Annual Statistical

Report on the
Social Security
Disability Insurance
Program, 2006

Social Security Administration
Office of Policy
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics

Highlights 2006
Size and Scope of the Social Security Disability Program

Disability benefits were paid to more than 7.8 million people.

Awards to disabled workers (798,675) accounted for about 90 percent of awards
to all disabled beneficiaries (885,876).

In December, payments to disabled beneficiaries totaled almost $7.3 billion.

Benefits were terminated for 511,128 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 slightly over 52.

Men represented about 54 percent.

Mental disorders was the diagnosis for about a third.

Average monthly benefit received was $977.70.

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.

Kevin Kulzer managed the preparation of the data in this report. Carolyn A. Harrison,
Art Kahn, Kia Masseaux, and Clark Pickett wrote the programs to process the data and
produce the statistical tables. Glenda Carter and Linda Martin wrote data specifications.
Glenda Carter, Kia Masseaux, and Connie Marion 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.

Susan Grad
Acting Associate Commissioner
for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics
August 2007

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.
Data for 2001 and subsequent years presented in these tables may differ slightly from
other published statistics for two reasons. First, all data for those years are based on
100 percent data files. Second, 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. 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 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2.

All Social Security disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status,
December 1970–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

3.

Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 in current-payment status as a
percentage of state population aged 18–64, December 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

4.

Age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current-payment status, by sex,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

5.

Average monthly benefit of disabled beneficiaries in currentpayment status, by sex, December 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

6.

Disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by diagnostic group,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Tables

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
1.

Number, December 1960–2006, selected years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2.

Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

All Disabled Beneficiaries
3.

Number, average, and total monthly benefits, December 1960–2006. . . . . . . . . 20

4.

Number and average monthly benefit, by sex and age, December 2006 . . . . . . 22

5.

Distribution, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

6.

Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

7.

Average monthly benefit, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006 . . . . . . 27

8.

Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population
aged 18–64, by state, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

9.

Distribution, by state or other area, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

10.

Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006 . . . . . . . 33

11.

Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

12.

Number receiving Social Security disability benefits because of blindness
or deafness, by state or other area, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

13.

Total monthly benefits, by state or other area, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

14.

Number, by type of representative payee, December 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

15.

Representative payment, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006 . . . . . . 46

16.

Percentage distribution of disabled workers, by state or other area
and monthly benefit, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

17.

Percentage distribution of disabled widow(er)s, by state or other area
and monthly benefit, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

18.

Percentage distribution of disabled adult children, by state or other area
and monthly benefit, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Disabled Workers
19.

Percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1960–2006,
selected years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

20.

Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly
benefit, by age and sex, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

21.

Distribution, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

22.

Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group,
December 1996–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

23.

Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group,
December 1996–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

24.

Distribution, by diagnostic group and age, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

25.

Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement),
by worker’s smaller primary insurance amount and sex, December 2006 . . . . . 64

26.

Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement),
by type of secondary benefit and sex, December 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

27.

Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Disabled-Worker Families
28.

Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2006, selected years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

29.

Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly
family benefit, by family composition, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

30.

Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2006 . . . . . . . 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 2006 . . . . . . . . 77

Tables
31.

Distribution of workers and nondisabled dependents who have filed,
by reason for having or not having an offset, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

32.

Distribution of workers and nondisabled dependents who have filed,
by state or other area of residence, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

33.

Distribution of workers who have filed, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

34.

Distribution of workers who have filed, by diagnostic group and sex,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated
Charts
8.

Social Security disability awards, 1980–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

9.

Average monthly benefit awards, by sex, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

10.

Disabled-worker awards, by selected diagnostic group, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Tables

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
35.

Number, selected years 1960–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

36.

Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2006 . . . . . . . . 89

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries
37.

Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

38.

Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2006 . . . . . . . 93

Awards to Disabled Workers
39.

Percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1960–2006 . . . . . . . . .95

40.

Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

41.

Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group,
selected years 1975–2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

42.

Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years
1975–2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

43.

Average primary insurance amount and average monthly benefit, by sex,
selected years 1960–2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

44.

Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

45.

Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

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Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
46.

Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly
family benefit, by family composition, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

47.

Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Benefits Withheld from All Disabled Beneficiaries
48.

Number, by reason for withholding benefit, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
49.

Number and rate, 1960–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

50.

Number, by reason for termination, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

51.

Number and rate, by state or other area, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Disabled Workers Who Work
52.

Distribution of workers with benefits withheld because of substantial work,
by diagnostic group and age, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

53.

Distribution of workers with benefits terminated because of successful
return to work, by diagnostic group and age, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

54.

Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits withheld,
by diagnostic group and age, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

55.

Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits terminated,
by diagnostic group and age, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

56.

Distribution, by state or other area, 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Reinstatement Status for Disabled Workers
57.

Number, by expedited reinstatement status, sex, and age, 2006 . . . . . . . . . . .130

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

Final outcome of disabled-worker applications, 1996–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Tables
58.

Outcomes at all adjudicative levels, by year of application, 1992–2005 . . . . . . 134

59.

Medical decisions at the initial adjudicative level, by year of application
and program, 1992–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

60.

Medical decisions at the reconsideration level, by year of application
and program, 1992–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

61.

Medical decisions at the hearing level or above, by year of application
and program, 1992–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

62.

Percentage distribution of final medical allowances, by year of application
and reason for allowance, 1992–2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

63.

Percentage distribution of final medical denials, by year of application
and reason for denial, 1992–2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

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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 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Tables
64.

Number aged 18–64, by program, December 1996–2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

65.

Number aged 18–64 receiving Social Security benefits, and the number also
receiving SSI and their average SSI benefit, by state or other area,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

66.

Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population
aged 18–64, by state, December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

67.

Distribution of beneficiaries aged 18–64, by diagnostic group,
December 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Appendix: Sampling Variability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

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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

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.

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

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 2006, the SGA amount was $860
per month for a nonblind individual and $1,450 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 to full
retirement age, 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 2006, the PIA is equal to
the sum of:
90 percent of the first $656 of AIME, plus
32 percent of the next $3,299 of AIME, plus
15 percent of AIME over $3,955.
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
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.
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.

Improvement expected—If medical improvement
can be predicted when benefits start, the first
review will be 6 to 18 months later.
Improvement possible—If medical improvement
is possible but cannot be predicted, the case will be
reviewed about every 3 years.
Improvement not expected—If medical improvement is not likely, the case will be reviewed about
once every 5 to 7 years.

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 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:

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.

A spouse and worker divorce (with some exceptions).

Certain divorced spouses remarry.

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.

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

Dependent children marry.

Dependents become entitled to another equal or
larger benefit.

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

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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 2006
In December 2006, about 7.8 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 1970–2006
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 2006, more than 6.8 million
disabled workers, nearly 777,000 disabled adult children, and just over 220,000 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

1976

1982

1988

1994

SOURCE: Table 3.

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2000

2006

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 2006
Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 in current-payment status accounted for about 3.9 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, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Under 3%

3–3.9%

4–4.9%

5% or more

SOURCE: Table 8.

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Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 4.
Age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current-payment status, by sex, December 2006
The percentage of disabled-worker beneficiaries increases with age for both men and women. In December 2006,
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 2006
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 4.

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Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status
Chart 6.
Disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by diagnostic group, December 2006
The impairment on which disability is based varies with the type of beneficiary. In December 2006, 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 1960–2006, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005
2006

9,224,458
9,536,997

6,519,001
6,806,918

156,552
153,456

1,516,519
1,530,254

47,982
49,595

215,866
220,178

68,705
71,878

191,872
192,122

507,961
512,596

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, 2006 ♦ 17

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2006
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

6,806,918

977.70

3,643,121

1,097.40

3,163,797

839.80

51,087
152,645
222,689
371,383
612,792
907,840
1,176,131
1,516,025
1,603,734
192,592

523.20
639.70
724.80
795.80
852.20
916.10
986.50
1,057.30
1,090.10
1,082.80

30,025
84,002
115,225
193,448
322,473
481,243
619,124
814,662
875,885
107,034

532.60
653.30
745.80
824.90
897.10
987.60
1,094.20
1,206.10
1,278.90
1,279.00

21,062
68,643
107,464
177,935
290,319
426,597
557,007
701,363
727,849
85,558

509.70
623.10
702.30
764.20
802.40
835.30
866.70
884.40
862.90
837.20

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

153,456

257.80

4,900

208.30

148,556

259.40

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

82,932
5,342
9,455
15,945
19,006
16,339
9,790
7,055

203.90
134.50
144.80
164.80
198.70
229.60
259.10
302.20

1,750
41
129
246
416
371
297
250

163.00
121.30
128.60
138.50
142.10
171.80
179.40
214.10

81,182
5,301
9,326
15,699
18,590
15,968
9,493
6,805

204.80
134.60
145.10
165.30
199.90
230.90
261.60
305.40

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

70,524
40,641
29,883

321.10
307.90
339.10

3,150
804
2,346

233.40
182.80
250.70

67,374
39,837
27,537

325.20
310.40
346.70

Children of disabled workers
Total

1,651,727

290.40

857,286

291.70

794,441

289.10

1,530,254
119,471
320,089
576,887
513,807

281.20
229.30
238.20
271.30
331.30

787,550
60,959
163,356
296,492
266,743

281.30
228.70
237.40
271.40
331.30

742,704
58,512
156,733
280,395
247,064

281.20
230.00
239.00
271.20
331.30

Students aged 18–19

49,595

400.50

28,544

406.70

21,051

392.00

Disabled aged 18 or older

71,878

410.10

41,192

409.50

30,686

410.90

Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17

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

220,178

630.70

8,115

455.00

212,063

637.40

28,571
79,169
106,575
5,863

630.20
634.60
628.40
621.10

1,334
3,482
3,185
114

451.30
450.70
461.40
451.60

27,237
75,687
103,390
5,749

638.90
643.00
633.60
624.50
(Continued)

18 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 2.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2006—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

776,596

642.40

424,184

640.20

352,412

645.00

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

71,878
192,122
512,596

410.10
554.40
708.00

41,192
106,540
276,452

409.50
552.00
708.60

30,686
85,582
236,144

410.90
557.40
707.20

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

79,171
65,483
69,143
85,162
107,121
107,277
86,403
63,110
44,066
69,660

541.00
589.80
620.60
649.60
664.40
677.40
686.60
687.90
677.80
613.90

46,161
37,050
38,941
47,713
60,517
59,997
47,208
33,155
22,202
31,240

541.80
591.70
619.10
646.70
662.50
675.70
683.90
685.50
670.60
612.40

33,010
28,433
30,202
37,449
46,604
47,280
39,195
29,955
21,864
38,420

539.70
587.30
622.60
653.20
666.70
679.70
689.90
690.50
685.20
615.00

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, 2006 ♦ 19

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 3.
Number, average, and total monthly benefits, December 1960–2006
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, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 3.
Number, average, and total monthly benefits, December 1960–2006—Continued
Average monthly benefit
(dollars)

Number
Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Workers Widow(er)s

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

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

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

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

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

786.40
814.40
834.30
861.60
894.10

519.70
536.70
548.10
563.80
582.70

518.30
537.60
550.40
567.00
587.60

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

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

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

2005
2006

7,503,405
7,803,692

6,519,001
6,806,918

215,866
220,178

768,538
776,596

938.00
977.70

609.30
630.70

616.30 6,113,106
642.40 6,655,048

131,508
138,859

473,545
498,891

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, 2006 ♦ 21

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 4.
Number and average monthly benefit, by sex and age, December 2006
Total

Age

Number

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

7,803,692

934.50

6,806,918

977.70

220,178

630.70

776,596

642.40

130,258
218,128
291,832
456,545
719,913
1,015,117
1,291,105
1,658,304
1,754,375
268,115

534.00
624.70
700.20
768.50
824.30
890.80
958.50
1,023.00
1,051.70
950.80

51,087
152,645
222,689
371,383
612,792
907,840
1,176,131
1,516,025
1,603,734
192,592

523.20
639.70
724.80
795.80
852.20
916.10
986.50
1,057.30
1,090.10
1,082.80

...
...
...
...
...
...
28,571
79,169
106,575
5,863

...
...
...
...
...
...
630.20
634.60
628.40
621.10

79,171
65,483
69,143
85,162
107,121
107,277
86,403
63,110
44,066
69,660

541.00
589.80
620.60
649.60
664.40
677.40
686.60
687.90
677.80
613.90

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

4,075,420

1,048.60

3,643,121

1,097.40

8,115

455.00

424,184

640.20

76,186
121,052
154,166
241,161
382,990
541,240
667,666
851,299
901,272
138,388

538.20
634.50
713.80
789.60
860.00
953.00
1,063.90
1,182.80
1,261.00
1,127.90

30,025
84,002
115,225
193,448
322,473
481,243
619,124
814,662
875,885
107,034

532.60
653.30
745.80
824.90
897.10
987.60
1,094.20
1,206.10
1,278.90
1,279.00

...
...
...
...
...
...
1,334
3,482
3,185
114

...
...
...
...
...
...
451.30
450.70
461.40
451.60

46,161
37,050
38,941
47,713
60,517
59,997
47,208
33,155
22,202
31,240

541.80
591.70
619.10
646.70
662.50
675.70
683.90
685.50
670.60
612.40

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

3,728,272

809.90

3,163,797

839.80

212,063

637.40

352,412

645.00

54,072
97,076
137,666
215,384
336,923
473,877
623,439
807,005
853,103
129,727

528.00
612.60
684.80
744.90
783.60
819.80
845.70
854.50
830.60
762.00

21,062
68,643
107,464
177,935
290,319
426,597
557,007
701,363
727,849
85,558

509.70
623.10
702.30
764.20
802.40
835.30
866.70
884.40
862.90
837.20

...
...
...
...
...
...
27,237
75,687
103,390
5,749

...
...
...
...
...
...
638.90
643.00
633.60
624.50

33,010
28,433
30,202
37,449
46,604
47,280
39,195
29,955
21,864
38,420

539.70
587.30
622.60
653.20
666.70
679.70
689.90
690.50
685.20
615.00

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age.
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, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 5.
Distribution, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2006
Total
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars)

Number

Workers
Percent

Number

Widow(er)s
Percent

Number

Adult children

Percent

Number

Percent

All disabled beneficiaries
Total

7,803,692

100.0

6,806,918

100.0

220,178

100.0

776,596

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

298,619
312,994
379,739

3.8
4.0
4.9

180,032
211,606
258,301

2.6
3.1
3.8

37,093
20,864
26,420

16.8
9.5
12.0

81,494
80,524
95,018

10.5
10.4
12.2

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

630,276
904,431
888,209
776,184
665,887

8.1
11.6
11.4
9.9
8.5

505,908
784,086
761,848
681,910
595,304

7.4
11.5
11.2
10.0
8.7

26,027
23,729
20,736
17,320
14,120

11.8
10.8
9.4
7.9
6.4

98,341
96,616
105,625
76,954
56,463

12.7
12.4
13.6
9.9
7.3

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

566,372
465,537
376,018
313,028
290,685

7.3
6.0
4.8
4.0
3.7

511,034
431,165
360,083
304,977
287,291

7.5
6.3
5.3
4.5
4.2

12,480
9,097
6,669
3,723
1,555

5.7
4.1
3.0
1.7
0.7

42,858
25,275
9,266
4,328
1,839

5.5
3.3
1.2
0.6
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

252,404
209,802
203,147
270,360

3.2
2.7
2.6
3.5

251,129
209,390
202,948
269,906

3.7
3.1
3.0
4.0

272
23
11
39

0.1
a
a
a

1,003
389
188
415

0.1
0.1
a
0.1

Men
Subtotal

4,075,420

100.0

3,643,121

100.0

8,115

100.0

424,184

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

105,879
113,982
141,156

2.6
2.8
3.5

56,576
69,347
88,031

1.6
1.9
2.4

2,859
896
1,097

35.2
11.0
13.5

46,444
43,739
52,028

10.9
10.3
12.3

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

241,428
360,202
390,405
370,241
342,467

5.9
8.8
9.6
9.1
8.4

186,925
307,402
332,965
328,104
311,315

5.1
8.4
9.1
9.0
8.5

1,001
705
521
361
223

12.3
8.7
6.4
4.4
2.7

53,502
52,095
56,919
41,776
30,929

12.6
12.3
13.4
9.8
7.3

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

312,682
277,336
241,321
214,328
211,038

7.7
6.8
5.9
5.3
5.2

289,138
263,431
236,165
211,840
210,015

7.9
7.2
6.5
5.8
5.8

180
122
77
58
9

2.2
1.5
0.9
0.7
0.1

23,364
13,783
5,079
2,430
1,014

5.5
3.2
1.2
0.6
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

192,489
164,984
163,638
231,844

4.7
4.0
4.0
5.7

191,930
164,769
163,539
231,629

5.3
4.5
4.5
6.4

5
0
0
1

0.1
0
0
a

554
215
99
214

0.1
0.1
a
0.1
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 23

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 5.
Distribution, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2006—Continued
Total
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars)

Number

Workers
Percent

Number

Widow(er)s
Percent

Adult children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Women
Subtotal

3,728,272

100.0

3,163,797

100.0

212,063

100.0

352,412

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

192,740
199,012
238,583

5.2
5.3
6.4

123,456
142,259
170,270

3.9
4.5
5.4

34,234
19,968
25,323

16.1
9.4
11.9

35,050
36,785
42,990

9.9
10.4
12.2

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

388,848
544,229
497,804
405,943
323,420

10.4
14.6
13.4
10.9
8.7

318,983
476,684
428,883
353,806
283,989

10.1
15.1
13.6
11.2
9.0

25,026
23,024
20,215
16,959
13,897

11.8
10.9
9.5
8.0
6.6

44,839
44,521
48,706
35,178
25,534

12.7
12.6
13.8
10.0
7.2

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

253,690
188,201
134,697
98,700
79,647

6.8
5.0
3.6
2.6
2.1

221,896
167,734
123,918
93,137
77,276

7.0
5.3
3.9
2.9
2.4

12,300
8,975
6,592
3,665
1,546

5.8
4.2
3.1
1.7
0.7

19,494
11,492
4,187
1,898
825

5.5
3.3
1.2
0.5
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

59,915
44,818
39,509
38,516

1.6
1.2
1.1
1.0

59,199
44,621
39,409
38,277

1.9
1.4
1.2
1.2

267
23
11
38

0.1
a
a
a

449
174
89
201

0.1
a
a
0.1

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.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 6.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006
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

7,803,692

100.0

6,806,918

100.0

220,178

100.0

776,596

100.0

21,125

0.3

11,544

0.2

283

0.1

9,298

1.2

278,803
118,549
307,805

3.6
1.5
3.9

258,310
113,410
292,161

3.8
1.7
4.3

17,675
1,891
5,575

8.0
0.9
2.5

2,818
3,248
10,069

0.4
0.4
1.3

695,983
2,121,759
202,560

8.9
27.2
2.6

329,540
1,947,274
196,075

4.8
28.6
2.9

9,721
52,686
4,534

4.4
23.9
2.1

356,722
121,799
1,951

45.9
15.7
0.3

19,467
660,387
109,907
117,955

0.2
8.5
1.4
1.5

17,080
635,807
106,714
114,079

0.3
9.3
1.6
1.7

365
21,048
2,561
1,946

0.2
9.6
1.2
0.9

2,022
3,532
632
1,930

0.3
0.5
0.1
0.2

1,835,171
738,423
220,901
17,135
16,036
321,726

23.5
9.5
2.8
0.2
0.2
4.1

1,765,058
649,336
208,991
16,343
14,384
130,812

25.9
9.5
3.1
0.2
0.2
1.9

64,590
15,965
10,892
513
291
9,642

29.3
7.3
4.9
0.2
0.1
4.4

5,523
73,122
1,018
279
1,361
181,272

0.7
9.4
0.1
a
0.2
23.3

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

4,075,420

100.0

3,643,121

100.0

8,115

100.0

424,184

100.0

10,728

0.3

5,918

0.2

11

0.1

4,799

1.1

115,106
84,921
209,637

2.8
2.1
5.1

113,451
83,082
202,246

3.1
2.3
5.6

368
101
398

4.5
1.2
4.9

1,287
1,738
6,993

0.3
0.4
1.6

403,035
1,056,303
95,231

9.9
25.9
2.3

210,488
977,700
93,976

5.8
26.8
2.6

378
1,696
161

4.7
20.9
2.0

192,169
76,907
1,094

45.3
18.1
0.3

8,590
427,613
58,141
69,493

0.2
10.5
1.4
1.7

7,557
424,489
57,682
68,364

0.2
11.7
1.6
1.9

18
1,235
145
120

0.2
15.2
1.8
1.5

1,015
1,889
314
1,009

0.2
0.4
0.1
0.2

900,424
360,411
103,627
6,935
7,405
157,820

22.1
8.8
2.5
0.2
0.2
3.9

895,862
320,968
102,829
6,797
6,642
65,070

24.6
8.8
2.8
0.2
0.2
1.8

2,183
568
355
18
10
350

26.9
7.0
4.4
0.2
0.1
4.3

2,379
38,875
443
120
753
92,400

0.6
9.2
0.1
a
0.2
21.8
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 25

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 6.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006—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

3,728,272

100.0

3,163,797

100.0

212,063

100.0

352,412

100.0

10,397

0.3

5,626

0.2

272

0.1

4,499

1.3

163,697
33,628
98,168

4.4
0.9
2.6

144,859
30,328
89,915

4.6
1.0
2.8

17,307
1,790
5,177

8.2
0.8
2.4

1,531
1,510
3,076

0.4
0.4
0.9

292,948
1,065,456
107,329

7.9
28.6
2.9

119,052
969,574
102,099

3.8
30.6
3.2

9,343
50,990
4,373

4.4
24.0
2.1

164,553
44,892
857

46.7
12.7
0.2

10,877
232,774
51,766
48,462

0.3
6.2
1.4
1.3

9,523
211,318
49,032
45,715

0.3
6.7
1.5
1.4

347
19,813
2,416
1,826

0.2
9.3
1.1
0.9

1,007
1,643
318
921

0.3
0.5
0.1
0.3

934,747
378,012
117,274
10,200
8,631
163,906

25.1
10.1
3.1
0.3
0.2
4.4

869,196
328,368
106,162
9,546
7,742
65,742

27.5
10.4
3.4
0.3
0.2
2.1

62,407
15,397
10,537
495
281
9,292

29.4
7.3
5.0
0.2
0.1
4.4

3,144
34,247
575
159
608
88,872

0.9
9.7
0.2
a
0.2
25.2

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, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 7.
Average monthly benefit, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006 (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

934.50

977.70

630.70

642.40

763.60

839.20

643.50

673.40

914.90
949.80
994.00

938.80
965.10
1,012.50

611.50
616.20
612.70

630.60
607.00
670.80

644.40
873.50
1,114.20

658.90
894.20
1,129.40

565.50
646.50
652.10

633.10
642.00
658.50

878.00
1,098.00
1,022.50
1,015.60

916.30
1,115.90
1,033.80
1,029.10

623.10
630.70
647.90
626.70

600.40
661.70
634.50
613.10

1,025.30
970.10
1,004.20
934.50
1,015.90
773.60

1,041.00
1,013.10
1,024.60
949.70
1,061.40
953.60

630.80
634.00
650.40
624.90
676.10
614.60

629.20
661.30
608.30
613.00
608.20
652.20

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

1,048.60

1,097.40

455.00

640.20

801.60

905.80

388.60

674.10

1,126.40
1,002.10
1,070.20

1,134.10
1,011.20
1,085.20

476.50
481.20
456.00

628.10
595.20
671.10

664.30
947.10
1,299.50

696.90
971.80
1,308.50

375.40
458.30
461.20

629.20
643.30
656.60

976.90
1,241.70
1,166.40
1,121.60

1,028.20
1,246.60
1,171.10
1,130.30

365.50
485.60
470.70
500.50

605.70
655.20
630.20
604.50

1,208.20
1,080.30
1,218.30
1,075.70
1,102.90
820.30

1,211.60
1,133.00
1,223.50
1,085.30
1,161.00
1,061.00

449.20
424.50
477.80
473.90
413.30
431.00

625.50
655.30
609.20
619.10
599.90
652.20
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 27

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 7.
Average monthly benefit, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006 (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

