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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

Beneficiary

Number
(thousands)

Total (unduplicated)

12,963

OASDI disability

 

Total

  9,423

Workers aged 64 or younger

  8,472

Disabled adult children

     840

Widow(er)s

     111

OASDI disability only

  8,050

SSI disability

Total

  4,913

Receiving SSI disability only

  3,540

Receiving both OASDI and SSI disability

  1,373

 

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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