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Disabled Beneficiaries Aged 18-64

Payments were made to 13 million people aged 18–64 on the basis of their own disability. Sixty-two percent received disability payments from the OASDI program only, 27% received payments from the SSI program only, and 11% received payments from both programs.

Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 receiving OASDI, SSI, or both



Total (unduplicated)


OASDI disability




Workers aged 64 or younger


Disabled adult children




OASDI disability only


SSI disability



Receiving SSI disability only


Receiving both OASDI and SSI disability



Distribution of disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64

SOURCE:  Social Security Administration, “Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security, 2015, p. 34

NOTES:  OASDI beneficiaries who are entitled to both a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once. SSI includes federal SSI payments and federally administered state supplementation.

Government Relations and Policy Department, April 2016


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