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C OASDI Benefits Awarded: Disabled Workers
Table 6.C1—Number and percentage distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2001
Total
Monthly

benefit a

(dollars)

Men

Women

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

All............................................................................

669,300

100.0

364,500

100.0

304,800

100.0

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

5,300
5,100
7,800
11,400
13,000

0.8
0.8
1.2
1.7
1.9

2,500
1,300
2,800
5,000
4,400

0.7
0.4
0.8
1.4
1.2

2,800
3,800
5,000
6,400
8,600

0.9
1.2
1.6
2.1
2.8

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

12,700
13,900
17,700
21,800
37,100

1.9
2.1
2.6
3.3
5.5

4,500
5,000
6,800
8,300
13,700

1.2
1.4
1.9
2.3
3.8

8,200
8,900
10,900
13,500
23,400

2.7
2.9
3.6
4.4
7.7

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

41,000
39,100
32,200
36,100
30,600

6.1
5.8
4.8
5.4
4.6

16,600
14,100
13,200
16,300
15,200

4.6
3.9
3.6
4.5
4.2

24,400
25,000
19,000
19,800
15,400

8.0
8.2
6.2
6.5
5.1

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

34,500
26,800
26,200
24,100
24,400

5.2
4.0
3.9
3.6
3.6

16,600
14,400
14,500
13,700
14,000

4.6
4.0
4.0
3.8
3.8

17,900
12,400
11,700
10,400
10,400

5.9
4.1
3.8
3.4
3.4

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

19,500
21,700
19,500
18,000
15,500

2.9
3.2
2.9
2.7
2.3

12,300
15,400
13,500
13,100
11,500

3.4
4.2
3.7
3.6
3.2

7,200
6,300
6,000
4,900
4,000

2.4
2.1
2.0
1.6
1.3

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

13,500
15,000
85,800

2.0
2.2
12.8

9,900
11,400
74,500

2.7
3.1
20.4

3,600
3,600
11,300

1.2
1.2
3.7

Average monthly benefit (dollars) ......................................

866.40

986.70

a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the percentages.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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Table 6.C2—Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by age and sex, selected years 1957–2001
Percentage distribution, by age a
Year

Total
number

Average
age

Total

Under 30

30–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61

62–64

65 b

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

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

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3

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

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

0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1

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

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

0.2
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.3

2000.................................
2001.................................

329,800
364,500

49.6
49.4

100.0
100.0

6.8
7.5

12.9
13.2

10.7
9.9

12.7
12.2

17.7
17.4

21.0
22.6

9.1
9.2

8.8
7.9

0.2
0.1

Women
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

0.8
0.6
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.................................
1986 ................................
1987.................................
1988.................................
1989.................................

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

0.1
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3

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

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

0.4
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2

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

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

0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.3

2000.................................
2001.................................

282,400
304,800

49.2
48.4

100.0
100.0

5.8
7.9

13.7
14.0

12.3
12.1

13.5
13.8

18.7
18.5

21.6
20.1

8.1
7.6

6.1
5.9

0.2
0.1

a. Age in year of award for 1957–1984. Age in month of award for 1985–2001.
b. Includes awards processed after attainment of age 65.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1957–1984 are 100 percent data. Data for 1985–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or Barbara Lingg (410) 965-0156.

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Table 6.C3—Number and percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, age, and sex, 2001
Total
Diagnostic group a

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

Total number.................................................

690,503 83,750

217,253

389,500

374,355 45,836

112,112

216,407

316,148 37,914

105,141

173,093

Number with diagnosis available......................

