5.

D OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Disabled Workers
Table 5.D1—Number, percentage, and average monthly benefit, by year of entitlement as disabled worker and
sex, December 2003
All disabled workers

Men
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Women
Cumulative
percentage a

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Cumulative
percentage a

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percentage
distribution

Cumulative
percentage a

5,867,460

100.0

...

861.70

3,225,850

100.0

...

965.90

2,641,610

100.0

...

734.40

1,891,640
1,825,190
1,195,700
494,850
233,500

32.2
31.1
20.4
8.4
4.0

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

945.00
844.90
799.90
782.80
755.00

1,021,250
941,950
655,300
297,270
154,430

31.7
29.2
20.3
9.2
4.8

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

1,074.10
961.40
896.10
857.20
805.30

870,390
883,240
540,400
197,580
79,070

32.9
33.4
20.5
7.5
3.0

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

793.60
720.60
683.30
671.00
656.70

1975–1979
1970–1974
1965–1969
Before 1965

143,440
67,390
15,370
380

2.4
1.1
0.3

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

964.30
838.00
702.00
672.70

96,840
46,990
11,500
320

3.0
1.5
0.4

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

1,013.10
861.90
708.80
678.90

46,600
20,400
3,870
60

1.8
0.8
0.1

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

862.70
782.80
682.10
640.10

2003
2002
2001
2000

292,640
510,060
566,330
522,610

5.0
8.7
9.7
8.9

5.0
13.7
23.3
32.2

1,012.70
965.60
927.60
906.00

169,070
279,190
301,860
271,130

5.2
8.7
9.4
8.4

5.2
13.9
23.3
31.7

1,145.20
1,097.80
1,050.80
1,031.30

123,570
230,870
264,470
251,480

4.7
8.7
10.0
9.5

4.7
13.4
23.4
32.9

831.50
805.80
786.90
771.00

1999
1998
1997
1996
1995

456,570
393,020
350,060
326,070
299,470

7.8
6.7
6.0
5.6
5.1

40.0
46.7
52.7
58.2
63.3

873.30
846.50
833.40
828.00
831.20

233,590
201,470
180,440
170,670
155,780

7.2
6.2
5.6
5.3
4.8

38.9
45.1
50.7
56.0
60.9

995.40
964.10
946.80
944.50
942.50

222,980
191,550
169,620
155,400
143,690

8.4
7.3
6.4
5.9
5.4

41.4
48.6
55.1
60.9
66.4

745.40
722.70
712.90
700.20
710.50

1994
1993
1992
1991
1990

282,420
256,930
246,610
226,600
183,140

4.8
4.4
4.2
3.9
3.1

68.2
72.5
76.7
80.6
83.7

825.50
801.80
788.40
784.00
793.20

147,850
137,970
136,100
127,900
105,480

4.6
4.3
4.2
4.0
3.3

65.4
69.7
73.9
77.9
81.2

938.00
907.30
879.90
869.50
876.00

134,570
118,960
110,510
98,700
77,660

5.1
4.5
4.2
3.7
2.9

71.5
76.0
80.2
83.9
86.8

701.90
679.40
675.70
673.20
680.70

1989
1988
1987
1986
1985

135,530
108,220
91,660
84,100
75,340

2.3
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.3

86.0
87.9
89.4
90.9
92.2

793.80
797.90
790.90
768.50
747.60

78,950
64,000
55,290
51,820
47,210

2.4
2.0
1.7
1.6
1.5

83.6
85.6
87.3
88.9
90.4

873.90
879.80
866.70
838.10
808.40

56,580
44,220
36,370
32,280
28,130

2.1
1.7
1.4
1.2
1.1

89.0
90.7
92.0
93.3
94.3

682.20
679.30
675.70
656.70
645.70

1984
1983
1982
1981
1980

65,540
52,800
43,410
35,830
35,920

1.1
0.9
0.7
0.6
0.6

93.3
94.2
94.9
95.5
96.1

732.30
739.80
739.70
771.10
821.10

42,240
35,090
29,070
23,920
24,110

1.3
1.1
0.9
0.7
0.7

91.7
92.8
93.7
94.4
95.2

784.20
787.70
787.50
822.60
872.30

23,300
17,710
14,340
11,910
11,810

0.9
0.7
0.5
0.5
0.4

95.2
95.9
96.4
96.9
97.3

638.00
644.90
642.90
667.60
716.70

1979
1978
1977
1976
1975

32,770
29,440
27,940
28,320
24,970

0.6
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.4

