6.

C OASDI Benefits Awarded: Disabled Workers
Table 6.C1—Number and percentage distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2002
Monthly benefit (dollars)
All disabled workers

Total
Number

Percent

Men
Number

Percent

Women
Number

Percent

750,003

100.0

406,336

100.0

343,667

100.0

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

6,389
3,750
8,881
13,109
14,344

0.9
0.5
1.2
1.8
1.9

3,528
1,463
3,492
5,021
5,374

0.9
0.4
0.9
1.2
1.3

2,861
2,287
5,389
8,088
8,970

0.8
0.7
1.6
2.4
2.6

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

16,040
15,980
16,316
18,845
32,643

2.1
2.1
2.2
2.5
4.4

5,908
5,737
5,991
6,861
11,545

1.5
1.4
1.5
1.7
2.8

10,132
10,243
10,325
11,984
21,098

3.0
3.0
3.0
3.5
6.1

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

42,319
42,475
40,176
38,422
36,242

5.6
5.7
5.4
5.1
4.8

15,107
16,340
16,173
16,248
16,604

3.7
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.1

27,212
26,135
24,003
22,174
19,638

7.9
7.6
7.0
6.5
5.7

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

34,898
32,547
30,569
28,543
26,059

4.7
4.3
4.1
3.8
3.5

16,883
16,554
16,315
16,016
15,468

4.2
4.1
4.0
3.9
3.8

18,015
15,993
14,254
12,527
10,591

5.2
4.7
4.2
3.7
3.1

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

24,453
22,818
20,575
19,158
17,783

3.3
3.0
2.7
2.6
2.4

15,287
14,832
14,015
13,438
12,809

3.8
3.7
3.5
3.3
3.2

9,166
7,986
6,560
5,720
4,974

2.7
2.3
1.9
1.7
1.5

1,300.00–1,349.90
1,350.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,449.90
1,450.00–1,499.90
1,500.00 or more

16,418
15,052
15,697
19,669
79,833

2.2
2.0
2.1
2.6
10.6

12,050
11,343
12,090
15,505
68,339

3.0
2.8
3.0
3.8
16.8

4,368
3,709
3,607
4,164
11,494

1.3
1.1
1.1
1.2
3.3

Average benefit (dollars)

898.10

1,020.10

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the percentages.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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753.90

6.C OASDI Benefits Awarded: Disabled Workers
Table 6.C2—Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1957–2002
Percentage distribution, by age a
Year

Number

Average
age

1957
1958
1959

148,376
107,003
146,547

59.2
59.0
58.9

100.0
100.0
100.0

...
...
...

...
...
...

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

Total,
all ages

Under 30

30–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–61

62–64

65 b

...
...
...

...
...
...

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

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

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

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

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

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
2002

329,800
364,500
406,336

49.6
49.4
49.4

100.0
100.0
100.0

6.8
7.5
7.8

12.9
13.2
12.0

10.7
9.9
10.3

12.7
12.2
12.7

17.7
17.4
17.5

21.0
22.6
22.5

9.1
9.2
9.2

8.8
7.9
7.9

0.2
0.1
0.1

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
2002

282,400
304,800
343,667

49.2
48.4
48.7

100.0
100.0
100.0

5.8
7.9
7.3

13.7
14.0
13.4

12.3
12.1
11.6

13.5
13.8
14.3

18.7
18.5
18.4

21.6
20.1
21.0

8.1
7.6
7.7

6.1
5.9
6.3

0.2
0.1
0.1

Men

Women

a. Age in year of award for 1957–1984. Age in month of award for 1985–2002.
b. Includes awards processed after attainment of age 65.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1985–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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6.C OASDI Benefits Awarded: Disabled Workers
Table 6.C3—Number and percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2002

Diagnostic group

a

All
ages

Total
Under
35
35–49

50 or
older

All
ages

Men
Under
35
35–49

50 or
older

All
ages

Women
Under
35
35–49

50 or
older

Number
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases b
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the––
Blood and blood-forming
organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense
organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

