2
12.2

14.2
13.1
13.6
13.3
12.7

51.2
50.8
50.9
50.2
50.0

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

274,400
273,700
265,900
265,700
268,600

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.7
10.7
9.4
8.4
8.7

a
a
a
a
a

13.3
15.3
16.0
16.0
16.0

7.0
8.1
8.6
9.7
9.5

9.9
9.4
9.3
9.0
10.2

14.6
14.3
13.9
14.6
14.2

23.1
21.3
20.8
21.3
20.6

12.4
11.1
10.9
10.5
9.7

10.6
9.5
11.0
10.2
10.8

50.1
48.7
49.0
49.2
49.0

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

293,300
322,700
395,600
391,800
379,300

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.9
9.5
9.5
9.2
6.8

a
a
a
a
a

16.9
17.7
18.5
18.9
18.4

9.4
10.6
10.8
10.1
10.8

9.5
11.0
11.0
11.7
12.7

13.5
14.1
13.0
14.7
15.4

20.5
18.4
18.6
18.8
19.3

10.3
9.4
9.8
8.6
9.0

8.8
9.1
8.7
7.8
7.6

48.1
47.9
47.8
47.7
48.4

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

368,400
347,100
311,100
331,400
338,900

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.2
6.9
6.3
6.3
6.2

a
7.2
5.6
6.2
5.2

16.3
9.0
8.9
8.1
7.6

10.7
10.8
10.8
11.1
11.4

11.5
13.2
13.5
12.4
12.4

15.7
16.2
16.1
18.3
18.2

20.4
19.9
21.6
21.6
21.7

8.9
9.3
8.8
8.1
8.8

9.1
7.5
8.2
7.8
8.0

48.9
48.3
48.8
48.8
49.1

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

328,700
360,000
394,741
408,516
416,560
440,008

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.8
7.5
7.9
7.0
6.8
6.6

4.6
4.8
4.7
4.7
4.6
4.3

8.3
7.9
7.1
6.8
6.5
6.3

10.7
10.0
10.2
10.0
9.8
9.7

12.7
12.2
12.6
12.7
12.8
12.9

17.6
17.5
17.6
17.8
17.7
17.9

21.1
22.7
22.9
23.2
23.4
23.7

9.1
9.2
9.3
9.7
9.6
8.9

8.9
8.0
7.8
8.0
8.9
9.6

49.1
49.1
49.0
49.4
49.6
49.8

(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 39.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1960–2005—Continued
Percentage distribution
Year

Number

Total,
all ages Under 30

30–34 35–39 a

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61

62 or
older

Average
age

Women
1960
1965
1970
1975

39,339
66,691
92,312
183,518

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
1.1
4.2
6.1

a
a
a
a

8.1
6.5
6.3
7.3

8.0
7.4
6.1
6.1

13.3
11.7
11.0
10.1

21.9
19.3
17.5
17.7

24.6
28.3
27.2
25.5

12.4
14.1
13.0
12.2

10.1
10.9
12.9
12.9

52.5
53.2
52.8
52.1

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

121,374
106,863
89,678
94,127
114,165

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.4
7.8
8.0
9.0
8.3

a
a
a
a
a

9.7
10.2
10.9
12.2
13.2

6.4
6.5
6.8
7.4
7.9

9.3
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.7

16.3
16.4
15.6
14.8
14.9

25.5
25.1
24.9
23.5
22.8

11.7
12.0
11.7
10.9
10.9

12.2
11.1
11.4
11.6
11.7

51.1
50.8
50.5
49.8
49.7

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

134,500
135,700
143,700
147,000
146,900

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.6
9.0
7.5
8.5
7.8

a
a
a
a
a

12.9
15.5
15.2
14.0
14.8

8.0
10.4
8.1
8.8
10.4

10.6
10.5
11.2
10.9
11.9

15.8
14.8
15.8
16.1
13.8

23.3
21.3
23.4
23.5
21.2

10.1
9.6
9.6
10.5
10.8

10.5
8.6
8.8
7.4
8.9

49.7
48.8
49.5
49.3
49.1

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

168,500
190,400
241,300
237,900
234,000

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.5
8.5
8.6
7.5
7.4

a
a
a
a
a

16.3
16.8
17.7
17.5
16.9

9.8
10.1
12.0
11.2
11.1

13.1
12.2
12.4
13.1
12.9

14.2
16.2
15.6
16.5
17.0

22.3
19.5
17.6
19.7
20.8

8.9
8.9
8.4
6.8
7.3

6.5
7.4
7.5
7.4
6.4

48.4
48.4
47.7
48.1
48.2

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

263,200
256,900
250,200
271,900
266,900

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
5.3
6.2
5.4
5.7

a
6.2
6.0
5.9
5.9

16.7
8.9
10.3
9.0
8.7

11.4
11.3
12.2
12.2
12.5

13.8
14.0
14.1
14.5
15.4

17.2
19.0
19.0
19.1
18.1

20.5
21.2
19.0
20.4
20.6

7.6
8.3
6.8
7.6
6.6

6.3
5.8
6.2
5.7
6.2

48.5
48.7
47.9
48.5
48.7

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

282,000
301,900
335,642
347,190
358,684
381,199

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.8
8.0
7.3
6.8
6.6
6.2

5.2
5.9
5.3
5.4
5.3
5.0

8.6
8.2
8.0
7.7
7.3
7.0

12.3
11.8
11.4
11.3
11.0
10.7

13.5
13.8
14.2
14.2
14.0
14.0

18.7
18.5
18.5
18.5
18.6
19.0

21.6
20.2
21.2
21.7
21.9
22.3

8.1
7.7
7.7
8.1
8.2
7.7

6.1
5.9
6.3
6.5
7.2
8.0

48.7
48.0
48.3
48.6
48.9
49.2

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: Age in year of award from 1960 to 1984; age in month of award after 1984.
Data exclude closed period awards in 2002 and 2003 and expedited reinstatement cases since 2002.
a. Ages 30–34 were grouped with ages 35–39 before 1996.
b. Combined data for men and women are not available before 2000.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2005

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
parasitic
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Number
1960
1961
1962
1963

207,805
279,758
286,434
224,229

865
1,637
2,026
1,646

5,406
7,070
9,383
7,563

10,903
15,153
15,271
10,859

---6,496

17,287
26,864
37,315
24,526

-----

-----

17,739
23,103
27,632
25,042

1967
1968
1969

310,947
330,783
344,741

-2,670
3,004

10,743
11,359
12,169

10,945
10,360
9,828

19,815
25,319
28,473

35,344
41,894
43,225

----

----

33,358
36,560
35,740

1970
1971
1972
1973

350,384
415,897
455,438
491,776

3,597
4,365
4,033
5,276

13,141
15,823
17,352
18,131

8,760
8,524
8,627
7,957

28,231
31,810
31,728
30,418

38,406
42,687
45,253
47,014

-----

-----

36,095
39,629
43,667
50,644

1975
1976
1977
1978

592,049
551,460
568,874
464,415

6,576
5,817
6,681
5,850

23,176
20,966
21,725
16,855

7,579
6,049
5,807
4,512

32,341
29,848
31,942
27,490

67,213
63,667
70,825
54,329

-----

-----

59,852
57,656
59,833
54,878

1981
1982
1983
1984

351,847
298,531
311,490
357,140

3,118
2,432
2,827
2,439

14,768
13,187
14,904
14,418

2,596
2,312
6,730
3,185

20,868
16,617
15,646
16,189

36,318
31,531
50,633
64,078

-----

-----

56,410
50,999
52,379
59,104

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

377,371
416,865
415,848
409,490
425,582

2,480
1,953
787
550
534

16,976
21,260
21,114
14,513
14,279

2,985
2,736
4,676
2,802
3,773

16,558
3,629
20,889
21,022
21,531

68,610
123,983
81,241
85,756
88,500

------

------

55,120
53,176
55,339
53,944
60,352

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

467,977
536,434
636,637
635,238
631,870

511
575
619
543
602

16,255
19,931
29,904
30,862
31,532

22,023
28,245
39,253
37,450
36,087

22,315
24,129
25,042
23,206
22,560

105,173
126,184
164,093
166,045
156,703

------

------

65,939
69,244
77,175
80,266
89,231

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

645,645
624,254
587,700
608,382
620,559

722
777
654
676
645

33,370
33,832
33,807
36,373
36,975

27,993
23,324
15,327
12,680
11,743

27,566
27,616
25,930
25,926
25,925

147,900
132,022
122,901
131,502
138,980

16,681
14,062
12,888
14,506
16,608

131,219
117,960
110,013
116,996
122,372

64,401
63,321
62,279
63,973
65,681

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706
775,244
821,207

700
d
1,113
1,152
1,166
1,214

17,100
19,500
21,830
23,407
24,341
26,969

10,700
11,200
10,966
10,879
10,510
10,534

28,700
25,400
28,169
28,612
29,580
31,019

143,200
168,600
185,313
191,679
192,832
198,549

17,600
22,500
22,352
19,338
20,479
21,165

125,600
146,100
162,961
172,341
172,353
177,384

63,600
62,000
70,369
70,942
73,637
83,303
(Continued)

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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Number
1960
1961
1962
1963

442
566
739
597

55,855
71,860
82,015
66,468

3,575
4,300
5,922
4,437

1,077
1,608
2,040
1,725

17,124
23,241
33,751
21,744

32,105
44,709
45,261
32,712

16,489
20,030
23,408
19,107

463
794
1,177
719

89
125
494
588

28,386
38,698
---

1967
1968
1969

----

81,507
80,906
105,760

7,627
7,806
8,719

-2,926
2,717

41,090
43,677
47,357

38,278
41,758
21,967

24,646
22,635
23,265

----

7,594
2,913
2,517

----

1970
1971
1972
1973

-1,043
1,155
1,347

108,906
131,854
146,684
158,202

9,051
11,629
13,369
14,614

2,912
3,501
4,304
4,810

52,086
66,558
75,923
85,431

22,575
26,442
28,216
31,139

24,254
30,103
33,038
34,656

-1,667
1,756
1,854

2,370
262
293
283

--40
--

1975
1976
1977
1978

1,491
2,039
1,516
1,236

177,311
165,182
167,801
134,634

17,474
15,194
15,342
12,407

5,719
4,907
5,271
4,719

110,637
105,907
107,840
86,921

39,960
36,156
36,751
29,314

39,485
35,210
35,002
28,005

2,306
2,532
1,766
2,017

929
330
772
1,248

-----

1981
1982
1983
1984

942
808
958
904

85,994
74,242
68,352
70,891

7,363
6,067
5,272
5,895

6,230
3,165
6,489
3,441

58,639
48,985
41,782
45,826

28,516
26,886
26,203
28,201

21,520
19,766
17,978
18,891

1,345
998
848
983

616
536
d
776

6,604
-d
21,919

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

890
1,186
1,205
1,419
1,524

72,764
73,226
76,758
72,224
70,235

5,626
6,262
6,122
6,388
6,803

3,348
3,099
5,801
7,131
9,010

49,214
54,560
63,807
68,623
71,419

28,733
30,328
35,206
34,443
34,756

20,213
23,449
22,978
23,073
21,400

1,110
1,075
1,173
785
828

992
--16,817
20,638

31,752
16,943
18,752
---

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,734
1,904
2,277
2,075
2,066

73,585
78,339
89,818
88,623
86,645

7,431
8,648
9,872
10,026
10,520

10,294
10,874
12,763
13,390
15,531

74,501
92,469
96,895
94,255
84,705

37,737
41,551
46,952
45,742
47,820

22,158
23,798
27,264
27,494
30,958

866
1,021
1,070
1,118
1,116

7,455
9,522
13,640
14,143
15,794

------

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,006
1,836
1,815
1,801
1,911

83,065
81,209
76,531
76,698
74,755

11,167
11,530
11,310
12,413
13,389

11,956
12,206
12,151
13,118
13,842

141,306
142,776
135,430
141,847
146,754

46,477
45,960
45,496
47,517
49,869

28,831
27,983
26,483
27,148
26,981

1,643
1,588
1,473
1,466
1,416

14,746
18,274
14,436
13,744
10,252

2,496
2,590
1,677
1,500
1,441

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

1,500
2,200
2,491
2,408
2,479
2,501

75,400
82,500
85,252
85,896
85,449
89,247

12,700
15,600
15,976
17,084
18,045
19,094

14,900
16,300
16,412
16,968
16,869
18,317

153,600
162,100
186,923
199,014
210,315
226,914

50,100
54,600
62,519
64,369
64,566
66,712

26,200
28,300
30,591
32,007
32,562
33,998

1,700
d
1,609
1,622
1,709
1,783

9,300
10,000
1,866
1,871
1,909
1,989

1,300
1,800
8,984
7,796
9,275
9,064
(Continued)

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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2005—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Percent
1960
1961
1962
1963

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.6
0.7
0.7

2.6
2.5
3.3
3.4

5.2
5.4
5.3
4.8

---2.9

8.3
9.6
13.0
10.9

-----

-----

8.5
8.3
9.6
11.2

1967
1968
1969

100.0
100.0
100.0

-0.8
0.9

3.5
3.4
3.5

3.5
3.1
2.9

6.4
7.7
8.3

11.4
12.7
12.5

----

----

10.7
11.1
10.4

1970
1971
1972
1973

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.0
1.0
0.9
1.1

3.8
3.8
3.8
3.7

2.5
2.0
1.9
1.6

8.1
7.6
7.0
6.2

11.0
10.3
9.9
9.6

-----

-----

10.3
9.5
9.6
10.3

1975
1976
1977
1978

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1.1
1.1
1.2
1.3

3.9
3.8
3.8
3.6

1.3
1.1
1.0
1.0

5.5
5.4
5.6
5.9

11.4
11.5
12.5
11.7

-----

-----

10.1
10.5
10.5
11.8

1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.9
0.8
0.9
0.7

4.2
4.4
4.8
4.0

0.7
0.8
2.2
0.9

5.9
5.6
5.0
4.5

10.3
10.6
16.3
17.9

-----

-----

16.0
17.1
16.8
16.5

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
0.5
0.2
0.1
0.1

4.5
5.1
5.1
3.5
3.4

0.8
0.7
1.1
0.7
0.9

4.4
0.9
5.0
5.1
5.1

18.2
29.7
19.5
20.9
20.8

------

------

14.6
12.8
13.3
13.2
14.2

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.5
3.7
4.7
4.9
5.0

4.7
5.3
6.2
5.9
5.7

4.8
4.5
3.9
3.7
3.6

22.5
23.5
25.8
26.1
24.8

------

------

14.1
12.9
12.1
12.6
14.1
(Continued)

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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Percent
1960
1961
1962
1963

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

26.9
25.7
28.6
29.6

1.7
1.5
2.1
2.0

0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8

8.2
8.3
11.8
9.7

15.4
16.0
15.8
14.6

7.9
7.2
8.2
8.5

0.2
0.3
0.4
0.3

0
0
0.2
0.3

13.7
13.8
---

1967
1968
1969

----

26.2
24.5
30.7

2.5
2.4
2.5

-0.9
0.8

13.2
13.2
13.7

12.3
12.6
6.4

7.9
6.8
6.7

----

2.4
0.9
0.7

----

1970
1971
1972
1973

-0.3
0.3
0.3

31.1
31.7
32.2
32.2

2.6
2.8
2.9
3.0

0.8
0.8
0.9
1.0

14.9
16.0
16.7
17.4

6.4
6.4
6.2
6.3

6.9
7.2
7.3
7.0

-0.4
0.4
0.4

0.7
0.1
0.1
0.1

--e
--

1975
1976
1977
1978

0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3

29.9
30.0
29.5
29.0

3.0
2.8
2.7
2.7

1.0
0.9
0.9
1.0

18.7
19.2
19.0
18.7

6.7
6.6
6.5
6.3

6.7
6.4
6.2
6.0

0.4
0.5
0.3
0.4

0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3

-----

1981
1982
1983
1984

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

24.4
24.9
21.9
19.8

2.1
2.0
1.7
1.7

1.8
1.1
2.1
1.0

16.7
16.4
13.4
12.8

8.1
9.0
8.4
7.9

6.1
6.6
5.8
5.3

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3

0.2
0.2
d
0.2

1.9
-d
6.1

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4

19.3
17.6
18.5
17.6
16.5

1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6

0.9
0.7
1.4
1.7
2.1

13.0
13.1
15.3
16.8
16.8

7.6
7.3
8.5
8.4
8.2

5.4
5.6
5.5
5.6
5.0

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2

0.3
--4.1
4.8

8.4
4.1
4.5
---

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3

15.7
14.6
14.1
14.0
13.7

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7

2.2
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.5

15.9
17.2
15.2
14.8
13.4

8.1
7.7
7.4
7.2
7.6

4.7
4.4
4.3
4.3
4.9

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.8
2.1
2.2
2.5

-----(Continued)

