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.

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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)

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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.

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