750,003

90,550

233,018

426,435

406,336

49,196

119,418

237,722

343,667

41,354

113,600

188,713

1,163

489

320

354

610

256

169

185

553

233

151

169

26,737
11,289
30,893

2,075
1,785
4,842

7,772
6,002
10,183

16,890
3,502
15,868

13,493
8,238
20,103

964
1,287
3,485

3,681
4,656
6,755

8,848
2,295
9,863

13,244
3,051
10,790

1,111
498
1,357

4,091
1,346
3,428

8,042
1,207
6,005

23,206
167,375
73,086

12,865
37,945
4,107

7,403
71,882
19,593

2,938
57,548
49,386

14,335
79,094
38,440

7,782
19,908
2,124

4,684
31,776
9,128

1,869
27,410
27,188

8,871
88,281
34,646

5,083
18,037
1,983

2,719
40,106
10,465

1,069
30,138
22,198

2,635
86,574
16,790
16,542

750
2,162
1,117
2,451

781
15,702
6,951
5,965

1,104
68,710
8,722
8,126

1,304
59,303
10,498
10,105

328
1,227
504
1,344

386
9,873
4,366
3,730

590
48,203
5,628
5,031

1,331
27,271
6,292
6,437

422
935
613
1,107

395
5,829
2,585
2,235

514
20,507
3,094
3,095

190,539

7,509

51,161

131,869

96,909

3,574

26,254

67,081

93,630

3,935

24,907

64,788

63,069
30,880
1,653
5,873
1,699

10,009
762
220
1,012
450

21,179
5,169
639
1,696
620

31,881
24,949
794
3,165
629

32,872
16,341
715
3,069
907

5,179
272
82
616
264

10,340
2,247
282
787
304

17,353
13,822
351
1,666
339

30,197
14,539
938
2,804
792

4,830
490
138
396
186

10,839
2,922
357
909
316

14,528
11,127
443
1,499
290

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.2

0.5

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.5

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.6

0.1

0.1

3.6
1.5
4.1

2.3
2.0
5.4

3.3
2.6
4.4

4.0
0.8
3.7

3.3
2.0
4.9

2.0
2.6
7.1

3.1
3.9
5.7

3.7
1.0
4.2

3.9
0.9
3.1

2.7
1.2
3.3

3.6
1.2
3.0

4.3
0.6
3.2

3.1
22.3
9.8

14.2
41.9
4.6

3.2
30.8
8.4

0.7
13.5
11.6

3.5
19.5
9.5

15.8
40.4
4.3

3.9
26.6
7.6

0.8
11.5
11.4

2.6
25.7
10.1

12.3
43.6
4.8

2.4
35.3
9.2

0.6
16.0
11.8

0.4
11.5
2.2
2.2

0.8
2.4
1.2
2.7

0.3
6.7
3.0
2.6

0.3
16.1
2.0
1.9

0.3
14.6
2.6
2.5

0.7
2.5
1.0
2.7

0.3
8.3
3.7
3.1

0.3
20.3
2.4
2.1

0.4
7.9
1.8
1.9

1.0
2.3
1.5
2.7

0.3
5.1
2.3
2.0

0.3
10.9
1.6
1.6

25.4

8.3

22.0

30.9

23.8

7.3

22.0

28.2

27.2

9.5

21.9

34.3

8.4
4.1
0.2
0.8
0.2

11.1
0.9
0.2
1.1
0.5

9.1
2.2
0.3
0.7
0.3

7.5
5.9
0.2
0.7
0.1

8.1
4.0
0.2
0.8
0.2

10.5
0.6
0.2
1.3
0.5

8.6
1.9
0.2
0.7
0.3

7.3
5.8
0.1
0.7
0.1

8.8
4.2
0.3
0.8
0.2

11.7
1.2
0.3
0.9
0.4

9.6
2.6
0.3
0.8
0.3

7.7
5.9
0.2
0.8
0.1

Percent
Total
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and
metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases b
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the––
Blood and blood-forming
organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense
organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

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.
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, 1960–2002
Year

Number (thousands)
Applications

Awards

Awards as a 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

645.6
624.3
587.7
608.4
620.6

48.3
48.8
49.8
52.0
51.7

5.1
4.9
4.5
4.6
4.6

2000
2001
2002

1,330.6
1,498.6
1,682.5

621.3
690.5
750.0

46.7
46.1
44.6

4.5
5.0
5.3

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

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