6.

C OASDI Benefits Awarded: Disabled Workers

Table 6.C1.—Number and percentage distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2000
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Total
Monthly

Men

Women

benefit 1

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

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

612,200

100.0

329,800

100.0

282,400

100.0

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

5,800
3,400
6,800
9,300
11,300

.9
.6
1.1
1.5
1.8

2,500
1,200
2,900
3,100
3,800

.8
.4
.9
.9
1.2

3,300
2,200
3,900
6,200
7,500

1.2
.8
1.4
2.2
2.7

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

13,800
14,800
17,300
28,900
37,000

2.3
2.4
2.8
4.7
6.0

4,800
5,000
4,900
10,100
14,000

1.5
1.5
1.5
3.1
4.2

9,000
9,800
12,400
18,800
23,000

3.2
3.5
4.4
6.7
8.1

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

38,600
33,300
32,800
32,400
28,700

6.3
5.4
5.4
5.3
4.7

15,300
13,300
14,100
15,200
13,100

4.6
4.0
4.3
4.6
4.0

23,300
20,000
18,700
17,200
15,600

8.3
7.1
6.6
6.1
5.5

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

29,400
25,000
25,600
23,100
18,700

4.8
4.1
4.2
3.8
3.1

15,700
13,800
16,300
13,700
11,400

4.8
4.2
4.9
4.2
3.5

13,700
11,200
9,300
9,400
7,300

4.9
4.0
3.3
3.3
2.6

$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.........................................................

19,800
17,900
15,400
16,100
15,500

3.2
2.9
2.5
2.6
2.5

13,400
12,200
10,500
13,200
11,200

4.1
3.7
3.2
4.0
3.4

6,400
5,700
4,900
2,900
4,300

2.3
2.0
1.7
1.0
1.5

$1,300.00–$1,349.00.........................................................
$1,350.00–$1,399.90.........................................................
$1,400.00 or more..............................................................

18,100
20,200
53,200

3.0
3.3
8.7

13,200
16,000
45,900

4.0
4.9
13.9

4,900
4,200
7,300

1.7
1.5
2.6

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

$833.80

$947.50

$701.00

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

CONTACT: Joseph Bondar/Diane Wallace (410) 965-0162/0165 for further information.

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Table 6.C2.—Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by age and sex, 1957–2000
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

.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 ........................................
2000 3 ...............................

368,400
347,100
311,100
331,400
338,900
329,800

48.9
48.7
49.3
49.2
49.6
49.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

7.2
6.9
6.3
6.3
6.2
6.8

16.3
16.2
14.6
14.3
13.1
12.9

10.7
10.8
10.8
11.1
11.4
10.7

11.5
13.2
13.5
12.4
12.4
12.7

15.7
16.2
16.1
18.3
18.3
17.7

20.4
19.9
21.6
21.6
21.7
21.0

8.9
9.3
8.8
8.1
8.8
9.1

9.1
7.5
8.2
7.8
8.0
8.8

.2
.1
.1
.2
.3
.2

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

.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

.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 ...............................
2000 3 ...............................

263,200
256,900
250,200
271,900
266,900
282,400

48.5
49.1
48.4
48.9
48.7
49.2

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

6.4
5.3
6.2
5.4
5.7
5.8

16.7
15.1
16.3
14.9
14.6
13.7

11.4
11.3
12.2
12.2
12.5
12.3

13.8
14.0
14.1
14.5
15.3
13.5

17.2
19.0
19.0
19.1
18.2
18.7

20.5
21.2
19.0
20.4
20.6
21.6

7.6
8.3
6.8
7.6
6.6
8.1

6.3
5.8
6.2
5.7
6.2
6.1

.1
.1
.2
.2
.3
.2

Women

1

Age in year of award for 1957–1984. Age in month of award for 1985–2000.
Includes awards processed after attainment of age 65.
3 Based on 1-percent sample.
2

CONTACT: Joseph Bondar/Diane Wallace (410) 965-0162/0165 for further information.

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Table 6.C3.—Number and percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, age, and sex, 2000 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 ..............................................................