809.90

839.80

637.40

645.00

724.40

769.00

653.80

672.70

766.30
817.70
831.40

785.90
839.00
848.80

614.40
623.80
624.70

632.70
620.40
670.00

616.90
800.70
949.80

591.70
815.90
964.70

573.20
652.70
659.20

637.70
639.70
660.80

799.90
833.90
860.90
863.70

827.50
853.30
872.30
877.70

636.40
639.70
658.50
635.00

594.90
669.20
638.80
622.40

849.20
865.00
815.10
838.50
941.20
728.60

865.20
896.00
832.00
853.10
975.90
847.20

637.20
641.70
656.20
630.40
685.50
621.50

632.00
668.00
607.70
608.50
618.40
652.10

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, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 8.
Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population aged 18–64, by state,
December 2006
Beneficiaries
Resident population a

Number

Percentage of
resident population

188,402,570

7,352,612

3.9

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

2,869,132
442,989
3,747,834
1,729,265
22,993,421

197,009
11,009
134,166
118,940
629,051

6.9
2.5
3.6
6.9
2.7

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

3,106,890
2,216,080
535,536
395,318
11,030,629

81,336
75,462
23,392
11,502
439,152

2.6
3.4
4.4
2.9
4.0

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

5,996,047
808,047
903,012
8,082,250
3,951,672

224,826
21,262
33,833
261,900
165,347

3.7
2.6
3.7
3.2
4.2

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,836,234
1,710,529
2,669,249
2,674,421
847,941

69,277
61,169
184,917
133,689
52,241

3.8
3.6
6.9
5.0
6.2

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

3,604,628
4,132,347
6,356,423
3,282,443
1,788,963

104,372
174,940
282,320
104,581
122,455

2.9
4.2
4.4
3.2
6.8

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

3,647,230
596,192
1,088,643
1,584,066
854,641

184,162
23,494
37,605
49,187
38,127

5.0
3.9
3.5
3.1
4.5

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

5,507,480
1,203,069
12,269,155
5,624,167
398,059

176,175
52,258
468,229
283,919
13,288

3.2
4.3
3.8
5.0
3.3

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

7,175,977
2,211,633
2,366,319
7,750,425
682,193

285,710
106,394
85,552
346,387
32,484

4.0
4.8
3.6
4.5
4.8

State
United States

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 29

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 8.
Number aged 18–64 as a percentage of the resident population aged 18–64, by state,
December 2006—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

2,728,200
476,055
3,826,988
14,679,359
1,533,326

149,448
16,776
210,204
454,624
35,510

5.5
3.5
5.5
3.1
2.3

407,553
4,948,269
4,131,162
1,150,707
3,519,942
330,460

18,453
190,701
141,330
93,604
130,115
10,728

4.5
3.9
3.4
8.1
3.7
3.2

SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data; U.S.
Census Bureau, 2006 estimates of resident population.
NOTE: Data exclude United States territories and other areas.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2006, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 9.
Distribution, by state or other area, December 2006
Total
State or area

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

7,803,692

100.0

6,806,918

100.0

220,178

100.0

776,596

100.0

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

203,163
11,294
138,364
122,863
649,822

2.6
0.1
1.8
1.6
8.3

178,303
10,253
125,654
109,104
570,177

2.6
0.2
1.8
1.6
8.4

7,261
245
3,258
4,192
14,720

3.3
0.1
1.5
1.9
6.7

17,599
796
9,452
9,567
64,925

2.3
0.1
1.2
1.2
8.4

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

83,813
78,405
24,183
11,862
454,426

1.1
1.0
0.3
0.2
5.8

75,874
67,295
21,702
10,263
407,193

1.1
1.0
0.3
0.2
6.0

1,799
1,587
531
239
12,046

0.8
0.7
0.2
0.1
5.5

6,140
9,523
1,950
1,360
35,187

0.8
1.2
0.3
0.2
4.5

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

232,656
22,100
35,020
271,534
171,266

3.0
0.3
0.4
3.5
2.2

203,994
19,211
31,357
231,653
148,744

3.0
0.3
0.5
3.4
2.2

7,676
516
857
7,439
5,021

3.5
0.2
0.4
3.4
2.3

20,986
2,373
2,806
32,442
17,501

2.7
0.3
0.4
4.2
2.3

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

72,104
63,376
191,225
138,043
53,971

0.9
0.8
2.5
1.8
0.7

61,805
55,525
167,339
114,683
48,000

0.9
0.8
2.5
1.7
0.7

1,726
1,615
7,202
5,642
1,264

0.8
0.7
3.3
2.6
0.6

8,573
6,236
16,684
17,718
4,707

1.1
0.8
2.1
2.3
0.6

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

107,951
180,760
292,359
108,420
126,500

1.4
2.3
3.7
1.4
1.6

94,535
158,861
250,412
94,887
109,552

1.4
2.3
3.7
1.4
1.6

2,439
3,479
8,270
1,842
4,821

1.1
1.6
3.8
0.8
2.2

10,977
18,420
33,677
11,691
12,127

1.4
2.4
4.3
1.5
1.6

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

190,693
24,445
39,095
50,882
39,309

2.4
0.3
0.5
0.7
0.5

168,295
21,604
33,921
46,951
35,568

2.5
0.3
0.5
0.7
0.5

5,711
614
852
1,220
777

2.6
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.4

16,687
2,227
4,322
2,711
2,964

2.1
0.3
0.6
0.3
0.4

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

183,060
53,878
486,631
294,444
13,987

2.3
0.7
6.2
3.8
0.2

158,607
48,089
416,955
260,960
11,697

2.3
0.7
6.1
3.8
0.2

4,217
1,300
12,251
8,947
302

1.9
0.6
5.6
4.1
0.1

20,236
4,489
57,425
24,537
1,988

2.6
0.6
7.4
3.2
0.3

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

296,485
110,266
88,596
359,674
33,639

3.8
1.4
1.1
4.6
0.4

251,744
97,024
78,853
309,581
29,738

3.7
1.4
1.2
4.5
0.4

9,472
3,679
2,172
10,162
713

4.3
1.7
1.0
4.6
0.3

35,269
9,563
7,571
39,931
3,188

4.5
1.2
1.0
5.1
0.4

All areas

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 31

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 9.
Distribution, by state or other area, December 2006—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

154,814
17,539
217,604
469,739
36,629

2.0
0.2
2.8
6.0
0.5

135,816
15,044
190,613
410,805
32,280

2.0
0.2
2.8
6.0
0.5

5,283
392
7,888
15,211
749

2.4
0.2
3.6
6.9
0.3

13,715
2,103
19,103
43,723
3,600

1.8
0.3
2.5
5.6
0.5

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

19,073
197,297
145,886
97,114
135,143
11,086

0.2
2.5
1.9
1.2
1.7
0.1

16,673
173,567
130,099
83,129
116,154
9,937

0.2
2.5
1.9
1.2
1.7
0.1

448
5,900
3,303
3,886
2,796
238

0.2
2.7
1.5
1.8
1.3
0.1

1,952
17,830
12,484
10,099
16,193
911

0.3
2.3
1.6
1.3
2.1
0.1

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

1,264
1,431
255
167,722
2,010

a
a
a
2.1
a

1,114
1,248
198
139,922
1,638

a
a
a
2.1
a

50
38
9
5,090
62

a
a
a
2.3
a

100
145
48
22,710
310

a
a
a
2.9
a

18,522

0.2

12,718

0.2

759

0.3

5,045

0.6

Foreign countries

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
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32 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006

State or area
All areas

Endocrine,
nutritional,
and
Congenital metabolic
Total anomalies diseases

Infectious
and
parasitic
diseases

Mental disorders
Injuries

Total Retardation

307,805 2,817,742

Other Neoplasms

7,803,692

21,125

278,803

118,549

695,983 2,121,759

202,560

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

203,163
11,294
138,364
122,863
649,822

409
32
344
309
1,809

8,628
329
4,519
5,036
19,534

2,076
130
1,907
1,304
15,158

9,088
527
5,839
5,532
26,863

61,053
4,131
55,570
33,780
251,090

16,668
862
8,114
11,292
44,017

44,385
3,269
47,456
22,488
207,073

4,646
355
3,122
3,214
17,027

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

83,813
78,405
24,183
11,862
454,426

333
215
68
14
1,305

2,540
2,381
893
368
16,998

1,315
1,205
456
699
12,138

4,044
2,331
922
296
21,899

27,858
34,314
8,018
5,119
149,686

6,411
8,073
2,077
1,380
28,995

21,447
26,241
5,941
3,739
120,691

2,321
2,125
684
242
13,351

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

232,656
22,100
35,020
271,534
171,266

553
43
105
688
398

9,939
575
1,121
10,663
7,726

5,101
396
287
3,829
1,811

9,187
854
1,590
9,365
5,771

73,168
9,952
13,312
109,861
63,183

21,404
1,821
2,798
29,380
18,931

51,764
8,131
10,514
80,481
44,252

6,397
635
891
7,524
4,674

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

72,104
63,376
191,225
138,043
53,971

248
182
407
324
162

2,764
2,722
6,318
5,058
1,540

546
619
1,449
2,032
373

2,655
2,803
6,664
5,892
1,958

28,311
23,016
68,631
40,257
23,094

9,713
7,066
17,145
16,196
4,505

18,598
15,950
51,486
24,061
18,589

1,961
1,679
3,997
3,364
1,156

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

107,951
180,760
292,359
108,420
126,500

397
594
739
312
227

3,755
4,313
10,565
2,675
5,836

2,636
2,812
2,516
1,021
1,488

4,190
5,886
9,976
4,235
5,200

37,613
86,785
114,879
51,335
42,952

10,089
14,105
27,211
12,719
11,992

27,524
72,680
87,668
38,616
30,960

3,393
4,333
7,357
2,973
3,156

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

190,693
24,445
39,095
50,882
39,309

586
77
129
166
104

8,156
689
1,470
1,737
903

2,250
194
371
818
283

8,359
1,274
1,785
2,358
1,369

62,590
8,307
13,366
15,662
18,294

18,103
2,107
4,212
2,357
2,706

44,487
6,200
9,154
13,305
15,588

4,603
632
1,090
1,365
895

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

183,060
53,878
486,631
294,444
13,987

487
175
1,283
715
63

5,289
1,823
13,919
13,111
354

3,212
630
10,919
4,485
86

6,710
2,682
17,355
10,780
617

65,733
19,593
158,610
95,250
5,489

14,895
3,980
41,998
29,790
2,020

50,838
15,613
116,612
65,460
3,469

5,759
1,092
13,186
8,029
391

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

296,485
110,266
88,596
359,674
33,639

956
262
261
1,114
66

10,696
4,606
2,898
13,121
1,013

2,673
1,183
1,135
4,259
381

9,219
4,403
4,239
15,149
988

130,906
35,954
31,259
122,604
15,557

35,436
10,564
7,152
35,456
3,342

95,470
25,390
24,107
87,148
12,215

7,236
2,704
2,404
9,754
802
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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 33

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006—Continued
Diseases of the—

State or area
All areas

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

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

19,467

660,387

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

698
26
247
316
1,317

21,020
716
9,465
13,215
44,004

2,624
176
2,146
1,789
10,226

2,946
128
1,984
1,420
11,978

57,746
2,932
31,808
37,308
154,809

17,257
1,209
13,404
11,245
63,130

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

147
163
81
60
1,420

4,666
5,329
2,074
866
42,740

1,365
1,023
363
97
8,137

1,134
1,025
432
413
7,105

20,970
14,384
6,364
1,750
104,259

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

963
33
35
781
440

24,379
1,964
2,212
23,313
15,591

3,417
226
494
3,395
2,639

4,842
585
365
4,658
2,371

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

145
154
313
488
67

4,912
4,804
17,186
15,512
3,629

868
981
2,380
1,748
649

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

437
320
696
202
447

10,352
10,271
24,237
6,804
14,745

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

465
35
70
133
51

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

109,907 117,955

1,835,171

738,423 220,901

Other Unknown

17,135

16,036

321,726

6,349
285
3,570
4,369
10,935

526
30
283
427
1,219

450
34
410
200
1,575

7,647
254
3,746
3,399
19,148

11,117
7,414
2,206
1,113
39,387

2,711
1,865
699
257
13,493

181
191
36
40
1,706

210
142
71
22
992

2,901
4,298
816
506
19,810

54,501
3,707
8,646
50,419
34,396

20,402
1,826
3,862
27,609
17,793

7,729
415
990
7,778
6,430

557
46
75
497
305

393
67
64
571
336

11,128
776
971
10,583
7,402

847
864
1,738
2,367
372

15,322
13,975
51,658
37,431
13,093

7,695
6,827
14,159
11,721
4,576

2,324
2,165
7,156
3,491
1,372

135
118
369
379
164

142
125
366
288
96

3,229
2,342
8,434
7,691
1,670

1,535
2,458
3,528
1,256
1,366

2,608
1,559
4,219
1,219
2,206

20,855
34,295
64,078
18,503
27,594

11,531
16,176
28,001
11,644
10,498

3,033
3,872
8,322
2,170
3,666

246
253
673
164
328

227
377
502
212
273

5,143
6,456
12,071
3,695
6,518

16,471
1,474
3,086
4,634
2,461

3,016
330
518
966
507

2,428
251
570
781
298

49,579
6,386
9,146
13,538
8,032

18,228
2,945
4,510
5,209
3,787

6,685
838
1,307
1,764
1,087

416
50
61
115
57

353
57
67
136
70

6,508
906
1,549
1,500
1,111

575
91
1,330
868
16

16,648
3,048
38,629
30,225
1,064

2,856
892
6,066
4,288
165

3,218
855
6,748
5,163
184

39,822
14,383
136,721
71,167
2,960

19,391
5,375
43,643
24,871
1,590

4,754
1,439
12,615
10,145
394

410
136
878
703
26

489
159
709
593
23

7,707
1,505
24,020
14,051
565

609
195
169
819
73

23,401
10,477
5,751
31,771
2,247

3,181
1,610
1,566
5,659
443

4,183
1,421
1,001
4,765
280

50,148
29,764
21,944
87,904
6,554

26,289
10,471
10,915
35,024
2,840

9,381
4,044
2,349
10,190
829

488
271
205
614
91

397
180
163
1,088
104

16,722
2,721
2,337
15,839
1,371

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34 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006—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

154,814
17,539
217,604
469,739
36,629

306
80
487
1,100
180

5,741
489
8,193
21,858
1,219

2,140
153
2,200
9,011
320

6,274
641
7,309
20,470
1,415

50,959
6,516
77,059
145,012
14,799

13,762
2,137
19,204
35,909
3,795

37,197
4,379
57,855
109,103
11,004

3,949
414
5,375
13,310
836

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

19,073
197,297
145,886
97,114
135,143
11,086

82
531
418
225
603
45

609
7,396
4,674
4,264
4,553
297

179
2,627
1,929
616
1,221
101

743
7,323
5,562
4,589
5,195
598

8,106
65,730
59,712
30,079
53,595
3,875

1,659
19,693
11,252
10,674
14,811
1,085

6,447
46,037
48,460
19,405
38,784
2,790

464
5,461
4,049
2,037
3,468
267

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

1,264
1,431
255
167,722
2,010

3
4
0
278
4

155
32
5
2,460
36

8
12
4
1,563
30

54
67
15
5,788
109

141
383
72
78,274
584

56
134
28
12,496
192

85
249
44
65,778
392

23
40
6
1,882
52

18,522

118

241

252

799

6,704

2,014

4,690

408

Foreign countries

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 35

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 10.
Number, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006—Continued
Diseases of the—

State or area

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

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

Other Unknown

645
26
473
1,192
58

16,805
1,267
20,649
45,070
2,053

2,055
195
2,893
7,472
560

2,895
189
3,077
10,098
491

38,107
3,976
51,959
115,005
7,535

13,202
2,370
17,462
49,323
4,533

5,417
559
7,812
11,862
1,022

382
34
474
943
73

325
37
385
927
97

5,612
593
11,797
17,086
1,438

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

35
622
288
152
291
11

1,118
18,576
8,852
9,325
9,280
743

240
2,777
2,519
1,221
1,757
172

134
3,577
1,728
729
1,751
129

4,128
49,806
32,180
26,303
27,837
2,700

1,760
17,576
15,151
7,068
15,518
1,386

526
6,172
3,599
3,721
3,187
454

40
430
319
219
244
20

49
441
285
172
265
41

860
8,252
4,621
6,394
6,378
247

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

a
a
a
140
16

125
217
43
9,100
234

12
a
a
914
11

20
61
15
1,329
56

495
319
27
41,702
527

124
192
43
13,626
260

39
35
5
2,989
19

27
7
12
395
8

a
19
a
211
3

25
24
4
7,071
61

18

1,537

142

145

3,714

1,939

216

39

33

2,217

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, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006

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

7,803,692

100.0

0.3

3.6

1.5

3.9

36.1

8.9

27.2

2.6

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

203,163
11,294
138,364
122,863
649,822

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3

4.2
2.9
3.3
4.1
3.0

1.0
1.2
1.4
1.1
2.3

4.5
4.7
4.2
4.5
4.1

30.0
36.5
40.2
27.5
38.7

8.2
7.6
5.9
9.2
6.8

21.8
28.9
34.3
18.3
31.9

2.3
3.1
2.3
2.6
2.6

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

83,813
78,405
24,183
11,862
454,426

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.1
0.3

3.0
3.0
3.7
3.1
3.7

1.6
1.5
1.9
5.9
2.7

4.8
3.0
3.8
2.5
4.8

33.2
43.8
33.2
43.1
33.0

7.6
10.3
8.6
11.6
6.4

25.6
33.5
24.6
31.5
26.6

2.8
2.7
2.8
2.0
2.9

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

232,656
22,100
35,020
271,534
171,266

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2

4.3
2.6
3.2
3.9
4.5

2.2
1.8
0.8
1.4
1.1

3.9
3.9
4.5
3.4
3.4

31.4
45.0
38.0
40.4
36.9

9.2
8.2
8.0
10.8
11.1

22.2
36.8
30.0
29.6
25.8

2.7
2.9
2.5
2.8
2.7

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

72,104
63,376
191,225
138,043
53,971

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3

3.8
4.3
3.3
3.7
2.9

0.8
1.0
0.8
1.5
0.7

3.7
4.4
3.5
4.3
3.6

39.3
36.3
35.9
29.1
42.7

13.5
11.1
9.0
11.7
8.3

25.8
25.2
26.9
17.4
34.4

2.7
2.6
2.1
2.4
2.1

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

107,951
180,760
292,359
108,420
126,500

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2

3.5
2.4
3.6
2.5
4.6

2.4
1.6
0.9
0.9
1.2

3.9
3.3
3.4
3.9
4.1

34.8
48.0
39.3
47.3
34.0

9.3
7.8
9.3
11.7
9.5

25.5
40.2
30.0
35.6
24.5

3.1
2.4
2.5
2.7
2.5

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

190,693
24,445
39,095
50,882
39,309

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

4.3
2.8
3.8
3.4
2.3

1.2
0.8
0.9
1.6
0.7

4.4
5.2
4.6
4.6
3.5

32.8
34.0
34.2
30.7
46.6

9.5
8.6
10.8
4.6
6.9

23.3
25.4
23.4
26.1
39.7

2.4
2.6
2.8
2.7
2.3

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

183,060
53,878
486,631
294,444
13,987

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.5

2.9
3.4
2.9
4.5
2.5

1.8
1.2
2.2
1.5
0.6

3.7
5.0
3.6
3.7
4.4

35.9
36.4
32.6
32.3
39.2

8.1
7.4
8.6
10.1
14.4

27.8
29.0
24.0
22.2
24.8

3.1
2.0
2.7
2.7
2.8

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

296,485
110,266
88,596
359,674
33,639

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2

3.6
4.2
3.3
3.6
3.0

0.9
1.1
1.3
1.2
1.1

3.1
4.0
4.8
4.2
2.9

44.2
32.6
35.3
34.1
46.2

12.0
9.6
8.1
9.9
9.9

32.2
23.0
27.2
24.2
36.3

2.4
2.5
2.7
2.7
2.4
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 37

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006—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
ratory
neous
latory Digestive urinary connective
system system
tissue
organs system
tissue
system

Other Unknown

0.2

8.5

1.4

1.5

23.5

9.5

2.8

0.2

0.2

4.1

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

10.3
6.3
6.8
10.8
6.8

1.3
1.6
1.6
1.5
1.6

1.5
1.1
1.4
1.2
1.8

28.4
26.0
23.0
30.4
23.8

8.5
10.7
9.7
9.2
9.7

3.1
2.5
2.6
3.6
1.7

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.2

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2

3.8
2.2
2.7
2.8
2.9

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.5
0.3

5.6
6.8
8.6
7.3
9.4

1.6
1.3
1.5
0.8
1.8

1.4
1.3
1.8
3.5
1.6

25.0
18.3
26.3
14.8
22.9

13.3
9.5
9.1
9.4
8.7

3.2
2.4
2.9
2.2
3.0

0.2
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.4

0.3
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2

3.5
5.5
3.4
4.3
4.4

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

0.4
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.3

10.5
8.9
6.3
8.6
9.1

1.5
1.0
1.4
1.3
1.5

2.1
2.6
1.0
1.7
1.4

23.4
16.8
24.7
18.6
20.1

8.8
8.3
11.0
10.2
10.4

3.3
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

4.8
3.5
2.8
3.9
4.3

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.4
0.1

6.8
7.6
9.0
11.2
6.7

1.2
1.5
1.2
1.3
1.2

1.2
1.4
0.9
1.7
0.7

21.2
22.1
27.0
27.1
24.3

10.7
10.8
7.4
8.5
8.5

3.2
3.4
3.7
2.5
2.5

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

4.5
3.7
4.4
5.6
3.1

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.4

9.6
5.7
8.3
6.3
11.7

1.4
1.4
1.2
1.2
1.1

2.4
0.9
1.4
1.1
1.7

19.3
19.0
21.9
17.1
21.8

10.7
8.9
9.6
10.7
8.3

2.8
2.1
2.8
2.0
2.9

0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.3

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

4.8
3.6
4.1
3.4
5.2

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

0.2
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.1

8.6
6.0
7.9
9.1
6.3

1.6
1.3
1.3
1.9
1.3

1.3
1.0
1.5
1.5
0.8

26.0
26.1
23.4
26.6
20.4

9.6
12.0
11.5
10.2
9.6

3.5
3.4
3.3
3.5
2.8

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.2

3.4
3.7
4.0
2.9
2.8

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.1

9.1
5.7
7.9
10.3
7.6

1.6
1.7
1.2
1.5
1.2

1.8
1.6
1.4
1.8
1.3

21.8
26.7
28.1
24.2
21.2

10.6
10.0
9.0
8.4
11.4

2.6
2.7
2.6
3.4
2.8

0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.3
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.2

4.2
2.8
4.9
4.8
4.0

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

7.9
9.5
6.5
8.8
6.7

1.1
1.5
1.8
1.6
1.3

1.4
1.3
1.1
1.3
0.8

16.9
27.0
24.8
24.4
19.5

8.9
9.5
12.3
9.7
8.4

3.2
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

5.6
2.5
2.6
4.4
4.1

(Continued)

38 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006—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

154,814
17,539
217,604
469,739
36,629

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.5

3.7
2.8
3.8
4.7
3.3

1.4
0.9
1.0
1.9
0.9

4.1
3.7
3.4
4.4
3.9

32.9
37.2
35.4
30.8
40.4

8.9
12.2
8.8
7.6
10.4

24.0
25.0
26.6
23.2
30.0

2.6
2.4
2.5
2.8
2.3

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

19,073
197,297
145,886
97,114
135,143
11,086

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.4

3.2
3.7
3.2
4.4
3.4
2.7

0.9
1.3
1.3
0.6
0.9
0.9

3.9
3.7
3.8
4.7
3.8
5.4

42.5
33.3
40.9
31.0
39.7
35.0

8.7
10.0
7.7
11.0
11.0
9.8

33.8
23.3
33.2
20.0
28.7
25.2

2.4
2.8
2.8
2.1
2.6
2.4

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

1,264
1,431
255
167,722
2,010

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.3
0
0.2
0.2

12.3
2.2
2.0
1.5
1.8

0.6
0.8
1.6
0.9
1.5

4.3
4.7
5.9
3.5
5.4

11.1
26.8
28.3
46.7
29.1

4.4
9.4
11.0
7.5
9.6

6.7
17.4
17.3
39.2
19.5

1.8
2.8
2.4
1.1
2.6

18,522

100.0

0.6

1.3

1.4

4.3

36.2

10.9

25.3

2.2

Foreign countries

Mental disorders
Other Neoplasms

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 39

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 11.
Percentage distribution, by state or other area and diagnostic group, December 2006—Continued
Diseases of the—