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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2005—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Percent (cont.)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

5.2
5.4
5.8
6.0
6.0

4.3
3.7
2.6
2.1
1.9

4.3
4.4
4.4
4.3
4.2

22.9
21.1
20.9
21.6
22.4

2.6
2.3
2.2
2.4
2.7

20.3
18.9
18.7
19.2
19.7

10.0
10.1
10.6
10.5
10.6

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
d
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

2.8
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.3

1.8
1.7
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.3

4.7
3.8
3.9
3.8
3.8
3.8

23.4
25.5
25.4
25.4
24.8
24.2

2.9
3.4
3.1
2.6
2.6
2.6

20.6
22.1
22.3
22.8
22.2
21.6

10.4
9.4
9.6
9.4
9.5
10.1
(Continued)

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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Percent (cont.)
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

12.9
13.0
13.0
12.6
12.0

1.7
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.2

1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.2

21.9
22.9
23.0
23.3
23.6

7.2
7.4
7.7
7.8
8.0

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.3

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2

2.3
2.9
2.5
2.3
1.7

0.4
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

12.3
12.5
11.7
11.4
11.0
10.9

2.1
2.4
2.2
2.3
2.3
2.3

2.4
2.5
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2

25.2
24.5
25.6
26.3
27.1
27.6

8.2
8.2
8.6
8.5
8.3
8.1

4.3
4.3
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.1

0.3
d
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.5
1.5
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.3
1.2
1.0
1.2
1.1

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.
Data from 1964 to 1966 are not available. Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the
basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the initial disability determination level.
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.
-- = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in "Infectious and parasitic diseases." Before 1990, they were included in "Other."
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to "Unknown."
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
e. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 41.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

183,493
123,090
109,279
120,606
140,792

3,712
1,945
1,579
1,429
1,375

6,511
5,188
4,739
5,630
5,750

3,357
1,209
1,096
3,759
1,528

17,945
13,327
11,088
10,036
9,535

42,119
24,633
21,654
35,331
43,680

------

------

15,588
15,017
14,581
14,827
16,173

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

158,152
188,355
184,481
183,017
189,708

1,438
1,202
498
326
311

7,534
10,816
12,405
5,848
6,088

1,510
1,534
3,262
1,383
2,497

10,357
1,882
13,064
12,590
12,761

49,313
89,821
58,970
63,282
64,093

------

------

16,857
16,318
17,595
16,859
19,298

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

215,381
255,448
313,175
312,619
292,987

317
384
404
350
384

7,190
8,949
15,349
15,550
15,107

19,290
24,838
34,766
33,072
31,210

12,929
13,892
13,691
12,690
11,563

77,901
94,345
125,609
126,586
116,812

------

------

21,597
23,162
26,485
27,841
30,791

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

308,624
294,077
265,019
273,282
259,680

472
513
435
462
370

14,963
15,013
14,667
15,768
15,426

23,736
19,633
12,361
9,817
8,667

15,325
15,674
14,401
14,321
13,399

108,516
95,089
85,486
90,072
86,642

13,731
11,661
10,679
11,880
9,341

94,785
83,428
74,807
78,192
77,301

22,367
21,940
21,245
22,093
21,960

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

269,800
296,800
322,539
325,723
326,862
338,815

d
d
796
857
851
877

6,000
7,300
7,875
7,944
8,288
8,909

6,900
8,900
7,677
7,559
6,991
6,892

16,200
12,900
13,952
13,716
14,146
14,806

98,300
118,700
128,791
130,964
129,592
132,116

14,400
20,200
19,544
16,605
17,699
18,193

83,900
98,500
109,247
114,359
111,893
113,923

21,100
20,600
23,725
23,381
23,577
26,130
(Continued)

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Table 41.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

748
516
416
457
537

30,293
15,278
14,309
13,589
13,508

5,856
3,000
2,761
2,292
2,304

2,534
3,314
1,740
2,540
1,711

30,635
21,076
17,889
14,158
14,295

17,326
14,478
13,882
13,456
14,041

5,459
3,189
2,757
2,434
2,463

954
687
538
486
475

456
d
250
d
270

-d
-d
13,147

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

472
688
739
867
946

13,650
13,946
16,518
15,535
14,224

2,756
3,020
2,764
3,158
3,311

1,791
1,684
3,005
4,257
5,364

15,060
17,148
20,519
23,285
22,628

14,724
16,295
19,057
18,364
18,896

2,771
3,043
3,535
3,771
3,464

485
537
659
457
404

---13,035
15,424

19,434
10,421
11,891
---

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,094
1,218
1,478
1,342
1,278

15,157
16,559
18,775
19,040
16,949

3,693
4,403
5,182
5,328
5,537

6,171
6,437
7,595
7,812
8,840

22,068
29,444
26,347
26,920
17,918

20,627
22,795
26,120
24,901
25,350

3,538
4,073
4,599
4,664
4,929

428
524
573
593
572

3,381
4,425
6,202
5,930
5,747

------

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1,250
1,118
1,053
1,072
1,031

17,490
17,608
16,333
16,607
15,065

6,036
6,308
6,029
6,683
7,022

6,705
6,872
6,724
7,066
7,172

51,664
54,008
48,741
50,426
49,302

24,814
24,412
23,479
24,297
23,386

5,705
5,747
5,286
5,517
4,783

899
945
826
851
783

6,859
9,197
6,565
7,000
4,383

1,823
-1,388
1,230
289

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

d
d
1,481
1,405
1,429
1,418

15,900
16,900
18,348
18,479
17,862
18,951

6,900
7,600
7,999
8,178
8,375
8,280

8,500
9,900
8,649
8,738
8,441
8,966

51,900
50,400
58,796
60,594
63,432
67,128

25,000
29,900
31,571
31,514
31,142
31,498

5,400
5,200
6,221
6,663
6,537
6,659

d
d
877
848
937
955

4,700
4,600
945
920
925
936

-1,000
4,836
3,963
4,337
4,294
(Continued)

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Table 41.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.0
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.0

3.5
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.1

1.8
1.0
1.0
3.1
1.1

9.8
10.8
10.1
8.3
6.8

23.0
20.0
19.8
29.3
31.0

------

------

8.5
12.2
13.3
12.3
11.5

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.9
0.6
0.3
0.2
0.2

4.8
5.7
6.7
3.2
3.2

1.0
0.8
1.8
0.8
1.3

6.5
1.0
7.1
6.9
6.7

31.2
47.7
32.0
34.6
33.8

------

------

10.7
8.7
9.5
9.2
10.2

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.3
3.5
4.9
5.0
5.2

9.0
9.7
11.1
10.6
10.7

6.0
5.4
4.4
4.1
3.9

36.2
36.9
40.1
40.5
39.9

------

------

10.0
9.1
8.5
8.9
10.5

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

4.8
5.1
5.5
5.8
5.9

7.7
6.7
4.7
3.6
3.3

5.0
5.3
5.4
5.2
5.2

35.2
32.3
32.3
33.0
33.4

4.4
4.0
4.0
4.3
3.6

30.7
28.4
28.2
28.6
29.8

7.2
7.5
8.0
8.1
8.5

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

d
d
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3

2.2
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.5
2.6

2.6
3.0
2.4
2.3
2.1
2.0

6.0
4.3
4.3
4.2
4.3
4.4

36.5
40.0
39.9
40.2
39.6
39.0

5.4
6.8
6.1
5.1
5.4
5.4

31.2
33.2
33.9
35.1
34.2
33.6

7.8
6.9
7.4
7.2
7.2
7.7
(Continued)

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Table 41.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

16.5
12.4
13.1
11.3
9.6

3.2
2.4
2.5
1.9
1.6

1.4
2.7
1.6
2.1
1.2

16.7
17.1
16.4
11.7
10.2

9.4
11.8
12.7
11.2
10.0

3.0
2.6
2.5
2.0
1.7

0.5
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3

0.2
d
0.2
d
0.2

-d
-d
9.3

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.5

8.6
7.4
9.0
8.5
7.5

1.7
1.6
1.5
1.7
1.7

1.1
0.9
1.6
2.3
2.8

9.5
9.1
11.1
12.7
11.9

9.3
8.7
10.3
10.0
10.0

1.8
1.6
1.9
2.1
1.8

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.2

---7.1
8.1

12.3
5.5
6.4
---

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

0.5
0.5
0.5
0.4
0.4

7.0
6.5
6.0
6.1
5.8

1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.9

2.9
2.5
2.4
2.5
3.0

10.2
11.5
8.4
8.6
6.1

9.6
8.9
8.3
8.0
8.7

1.6
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.7

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.7
2.0
1.9
2.0

------

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

5.7
6.0
6.2
6.1
5.8

2.0
2.1
2.3
2.4
2.7

2.2
2.3
2.5
2.6
2.8

16.7
18.4
18.4
18.5
19.0

8.0
8.3
8.9
8.9
9.0

1.8
2.0
2.0
2.0
1.8

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

2.2
3.1
2.5
2.6
1.7

0.6
-0.5
0.5
0.1

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

d
d
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.4

5.9
5.7
5.7
5.7
5.5
5.6

2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.6
2.4

3.2
3.3
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6

19.3
17.0
18.2
18.6
19.4
19.8

9.3
10.1
9.8
9.7
9.5
9.3

2.0
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.0

d
d
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

1.7
1.6
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

-0.3
1.5
1.2
1.3
1.3

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.
Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the
initial disability determination level.
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.
-- = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in "Infectious and parasitic diseases." Before 1990, they were included in "Other."
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to "Unknown."
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

408,556
222,162
189,252
190,884
216,348

2,864
1,173
853
1,398
1,064

16,665
9,580
8,448
9,274
8,668

4,222
1,387
1,216
2,971
1,657

14,396
7,541
5,529
5,610
6,654

25,094
11,685
9,877
15,302
20,398

------

------

44,264
41,393
36,418
37,552
42,931

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

219,219
228,510
231,367
226,473
235,874

1,042
751
289
224
223

9,442
10,444
8,709
8,665
8,191

1,475
1,202
1,414
1,419
1,276

6,201
1,747
7,825
8,432
8,770

19,297
34,162
22,271
22,474
24,407

------

------

38,263
36,858
37,744
37,085
41,054

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

252,596
280,986
323,462
322,619
338,833

194
191
215
193
218

9,065
10,982
14,555
15,312
16,425

2,733
3,407
4,487
4,378
4,877

9,386
10,237
11,351
10,516
10,997

27,272
31,839
38,484
39,459
39,891

------

------

44,342
46,082
50,690
52,425
58,440

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

337,021
330,177
322,681
335,100
360,879

250
264
219
214
275

18,407
18,819
19,140
20,605
21,549

4,257
3,691
2,966
2,863
3,076

12,241
11,942
11,529
11,605
12,526

39,384
36,933
37,415
41,430
52,338

2,950
2,401
2,209
2,626
7,267

36,434
34,532
35,206
38,804
45,071

42,034
41,381
41,034
41,880
43,721

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

340,900
365,100
407,844
429,983
448,382
482,392

d
d
317
295
315
337

11,100
12,200
13,955
15,463
16,053
18,060

3,800
2,300
3,289
3,320
3,519
3,642

12,500
12,500
14,217
14,896
15,434
16,213

44,900
49,900
56,522
60,715
63,240
66,433

3,200
2,300
2,808
2,733
2,780
2,972

41,700
47,600
53,714
57,982
60,460
63,461

42,500
41,400
46,644
47,561
50,060
57,173
(Continued)

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Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Number
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

743
426
392
501
367

147,018
70,716
59,933
54,763
57,383

11,618
4,363
3,306
2,980
3,591

3,185
2,916
1,425
3,949
1,730

80,002
37,563
31,096
27,624
31,531

22,634
14,038
13,004
12,747
14,160

34,026
18,331
17,009
15,544
16,428

1,352
658
460
362
508

473
d
287
d
506

-d
-d
8,772

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

418
498
466
552
578

59,114
59,280
60,240
56,689
56,011

2,870
3,242
3,358
3,230
3,492

1,557
1,415
2,796
2,874
3,646

34,154
37,412
43,288
45,338
48,791

14,009
14,033
16,149
16,079
15,860

17,442
20,406
19,443
19,302
17,936

625
538
514
328
424

---3,782
5,216

13,310
6,522
6,861
---

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

640
686
799
733
788

58,428
61,780
71,043
69,583
69,696

3,738
4,245
4,690
4,698
4,983

4,123
4,437
5,168
5,578
6,691

52,433
63,025
70,548
67,335
66,787

17,110
18,756
20,832
20,841
22,470

18,620
19,725
22,665
22,830
26,029

438
497
497
525
544

4,074
5,097
7,438
8,213
10,047

------

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

756
718
762
729
880

65,575
63,601
60,198
60,091
59,690

5,131
5,222
5,281
5,730
6,367

5,251
5,334
5,427
6,052
6,670

89,642
88,768
86,689
91,421
97,452

21,663
21,548
22,017
23,200
26,483

23,126
22,236
21,197
21,631
22,198

744
643
647
615
633

8,560
9,077
7,871
6,744
5,869

--289
290
1,152

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

d
d
1,010
1,003
1,050
1,083

59,500
65,600
66,904
67,417
67,587
70,296

5,800
8,000
7,977
8,906
9,670
10,814

6,400
6,400
7,763
8,230
8,428
9,351

101,700
111,700
128,127
138,420
146,883
159,786

25,100
24,700
30,948
32,855
33,424
35,214

20,800
23,100
24,370
25,344
26,025
27,339

d
d
732
774
772
828

4,600
5,400
921
951
984
1,053

600
800
4,148
3,833
4,938
4,770
(Continued)

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Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005—Continued

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
Total anomalies
diseases diseases a

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

b

Other Neoplasms

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.5

4.1
4.3
4.5
4.9
4.0

1.0
0.6
0.6
1.6
0.8

3.5
3.4
2.9
2.9
3.1

6.1
5.3
5.2
8.0
9.4

------

------

10.8
18.6
19.2
19.7
19.8

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.5
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1

4.3
4.6
3.8
3.8
3.5

0.7
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.5

2.8
0.8
3.4
3.7
3.7

8.8
14.9
9.6
9.9
10.3

------

------

17.5
16.1
16.3
16.4
17.4

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.6
3.9
4.5
4.7
4.8

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.4

3.7
3.6
3.5
3.3
3.2

10.8
11.3
11.9
12.2
11.8

------

------

17.6
16.4
15.7
16.2
17.2

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

5.5
5.7
5.9
6.1
6.0

1.3
1.1
0.9
0.9
0.9

3.6
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.5

11.7
11.2
11.6
12.4
14.5

0.9
0.7
0.7
0.8
2.0

10.8
10.5
10.9
11.6
12.5

12.5
12.5
12.7
12.5
12.1

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

d
d
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.3
3.3
3.4
3.6
3.6
3.7

1.1
0.6
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8

3.7
3.4
3.5
3.5
3.4
3.4

13.2
13.7
13.9
14.1
14.1
13.8

0.9
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6

12.2
13.0
13.2
13.5
13.5
13.2

12.5
11.3
11.4
11.1
11.2
11.9
(Continued)

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Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2005—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
system
tissue

