6.

C OASDI Benefits Awarded: Disabled Workers
Table 6.C1.—Number and percentage distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 1999
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Total
Monthly benefit 1

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Total ........................................................................

605,800

100.0

338,900

100.0

266,900

100.0

Less than $100.00 .............................................................
$100.00–$149.90 ...............................................................
$150.00–$199.90 ...............................................................
$200.00–$249.90 ...............................................................
$250.00–$299.90 ...............................................................

7,500
5,800
5,900
11,400
12,100

1.2
1.0
1.0
1.9
2.0

4,500
2,100
1,900
4,700
3,500

1.3
.6
.6
1.4
1.0

3,000
3,700
4,000
6,700
8,600

1.1
1.4
1.5
2.5
3.2

$300.00–$349.90 ...............................................................
$350.00–$399.90 ...............................................................
$400.00–$449.90 ...............................................................
$450.00–$499.90 ...............................................................
$500.00–$549.90 ...............................................................

14,700
14,500
21,200
36,400
37,400

2.4
2.4
3.5
6.0
6.2

6,400
5,300
6,900
13,500
14,400

1.9
1.6
2.0
4.0
4.2

8,300
9,200
14,300
22,900
23,000

3.1
3.4
5.4
8.6
8.6

$550.00–$599.90 ...............................................................
$600.00–$649.90 ...............................................................
$650.00–$699.90 ...............................................................
$700.00–$749.90 ...............................................................
$750.00–$799.90 ...............................................................

36,400
34,300
36,000
33,200
29,300

6.0
5.7
5.9
5.5
4.8

14,600
15,000
16,000
16,400
16,500

4.3
4.4
4.7
4.8
4.9

21,800
19,300
20,000
16,800
12,800

8.2
7.2
7.5
6.3
4.8

$800.00–$849.90 ...............................................................
$850.00–$899.90 ...............................................................
$900.00–$949.90 ...............................................................
$950.00–$999.90 ...............................................................
$1,000.00–$1,049.90.........................................................

28,100
27,100
23,300
19,200
18,900

4.6
4.5
3.8
3.2
3.1

16,700
15,800
13,500
13,400
13,100

4.9
4.7
4.0
4.0
3.9

11,400
11,300
9,800
5,800
5,800

4.3
4.2
3.7
2.2
2.2

$1,050.00–$1,099.90.........................................................
$1,100.00–$1,149.90.........................................................
$1,150.00–$1,199.90.........................................................
$1,200.00–$1,249.90.........................................................
$1,250.00–$1,299.90.........................................................
$1,300.00 or more..............................................................

21,400
16,900
15,100
20,300
20,800
58,600

3.5
2.8
2.5
3.4
3.4
9.7

15,900
13,100
12,300
15,800
17,100
50,500

4.7
3.9
3.6
4.7
5.0
14.9

5,500
3,800
2,800
4,500
3,700
8,100

2.1
1.4
1.0
1.7
1.4
3.0

Average benefit ................................................................
1

$787.80

$890.70

$657.10

Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the percentages.

CONTACT: Donald T. Ferron/Diane Wallace (410) 965-0160/0165 for further information.

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Table 6.C2.—Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by age and sex, 1957–99
Percentage distribution, by age 1
Year

Total
number

Average
age

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61

62–64

65 2

Men
1957 .................................
1958 .................................
1959 .................................

148,376
107,003
146,547

59.2
59.0
58.9

100.0
100.0
100.0

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

17.1
19.7
21.1

28.0
27.5
27.4

17.0
15.2
14.8

33.8
28.9
28.8

4.1
8.7
7.8

1960 .................................
1965 .................................
1970 .................................
1975 .................................

168,466
186,808
258,072
408,531

54.5
53.0
52.1
51.5

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.8
1.8
6.7
7.7

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

5.4
1.0
2.6
2.5

1980 .................................
1981 .................................
1982 .................................
1983 .................................
1984 .................................