State or area

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

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

Other Unknown

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

0.4
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.2

10.9
7.2
9.5
9.6
5.6

1.3
1.1
1.3
1.6
1.5

1.9
1.1
1.4
2.1
1.3

24.6
22.7
23.9
24.5
20.6

8.5
13.5
8.0
10.5
12.4

3.5
3.2
3.6
2.5
2.8

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3

3.6
3.4
5.4
3.6
3.9

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

0.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

5.9
9.4
6.1
9.6
6.9
6.7

1.3
1.4
1.7
1.3
1.3
1.6

0.7
1.8
1.2
0.8
1.3
1.2

21.6
25.2
22.1
27.1
20.6
24.4

9.2
8.9
10.4
7.3
11.5
12.5

2.8
3.1
2.5
3.8
2.4
4.1

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.4

4.5
4.2
3.2
6.6
4.7
2.2

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

a
a
a
0.1
0.8

9.9
15.2
16.9
5.4
11.6

0.9
a
a
0.5
0.5

1.6
4.3
5.9
0.8
2.8

39.2
22.3
10.6
24.9
26.2

9.8
13.4
16.9
8.1
12.9

3.1
2.4
2.0
1.8
0.9

2.1
0.5
4.7
0.2
0.4

a
1.3
a
0.1
0.1

2.0
1.7
1.6
4.2
3.0

Foreign countries

0.1

8.3

0.8

0.8

20.1

10.5

1.2

0.2

0.2

12.0

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, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 12.
Number receiving Social Security disability benefits because of blindness or deafness,
by state or other area, December 2006
Blind

Deaf

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult
children

Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult
children

110,094

96,805

2,323

10,966

62,583

52,780

1,086

8,717

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

2,645
164
1,815
1,616
9,866

2,352
153
1,619
1,417
8,544

65
3
41
37
171

228
8
155
162
1,151

1,508
131
1,125
857
5,237

1,247
119
992
722
4,299

31
3
12
29
72

230
9
121
106
866

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

1,099
1,208
328
193
5,272

991
1,023
299
174
4,729

16
28
4
4
130

92
157
25
15
413

859
684
177
251
4,186

773
586
155
206
3,548

13
9
a
3
56

73
89
a
42
582

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

3,759
316
495
4,266
2,801

3,363
278
444
3,766
2,522

99
4
8
88
52

297
34
43
412
227

1,800
195
234
2,215
1,565

1,455
166
209
1,900
1,355

40
a
4
29
32

305
a
21
286
178

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,000
1,062
2,401
2,103
543

867
944
2,056
1,816
474

11
21
70
62
7

122
97
275
225
62

641
615
1,328
1,153
341

580
558
1,095
822
311

10
7
35
44
3

51
50
198
287
27

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

1,530
2,776
3,428
1,649
2,070

1,365
2,241
2,937
1,457
1,871

26
37
65
17
40

139
498
426
175
159

1,272
1,187
2,123
1,056
931

1,106
1,029
1,817
962
765

9
13
41
10
22

157
145
265
84
144

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

2,673
302
586
785
393

2,377
269
523
702
339

52
6
4
13
10

244
27
59
70
44

1,329
181
333
379
224

1,161
161
305
325
197

15
3
8
9
5

153
17
20
45
22

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

2,690
828
5,894
3,990
158

2,392
726
5,084
3,564
139

42
21
124
91
0

256
81
686
335
19

1,501
403
3,862
2,061
81

1,285
343
3,214
1,798
75

23
14
58
36
0

193
46
590
227
6

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

4,340
1,765
1,489
4,693
380

3,845
1,563
1,292
4,121
331

106
47
22
83
9

389
155
175
489
40

2,551
897
926
2,565
213

2,185
766
800
2,158
188

53
28
13
44
a

313
103
113
363
a

State or area
All areas

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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 2006—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

2,739
260
3,326
8,444
636

2,429
227
2,959
7,586
560

93
4
74
192
12

217
29
293
666
64

1,025
174
1,535
4,542
425

848
154
1,295
3,858
398

17
a
36
60
4

160
a
204
624
23

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

188
2,406
1,789
1,015
1,606
123

168
2,108
1,567
872
1,415
113

a
58
30
28
19
0

a
240
192
115
172
10

136
1,243
1,223
559
1,127
77

120
1,059
1,040
458
989
70

a
26
27
14
13
0

a
158
156
87
125
7

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

1,772
108

1,496
95

59
a

217
a

1,136
61

630
45

30
a

476
a

311

241

12

58

143

78

12

53

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 U.S. 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 2006 (in thousands of dollars)
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

7,292,797

6,655,048

138,859

498,891

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

184,231
10,612
135,413
109,324
621,044

169,627
9,928
126,998
101,511
568,124

4,303
175
2,146
2,394
9,995

10,301
508
6,269
5,419
42,924

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

79,069
76,264
23,981
9,858
428,667

73,873
68,459
22,290
8,939
398,891

1,150
994
330
145
7,304

4,046
6,811
1,361
774
22,472

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

213,662
21,251
32,326
259,639
161,231

196,703
19,340
29,934
232,149
145,727

4,377
351
580
4,942
3,300

12,582
1,561
1,812
22,547
12,204

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

64,797
58,029
174,481
125,927
46,890

57,946
52,848
160,184
111,734
43,311

1,062
1,000
4,669
3,809
752

5,789
4,181
9,629
10,383
2,827

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

104,315
167,760
289,663
100,892
110,257

95,246
153,378
259,497
91,881
100,931

1,607
2,223
5,922
1,159
2,783

7,462
12,160
24,244
7,852
6,543

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

174,634
22,258
34,689
51,441
37,651

160,476
20,411
31,409
48,717
35,196

3,448
385
507
825
458

10,709
1,462
2,773
1,899
1,998

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

186,760
48,541
476,185
269,733
12,013

169,485
45,099
428,782
250,414
10,597

2,747
848
7,883
4,744
175

14,529
2,594
39,520
14,575
1,241

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

271,499
100,803
84,231
340,059
30,561

241,008
92,611
77,572
306,389
28,092

6,435
2,284
1,465
6,740
420

24,056
5,907
5,194
26,930
2,048

State or area
All areas

(Continued)

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 13.
Total monthly benefits, by state or other area, December 2006 (in thousands of dollars)—Continued
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

143,271
15,015
195,640
434,123
34,258

132,161
13,521
179,670
397,643
31,301

2,891
223
4,538
9,743
512

8,218
1,271
11,432
26,737
2,444

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

16,854
185,598
139,990
93,999
126,075
10,443

15,350
170,906
129,056
85,200
113,212
9,666

266
3,666
2,291
2,736
1,746
158

1,238
11,026
8,643
6,063
11,117
619

Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

907
1,148
148
129,016
1,821

837
1,061
129
116,996
1,613

24
22
3
2,687
41

46
65
16
9,332
167

13,854

11,018

479

2,357

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 2006
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

7,803,692

6,806,918

220,178

776,596

6,387,236

6,010,946

205,874

170,416

479,039
148,863
52,679
273,894
139,347
100,620
101,402
11,255
5,133
104,224

233,222
148,032
44,949
143,656
61,214
29,368
50,435
7,088
3,744
74,264

580
84
6,116
3,322
1,662
332
712
145
44
1,307

245,237
747
1,614
126,916
76,471
70,920
50,255
4,022
1,345
28,653

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 2006
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

6,806,918

795,972

11.7

220,178

14,304

6.5

776,596

606,180

78.1

11,544

1,749

15.2

283

7

2.5

9,298

6,502

69.9

258,310
113,410
292,161

4,518
3,681
25,127

1.7
3.2
8.6

17,675
1,891
5,575

318
53
178

1.8
2.8
3.2

2,818
3,248
10,069

723
1,918
4,051

25.7
59.1
40.2

329,540
1,947,274
196,075

184,259
468,127
3,173

55.9
24.0
1.6

9,721
52,686
4,534

2,497
8,186
72

25.7
15.5
1.6

356,722
121,799
1,951

315,279
79,206
1,085

88.4
65.0
55.6

17,080
635,807
106,714
114,079

412
32,086
3,035
1,418

2.4
5.0
2.8
1.2

365
21,048
2,561
1,946

10
880
60
38

2.7
4.2
2.3
2.0

2,022
3,532
632
1,930

398
1,728
127
403

19.7
48.9
20.1
20.9

1,765,058

19,247

1.1

64,590

633

1.0

5,523

1,148

20.8

649,336
208,991
16,343
14,384
130,812

31,147
2,688
210
621
14,474

4.8
1.3
1.3
4.3
11.1

15,965
10,892
513
291
9,642

627
120
4
9
612

3.9
1.1
0.8
3.1
6.3

73,122
1,018
279
1,361
181,272

39,155
342
52
875
153,188

53.5
33.6
18.6
64.3
84.5

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

3,643,121

517,479

14.2

8,115

634

7.8

424,184

338,860

79.9

5,918

1,018

17.2

11

0

0

4,799

3,476

72.4

113,451
83,082
202,246

2,591
2,958
19,163

2.3
3.6
9.5

368
101
398

13
5
16

3.5
5.0
4.0

1,287
1,738
6,993

389
1,074
2,779

30.2
61.8
39.7

210,488
977,700
93,976

121,384
300,074
1,911

57.7
30.7
2.0

378
1,696
161

100
327
3

26.5
19.3
1.9

192,169
76,907
1,094

173,262
53,403
617

90.2
69.4
56.4

7,557
424,489
57,682
68,364

249
20,737
2,215
950

3.3
4.9
3.8
1.4

18
1,235
145
120

0
53
6
3

0
4.3
4.1
2.5

1,015
1,889
314
1,009

239
962
72
231

23.5
50.9
22.9
22.9

895,862

12,465

1.4

2,183

36

1.6

2,379

627

26.4

320,968
102,829
6,797
6,642
65,070

19,246
1,723
126
436
10,233

6.0
1.7
1.9
6.6
15.7

568
355
18
10
350

25
14
0
0
33

4.4
3.9
0
0
9.4

38,875
443
120
753
92,400

21,580
189
30
521
79,409

55.5
42.7
25.0
69.2
85.9

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46 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 15.
Representative payment, by sex and diagnostic group, December 2006—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

3,163,797

278,493

8.8

212,063

13,670

6.4

352,412

267,320

75.9

5,626

731

13.0

272

7

2.6

4,499

3,026

67.3

144,859
30,328
89,915

1,927
723
5,964

1.3
2.4
6.6

17,307
1,790
5,177

305
48
162

1.8
2.7
3.1

1,531
1,510
3,076

334
844
1,272

21.8
55.9
41.4

119,052
969,574
102,099

62,875
168,053
1,262

52.8
17.3
1.2

9,343
50,990
4,373

2,397
7,859
69

25.7
15.4
1.6

164,553
44,892
857

142,017
25,803
468

86.3
57.5
54.6

9,523
211,318
49,032
45,715

163
11,349
820
468

1.7
5.4
1.7
1.0

347
19,813
2,416
1,826

10
827
54
35

2.9
4.2
2.2
1.9

1,007
1,643
318
921

159
766
55
172

15.8
46.6
17.3
18.7

869,196

6,782

0.8

62,407

597

1.0

3,144

521

16.6

328,368
106,162
9,546
7,742
65,742

11,901
965
84
185
4,241

3.6
0.9
0.9
2.4
6.5

15,397
10,537
495
281
9,292

602
106
4
9
579

3.9
1.0
0.8
3.2
6.2

34,247
575
159
608
88,872

17,575
153
22
354
73,779

51.3
26.6
13.8
58.2
83.0

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.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 16.
Percentage distribution of disabled workers, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2006
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit
Number

Total

Less than
400.00

400.00–
599.90

600.00–
799.90

6,806,918

100.0

5.8

11.2

22.7

18.8

13.8

27.7

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

178,303
10,253
125,654
109,104
570,177

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.5
6.8
4.7
5.5
6.7

11.5
12.1
9.9
11.9
11.4

24.7
23.3
21.5
24.5
21.1

20.0
17.6
18.8
21.0
17.1

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

75,874
67,295
21,702
10,263
407,193

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.5
4.6
4.5
7.1
5.0

11.5
10.0
9.6
14.3
10.9

22.8
21.5
20.9
28.4
23.1

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

203,994
19,211
31,357
231,653
148,744

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.9
4.8
6.6
5.8
5.7

10.8
10.4
12.3
10.9
11.3

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

61,805
55,525
167,339
114,683
48,000

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.7
6.0
6.7
7.1
6.4

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

94,535
158,861
250,412
94,887
109,552

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

168,295
21,604
33,921
46,951
35,568

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

977.70

905.70

13.8
13.3
14.6
15.0
13.2

24.5
951.30
26.9
968.30
30.5 1,010.70
22.1
930.40
30.5
996.40

876.00
879.00
942.00
871.50
920.50

19.0
18.6
18.6
20.1
19.3

14.0
14.3
14.6
13.0
14.3

27.3
973.60
31.0 1,017.30
31.8 1,027.10
17.1
871.00
27.4
979.60

900.50
944.50
957.50
801.00
906.00

23.3
21.4
23.1
21.6
22.5

20.7
18.1
18.0
17.8
18.6

15.1
15.3
13.7
13.6
14.0

25.2
964.30
30.1 1,006.70
26.3
954.60
30.5 1,002.10
27.8
979.70

899.50
943.00
881.00
926.00
906.00

12.4
12.0
12.4
11.6
13.2

23.9
23.5
22.9
22.4
26.1

18.7
18.9
18.0
17.4
20.7

13.5
14.2
13.2
12.5
13.6

24.8
25.4
26.7
28.9
20.0

937.60
951.80
957.20
974.30
902.30

867.00
882.00
881.50
894.00
835.00

5.2
5.1
6.1
5.8
5.6

10.2
11.3
10.6
11.6
12.0

21.3
24.1
20.3
23.4
25.7

18.5
19.7
16.0
18.9
21.2

14.5
13.9
12.5
13.6
14.0

30.3 1,007.50
25.8
965.50
34.5 1,036.30
26.7
968.30
21.5
921.30

939.00
888.00
958.50
890.00
854.50

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.8
6.1
6.1
3.9
4.2

11.8
12.6
12.7
8.8
9.5

24.1
24.0
24.8
20.8
22.9

19.3
18.9
19.3
19.2
20.8

13.8
13.1
14.3
15.0
15.3

25.3
953.50
25.3
944.80
22.7
925.90
32.3 1,037.60
27.2
989.50

878.50
872.00
859.00
969.00
923.50

158,607
48,089
416,955
260,960
11,697

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.2
7.0
5.7
4.7
7.1

9.3
12.2
10.8
10.3
13.9

19.6
23.6
20.6
23.1
25.3

17.6
19.2
17.0
21.9
19.0

13.8
13.7
13.1
16.0
12.8

35.6 1,068.60
24.4
937.80
32.8 1,028.40
24.0
959.60
21.9
905.90

992.00
868.50
947.50
903.50
837.50

251,744
97,024
78,853
309,581
29,738

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.4
6.4
5.7
5.9
5.3

12.9
11.8
11.6
10.8
12.1

22.6
22.7
22.2
21.7
25.0

17.0
18.5
18.1
18.2
20.0

12.6
14.1
13.5
14.0
13.5

27.5
26.3
28.9
29.3
24.2

876.50
889.50
909.00
920.50
868.00

957.40
954.50
983.80
989.70
944.70

(Continued)

48 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 16.
Percentage distribution of disabled workers, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2006—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

135,816
15,044
190,613
410,805
32,280

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.4
7.3
5.3
6.2
6.1

9.9
13.8
11.7
11.1
12.7

22.5
25.5
24.5
22.8
23.2

21.5
18.8
20.6
19.0
17.3

16.2
13.8
14.6
14.2
13.0

25.5
20.7
23.4
26.8
27.6

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

16,673
173,567
130,099
83,129
116,154
9,937

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.9
5.2
5.8
6.6
6.1
6.1

12.3
10.3
11.4
10.6
11.6
12.6

25.0
22.1
22.4
19.7
22.6
23.1

20.8
19.7
17.9
16.3
18.3
17.4

1,114
1,248

100.0
100.0

12.0
11.7

20.6
13.1

30.0
26.4

198
139,922
1,638

100.0
100.0
100.0

17.7
4.8
4.9

28.8
13.6
10.9

12,718

100.0

14.4

12.5

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

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

Monthly benefit
(dollars)
Average

Median

973.10
898.80
942.60
968.00
969.70

916.50
830.50
876.00
899.00
883.50

14.6
14.9
13.1
13.1
13.4
12.4

21.4
920.60
27.7
984.70
29.5
992.00
33.7 1,024.90
28.1
974.70
28.4
972.70

859.00
918.00
908.50
957.50
899.50
882.00

16.5
17.3

12.5
13.8

8.3
17.7

751.50
849.90

702.00
791.80

30.8
34.9
21.1

10.6
23.0
20.1

6.6
11.5
15.4

5.6
12.2
27.6

649.90
836.20
984.70

615.50
779.20
925.00

20.6

17.7

12.8

22.0

866.40

824.50

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.

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 49

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 17.
Percentage distribution of disabled widow(er)s, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2006
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

220,178 100.0

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
8.9

7.9

9.5

12.0

11.8

10.8

9.4

7.9

21.8

630.70

601.10

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.5
4.1
7.6
12.0
6.5

8.8
6.1
7.7
9.4
6.8

10.2
8.2
8.9
10.3
8.4

12.1
9.4
12.0
11.9
11.8

12.3
11.0
11.8
12.6
11.7

11.9
11.8
10.1
11.3
10.3

9.5
9.8
8.7
9.6
9.2

7.5
7.8
8.8
7.6
8.3

17.2
31.8
24.6
15.3
26.9

592.60
714.20
658.70
571.00
679.00

567.00
692.00
620.50
550.00
645.00

1,799 100.0
1,587 100.0
531 100.0

8.4
8.1
9.8

7.4
7.3
6.6

9.9
9.7
10.0

11.1
14.7
11.7

11.8
11.8
12.8

11.6
11.0
11.5

9.2
8.9
9.8

8.2
7.7
6.6

22.3
20.7
21.3

639.10
626.10
620.80

611.00
585.00
595.00

239 100.0
12,046 100.0

6.7
9.8

8.4
8.3

10.0
10.2

13.4
12.3

13.0
12.3

13.8
10.7

11.3
9.9

6.7
7.4

16.7
19.0

605.90
606.40

592.00
575.00

7,261
245
3,258
4,192
14,720

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

7,676
516
857
7,439
5,021

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

12.1
6.4
6.8
7.8
8.2

9.4
5.8
6.8
7.3
7.1

10.6
8.1
8.5
8.8
9.4

12.8
13.2
13.0
11.0
11.2

12.7
9.5
9.8
11.3
10.4

10.5
11.6
10.6
10.5
11.0

8.9
9.9
9.5
9.3
9.3

6.9
9.3
8.5
7.9
8.1

16.0
26.2
26.6
26.2
25.1

570.20
679.40
676.60
664.40
657.20

537.00
648.10
654.50
634.00
634.00

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,726
1,615
7,202
5,642
1,264

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.1
8.9
7.6
6.8
9.3

8.3
8.8
7.1
5.9
7.9

10.8
9.3
9.4
8.1
11.2

10.8
12.3
11.8
11.4
15.0

11.6
11.8
11.8
12.6
11.8

13.4
10.5
11.3
11.3
10.3

10.3
9.8
9.5
9.3
8.9

7.3
8.4
8.2
8.8
8.4

19.5
20.2
23.2
25.8
17.2

615.10
619.00
648.20
675.20
594.70

603.00
587.00
618.00
645.00
555.50

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

2,439
3,479
8,270
1,842
4,821

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.5
6.8
6.4
8.6
10.8

7.2
8.1
6.2
7.9
9.3

8.2
9.5
7.7
10.0
10.6

11.1
13.2
9.8
11.4
13.2

12.8
12.9
10.3
12.2
12.5

10.7
10.6
10.1
11.4
11.4

9.9
10.0
9.3
11.1
9.1

7.8
7.7
8.9
7.5
7.1

24.7
21.2
31.3
19.9
16.0

658.70
639.00
716.10
629.50
577.30

628.00
596.50
694.00
599.50
544.50

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

5,711
614
852
1,220
777

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.5
6.4
11.4
7.6
11.7

8.6
9.4
7.4
7.0
8.9

10.2
11.2
12.6
9.6
11.3

12.2
12.7
11.5
10.4
13.3

12.5
13.0
11.0
10.7
10.9

9.6
8.3
9.4
10.1
9.5

9.5
9.9
9.5
9.2
8.9

7.3
9.0
8.1
8.4
6.7

19.6
20.0
19.1
27.1
18.8

603.80
627.10
594.70
676.60
588.90

565.00
579.50
560.50
642.50
540.00

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

4,217
1,300
12,251
8,947
302

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

9.6
6.5
8.3
14.7
11.6

7.8
6.5
7.3
11.3
8.9

8.8
9.5
9.0
12.0
10.9

11.7
11.7
12.0
12.6
11.6

10.7
13.4
12.3
11.9
12.9

10.1
10.3
10.5
10.2
11.6

9.4
11.8
9.9
8.1
6.3

7.4
8.2
8.0
6.0
8.3

24.5
22.2
22.7
13.1
17.9

651.40
652.10
643.40
530.20
580.60

612.00
621.50
611.00
494.00
558.00

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

9,472
3,679
2,172
10,162
713

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.0
9.1
7.9
7.3
10.7

6.4
7.4
6.3
7.1
8.7

8.4
9.7
8.6
8.8
11.5

11.2
12.5
10.7
11.0
11.5

10.8
13.0
11.2
11.3
13.6

10.3
10.8
10.8
10.7
9.7

10.0
8.6
8.2
9.7
8.1

9.0
8.0
8.7
9.0
8.4

26.8
20.8
27.6
25.2
17.8

679.30
620.90
674.50
663.20
589.40

658.00
586.00
646.50
640.00
555.00

(Continued)

50 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 17.
Percentage distribution of disabled widow(er)s, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2006—Continued
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit

State or area
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying areas
American
Samoa
Guam
Northern
Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin
Islands
Foreign countries

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

5,283
392
7,888
15,211
749

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

13.4
8.7
11.6
8.3
6.3

9.8
10.5
9.9
7.7
6.9

11.4
12.0
10.3
9.1
8.4

12.9
14.8
12.6
12.2
11.9

12.4
12.0
11.9
11.5
11.5

11.4
14.8
10.8
11.2
9.2

8.4
7.4
9.1
9.5
11.2

6.2
4.6
7.5
7.9
7.7

14.0
15.3
16.3
22.7
26.8

547.30
569.50
575.30
640.50
683.60

522.00
544.00
546.00
611.00
662.00

448
5,900
3,303
3,886
2,796
238

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.5
10.4
5.8
5.6
8.5
5.5

9.2
8.1
6.1
6.2
9.2
6.7

8.9
9.5
9.6
7.5
8.7
7.1

12.7
12.3
10.1
10.0
12.2
16.0

12.1
10.7
10.2
10.8
11.8
9.2

12.5
10.3
10.9
11.5
11.2
13.0

10.3
9.4
10.4
10.4
9.8
11.3

5.1
8.2
9.4
8.8
7.8
7.6

18.8
21.3
27.6
29.2
20.9
23.5

594.00
621.30
693.70
703.90
624.50
664.00

578.00
591.00
673.00
685.50
595.50
643.50

50
38

100.0
100.0

18.0
10.5

8.0
a

12.0
a

14.0
a

14.0
a

12.0
10.5

8.0
a

8.0
10.5

6.0
15.8

490.00
588.30

481.80
529.50

9
5,090

100.0
100.0

0
10.7

a
11.4

a
10.6

a
16.7

a
14.8

0
11.3

a
8.8

0
6.1

0
9.5

365.20
527.90

340.00
503.80

62

100.0

6.5

4.8

4.8

12.9

9.7

22.6

9.7

8.1

21.0

663.10

647.30

759

100.0

7.6

5.8

8.3

13.7

13.6

12.9

10.4

7.6

20.0

630.60

609.00

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.