Nervous
system
and
sense
organs

Respiratory
system

Skin and
subcutaneous
tissue

Other Unknown c

Percent
1975
1981
1982
1983
1984

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

36.0
31.8
31.7
28.7
26.5

2.8
2.0
1.7
1.6
1.7

0.8
1.3
0.8
2.1
0.8

19.6
16.9
16.4
14.5
14.6

5.5
6.3
6.9
6.7
6.5

8.3
8.3
9.0
8.1
7.6

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.1
d
0.2
d
0.2

-d
-d
4.1

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

27.0
25.9
26.0
25.0
23.7

1.3
1.4
1.5
1.4
1.5

0.7
0.6
1.2
1.3
1.5

15.6
16.4
18.7
20.0
20.7

6.4
6.1
7.0
7.1
6.7

8.0
8.9
8.4
8.5
7.6

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2

---1.7
2.2

6.1
2.9
3.0
---

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

23.1
22.0
22.0
21.6
20.6

1.5
1.5
1.4
1.5
1.5

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7
2.0

20.8
22.4
21.8
20.9
19.7

6.8
6.7
6.4
6.5
6.6

7.4
7.0
7.0
7.1
7.7

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.8
2.3
2.5
3.0

------

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

19.5
19.3
18.7
17.9
16.5

1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8

1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.8

26.6
26.9
26.9
27.3
27.0

6.4
6.5
6.8
6.9
7.3

6.9
6.7
6.6
6.5
6.2

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.5
2.7
2.4
2.0
1.6

--0.1
0.1
0.3

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

d
d
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

17.5
18.0
16.4
15.7
15.1
14.6

1.7
2.2
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.2

1.9
1.8
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.9

29.8
30.6
31.4
32.2
32.8
33.1

7.4
6.8
7.6
7.6
7.5
7.3

6.1
6.3
6.0
5.9
5.8
5.7

d
d
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.3
1.5
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2
1.0
0.9
1.1
1.0

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.
Before 1995, diagnostic data for cases awarded at the appeals levels were estimated on the basis of the diagnosis of cases allowed at the
initial disability determination level.
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.
-- = not available.
a. AIDS and HIV records are counted in "Infectious and parasitic diseases." Before 1990, they were included in "Other."
b. Mental retardation was not identified separately before 1995.
c. Beginning with 2002, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to "Unknown."
d. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 43.
Average primary insurance amount and average monthly benefit, by sex, selected years
1960–2005 (in dollars)
Average primary insurance amount

Average monthly benefit

All disabled
workers

Men

Women

All disabled
workers

Men

Women

1960
1965 (Jan.–Aug.)
1965 (Sept.–Dec.)
1970
1975
1980

-------

-------

-------

91.20
93.30
101.30
139.80
241.20
406.30

94.00
97.90
106.50
148.40
263.80
449.40

78.90
80.30
86.80
115.70
190.90
308.50

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

------

------

------

475.60
473.80
506.00
297.40
562.10

530.40
531.50
573.20
321.20
634.40

363.70
357.40
381.60
263.50
429.90

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

------

------

------

594.20
605.50
621.90
639.80
672.80

667.90
685.20
699.80
720.10
757.70

465.80
470.60
494.20
507.70
535.00

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

-734.00
752.00
771.30
813.20

-836.40
855.40
879.50
922.30

-595.70
623.50
639.50
674.70

687.70
709.10
728.10
746.30
787.80

786.90
807.90
824.00
846.80
890.70

549.00
575.60
608.80
623.80
657.10

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

856.80
891.60
923.90
963.10
994.00
1,026.40

975.30
1,019.60
1,053.00
1,096.70
1,130.30
1,164.30

718.70
739.00
772.10
805.90
835.70
867.20

833.70
867.70
898.60
937.50
968.50
1,001.50

947.70
989.30
1,021.70
1,064.90
1,098.60
1,133.30

700.90
722.60
753.90
787.60
817.40
849.30

Year

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.
Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 44.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2005
Total
Diagnostic group

All ages

Under
35

Women

Men
35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

Number
Total

821,207

1,214
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and
26,969
metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic
10,534
diseases
31,019
Injuries
Mental disorders
21,165
Retardation
177,384
Other
83,303
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood2,501
forming organs
89,247
Circulatory system
19,094
Digestive system
Genitourinary system 18,317
Musculoskeletal
system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and
sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

90,727 248,088 482,392 440,008

48,027 126,888 265,093 381,199

42,700 121,200 217,299

503

374

337

631

271

193

167

583

232

181

170

1,769

7,140

18,060

14,343

777

3,667

9,899

12,626

992

3,473

8,161

1,480
4,735

5,412
10,071

3,642
16,213

7,456
20,459

1,004
3,368

4,097
6,871

2,355
10,220

3,078
10,560

476
1,367

1,315
3,200

1,287
5,993

10,593
40,649
4,343

7,600
73,274
21,787

2,972
63,461
57,173

12,895
84,678
43,614

6,265
21,152
2,253

4,755
32,884
10,127

1,875
30,642
31,234

8,270
92,706
39,689

4,328
19,497
2,090

2,845
40,390
11,660

1,097
32,819
25,939

657
2,328
1,205
2,467

761
16,623
7,075
6,499

1,083
70,296
10,814
9,351

1,147
61,087
11,798
11,081

287
1,284
575
1,341

329
10,672
4,284
3,851

531
49,131
6,939
5,889

1,354
28,160
7,296
7,236

370
1,044
630
1,126

432
5,951
2,791
2,648

552
21,165
3,875
3,462

226,914

8,174

58,954 159,786 113,391

3,770

29,846

79,775 113,523

4,404

29,108

80,011

66,712
33,998

9,487
831

22,011
5,828

35,214
27,339

33,746
17,538

4,682
306

10,555
2,599

18,509
14,633

32,966
16,460

4,805
525

11,456
3,229

16,705
12,706

1,783
1,989
9,064

246
235
1,025

709
701
3,269

828
1,053
4,770

843
885
4,416

89
117
486

349
311
1,498

405
457
2,432

940
1,104
4,648

157
118
539

360
390
1,771

423
596
2,338

(Continued)

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Table 44.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2005—Continued
Total
Diagnostic group

All ages

Under
35

Men
35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

Women
35–49

50 or
older All ages

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

Percent
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic
diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and bloodforming 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

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.1

0.6

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.6

0.2

0.1

0.2

0.5

0.1

0.1

3.3

1.9

2.9

3.7

3.3

1.6

2.9

3.7

3.3

2.3

2.9

3.8

1.3
3.8

1.6
5.2

2.2
4.1

0.8
3.4

1.7
4.6

2.1
7.0

3.2
5.4

0.9
3.9

0.8
2.8

1.1
3.2

1.1
2.6

0.6
2.8

2.6
21.6
10.1

11.7
44.8
4.8

3.1
29.5
8.8

0.6
13.2
11.9

2.9
19.2
9.9

13.0
44.0
4.7

3.7
25.9
8.0

0.7
11.6
11.8

2.2
24.3
10.4

10.1
45.7
4.9

2.3
33.3
9.6

0.5
15.1
11.9

0.3
10.9
2.3
2.2

0.7
2.6
1.3
2.7

0.3
6.7
2.9
2.6

0.2
14.6
2.2
1.9

0.3
13.9
2.7
2.5

0.6
2.7
1.2
2.8

0.3
8.4
3.4
3.0

0.2
18.5
2.6
2.2

0.4
7.4
1.9
1.9

0.9
2.4
1.5
2.6

0.4
4.9
2.3
2.2

0.3
9.7
1.8
1.6

27.6

9.0

23.8

33.1

25.8

7.8

23.5

30.1

29.8

10.3

24.0

36.8

8.1
4.1

10.5
0.9

8.9
2.3

7.3
5.7

7.7
4.0

9.7
0.6

8.3
2.0

7.0
5.5

8.6
4.3

11.3
1.2

9.5
2.7

7.7
5.8

0.2
0.2
1.1

0.3
0.3
1.1

0.3
0.3
1.3

0.2
0.2
1.0

0.2
0.2
1.0

0.2
0.2
1.0

0.3
0.2
1.2

0.2
0.2
0.9

0.2
0.3
1.2

0.4
0.3
1.3

0.3
0.3
1.5

0.2
0.3
1.1

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.
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Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 45.
Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2005
All disabled workers

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

821,207

100.0

440,008

100.0

381,199

100.0

Less than 100.00
100.00–199.90
200.00–299.90
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

4,972
8,376
23,211
29,760
32,972

0.6
1.0
2.8
3.6
4.0

2,669
3,039
8,597
10,725
11,870

0.6
0.7
2.0
2.4
2.7

2,303
5,337
14,614
19,035
21,102

0.6
1.4
3.8
5.0
5.5

500.00–599.90
600.00–699.90
700.00–799.90
800.00–899.90
900.00–999.90

43,107
86,417
82,387
75,240
67,953

5.2
10.5
10.0
9.2
8.3

15,844
31,517
33,471
33,850
33,812

3.6
7.2
7.6
7.7
7.7

27,263
54,900
48,916
41,390
34,141

7.2
14.4
12.8
10.9
9.0

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,299.90
1,300.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,499.90

59,986
51,857
44,622
38,370
32,455

7.3
6.3
5.4
4.7
4.0

32,869
30,960
29,042
26,214
23,234

7.5
7.0
6.6
6.0
5.3

27,117
20,897
15,580
12,156
9,221

7.1
5.5
4.1
3.2
2.4

1,500.00–1,599.90
1,600.00–1,699.90
1,700.00–1,799.90
1,800.00–1,899.90
1,900.00–1,999.90
2,000.00 or more

27,477
35,763
32,200
21,699
14,681
7,702

3.3
4.4
3.9
2.6
1.8
0.9

20,521
27,574
26,038
18,390
12,916
6,856

4.7
6.3
5.9
4.2
2.9
1.6

6,956
8,189
6,162
3,309
1,765
846

1.8
2.1
1.6
0.9
0.5
0.2

Monthly benefit (dollars)
Total

Average benefit (dollars)

1,001.50

1,133.30

849.30

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are
computed.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
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114 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 46.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family
composition, 2005

Family composition
Worker only
Men
Women
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men
Women
By number of children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older c
Spouse aged 62 or older and
1 or more children
Spouse and 1 child
Spouse and 2 children
Spouse and 3 or more children

Number
of families

Percentage of
Average primary Average monthly families receiving
Number of insurance amount
family benefit a maximum family
(dollars)
beneficiaries
benefit b
(dollars)

344,530
315,805

344,530
315,805

1,160.10
865.70

1,130.50
847.70

10.4
22.0

77,288
63,961

207,042
170,416

1,154.50
873.10

1,645.90
1,184.40

84.9
89.0

75,936
43,905
21,408

151,872
131,715
93,871

1,045.60
1,025.00
965.70

1,449.00
1,454.70
1,357.50

84.4
89.8
88.9

6,373

12,770

1,483.10

1,767.70

8.7

172
4,108
4,609
3,766

567
12,327
18,438
20,942

1,417.60
1,197.30
1,172.80
1,091.10

2,270.10
1,740.70
1,694.70
1,550.80

68.6
87.9
87.2
83.5

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with
dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
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Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 47.
Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2005

Family composition

Total,
all ages

Under 30

30–34

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60 or
older

Number
Worker only
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a
Child in care
Children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
Families receiving
maximum benefit c

660,335

41,427

22,300

29,978

51,458

80,965

128,588

174,891

130,728

6,545
12,483

0
726

0
1,229

b
1,909

b
2,424

30
2,348

157
1,913

973
1,320

5,378
614

75,936
43,905
21,408

5,358
3,256
1,784

5,285
5,387
3,901

7,908
8,860
5,564

14,041
10,488
4,932

16,041
8,092
2,837

14,303
4,709
1,470

9,297
2,317
689

3,703
796
231

239,554

33,390

21,206

29,503

39,196

38,365

34,555

29,002

14,337

Percent
Worker only
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a
Child in care
Children
1 child
2 children
3 or more children
Families receiving
maximum benefit c

100.0

6.3

3.4

4.5

7.8

12.3

19.5

26.5

19.8

100.0
100.0

0
5.8

0
9.8

b
15.3

b
19.4

0.5
18.8

2.4
15.3

14.9
10.6

82.2
4.9

100.0
100.0
100.0

7.1
7.4
8.3

7.0
12.3
18.2

10.4
20.2
26.0

18.5
23.9
23.0

21.1
18.4
13.3

18.8
10.7
6.9

12.2
5.3
3.2

4.9
1.8
1.1

29.2

63.5

55.7

54.4

47.0

34.8

22.9

15.3

10.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with
dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
c. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
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116 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Benefits Withheld from All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 48.
Number, by reason for withholding benefit, December 2005
Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

All
beneficiaries

Workers

Total

618,461

120,056

51,183

245,511

3,069

5,127

24,676

94,816

74,023

Address unknown

24,595

12,176

519

8,241

168

448

401

437

2,205

6,752

4,466

140

1,703

20

11

114

63

235

15,853

6,681

787

7,432

125

283

121

116

308

5,255
7,908

1,616
2,306

394
5

3,142
4,364

28
14

...
32

75
123

...
167

...
897

40,196
46,409
9,313
26,701

27,713
37,278
...
...

750
248
9,313
26,630

10,426
173
...
64

55
23
...
7

108
176
...
...

467
1,444
...
...

213
1,140
...
...

464
5,927
...
...

196

...

...

...

...

...

...

196

...

3,148
379,449
52,686

...
...
27,820

2,540
8,037
1,820

...
194,485
15,481

...
2,329
300

608
2,764
697

...
19,771
2,160

...
91,181
1,303

...
60,882
3,105

Reason

Determination of
continuing disability
pending
Recoupment of
overpayment
Workers' compensation
offset
Payee not determined
Substantial gainful
activity
Imprisoned or confined
Entitled child not in care
Beneficiary earnings
Earnings of the other
beneficiaries
Government pension
offset
Technical entitlement
Other

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

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers workers

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2005 regardless of when their
benefits were initially withheld.
. . . = not applicable.
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Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 49.
Number and rate, 1960–2005
Total

Widow(er)s

Workers

Adult children

Year

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

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

24
27
26
31
32

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

33
34
40
44
46

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

44
41
46
39
45

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

42
42
42
42
43

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

32
33
35
40
38

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

32
31
30
34
34

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

33
29
28
29
30
(Continued)

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Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 49.
Number and rate, 1960–2005—Continued
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Year

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

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

33
34
37
38
41

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

493,651
513,472
535,465
501,222
525,418
556,745

86
83
82
73
73
74

460,351
459,073
479,364
447,485
470,017
499,662

91
87
87
76
76
77

-21,411
21,379
20,707
23,572
23,609

-105
103
99
112
109

33,300
32,988
34,722
33,030
31,829
33,474

46
45
47
44
42
44

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; beginning 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.
Beginning in 2004, data include closed period awards.
-- = not available.
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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 119

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 50.
Number, by reason for termination, 2005

Reason for termination
Total
Death of beneficiary
Termination resulting
from death of worker
Attainment of age—
18 by children
19 by students
FRA by disabled
workers
FRA by disabled
widow(er)s
Elected reduced
retirement

a

Termination of spouse's
benefit because child
attains age 16
Marriage, remarriage, or
divorce of beneficiary
Entitlement to an equal or
larger Social Security
benefit
Does not meet medical
standards b
Medical improvement c
Work above substantial gainful activity d
Miscellaneous
reasons e
Student no longer
attending school
Other

Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

All
beneficiaries

Workers

1,016,822

499,662

48,829

303,257

107,991

23,609

9,393

4,994

19,087

224,099

196,729

1,542

711

41

6,625

598

3,141

14,712

56,426

...

7,872

44,771

1,221

...

2,562

...

...

197,861
19,786

...
...

...
...

197,861
...

...
19,786

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

239,044

210,952

18,322

6,120

281

...

3,369

...

...

15,808

...

...

...

...

15,808

...

...

...

2,100

2,100

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

15,037

...

15,037

...

...

...

...

...

...

6,433

...

1,763

1,730

152

9

914

522

1,343

2,561

...

