* All data below with links to Social Security sources.
|Applications (claims)||Awards (added)||Terminations (subtracted)||Total Disabled|
|Difference||58,108 less||45,030 less||69,530 more||251,728|
* There was a net gain of 251,728 from 2011 to 2012 who received Social Security disability benefits
Disabled worker beneficiary statistics by calendar year
For 2012: 2,820,812 applications (claims) -- 979,973 awards (approvals) -- 726,432 terminations (stopped receiving SSDI benefits) = a net gain of 253,541 for 2012.
Claims / Awards / Terminations --- Claims for SS disability decreased from 2,878,920 in 2011 to 2,820,812 in 2012 (and decrease of 58,108 for claims), and actual awards also decreased from 1,025,003 in 2011 to 979,973 in 2012. Terminations also increased (meaning less received SSDI benefits) from 656,902 in 2011 to 726,432 in 2012 (there were 69,530 more terminations).
a) The number of applications is for disabled-worker benefits
only and, as such, excludes disabled child's and disabled widow(er)'s benefits.
Applications ultimately result in either a denial or award of benefits. These
counts include applications that are denied because the individual is not
insured for disability benefits.
b) Award data are unedited and may contain duplicates.
c) The number of terminations is the number of beneficiaries who leave the disability rolls for any reason.
Disabled workers: 8,827,795 Average monthly benefit: $1,130.34 (50% are between the ages of 56 and 66)
* Disabled workers and dependents: 10,614,398 - Counting dual-entitled beneficiaries - If a beneficiary is entitled to both a primary benefit (as a retired or disabled worker) and another benefit (say a spousal benefit) payable from the same trust fund, then he or she is counted only once in our statistics as a primary beneficiary.