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All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 18.
Percentage distribution of disabled adult children, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2006
Percentage distribution by dollar amount of monthly benefit

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Number

Total

776,596 100.0
17,599
796
9,452
9,567
64,925

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
5.3

5.2

10.4

12.2

12.7

12.4

13.6

9.9

18.3

642.40

634.50

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.3
5.9
5.0
7.1
5.5

6.6
5.2
4.8
6.6
5.0

13.9
14.2
8.7
13.3
9.1

14.5
11.7
11.1
16.1
11.3

14.2
10.8
12.6
15.4
12.1

12.4
13.2
12.8
13.0
11.9

11.1
10.1
14.3
10.5
14.2

8.3
9.2
10.5
7.6
10.6

12.7
19.8
20.3
10.4
20.4

585.30
638.60
663.30
566.40
661.10

561.00
621.80
663.00
544.00
658.00

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of
Columbia
Florida

6,140 100.0
9,523 100.0
1,950 100.0

5.0
3.7
3.1

4.6
3.8
3.2

9.4
7.1
8.4

11.7
8.5
9.8

12.2
10.1
11.8

12.1
12.5
13.5

14.5
16.8
15.9

10.4
12.0
11.2

20.0
25.4
23.1

659.00
715.30
697.90

658.00
724.00
702.50

1,360 100.0
35,187 100.0

6.4
5.5

6.7
5.2

15.7
9.5

15.1
12.4

15.7
13.5

10.9
13.0

11.8
13.4

7.6
9.9

10.1
17.4

568.90
638.60

534.50
630.00

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

20,986
2,373
2,806
32,442
17,501

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.1
3.6
5.5
4.0
3.3

5.5
4.1
4.5
4.0
3.6

13.2
10.2
9.2
7.9
7.4

15.2
10.9
11.2
10.1
9.9

15.0
13.1
14.1
11.3
11.5

12.8
14.8
13.6
12.4
13.1

11.7
14.6
13.8
15.2
16.6

8.1
11.3
10.8
11.5
11.6

13.4
17.4
17.3
23.6
23.0

599.60
657.70
645.80
695.00
697.30

572.00
650.00
639.00
701.50
706.00

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

8,573
6,236
16,684
17,718
4,707

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.5
3.7
7.5
7.6
6.9

3.6
4.0
7.2
7.2
5.4

7.6
8.7
13.8
13.3
10.5

11.7
11.4
15.0
14.7
14.0

13.5
13.4
13.1
13.3
14.7

13.6
12.6
11.6
11.3
13.2

15.3
15.4
11.3
10.6
13.4

11.4
11.2
7.9
7.7
9.2

19.9
19.6
12.6
14.4
12.8

675.30
670.50
577.10
586.00
600.60

675.00
669.00
548.00
553.50
590.00

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

10,977
18,420
33,677
11,691
12,127

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.4
5.5
3.6
4.1
8.0

3.9
4.8
3.3
3.5
8.5

9.1
9.4
6.5
9.0
16.6

11.1
10.9
8.6
11.6
17.0

13.2
11.9
10.6
12.5
13.6

13.1
12.3
12.0
13.0
11.4

14.6
14.0
16.4
15.2
9.1

10.5
11.2
12.6
10.9
6.2

21.2
20.0
26.5
20.2
9.7

679.80
660.10
719.90
671.60
539.50

675.50
659.00
730.50
671.00
500.00

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

16,687
2,227
4,322
2,711
2,964

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.3
3.6
4.4
3.5
4.3

4.8
4.2
4.5
3.4
3.9

9.9
8.1
9.8
8.0
7.5

12.7
13.7
12.1
9.9
11.1

13.3
13.4
14.4
12.1
12.7

13.0
13.9
14.7
13.5
14.2

13.5
14.5
14.3
14.4
14.7

10.0
10.4
9.9
10.9
12.6

17.7
18.1
15.9
24.3
19.2

641.80
656.40
641.70
700.40
674.00

633.00
648.00
632.30
695.00
677.50

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

20,236
4,489
57,425
24,537
1,988

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.4
7.6
3.9
5.2
4.0

3.5
8.0
3.9
5.7
5.0

7.3
13.3
8.2
13.1
10.0

9.1
14.0
10.5
15.3
14.5

10.9
13.3
11.6
15.2
15.0

12.2
11.8
12.5
13.2
15.9

15.4
11.0
15.7
11.9
12.5

12.2
7.7
11.5
8.2
8.9

26.0
13.3
22.2
12.3
14.1

718.00
577.80
688.20
594.00
624.40

723.00
549.00
694.00
569.00
608.00

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

35,269
9,563
7,571
39,931
3,188

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.2
5.0
4.3
4.5
5.1

4.1
5.4
3.8
4.1
5.5

8.2
11.4
7.7
7.9
10.1

10.4
14.4
9.9
10.5
11.2

11.7
13.9
11.8
12.2
12.4

12.8
12.9
13.3
13.5
14.1

15.0
12.9
15.1
15.7
13.5

11.2
9.2
11.8
11.0
10.4

22.3
14.9
22.3
20.6
17.7

682.10
617.70
686.10
674.40
642.50

688.00
597.00
693.00
681.00
639.80

(Continued)

52 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 18.
Percentage distribution of disabled adult children, by state or other area and monthly benefit,
December 2006—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

13,715
2,103
19,103
43,723
3,600

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.7
5.1
5.3
6.4
4.6

5.3
4.7
5.3
6.2
4.7

13.1
12.3
13.5
11.8
7.0

15.3
15.9
15.1
13.8
9.9

15.7
14.2
14.3
13.3
13.1

12.9
13.2
13.2
12.2
13.4

12.0
13.2
11.8
11.8
15.4

8.2
8.8
8.3
8.5
11.5

12.8
12.7
13.1
15.9
20.4

599.20
604.50
598.50
611.50
679.00

572.00
584.00
572.50
588.00
681.00

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,952
17,830
12,484
10,099
16,193
911

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.4
5.2
4.2
6.3
3.9
3.7

4.0
5.3
3.9
5.9
3.6
3.8

8.9
11.7
7.7
12.2
7.5
7.1

13.8
13.9
10.2
14.2
10.2
13.4

15.3
13.6
11.3
13.3
12.0
13.3

14.9
13.5
12.4
12.8
13.1
13.0

13.6
12.5
15.3
13.4
16.6
13.2

10.1
9.1
11.7
8.6
11.4
10.5

15.1
15.1
23.3
13.4
21.6
22.0

634.30
618.40
692.30
600.40
686.50
679.30

620.00
602.00
702.00
585.00
696.00
665.00

100
145

100.0
100.0

10.0
16.6

13.0
17.9

18.0
18.6

23.0
13.8

19.0
10.3

a
4.8

a
6.2

a
4.1

a
7.6

456.40
449.70

424.30
385.50

48
22,710

100.0
100.0

27.1
14.6

29.2
14.7

10.4
26.1

14.6
18.2

8.3
11.1

a
6.4

a
4.1

a
2.2

a
2.6

339.10
410.90

283.00
373.00

310

100.0

4.8

8.4

13.2

18.7

19.0

14.5

11.3

4.8

5.2

538.20

524.00

5,045

100.0

16.6

10.6

16.7

15.1

12.3

9.2

9.3

4.2

6.0

467.20

438.00

State or area

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

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, 2006 ♦ 53

Disabled Workers
Table 19.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1960–2006, 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

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.7
2.8
3.0
3.1
3.1

4.1
4.0
3.8
3.7
3.6

7.6
7.2
6.7
6.3
5.9

11.4
11.1
10.8
10.4
10.0

14.1
14.1
14.1
14.0
13.8

17.6
17.7
17.5
17.3
17.2

20.3
20.7
21.3
21.5
21.8

22.3
22.4
22.7
23.7
24.5

50.8
50.9
51.0
51.3
51.5

2005
2006

6,519
6,807

100.0
100.0

3.1
3.0

3.4
3.3

5.7
5.5

9.5
9.0

13.6
13.3

17.2
17.3

22.3
22.3

25.2
26.4

51.8
52.1

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

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.8
2.9
3.1
3.2
3.2

4.2
4.0
3.8
3.6
3.4

7.6
7.2
6.7
6.3
5.8

11.4
11.2
10.8
10.4
10.0

13.9
14.0
14.0
13.9
13.7

17.3
17.5
17.3
17.1
17.0

20.0
20.5
21.1
21.4
21.9

22.8
23.0
23.2
24.1
25.0

50.8
51.0
51.1
51.3
51.6

2005
2006

3,517
3,643

100.0
100.0

3.2
3.1

3.3
3.2

5.5
5.3

9.4
8.9

13.5
13.2

17.0
17.0

22.4
22.4

25.7
27.0

51.9
52.2
(Continued)

54 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Disabled Workers
Table 19.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1960–2006, 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

2,186
2,320
2,472
2,647
2,824

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
3.0

4.1
4.0
3.9
3.8
3.7

7.5
7.1
6.8
6.4
6.0

11.3
11.1
10.8
10.5
10.2

14.3
14.3
14.3
14.2
14.0

17.9
18.0
17.7
17.6
17.5

20.7
21.1
21.5
21.6
21.8

21.6
21.7
22.1
23.0
23.8

50.8
50.9
51.0
51.2
51.4

2005
2006

3,002
3,164

100.0
100.0

2.9
2.8

3.5
3.4

5.8
5.6

9.7
9.2

13.7
13.5

17.6
17.6

22.2
22.2

24.5
25.7

51.7
52.0

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 2006
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

Women

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

1,097.40

3,163,797

839.90

839.80

515.00
640.20
735.60
816.50
893.70

532.60
653.30
745.80
824.90
897.10

21,062
68,643
107,464
177,935
290,319

490.00
611.20
693.60
756.60
799.20

509.70
623.10
702.30
764.20
802.40

989.30
1,099.70
1,213.00
1,284.80
1,285.50

987.60
1,094.20
1,206.10
1,278.90
1,279.00

426,597
557,007
701,363
727,849
85,558

835.20
869.10
887.20
864.60
838.40

835.30
866.70
884.40
862.90
837.20

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

977.70

3,643,121

1,100.20

504.70
627.20
715.30
787.80
849.00

523.20
639.70
724.80
795.80
852.20

30,025
84,002
115,225
193,448
322,473

916.90
990.50
1,062.30
1,094.10
1,086.90

916.10
986.50
1,057.30
1,090.10
1,082.80

481,243
619,124
814,662
875,885
107,034

Number

Average
PIA
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

6,806,918

979.20

51,087
152,645
222,689
371,383
612,792
907,840
1,176,131
1,516,025
1,603,734
192,592

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, 2006

Disabled Workers
Table 21.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2006

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
parasitic
Congenital metabolic
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005
2006

6,519,001
6,806,918

11,001
11,544

252,933
258,310

111,927
113,410

281,828
292,161

2,183,182
2,276,814

320,564
329,540

1,862,618
1,947,274

185,049
196,075

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

4.8
4.5
4.3
4.1
4.0

1.9
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8

4.6
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.4

32.1
32.9
33.3
33.4
33.5

5.1
5.2
5.2
5.1
5.0

27.0
27.7
28.1
28.3
28.5

2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.8

2005
2006

100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2

3.9
3.8

1.7
1.7

4.3
4.3

33.5
33.4

4.9
4.8

28.6
28.6

2.8
2.9
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 57

Disabled Workers
Table 21.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2006—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

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

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

12,070
12,847
13,708
14,711
15,596

532,998
543,516
558,736
579,778
600,144

69,735
74,680
80,396
87,721
94,566

84,687
88,949
93,645
98,491
103,427

1,152,231
1,231,184
1,324,762
1,430,357
1,540,566

479,246
505,162
533,774
565,244
596,369

166,054
170,383
176,941
185,834
194,592

12,351
12,787
13,429
14,133
14,963

113,167
113,558
9,447
10,705
12,038

82,651
50,536
142,104
139,885
136,658

2005
2006

16,270
17,080

620,852
635,807

100,934
106,714

108,701
114,079

1,656,997
1,765,058

623,948
649,336

202,821
208,991

15,662
16,343

13,225
14,384

133,671
130,812

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

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

10.6
10.3
10.1
9.9
9.7

1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.5

1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7

22.9
23.4
23.9
24.4
24.9

9.5
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.6

3.3
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.1

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.2
2.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.6
1.0
2.6
2.4
2.2

2005
2006

0.2
0.3

9.5
9.3

1.5
1.6

1.7
1.7

25.4
25.9

9.6
9.5

3.1
3.1

0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2

2.1
1.9

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 1996–2006

Year

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

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

2,012,615
2,066,094
2,132,996
2,204,785
2,259,463

4,619
4,883
5,290
5,696
6,157

80,869
74,292
69,229
68,422
66,669

65,695
65,047
64,075
64,376
63,593

110,125
112,969
113,785
115,634
116,155

912,048
961,757
1,005,189
1,043,928
1,077,329

174,759
183,934
190,646
196,420
201,594

737,289
777,823
814,543
847,508
875,735

42,656
44,537
45,994
48,126
49,957

2005
2006

2,299,449
2,318,436

6,488
6,807

64,972
63,507

61,362
58,890

115,958
115,158

1,103,111
1,117,060

204,911
207,080

898,200
909,980

51,549
52,699

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3

4.0
3.6
3.2
3.1
3.0

3.3
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8

5.5
5.5
5.3
5.2
5.1

45.3
46.5
47.1
47.3
47.7

8.7
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.9

36.6
37.6
38.2
38.4
38.8

2.1
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2

2005
2006

100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3

2.8
2.7

2.7
2.5

5.0
5.0

48.0
48.1

8.9
8.9

39.1
39.2

2.2
2.3
(Continued)

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Disabled Workers
Table 22.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2006—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

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

7,245
7,646
8,072
8,513
8,855

84,362
85,819
87,860
90,085
91,227

30,357
31,789
33,120
34,722
35,859

43,333
44,628
45,957
47,143
48,231

309,327
322,713
340,244
355,306
367,251

215,744
221,321
228,658
235,860
242,252

26,718
27,472
28,441
29,996
30,883

5,785
5,613
5,843
5,966
6,231

53,437
44,428
4,060
4,496
4,951

20,595
11,180
47,179
46,516
43,863

2005
2006

8,999
9,264

92,683
92,508

36,121
36,255

49,339
50,597

378,930
386,593

246,069
248,139

31,531
31,659

6,349
6,361

5,276
5,544

40,712
37,395

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

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4

4.2
4.2
4.1
4.1
4.0

1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.6

2.2
2.2
2.2
2.1
2.1

15.4
15.6
16.0
16.1
16.3

10.7
10.7
10.7
10.7
10.7

1.3
1.3
1.3
1.4
1.4

0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

2.7
2.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.0
0.5
2.2
2.1
1.9

2005
2006

0.4
0.4

4.0
4.0

1.6
1.6

2.1
2.2

16.5
16.7

10.7
10.7

1.4
1.4

0.3
0.3

0.2
0.2

1.8
1.6

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, 2006

Disabled Workers
Table 23.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2006

Year

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

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

3,029,718
3,201,945
3,406,601
3,663,756
3,937,922

3,921
3,869
3,936
4,054
4,235

163,587
165,322
167,791
174,095
180,890

32,224
35,395
38,514
42,391
46,585

120,941
127,979
134,759
144,938
155,471

697,278
770,129
839,949
917,162
998,538

82,842
89,915
95,564
102,080
108,646

614,436
680,214
744,385
815,082
889,892

93,748
98,258
104,144
112,860
122,887

2005
2006

4,219,552
4,488,482

4,513
4,737

187,961
194,803

50,565
54,520

165,870
177,003

1,080,071
1,159,754

115,653
122,460

964,418
1,037,294

133,500
143,376

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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

5.4
5.2
4.9
4.8
4.6

1.1
1.1
1.1
1.2
1.2

4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.9

23.0
24.0
24.7
25.0
25.4

2.7
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8

20.3
21.2
21.9
22.2
22.6

3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1

2005
2006

100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1

4.5
4.3

1.2
1.2

3.9
3.9

25.6
25.8

2.7
2.7

22.9
23.1

3.2
3.2
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 61

Disabled Workers
Table 23.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, December 1996–2006—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

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

4,825
5,201
5,636
6,198
6,741

448,636
457,697
470,876
489,693
508,917

39,378
42,891
47,276
52,999
58,707

41,354
44,321
47,688
51,348
55,196

842,904
908,471
984,518
1,075,051
1,173,315

263,502
283,841
305,116
329,384
354,117

139,336
142,911
148,500
155,838
163,709

6,866
7,174
7,586
8,167
8,732

69,162
69,130
5,387
6,209
7,087

62,056
39,356
94,925
93,369
92,795

2005
2006

7,271
7,816

528,169
543,299

64,813
70,459

59,362
63,482

1,278,067
1,378,465

377,879
401,197

171,290
177,332

9,313
9,982

7,949
8,840

92,959
93,417

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

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

14.8
14.3
13.8
13.4
12.9

1.3
1.3
1.4
1.4
1.5

1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4

27.8
28.4
28.9
29.3
29.8

8.7
8.9
9.0
9.0
9.0

4.6
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.3
2.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.0
1.2
2.8
2.5
2.4

2005
2006

0.2
0.2

12.5
12.1

1.5
1.6

1.4
1.4

30.3
30.7

9.0
8.9

4.1
4.0

0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2

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, several ill-defined impairment codes were reclassified and added to "Unknown."
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

62 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Disabled Workers
Table 24.
Distribution, by diagnostic group and age, December 2006
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

6,806,918

203,732

594,072

1,520,632

2,692,156

1,796,326

11,544

1,651

2,406

2,750

2,987

1,750

258,310
113,410
292,161

2,967
1,603
11,151

13,831
13,659
30,789

46,709
43,628
73,218

113,766
40,244
108,760

81,037
14,276
68,243

329,540
1,947,274
196,075

38,198
95,734
4,537

69,048
256,044
12,019

99,834
558,202
36,143

90,481
728,483
81,405

31,979
308,811
61,971

17,080
635,807
106,714
114,079

2,056
3,378
2,044
4,604

3,034
16,585
7,721
15,676

4,174
72,545
26,490
30,317

5,033
264,523
48,195
42,188

2,783
278,776
22,264
21,294

1,765,058
649,336
208,991
16,343
14,384
130,812

8,547
22,856
1,267
475
531
2,133

68,281
68,126
5,577
1,649
1,377
8,250

309,765
157,157
24,815
4,237
3,636
27,012

763,517
249,145
84,694
6,447
5,616
56,672

614,948
152,052
92,638
3,535
3,224
36,745

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

3.8
1.7
4.3

1.5
0.8
5.5

2.3
2.3
5.2

3.1
2.9
4.8

4.2
1.5
4.0

4.5
0.8
3.8

4.8
28.6
2.9

18.7
47.0
2.2

11.6
43.1
2.0

6.6
36.7
2.4

3.4
27.1
3.0

1.8
17.2
3.4

0.3
9.3
1.6
1.7

1.0
1.7
1.0
2.3

0.5
2.8
1.3
2.6

0.3
4.8
1.7
2.0

0.2
9.8
1.8
1.6

0.2
15.5
1.2
1.2

25.9
9.5
3.1
0.2
0.2
1.9

4.2
11.2
0.6
0.2
0.3
1.0

11.5
11.5
0.9
0.3
0.2
1.4

20.4
10.3
1.6
0.3
0.2
1.8

28.4
9.3
3.1
0.2
0.2
2.1

34.2
8.5
5.2
0.2
0.2
2.0

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 2006
Total

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

234,466

100.0

54,017

100.0

180,449

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

30,211
29,652
25,220

12.9
12.6
10.8

10,665
10,519
7,780

19.7
19.5
14.4

19,546
19,133
17,440

10.8
10.6
9.7

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

40,016
39,069
26,464
16,915
10,711

17.1
16.7
11.3
7.2
4.6

10,877
7,064
3,103
1,463
923

20.1
13.1
5.7
2.7
1.7

29,139
32,005
23,361
15,452
9,788

16.1
17.7
12.9
8.6
5.4

6,633
9,575

2.8
4.1

510
1,113

0.9
2.1

6,123
8,462

3.4
4.7

Primary insurance amount (dollars)
All disabled workers

1,000.00–1,099.90
1,100.00 or more
Average amount (dollars)

595.40

493.80

625.80

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, 2006

Disabled Workers
Table 26.
Distribution of workers with a secondary benefit (dual entitlement), by type of secondary benefit
and sex, December 2006
Total

Men

Women

Type of secondary benefit

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

All disabled workers

234,466

100.0

54,017

100.0

180,449

100.0

29,840
35,268
85,974
2,070
81,308
6

12.7
15.0
36.7
0.9
34.7
a

200
1,081
3,159
99
49,478
0

0.4
2.0
5.8
0.2
91.6
0

29,640
34,187
82,815
1,971
31,830
6

16.4
18.9
45.9
1.1
17.6
a

Spouses
Widow(er)s
Disabled widow(er)s
Surviving mothers and fathers
Disabled adult children
Parents

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.