1,116

217

7

469

135

275

342

140,593
--

68,543
32,203

2,777
--

50,236
--

13,893
--

266
74

1,617
1,048

792
327

2,469
1,154

--

36,263

--

--

--

189

560

459

1,310

--

76

--

--

--

3

9

6

5

72,604
24,471

...
21,339

...
400

...
1,611

72,604
6

...
432

...
198

...
264

...
221

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

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers workers

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 Insurance Trust Fund and start receiving benefits from the Old-Age and Survivors
Insurance 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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120 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 51.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2005
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

556,745

74

499,662

77

23,609

109

33,474

44

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

13,425
860
9,925
8,546
49,284

69
81
74
73
78

11,877
796
9,158
7,640
45,156

70
83
75
73
82

727
33
362
413
1,510

104
142
114
101
105

821
31
405
493
2,618

47
40
44
53
41

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

6,075
5,427
1,683
873
35,495

76
72
73
77
80

5,624
4,890
1,535
793
32,733

78
76
74
81
83

189
165
63
37
1,308

105
106
122
154
110

262
372
85
43
1,454

44
39
44
32
42

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

17,962
1,666
2,445
20,108
12,310

80
78
74
77
75

16,279
1,514
2,224
17,827
10,916

83
82
76
80
77

775
48
77
883
544

102
95
94
119
111

908
104
144
1,398
850

44
44
53
43
49

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

5,113
4,691
12,449
10,477
3,191

73
77
68
80
61

4,523
4,193
10,750
9,033
2,808

76
78
67
83
61

195
177
821
635
128

115
114
116
115
107

395
321
878
809
255

46
52
53
47
55

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

8,251
11,405
19,971
7,318
8,964

79
66
71
71
73

7,493
10,287
17,603
6,564
7,951

83
68
74
73
75

286
353
903
221
499

118
104
111
122
106

472
765
1,465
533
514

43
42
44
46
43

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

13,422
1,856
2,891
4,238
2,426

73
80
76
86
66

11,954
1,693
2,575
3,968
2,224

74
82
78
88
67

605
61
87
120
76

107
101
102
99
100

863
102
229
150
126

52
46
54
57
43

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

14,483
3,628
34,309
21,372
1,007

81
71
73
76
76

13,127
3,294
30,761
19,370
892

85
73
76
78
81

509
148
1,314
922
29

121
116
108
105
97

847
186
2,234
1,080
86

42
42
39
45
43

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

22,423
7,940
6,486
23,868
2,212

78
77
76
70
68

19,624
7,123
5,912
21,075
2,006

81
78
78
72
70

1,098
379
237
1,088
65

118
109
112
108
91

1,701
438
337
1,705
141

48
46
45
43
44

State or area
All areas

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Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 51.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2005—Continued
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

11,298
1,379
15,542
33,558
2,558

76
82
75
76
75

10,158
1,217
13,801
30,286
2,285

78
84
76
79
77

557
50
898
1,562
94

108
129
117
108
127

583
112
843
1,710
179

43
53
45
40
51

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,216
13,696
9,931
5,999
9,285
939

67
72
72
64
72
87

1,093
12,317
9,082
5,143
8,251
856

69
74
74
65
75
89

53
629
338
406
284
32

121
109
105
107
103
136

70
750
511
450
750
51

36
43
42
45
47
57

8,982
1,887

54
81

7,751
1,657

56
100

509
107

99
116

722
123

32
22

State or area

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other a

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 include closed period awards.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 52.
Distribution of workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2005
Diagnostic group

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

Number
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

27,713

3,137

5,544

9,102

7,716

2,214

70

25

20

16

a

a

678
831
1,760

41
28
204

118
189
408

232
400
544

226
188
464

61
26
140

1,036
8,687
2,549

460
1,130
210

276
2,128
382

221
3,131
718

73
1,959
947

6
339
292

198
1,315
631
975

45
52
36
117

47
125
89
246

43
323
205
343

54
538
252
233

9
277
49
36

5,063
2,907
404
82
59
468

130
562
22
6
11
58

596
770
49
14
12
75

1,699
890
136
26
12
163

1,908
551
135
30
a
133

730
134
62
6
a
39
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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 52.
Distribution of workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2005—Continued
Diagnostic group

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

Percent
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

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.3

0.8

0.4

0.2

a

a

2.4
3.0
6.4

1.3
0.9
6.5

2.1
3.4
7.4

2.5
4.4
6.0

2.9
2.4
6.0

2.8
1.2
6.3

3.7
31.3
9.2

14.7
36.0
6.7

5.0
38.4
6.9

2.4
34.4
7.9

0.9
25.4
12.3

0.3
15.3
13.2

0.7
4.7
2.3
3.5

1.4
1.7
1.1
3.7

0.8
2.3
1.6
4.4

0.5
3.5
2.3
3.8

0.7
7.0
3.3
3.0

0.4
12.5
2.2
1.6

18.3
10.5
1.5
0.3
0.2
1.7

4.1
17.9
0.7
0.2
0.4
1.8

10.8
13.9
0.9
0.3
0.2
1.4

18.7
9.8
1.5
0.3
0.1
1.8

24.7
7.1
1.7
0.4
a
1.7

33.0
6.1
2.8
0.3
a
1.8

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld in December 2005 regardless of when their
benefits were initially withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 53.
Distribution of workers with benefits terminated because of successful return to work,
by diagnostic group and age, 2005
Total

Diagnostic group

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

Number
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

36,263

2,611

8,282

13,152

9,670

2,548

128

33

47

27

16

5

1,185
1,607
2,038

34
22
163

182
376
547

433
858
689

425
329
496

111
22
143

2,701
11,767
1,532

543
830
97

1,034
2,830
282

807
4,658
489

296
3,000
508

21
449
156

248
1,493
598
1,273

41
30
32
95

99
163
108
397

71
373
197
443

31
610
228
270

6
317
33
68

5,988
4,161
497
91
66
890

96
500
26
a
a
58

730
1,197
66
17
21
186

2,152
1,407
150
36
23
339

2,146
856
168
26
12
253

864
201
87
a
a
54

Percent
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

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.4

1.3

0.6

0.2

0.2

0.2

3.3
4.4
5.6

1.3
0.8
6.2

2.2
4.5
6.6

3.3
6.5
5.2

4.4
3.4
5.1

4.4
0.9
5.6

7.4
32.4
4.2

20.8
31.8
3.7

12.5
34.2
3.4

6.1
35.4
3.7

3.1
31.0
5.3

0.8
17.6
6.1

0.7
4.1
1.6
3.5

1.6
1.1
1.2
3.6

1.2
2.0
1.3
4.8

0.5
2.8
1.5
3.4

0.3
6.3
2.4
2.8

0.2
12.4
1.3
2.7

16.5
11.5
1.4
0.3
0.2
2.5

3.7
19.1
1.0
a
a
2.2

8.8
14.5
0.8
0.2
0.3
2.2

16.4
10.7
1.1
0.3
0.2
2.6

22.2
8.9
1.7
0.3
0.1
2.6

33.9
7.9
3.4
a
a
2.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 54.
Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits withheld, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2005 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group
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

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

1,052.10

810.40

974.50

1,064.90

1,160.60

1,158.20

866.00

715.00

899.70

1,041.20

784.40

1,042.80

970.20
1,070.50
1,135.60

814.60
927.50
969.50

961.50
987.50
1,095.20

946.70
1,077.30
1,154.60

1,012.60
1,146.60
1,219.80

1,023.90
1,174.20
1,142.40

721.10
972.30
1,289.30

699.80
772.60
961.70

717.10
916.40
1,227.60

744.40
1,002.00
1,340.80

800.10
1,076.20
1,347.50

722.80
1,114.10
1,290.60

1,088.10
1,194.40
1,218.80
1,147.90

846.20
904.00
901.90
959.50

955.60
1,008.70
1,113.50
1,049.60

1,213.20
1,164.20
1,206.90
1,160.50

1,250.20
1,254.10
1,302.20
1,305.50

1,418.30
1,252.10
1,264.00
1,292.90

1,058.30
1,025.70
1,072.10
1,084.60
1,060.20
1,008.10

856.50
797.50
961.80
970.80
748.50
785.90

980.40
991.30
955.00
963.80
998.90
967.60

1,037.80
1,060.40
1,013.60
1,105.80
1,130.70
1,056.10

1,103.70
1,208.10
1,151.80
1,149.00
1,260.20
1,030.00

1,086.80
1,198.30
1,158.90
1,066.50
890.10
1,140.50

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 55.
Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits terminated, by diagnostic group and age,
2005 (in dollars)
Diagnostic group
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

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–49

50–59

60–FRA

908.80

762.30

854.20

902.20

980.30

998.90

857.90

768.40

816.00

955.90

995.90

871.50

864.40
952.60
1,013.70

782.70
889.60
907.60

875.90
922.70
973.20

844.50
950.00
1,031.30

880.90
995.50
1,063.70

884.60
987.80
1,031.20

704.00
861.90
1,147.60

679.70
721.70
890.00

696.80
821.10
1,105.80

704.80
854.30
1,168.70

771.30
937.40
1,214.80

706.40
952.20
1,098.60

917.80
1,006.30
1,032.90
994.50

824.30
850.90
807.60
895.40

882.40
922.10
949.10
926.30

932.20
946.10
974.70
1,010.60

1,051.00
1,045.10
1,121.70
1,065.40

1,281.10
1,060.50
1,260.20
1,145.10

938.20
912.50
885.20
953.90
906.00
908.50

795.30
790.00
812.80
905.10
586.30
788.90

892.90
863.80
785.60
966.90
889.80
865.00

927.60
915.60
849.90
928.20
904.00
897.80

961.20
1,016.60
916.80
946.20
1,003.90
947.40

961.70
1,042.20
982.40
1,118.40
1,187.60
1,071.20

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 56.
Distribution, by state or other area, 2005
Workers with benefits terminated
because of successful return
to work, calendar year

Workers with benefits withheld
because of substantial work,
December
All workers,
December

Number

Percentage
of all workers

Number

Percentage
of all workers

6,519,001

27,713

0.4

36,263

0.6

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

169,574
9,640
122,207
104,081
551,529

292
59
840
272
3,216

0.2
0.6
0.7
0.3
0.6

474
97
823
379
4,402

0.3
1.0
0.7
0.4
0.8

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

72,439
64,751
20,676
9,752
396,342

375
421
116
28
1,299

0.5
0.7
0.6
0.3
0.3

533
440
136
58
2,010

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.5

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

196,010
18,522
29,315
221,848
141,879

431
124
125
1,176
523

0.2
0.7
0.4
0.5
0.4

805
124
163
1,575
640

0.4
0.7
0.6
0.7
0.5

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

59,475
53,485
160,126
108,904
46,143

268
238
489
342
249

0.5
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.5

324
342
661
496
251

0.5
0.6
0.4
0.5
0.5

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

90,603
152,111
239,212
89,819
106,630

290
1,035
882
557
220

0.3
0.7
0.4
0.6
0.2

559
1,320
1,300
655
399

0.6
0.9
0.5
0.7
0.4

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

161,227
20,527
32,812
45,182
32,998

590
86
183
286
291

0.4
0.4
0.6
0.6
0.9

801
99
196
347
234

0.5
0.5
0.6
0.8
0.7

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

153,611
45,256
403,614
249,640
10,994

880
202
2,595
674
52

0.6
0.4
0.6
0.3
0.5

1,040
277
2,917
1,126
71

0.7
0.6
0.7
0.5
0.6

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

241,960
90,867
75,363
292,767
28,843

1,091
253
364
1,463
212

0.5
0.3
0.5
0.5
0.7

1,683
357
335
1,378
171

0.7
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.6

State or area
All areas

(Continued)

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Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 56.
Distribution, by state or other area, 2005—Continued
Workers with benefits withheld
because of substantial work,
December

Workers with benefits terminated
because of successful return
to work, calendar year

All workers,
December

Number

Percentage
of all workers

Number

Percentage
of all workers

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

130,973
14,421
181,756
383,330
29,737

191
82
410
1,354
171

0.1
0.6
0.2
0.4
0.6

416
128
586
2,095
191

0.3
0.9
0.3
0.5
0.6

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

15,845
165,829
123,137
79,483
110,319
9,606

144
588
711
221
578
52

0.9
0.4
0.6
0.3
0.5
0.5

113
780
815
233
695
93

0.7
0.5
0.7
0.3
0.6
1.0

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other a

137,256
16,575

103
19

0.1
0.1

97
23

0.1
0.1

State or area

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data, and
Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Reinstatement Status for Disabled Workers
Table 57.
Number, by expedited reinstatement status, sex, and age, 2005
Total
Benefit status
Provisional
Reinstated
Not reinstated a

Men

All ages

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older All ages

6,629
5,846
249

908
731
41

3,407
3,062
138

2,314
2,053
70

3,584
3,246
142

Women

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older All ages

540
453
26

1,914
1,744
79

1,130
1,049
37

3,045
2,600
107

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

368
278
15

1,493
1,318
59

1,184
1,004
33

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Total is not included because some beneficiaries whose cases are pending are not receiving provisional payments.
a. Data include medical recoveries and return to work.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7704 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

130 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Outcomes of Applications
for Disability Benefits

Note
The tables in this section provide data on the outcomes of applications for disability benefits. The data on applications are
derived from the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Disability Research File maintained by the Office of Disability Programs. Each year this file is updated with information about applications for disability benefits that is then used to determine the
outcome of those applications. The outcome data in these tables are reported by year of filing and include decisions made
through the administrative appeals process.
Table 58 shows the total number of applications filed in a year, the number denied for nonmedical reasons before a medical
decision is made (technical denials), the number that are pending a final decision, the outcome of applications for which a medical allowance or denial was made, and award and allowance rates. Applications for which a medical allowance or denial decision was made but which were subsequently denied for nonmedical reasons are shown under the medical decision header as
subsequent denials. The most common nonmedical reason for denying a claim is insufficient number of recent work credits.
The allowance rate is calculated by dividing the number of medical allowances (including subsequent technical denials) by
the total number of medical decisions made for a 1-year cohort. The award rate is a broader program measure that is calculated
as the number of allowances minus subsequent denials divided by total applications (minus pending claims) filed for a given
year.
Claims that remain pending after 6 years are probably the result of imperfect data rather than excessive delays in the
decisionmaking process. It is highly probable that decisions have been rendered on most of the older claims. For more recent
years, the award and allowance rates will change as decisions are made on pending claims.
Tables 59–61 show the allowance rate for Social Security only and the Social Security portion of concurrent applications
(which are claims for both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability benefits). Each table shows a different
level in the administrative decisionmaking process, that is, initial adjudicative, reconsideration, and hearing or higher level.
Beginning with 2000, the proportion of claims awarded at each level of the process changed as a result of the Prototype
Process being tested in 10 states. Under this test, the reconsideration step of the appeals process was eliminated for applications filed October 1, 1999, or later. Elimination of the reconsideration level in these states results in a decrease in the aggregate
proportion of claims awarded at this step.
The next section includes one table that shows the reason for medical allowance and one that shows the reason for medical
denial (Tables 62 and 63). The reasons are derived from the sequential evaluation process used by decisionmakers. SSA maintains a list of impairments that are considered disabling under its regulations. An applicant can be found to be disabled if he or
she

has a listed impairment,

has a severe impairment that is equal to a listed impairment,

has a severe impairment when medical and vocational factors are considered, or

had previously established entitlement to a disability benefit.
An applicant can be denied benefits if he or she

has an impairment that is not expected to last 12 months,

has an impairment that is not considered severe,

is able to perform his or her usual type of work,

is able to perform another type of work, or

has an impairment resulting from drug addiction or alcoholism, provides insufficient medical evidence, fails to cooperate,
fails to follow prescribed treatment, does not want to continue development of the claim, or returns to substantial work
before disability can be established.

Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Chart 11.
Final outcome of disabled-worker applications, 1995–2004
The final award rate for disabled-worker applicants has varied over time, averaging more than 47 percent for claims
filed from 1995 through 2004. The percentage of applicants awarded benefits at the initial claims level averaged
31 percent over the same period and ranged from a high of about 35 percent to a low of 25 percent. The percentage of applicants awarded at the reconsideration and hearing levels are relatively constant, averaging 4 percent
and 14 percent, respectively. Denied disability claims have averaged about 49 percent.