96.7
97.2
97.7
98.2
98.6

944.10
1,022.80
998.30
949.60
900.10

22,060
19,690
18,570
19,370
17,150

0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.5

95.9
96.5
97.0
97.6
98.2

998.70
1,070.70
1,052.80
1,000.80
936.60

10,710
9,750
9,370
8,950
7,820

0.4
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3

97.7
98.1
98.4
98.8
99.1

831.60
926.10
890.50
838.90
820.10

1974
1973
1972
1971
1970

20,780
17,000
11,770
10,190
7,650

0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1

98.9
99.2
99.4
99.6
99.7

877.00
840.10
831.70
819.20
761.90

14,460
11,540
8,310
7,230
5,450

0.4
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2

98.6
99.0
99.2
99.5
99.6

907.60
866.90
859.90
833.70
770.40

6,320
5,460
3,460
2,960
2,200

0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1

99.3
99.5
99.7
99.8
99.9

807.10
783.50
763.90
783.60
740.60

1969
1968
1967
1966
1965

5,880
7,270
1,220
680
320

0.1
0.1

99.8
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

721.50
676.70
744.00
742.80
673.20

4,370
5,410
990
530
200

0.1
0.2

99.8
99.9
100.0
100.0
100.0

724.70
683.40
757.60
762.10
663.40

1,510
1,860
230
150
120

0.1
0.1

99.9
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

712.30
657.20
685.30
674.80
689.50

Year of
entitlement
Total
2000–2003
1995–1999
1990–1994
1985–1989
1980–1984

b

b
b
b

Percentage
Number distribution

b

b
b
b

Percentage
Number distribution

b

b
b
b

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTES: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
. . . = not applicable.
a.
b.

Represents those entitled in specified year or later.
Less than 0.05 percent.

CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.

5.50 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

5.D OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Disabled Workers
Table 5.D2—Number and percentage distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, December 2003
Total

Men

Women

Monthly benefit (dollars)

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

All disabled workers

5,867,460

100.0

3,225,850

100.0

2,641,610

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–349.90
350.00–399.90
400.00–449.90
450.00–499.90

219,960
110,700
117,960
133,560
232,520

3.7
1.9
2.0
2.3
4.0

74,330
38,860
41,790
48,990
84,750

2.3
1.2
1.3
1.5
2.6

145,630
71,840
76,170
84,570
147,770

5.5
2.7
2.9
3.2
5.6

500.00–549.90
550.00–599.90
600.00–649.90
650.00–699.90
700.00–749.90

331,610
383,880
380,450
364,440
342,310

5.7
6.5
6.5
6.2
5.8

124,170
152,490
161,300
164,130
165,290

3.9
4.7
5.0
5.1
5.1

207,440
231,390
219,150
200,310
177,020

7.9
8.8
8.3
7.6
6.7

750.00–799.90
800.00–849.90
850.00–899.90
900.00–949.90
950.00–999.90

318,220
296,760
272,210
251,510
229,800

5.4
5.1
4.6
4.3
3.9

159,770
158,430
151,130
147,820
140,230

5.0
4.9
4.7
4.6
4.3

158,450
138,330
121,080
103,690
89,570

6.0
5.2
4.6
3.9
3.4

1,000.00–1,049.90
1,050.00–1,099.90
1,100.00–1,149.90
1,150.00–1,199.90
1,200.00–1,249.90

208,990
191,140
170,600
154,670
142,030

3.6
3.3
2.9
2.6
2.4

131,910
127,100
116,450
109,210
104,050

4.1
3.9
3.6
3.4
3.2

77,080
64,040
54,150
45,460
37,980

2.9
2.4
2.1
1.7
1.4

1,250.00–1,299.90
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

136,580
152,230
141,090
121,860
109,130
353,250

2.3
2.6
2.4
2.1
1.9
6.0

103,180
118,050
111,970
98,890
89,520
302,040

3.2
3.7
3.5
3.1
2.8
9.4

33,400
34,180
29,120
22,970
19,610
51,210

1.3
1.3
1.1
0.9
0.7
1.9

Average benefit (dollars)