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Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2006
State or area

Total

Under 35

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

All disabled workers
All areas

6,806,918

426,421

371,383

612,792

907,840

1,176,131

1,516,025

1,796,326

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

178,303
10,253
125,654
109,104
570,177

9,578
851
8,276
6,319
33,774

9,678
622
7,013
5,617
30,234

16,002
958
11,118
9,445
50,287

23,920
1,423
16,697
14,226
75,968

32,130
1,819
21,616
18,821
99,997

41,093
2,183
27,950
24,722
128,724

45,902
2,397
32,984
29,954
151,193

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

75,874
67,295
21,702
10,263
407,193

4,839
4,617
1,286
735
21,279

4,097
4,119
1,198
614
19,686

6,678
7,062
2,107
1,117
35,529

10,721
9,582
3,053
1,527
54,092

13,897
11,190
3,880
2,022
69,420

16,983
13,552
4,767
2,135
91,185

18,659
17,173
5,411
2,113
116,002

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

203,994
19,211
31,357
231,653
148,744

10,821
1,120
2,563
17,246
11,006

10,191
1,010
1,831
13,395
8,786

17,798
1,668
2,631
21,197
13,835

26,617
2,555
4,002
31,451
20,125

35,587
3,365
5,179
39,630
25,572

47,118
4,386
6,701
49,380
32,088

55,862
5,107
8,450
59,354
37,332

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

61,805
55,525
167,339
114,683
48,000

5,147
4,111
10,144
6,881
3,855

3,680
2,954
9,520
5,891
3,205

5,618
5,076
15,361
10,160
5,061

8,360
7,910
22,720
15,547
6,882

10,504
9,788
29,274
20,602
7,896

12,937
11,911
37,897
25,957
9,911

15,559
13,775
42,423
29,645
11,190

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

94,535
158,861
250,412
94,887
109,552

6,397
13,249
17,349
9,365
6,109

5,348
10,969
14,017
5,851
6,024

9,340
17,608
21,172
9,088
9,695

13,203
23,312
32,676
13,211
14,697

16,510
26,891
44,866
15,560
19,786

20,340
30,527
56,455
19,171
24,830

23,397
36,305
63,877
22,641
28,411

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

168,295
21,604
33,921
46,951
35,568

10,953
1,341
2,641
2,608
3,220

9,280
1,008
1,954
2,375
2,551

15,679
1,728
3,187
3,927
3,933

23,662
2,872
4,588
5,761
5,276

29,372
3,690
5,646
7,794
5,801

35,845
4,938
7,176
10,648
6,873

43,504
6,027
8,729
13,838
7,914

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

158,607
48,089
416,955
260,960
11,697

8,719
3,451
22,645
13,489
975

8,526
2,594
22,444
13,351
601

14,920
4,190
39,757
22,450
1,004

21,205
6,262
55,985
33,735
1,596

26,361
8,260
70,074
44,253
1,952

34,385
11,214
92,998
60,914
2,474

44,491
12,118
113,052
72,768
3,095

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

251,744
97,024
78,853
309,581
29,738

20,260
6,031
4,549
21,524
2,026

15,108
5,004
4,020
18,141
1,812

22,788
8,048
6,272
29,080
2,872

33,553
12,631
9,434
41,456
4,062

42,897
16,586
13,605
53,157
5,181

54,335
22,094
18,804
67,137
6,317

62,803
26,630
22,169
79,086
7,468

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

135,816
15,044
190,613
410,805
32,280

6,356
1,244
10,085
26,344
3,217

6,710
782
10,601
21,834
2,018

11,264
1,297
17,455
36,359
2,914

17,361
1,986
25,297
54,703
4,363

23,685
2,540
33,249
71,879
5,310

32,069
3,261
43,090
91,744
6,522

38,371
3,934
50,836
107,942
7,936
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Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2006—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
U.S. Virgin Islands
Foreign countries

16,673
173,567
130,099
83,129
116,154
9,937

1,418
10,538
8,735
4,001
9,549
749

1,140
9,620
7,390
4,125
6,893
519

1,720
15,925
11,208
6,529
10,936
854

2,312
23,231
16,875
10,120
15,489
1,305

2,867
30,162
22,092
14,704
19,751
1,713

3,374
38,979
29,589
20,924
24,649
2,202

3,842
45,112
34,210
22,726
28,887
2,595

1,114
1,248

3
80

24
87

51
110

112
180

205
206

346
305

373
280

198
139,922
1,638

18
2,481
62

19
4,865
71

29
9,871
128

30
16,533
168

33
25,153
253

37
36,418
371

32
44,601
585

12,718

192

366

696

1,220

1,898

3,090

5,256

Men
All areas

3,643,121

229,252

193,448

322,473

481,243

619,124

814,662

982,919

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

93,279
5,713
65,642
59,126
305,703

5,069
510
4,337
3,380
18,910

4,899
357
3,554
2,943
16,361

8,215
506
5,647
5,001
27,570

12,407
747
8,426
7,591
40,926

16,467
972
10,929
10,040
52,685

21,439
1,238
14,936
13,592
68,009

24,783
1,383
17,813
16,579
81,242

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

39,836
35,016
10,699
5,457
217,131

2,688
2,457
664
392
11,684

2,087
2,054
558
347
10,210

3,440
3,567
995
619
18,836

5,561
4,873
1,512
850
28,702

7,120
5,728
1,883
1,113
36,448

9,001
7,103
2,299
1,086
48,363

9,939
9,234
2,788
1,050
62,888

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

105,593
11,280
17,312
122,733
77,640

5,828
643
1,376
9,116
5,790

5,379
592
970
6,858
4,450

9,359
981
1,416
11,096
7,145

13,889
1,534
2,121
16,535
10,360

17,902
1,945
2,780
20,562
13,232

24,268
2,599
3,722
26,368
16,701

28,968
2,986
4,927
32,198
19,962

32,848
28,503
96,394
70,743
26,790

2,847
2,169
5,550
3,952
2,091

1,919
1,506
5,251
3,477
1,719

2,978
2,520
8,597
6,204
2,726

4,342
3,965
12,889
9,538
3,740

5,534
4,888
16,974
12,676
4,350

6,852
6,171
22,060
16,188
5,744

8,376
7,284
25,073
18,708
6,420

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

48,505
82,001
132,506
50,303
58,329

3,440
6,558
9,153
4,895
3,340

2,693
5,325
7,216
2,935
3,072

4,756
8,942
11,113
4,599
5,026

6,801
12,085
17,293
6,729
7,729

8,272
13,948
23,490
8,065
10,452

10,328
15,956
29,668
10,532
13,376

12,215
19,187
34,573
12,548
15,334

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

88,614
12,298
17,373
24,524
17,572

5,824
767
1,404
1,358
1,520

4,787
517
948
1,159
1,176

8,144
958
1,514
2,017
1,836

12,410
1,554
2,257
2,913
2,544

15,303
1,998
2,836
3,883
2,823

18,837
2,926
3,721
5,670
3,551

23,309
3,578
4,693
7,524
4,122

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 67

Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2006—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

80,941
27,815
223,022
131,980
6,558

4,510
1,980
12,221
7,494
573

4,124
1,484
11,817
6,683
303

7,367
2,358
20,861
11,350
536

10,742
3,513
30,252
16,909
846

13,203
4,621
37,150
21,829
1,046

17,697
6,588
49,898
30,646
1,440

23,298
7,271
60,823
37,069
1,814

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

137,619
52,135
43,409
166,107
15,320

10,861
3,299
2,640
11,027
1,051

7,979
2,711
2,276
9,299
911

12,208
4,377
3,409
15,087
1,448

18,143
6,679
4,930
21,982
2,111

23,027
8,669
7,148
28,288
2,612

29,939
11,828
10,466
36,419
3,308

35,462
14,572
12,540
44,005
3,879

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

69,437
8,159
99,104
224,533
17,076

3,439
673
5,314
14,174
1,732

3,399
391
5,362
11,571
1,045

5,574
657
8,844
19,533
1,509

8,808
1,060
12,837
29,581
2,270

11,810
1,353
16,923
38,426
2,755

16,432
1,847
22,618
50,130
3,469

19,975
2,178
27,206
61,118
4,296

9,014
90,939
69,994
53,754
61,400
5,493

758
5,477
4,838
2,292
4,899
423

601
4,788
4,000
2,532
3,430
275

885
8,005
5,967
4,014
5,511
467

1,217
12,117
9,035
6,373
7,975
710

1,512
15,654
11,530
9,502
10,281
919

1,809
20,604
15,799
13,827
13,303
1,200

2,232
24,294
18,825
15,214
16,001
1,499

655
804

3
52

18
58

39
73

78
116

114
129

189
204

214
172

128
78,315
904

9
1,649
42

15
2,800
39

22
5,515
68

18
9,155
97

20
13,786
128

22
20,235
188

22
25,175
342

9,043

110

218

466

866

1,391

2,253

3,739

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
Foreign countries

Women
All areas

3,163,797

197,169

177,935

290,319

426,597

557,007

701,363

813,407

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

85,024
4,540
60,012
49,978
264,474

4,509
341
3,939
2,939
14,864

4,779
265
3,459
2,674
13,873

7,787
452
5,471
4,444
22,717

11,513
676
8,271
6,635
35,042

15,663
847
10,687
8,781
47,312

19,654
945
13,014
11,130
60,715

21,119
1,014
15,171
13,375
69,951

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

36,038
32,279
11,003
4,806
190,062

2,151
2,160
622
343
9,595

2,010
2,065
640
267
9,476

3,238
3,495
1,112
498
16,693

5,160
4,709
1,541
677
25,390

6,777
5,462
1,997
909
32,972

7,982
6,449
2,468
1,049
42,822

8,720
7,939
2,623
1,063
53,114

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

98,401
7,931
14,045
108,920
71,104

4,993
477
1,187
8,130
5,216

4,812
418
861
6,537
4,336

8,439
687
1,215
10,101
6,690

12,728
1,021
1,881
14,916
9,765

17,685
1,420
2,399
19,068
12,340

22,850
1,787
2,979
23,012
15,387

26,894
2,121
3,523
27,156
17,370
(Continued)

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Disabled Workers
Table 27.
Number, by sex, state or other area, and age, December 2006—Continued
State or area

Total

Under 35

35–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–FRA

Women (cont.)
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

28,957
27,022
70,945
43,940
21,210

2,300
1,942
4,594
2,929
1,764

1,761
1,448
4,269
2,414
1,486

2,640
2,556
6,764
3,956
2,335

4,018
3,945
9,831
6,009
3,142

4,970
4,900
12,300
7,926
3,546

6,085
5,740
15,837
9,769
4,167

7,183
6,491
17,350
10,937
4,770

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

46,030
76,860
117,906
44,584
51,223

2,957
6,691
8,196
4,470
2,769

2,655
5,644
6,801
2,916
2,952

4,584
8,666
10,059
4,489
4,669

6,402
11,227
15,383
6,482
6,968

8,238
12,943
21,376
7,495
9,334

10,012
14,571
26,787
8,639
11,454

11,182
17,118
29,304
10,093
13,077

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

79,681
9,306
16,548
22,427
17,996

5,129
574
1,237
1,250
1,700

4,493
491
1,006
1,216
1,375

7,535
770
1,673
1,910
2,097

11,252
1,318
2,331
2,848
2,732

14,069
1,692
2,810
3,911
2,978

17,008
2,012
3,455
4,978
3,322

20,195
2,449
4,036
6,314
3,792

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

77,666
20,274
193,933
128,980
5,139

4,209
1,471
10,424
5,995
402

4,402
1,110
10,627
6,668
298

7,553
1,832
18,896
11,100
468

10,463
2,749
25,733
16,826
750

13,158
3,639
32,924
22,424
906

16,688
4,626
43,100
30,268
1,034

21,193
4,847
52,229
35,699
1,281

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

114,125
44,889
35,444
143,474
14,418

9,399
2,732
1,909
10,497
975

7,129
2,293
1,744
8,842
901

10,580
3,671
2,863
13,993
1,424

15,410
5,952
4,504
19,474
1,951

19,870
7,917
6,457
24,869
2,569

24,396
10,266
8,338
30,718
3,009

27,341
12,058
9,629
35,081
3,589

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

66,379
6,885
91,509
186,272
15,204

2,917
571
4,771
12,170
1,485

3,311
391
5,239
10,263
973

5,690
640
8,611
16,826
1,405

8,553
926
12,460
25,122
2,093

11,875
1,187
16,326
33,453
2,555

15,637
1,414
20,472
41,614
3,053

18,396
1,756
23,630
46,824
3,640

7,659
82,628
60,105
29,375
54,754
4,444

660
5,061
3,897
1,709
4,650
326

539
4,832
3,390
1,593
3,463
244

835
7,920
5,241
2,515
5,425
387

1,095
11,114
7,840
3,747
7,514
595

1,355
14,508
10,562
5,202
9,470
794

1,565
18,375
13,790
7,097
11,346
1,002

1,610
20,818
15,385
7,512
12,886
1,096

459
444

0
28

6
29

12
37

34
64

91
77

157
101

159
108

70
61,607
734

9
832
20

4
2,065
32

7
4,356
60

12
7,378
71

13
11,367
125

15
16,183
183

10
19,426
243

3,675

82

148

230

354

507

837

1,517

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying areas
American Samoa
Guam
Northern Mariana
Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
Foreign countries

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-Worker Families
Table 28.
Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2006, selected years
Worker, spouse, and—

Worker only
Year

All

Men

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

4,080
4,260
4,487
4,769
5,068

2,191
2,289
2,392
2,525
2,665

1,890
1,970
2,095
2,244
2,403

45
68
64
57
55

65
92
86
82
78

50
57
56
60
65

2005
2006

5,357
5,625

2,797
2,918

2,561
2,707

53
50

74
69

73
78
(Continued)

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Disabled-Worker Families
Table 28.
Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition,
December 1960–2006, 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

773.60
807.40
827.30
854.80
887.30

880.70
914.40
935.80
965.90
1,001.60

649.40
683.10
703.50
729.70
760.60

1,394.20
1,413.50
1,445.10
1,495.80
1,554.20

1,274.30
1,298.50
1,331.70
1,373.30
1,426.80

1,355.50
1,393.50
1,431.50
1,486.80
1,546.10

2005
2006

930.80
968.40

1,049.40
1,091.30

801.30
836.00

1,627.90
1,700.10

1,497.50
1,570.00

1,632.50
1,706.10

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 2006
Percentage of
Average primary Average monthly families receiving
Number of insurance amount
family benefit maximum family
beneficiaries
(dollars)
(dollars)
benefit a

Family composition

Number
of families

Worker only
Men
Women

2,918,199
2,707,183

2,918,199
2,707,183

1,093.50
836.20

1,091.30
836.00

10.3
21.5

629,872
486,072

1,606,513
1,224,704

1,062.70
858.10

1,530.20
1,175.70

92.3
91.2

689,907
300,051
125,986

1,379,814
900,153
551,250

982.30
972.70
927.90

1,380.40
1,386.30
1,325.80

90.3
94.1
95.1

78,091

156,548

1,403.80

1,706.10

7.2

3,002
47,883
41,276
27,616

9,879
143,605
165,108
152,678

1,273.00
1,117.40
1,074.90
1,032.40

2,047.00
1,683.20
1,599.30
1,515.40

71.8
94.7
95.1
95.2

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 2006

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

5,625,382

168,693

139,532

207,113

380,017

673,749 1,005,115 1,396,360 1,654,803

81,093
116,775

0
2,503

6
6,666

21
14,642

73
22,157

409
24,265

1,721
20,155

8,711
15,328

70,152
11,059

689,907
300,051
125,986

24,296
12,674
6,114

36,417
30,043
19,875

71,551
59,841
33,220

126,966
74,238
30,314

154,012
60,306
19,036

127,170
34,034
9,256

89,997
18,632
5,158

59,498
10,283
3,013

2,025,636

143,877

148,139

239,953

335,363

357,025

299,913

260,161

241,205

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

3.0

2.5

3.7

6.8

12.0

17.9

24.8

29.4

100.0
100.0

0
2.1

c
5.7

c
12.5

0.1
19.0

0.5
20.8

2.1
17.3

10.7
13.1

86.5
9.5

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.5
4.2
4.9

5.3
10.0
15.8

10.4
19.9
26.4

18.4
24.7
24.1

22.3
20.1
15.1

18.4
11.3
7.3

13.0
6.2
4.1

8.6
3.4
2.4

29.2

67.1

63.7

62.1

52.9

38.3

25.0

17.0

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.

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Beneficiaries Who Have Filed
for Workers’ Compensation
or Public Disability Benefits

Note
In December 2006, approximately 585,000 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 2006
Among disabled workers who are also receiving workers' compensation or public disability benefits, a disease of
the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue was the primary diagnosis in December 2006. Mental disorders
were the second leading disabling condition. A disorder of the nervous system and sense organs was the third
most common disability for women. Injuries were the third most common disability for men. 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 2006
Total
Reason
All disabled beneficiaries and
nondisabled dependents

Workers

Spouses and children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

782,986

100.0

584,640

100.0

198,346

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
(Reverse Offset)

241

a

173

a

68

a

1,024
3,349
156,311

0.1
0.4
20.0

708
2,502
102,743

0.1
0.4
17.6

316
847
53,568

0.2
0.4
27.0

2,467
17,536
729

0.3
2.2
0.1

2,121
13,312
553

0.4
2.3
0.1

346
4,224
176

0.2
2.1
0.1

36
968
32

a
0.1
a

31
702
17

a
0.1
a

5
266
15

a
0.1
a

59,288

7.6

45,164

7.7

14,124

7.1

Without offset
High average current earnings
Entitlement to workers' compensation or
public disability benefits is pending

347,423

44.4

272,963

46.7

74,460

37.5

193,582

24.7

143,651

24.6

49,931

25.2

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 2006
Total

Workers

Spouses and children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

782,986

100.0

584,640

100.0

198,346

100.0

14,400
728
11,362
7,514
136,611

1.8
0.1
1.5
1.0
17.4

10,536
573
8,662
5,579
106,643

1.8
0.1
1.5
1.0
18.2

3,864
155
2,700
1,935
29,968

1.9
0.1
1.4
1.0
15.1

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

10,417
5,972
2,098
362
43,272

1.3
0.8
0.3
a
5.5

8,026
4,434
1,549
303
32,755

1.4
0.8
0.3
0.1
5.6

2,391
1,538
549
59
10,517

1.2
0.8
0.3
a
5.3

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

20,572
2,567
2,685
17,372
5,636

2.6
0.3
0.3
2.2
0.7

15,599
1,918
2,048
12,643
4,158

2.7
0.3
0.4
2.2
0.7

4,973
649
637
4,729
1,478

2.5
0.3
0.3
2.4
0.7

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

3,992
3,537
23,827
13,338
5,917

0.5
0.5
3.0
1.7
0.8

3,012
2,715
17,403
8,799
4,485

0.5
0.5
3.0
1.5
0.8

980
822
6,424
4,539
1,432

0.5
0.4
3.2
2.3
0.7

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

5,908
16,330
34,623
6,312
8,045

0.8
2.1
4.4
0.8
1.0

4,536
11,896
26,275
4,925
5,660

0.8
2.0
4.5
0.8
1.0

1,372
4,434
8,348
1,387
2,385

0.7
2.2
4.2
0.7
1.2

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

13,664
3,322
2,455
4,788
3,958

1.7
0.4
0.3
0.6
0.5

10,231
2,622
1,821
3,771
2,811

1.7
0.4
0.3
0.6
0.5

3,433
700
634
1,017
1,147

1.7
0.4
0.3
0.5
0.6

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

20,074
4,353
88,304
18,907
1,107

2.6
0.6
11.3
2.4
0.1

14,703
3,234
62,937
14,242
831

2.5
0.6
10.8
2.4
0.1

5,371
1,119
25,367
4,665
276

2.7
0.6
12.8
2.4
0.1

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

19,362
8,844
6,221
36,673
3,541

2.5
1.1
0.8
4.7
0.5

14,889
6,743
4,978
26,615
2,806

2.5
1.2
0.9
4.6
0.5

4,473
2,101
1,243
10,058
735

2.3
1.1
0.6
5.1
0.4

State or area
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 2006—Continued
Total

Workers

Spouses and children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

11,838
1,035
13,087
21,684
2,230

1.5
0.1
1.7
2.8
0.3

8,738
757
9,914
15,742
1,613

1.5
0.1
1.7
2.7
0.3

3,100
278
3,173
5,942
617

1.6
0.1
1.6
3.0
0.3

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,068
13,314
11,517
12,041
9,247
775

0.1
1.7
1.5
1.5
1.2
0.1

795
9,724
9,108
9,061
6,961
591

0.1
1.7
1.6
1.5
1.2
0.1

273
3,590
2,409
2,980
2,286
184

0.1
1.8
1.2
1.5
1.2
0.1

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

44,179
371

5.6
a

31,965
206

5.5
a

12,214
165

6.2
0.1

1,630

0.2

1,099

0.2

531

0.3

State or area

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 U.S. 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 2006

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

584,640

11,619

21,648

47,994

83,378

118,300

155,272

146,429

356

21

24

47

53

56

76

79

14,504
5,273
39,420

122
103
1,764

345
297
2,127

967
781
3,923

1,754
1,100
5,715

3,044
1,200
7,266

4,217
1,104
9,293

4,055
688
9,332

6,942
112,244
6,526

222
3,700
209

469
5,800
234

948
12,174
442

1,389
19,801
862

1,471
24,963
1,274

1,427
26,755
1,800

1,016
19,051
1,705

474
25,409
3,949
3,332

29
203
56
225

26
341
103
220

50
921
288
355

82
1,958
632
479

100
4,124
981
712

97
7,754
1,095
761

90
10,108
794
580

309,499

3,738

9,508

22,512

41,810

62,058

85,882

83,991

34,864
10,017
782
635
10,414

962
85
17
22
141

1,575
165
39
24
351

3,275
369
72
57
813

5,106
922
116
96
1,503

6,865
1,677
156
122
2,231

8,961
2,955
198
170
2,727

8,120
3,844
184
144
2,648

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

a

0.1

2.5
0.9
6.7

1.1
0.9
15.2

1.6
1.4
9.8

2.0
1.6
8.2

2.1
1.3
6.9

2.6
1.0
6.1

2.7
0.7
6.0

2.8
0.5
6.4

1.2
19.2
1.1

1.9
31.8
1.8

2.2
26.8
1.1

2.0
25.4
0.9

1.7
23.7
1.0

1.2
21.1
1.1

0.9
17.2
1.2

0.7
13.0
1.2

0.1
4.3
0.7
0.6

0.2
1.7
0.5
1.9

0.1
1.6
0.5
1.0

0.1
1.9
0.6
0.7

0.1
2.3
0.8
0.6

0.1
3.5
0.8
0.6

0.1
5.0
0.7
0.5

0.1
6.9
0.5
0.4

52.9

32.2

43.9

46.9

50.1

52.5

55.3

57.4

6.0
1.7
0.1
0.1
1.8

8.3
0.7
0.1
0.2
1.2

7.3
0.8
0.2
0.1
1.6

6.8
0.8
0.2
0.1
1.7

6.1
1.1
0.1
0.1
1.8

5.8
1.4
0.1
0.1
1.9

5.8
1.9
0.1
0.1
1.8

5.5
2.6
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 2006
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

584,640

100.0

358,300

100.0

226,340

100.0

356

0.1

201

0.1

155

0.1

14,504
5,273
39,420

2.5
0.9
6.7

6,960
4,286
29,765

1.9
1.2
8.3

7,544
987
9,655

3.3
0.4
4.3

6,942
112,244
6,526

1.2
19.2
1.1

5,349
59,746
3,560

1.5
16.7
1.0

1,593
52,498
2,966

0.7
23.2
1.3

474
25,409
3,949
3,332

0.1
4.3
0.7
0.6

242
18,871
2,530
2,237

0.1
5.3
0.7
0.6

232
6,538
1,419
1,095

0.1
2.9
0.6
0.5

309,499
34,864
10,017
782
635
10,414

52.9
6.0
1.7
0.1
0.1
1.8

194,871
17,356
5,943
422
288
5,673

54.4
4.8
1.7
0.1
0.1
1.6

114,628
17,508
4,074
360
347
4,741

50.6
7.7
1.8
0.2
0.2
2.1

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, 1980–2006
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 798,675 worker awards in 2006. Other
awards have risen at a much slower rate. Awards to disabled adult children have gradually increased from 33,470
in 1980 to 58,519 in 2006. Awards to disabled widow(er)s have risen from just over 16,000 in 1980 to
28,682 in 2006.

Thousands
1,000
Total
Disabled workers
Disabled widow(er)s
800

Disabled adult children

600

400

200

0
1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006
SOURCE: Table 35.

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Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated
Chart 9.
Average monthly benefit awards, by sex, 2006
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, 2006
In 2006, 798,675 disabled workers were awarded benefits. Among those awardees, the most common impairment
was diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (28.2 percent), followed by mental disorders
(23.2 percent), circulatory problems (10.7 percent), neoplasms (10.3 percent), and diseases of the nervous system
and sense organs (8.2 percent). The remaining 19.5 percent of awardees had other impairments.

All other
impairments
19.5%

Musculoskeletal system
and connective tissue
28.2%

Nervous system
and sense organs
8.2%

Neoplasms
10.3%

Circulatory system
10.7%

Mental disorders
23.2%

SOURCE: Table 37.

