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
Male

Total
Basis of entitlement and age

Number

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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