861.70

965.90

734.40

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 5.51

5.D OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Disabled Workers
,

Table 5.D3—Number and total monthly benefits, by sex, December 1957–2003, selected years
All disabled workers

Men

Women

Year

Number

Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)

Number

Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)

Number

Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)

1957
1958
1959
1960

149,850
237,719
334,443
455,371

10,904
19,516
29,765
40,668

121,172
189,883
264,201
356,277

8,903
16,138
24,417
33,034

28,678
47,836
70,242
99,094

2,001
3,378
5,348
7,633

1965
1970
1975
1980

988,074
1,492,948
2,488,774
2,858,680

96,599
196,010
562,180
1,059,792

734,047
1,068,986
1,710,923
1,928,030

74,946
148,194
418,013
784,266

254,027
423,962
777,851
930,650

21,656
47,819
144,167
275,525

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

2,656,638
2,728,463
2,785,859
2,830,284
2,895,364

1,285,375
1,331,144
1,415,811
1,498,637
1,609,780

1,784,750
1,826,835
1,857,172
1,876,878
1,906,379

953,156
985,003
1,044,647
1,101,675
1,176,403

871,888
901,628
928,687
953,406
988,985

332,219
346,141
371,165
396,962
433,376

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

3,011,294
3,194,938
3,467,783
3,725,966
3,962,954

1,768,313
1,946,823
2,171,080
2,390,829
2,620,982

1,967,408
2,067,777
2,219,789
2,357,332
2,473,061

1,283,579
1,401,006
1,546,924
1,685,025
1,824,195

1,043,886
1,127,161
1,247,994
1,368,634
1,489,893

484,735
545,817
624,156
705,804
796,787

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

4,185,263
4,385,623
4,508,134
4,698,319
4,879,455

2,853,365
3,087,223
3,252,919
3,444,259
3,679,691

2,568,359
2,644,454
2,666,486
2,737,296
2,801,163

1,956,168
2,083,123
2,158,017
2,252,129
2,371,141

1,616,904
1,741,169
1,841,648
1,961,023
2,078,292

897,197
1,004,100
1,094,902
1,192,130
1,308,550

2000
2001
2002
2003

5,042,334
5,274,183
5,543,981
5,873,673

3,965,304
4,295,600
4,625,445
5,060,493

2,856,411
2,951,833
3,070,001
3,224,624

2,521,252
2,697,162
2,872,308
3,114,704

2,185,923
2,322,350
2,473,980
2,649,049

1,444,052
1,598,438
1,753,137
1,945,789

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.

5.52 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

5.D OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Disabled Workers
Table 5.D4—Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1957–2003,
selected years
Percentage distribution
Year

Number
(thousands)

Average
age

Total,
all ages

Under 30

30–39

1957
1958
1959
1960

121
190
264
356

59.4
59.5
59.3
57.3

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

...
...
...
0.5

1965
1970
1975
1980

734
1,069
1,711
1,928

54.4
53.9
53.5
52.9

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1,785
1,827
1,857
1,869
1,906

51.9
51.4
51.1
50.9
50.7

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,965
2,066
2,221
2,358
2,476

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–64

...
...
...
3.3

...
...
...
3.0

...
...
...
4.9

18.5
18.2
19.0
16.6

29.9
29.7
30.7
26.7

51.6
52.1
50.3
44.9

1.0
3.3
4.6
4.1

7.5
6.8
7.5
9.6

7.6
6.9
6.2
6.0

10.4
10.9
9.7
8.9

15.4
15.2
15.8
14.3

24.7
23.2
23.2
24.0

33.3
33.7
33.0
33.1

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.6
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.5

12.3
13.3
13.8
14.3
14.7

7.3
7.9
8.5
9.0
9.6

8.6
8.9
9.4
9.8
10.3

12.9
12.7
12.5
12.7
12.7

21.4
20.7
20.1
19.6
19.4

32.9
31.5
30.8
29.9
28.8

50.4
50.1
49.9
49.6
49.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.5
4.5
4.6
4.6
4.3