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 35.
Number, selected years 1960–2006
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

1,051,900
1,118,300
1,219,670
1,259,672
1,311,031

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706
775,244

38,500
41,100
43,301
44,638
45,649

263,200
268,800
293,131
302,756
313,640

74,600
75,700
77,927
82,447
96,871

27,600
26,500
28,339
27,324
27,744

7,000
9,800
8,507
9,740
13,301

21,100
22,300
22,798
21,836
22,127

9,200
12,200
15,284
15,225
16,455

2005
2006

1,402,509
1,369,044

821,207
798,675

49,917
49,521

338,506
325,861

104,405
107,786

29,576
28,682

15,334
15,373

25,591
25,679

17,973
17,467

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, 2006
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
60–64
65 or older

798,675

1,038.20

425,285

1,172.80

373,390

884.90

20,951
28,179
34,699
51,276
77,979
108,548
150,668
187,107
133,020
6,248

522.60
708.30
809.90
874.60
932.80
1,001.20
1,073.80
1,154.10
1,194.40
1,167.70

12,384
14,792
17,323
25,849
39,251
55,406
78,290
102,149
76,038
3,803

531.40
726.00
845.50
931.00
1,019.60
1,117.50
1,217.40
1,326.40
1,379.90
1,332.70

8,567
13,387
17,376
25,427
38,728
53,142
72,378
84,958
56,982
2,445

509.70
688.70
774.50
817.20
844.80
879.90
918.30
947.00
946.80
911.20

Spouses of disabled workers
Total

49,521

271.70

2,414

199.40

47,107

275.40

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

17,755
2,060
2,464
3,468
3,788
3,101
1,834
1,040

197.60
134.00
148.80
172.20
204.90
230.70
257.50
293.40

918
48
98
169
193
189
120
101

154.20
103.80
136.30
132.80
158.50
166.00
162.50
191.00

16,837
2,012
2,366
3,299
3,595
2,912
1,714
939

200.00
134.70
149.30
174.20
207.40
234.90
264.10
304.40

Entitlement based on age
62–64
65 or older

31,766
27,022
4,744

313.10
307.00
347.70

1,496
720
776

227.10
192.30
259.30

30,270
26,302
3,968

317.30
310.20
365.00

Children of disabled workers
Total

449,020

276.40

233,699

278.90

215,321

273.70

Under age 18
Under 5
5–9
10–14
15–17

325,861
56,938
71,065
102,770
95,088

241.50
194.60
207.20
242.60
294.10

166,182
28,955
36,516
52,340
48,371

241.00
193.50
206.50
242.70
293.70

159,679
27,983
34,549
50,430
46,717

242.10
195.90
207.90
242.50
294.50

Students aged 18–19

107,786

377.00

58,556

381.70

49,230

371.30

15,373

310.60

8,961

308.30

6,412

313.90

Disabled aged 18 or older

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

28,682

626.60

1,615

443.60

27,067

637.50

11,118
15,184
2,253
127

621.70
631.40
620.60
569.50

585
871
154
5

443.40
439.10
476.40
247.80

10,533
14,313
2,099
122

631.70
643.10
631.20
582.70
(Continued)

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Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents
Table 36.
Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2006—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

58,519

458.80

33,806

455.80

24,713

463.00

Children of—
Disabled workers
Retired workers
Deceased workers

15,373
25,679
17,467

310.60
438.50
619.00

8,961
14,726
10,119

308.30
433.70
618.60

6,412
10,953
7,348

313.90
445.10
619.60

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

24,051
8,034
7,941
8,495
6,257
2,343
784
379
142
93

466.20
468.70
468.70
462.60
431.70
397.00
394.80
447.60
443.50
492.20

14,075
4,647
4,547
4,838
3,605
1,361
416
197
76
44

468.60
465.20
462.30
457.20
420.70
385.70
370.20
436.30
474.00
423.80

9,976
3,387
3,394
3,657
2,652
982
368
182
66
49

462.80
473.50
477.30
469.70
446.60
412.70
422.60
459.80
408.50
553.60

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, 2006
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

885,876

100.0

798,675

100.0

28,682

100.0

58,519

100.0

2,467

0.3

1,170

0.1

39

0.1

1,258

2.1

29,581
10,584
33,280

3.3
1.2
3.8

27,272
10,165
31,231

3.4
1.3
3.9

1,902
234
764

6.6
0.8
2.7

407
185
1,285

0.7
0.3
2.2

47,373
188,853
83,743

5.3
21.3
9.5

19,842
165,193
82,146

2.5
20.7
10.3

977
6,570
1,241

3.4
22.9
4.3

26,554
17,090
356

45.4
29.2
0.6

2,746
88,677
19,207
19,135

0.3
10.0
2.2
2.2

2,405
85,636
18,655
18,414

0.3
10.7
2.3
2.3

46
2,636
437
381

0.2
9.2
1.5
1.3

295
405
115
340

0.5
0.7
0.2
0.6

234,986
74,831
34,213
1,835
2,138
12,227

26.5
8.4
3.9
0.2
0.2
1.4

225,179
65,320
32,577
1,731
1,862
9,877

28.2
8.2
4.1
0.2
0.2
1.2

9,031
2,031
1,484
60
51
798

31.5
7.1
5.2
0.2
0.2
2.8

776
7,480
152
44
225
1,552

1.3
12.8
0.3
0.1
0.4
2.7

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

460,706

100.0

425,285

100.0

1,615

100.0

33,806

100.0

1,272

0.3

620

0.1

3

0.2

649

1.9

14,581
7,248
21,717

3.2
1.6
4.7

14,345
7,129
20,723

3.4
1.7
4.9

58
17
85

3.6
1.1
5.3

178
102
909

0.5
0.3
2.7

26,785
88,980
42,888

5.8
19.3
9.3

12,087
77,718
42,603

2.8
18.3
10.0

62
286
73

3.8
17.7
4.5

14,636
10,976
212

43.3
32.5
0.6

1,298
58,794
11,394
11,490

0.3
12.8
2.5
2.5

1,143
58,330
11,315
11,286

0.3
13.7
2.7
2.7

4
248
32
28

0.2
15.4
2.0
1.7

151
216
47
176

0.4
0.6
0.1
0.5

112,251
37,308
16,896
830
1,031
5,943

24.4
8.1
3.7
0.2
0.2
1.3

111,421
33,123
16,753
798
888
5,003

26.2
7.8
3.9
0.2
0.2
1.2

480
115
77
3
1
43

29.7
7.1
4.8
0.2
0.1
2.7

350
4,070
66
29
142
897

1.0
12.0
0.2
0.1
0.4
2.7
(Continued)

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Table 37.
Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2006—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

425,170

100.0

373,390

100.0

27,067

100.0

24,713

100.0

1,195

0.3

550

0.1

36

0.1

609

2.5

15,000
3,336
11,563

3.5
0.8
2.7

12,927
3,036
10,508

3.5
0.8
2.8

1,844
217
679

6.8
0.8
2.5

229
83
376

0.9
0.3
1.5

20,588
99,873
40,855

4.8
23.5
9.6

7,755
87,475
39,543

2.1
23.4
10.6

915
6,284
1,168

3.4
23.2
4.3

11,918
6,114
144

48.2
24.7
0.6

1,448
29,883
7,813
7,645

0.3
7.0
1.8
1.8

1,262
27,306
7,340
7,128

0.3
7.3
2.0
1.9

42
2,388
405
353

0.2
8.8
1.5
1.3

144
189
68
164

0.6
0.8
0.3
0.7

122,735
37,523
17,317
1,005
1,107
6,284

28.9
8.8
4.1
0.2
0.3
1.5

113,758
32,197
15,824
933
974
4,874

30.5
8.6
4.2
0.2
0.3
1.3

8,551
1,916
1,407
57
50
755

31.6
7.1
5.2
0.2
0.2
2.8

426
3,410
86
15
83
655

1.7
13.8
0.3
0.1
0.3
2.7

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who
are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since
2001 were for individuals under the age of 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
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, 2006
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

798,675

100.0

1,038.20

28,682

100.0

626.60

58,519

100.0

458.80

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

20,574
1,450
12,120
12,481
69,175

2.6
0.2
1.5
1.6
8.7

1,022.00
1,046.20
1,066.50
988.70
977.80

1,003
36
349
562
2,053

3.5
0.1
1.2
2.0
7.2

603.10
685.90
643.60
563.70
669.70

1,214
85
792
865
4,981

2.1
0.1
1.4
1.5
8.5

429.30
468.60
493.70
378.40
489.20

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

8,540
7,970
2,404
1,587
44,955

1.1
1.0
0.3
0.2
5.6

1,072.00
1,115.00
1,098.60
918.60
1,034.90

218
217
76
33
1,556

0.8
0.8
0.3
0.1
5.4

640.40
595.90
579.20
611.20
606.90

525
649
145
88
2,788

0.9
1.1
0.2
0.2
4.8

499.30
476.90
497.00
503.90
470.30

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

22,030
2,442
3,749
29,023
17,852

2.8
0.3
0.5
3.6
2.2

1,045.40
1,060.10
1,005.70
1,080.30
1,077.30

951
86
107
966
660

3.3
0.3
0.4
3.4
2.3

570.00
666.80
653.70
641.90
652.50

1,395
200
244
2,431
1,554

2.4
0.3
0.4
4.2
2.7

464.90
487.40
480.70
477.50
456.30

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

6,605
6,262
17,511
14,164
4,697

0.8
0.8
2.2
1.8
0.6

1,021.40
1,041.70
1,008.30
996.80
971.90

243
210
918
777
183

0.8
0.7
3.2
2.7
0.6

574.70
609.30
666.00
668.10
580.10

702
570
1,191
1,229
470

1.2
1.0
2.0
2.1
0.8

389.00
445.80
429.50
440.50
383.50

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

12,785
18,612
30,193
12,079
10,860

1.6
2.3
3.8
1.5
1.4

1,075.20
1,037.70
1,098.70
1,046.20
1,000.30

316
453
1,083
219
648

1.1
1.6
3.8
0.8
2.3

656.70
636.00
708.10
605.40
576.80

754
1,536
2,375
1,042
932

1.3
2.6
4.1
1.8
1.6

529.10
440.20
509.10
416.50
417.10

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

19,265
2,524
3,868
5,667
4,645

2.4
0.3
0.5
0.7
0.6

1,022.60
990.10
1,025.30
1,093.00
1,062.20

740
77
103
181
116

2.6
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.4

603.80
571.10
583.50
690.10
583.60

1,629
177
395
250
333

2.8
0.3
0.7
0.4
0.6

414.40
427.90
410.00
514.90
437.50

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

19,735
5,885
49,518
28,116
1,540

2.5
0.7
6.2
3.5
0.2

1,168.90
952.50
1,097.60
1,044.10
970.90

542
190
1,487
1,054
48

1.9
0.7
5.2
3.7
0.2

639.10
602.60
632.40
532.30
602.50

1,532
406
3,899
1,925
123

2.6
0.7
6.7
3.3
0.2

508.30
392.40
484.90
433.70
400.50

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

29,348
13,035
8,943
39,667
3,175

3.7
1.6
1.1
5.0
0.4

1,023.50
986.20
1,075.10
1,034.70
1,008.00

1,212
582
302
1,291
84

4.2
2.0
1.1
4.5
0.3

674.00
629.40
662.70
653.40
576.80

2,230
872
658
2,711
288

3.8
1.5
1.1
4.6
0.5

455.00
435.60
454.20
467.70
345.70

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, 2006—Continued
Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

13,352
1,562
21,251
57,447
4,534

1.7
0.2
2.7
7.2
0.6

1,050.70
959.10
1,024.30
1,012.70
1,036.40

655
47
994
2,206
97

2.3
0.2
3.5
7.7
0.3

530.80
562.10
579.00
633.80
631.50

966
178
1,299
3,506
420

1.7
0.3
2.2
6.0
0.7

467.50
371.30
466.20
455.40
484.30

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,938
20,738
16,765
8,761
14,160
1,137

0.2
2.6
2.1
1.1
1.8
0.1

981.60
1,041.60
1,072.70
1,047.00
1,068.00
1,036.40

54
742
446
495
370
32

0.2
2.6
1.6
1.7
1.3
0.1

599.30
617.00
678.50
716.90
594.60
778.60

183
1,378
1,089
613
1,469
85

0.3
2.4
1.9
1.0
2.5
0.1

409.00
470.70
511.00
474.00
425.90
460.50

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other b

10,493
1,486

1.3
0.2

902.80
819.40

493
119

1.7
0.4

550.90
595.90

913
235

1.6
0.4

356.30
374.90

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, U.S. 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 1960–2006
Percentage distribution
Year

Number

Total,
all ages Under 30

30–34 35–39 a

40–44

45–49

All disabled workers

50–54

55–59

60–61

62 or
older

Average
age

b

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706
775,244

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
7.8
7.6
6.9
6.7

4.9
5.3
5.0
5.0
4.9

8.4
8.0
7.5
7.2
6.9

11.5
10.8
10.8
10.6
10.4

13.1
12.9
13.3
13.4
13.4

18.1
18.0
18.0
18.1
18.1

21.3
21.6
22.1
22.5
22.7

8.7
8.5
8.6
9.0
8.9

7.6
7.0
7.1
7.3
8.1

48.9
48.6
48.7
49.0
49.3

2005
2006

821,207
798,675

100.0
100.0

6.4
6.2

4.6
4.3

6.6
6.4

10.2
9.8

13.4
13.6

18.4
18.9

23.1
23.4

8.4
8.3

8.9
9.1

49.5
49.8

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

328,700
360,000
394,741
408,516
416,560

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.8
7.5
7.9
7.0
6.8

4.6
4.8
4.7
4.7
4.6

8.3
7.9
7.1
6.8
6.5

10.7
10.0
10.2
10.0
9.8

12.7
12.2
12.6
12.7
12.8

17.6
17.5
17.6
17.8
17.7

21.1
22.7
22.9
23.2
23.4

9.1
9.2
9.3
9.7
9.6

8.9
8.0
7.8
8.0
8.9

49.1
49.1
49.0
49.4
49.6

2005
2006

440,008
425,285

100.0
100.0

6.6
6.4

4.3
4.1

6.3
6.1

9.7
9.2

12.9
13.0

17.9
18.4

23.7
24.0

8.9
8.8

9.6
9.9

49.8
50.1

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Table 39.
Percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1960–2006—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

282,000
301,900
335,642
347,190
358,684

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.8
8.0
7.3
6.8
6.6

5.2
5.9
5.3
5.4
5.3

8.6
8.2
8.0
7.7
7.3

12.3
11.8
11.4
11.3
11.0

13.5
13.8
14.2
14.2
14.0

18.7
18.5
18.5
18.5
18.6

21.6
20.2
21.2
21.7
21.9

8.1
7.7
7.7
8.1
8.2

6.1
5.9
6.3
6.5
7.2

48.7
48.0
48.3
48.6
48.9

2005
2006

381,199
373,390

100.0
100.0

6.2
5.9

5.0
4.7

7.0
6.8

10.7
10.4

14.0
14.2

19.0
19.4

22.3
22.8

7.7
7.7

8.0
8.2

49.2
49.5

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 1960–2006

Year

Endocrine,
nutritional, Infectious
and
and
Congenital metabolic
parasitic
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

610,700
661,900
730,383
755,706
775,244

700
d
1,113
1,152
1,166

17,100
19,500
21,830
23,407
24,341

10,700
11,200
10,966
10,879
10,510

28,700
25,400
28,169
28,612
29,580

143,200
168,600
185,313
191,679
192,832

17,600
22,500
22,352
19,338
20,479

125,600
146,100
162,961
172,341
172,353

63,600
62,000
70,369
70,942
73,637

2005
2006

821,207
798,675

1,214
1,170

26,969
27,272

10,534
10,165

31,019
31,231

198,549
185,035

21,165
19,842

177,384
165,193

83,303
82,146
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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2006—Continued
Diseases of the—

Year

Blood and
bloodforming
organs

Circulatory
system

Digestive
system

Musculoskeletal
Genito- system and
urinary connective
tissue
system

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

1,500
2,200
2,491
2,408
2,479

75,400
82,500
85,252
85,896
85,449

12,700
15,600
15,976
17,084
18,045

14,900
16,300
16,412
16,968
16,869

153,600
162,100
186,923
199,014
210,315

50,100
54,600
62,519
64,369
64,566

26,200
28,300
30,591
32,007
32,562

1,700
d
1,609
1,622
1,709

9,300
10,000
1,866
1,871
1,909

1,300
1,800
8,984
7,796
9,275

2005
2006

2,501
2,405

89,247
85,636

19,094
18,655

18,317
18,414

226,914
225,179

66,712
65,320

33,998
32,577

1,783
1,731

1,989
1,862

9,064
9,877
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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2006—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 1960–2006—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

e
e
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 1960–2006—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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.1
d
0.2
0.2
0.2

2.8
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.1

1.8
1.7
1.5
1.4
1.4

4.7
3.8
3.9
3.8
3.8

23.4
25.5
25.4
25.4
24.8

2.9
3.4
3.1
2.6
2.6

20.6
22.1
22.3
22.8
22.2

10.4
9.4
9.6
9.4
9.5

2005
2006

100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1

3.3
3.4

1.3
1.3

3.8
3.9

24.2
23.2

2.6
2.5

21.6
20.7

10.1
10.3
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Table 40.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, selected years 1960–2006—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

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3

12.3
12.5
11.7
11.4
11.0

2.1
2.4
2.2
2.3
2.3

2.4
2.5
2.2
2.2
2.2

25.2
24.5
25.6
26.3
27.1

8.2
8.2
8.6
8.5
8.3

4.3
4.3
4.2
4.2
4.2

0.3
d
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.5
1.5
0.3
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.3
1.2
1.0
1.2

2005
2006

0.3
0.3

10.9
10.7

2.3
2.3

2.2
2.3

27.6
28.2

8.1
8.2

4.1
4.1

0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2

1.1
1.2

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: 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 1975–2006

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

269,800
296,800
322,539
325,723
326,862

d
d
796
857
851

6,000
7,300
7,875
7,944
8,288

6,900
8,900
7,677
7,559
6,991

16,200
12,900
13,952
13,716
14,146

98,300
118,700
128,791
130,964
129,592

14,400
20,200
19,544
16,605
17,699

83,900
98,500
109,247
114,359
111,893

21,100
20,600
23,725
23,381
23,577

2005
2006

338,815
321,632

877
816

8,909
8,995

6,892
6,524

14,806
14,501

132,116
120,914

18,193
17,071

113,923
103,843

26,130
25,146
(Continued)

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Table 41.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2006— 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

d
d
1,481
1,405
1,429

15,900
16,900
18,348
18,479
17,862

6,900
7,600
7,999
8,178
8,375

8,500
9,900
8,649
8,738
8,441

51,900
50,400
58,796
60,594
63,432

25,000
29,900
31,571
31,514
31,142

5,400
5,200
6,221
6,663
6,537

d
d
877
848
937

4,700
4,600
945
920
925

-1,000
4,836
3,963
4,337

2005
2006

1,418
1,367

18,951
18,174

8,280
7,889

8,966
8,993

67,128
65,964

31,498
30,019

6,659
6,402

955
892

936
866

4,294
4,170
(Continued)

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Table 41.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2006— 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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

d
d
0.2
0.3
0.3

2.2
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.5

2.6
3.0
2.4
2.3
2.1

6.0
4.3
4.3
4.2
4.3

36.5
40.0
39.9
40.2
39.6

5.4
6.8
6.1
5.1
5.4

31.2
33.2
33.9
35.1
34.2

7.8
6.9
7.4
7.2
7.2

2005
2006

100.0
100.0

0.3
0.3

2.6
2.8

2.0
2.0

4.4
4.5

39.0
37.6

5.4
5.3

33.6
32.3

7.7
7.8
(Continued)

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Table 41.
Distribution of workers under age 50, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2006— 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

d
d
0.5
0.4
0.4

5.9
5.7
5.7
5.7
5.5

2.6
2.6
2.5
2.5
2.6

3.2
3.3
2.7
2.7
2.6

19.3
17.0
18.2
18.6
19.4

9.3
10.1
9.8
9.7
9.5

2.0
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.0

d
d
0.3
0.3
0.3

1.7
1.6
0.3
0.3
0.3

-0.3
1.5
1.2
1.3

2005
2006

0.4
0.4

5.6
5.7

2.4
2.5

2.6
2.8

19.8
20.5

9.3
9.3

2.0
2.0

0.3
0.3

0.3
0.3

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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Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2006

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

340,900
365,100
407,844
429,983
448,382

d
d
317
295
315

11,100
12,200
13,955
15,463
16,053

3,800
2,300
3,289
3,320
3,519

12,500
12,500
14,217
14,896
15,434

44,900
49,900
56,522
60,715
63,240

3,200
2,300
2,808
2,733
2,780

41,700
47,600
53,714
57,982
60,460

42,500
41,400
46,644
47,561
50,060

2005
2006

482,392
477,043

337
354

18,060
18,277

3,642
3,641

16,213
16,730

66,433
64,121

2,972
2,771

63,461
61,350

57,173
57,000
(Continued)

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Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2006—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

d
d
1,010
1,003
1,050

59,500
65,600
66,904
67,417
67,587

5,800
8,000
7,977
8,906
9,670

6,400
6,400
7,763
8,230
8,428

101,700
111,700
128,127
138,420
146,883

25,100
24,700
30,948
32,855
33,424

20,800
23,100
24,370
25,344
26,025

d
d
732
774
772

4,600
5,400
921
951
984

600
800
4,148
3,833
4,938

2005
2006

1,083
1,038

70,296
67,462

10,814
10,766

9,351
9,421

159,786
159,215

35,214
35,301

27,339
26,175

828
839

1,053
996

4,770
5,707
(Continued)

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Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2006—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

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

d
d
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.3
3.3
3.4
3.6
3.6

1.1
0.6
0.8
0.8
0.8

3.7
3.4
3.5
3.5
3.4

13.2
13.7
13.9
14.1
14.1

0.9
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.6

12.2
13.0
13.2
13.5
13.5

12.5
11.3
11.4
11.1
11.2

2005
2006

100.0
100.0

0.1
0.1

3.7
3.8

0.8
0.8

3.4
3.5

13.8
13.5

0.6
0.6

13.2
12.9

11.9
11.9
(Continued)

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Table 42.
Distribution of workers aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, selected years 1975–2006—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

d
d
0.2
0.2
0.2

17.5
18.0
16.4
15.7
15.1

1.7
2.2
2.0
2.1
2.2

1.9
1.8
1.9
1.9
1.9

29.8
30.6
31.4
32.2
32.8

7.4
6.8
7.6
7.6
7.5

6.1
6.3
6.0
5.9
5.8

d
d
0.2
0.2
0.2

1.3
1.5
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2
1.0
0.9
1.1

2005
2006

0.2
0.2

14.6
14.1

2.2
2.3

1.9
2.0

33.1
33.4

7.3
7.4

5.7
5.5

0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2

1.0
1.2

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: 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 43.
Average primary insurance amount and average monthly benefit, by sex, selected years
1960–2006 (in dollars)
Average monthly benefit

Average primary insurance amount
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

856.80
891.60
923.90
963.10
994.00

975.30
1,019.60
1,053.00
1,096.70
1,130.30

718.70
739.00
772.10
805.90
835.70

833.70
867.70
898.60
937.50
968.50

947.70
989.30
1,021.70
1,064.90
1,098.60

700.90
722.60
753.90
787.60
817.40

2005
2006

1,026.40
1,062.80

1,164.30
1,203.60

867.20
902.40

1,001.50
1,038.20

1,133.30
1,172.80

849.30
884.90

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, 2006
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

Number
Total

798,675

Congenital anomalies
1,170
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
27,272
Infectious and parasitic
diseases
10,165
Injuries
31,231
Mental disorders
Retardation
19,842
Other
165,193
Neoplasms
82,146
Diseases of the—
Blood and bloodforming organs
2,405
Circulatory system
85,636
Digestive system
18,655
Genitourinary system 18,414
Musculoskeletal
system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and
sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

83,829 237,803 477,043 425,285

44,499 120,506 260,280 373,390

39,330 117,297 216,763

480

336

354

620

251

164

205

550

229

172

149

1,749

7,246

18,277

14,345

809

3,660

9,876

12,927

940

3,586

8,401

1,345
4,655

5,179
9,846

3,641
16,730

7,129
20,723

941
3,352

3,822
6,694

2,366
10,677

3,036
10,508

404
1,303

1,357
3,152

1,275
6,053

9,939
36,062
4,042

7,132
67,781
21,104

2,771
61,350
57,000

12,087
77,718
42,603

5,973
18,655
2,058

4,409
30,023
9,621

1,705
29,040
30,924

7,755
87,475
39,543

3,966
17,407
1,984

2,723
37,758
11,483

1,066
32,310
26,076

653
2,175
1,199
2,415

714
15,999
6,690
6,578

1,038
67,462
10,766
9,421

1,143
58,330
11,315
11,286

296
1,192
516
1,303

304
10,237
3,941
4,033

543
46,901
6,858
5,950

1,262
27,306
7,340
7,128

357
983
683
1,112

410
5,762
2,749
2,545

495
20,561
3,908
3,471

225,179

7,872

58,092 159,215 111,421

3,588

29,092

78,741 113,758

4,284

29,000

80,474

65,320
32,577

8,995
747

21,024
5,655

35,301
26,175

33,123
16,753

4,558
296

10,007
2,484

18,558
13,973

32,197
15,824

4,437
451

11,017
3,171

16,743
12,202

1,731
1,862
9,877

243
228
1,030

649
638
3,140

839
996
5,707

798
888
5,003

98
109
504

311
294
1,410

389
485
3,089

933
974
4,874

145
119
526

338
344
1,730

450
511
2,618

(Continued)

112 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 44.
Distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2006—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

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.6

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.6

0.1

0.1

3.4

2.1

3.0

3.8

3.4

1.8

3.0

3.8

3.5

2.4

3.1

3.9

1.3
3.9

1.6
5.6

2.2
4.1

0.8
3.5

1.7
4.9

2.1
7.5

3.2
5.6

0.9
4.1

0.8
2.8

1.0
3.3

1.2
2.7

0.6
2.8

2.5
20.7
10.3

11.9
43.0
4.8

3.0
28.5
8.9

0.6
12.9
11.9

2.8
18.3
10.0

13.4
41.9
4.6

3.7
24.9
8.0

0.7
11.2
11.9

2.1
23.4
10.6

10.1
44.3
5.0

2.3
32.2
9.8

0.5
14.9
12.0

0.3
10.7
2.3
2.3

0.8
2.6
1.4
2.9

0.3
6.7
2.8
2.8

0.2
14.1
2.3
2.0

0.3
13.7
2.7
2.7

0.7
2.7
1.2
2.9

0.3
8.5
3.3
3.3

0.2
18.0
2.6
2.3

0.3
7.3
2.0
1.9

0.9
2.5
1.7
2.8

0.3
4.9
2.3
2.2

0.2
9.5
1.8
1.6

28.2

9.4

24.4

33.4

26.2

8.1

24.1

30.3

30.5

10.9

24.7

37.1

8.2
4.1

10.7
0.9

8.8
2.4

7.4
5.5

7.8
3.9

10.2
0.7

8.3
2.1

7.1
5.4

8.6
4.2

11.3
1.1

9.4
2.7

7.7
5.6

0.2
0.2
1.2

0.3
0.3
1.2

0.3
0.3
1.3

0.2
0.2
1.2

0.2
0.2
1.2

0.2
0.2
1.1

0.3
0.2
1.2

0.1
0.2
1.2

0.2
0.3
1.3

0.4
0.3
1.3

0.3
0.3
1.5

0.2
0.2
1.2

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.
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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006 ♦ 113

