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

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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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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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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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