Percent
100

80

Technical denials

60

Medical denials

40

20

Pending final decision
Hearings and Appeals Council awards
Reconsideration awards
Initial awards

0
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
SOURCE: Tables 58–63.
NOTES: Awards are calculated as medical allowances minus subsequent technical denials. Technical denials include both nonmedical decision
technical denials and medical decisions that were subsequently denied for technical reasons.
The proportion of claims awarded at each level of the process is likely to change as a result of the Prototype Process being tested in 10 states.
Under this test, the reconsideration step of the appeals process was eliminated for applications filed October 1, 1999, or later. Elimination of the
reconsideration level in these states is likely to result in a decrease in the overall proportion of claims awarded at this step.

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 58.
Outcomes at all adjudicative levels, by year of application, 1992–2004
Medical decisions

Year

Total

Pending
final
decision

Denials
Technical
denials a

Allowances

Subsequent
Medical nonmedical d

Awards

Subsequent
denials e

Award
rate b
(percent)

Allowance
rate c
(percent)

707,969
761,514
833,257
874,011
800,509
658,918

1,858
1,940
1,934
2,103
2,113
2,074

56.1
56.0
55.5
52.2
45.6
35.9

61.4
62.5
62.8
60.8
58.1
51.8

All disabled beneficiaries
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,265,055
1,364,396
1,513,536
1,716,221
1,931,283
2,159,406

3,145
5,608
11,461
42,716
174,286
325,846

104,340
136,101
170,479
230,816
374,032
554,375

443,674
455,393
492,804
562,460
575,613
611,751

4,069
3,840
3,601
4,115
4,730
6,442

Workers
1992
1993
1994

1,310,004
1,384,501
1,383,092

0
0
0

130,885
140,314
130,240

481,439
540,906
573,158

5,725
5,626
5,506

689,111
695,007
671,791

2,844
2,648
2,397

52.6
50.2
48.6

58.8
56.2
53.9

1995
1996
1997
1998

1,301,472
1,313,818
1,164,680
1,138,101

0
0
0
2,399

123,711
116,988
106,882
96,683

542,097
537,574
449,970
419,923

5,048
5,011
4,214
4,213

628,380
652,129
601,755
612,838

2,236
2,116
1,859
2,045

48.3
49.6
51.7
54.0

53.6
54.8
57.2
59.3

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,167,664
1,265,214
1,414,598
1,609,612
1,823,199
2,053,014

3,045
5,465
11,261
41,992
172,000
321,756

102,316
133,996
168,191
228,212
371,059
550,498

417,248
429,594
467,094
533,145
543,097
577,102

4,021
3,805
3,558
4,058
4,670
6,385

639,248
690,481
762,615
800,153
730,333
595,262

1,786
1,873
1,879
2,052
2,040
2,011

54.9
54.8
54.3
51.0
44.2
34.4

60.4
61.6
62.0
60.0
57.3
50.7

29,103
29,648
30,089
30,422
28,091
25,097

37
29
19
19
45
34

72.8
74.3
75.0
74.2
71.1
67.0

75.1
76.8
77.6
77.2
74.4
70.9

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

40,055
39,996
40,238
41,325
40,760
39,695

58
76
101
351
1,272
2,252

1,173
1,257
1,344
1,537
1,646
1,984

9,667
8,975
8,672
8,977
9,681
10,297

17
11
13
19
25
31

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 58.
Outcomes at all adjudicative levels, by year of application, 1992–2004—Continued
Medical decisions

Year

Total

Pending
final
decision

Denials
Technical
denials a

Allowances

Subsequent
Medical nonmedical d

Awards

Subsequent
denials e

Award
rate b
(percent)

Allowance
rate c
(percent)

39,618
41,385
40,553
43,436
42,085
38,559

35
38
36
32
28
29

69.1
70.0
69.2
66.9
63.5
59.5

70.3
71.1
70.4
68.1
64.8
61.3

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

57,336
59,186
58,700
65,284
67,324
66,697

42
67
99
373
1,014
1,838

851
848
944
1,067
1,327
1,893

16,759
16,824
17,038
20,338
22,835
24,352

31
24
30
38
35
26

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data for the initial and reconsideration levels are current through June 2005. Data for the hearing level or above are current
through July 2005.
Because a number of applications remain pending for more recent years, the award and allowance rates will change over time. Cases
can be pending at the initial or appellate levels and can include either medical or technical issues.
Data include decisions for Social Security–only applications and applications for both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
(SSI); they do not include SSI-only applications.
Data from 1992 to 1998 are available for disabled workers only.
a. Applications were denied for nonmedical reasons; therefore no decision was made on severity of impairment.
b. Rate determined by dividing awards by all applications minus pending claims for that year.
c. Rate determined by dividing medical allowances by all medical decisions for that year.
d. Applications were denied for nonmedical reasons after a decision was made that the applicant did not meet the medical severity
criteria for disability benefits.
e. Applications were denied for nonmedical reasons after a decision was made that the applicant met the medical severity criteria for
disability benefits.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 59.
Medical decisions at the initial adjudicative level, by year of application and program, 1992–2004
Decisions on applications
for Social Security only

All decisions

Year

Total

Allowances

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total

Allowances

Decisions on applications
for both Social Security and SSI

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total Allowances

Allowance
rate a,b
(percent)

All disabled beneficiaries
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,160,654
1,228,203
1,342,880
1,484,932
1,555,430
1,600,650

459,999
501,946
560,106
576,919
579,262
580,287

39.6
40.9
41.7
38.9
37.2
36.3

649,845
688,188
742,838
794,973
794,442
782,222

313,676
340,331
379,872
386,247
378,526
370,287

48.3
49.5
51.1
48.6
47.6
47.3

510,809
540,015
600,042
689,959
760,988
818,428

146,323
161,615
180,234
190,672
200,736
210,000

28.6
29.9
30.0
27.6
26.4
25.7

Workers
1992
1993
1994

1,179,119
1,244,187
1,252,852

436,715
421,560
390,785

37.0
33.9
31.2

558,741
571,464
591,408

248,385
240,839
233,059

44.5
42.1
39.4

620,378
672,723
661,444

188,330
180,721
157,726

30.4
26.9
23.8

1995
1996
1997
1998

1,177,761
1,196,830
1,057,798
1,041,363

367,293
384,167
357,880
374,376

31.2
32.1
33.8
36.0

569,963
593,992
551,895
550,774

223,457
237,474
228,793
238,989

39.2
40.0
41.5
43.4

607,798
602,838
505,903
490,589

143,836
146,693
129,087
135,387

23.7
24.3
25.5
27.6

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,065,291
1,131,129
1,246,235
1,380,941
1,450,350
1,498,219

397,335
436,605
494,907
508,659
513,128
518,295

37.3
38.6
39.7
36.8
35.4
34.6

578,748
615,367
670,543
718,487
720,567
715,182

259,910
284,388
324,189
327,949
322,658
319,545

44.9
46.2
48.3
45.6
44.8
44.7

486,543
515,762
575,692
662,454
729,783
783,037

137,425
152,217
170,718
180,710
190,470
198,750

28.2
29.5
29.7
27.3
26.1
25.4

71.9
73.6
74.2
73.4
73.1
73.7

9,280
8,858
8,610
8,718
9,426
10,600

3,642
3,784
3,784
3,773
3,694
4,075

39.2
42.7
43.9
43.3
39.2
38.4

78.3
79.1
79.1
78.1
77.3
77.0

14,986
15,395
15,740
18,787
21,779
24,791

5,256
5,614
5,732
6,189
6,572
7,175

35.1
36.5
36.4
32.9
30.2
28.9

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

38,881
38,737
38,894
39,785
39,109
37,685

24,933
25,781
26,242
26,588
25,385
24,050

64.1
66.6
67.5
66.8
64.9
63.8

29,601
29,879
30,284
31,067
29,683
27,085

21,291
21,997
22,458
22,815
21,691
19,975

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

56,482
58,337
57,751
64,206
65,971
64,746

37,731
39,560
38,957
41,672
40,749
37,942

66.8
67.8
67.5
64.9
61.8
58.6

41,496
42,942
42,011
45,419
44,192
39,955

32,475
33,946
33,225
35,483
34,177
30,767

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are current through June 2005.
Because a number of applications remain pending for more recent years, the allowance rate will change over time.
Applications with a medical decision may be pending a final nonmedical decision or be subsequently denied for nonmedical reasons.
Data from 1992 to 1998 are available for disabled workers only.
SSI = Supplemental Security Income.
a. Rate determined by dividing medical allowances by all medical decisions for that year.
b. Rate for the Social Security portion only.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 60.
Medical decisions at the reconsideration level, by year of application and program,
1992–2004
Decisions on applications
for Social Security only

All decisions

Year

Total

Allowances

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total

Allowances

Decisions on applications
for both Social Security and SSI

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total Allowances

Allowance
rate a,b
(percent)

All disabled beneficiaries
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

398,181
408,520
435,135
502,507
532,676
452,642

61,143
58,590
58,417
60,482
59,727
43,283

15.4
14.3
13.4
12.0
11.2
9.6

210,354
215,437
222,255
250,049
251,825
205,719

34,724
33,233
32,590
32,881
31,705
22,701

16.5
15.4
14.7
13.1
12.6
11.0

187,827
193,083
212,880
252,458
280,851
246,923

26,419
25,357
25,827
27,601
28,022
20,582

14.1
13.1
12.1
10.9
10.0
8.3

Workers
1992
1993
1994

419,798
469,151
489,731

53,881
58,275
62,757

12.8
12.4
12.8

190,594
206,606
226,013

25,352
27,306
31,468

13.3
13.2
13.9

229,204
262,545
263,718

28,529
30,969
31,289

12.4
11.8
11.9

1995
1996
1997
1998

458,036
464,582
403,211
384,977

60,584
65,466
59,978
61,742

13.2
14.1
14.9
16.0

218,950
226,333
206,134
199,272

31,563
33,596
33,373
34,043

14.4
14.8
16.2
17.1

239,086
238,249
197,077
185,705

29,021
31,870
26,605
27,699

12.1
13.4
13.5
14.9

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

385,406
397,025
423,960
490,064
519,936
442,867

57,808
55,762
55,822
57,961
57,594
42,017

15.0
14.0
13.2
11.8
11.1
9.5

203,693
209,140
216,158
243,485
246,009
201,648

33,192
31,946
31,420
31,809
30,792
22,171

16.3
15.3
14.5
13.1
12.5
11.0

181,713
187,885
207,802
246,579
273,927
241,219

24,616
23,816
24,402
26,152
26,802
19,846

13.5
12.7
11.7
10.6
9.8
8.2

22.3
19.1
19.2
16.6
16.2
13.6

3,000
2,499
2,333
2,401
2,803
2,297

1,066
836
858
768
586
350

35.5
33.5
36.8
32.0
20.9
15.2

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

7,108
6,353
6,192
6,415
6,452
4,769

1,983
1,574
1,599
1,435
1,178
685

27.9
24.8
25.8
22.4
18.3
14.4

4,108
3,854
3,859
4,014
3,649
2,472

917
738
741
667
592
335

(Continued)

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 60.
Medical decisions at the reconsideration level, by year of application and program,
1992–2004—Continued
Decisions on applications
for Social Security only

All decisions

Year

Total

Allowances

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total

Allowances

Decisions on applications
for both Social Security and SSI

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total Allowances

Allowance
rate a,b
(percent)

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

5,667
5,142
4,983
6,028
6,288
5,006

1,352
1,254
996
1,086
955
581

23.9
24.4
20.0
18.0
15.2
11.6

2,553
2,443
2,238
2,550
2,167
1,599

615
549
429
405
321
195

24.1
22.5
19.2
15.9
14.8
12.2

3,114
2,699
2,745
3,478
4,121
3,407

737
705
567
681
634
386

23.7
26.1
20.7
19.6
15.4
11.3

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are current through June 2005.
Because a number of applications remain pending for more recent years, the allowance rate will change over time.
Applications with a medical decision may be pending a final nonmedical decision or be subsequently denied for nonmedical reasons.
A revised process was introduced on October 1, 1999, in 10 states, under which initial denials could be appealed directly to the hearing
level without a reconsideration.
Data from 1992 to 1998 are available for disabled workers only.
SSI = Supplemental Security Income.
a. Rate determined by dividing medical allowances by all medical decisions for that year.
b. Rate for the Social Security portion only.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 61.
Medical decisions at the hearing level or above, by year of application and program,
1992–2004
Decisions on applications
for Social Security only

All decisions

Year

Total

Allowances

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total

Allowances

Decisions on applications
for both Social Security and SSI

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total Allowances

Allowance
rate a,b
(percent)

All disabled beneficiaries
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

260,693
282,310
300,747
324,727
215,931
45,435

188,685
202,917
216,668
238,713
163,633
37,422

72.4
71.9
72.0
73.5
75.8
82.4

142,698
153,119
158,710
170,201
113,243
25,986

111,850
119,387
124,765
136,992
93,557
23,013

78.4
78.0
78.6
80.5
82.6
88.6

117,995
129,191
142,037
154,526
102,688
19,449

76,835
83,530
91,903
101,721
70,076
14,409

65.1
64.7
64.7
65.8
68.2
74.1

Workers
1992
1993
1994

275,863
310,655
323,607

201,359
217,816
220,645

73.0
70.1
68.2

131,624
143,997
156,458

105,371
112,593
119,338

80.1
78.2
76.3

144,239
166,658
167,149

95,988
105,223
101,307

66.5
63.1
60.6

1995
1996
1997
1998

301,917
306,245
267,274
249,106

202,739
204,612
185,756
178,765

67.2
66.8
69.5
71.8

150,882
157,790
141,007
133,808

113,781
116,256
107,310
104,596

75.4
73.7
76.1
78.2

151,035
148,455
126,267
115,298

88,958
88,356
78,446
74,169

58.9
59.5
62.1
64.3

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

256,657
278,054
296,558
320,311
213,209
44,869

185,891
199,986
213,765
235,585
161,651
36,961

72.4
71.9
72.1
73.5
75.8
82.4

139,632
149,888
155,504
166,832
111,328
25,599

109,669
117,099
122,479
134,509
92,114
22,687

78.5
78.1
78.8
80.6
82.7
88.6

117,025
128,166
141,054
153,479
101,881
19,270

76,222
82,887
91,286
101,076
69,537
14,274

65.1
64.7
64.7
65.9
68.3
74.1

77.2
77.6
78.9
81.0
81.1
88.4

667
691
606
638
540
135

484
506
456
476
417
114

72.6
73.2
75.2
74.6
77.2
84.4

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

2,920
3,030
2,901
3,037
1,965
454

2,224
2,322
2,267
2,418
1,573
396

76.2
76.6
78.1
79.6
80.1
87.2

2,253
2,339
2,295
2,399
1,425
319

1,740
1,816
1,811
1,942
1,156
282

(Continued)

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 61.
Medical decisions at the hearing level or above, by year of application and program,
1992–2004—Continued
Decisions on applications
for Social Security only

All decisions

Year

Total

Allowances

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total

Allowances

Decisions on applications
for both Social Security and SSI

Allowance
rate a
(percent)

Total Allowances

Allowance
rate a,b
(percent)

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,116
1,226
1,288
1,379
757
112

570
609
636
710
409
65

51.1
49.7
49.4
51.5
54.0
58.0

813
892
911
970
490
68

441
472
475
541
287
44

54.2
52.9
52.1
55.8
58.6
64.7

303
334
377
409
267
44

129
137
161
169
122
21

42.6
41.0
42.7
41.3
45.7
47.7

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are current through July 2005.
Because a number of applications remain pending for more recent years, the allowance rate will change over time.
Applications with a medical decision may be pending a final nonmedical decision or be subsequently denied for nonmedical reasons.
A revised process was introduced on October 1, 1999, in 10 states, under which initial denials could be appealed directly to the hearing
level without a reconsideration.
Data from 1992 to 1998 are available for disabled workers only.
SSI = Supplemental Security Income.
a. Rate determined by dividing medical allowances by all medical decisions for that year.
b. Rate for the Social Security portion only.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 62.
Percentage distribution of final medical allowances, by year of application and reason for allowance,
1992–2004
Total
Year