Awards to Disabled Workers
Table 45.
Distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2006
All disabled workers

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

798,675

100.0

425,285

100.0

373,390

100.0

Less than 100.00
100.00–199.90
200.00–299.90
300.00–399.90
400.00–499.90

4,330
7,172
20,461
26,852
29,942

0.5
0.9
2.6
3.4
3.7

2,324
2,620
7,367
9,577
10,726

0.5
0.6
1.7
2.3
2.5

2,006
4,552
13,094
17,275
19,216

0.5
1.2
3.5
4.6
5.1

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

34,069
76,156
80,285
73,856
66,767

4.3
9.5
10.1
9.2
8.4

12,522
27,603
31,701
32,276
32,104

2.9
6.5
7.5
7.6
7.5

21,547
48,553
48,584
41,580
34,663

5.8
13.0
13.0
11.1
9.3

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

59,624
52,668
45,800
38,536
32,746

7.5
6.6
5.7
4.8
4.1

31,429
30,165
28,674
25,552
22,730

7.4
7.1
6.7
6.0
5.3

28,195
22,503
17,126
12,984
10,016

7.6
6.0
4.6
3.5
2.7

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

27,875
24,789
35,396
25,734
17,771
17,846

3.5
3.1
4.4
3.2
2.2
2.2

20,214
18,564
27,433
20,892
15,122
15,690

4.8
4.4
6.5
4.9
3.6
3.7

7,661
6,225
7,963
4,842
2,649
2,156

2.1
1.7
2.1
1.3
0.7
0.6

Monthly benefit (dollars)
Total

Average benefit (dollars)

1,038.20

1,172.80

884.90

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, 2006

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families
Table 46.
Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family
composition, 2006

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
beneficiaries
(dollars)
(dollars)
benefit b

331,482
308,491

331,482
308,491

1,198.60
901.00

1,169.10
883.30

10.8
22.6

73,692
61,546

198,248
163,990

1,190.30
906.00

1,700.50
1,229.80

85.9
89.1

72,451
42,100
20,687

144,902
126,300
91,036

1,079.20
1,061.00
996.60

1,493.00
1,511.60
1,411.30

84.7
90.3
90.7

5,846

11,715

1,545.00

1,839.00

8.5

170
4,060
4,198
3,397

552
12,184
16,792
18,976

1,403.70
1,262.30
1,212.50
1,155.60

2,260.80
1,841.50
1,761.70
1,668.90

67.1
86.7
88.3
88.3

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, 2006

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 b

639,973

38,598

20,224

28,120

47,436

79,268

126,817

171,172

128,338

6,016
11,655

0
581

0
1,032

2
1,699

5
2,282

32
2,234

137
1,924

828
1,313

5,012
590

72,451
42,100
20,687

4,890
3,162
1,624

4,620
4,929
3,687

7,558
8,317
5,301

13,001
9,928
4,872

15,458
7,912
2,916

14,361
4,768
1,409

8,968
2,330
665

3,595
754
213

234,641

31,469

19,457

28,465

37,451

38,076

35,708

29,356

14,659

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

6.0

3.2

4.4

7.4

12.4

19.8

26.7

20.1

100.0
100.0

0
5.0

0
8.9

c
14.6

0.1
19.6

0.5
19.2

2.3
16.5

13.8
11.3

83.3
5.1

100.0
100.0
100.0

6.7
7.5
7.9

6.4
11.7
17.8

10.4
19.8
25.6

17.9
23.6
23.6

21.3
18.8
14.1

19.8
11.3
6.8

12.4
5.5
3.2

5.0
1.8
1.0

29.6

64.4

56.4

55.8

48.3

35.3

23.9

15.8

10.6

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. 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.
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116 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Benefits Withheld from All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 48.
Number, by reason for withholding benefit, December 2006
Workers and nondisabled dependents

Adult children of—

All
beneficiaries

Workers

Total

654,610

132,276

49,391

259,170

3,235

5,560

27,403

97,890

79,685

Address unknown

25,543

12,269

487

8,862

144

529

470

487

2,295

4,851

3,143

102

1,304

12

3

103

42

142

17,824

8,150

837

7,749

156

343

129

120

340

4,903
7,413

1,648
2,080

355
5

2,788
4,182

33
17

...
21

79
109

...
164

...
835

48,516
49,059
9,415
24,417

33,613
39,721
...
...

830
243
9,415
24,350

12,373
176
...
60

61
28
...
7

138
166
...
...

619
1,493
...
...

286
1,206
...
...

596
6,026
...
...

206

...

...

...

...

...

...

206

...

3,397
402,518
56,548

...
...
31,652

2,771
8,121
1,875

...
206,890
14,786

...
2,476
301

626
2,978
756

...
22,177
2,224

...
93,935
1,444

...
65,941
3,510

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 2006 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, 1960–2006
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

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, 1960–2006—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

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

86
83
82
73
73

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

91
87
87
76
76

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

-105
103
99
112

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

46
45
47
44
42

2005
2006

556,745
569,146

74
73

499,662
511,128

77
75

23,609
23,599

109
107

33,474
34,419

44
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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Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 50.
Number, by reason for termination, 2006

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

1,034,281

511,128

52,254

303,162

109,719

23,599

9,963

5,014

19,442

230,060

201,774

1,623

740

66

6,851

664

3,266

15,076

50,888

...

8,101

38,798

1,281

...

2,708

...

...

207,378
18,952

...
...

...
...

207,378
...

...
18,952

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

258,810

226,858

21,513

6,287

365

...

3,787

...

...

15,910

...

...

...

...

15,910

...

...

...

2,121

2,121

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

14,337

...

14,337

...

...

...

...

...

...

6,703

...

1,763

2,069

195

8

855

471

1,342

2,312

...

994

196

2

327

151

289

353

130,735
--

62,809
26,526

3,534
--

45,876
--

13,502
--

279
69

1,572
973

722
279

2,441
1,050

--

36,242

--

--

--

210

585

438

1,381

--

41

--

--

--

0

14

5

10

75,353
20,722

...
17,566

...
389

...
1,818

75,353
3

...
224

...
226

...
266

...
230

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 the beneficiaries 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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Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 51.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2006
Total

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

569,146

73

511,128

75

23,599

107

34,419

44

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

13,841
837
10,237
8,683
47,934

68
74
74
71
74

12,316
778
9,512
7,755
43,748

69
76
76
71
77

706
22
334
418
1,538

97
90
103
100
105

819
37
391
510
2,648

47
47
41
53
41

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

6,132
5,534
1,695
963
37,161

73
71
70
81
82

5,657
4,988
1,553
877
34,175

75
74
72
86
84

220
178
56
36
1,342

122
112
106
151
111

255
368
86
50
1,644

42
39
44
37
47

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

18,238
1,730
2,458
20,509
12,836

78
78
70
76
75

16,461
1,563
2,236
18,106
11,346

81
81
71
78
76

874
55
90
884
554

114
107
105
119
110

903
112
132
1,519
936

43
47
47
47
54

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

5,218
4,860
12,615
10,244
3,176

72
77
66
74
59

4,567
4,328
10,963
8,758
2,879

74
78
66
76
60

206
172
785
661
118

119
107
109
117
93

445
360
867
825
179

52
58
52
47
38

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

8,593
11,546
20,487
7,664
9,349

80
64
70
71
74

7,870
10,422
18,212
6,899
8,254

83
66
73
73
75

277
348
864
189
518

114
100
105
103
107

446
776
1,411
576
577

41
42
42
49
48

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

14,188
1,908
2,993
4,403
2,571

74
78
77
87
65

12,682
1,724
2,705
4,119
2,326

75
80
80
88
65

634
58
93
156
93

111
95
109
128
120

872
126
195
128
152

52
57
45
47
51

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

14,270
3,730
34,724
21,833
1,039

78
69
71
74
74

12,970
3,389
31,146
19,795
911

82
71
75
76
78

478
140
1,261
928
39

113
108
103
104
129

822
201
2,317
1,110
89

41
45
40
45
45

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

22,308
8,389
6,798
25,176
2,116

75
76
77
70
63

19,632
7,521
6,226
22,370
1,911

78
78
79
72
64

1,052
400
242
1,084
74

111
109
111
107
104

1,624
468
330
1,722
131

46
49
44
43
41

State or area
All areas

(Continued)

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Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries
Table 51.
Number and rate, by state or other area, 2006—Continued
Total
State or area

Workers

Widow(er)s

Adult children

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

11,495
1,336
15,941
35,122
2,692

74
76
73
75
74

10,355
1,171
14,198
31,759
2,410

76
78
75
77
75

565
51
854
1,468
96

107
130
108
97
128

575
114
889
1,895
186

42
54
47
43
52

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,253
14,129
10,519
6,220
9,581
896

66
72
72
64
71
81

1,127
12,706
9,648
5,370
8,475
805

68
73
74
65
73
81

43
604
324
387
335
35

96
102
98
100
120
147

83
819
547
463
771
56

43
46
44
46
48
62

8,981
1,995

54
85

7,730
1,724

55
102

545
115

107
125

706
156

31
28

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, U.S. 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 2006
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

33,613

3,905

6,760

10,729

9,482

2,737

99

41

25

20

9

4

777
894
2,050

60
30
252

105
181
450

278
440
614

256
213
545

78
30
189

1,208
10,683
3,071

507
1,484
250

352
2,761
430

271
3,640
873

72
2,402
1,163

6
396
355

253
1,567
803
1,209

59
66
52
142

65
174
102
321

59
353
245
414

63
643
338
282

7
331
66
50

6,268
3,562
473
93
87
516

153
706
29
13
9
52

694
899
61
21
20
99

2,064
1,095
139
28
27
169

2,427
694
180
23
28
144

930
168
64
8
3
52
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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 2006—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

1.0

0.4

0.2

0.1

0.1

2.3
2.7
6.1

1.5
0.8
6.5

1.6
2.7
6.7

2.6
4.1
5.7

2.7
2.2
5.7

2.8
1.1
6.9

3.6
31.8
9.1

13.0
38.0
6.4

5.2
40.8
6.4

2.5
33.9
8.1

0.8
25.3
12.3

0.2
14.5
13.0

0.8
4.7
2.4
3.6

1.5
1.7
1.3
3.6

1.0
2.6
1.5
4.7

0.5
3.3
2.3
3.9

0.7
6.8
3.6
3.0

0.3
12.1
2.4
1.8

18.6
10.6
1.4
0.3
0.3
1.5

3.9
18.1
0.7
0.3
0.2
1.3

10.3
13.3
0.9
0.3
0.3
1.5

19.2
10.2
1.3
0.3
0.3
1.6

25.6
7.3
1.9
0.2
0.3
1.5

34.0
6.1
2.3
0.3
0.1
1.9

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 2006 regardless of when their
benefits were initially withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
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, 2006
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

36,242

2,900

7,957

12,818

9,848

2,719

102

25

32

33

10

2

1,106
1,527
1,986

32
25
163

167
332
499

368
802
688

432
335
487

107
33
149

2,780
12,079
1,422

630
935
95

1,027
2,810
228

794
4,661
388

292
3,146
536

37
527
175

239
1,427
550
1,192

55
35
24
84

84
141
95
335

56
362
162
427

40
567
222
288

4
322
47
58

6,060
4,362
475
96
82
757

120
578
25
3
13
58

684
1,277
64
22
11
149

2,126
1,467
151
31
23
279

2,237
837
156
28
28
207

893
203
79
12
7
64

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

0.9

0.4

0.3

0.1

0.1

3.1
4.2
5.5

1.1
0.9
5.6

2.1
4.2
6.3

2.9
6.3
5.4

4.4
3.4
4.9

3.9
1.2
5.5

7.7
33.3
3.9

21.7
32.2
3.3

12.9
35.3
2.9

6.2
36.4
3.0

3.0
31.9
5.4

1.4
19.4
6.4

0.7
3.9
1.5
3.3

1.9
1.2
0.8
2.9

1.1
1.8
1.2
4.2

0.4
2.8
1.3
3.3

0.4
5.8
2.3
2.9

0.1
11.8
1.7
2.1

16.7
12.0
1.3
0.3
0.2
2.1

4.1
19.9
0.9
0.1
0.4
2.0

8.6
16.0
0.8
0.3
0.1
1.9

16.6
11.4
1.2
0.2
0.2
2.2

22.7
8.5
1.6
0.3
0.3
2.1

32.8
7.5
2.9
0.4
0.3
2.4

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 54.
Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits withheld, by diagnostic group and age,
December 2006 (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

1,077.80

789.80

987.70

1,096.60

1,202.00

1,206.60

852.10

686.90

890.80

1,056.30

913.70

1,145.30

1,016.60
1,093.80
1,169.90

864.20
923.00
895.90

1,042.00
1,011.60
1,098.90

958.30
1,085.20
1,192.20

1,077.40
1,202.30
1,310.80

1,108.20
1,116.40
1,225.90

716.20
994.30
1,314.80

679.10
752.80
964.30

724.30
931.50
1,224.20

766.20
1,038.90
1,349.70

742.10
1,119.10
1,387.50

799.70
1,170.50
1,347.60

1,153.60
1,220.40
1,247.40
1,179.30

813.80
887.10
906.60
875.70

1,047.20
1,092.00
1,138.70
1,048.90

1,333.10
1,202.40
1,222.30
1,221.10

1,359.50
1,272.50
1,333.70
1,391.20

1,640.40
1,272.10
1,335.50
1,338.30

1,093.10
1,047.90
1,090.50
969.00
1,120.50
1,030.80

865.70
787.70
783.40
844.10
726.60
791.20

1,020.50
1,001.50
962.00
838.40
957.80
1,002.50

1,059.80
1,110.50
1,076.90
1,020.50
1,066.40
1,082.40

1,138.50
1,227.80
1,174.00
1,081.30
1,423.90
1,038.40

1,140.20
1,237.50
1,146.50
1,011.70
1,041.50
1,135.70

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.

126 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Disabled Workers Who Work
Table 55.
Average monthly benefit for workers with benefits terminated, by diagnostic group and age,
2006 (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

951.10

796.50

883.50

942.60

1,033.60

1,054.70

878.70

717.10

893.90

866.50

1,285.20

824.00

894.40
989.10
1,047.90

702.40
938.10
894.80

867.30
945.50
1,010.70

868.10
996.10
1,049.10

925.70
1,011.90
1,126.50

958.40
1,064.00
1,077.90

733.90
900.40
1,207.60

714.10
767.60
1,004.60

713.70
845.50
1,174.10

734.70
897.10
1,194.70

838.80
972.30
1,264.20

790.80
1,028.40
1,216.50

916.80
1,073.30
1,102.40
1,063.80

857.30
971.40
823.00
954.70

875.00
952.60
1,013.00
970.80

893.30
1,031.00
1,083.30
1,068.20

1,098.70
1,112.80
1,164.00
1,162.70

1,126.90
1,115.30
1,200.90
1,235.40

984.60
966.10
937.30
1,058.20
1,031.90
960.80

837.50
820.20
752.20
1,164.30
820.50
838.10

927.60
919.90
883.00
1,051.80
1,095.50
881.60

962.10
968.90
919.50
965.60
958.90
977.00

1,022.50
1,093.20
974.60
1,091.80
1,183.50
1,018.20

1,006.40
1,128.50
1,000.30
1,204.00
957.60
1,000.70

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, 2006
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

6,806,918

33,613

0.5

36,242

0.5

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

178,303
10,253
125,654
109,104
570,177

394
87
1,043
351
4,274

0.2
0.8
0.8
0.3
0.7

418
66
867
316
4,144

0.2
0.6
0.7
0.3
0.7

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

75,874
67,295
21,702
10,263
407,193

389
437
130
31
1,445

0.5
0.6
0.6
0.3
0.4

491
487
147
176
2,143

0.6
0.7
0.7
1.7
0.5

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

203,994
19,211
31,357
231,653
148,744

476
168
173
1,363
580

0.2
0.9
0.6
0.6
0.4

741
141
142
1,564
751

0.4
0.7
0.5
0.7
0.5

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

61,805
55,525
167,339
114,683
48,000

310
302
551
423
320

0.5
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.7

342
324
513
509
284

0.6
0.6
0.3
0.4
0.6

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

94,535
158,861
250,412
94,887
109,552

432
1,352
898
680
295

0.5
0.9
0.4
0.7
0.3

783
1,333
1,364
715
430

0.8
0.8
0.5
0.8
0.4

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

168,295
21,604
33,921
46,951
35,568

752
104
201
422
302

0.4
0.5
0.6
0.9
0.8

809
136
214
383
234

0.5
0.6
0.6
0.8
0.7

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

158,607
48,089
416,955
260,960
11,697

1,088
242
2,902
781
62

0.7
0.5
0.7
0.3
0.5

976
261
2,822
1,000
68

0.6
0.5
0.7
0.4
0.6

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

251,744
97,024
78,853
309,581
29,738

1,240
327
410
1,669
246

0.5
0.3
0.5
0.5
0.8

1,404
402
389
1,530
183

0.6
0.4
0.5
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, 2006—Continued
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

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

135,816
15,044
190,613
410,805
32,280

259
75
487
1,906
214

0.2
0.5
0.3
0.5
0.7

396
116
672
1,917
158

0.3
0.8
0.4
0.5
0.5

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

16,673
173,567
130,099
83,129
116,154
9,937

176
770
944
288
641
72

1.1
0.4
0.7
0.3
0.6
0.7

147
909
843
205
639
78

0.9
0.5
0.6
0.2
0.6
0.8

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Other a

139,922
16,916

95
34

0.1
0.2

129
31

0.1
0.2

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, U.S. 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, 2006
Total
Benefit status
Provisional
Reinstated
Not reinstated a

Men

All ages

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older All ages

8,438
7,523
310

1,082
834
38

4,307
3,900
174

3,049
2,789
98

4,507
4,044
174

Women

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older All ages

646
499
25

2,377
2,188
100

1,484
1,357
49

3,931
3,479
136

Under
35

35–49

50 or
older

436
335
13

1,930
1,712
74

1,565
1,432
49

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, 2006

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.
This section also 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, 1996–2005
The final award rate for disabled-worker applicants has varied over time, averaging nearly 48 percent for claims
filed from 1996 through 2005. 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 13 percent, respectively. Denied disability claims have averaged about 49 percent.

Percent
100
Technical denials
80

60

Medical denials

40

Pending final decision

20

Hearings and Appeals Council awards
Reconsideration awards
Initial awards

0
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
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, 1992–2005
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)

708,290
762,442
835,920
888,988
895,883
802,501
613,873

1,858
1,939
1,934
2,100
2,081
1,682
2,020

56.1
56.0
55.4
52.2
47.5
39.3
35.1

61.4
62.5
62.7
60.7
59.5
56.4
50.5

All disabled beneficiaries
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

1,265,055
1,364,396
1,513,536
1,716,221
1,942,433
2,252,229
2,044,971

2,491
3,787
5,783
14,207
57,222
209,319
295,700

104,344
136,106
170,513
230,953
373,965
615,924
528,636

444,004
456,284
495,793
575,886
608,730
616,901
597,286

4,068
3,838
3,593
4,087
4,552
5,902
7,456

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
0

123,711
116,988
106,881
96,737

542,097
537,482
449,841
422,096

5,048
5,011
4,213
4,213

628,380
652,221
601,886
613,010

2,236
2,116
1,859
2,045

48.3
49.6
51.7
53.9

53.6
54.8
57.2
59.2

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

1,167,664
1,265,214
1,414,598
1,609,612
1,831,314
2,138,679
1,938,525

2,400
3,662
5,644
13,884
56,336
206,834
291,953

102,320
134,000
168,225
228,346
370,999
611,911
524,797

417,574
430,477
470,044
546,393
576,258
581,625
562,612

4,020
3,803
3,550
4,030
4,493
5,849
7,366

639,564
691,400
765,256
814,910
821,218
730,832
549,848

1,786
1,872
1,879
2,049
2,010
1,628
1,949

54.9
54.8
54.3
51.1
46.3
37.8
33.4

60.4
61.6
61.9
59.8
58.7
55.6
49.3

29,108
29,653
30,101
30,533
29,794
28,251
24,669

37
29
19
19
44
25
26

72.8
74.3
74.9
74.2
72.6
69.9
67.3

75.1
76.8
77.6
77.1
75.9
73.8
71.1

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

40,055
39,996
40,238
41,325
41,473
41,774
38,679

52
67
73
167
458
1,341
2,033

1,173
1,258
1,344
1,537
1,643
2,068
1,882

9,668
8,978
8,688
9,050
9,509
10,066
10,040

17
11
13
19
25
23
29

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 58.
Outcomes at all adjudicative levels, by year of application, 1992–2005—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
41,389
40,563
43,545
44,871
43,418
39,356

35
38
36
32
27
29
45

69.1
70.0
69.2
66.9
64.8
61.5
59.6

70.3
71.1
70.4
68.1
66.2
63.3
61.5

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

57,336
59,186
58,700
65,284
69,646
71,776
67,767

39
58
66
156
428
1,144
1,714

851
848
944
1,070
1,323
1,945
1,957

16,762
16,829
17,061
20,443
22,963
25,210
24,634

31
24
30
38
34
30
61

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data for the initial and reconsideration levels are current through June 2006. Data for the hearing level or above are current
through August 2006.
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,
1992–2005
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
2005

1,160,658
1,228,209
1,342,902
1,485,009
1,567,846
1,633,620
1,512,777

459,999
501,946
560,106
576,919
585,868
597,008
548,246

39.6
40.9
41.7
38.8
37.4
36.5
36.2

649,849
688,194
742,860
795,050
804,830
801,613
733,271

313,676
340,331
379,872
386,247
384,055
383,111
350,638

48.3
49.5
51.1
48.6
47.7
47.8
47.8

510,809
540,015
600,042
689,959
763,016
832,007
779,506

146,323
161,615
180,234
190,672
201,813
213,897
197,608

28.6
29.9
30.0
27.6
26.4
25.7
25.4

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
1,057,799
1,041,364

367,293
384,167
357,880
374,376

31.2
32.1
33.8
36.0

569,963
593,992
551,896
550,775

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
2005

1,065,294
1,131,135
1,246,256
1,381,018
1,459,704
1,524,126
1,410,230

397,335
436,605
494,907
508,659
516,756
528,976
485,810

37.3
38.6
39.7
36.8
35.4
34.7
34.4

578,751
615,373
670,564
718,564
728,038
728,511
665,723

259,910
284,388
324,189
327,949
325,430
326,783
299,190

44.9
46.2
48.3
45.6
44.7
44.9
44.9

486,543
515,762
575,692
662,454
731,666
795,615
744,507

137,425
152,217
170,718
180,710
191,326
202,193
186,620

28.2
29.5
29.7
27.3
26.1
25.4
25.1

71.9
73.6
74.2
73.4
73.3
74.6
74.2

9,280
8,858
8,610
8,718
9,455
10,836
10,061

3,642
3,784
3,784
3,773
3,780
4,273
3,861

39.2
42.7
43.9
43.3
40.0
39.4
38.4

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

38,882
38,737
38,894
39,785
39,827
39,696
36,785

24,933
25,781
26,242
26,588
26,054
25,798
23,685

64.1
66.6
67.5
66.8
65.4
65.0
64.4

29,602
29,879
30,284
31,067
30,372
28,860
26,724

21,291
21,997
22,458
22,815
22,274
21,525
19,824

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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,
1992–2005—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
2005