275,185
244,984
207,453
217,422
247,833

51.2
50.8
50.9
50.2
50.0

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.3
8.6
8.4
9.5
9.2

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

1.8
1.7
1.2
1.3
1.3

1985 3 ..............................
1986 3 ...............................
1987 3 ...............................
1988 3 ...............................
1989 3 ...............................

274,400
273,700
265,900
265,700
268,600

50.1
48.7
49.0
49.2
49.0

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.7
10.7
9.4
8.4
8.7

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

.3
.3
.2
.2
.3

1990 3 ...............................
1991 3 ...............................
1992 3 ...............................
1993 3 ...............................
1994 3 ...............................

293,300
322,700
395,600
391,800
379,300

48.1
47.9
47.8
47.7
48.4

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10.9
9.5
9.5
9.2
6.8

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

.1
.2
.2
.2
.1

1995 3 ...............................
1996 3 ...............................
1997 3 ...............................
1998 3 ...............................
1999 3 ........................................

368,400
347,100
311,100
331,400
338,900

48.9
48.7
49.3
49.2
49.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.2
6.9
6.3
6.3
6.2

16.3
16.2
14.6
14.3
13.1

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
18.3

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

.2
.1
.1
.2
.3

1957 .................................
1958 .................................
1959 .................................

30,426
24,379
31,264

57.4
57.2
57.0

100.0
100.0
100.0

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

25.5
28.6
30.2

38.9
37.2
36.9

19.8
17.8
17.6

15.3
15.2
14.2

0.5
1.2
1.1

1960 .................................
1965 .................................
1970 .................................
1975 .................................

39,339
66,691
92,312
183,518

52.5
53.2
52.8
52.1

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

0.7
1.1
4.2
6.1

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

.8
.6
1.7
2.1

1980 .................................
1981 .................................
1982 .................................
1983 .................................
1984 .................................

121,374
106,863
89,678
94,127
114,165

51.1
50.8
50.5
49.8
49.7

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.4
7.8
8.0
9.0
8.3

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

1.5
1.4
1.1
1.1
1.2

1985 3 ...............................
1986 3 ..............................
1987 3 ..............................
1988 3 ...............................
1989 3 ...............................

134,500
135,700
143,700
147,000
146,900

49.7
48.8
49.5
49.3
49.1

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.6
9.0
7.5
8.5
7.8

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

.1
.2
.3
.3
.3

1990 3 ...............................
1991 3 ..............................
1992 3 ...............................
1993 3 ...............................
1994 3 ...............................

168,500
190,400
241,300
237,900
234,000

48.4
48.4
47.7
48.1
48.2

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

8.5
8.5
8.6
7.5
7.4

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

.4
.4
.2
.2
.2

1995 3 ...............................
1996 3 ...............................
1997 3 ...............................
1998 3 ...............................
1999 3 ...............................

263,200
256,900
250,200
271,900
266,900

48.5
49.1
48.4
48.9
48.7

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
5.3
6.2
5.4
5.7

16.7
15.1
16.3
14.9
14.6

11.4
11.3
12.2
12.2
12.5

13.8
14.0
14.1
14.5
15.3

17.2
19.0
19.0
19.1
18.2

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

.1
.1
.2
.2
.3

Women

1
2
3

Age in year of award for 1957–84. Age in month of award for 1985–99.
Includes awards processed after attainment of age 65.
Based on 1-percent sample.

CONTACT: Donald T. Ferron/Diane Wallace (410) 965-0160/0165 for further information.

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Table 6.C3.—Number and percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, age, and sex, 1999 1, 2
Total
Diagnostic group

Total

Under
35

Men
35–49

50 or
older

Total

Under
35

Women
50 or
older

35–49

Total

Under
35 35–49

50 or
older

Number
Total ..............................................................

620,559 60,274

199,406

360,879

337,533 33,187

103,484

200,862

283,026 27,087 95,922

160,017

Diagnosis available ..........................................