Number

Percent

Meets level of
severity of listings

Equals level of
severity of listings

Medical and vocational
factors considered

Other

a

All disabled beneficiaries
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

707,969
761,514
833,257
874,011
800,509
658,918

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

33.0
31.3
30.2
29.3
31.3
37.1

5.9
6.2
6.1
5.5
5.9
6.9

27.0
29.4
30.3
31.0
35.9
43.6

34.0
33.1
33.3
34.2
26.9
12.3

Workers
1992
1993
1994

689,111
695,007
671,791

100.0
100.0
100.0

34.3
34.3
34.5

11.1
8.7
6.9

24.3
23.6
25.6

30.3
33.4
32.9

1995
1996
1997
1998

628,380
652,129
601,755
612,838

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

34.5
34.2
35.0
35.5

6.7
7.0
7.6
6.6

26.8
27.4
26.4
27.0

31.9
31.5
31.0
30.9

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

639,248
690,481
762,615
800,153
730,333
595,262

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

33.7
31.9
30.8
29.8
32.0
38.3

6.3
6.6
6.4
5.8
6.2
7.4

28.3
30.9
31.7
32.4
37.8
46.4

31.7
30.7
31.1
32.0
24.0
7.9

2.5
2.5
2.6
2.1
2.4
2.2

24.6
26.3
27.0
26.7
27.8
30.1

58.0
58.4
58.0
59.7
58.4
56.0

3.2
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8
3.2

7.4
7.3
8.0
7.7
8.6
9.5

53.5
54.7
56.0
57.6
55.7
52.6

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

29,103
29,648
30,089
30,422
28,091
25,097

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

14.9
12.8
12.3
11.5
11.5
11.8

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

39,618
41,385
40,553
43,436
42,085
38,559

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

35.9
35.0
33.0
31.8
32.8
34.7

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data for the initial and reconsideration levels are current through June 2005. Data for the hearing level or above are current
through July 2005.
Because a number of applications remain pending for more recent years, the numbers and percentages will change over time.
Applications with a medical decision may be pending a final nonmedical decision or be subsequently denied for nonmedical reasons.
Data include decisions for Social Security–only applications and applications for both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
(SSI); they do not include SSI-only claims.
Data from 1992 to 1998 are available for disabled workers only.
a. Includes applications for which the disability was previously established and those for which the basis for the determination is not
available. The majority of applications for which the basis of determination is not available are cases allowed at or above the hearing
level.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 63.
Percentage distribution of final medical denials, by year of application and reason for denial, 1992–2004
Total
Year

Number

Percent

Impairment did not or
is not expected to
last 12 months

Impairment
is not severe

Able to do
usual past work

Able to do
other type of work

Other

a

All disabled beneficiaries
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

447,743
459,233
496,405
566,575
580,343
618,193

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.3
10.1
9.3
8.6
7.8
7.3

17.8
17.2
16.7
17.2
17.7
17.7

28.3
28.3
28.0
28.1
27.9
27.8

30.8
30.4
31.0
31.0
30.9
30.9

12.8
14.0
14.9
15.1
15.7
16.4

Workers
1992
1993
1994

487,164
546,532
578,664

100.0
100.0
100.0

10.7
10.4
10.2

22.9
22.7
21.5

28.4
27.6
25.9

29.6
29.8
28.8

8.4
9.5
13.6

1995
1996
1997
1998

547,145
542,585
454,184
424,136

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.6
10.2
10.6
10.8

20.8
19.6
18.5
18.3

25.4
24.7
25.7
27.8

29.4
30.6
30.5
30.8

13.8
14.8
14.7
12.2

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

421,269
433,399
470,652
537,203
547,767
583,487

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.7
10.5
9.6
8.9
8.1
7.5

17.4
16.7
16.4
16.9
17.4
17.4

29.3
29.3
29.0
29.1
29.0
28.8

30.1
29.7
30.4
30.2
30.0
30.1

12.5
13.7
14.6
14.9
15.5
16.1

31.8
31.4
31.2
32.4
32.9
32.6

22.7
22.4
22.9
23.6
23.7
24.4

10.8
12.0
13.7
13.1
13.3
14.3

0.7
0.7
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.5

53.3
51.9
52.9
53.5
53.7
52.3

20.2
21.7
22.3
21.8
21.9
23.5

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

9,684
8,986
8,685
8,996
9,706
10,328

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.6
5.3
4.7
4.8
4.3
3.9

29.1
29.0
27.6
26.2
25.8
24.9

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

16,790
16,848
17,068
20,376
22,870
24,378

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.1
2.9
2.5
2.3
2.0
2.1

22.7
22.9
21.3
21.6
21.7
21.6

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data for the initial and reconsideration levels are current through June 2005. Data for the hearing level or above are current
through July 2005.
Because a number of applications remain pending for more recent years, the numbers and percentages will change over time.
Applications with a medical decision may be pending a final nonmedical decision or be subsequently denied for nonmedical reasons.
Data include decisions for Social Security–only applications and applications for both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
(SSI); they do not include SSI-only claims.
Data from 1992 to 1998 are available for disabled workers only.
a. Applicant has an impairment resulting from drug addiction or alcoholism, provided insufficient medical evidence, failed to cooperate,
failed to follow prescribed treatment, did not want to continue development of the claim, or returned to substantial work before disability
could be established. Also includes cases denied at or above the hearing level for which the basis of determination is not available.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

142 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Beneficiaries
Receiving Social Security,
SSI, or Both

Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Chart 12.
Social Security and SSI beneficiaries aged 18–64 receiving benefits on the basis of disability,
December 2005
In December 2005, nearly 10.1 million people aged 18–64 received benefits on the basis of disability. Nearly
60 percent (6.0 million) received benefits from the Social Security program only, 29 percent (2.9 million) received
benefits from the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) only, and 12 percent (1.2 million) received benefits
from both programs.

Social Security
only
6.0 million

Concurrent
1.2 million

SSI only
2.9 million

Total 10.1 million
SOURCE: Table 64.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005 ♦ 145

Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 64.
Number aged 18–64, by program, December 1996–2005
Social Security only
Year

Total

Total

Both Social Security and SSI

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Total

SSI only

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Number
1996
1997
1998
1999

7,689,664
7,811,748
8,086,259
8,399,309

4,122,152
4,250,155
4,440,264
4,703,774

-----

-----

-----

2,559,750
2,550,105
2,618,615
2,650,586

1,007,762
1,011,488
1,027,380
1,044,949

-----

-----

-----

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

8,599,465
8,791,338
9,106,014
9,445,573
9,773,201
10,081,625

4,850,835
4,979,844
5,228,262
5,492,325
5,756,093
5,998,755

-4,495,477
4,738,246
4,997,137
5,257,314
5,491,980

-87,833
87,900
87,203
89,874
86,422

-396,534
402,116
407,985
408,905
420,353

2,690,446
2,732,020
2,768,782
2,811,647
2,850,815
2,880,931

1,058,184
1,079,474
1,108,970
1,141,601
1,166,293
1,201,939

-772,562
801,351
833,269
858,850
893,437

-35,222
34,671
34,101
33,072
32,302

-271,690
272,948
274,231
274,371
276,200

Total monthly benefits

a

(millions of dollars)

1996
1997
1998
1999

4,887
5,106
5,379
5,680

3,072
3,245
3,444
3,691

-----

-----

-----

1,222
1,257
1,313
1,346

584
604
622
643

-----

-----

-----

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

6,058
6,542
6,920
7,416
7,980
8,604

3,975
4,299
4,629
5,024
5,464
5,974

-3,976
4,294
4,674
5,096
5,584

-65
67
69
72
75

-258
268
281
296
315

1,408
1,491
1,544
1,603
1,686
1,724

675
719
747
790
829
906

-530
554
592
626
696

-22
22
22
22
22

-167
171
176
180
187

Average monthly benefit

b

(dollars)

1996
1997
1998
1999

624.80
637.80
649.90
662.50

744.60
762.80
775.00
784.10

-----

-----

-----

456.00
458.10
467.90
477.60

546.90
557.10
564.30
576.70

-----

-----

-----

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

689.30
722.84
744.40
768.50
796.80
832.80

818.80
862.60
884.60
914.10
947.80
993.70

-883.70
905.40
934.80
967.80
1,014.50

-744.80
764.40
790.80
804.80
863.10

-650.00
666.00
687.30
722.50
748.10

489.00
506.80
522.50
533.50
545.90
558.20

594.90
615.20
625.20
638.20
655.20
675.90

-618.40
626.90
639.90
657.10
677.70

-595.10
608.30
620.90
639.10
659.90

-608.70
622.20
635.10
651.40
672.30

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file and Supplemental
Security Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or
both. Social Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this
table.
-- = not available.
a. Includes retroactive SSI payments.
b. Excludes retroactive payments for both programs.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

146 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 65.
Number aged 18–64 receiving Social Security benefits, by state or other area, December 2005
Workers

State or area
All areas

Total

Widow(er)s

Average
Number SSI benefit a
with SSI
(dollars)

Total

Adult children

Average
Number SSI benefit a
with SSI
(dollars)

Total

Average
Number SSI benefit a
with SSI
(dollars)

6,385,417

893,437

192.98

118,724

32,302

198.90

696,553

276,200

247.10

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

166,483
9,468
119,677
101,876
540,128

23,809
1,498
12,176
13,923
147,448

156.82
166.91
170.60
159.29
289.74

3,570
156
1,646
2,016
9,056

1,144
35
332
628
3,797

172.00
164.06
192.12
172.16
308.43

15,978
737
8,641
8,633
59,834

8,186
302
3,144
4,309
37,727

222.86
232.71
222.99
229.97
368.08

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

71,024
63,483
20,331
9,586
387,260

9,027
6,647
1,936
1,749
44,616

159.21
162.58
168.72
187.91
162.20

909
805
218
182
5,820

177
248
38
64
1,447

196.81
197.21
163.78
195.08
177.00

5,457
8,397
1,722
1,219
32,346

2,117
2,125
572
427
12,640

214.28
226.22
198.53
259.94
219.32

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

191,862
18,145
28,690
217,327
139,114

24,827
2,037
4,093
25,029
16,372

152.41
215.00
173.66
179.92
176.76

3,909
323
414
4,136
2,302

1,327
81
73
953
407

172.95
198.83
203.53
183.05
171.74

18,993
2,071
2,459
29,319
15,538

9,074
963
1,001
7,638
3,958

209.82
363.92
212.81
224.16
211.93

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

58,254
52,418
157,015
106,551
45,398

8,498
6,929
24,437
15,181
6,530

177.91
167.62
166.47
167.80
163.22

752
731
4,427
3,821
597

180
162
1,369
1,086
161

173.96
181.48
190.95
173.50
146.32

7,564
5,508
14,968
16,165
4,060

2,352
1,882
7,494
7,335
1,910

205.64
207.57
235.41
238.40
217.74

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

88,897
149,491
234,515
88,176
104,565

10,083
26,494
30,378
10,966
15,625

168.17
191.24
182.69
169.88
156.02

1,387
1,918
4,450
835
2,599

321
717
958
191
960

169.27
241.75
181.57
184.05
175.15

9,891
16,207
30,482
10,211
11,112

3,127
6,669
11,421
3,089
6,062

200.96
248.05
213.31
206.90
239.78

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

157,844
20,046
32,145
44,079
32,435

19,893
2,628
4,412
4,199
2,950

170.36
167.81
167.16
160.95
163.76

2,718
316
381
598
281

708
86
71
79
42

183.33
177.61
200.42
200.10
125.21

14,905
1,982
3,720
2,501
2,585

5,656
838
1,332
785
821

221.30
205.39
213.31
209.21
210.59

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

150,202
44,367
395,098
244,300
10,742

16,776
6,806
61,930
28,547
1,421

175.96
170.88
216.67
159.00
165.65

2,061
822
7,049
3,725
142

515
243
2,426
1,186
39

201.85
179.86
223.34
173.34
195.24

18,106
4,104
50,930
21,436
1,685

5,428
2,052
23,835
9,567
619

221.98
233.21
283.70
212.05
203.22

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

237,182
88,880
73,661
286,887
28,314

33,876
11,205
10,020
36,031
4,974

184.03
174.04
165.18
183.41
183.08

5,546
1,816
1,126
5,744
339

1,227
489
212
1,417
111

183.12
176.12
183.86
181.52
203.60

31,661
8,529
6,741
34,886
2,791

9,112
3,312
2,354
12,357
1,317

218.67
219.45
205.65
231.39
246.04
(Continued)

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 65.
Number aged 18–64 receiving Social Security benefits, by state or other area, December 2005—Continued
Workers

Total

State or area

Widow(er)s

Average
Number SSI benefit a
with SSI
(dollars)

Total

Adult children

Average
Number SSI benefit a
with SSI
(dollars)

Total

Average
Number SSI benefit a
with SSI
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

128,180
14,112
178,096
375,539
29,158

13,346
2,015
22,854
52,424
3,467

161.90
172.67
164.91
166.40
175.72

2,400
182
3,953
8,620
346

773
62
1,242
2,347
61

176.79
203.87
185.06
172.04
194.90

12,299
1,764
17,118
39,395
3,201

5,497
786
7,869
16,185
944

208.99
208.45
219.03
225.94
217.12

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

15,536
162,506
120,697
77,906
108,264
9,412

2,778
17,996
16,191
9,575
15,427
1,176

186.09
164.58
169.48
167.47
169.80
169.87

219
3,056
1,736
2,534
1,252
104

75
780
334
576
308
19

189.47
168.27
178.63
174.32
179.84
191.83

1,709
15,798
11,235
8,984
14,193
808

922
6,312
3,621
3,940
4,871
261

228.49
214.68
210.06
229.80
196.89
194.24

150,095

212

156.42

4,679

18

198.33

25,975

83

270.75

Outlying areas

b

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data, and
Supplemental Security Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or
both. Social Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this
table.
a. Excludes retroactive payments.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

148 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 66.
Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population aged 18–64, by state,
December 2005
Beneficiaries
Resident population a

Number

Percentage of
resident population

186,150,307

9,900,578

5.3

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

2,864,322
431,311
3,600,675
1,719,082
22,561,711

253,441
15,400
171,693
147,356
1,009,478

8.8
3.6
4.8
8.6
4.5

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

3,019,556
2,201,141
535,431
370,476
10,728,827

100,826
96,775
27,791
21,299
568,127

3.3
4.4
5.2
5.7
5.3

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

5,839,432
800,804
890,999
7,992,258
3,891,620

297,430
30,069
41,420
373,654
201,838

5.1
3.8
4.6
4.7
5.2

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,860,313
1,713,397
2,667,481
2,844,396
851,505

84,976
75,355
262,537
195,052
64,697

4.6
4.4
9.8
6.9
7.6

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

3,552,867
4,087,881
6,338,092
3,279,980
1,814,151

141,861
239,167
374,962
130,912
167,037

4.0
5.9
5.9
4.0
9.2

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

3,648,907
601,842
1,093,608
1,520,491
843,684

227,413
29,222
45,447
60,483
41,815

6.2
4.9
4.2
4.0
5.0

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

5,426,768
1,204,000
12,193,682
5,488,103
406,509

227,005
71,048
700,358
344,095
15,656

4.2
5.9
5.7
6.3
3.9

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

7,175,500
2,225,580
2,321,206
7,720,030
681,060

401,648
134,644
108,618
476,444
43,923

5.6
6.0
4.7
6.2
6.4

State
United States

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 66.
Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population aged 18–64, by state,
December 2005—Continued
Beneficiaries
State
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Resident population a

Number

Percentage of
resident population

2,692,901
477,133
3,822,486
14,261,838
1,511,008

185,386
20,813
270,117
606,414
42,897

6.9
4.4
7.1
4.3
2.8

408,449
4,877,794
4,082,520
1,155,991
3,518,573
332,936

22,676
236,107
188,187
131,226
162,826
12,957

5.6
4.8
4.6
11.4
4.6
3.9

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data, and
Supplemental Security Record file, 100 percent data; U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 estimates of resident population.
NOTES: Data exclude United States territories and other areas.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or both. Social
Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this table.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2005, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 67.
Distribution of beneficiaries aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2005
Social Security only
Diagnostic group

