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 Number Percent Workers Number Percent Spouses and children 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 1,024 3,349 156,311 2,467 17,536 729 36 968 32

a 0.1 0.4 20.0 0.3 2.2 0.1 a 0.1 a

173 708 2,502 102,743 2,121 13,312 553 31 702 17

a 0.1 0.4 17.6 0.4 2.3 0.1 a 0.1 a

68 316 847 53,568 346 4,224 176 5 266 15

a 0.2 0.4 27.0 0.2 2.1 0.1 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 347,423 193,582 44.4 24.7 272,963 143,651 46.7 24.6 74,460 49,931 37.5 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 State or area All areas Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Number 782,986 14,400 728 11,362 7,514 136,611 10,417 5,972 2,098 362 43,272 20,572 2,567 2,685 17,372 5,636 3,992 3,537 23,827 13,338 5,917 5,908 16,330 34,623 6,312 8,045 13,664 3,322 2,455 4,788 3,958 20,074 4,353 88,304 18,907 1,107 19,362 8,844 6,221 36,673 3,541 Percent 100.0 1.8 0.1 1.5 1.0 17.4 1.3 0.8 0.3 a 5.5 2.6 0.3 0.3 2.2 0.7 0.5 0.5 3.0 1.7 0.8 0.8 2.1 4.4 0.8 1.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.5 2.6 0.6 11.3 2.4 0.1 2.5 1.1 0.8 4.7 0.5 Workers Number 584,640 10,536 573 8,662 5,579 106,643 8,026 4,434 1,549 303 32,755 15,599 1,918 2,048 12,643 4,158 3,012 2,715 17,403 8,799 4,485 4,536 11,896 26,275 4,925 5,660 10,231 2,622 1,821 3,771 2,811 14,703 3,234 62,937 14,242 831 14,889 6,743 4,978 26,615 2,806 Percent 100.0 1.8 0.1 1.5 1.0 18.2 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.1 5.6 2.7 0.3 0.4 2.2 0.7 0.5 0.5 3.0 1.5 0.8 0.8 2.0 4.5 0.8 1.0 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.5 2.5 0.6 10.8 2.4 0.1 2.5 1.2 0.9 4.6 0.5 Spouses and children Number 198,346 3,864 155 2,700 1,935 29,968 2,391 1,538 549 59 10,517 4,973 649 637 4,729 1,478 980 822 6,424 4,539 1,432 1,372 4,434 8,348 1,387 2,385 3,433 700 634 1,017 1,147 5,371 1,119 25,367 4,665 276 4,473 2,101 1,243 10,058 735 Percent 100.0 1.9 0.1 1.4 1.0 15.1 1.2 0.8 0.3 a 5.3 2.5 0.3 0.3 2.4 0.7 0.5 0.4 3.2 2.3 0.7 0.7 2.2 4.2 0.7 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.6 2.7 0.6 12.8 2.4 0.1 2.3 1.1 0.6 5.1 0.4
(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 State or area South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Outlying areas Puerto Rico Other b Foreign countries Number 11,838 1,035 13,087 21,684 2,230 1,068 13,314 11,517 12,041 9,247 775 44,179 371 1,630 Percent 1.5 0.1 1.7 2.8 0.3 0.1 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.2 0.1 5.6 a 0.2 Workers Number 8,738 757 9,914 15,742 1,613 795 9,724 9,108 9,061 6,961 591 31,965 206 1,099 Percent 1.5 0.1 1.7 2.7 0.3 0.1 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.2 0.1 5.5 a 0.2 Spouses and children Number 3,100 278 3,173 5,942 617 273 3,590 2,409 2,980 2,286 184 12,214 165 531 Percent 1.6 0.1 1.6 3.0 0.3 0.1 1.8 1.2 1.5 1.2 0.1 6.2 0.1 0.3

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
Total, all ages

Diagnostic group

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 584,640 356 14,504 5,273 39,420 6,942 112,244 6,526 474 25,409 3,949 3,332 309,499 34,864 10,017 782 635 10,414 11,619 21 122 103 1,764 222 3,700 209 29 203 56 225 3,738 962 85 17 22 141 21,648 24 345 297 2,127 469 5,800 234 26 341 103 220 9,508 1,575 165 39 24 351 47,994 47 967 781 3,923 948 12,174 442 50 921 288 355 22,512 3,275 369 72 57 813 83,378 53 1,754 1,100 5,715 1,389 19,801 862 82 1,958 632 479 41,810 5,106 922 116 96 1,503 118,300 56 3,044 1,200 7,266 1,471 24,963 1,274 100 4,124 981 712 62,058 6,865 1,677 156 122 2,231 155,272 76 4,217 1,104 9,293 1,427 26,755 1,800 97 7,754 1,095 761 85,882 8,961 2,955 198 170 2,727 146,429 79 4,055 688 9,332 1,016 19,051 1,705 90 10,108 794 580 83,991 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 0.1 2.5 0.9 6.7 1.2 19.2 1.1 0.1 4.3 0.7 0.6 52.9 6.0 1.7 0.1 0.1 1.8 100.0 0.2 1.1 0.9 15.2 1.9 31.8 1.8 0.2 1.7 0.5 1.9 32.2 8.3 0.7 0.1 0.2 1.2 100.0 0.1 1.6 1.4 9.8 2.2 26.8 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.5 1.0 43.9 7.3 0.8 0.2 0.1 1.6 100.0 0.1 2.0 1.6 8.2 2.0 25.4 0.9 0.1 1.9 0.6 0.7 46.9 6.8 0.8 0.2 0.1 1.7 100.0 0.1 2.1 1.3 6.9 1.7 23.7 1.0 0.1 2.3 0.8 0.6 50.1 6.1 1.1 0.1 0.1 1.8 100.0 a 2.6 1.0 6.1 1.2 21.1 1.1 0.1 3.5 0.8 0.6 52.5 5.8 1.4 0.1 0.1 1.9 100.0 a 2.7 0.7 6.0 0.9 17.2 1.2 0.1 5.0 0.7 0.5 55.3 5.8 1.9 0.1 0.1 1.8 100.0 0.1 2.8 0.5 6.4 0.7 13.0 1.2 0.1 6.9 0.5 0.4 57.4 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 Number 584,640 356 14,504 5,273 39,420 6,942 112,244 6,526 474 25,409 3,949 3,332 309,499 34,864 10,017 782 635 10,414 Percent 100.0 0.1 2.5 0.9 6.7 1.2 19.2 1.1 0.1 4.3 0.7 0.6 52.9 6.0 1.7 0.1 0.1 1.8 Men Number 358,300 201 6,960 4,286 29,765 5,349 59,746 3,560 242 18,871 2,530 2,237 194,871 17,356 5,943 422 288 5,673 Percent 100.0 0.1 1.9 1.2 8.3 1.5 16.7 1.0 0.1 5.3 0.7 0.6 54.4 4.8 1.7 0.1 0.1 1.6 Women Number 226,340 155 7,544 987 9,655 1,593 52,498 2,966 232 6,538 1,419 1,095 114,628 17,508 4,074 360 347 4,741 Percent 100.0 0.1 3.3 0.4 4.3 0.7 23.2 1.3 0.1 2.9 0.6 0.5 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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