619,118 60,213

199,178

359,727

336,752 33,155

103,364

200,233

282,366 27,058 95,814

159,494

Infectious and parasitic diseases 3 .........................
Neoplasms .............................................................
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases......
Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs ........
Mental disorders (other than mental retardation)...
Mental retardation ..................................................
Diseases of the––
Nervous system and sense organs....................
Circulatory system..............................................
Respiratory system ............................................
Digestive system ................................................
Genitourinary system .........................................
Skin and subcutaneous tissue ...........................
Musculoskeletal system .....................................
Congenital anomalies ............................................
Injuries ...................................................................
Other......................................................................

11,743 2,254
65,681 3,659
36,975 2,505
1,911
402
122,372 23,078
16,608 4,381

6,413
18,301
12,921
629
54,223
4,960

3,076
43,721
21,549
880
45,071
7,267

8,966 1,776
34,601 1,920
15,429 1,123
964
193
58,639 12,286
10,485 2,734

5,106
8,507
5,257
289
24,582
3,272

2,084
24,174
9,049
482
21,771
4,479

2,777
478 1,307
31,080 1,739 9,794
21,546 1,382 7,664
947
209
340
63,733 10,792 29,641
6,123 1,647 1,688

992
19,547
12,500
398
23,300
2,788

49,869
74,755
26,981
13,389
13,842
1,416
146,754
645
25,925
10,252

16,953
13,340
4,168
6,083
5,118
591
42,716
208
9,166
3,388

26,483
59,690
22,198
6,367
6,670
633
97,452
275
12,526
5,869

25,394
51,598
14,467
8,107
8,570
560
76,022
332
17,430
5,188

7,984
8,644
1,819
3,770
3,208
226
22,795
99
6,291
1,515

14,263
41,979
12,401
3,941
4,157
271
49,905
142
7,953
3,182

24,475
23,157
12,514
5,282
5,272
856
70,732
313
8,495
5,064

12,220
17,711
9,797
2,426
2,513
362
47,547
133
4,573
2,687

6,433
1,725
615
939
2,054
192
6,586
162
4,233
995

3,147
975
247
396
1,205
63
3,322
91
3,186
491

3,286 8,969
750 4,696
368 2,349
543 2,313
849 1,910
129
365
3,264 19,921
71
109
1,047 2,875
504 1,873

Percentage distribution
Diagnosis available ..........................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Infectious and parasitic diseases 3 ........................
Neoplasms .............................................................
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases......
Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs ........
Mental disorders (other than mental retardation)...
Mental retardation ..................................................
Diseases of the––
Nervous system and sense organs....................
Circulatory system..............................................
Respiratory system ............................................
Digestive system ................................................
Genitourinary system .........................................
Skin and subcutaneous tissue ...........................
Musculoskeletal system .....................................
Congenital anomalies ............................................
Injuries ...................................................................
Other......................................................................