Total

Workers Widow(er)s

Both Social Security and SSI
Adult
children

SSI only

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

893,437

32,302

276,200

Number
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

10,081,625

5,491,980

86,422

420,353 2,880,931

39,160

8,560

118

5,286

19,543

2,302

42

3,309

363,174
161,332
359,428

209,553
93,230
247,167

7,282
702
2,054

1,458
1,502
6,197

103,054
46,554
70,720

37,275
17,713
29,355

3,311
335
562

1,241
1,296
3,373

1,283,634
3,025,120
217,362

198,259
1,480,259
168,226

3,793
20,963
1,726

199,257
619,406
63,531 1,040,312
1,089
32,672

120,203
363,642
12,589

3,906
7,744
371

138,810
48,669
689

29,767
743,322
128,501
139,524

13,088
550,980
89,062
95,388

135
8,817
967
772

965
2,130
366
986

11,540
131,508
27,169
29,448

3,009
45,885
10,421
11,856

56
2,773
278
242

974
1,229
238
832

1,920,144

1,479,266

24,014

2,834

274,135

131,388

6,219

2,288

911,903
263,839
20,108
21,709
453,598

546,290
174,347
13,555
11,801
112,949

6,038
4,647
176
106
4,112

42,481
501
150
698
90,922

222,556
61,578
4,223
7,316
179,197

66,513
20,809
1,841
1,230
17,406

1,690
1,482
52
16
3,223

26,335
475
111
542
45,789
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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 67.
Distribution of beneficiaries aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2005—Continued
s

Social Security only
Diagnostic group

Total

Workers Widow(er)s

Both Social Security and SSI
Adult
children

SSI only

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Percent
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

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.4

0.2

0.1

1.3

0.7

0.3

0.1

1.2

3.6
1.6
3.6

3.8
1.7
4.5

8.4
0.8
2.4

0.3
0.4
1.5

3.6
1.6
2.5

4.2
2.0
3.3

10.3
1.0
1.7

0.4
0.5
1.2

12.7
30.0
2.2

3.6
27.0
3.1

4.4
24.3
2.0

47.4
15.1
0.3

21.5
36.1
1.1

13.5
40.7
1.4

12.1
24.0
1.1

50.3
17.6
0.2

0.3
7.4
1.3
1.4

0.2
10.0
1.6
1.7

0.2
10.2
1.1
0.9

0.2
0.5
0.1
0.2

0.4
4.6
0.9
1.0

0.3
5.1
1.2
1.3

0.2
8.6
0.9
0.7

0.4
0.4
0.1
0.3

19.0

26.9

27.8

0.7

9.5

14.7

19.3

0.8

9.0
2.6
0.2
0.2
4.5

9.9
3.2
0.2
0.2
2.1

7.0
5.4
0.2
0.1
4.8

10.1
0.1
a
0.2
21.6

7.7
2.1
0.1
0.3
6.2

7.4
2.3
0.2
0.1
1.9

5.2
4.6
0.2
a
10.0

9.5
0.2
a
0.2
16.6

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data, and
Supplemental Security Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or
both. Social Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this
table.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
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Appendix and Glossary

Appendix:
Sampling Variability
Estimates based on sample data may differ from the
figures that would have been obtained had all, rather
than specified samples, of the records been used.
These differences are termed sampling variability. The
standard error is a measure of the sampling variability.
About 68 percent of all possible probability samples
selected with the same specifications will give estimates within one standard error of the figure obtained
from a compilation of all records. Similarly, approximately 90 percent will give estimates within 1.645 standard errors, about 95 percent will give estimates within
two standard errors, and about 99 percent will give estimates within two and one-half standard errors. The
standard error of an estimate depends on the design
elements such as the method of sampling, sample
size, and the estimation process.
Because of the large number of data cells tabulated from the sample files, it is not practical to calculate the standard error for every possible cell. However,
standard errors for a large number of cells were estimated. These estimates were used to fit regression
curves to provide estimates of approximate standard
errors associated with tabulated counts and proportions.

Table A-1.
Approximations of standard errors of estimated
number of persons
Size of estimate (inflated)

Standard error

1 percent file
500

250

1,000

300

2,500

500

5,000

800

7,500

900

10,000

1,100

25,000

1,700

50,000

2,400

75,000

3,000

100,000

3,400

250,000

5,400

500,000

7,800

750,000

9,600

1,000,000

11,100

5,000,000

25,800

10,000,000

36,900

25,000,000

57,700

50,000,000

76,100

75,000,000

The tables showing the sampling variability provide
a general order of magnitude for similar estimates from
the various sample files. Table A-1 presents approximate standard errors for the estimated number of persons from the 1 percent and the 10 percent files. The
reliability of an estimated percentage depends on both
the size of the percentage and on the size of the total
on which the percentage is based. Data in Table A-2
provide approximations of the standard errors of the
estimated percentage of persons in the 1 percent and
10 percent files. The standard errors are expressed in
percentage points and the bases shown are in terms of
inflated data.

82,900

10 percent file
100
500

30
70

1,000

100

5,000

225

10,000

300

50,000
100,000

700
1,000

500,000

2,200

1,000,000

3,200

2,000,000

4,300

3,000,000

5,300

5,000,000

6,500

10,000,000

8,500

20,000,000

9,300

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Table A-2.
Approximations of standard errors of estimated
percentage of persons
Size of base
(inflated)

2 or 98

5 or 95

10 or 90

25 or 75

50

1 percent file
1,000

4.7

7.3

10.1

14.5

16.8

10,000

1.5

2.3

3.2

4.6

5.3

50,000

0.7

1.0

1.4

2.1

2.4

100,000

0.5

0.7

1.0

1.5

1.7

500,000

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.7

0.8

1,000,000

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.5

0.5

5,000,000

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.2

10,000,000

a

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.2

50,000,000

a

a

a

0.1

0.1

100,000,000

a

a

a

a

a

10 percent file
500

1.9

3.0

4.1

5.9

6.8

1,000

1.3

2.1

2.9

4.1

4.8

2,500

0.8

1.3

1.8

2.6

3.0

10,000

0.4

0.6

0.9

1.3

1.5

50,000

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.6

0.7

100,000

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.5

500,000

a

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.2

1,000,000

a

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

5,000,000

a

a

a

a

0.1

10,000,000

a

a

a

a

a

50,000,000

a

a

a

a

a

a. Less than 0.05 percent.

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Glossary
administrative law judge (ALJ). An official of the Social Security
Administration's (SSA's) Office of Hearings and Appeals who is specially qualified by
education and experience to hold hearings and make independent decisions regarding eligibility for SSA programs on the basis of all evidence and testimony. ALJs conduct impartial hearings and issue decisions to claimants who have appealed previous
determinations by SSA. See also administrative review process.
administrative review process. The procedures followed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining one's rights under title II and title XVI of the Social Security Act. The administrative review process consists of several steps, which must
usually be requested in the following order within certain time periods: initial determination, reconsideration, decision of the administrative law judge, and a review by
SSA's Appeals Council.
age. In tables showing beneficiaries in current payment status, the age classification is
based on the beneficiary's current age. In tables showing awards, age is the beneficiary's age in the month of award.
allowance. A determination by the Disability Determination Services, an administrative
law judge, or the Appeals Council that an applicant meets the medical definition of disability under the law. See also disability.
allowance rate. The percentage of allowed disability applications in a given time period
calculated as the number of medically allowed applications divided by the total number of applications with a medical decision. At the hearing level, allowance rates are
computed either as a percentage of dispositions (including dismissals) or as a percentage of decisions (excluding dismissals). In this publication, hearing level allowance rates are computed as a percentage of dispositions. An allowance rate provides
a narrower view of the disability program than does an award rate because it excludes
nonmedical determinations from its base.
Appeals Council. The organization within the Social Security Administration's Office of
Hearings and Appeals that makes the final decision in the administrative review process. See also administrative review process.
auxiliary benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a spouse or child of a retired or disabled
worker (dependents benefit) or to a survivor of a deceased worker (survivors benefit).
average. See mean.
average current earnings. Earnings used to determine whether the workers' compensation or public disability benefit offset applies. Average current earnings are defined as
the highest of the following:

The average monthly earnings used to figure a person's Social Security disability
benefit.

The average monthly earnings from any work covered by Social Security that a
person did (including self-employment) during the 5 highest consecutive years
after 1950.

The average monthly earnings from work or self-employment during the year a
person became disabled or in the highest year of earnings that a person had during the 5-year period just before that person became disabled. (Divide the total
year's earnings by 12 to get the average current earnings.)

All earnings covered by Social Security, including amounts above the maximum taxable by Social Security, may be used when figuring average current earnings. See
also workers' compensation and public disability benefit offset.

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average indexed monthly earnings (AIME). The amount of earnings used in determining the primary insurance amount (PIA) for most workers who attain age 62, become
disabled, or die after 1978. A worker's actual past earnings are adjusted by changes in
the average wage index to bring them up to their approximately equivalent value at the
time of eligibility for benefits. If the person attained age 62, became disabled, or died
before 1979, the average monthly wage is used to calculate the PIA. See also primary insurance amount.
average monthly wage (AMW). The dollar amount used in calculating a person's monthly
primary insurance amount (PIA) if that person attained age 62, became disabled, or
died before 1979. The AMW is determined by dividing the total earnings in the "computation years" by the number of months in those same years. If the person attained
age 62, became disabled or died after 1978, average indexed monthly earnings are
used to calculate the PIA. See also primary insurance amount.
average wage index. The average amount of total wages for each year after 1950, including wages in noncovered employment and wages in covered employment in excess of
the Social Security contribution and benefit base. Those average yearly amounts are
used to index the earnings of most workers who first become eligible for benefits in
1979 or later and to make automatic adjustments in the contribution and benefit base,
bend points, earnings test exempt amounts, and other wage-indexed amounts.
award. An administrative determination that an individual is entitled to receive monthly
benefits or a lump-sum death payment. Awards can represent not only new entrants to
the benefit rolls but also persons already on the rolls who become entitled to a different type of benefit. See conversion of benefits.
award rate. The percentage of awarded applications in a given time period calculated as
the number of awarded applications divided by the total number of applications
decided, including technical denials and dismissals. An award rate provides a broader
view of the program than does an allowance rate because an award rate includes as
its base all applications decided.
bend points. The dollar amounts defining the average indexed monthly earnings or primary insurance amount brackets in the benefit formulas. See also average indexed
monthly earnings and primary insurance amount.
beneficiary. A person who is entitled to either Social Security or Supplemental Security
Income benefits. The Social Security benefit may be either in current-payment status
or withheld.
benefits in force. The sum of the number of persons with benefits in current-payment
status and the number of persons with benefits withheld.
benefit termination. See termination.
benefits withheld. See withholding.
blind. Blindness, for Social Security purposes, means either central visual acuity of
20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens, or a limitation in the
fields of vision so that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle of
20 degrees or less (tunnel vision).
child's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to the children of a retired or disabled worker or
of a deceased worker who died either fully or currently insured. Benefits are payable to
unmarried children under age 18 (up to age 19 if attending elementary or secondary
school full time) and to disabled children aged 18 or older who became disabled
before age 22. Under certain circumstances, benefits can be paid to stepchildren,
grandchildren, or adopted children. Benefits for disabled children may be continued if
they marry certain other Social Security beneficiaries.

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closed period award. An administrative determination that an individual is entitled to
receive benefits for a limited period of time. The determination is usually made after
the period of entitlement has ended.
cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The annual increases in benefits, effective for
December, reflecting the increase in the cost of living. The benefit increase equals the
percentage increase in the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical
workers (CPI-W) measured from the average over July, August, and September of the
preceding year to the average for the same 3 months in the current year. If the
increase is less than one-tenth of 1 percent, when rounded, there is no automatic
increase for the current year; the increase for the next year would reflect the increase
in the cost of living over a 2-year period. Also see consumer price index.
concurrent claim. A claim for both Title II (Social Security) and Title XVI (Supplemental
Security Income) benefits.
consumer price index (CPI). A measure of the average change in prices over time for a
fixed group of goods and services; also considered a relative measure of inflation. The
CPI-U is the price index for all urban consumers. The CPI-W is the price index for
urban wage earners and clerical workers. In this report, all references to the CPI refer
to the CPI-W.
continuing disability review (CDR). A periodic review to determine if a disabled individual is still medically eligible to receive benefits.
conversion of benefits. An award of benefits to persons already on the rolls whose benefits in one category are terminated but who become entitled to another type of benefit. Two frequent events causing conversions are the attainment of full retirement age
by a disabled worker or a disabled widow(er) and the death of a retired or disabled
worker. See also award.
covered earnings and employment. All wages and self-employment income creditable
for Social Security purposes. Most employment and self-employment is covered under
the program. In a few situations, the employer elects coverage, for example, religious
orders under a vow of poverty, foreign affiliates of U.S. employers, or state and local
governments. Since July 1991, coverage is mandatory for state and local employees
who are not participating in a public employee retirement system.
current payment. Benefits paid for a given month, with or without deductions (provided
the deductions are less than a full month's benefit). The amounts shown are before
the deduction of Medicare Part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) premiums. Benefits in current payment status at the end of a month are usually payable the following
month.
dependents benefit. See auxiliary benefit.
diagnostic group. Classification of impairments, by body system, that identifies the medical condition(s) on which disability-related benefits are based. Before 1985, the coding
of the primary and secondary diagnoses for Social Security and Supplemental
Security Income claimants was in accordance with the International Classification of
Diseases: 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, 4th ed., using 4-digit ICD-9 codes. In
1985, the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented a revised method to
determine and enter impairment codes in administrative records. This revised
approach provides for a modified impairment coding system, generally using 3 digits
(followed by zero), loosely based on the ICD-9 codes. For research purposes, the
ICD-9 codes and SSA impairment codes are, typically, not identical. However, the
diagnostic groupings shown in the statistical tables closely parallel the major ICD-9
disease classifications. See also Listing of Impairments.