56,482
58,337
57,752
64,206
68,315
69,798
65,762

37,731
39,560
38,957
41,672
43,058
42,234
38,751

66.8
67.8
67.5
64.9
63.0
60.5
58.9

41,496
42,942
42,012
45,419
46,420
44,242
40,824

32,475
33,946
33,225
35,483
36,351
34,803
31,624

78.3
79.1
79.1
78.1
78.3
78.7
77.5

14,986
15,395
15,740
18,787
21,895
25,556
24,938

5,256
5,614
5,732
6,189
6,707
7,431
7,127

35.1
36.5
36.4
32.9
30.6
29.1
28.6

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are current through June 2006.
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,
1992–2005
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
2005

398,185
408,526
435,157
502,584
542,435
547,366
407,315

61,143
58,590
58,417
60,482
60,471
57,278
36,446

15.4
14.3
13.4
12.0
11.1
10.5
8.9

210,358
215,443
222,277
250,126
258,287
246,721
182,034

34,724
33,233
32,590
32,881
31,725
29,590
19,137

16.5
15.4
14.7
13.1
12.3
12.0
10.5

187,827
193,083
212,880
252,458
284,148
300,645
225,281

26,419
25,357
25,827
27,601
28,746
27,688
17,309

14.1
13.1
12.1
10.9
10.1
9.2
7.7

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
403,212
384,978

60,584
65,466
59,978
61,742

13.2
14.1
14.9
16.0

218,950
226,333
206,135
199,273

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
2005

385,409
397,031
423,981
490,141
529,278
534,437
398,183

57,808
55,762
55,822
57,961
57,885
55,241
35,250

15.0
14.0
13.2
11.8
10.9
10.3
8.9

203,696
209,146
216,179
243,562
252,179
241,326
178,207

33,192
31,946
31,420
31,809
30,711
28,772
18,612

16.3
15.3
14.5
13.1
12.2
11.9
10.4

181,713
187,885
207,802
246,579
277,099
293,111
219,976

24,616
23,816
24,402
26,152
27,174
26,469
16,638

13.5
12.7
11.7
10.6
9.8
9.0
7.6

22.3
19.1
19.2
16.6
17.2
15.8
13.5

3,000
2,499
2,333
2,401
2,827
2,969
2,111

1,066
836
858
768
783
618
293

35.5
33.5
36.8
32.0
27.7
20.8
13.9

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

7,109
6,353
6,192
6,415
6,661
6,230
4,466

1,983
1,574
1,599
1,435
1,443
1,133
612

27.9
24.8
25.8
22.4
21.7
18.2
13.7

4,109
3,854
3,859
4,014
3,834
3,261
2,355

917
738
741
667
660
515
319

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Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 60.
Medical decisions at the reconsideration level, by year of application and program,
1992–2005—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
2005

5,667
5,142
4,984
6,028
6,496
6,699
4,666

1,352
1,254
996
1,086
1,143
904
584

23.9
24.4
20.0
18.0
17.6
13.5
12.5

2,553
2,443
2,239
2,550
2,274
2,134
1,472

615
549
429
405
354
303
206

24.1
22.5
19.2
15.9
15.6
14.2
14.0

3,114
2,699
2,745
3,478
4,222
4,565
3,194

737
705
567
681
789
601
378

23.7
26.1
20.7
19.6
18.7
13.2
11.8

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are current through June 2006.
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,
1992–2005
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
2005

261,346
284,133
306,406
353,183
341,932
195,317
37,326

189,006
203,844
219,331
253,687
251,625
149,897
31,201

72.3
71.7
71.6
71.8
73.6
76.7
83.6

143,002
153,962
161,117
182,603
172,624
99,567
21,260

112,016
119,823
126,039
144,294
139,964
83,807
18,998

78.3
77.8
78.2
79.0
81.1
84.2
89.4

118,344
130,171
145,289
170,580
169,308
95,750
16,066

76,990
84,021
93,292
109,393
111,661
66,090
12,203

65.1
64.5
64.2
64.1
66.0
69.0
76.0

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
267,275
251,467

202,739
204,704
185,887
178,935

67.2
66.8
69.5
71.2

150,882
157,790
141,008
134,864

113,781
116,292
107,367
104,678

75.4
73.7
76.1
77.6

151,035
148,455
126,267
116,603

88,958
88,412
78,520
74,257

58.9
59.6
62.2
63.7

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

257,301
279,860
302,156
348,368
337,564
192,969
36,777

186,207
200,904
216,406
250,339
248,587
148,243
30,737

72.4
71.8
71.6
71.9
73.6
76.8
83.6

139,930
150,720
157,867
178,958
169,635
98,050
20,842

109,831
117,529
123,739
141,657
137,765
82,655
18,633

78.5
78.0
78.4
79.2
81.2
84.3
89.4

117,371
129,140
144,289
169,410
167,929
94,919
15,935

76,376
83,375
92,667
108,682
110,822
65,588
12,104

65.1
64.6
64.2
64.2
66.0
69.1
76.0

77.2
77.7
78.5
79.7
80.9
82.7
91.5

668
693
611
677
846
516
102

485
506
459
500
629
394
85

72.6
73.0
75.1
73.9
74.3
76.4
83.3

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

2,926
3,038
2,929
3,222
2,962
1,666
444

2,229
2,327
2,279
2,529
2,341
1,345
398

76.2
76.6
77.8
78.5
79.0
80.7
89.6

2,258
2,345
2,318
2,545
2,116
1,150
342

1,744
1,821
1,820
2,029
1,712
951
313

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140 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 61.
Medical decisions at the hearing level or above, by year of application and program,
1992–2005—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
2005

1,119
1,235
1,321
1,593
1,406
682
105

570
613
646
819
697
309
66

50.9
49.6
48.9
51.4
49.6
45.3
62.9

814
897
932
1,100
873
367
76

441
473
480
608
487
201
52

54.2
52.7
51.5
55.3
55.8
54.8
68.4

305
338
389
493
533
315
29

129
140
166
211
210
108
14

42.3
41.4
42.7
42.8
39.4
34.3
48.3

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are current through August 2006.
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,
1992–2005
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
2005

708,290
762,442
835,920
888,988
895,883
802,501
613,873

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

33.0
31.3
30.1
28.8
28.1
31.4
37.5

5.9
6.2
6.1
5.4
5.3
5.9
6.5

27.0
29.4
30.2
30.4
32.2
37.5
43.6

34.1
33.1
33.5
35.4
34.4
25.1
12.5

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
652,221
601,886
613,010

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

34.5
34.2
35.0
35.5

6.7
7.0
7.5
6.6

26.8
27.4
26.4
27.0

31.9
31.5
31.0
30.9

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

639,564
691,400
765,256
814,910
821,218
730,832
549,848

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

33.6
31.9
30.7
29.3
28.6
32.2
39.0

6.3
6.6
6.4
5.7
5.5
6.2
6.9

28.3
30.8
31.6
31.8
33.8
39.6
46.7

31.8
30.8
31.3
33.2
32.1
22.0
7.4

2.5
2.5
2.6
2.1
2.2
2.1
1.9

24.6
26.3
27.0
26.6
26.4
28.2
28.8

58.0
58.4
58.1
59.8
60.5
58.8
57.9

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

29,108
29,653
30,101
30,533
29,794
28,251
24,669

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

14.9
12.8
12.3
11.5
10.9
10.9
11.4

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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,
1992–2005—Continued
Total
Year

Number

Percent

Meets level of
severity of listings

Equals level of
severity of listings

Medical and vocational
factors considered

Other

a

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

39,618
41,389
40,563
43,545
44,871
43,418
39,356

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

35.9
35.0
33.0
31.8
31.1
32.1
32.9

3.2
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.7
2.9
2.9

7.4
7.3
8.0
7.6
8.2
9.1
9.2

53.5
54.7
56.0
57.7
58.0
55.9
55.0

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data for the initial and reconsideration levels are current through June 2006. Data for the hearing level or above are current
through August 2006.
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,
1992–2005
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
2005

448,072
460,122
499,386
579,973
613,282
622,803
604,742

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.3
10.1
9.2
8.5
7.6
7.1
6.9

17.8
17.2
16.7
17.1
17.7
18.4
18.2

28.3
28.3
28.1
28.2
28.1
27.3
27.1

30.8
30.4
31.1
31.3
31.4
30.6
31.1

12.8
14.0
14.8
14.8
15.2
16.6
16.7

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
542,493
454,054
426,309

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
30.9

13.8
14.8
14.6
12.2

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

421,594
434,280
473,594
550,423
580,751
587,474
569,978

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.6
10.4
9.6
8.8
7.9
7.4
7.2

17.4
16.7
16.3
16.8
17.4
18.1
18.0

29.3
29.3
29.0
29.2
29.1
28.3
28.2

30.1
29.8
30.5
30.6
30.6
29.8
30.2

12.5
13.7
14.6
14.6
14.9
16.4
16.4

31.8
31.4
31.1
32.4
32.7
32.2
32.8

22.7
22.3
22.9
23.7
23.3
24.0
24.3

10.8
12.0
13.6
13.0
13.4
14.3
14.4

Widow(er)s
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

9,685
8,989
8,701
9,069
9,534
10,089
10,069

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

5.6
5.3
4.6
4.7
4.2
3.6
3.8

29.1
29.0
27.6
26.2
26.5
25.8
24.7

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144 ♦ Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits
Table 63.
Percentage distribution of final medical denials, by year of application and reason for denial,
1992–2005—Continued
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

0.7
0.7
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.5
0.4

53.3
51.9
52.9
53.6
53.5
52.6
52.9

Other

a

Adult children
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

16,793
16,853
17,091
20,481
22,997
25,240
24,695

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.1
2.9
2.5
2.3
2.0
2.0
2.0

22.7
22.9
21.3
21.6
21.8
21.7
21.0

20.2
21.7
22.3
21.7
22.0
23.1
23.8

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disability Research file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data for the initial and reconsideration levels are current through June 2006. Data for the hearing level or above are current
through August 2006.
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.

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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 2006
In December 2006, nearly 10.4 million people aged 18–64 received benefits on the basis of disability. Nearly
60 percent (6.2 million) received benefits from the Social Security program only, 28 percent (2.9 million) received
benefits from the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) only, and about 12 percent (1.2 million) received
benefits from both programs.

Social Security
only
6.2 million

Concurrent
1.2 million

SSI only
2.9 million

Total 10.4 million
SOURCE: Table 64.

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 64.
Number aged 18–64, by program, December 1996–2006
Social Security only
Year

Total

Total

Both Social Security and SSI

Workers Widow(er)s

Adult
children

SSI only

Total

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

8,599,465
8,791,338
9,106,014
9,445,573
9,773,201

4,850,835
4,979,844
5,228,262
5,492,325
5,756,093

-4,495,477
4,738,246
4,997,137
5,257,314

-87,833
87,900
87,203
89,874

-396,534
402,116
407,985
408,905

2,690,446
2,732,020
2,768,782
2,811,647
2,850,815

1,058,184
1,079,474
1,108,970
1,141,601
1,166,293

-772,562
801,351
833,269
858,850

-35,222
34,671
34,101
33,072

-271,690
272,948
274,231
274,371

2005
2006

10,081,625
10,362,419

5,998,755
6,210,289

5,491,980
5,698,494

86,422
85,259

420,353 2,880,931
426,536 2,928,034

1,201,939
1,224,096

893,437
915,832

32,302
31,443

276,200
276,821

Total monthly benefits

a

(millions of dollars)

1996
1997
1998
1999

4,878
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

6,058
6,509
6,920
7,416
7,980

3,975
4,299
4,629
5,024
5,464

-3,976
4,294
4,674
5,096

-65
67
69
72

-258
268
281
296

1,408
1,491
1,544
1,603
1,686

675
719
747
790
829

-530
554
592
626

-22
22
22
22

-167
171
176
180

2005
2006

8,604
9,172

5,974
6,439

5,584
6,029

75
77

315
334

1,724
1,778

906
955

696
739

22
23

187
193

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

689.30
722.84
744.40
768.50
796.80

818.80
862.60
884.60
914.10
947.80

-883.70
905.40
934.80
967.80

-744.80
764.40
790.80
804.80

-650.00
666.00
687.30
722.50

489.00
506.80
522.50
533.50
545.90

594.90
615.20
625.20
638.20
655.20

-618.40
626.90
639.90
657.10

-595.10
608.30
620.90
639.10

-608.70
622.20
635.10
651.40

2005
2006

832.80
867.90

993.70
1,036.50

1,014.50
1,057.60

863.10
900.00

748.10
781.70

558.20
578.30

675.90
697.40

677.70
699.20

659.90
680.70

672.30
693.20

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.

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 65.
Number aged 18–64 receiving Social Security benefits, and the number also receiving SSI and their
average SSI benefit, by state or other area, December 2006
Total

Workers
Average
SSI

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Total

Number
with SSI

7,434,385 1,224,096

a

benefit
(dollars)

Widow(er)s
Average
SSI

Adult children
Average
SSI

a

Total

Number
with SSI

benefit
(dollars)

Total

Number
with SSI

Average
SSI

a

benefit
(dollars)

Total

Number
with SSI

a

benefit
(dollars)

212.10 6,614,326

915,832

199.10

116,702

31,443

204.60

703,357

276,821

255.30

193,462
10,928
132,561
116,800
623,456

33,264
1,892
15,620
19,186
192,834

180.70
183.20
186.40
181.20
308.20

173,741
10,001
122,069
105,991
553,893

23,911
1,538
12,097
14,207
151,326

163.60
171.80
174.90
164.10
292.00

3,591
163
1,628
1,980
9,050

1,117
39
330
604
3,801

178.60
208.00
190.50
165.40
312.00

16,130
764
8,864
8,829
60,513

8,236
315
3,193
4,375
37,707

230.50
235.30
229.20
238.30
372.00

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District
of Columbia
Florida

80,404
74,652
23,084

11,572
9,198
2,607

179.10
185.60
187.60

73,958
65,481
21,120

9,249
6,838
1,994

168.80
170.20
180.00

864
782
223

181
250
47

189.00
209.40
173.60

5,582
8,389
1,741

2,142
2,110
566

222.40
232.30
215.20

11,448
432,939

2,379
58,342

214.40
182.90

10,028
394,574

1,867
44,303

202.60
169.90

183
5,672

68
1,371

213.20
184.50

1,237
32,693

444
12,668

264.10
227.60

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

221,024
21,064
33,399
258,488
162,634

35,382
3,058
5,268
34,551
21,304

174.80
260.80
188.40
199.00
190.10

198,072
18,655
30,444
225,087
144,719

25,083
2,048
4,213
25,939
16,852

159.80
214.70
180.50
188.80
182.50

3,792
324
419
3,968
2,265

1,257
72
80
905
422

173.70
223.90
197.90
184.70
175.00

19,160
2,085
2,536
29,433
15,650

9,042
938
975
7,707
4,030

216.20
363.20
221.30
234.60
223.00

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

68,269
60,267
182,165
131,954
51,559

11,134
9,132
33,700
24,635
8,805

189.20
184.00
189.30
197.00
183.40

60,020
54,005
162,751
111,600
46,821

8,647
7,123
24,945
16,012
6,674

184.60
174.70
172.70
175.30
170.00

726
700
4,339
3,818
589

175
143
1,296
1,086
162

172.90
188.50
192.60
178.30
166.50

7,523
5,562
15,075
16,536
4,149

2,312
1,866
7,459
7,537
1,969

207.90
218.40
243.70
245.40
230.10

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

103,309
173,376
278,490
103,533
120,275

13,766
34,617
43,943
14,762
22,318

182.60
210.70
197.50
188.20
186.50

92,075
155,062
243,544
92,489
106,514

10,375
27,267
31,738
11,488
15,401

174.50
197.70
188.50
180.00
162.80

1,355
1,890
4,341
784
2,568

317
694
909
174
920

179.50
248.80
192.50
195.50
177.40

9,879
16,424
30,605
10,260
11,193

3,074
6,656
11,296
3,100
5,997

210.20
259.30
223.00
218.00
248.60

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

181,175
23,196
37,122
48,573
37,634

26,742
3,627
5,829
5,139
4,034

189.20
186.50
183.00
177.10
180.80

163,401
20,888
32,973
45,408
34,732

20,384
2,721
4,418
4,264
3,152

177.20
177.50
171.50
169.70
169.90

2,644
315
373
602
271

689
85
71
88
45

193.00
201.60
231.20
189.40
144.60

15,130
1,993
3,776
2,563
2,631

5,669
821
1,340
787
837

231.40
214.30
217.80
215.10
222.80

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

173,941
51,778
463,016
278,689
13,121

22,826
9,436
89,926
39,707
2,107

194.90
189.30
242.10
179.80
184.70

153,735
46,818
404,979
253,215
11,309

16,947
7,158
63,650
28,997
1,479

182.70
174.40
223.40
165.80
174.10

1,998
805
6,848
3,634
145

484
240
2,346
1,103
38

204.90
182.00
228.90
177.70
189.50

18,208
4,155
51,189
21,840
1,667

5,395
2,038
23,930
9,607
590

231.90
242.20
292.90
221.70
209.90

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

281,689
104,618
84,472
341,902
32,085

45,299
15,643
12,788
51,416
6,523

197.50
192.90
179.60
204.70
200.50

244,777
94,096
76,469
301,101
28,955

35,058
11,810
10,199
37,633
5,117

189.50
183.00
171.10
191.90
186.70

5,354
1,842
1,127
5,604
317

1,182
458
208
1,384
100

193.20
179.80
183.50
194.40
208.30

31,558
8,680
6,876
35,197
2,813

9,059
3,375
2,381
12,399
1,306

228.90
229.00
215.00
244.20
253.70

(Continued)

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 65.
Number aged 18–64 receiving Social Security benefits, and the number also receiving SSI and their
average SSI benefit, by state or other area, December 2006—Continued
Total

Workers
Average
SSI

Widow(er)s
Average
SSI

Adult children
Average
SSI

Average
SSI

Total

Number
with SSI

benefit a
(dollars)

Total

Number
with SSI

benefit a
(dollars)

Total

Number
with SSI

benefit a
(dollars)

Total

Number
with SSI

benefit a
(dollars)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

146,592
16,546
206,334
448,431
35,085

19,699
2,843
32,194
73,626
4,610

180.90
189.60
185.70
186.90
192.00

131,758
14,596
185,165
399,428
31,440

13,467
2,007
23,186
54,758
3,602

167.50
179.60
171.40
172.50
182.40

2,351
178
3,879
8,778
338

748
63
1,214
2,395
61

177.60
212.00
188.50
182.60
195.30

12,483
1,772
17,290
40,225
3,307

5,484
773
7,794
16,473
947

213.50
213.00
226.90
234.70
227.40

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

18,217
187,868
139,719
92,282
128,501
10,597

3,819
25,331
20,513
14,451
20,992
1,430

200.70
184.90
182.10
192.90
185.30
181.30

16,275
168,878
126,509
80,742
113,019
9,667

2,825
18,254
16,504
9,970
15,799
1,157

191.50
171.50
173.60
175.50
177.70
172.90

214
2,980
1,731
2,499
1,199
112

68
732
338
542
300
24

165.90
166.70
177.20
183.40
187.30
206.60

1,728
16,010
11,479
9,041
14,283
818

926
6,345
3,671
3,939
4,893
249

231.20
224.80
220.50
237.70
209.60
217.50

Outlying areas b

181,640

277

222.40

151,272

181

180.60

4,550

17

193.20

25,818

79

312.60

State or area

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, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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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 2006
Beneficiaries
Resident population a

Number

Percentage of
resident population

188,402,570

10,180,455

5.4

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

2,869,132
442,989
3,747,834
1,729,265
22,993,421

262,425
16,178
174,850
152,550
1,025,293

9.1
3.7
4.7
8.8
4.5

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

3,106,890
2,216,080
535,536
395,318
11,030,629

104,460
99,238
28,755
22,108
577,939

3.4
4.5
5.4
5.6
5.2

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

5,996,047
808,047
903,012
8,082,250
3,951,672

305,390
30,842
43,651
381,789
208,599

5.1
3.8
4.8
4.7
5.3

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,836,234
1,710,529
2,669,249
2,674,421
847,941

86,865
76,925
268,981
201,418
66,470

4.7
4.5
10.1
7.5
7.8

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

3,604,628
4,132,347
6,356,423
3,282,443
1,788,963

145,818
245,856
384,511
136,319
169,233

4.0
5.9
6.0
4.2
9.5

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

3,647,230
596,192
1,088,643
1,584,066
854,641

234,299
30,240
46,440
62,481
44,607

6.4
5.1
4.3
3.9
5.2

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

5,507,480
1,203,069
12,269,155
5,624,167
398,059

231,521
74,018
710,214
355,851
16,268

4.2
6.2
5.8
6.3
4.1

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

7,175,977
2,211,633
2,366,319
7,750,425
682,193

409,913
141,367
112,370
494,483
44,784

5.7
6.4
4.7
6.4
6.6

State
United States

(Continued)

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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 2006—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

2,728,200
476,055
3,826,988
14,679,359
1,533,326

189,321
21,383
278,668
640,398
45,765

6.9
4.5
7.3
4.4
3.0

407,553
4,948,269
4,131,162
1,150,707
3,519,942
330,460

23,586
244,079
195,714
134,768
168,202
13,252

5.8
4.9
4.7
11.7
4.8
4.0

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, 2006 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, 2006, 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 2006
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

915,832

31,443

276,821

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

10,362,419

5,698,494

85,259

426,536 2,928,034

41,787

8,994

111

5,689

21,076

2,363

47

3,507

363,504
162,677
370,289

213,416
94,848
255,229

6,919
701
2,059

1,567
1,504
6,453

100,245
46,254
72,668

36,860
17,691
29,899

3,192
340
547

1,305
1,339
3,434

1,303,024
3,144,973
226,817

204,639
1,543,863
175,573

3,683
21,077
1,773

204,236
625,082
67,709 1,077,732
1,136
34,101

121,968
375,523
13,161

3,792
7,759
356

139,624
51,310
717

30,875
746,298
134,070
144,621

13,750
554,647
93,763
99,977

131
8,489
954
782

995
2,186
366
1,011

11,915
130,667
27,685
29,735

3,023
46,550
10,787
12,005

55
2,566
273
222

1,006
1,193
242
889

2,015,476

1,559,527

24,086

2,983

282,636

137,628

6,225

2,391

939,230
266,338
20,859
23,950
427,631

566,425
177,188
14,024
12,876
109,755

5,906
4,504
173
115
3,796

44,305
519
168
790
84,919

226,357
61,274
4,382
8,196
168,029

67,742
21,025
1,957
1,334
16,316

1,685
1,372
48
19
2,945

26,810
456
107
620
41,871
(Continued)

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Disabled Beneficiaries Receiving Social Security, SSI, or Both
Table 67.
Distribution of beneficiaries aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2006—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

1.3

3.5
1.6
3.6

3.7
1.7
4.5

8.1
0.8
2.4

0.4
0.4
1.5

3.4
1.6
2.5

4.0
1.9
3.3

10.2
1.1
1.7

0.5
0.5
1.2

12.6
30.3
2.2

3.6
27.1
3.1

4.3
24.7
2.1

47.9
15.9
0.3

21.3
36.8
1.2

13.3
41.0
1.4

12.1
24.7
1.1

50.4
18.5
0.3

0.3
7.2
1.3
1.4

0.2
9.7
1.6
1.8

0.2
10.0
1.1
0.9

0.2
0.5
0.1
0.2

0.4
4.5
0.9
1.0

0.3
5.1
1.2
1.3

0.2
8.2
0.9
0.7

0.4
0.4
0.1
0.3

19.4

27.4

28.3

0.7

9.7

15.0

19.8

0.9

9.1
2.6
0.2
0.2
4.1

9.9
3.1
0.2
0.2
1.9

6.9
5.3
0.2
0.1
4.5

10.4
0.1
a
0.2
19.9

7.7
2.1
0.1
0.3
5.7

7.4
2.3
0.2
0.1
1.8

5.4
4.4
0.2
0.1
9.4

9.7
0.2
a
0.2
15.1

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.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or di.asr@ssa.gov.

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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
1,000

30
70
100

5,000

225

10,000

300

50,000

700

100,000

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
process.

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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.
3. Add back the Medicare premium to the rounded result from 2 above.
For example, if a monthly benefit amount is $968.20 and the corresponding Medicare
premium is $88.50, then the MBC is $967.50 ($968.20 - $88.50 = $879.70 rounded
down to $879.00 + $88.50 = $967.50).
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
earnings record.

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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
2006, a worker receives one quarter of coverage (up to a total of four) for each $970 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.
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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