1.9
10.6
6.0
.3
19.8
2.7

3.7
6.1
4.2
.7
38.3
7.3

3.2
9.2
6.5
.3
27.2
2.5

.8
12.1
6.0
.2
12.5
2.0

2.7
10.3
4.6
.3
17.4
3.1

5.4
5.8
3.4
.6
37.1
8.2

4.9
8.2
5.1
.3
23.8
3.2

1.0
12.1
4.5
.2
10.9
2.2

1.0
11.0
7.6
.3
22.6
2.2

1.8
6.4
5.1
.8
39.9
6.1

1.4
10.2
8.0
.3
30.9
1.8

.6
12.3
7.8
.3
14.6
1.7

8.0
12.1
4.3
2.2
2.2
.2
23.7
.1
4.2
1.7

10.7
2.9
1.0
1.5
3.4
.3
10.9
.3
7.0
1.7

8.5
6.7
2.1
3.1
2.6
.3
21.4
.1
4.6
1.7

7.4
16.6
6.2
1.8
1.9
.2
27.1
.1
3.5
1.6

7.5
15.3
4.3
2.4
2.5
.2
22.6
.1
5.2
1.5

9.5
2.9
.7
1.2
3.6
.2
10.0
.3
9.6
1.5

7.7
8.4
1.8
3.6
3.1
.2
22.0
.1
6.1
1.5

7.1
21.0
6.2
2.0
2.1
.1
24.9
.1
4.0
1.6

8.7
8.2
4.4
1.9
1.9
.3
25.0
.1
3.0
1.8

12.1
2.8
1.3
2.0
3.1
.5
12.1
.2
3.9
1.9

9.4
4.9
2.4
2.4
2.0
.4
20.8
.1
3.0
2.0

7.7
11.1
6.1
1.5
1.6
.2
29.8
.1
2.9
1.7

1
Effective 1995, impairment data for awarded disabled workers are
2
Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA.
3

no longer based solely on cases medically allowed at the initial level.

AIDS/HIV records are counted in the Infectious and Parasitic Diseases group. Before 1990, they were included in the Other group.

CONTACT: Terry Dodson (410) 965-0143 for further information.

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Table 6.C7.—Number of applications, awards, and ratio of awards to applications and awards per 1,000 insured workers
for selected years, 1960–99
[Numbers in thousands]
Number of
applications

Number of
awards

Awards as a
percent of applications

Awards per
1,000 insured workers

1960.......................................................................................

418.6

207.8

49.6

4.5

1965.......................................................................................
1966.......................................................................................
1967.......................................................................................
1968.......................................................................................
1969.......................................................................................

529.3
544.5
573.2
719.8
725.2

253.5
278.3
301.4
323.2
344.7

47.9
51.1
52.6
44.9
47.5

4.7
5.1
5.4
5.7
4.9

1970.......................................................................................
1971.......................................................................................
1972.......................................................................................
1973.......................................................................................
1974.......................................................................................

869.8
923.9
947.5
1,067.5
1,330.2

350.4
415.9
455.4
491.6
536.0

40.3
45.0
48.1
46.1
40.3

4.8
5.6
6.0
6.3
6.7

1975.......................................................................................
1976.......................................................................................
1977.......................................................................................
1978.......................................................................................
1979.......................................................................................

1,285.3
1,232.2
1,235.2
1,184.7
1,187.8

592.0
551.5
568.9
464.4
416.7

46.1
44.8
46.1
39.2
35.1

7.1
6.5
6.5
5.2
4.4

1980.......................................................................................
1981.......................................................................................
1982.......................................................................................
1983.......................................................................................
1984.......................................................................................

1,262.3
1,161.2
1,019.8
1,019.3
1,036.7

396.6
351.8
297.1
311.5
362.0

31.4
30.3
29.1
30.6
34.9

4.0
3.4
2.9
3.0
3.4

1985.......................................................................................
1986.......................................................................................
1987.......................................................................................
1988.......................................................................................
1989.......................................................................................

1,066.2
1,118.4
1,108.9
1,017.9
984.9

377.4
416.9
415.8
409.5
425.6

35.4
37.3
37.5
40.2
43.2

3.5
3.8
3.7
3.6
3.7

1990.......................................................................................
1991.......................................................................................
1992.......................................................................................
1993.......................................................................................
1994.......................................................................................

1,067.7
1,208.7
1,335.1
1,425.8
1,443.8

468.0
536.4
636.6
635.2
631.9

43.8
44.4
47.7
44.6
43.8

4.0
4.5
5.2
5.2
5.1

1995.......................................................................................
1996.......................................................................................
1997.......................................................................................
1998.......................................................................................
1999.......................................................................................

1,338.1
1,279.2
1,180.2
1,169.3
1,200.1

645.8
624.3
587.4
608.1
620.5

48.3
48.8
49.8
52.0
51.7

5.1
4.9
4.5
4.6
4.8

Year

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