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disability. The inability to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any
medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result
in death or to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. (Special rules
apply for workers aged 55 or older whose disability is based on blindness. The
12-month requirement does not apply to SSI beneficiaries who are blind.)
Individuals are considered to be disabled only if their physical or mental impairment(s)
are of such severity that they are not only unable to do their previous work but
cannot—because of their age, education, or work experience—engage in any other
kind of substantial gainful activity that exists in the national economy, regardless of
whether such work exists in the immediate area in which they live, or whether a
specific job vacancy exists for them, or whether they would be hired if they applied for
work.
The SGA criterion does not apply to children under age 18 in the Supplemental
Security Income program. The standard for them is a medically determinable physical
or mental impairment that results in marked and severe functional limitations.
Disability Determination Services (DDS). The state agency responsible for developing
medical evidence and rendering the initial determination and reconsideration on
whether a claimant is disabled or a beneficiary continues to be disabled within the
meaning of the law.
Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. See trust funds.
disabled adult child. A disabled person aged 18 or older—a son, daughter, or eligible
grandchild of a retired, deceased, or disabled worker—whose disability began before
age 22.
disabled adult child's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a disabled adult child.
disabled widow(er)s benefit. See widow(er)s benefit.
disabled-worker benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a disabled worker who has not
reached full retirement age and who is insured for disability. Before November 1960,
disability benefits were limited to disabled workers aged 50 to 64.
drug addiction and alcoholism (DA&A). Conditions that, if determined a contributing
factor material to the determination of disability, will prevent entitlement to disability
benefits or mandate removal of persons from the program rolls.
dual entitlement. The entitlement of a beneficiary to both a worker (primary) benefit and
a higher secondary benefit. The primary benefit is paid in full, but the secondary benefit is paid only in the amount by which it exceeds the primary benefit. If the two benefits are financed from the same trust fund, the beneficiary is usually represented only
once in the statistics—as a retired-worker or a disabled-worker beneficiary—and the
benefit amount recorded is the larger amount associated with the secondary benefit. If
the benefits are paid from different trust funds, then the beneficiary is represented
twice, with the respective benefit amounts recorded for each type of benefit.
duration. A factor in the determination of disability. To be eligible for benefits, a claimant
must have a disability that has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months or is
expected to end in death. See also sequential evaluation process.
earnings test. The provision requiring the withholding of benefits if nondisabled beneficiaries under full retirement age have earnings in excess of certain exempt amounts.
entitlement. The state of meeting the applicable requirements for receipt of benefits,
including the filing of an application. An entitlement can be retroactive to before the
month of application for benefits and, thus, precede the date of award. The retroactive
period can be 12 months for disabled workers, their spouses and children, and disabled widow(er)s. The maximum retroactive period for other types of beneficiaries is
6 months.
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equals listing. A determination that a medical condition is equal in severity to the criteria
in the Listing of Impairments.
expedited appeals process. This process permits an individual to go directly to a federal
district court after review of the initial determination without first completing the administrative review process, if the only dispute is whether an applicable provision of the
Social Security Act is constitutional. See also administrative review process.
expedited reinstatement of benefits. A provision of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. Effective January 1, 2001, if a person's Social Security or SSI
disability benefits have ended because of earnings from work and he or she becomes
unable to work again within 60 months because of his or her impairment, he or she
would be able to request reinstatement of benefits, including Medicare and Medicaid,
without filing a new application.
extended period of eligibility (EPE). The 36-month period after the completion of a trial
work period for beneficiaries who continue to have a disabling condition and work.
Monthly benefits are continued for 3 months after the trial work period and are then
suspended if earnings are above the substantial gainful activity level. If earnings drop
below the substantial gainful activity level during the EPE, monthly benefits may be
resumed without a new application and disability determination. Medicare coverage
continues throughout the EPE. See also trial work period and substantial gainful
activity.
father's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a widower or surviving divorced father if
(1) the deceased worker on whose earnings record the benefit is paid was either fully
or currently insured at the time of her death and (2) an entitled child of the worker is in
his care and is under the age of 16 or disabled.
federal court review. When an individual disagrees with the Social Security Administration's final decision, he or she may request judicial review by filing a civil action in a
federal district court. See also administrative review process.
federally administered Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Federal SSI payments
and state supplementation payments issued by the Social Security Administration on
behalf of states. (This report does not cover state supplementation payments that are
state administered.)
full retirement age (FRA). The age at which a person may first become entitled to unreduced retirement benefits. Beginning in 2000, the FRA for a worker or spouse born in
1938 or later, or a widow(er) born in 1940 or later, will gradually increase from age 65
until it reaches age 67 in 2022. The higher FRA affects the benefit amount of persons
who choose to receive reduced benefits. Also known as the normal retirement
age (NRA).
government pension offset (GPO). A law that affects spouse's or widow(er)s benefits.
Benefits are subject to reduction by any government pensions payable to the spouse
on the basis of his or her own earnings in noncovered employment. The offset
reduces the Social Security benefit amount by two-thirds of the amount of the government pension.
hearing. The level following reconsideration in the administrative review process. The
hearing is a de novo procedure at which the claimant, the claimant's representative, or
both may appear in person, submit new evidence, examine the evidence used in making the determination under review, give testimony, and present and question witnesses. The hearing is on the record but is informal and nonadversarial.
Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund. See trust funds.
husband's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a husband or a divorced husband
(aged 62 or older) of a retired or disabled worker. Also see spouse's benefit.

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impairment-related work expense (IRWE). The costs of items or services that a disabled person needs to work. The expenses, when paid by the beneficiary, are
deducted from his or her gross earnings when determining if the work is considered
substantial gainful activity.
initial determination. The first decision made in determining eligibility for, and entitlement
to, benefits. A Social Security field office employee makes the decision on nonmedical
factors such as insured status, substantial gainful activity, income, and resources. If
the nonmedical factors are met, a state Disability Determination Services employee
makes the decision on the medical factors. See also administrative review process.
insured status. The state or condition of having sufficient quarters of coverage to meet
the eligibility requirements for retired-worker or disabled-worker benefits or to permit
the worker's spouse and children or survivors to establish eligibility for benefits in the
event of the beneficiary's disability, retirement, or death. See also quarters of
coverage.
Listing of Impairments. Issued by the Social Security Administration and used to identify
medical conditions for purposes of determining disability. See also diagnostic group.
Master Beneficiary Record (MBR). The MBR contains the data needed to administer the
Social Security benefit program. The MBR contains a record for each person who
(1) is currently entitled to benefits, (2) is no longer receiving benefits but received
them in the past, or (3) filed a claim for benefits but was denied (though the person
may be appealing that decision).
maximum family benefit. The maximum monthly amount that can be paid on a worker's
earnings record. Whenever the total of the individual monthly benefits payable to all
the beneficiaries entitled on one earnings record exceeds the maximum, each dependents or survivors benefit is proportionately reduced to bring the total to within the
maximum. Benefits payable to divorced spouses or surviving divorced spouses are
not reduced under the family maximum provision.
mean. An arithmetic mean is the sum of the observed data divided by the number of
observations. Compare with median.
median. A median is a figure that falls in the exact middle of a ranking of numbers in
ascending or descending order. Compare with mean.
medical listings. The common term for the Listing of Impairments. See also
diagnostic group.
Medicare. A nationwide, federally administered health insurance program that covers the
cost of hospitalization, medical care, and some related services for most people over
the age of 65, for people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for
2 years, and for people with end-stage renal disease. Medicare consists of two separate but coordinated programs—Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance).
Medicare eligibility based on disability. Medicare benefits are available 2 years after
the disabled worker, disabled widow(er), or disabled adult child becomes eligible for
benefits.
meets listing. A physical or mental impairment that meets the criteria in the Listing of
Impairments and is sufficient to establish disability. This determination is made at the
third step in the sequential evaluation process. See also sequential evaluation
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monthly benefit. In this report, "monthly benefit" refers to the monthly benefit
credited (MBC), which is derived as follows:
1. Subtract the Medicare premium from the monthly benefit amount (MBA);
2. Round the result down to the nearest whole dollar; and
3. Add back the Medicare premium to the rounded result from 2 above.
For example, if a monthly benefit amount is $678.20 and the corresponding Medicare
premium is $43.80, then the MBC is $677.80 ($678.20 - $43.80 = $634.40 rounded
down to $634.00 + $43.80 = $677.80).
monthly benefit amount (MBA). The amount payable after reduction, if necessary, for
age, family maximum, and other reasons but before any deduction for Medicare
(Part B) premiums.
mother's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a widow or surviving divorced mother if
(1) the deceased worker on whose earnings record the benefit is paid was either fully
or currently insured at the time of his death and (2) an entitled child of the worker is in
her care and is under age 16 or disabled.
nonsevere impairment. An impairment that does not significantly limit a person's physical or mental ability to perform basic work activities.
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund. See trust funds.
Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI). The programs under the Social
Security Act that pay for (1) monthly benefits to retired workers and their spouses and
children and to survivors of deceased insured workers (OASI) and (2) monthly benefits to disabled workers and their spouses and children and for rehabilitation services
provided to the disabled (DI).
other work. Work that exists in the national economy, other than the work a person has
done previously.
parent's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a dependent parent (aged 62 or older) of a
deceased, fully insured worker.
period of disability. A continuous period of at least 5 months, during which a person is
entitled to disability benefits.
poverty thresholds. The poverty thresholds are a series of income levels, with different
values for family units of different sizes, below which the family units are considered
poor. The thresholds are used mainly for statistical purposes in calculating official poverty population figures. They are issued annually by the U.S. Census Bureau in the
Current Population Reports series. The thresholds are adjusted annually for price
changes using the annual average consumer price index for all urban consumers
(CPI-U).
prevalence. The percentage of a population receiving benefits at a specified time. For
Social Security disability benefits, prevalence is expressed as a percentage of the
population insured for Disability Insurance.
primary insurance amount (PIA). The monthly amount payable to a retired worker who
begins to receive benefits at full retirement age or to a disabled worker who has never
received a retirement benefit reduced for age. This amount, which is derived from the
worker's average monthly wage or average indexed monthly earnings, is also used as
a base for computing all types of benefits payable on the basis of one individual's
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prototype process. A disability redesign model being tested in 10 states that represent
about 20 percent to 25 percent of the national disability claims workload. Implementation of the Prototype Process began on October 1, 1999, in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and in parts of
California and New York (expanded to all of New York in April 2001). This model
includes

use of a single decisionmaker—a new position that gives the disability examiner
authority to determine eligibility without requiring physician input in most cases,

use of a predecision claimant conference,

use of an enhanced decision explanation, and

elimination of the reconsideration step of the appeals process.

provisional benefits. An individual whose prior disability entitlement terminated because
of SGA and who requests expedited reinstatement (EXR) may receive up to 6 months
of cash payments and Medicare benefits while a decision is being made.
public disability benefit (PDB). A benefit paid under a federal, state, or local government
law or plan that pays for conditions that are not job related. Examples are civil service
disability benefits, military disability benefits, state temporary disability benefits, and
state or local government retirement benefits that are based on disability. See also
workers' compensation and public disability benefit offset.
quarters of coverage (QC). Basic unit of measurement for determining insured status. In
2001, a worker receives one quarter of coverage (up to a total of four) for each $830 of
annual covered earnings. The amount of earnings required for a quarter of coverage
is subject to annual automatic increases in proportion to increases in average earnings. See also insured status.
race. Racial and ethnic data received via the Survey of Income and Program Participation
are self-reported by the survey respondents.
reconsideration. An independent reexamination of all evidence on record related to a
case. It is based on the evidence submitted for the initial determination plus any further evidence and information that the claimant or the claimant's representative may
submit in connection with the reconsideration. Different employees than the ones who
made the initial determination make a reconsideration determination. See also administrative review process.
relevant past work. Work that a person did before filing for disability benefits.
representative payee. A person designated by the Social Security Administration to
receive monthly benefit checks on behalf of an adult beneficiary who is unable to manage his or her own funds. A beneficiary under age 18 is generally considered incapable of managing benefit payments, and a representative payee will be selected to
receive benefits on the beneficiary's behalf.
retired-worker (old-age) benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a fully insured retired
worker aged 62 or older. Retired-worker benefit data do not include special age-72
benefits, unless indicated. See also special age-72 benefit.
secondary benefit. An additional monthly benefit payable to a spouse or child of a retired
or disabled worker, or to a survivor of a deceased worker who also receives a primary
benefit as a disabled or retired worker. See dual entitlement.
self-employment. Operation of a trade or business by an individual or by a partnership in
which an individual is a member.
sequential evaluation process. The five-step process used in determining whether an
individual meets the definition of disability as defined in the law.

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special age-72 benefit. A monthly payment to certain persons who reached age 72
before 1968 and never worked in employment covered by Social Security. Those who
reached age 72 between 1968 and 1971 must have Social Security coverage to qualify. This benefit is not available to people who reach age 72 after 1971.
spouse's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a spouse or a divorced spouse of a retired
or disabled worker under one of the following conditions:
1. The spouse is aged 62 or older or has an entitled child of the worker in his or her
care who is under age 16 or is disabled; or
2. The divorced spouse is aged 62 or older and was married to the worker for
10 years before the divorce became final; or
3. The spouse is a deemed spouse (including a divorced deemed spouse) who
entered into an invalid ceremonial marriage in good faith.
state agency. A common term for Disability Determination Services, the state agency that
makes the initial and reconsideration determinations of whether a claimant is disabled
or a beneficiary continues to be disabled within the meaning of the law.
statutory blindness. See blind.
student benefit. Child's benefit payable to a full-time unmarried elementary or secondary
school student aged 18-19. Student benefits end at age 19 or at the end of the current
semester or quarter, whichever is later. Also see child's benefit.
substantial gainful activity (SGA). Describes a level of work activity that is productive
and yields or usually yields remuneration or profit. The Social Security Administration's regulations establish a dollar amount to indicate whether a person's work is substantial.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A federal program for low-income aged, blind, and
disabled individuals who meet income and resource requirements. It replaced the
former federal/state programs of Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the
Permanently and Totally Disabled. SSI is funded by general tax revenues, not Social
Security taxes.
survivors benefit. See auxiliary benefit.
suspended benefit. See withholding.
technical entitlement. Occurs when a beneficiary is entitled to benefits on more than one
earnings record but is eligible to receive payments on only one earnings record. There
are two types of technical entitlement:

Simultaneous technical entitlement. Beneficiary is entitled to the same type of
benefit on more than one earnings record.

Potential dual entitlement. Beneficiary is entitled to different types of benefits and
the secondary benefit amount exceeds the primary benefit, but reduction for age
or family maximum causes the primary benefit to exceed the secondary benefit
amount.

termination. Cessation of payment of a specific type of benefit because the beneficiary is
no longer entitled to receive it. For example, benefits might terminate as a result of the
death of the beneficiary, the recovery of a disabled beneficiary, or the attainment of
age 18 by a child beneficiary. In some cases, the individual may become immediately
entitled to another type of benefit (such as the conversion of a disabled-worker benefit
at full retirement age to a retired-worker benefit).
Title II benefits. Refers to benefits administered by the Social Security Administration
under the federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and federal Disability
Insurance Trust Fund. See trust funds.

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Title XVI benefits. Refers to benefits administered by the Social Security Administration
under the Supplemental Security Income program. See Supplemental Security
Income.
trial work period (TWP). A 9-month trial work period during which monthly benefits continue for beneficiaries who are still disabled but return to work. If the disability ends
after completion of the trial work period, monthly benefits are continued for an additional 3 months, and then entitlement is terminated. A disabled beneficiary would
exhaust the trial work period only if services were performed in any 9 months within a
period of 60 consecutive months. For a discussion of procedures when the disabling
condition continues, see extended period of eligibility.
trust funds. Separate accounts in the U.S. Treasury in which are deposited the taxes
received under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act and the Self-Employment
Contributions Act, contributions resulting from coverage of state and local government
employees, any sums received under the financial interchange with the railroad retirement account, voluntary hospital and medical insurance premiums, and transfers of
federal general revenues. Funds not withdrawn for current monthly or service benefits,
the financial interchange, and administrative expenses are invested in interest-bearing
federal securities, as required by law; the interest earned is also deposited in the trust
funds.

Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI). The trust fund used for paying monthly
benefits to retired-worker (old-age) beneficiaries and their spouses and children
and to survivors of deceased insured workers, including most disabled adult children and disabled widow(er)s.

Disability Insurance (DI). The trust fund used for paying monthly benefits to disabled-worker beneficiaries and their spouses and children and for providing rehabilitation services to the disabled.

Hospital Insurance (HI). The trust fund used for paying part of the costs of inpatient hospital services and related care for aged and disabled individuals who
meet the eligibility requirements.

Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI). The trust fund used for paying part of
the costs of physician's services, outpatient hospital services, and other related
medical and health services for voluntarily enrolled aged and disabled individuals.

usual work. See relevant past work.
vocational considerations. Age, education, and work experience, which are considered
at the final step of the sequential evaluation process.
wages. All payment for services performed for an employer. Wages do not have to be
cash. The cash value of all compensation paid to an employee in any form other than
cash is also considered wages (unless the form of payment is specifically not covered
under the Social Security Act).
widow(er)s benefit. Monthly benefit payable to a widow(er) or surviving divorced
widow(er) of a worker fully insured at the time of death, if he or she is (1) aged 60 or
older or (2) aged 50–59 and has been disabled throughout a waiting period of 5 consecutive calendar months that began no later than 7 years after the month in which
the worker died or after the end of his or her entitlement to benefits as a widowed
mother or father.
A surviving divorced widow(er)'s marriage to a worker must have lasted 10 years
before the divorce became final. Effective for benefits payable after December 1983,
benefits are continued for disabled widow(er)s and surviving divorced widow(er)s who
remarry after the age of first eligibility for benefits.

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Effective January 1991, benefits may be payable to a deemed widow(er), including a
divorced deemed widow(er). A deemed widow(er) is a person who entered into an
invalid ceremonial marriage in good faith.
wife's benefit. A monthly benefit payable to a wife or divorced wife of a retired or disabled
worker. Also see spouse's benefit.
withholding. Temporarily stopping benefit payments until the condition or conditions
causing the suspension are known to have ended. The suspension does not affect eligibility for Medicare benefits.
work credits. See quarters of coverage.
worker. A person who has earnings creditable for Social Security purposes on the basis
of services for wages in covered employment or on the basis of income from covered
self-employment.
workers' compensation and public disability benefit offset. A requirement that
reduces the benefits to a disabled worker and dependents if the worker also receives
workers' compensation (WC) or other public disability benefits (PDB). The reduction
continues until the month the worker reaches age 65 or the month the WC/PDB payments stop, whichever comes first.

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