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
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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.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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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.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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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

(Continued)

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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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