621,316 60,121

193,066

368,129

338,784 32,720

100,642

205,422

282,532 27,401 92,424

162,707

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

620,017 60,068

192,886

367,063

338,054 32,687

100,554

204,813

281,963 27,381 92,332

162,250

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......................................................................

11,273 1,928
67,791 3,627
18,617 1,271
2,029
454
128,796 24,771
17,005 4,132

6,126
18,520
5,122
642
55,317
4,694

3,219
45,644
12,224
933
48,708
8,179

8,368 1,428
35,351 1,885
9,692
566
1,006
226
61,643 13,022
10,692 2,590

4,811
8,604
2,577
285
24,932
3,152

2,129
24,862
6,549
495
23,689
4,950

2,905
500 1,315
32,440 1,742 9,916
8,925
705 2,545
1,023
228
357
67,153 11,749 30,385
6,313 1,542 1,542

1,090
20,782
5,675
438
25,019
3,229

51,758
75,752
27,422
14,122
14,441
1,343
152,931
790
25,885
10,062

6,644
1,818
627
977
2,049
190
6,374
230
4,100
876

17,273
13,681
4,456
6,332
5,199
523
42,490
209
8,947
3,355

27,841
60,253
22,339
6,813
7,193
630
104,067
351
12,838
5,831

26,286
52,233
14,619
8,641
8,767
524
77,458
436
17,343
4,995

8,108
8,860
2,021
3,996
3,127
206
22,102
107
6,148
1,518

14,906
42,304
12,365
4,204
4,444
252
52,240
190
8,175
3,059

25,472
23,519
12,803
5,481
5,674
819
75,473
354
8,542
5,067

12,935
17,949
9,974
2,609
2,749
378
51,827
161
4,663
2,772

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......................................................................

1.8
10.9
3.0
.3
20.8
2.7

3.2
6.0
2.1
.8
41.2
6.9

3.2
9.6
2.7
.3
28.7
2.4

.9
12.4
3.3
.3
13.3
2.2

2.5
10.5
2.9
.3
18.2
3.2

4.4
5.8
1.7
.7
39.8
7.9

4.8
8.6
2.6
.3
24.8
3.1

1.0
12.1
3.2
.2
11.6
2.4

1.0
11.5
3.2
.4
23.8
2.2

1.8
6.4
2.6
.8
42.9
5.6

1.4
10.7
2.8
.4
32.9
1.7

.7
12.8
3.5
.3
15.4
2.0

8.4
12.2
4.4
2.3
2.3
.2
24.7
.1
4.2
1.6

11.1
3.0
1.0
1.6
3.4
.3
10.6
.4
6.8
1.5

9.0
7.1
2.3
3.3
2.7
.3
22.0
.1
4.6
1.7

7.6
16.4
6.1
1.9
2.0
.2
28.4
.1
3.5
1.6

7.8
15.4
4.3
2.6
2.6
.2
22.9
.1
5.1
1.5

10.0
3.3
.7
1.3
3.7
.2
9.5
.4
9.2
1.3

8.1
8.8
2.0
4.0
3.1
.2
22.0
.1
6.1
1.5

7.3
20.7
6.0
2.1
2.2
.1
25.5
.1
4.0
1.5

9.0
8.3
4.5
1.9
2.0
.3
26.8
.1
3.0
1.8

12.3
2.7
1.4
2.0
3.1
.5
11.9
.3
3.9
1.7

9.9
5.2
2.6
2.5
2.2
.3
22.1
.1
3.0
2.0

8.0
11.1
6.1
1.6
1.7
.2
31.9
.1
2.9
1.7

3,272
1,069
233
441
1,196
66
3,116
139
3,020
418

3,372 9,165
749 4,821
394 2,435
536 2,336
853 2,072
124
317
3,258 20,388
91
102
1,080 2,799
458 1,837

Percentage distribution

1 Effective 1995, impairment data for disabled-worker awards 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, 1960–2000
[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.......................................................................................
2000.......................................................................................

1,338.1
1,279.2
1,180.2
1,169.3
1,200.1
1,330.6

645.8
624.3
587.4
608.1
620.5
621.7

48.3
48.8
49.8
52.0
51.7
46.7

5.1
4.9
4.5
4.6
4.6
4.6

Year

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