688,930 83,260

216,726

388,944

373,525 45,552

111,868

216,105

315,405 37,708

104,858

172,839

1,818
3,769
1,553
711

6,414
19,001
6,261
737

3,385
45,997
13,728
935

8,477
36,016
11,039
1,142

1,312
1,970
697
339

4,960
8,895
3,057
302

2,205
25,151
7,285
501

506
1,799
856
372

1,454
10,106
3,204
435

1,180
20,846
6,443
434

24,541 13,466
150,714 32,876

7,883
65,676

3,192
52,162

14,987 8,077
71,760 17,356

4,931
29,486

1,979
24,918

9,554 5,389
78,954 15,520

2,952
36,190

1,213
27,244

58,426
81,666
28,898
15,109
15,756
1,560
169,962
1,036
28,478
8,475

9,249
2,137
736
1,087
2,369
191
6,921
460
4,621
1,296

19,826
14,625
4,689
6,460
5,805
641
46,005
307
9,695
2,701

29,351
64,904
23,473
7,562
7,582
728
117,036
269
14,162
4,478

30,015
55,964
15,285
9,286
9,691
648
85,616
544
18,799
4,256

4,660
1,229
281
490
1,355
61
3,358
243
3,383
741

9,404
9,325
2,098
4,070
3,567
276
23,563
154
6,558
1,222

15,951
45,410
12,906
4,726
4,769
311
58,695
147
8,858
2,293

28,411
25,702
13,613
5,823
6,065
912
84,346
492
9,679
4,219

4,589
908
455
597
1,014
130
3,563
217
1,238
555

10,422
5,300
2,591
2,390
2,238
365
22,442
153
3,137
1,479

13,400
19,494
10,567
2,836
2,813
417
58,341
122
5,304
2,185

Percentage with 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 b ........................
Neoplasms .............................................................
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases......
Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs ........
Mental disorders
Mental retardation ..............................................
Other ..................................................................
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......................................................................

1.7
10.0
3.1
0.3

2.2
4.5
1.9
0.9

3.0
8.8
2.9
0.3

0.9
11.8
3.5
0.2

2.3
9.6
3.0
0.3

2.9
4.3
1.5
0.7

4.4
8.0
2.7
0.3

1.0
11.6
3.4
0.2

1.0
10.4
3.3
0.4

1.3
4.8
2.3
1.0

1.4
9.6
3.1
0.4

0.7
12.1
3.7
0.3

3.6
21.9

16.2
39.5

3.6
30.3

0.8
13.4

3.8
19.2

17.7
38.1

4.4
26.4

0.9
11.5

3.0
25.0

14.3
41.2

2.8
34.5

0.7
15.8

8.5
11.9
4.2
2.2
2.3
0.2
24.7
0.2
4.1
1.2

11.1
2.6
0.9
1.3
2.8
0.2
8.3
0.6
5.6
1.6

9.1
6.7
2.2
3.0
2.7
0.3
21.2
0.1
4.5
1.2

7.5
16.7
6.0
1.9
1.9
0.2
30.1
0.1
3.6
1.2

8.1
15.4
4.1
2.5
2.6
0.2
22.9
0.1
5.0
1.1

10.2
2.7
0.6
1.1
3.0
0.1
7.4
0.5
7.4
1.6

8.4
8.3
1.9
3.6
3.2
0.2
21.1
0.1
5.9
1.1

7.4
21.0
6.0
2.2
2.2
0.1
27.2
0.1
4.1
1.1

9.0
8.1
4.3
1.8
1.9
0.3
26.7
0.2
3.1
1.3

12.2
2.4
1.2
1.6
2.7
0.3
9.4
0.6
3.3
1.5

9.9
5.1
2.5
2.3
2.1
0.3
21.4
0.1
3.0
1.4

7.8
11.3
6.1
1.6
1.6
0.2
33.8
0.1
3.1
1.3

Infectious and parasitic diseases b ........................
Neoplasms .............................................................
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases......
Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs ........
Mental disorders
Mental retardation ..............................................
Other............ ......................................................
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......................................................................

11,617
68,767
21,542
2,383

3,140
32,751
10,503
1,241

a. Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA.
b. Effective 1999, the Listing of Impairments (which describes medical conditions and specific findings that SSA considers severe enough to show that an individual is disabled
without having to consider the remaining steps of the sequential evaluation process) was changed to eliminate awards based solely on obesity.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Effective 2001, SSA initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits
due to earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded in 2001 were for individuals under age 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
CONTACT: Terry Dodson (410) 965-0143.

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6.C OASDI Benefits Awarded: Disabled Workers
Table 6.C7—Number of applications, awards, ratio of awards to applications, and awards per 1,000 insured
workers, selected years, 1960–2001
Number of
applications (thousands)

Year

Number of
Awards as a
awards (thousands) percentage of applications

Awards per
1,000 insured workers

1960.......................................................................................
1965.......................................................................................
1966.......................................................................................
1967.......................................................................................
1968.......................................................................................
1969.......................................................................................

418.6
529.3
544.5
573.2
719.8
725.2

207.8
253.5
278.3
301.4
323.2
344.7

49.6
47.9
51.1
52.6
44.9
47.5

4.5
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
4.6

2000.......................................................................................
2001.......................................................................................

1,330.6
1,499.1

621.7
691.3

46.7
46.1

4.6
5.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Jeff Kunkel (410) 965-3013.

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