15.2
15.6
16.0
16.2
16.1

10.3
10.7
11.0
11.2
11.4

10.7
11.2
12.0
12.3
12.8

12.7
13.0
13.4
13.9
14.2

19.1
18.6
18.0
17.9
17.8

27.5
26.4
25.0
23.9
23.4

2,573
2,650
2,671
2,741
2,802

49.7
49.9
50.2
50.5
50.6

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

4.0
3.6
3.3
3.1
2.9

15.5
14.8
13.9
13.3
12.6

11.5
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6

13.4
13.7
13.6
13.7
13.8

14.5
15.0
15.7
16.1
16.7

18.0
18.3
18.9
19.4
19.7

23.2
22.9
23.0
22.9
22.9

2,857
2,952
3,069
3,226

50.7
50.9
51.0
51.3

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.8
2.9
3.1
3.2

11.8
11.2
10.5
9.9

11.5
11.1
10.7
10.4

13.9
14.0
14.0
13.8

17.3
17.4
17.2
17.1

20.0
20.5
21.1
21.4

22.8
23.0
23.3
24.2

Men

(Continued)

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5.D OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Disabled Workers
Table 5.D4—Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age, December 1957–2003,
selected years—Continued
Percentage distribution
Year

Number
(thousands)

Average
age

Total,
all ages

Under 30

1957
1958
1959
1960

29
48
70
99

57.9
58.2
58.4
56.7

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

...
...
...
0.3

1965
1970
1975

254
424
778

55.2
55.0
54.4

100.0
100.0
100.0

1980
1982
1983
1984

931
858
838
849

53.7
53.9
53.6
53.2

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

872
902
929
952
989

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

30–39

40–44

45–49

50–54

55–59

60–64

...
...
...
3.2

...
...
...
3.2

...
...
...
5.3

25.6
23.8
23.4
19.4

39.2
37.5
36.8
31.4

35.2
38.6
39.7
37.2

0.6
1.9
3.3

5.4
5.1
6.1

6.3
5.6
5.3

9.8
10.1
9.0

16.2
15.9
16.3

27.3
26.0
25.5

34.3
35.3
34.5

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.4
3.3
3.5
3.7

8.2
8.5
9.3
10.2

5.3
5.1
5.7
6.3

8.2
7.2
7.5
7.8

14.4
13.7
12.9
12.8

25.4
25.2
24.3
23.2

35.0
37.0
36.8
36.0

52.6
52.0
51.7
51.4
51.1

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.8
4.1
4.2
4.0
4.0

11.2
12.1
12.7
13.1
13.5

6.9
7.6
8.2
8.7
9.2

8.3
8.8
9.4
9.9
10.6

12.9
12.9
12.9
13.2
13.4

22.3
21.6
20.9
20.6
20.1

34.6
32.9
31.7
30.5
29.2

1,046
1,133
1,252
1,371
1,491

50.8
50.5
50.1
49.9
49.9

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.9
4.0
4.3
4.3
4.1

14.0
14.3
14.6
14.9
14.8

9.8
10.3
10.7
11.0
11.2

11.1
11.6
12.2
12.6
13.1

13.4
13.8
14.3
14.8
15.3

19.9
19.4
18.8
18.9
18.7

27.9
26.5
25.0
23.5
22.8

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1,614
1,736
1,835
1,956
2,071

49.9
50.0
50.2
50.5
50.5

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

3.8
3.4
3.1
3.0
2.8

14.5
14.1
13.3
12.8
12.1

11.5
11.6
11.6
11.5
11.5

13.6
13.9
14.0
14.2
14.3

15.7
16.2
16.8
17.0
17.5

18.8
19.0
19.6
20.0
20.4

22.2
21.7
21.5
21.6
21.5

2000
2001
2002
2003

2,179
2,313
2,467
2,642

50.7
50.8
50.9
51.2

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

2.7
2.7
2.7
3.0

11.5
11.1
10.6
10.1

11.3
11.1
10.8
10.4

14.5
14.4
14.4
14.2

17.9
18.0
17.8
17.7

20.7
21.1
21.5
21.5

21.5
21.6
22.1
23.1

Women

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1988 and 1990–2003 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent
data.
NOTES: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.

5.54 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004