April 2023 SSD benefits statistics report

April 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Analysis

Let’s review the April 2023 SSD benefits statistics report from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This report shows how pay amounts and the number of people receiving benefits changed during the past 30 days. If you get SSDI or SSI, you can use these reports to compare your payments against everyone else’s. We’ll include the latest numbers for both federal programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

April 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Numbers

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 8,705,000

Disabled Workers: 7,482,000

Spouses of Disabled Workers: 88,000

Children of Disabled Workers: 1,135,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,341.33

Disabled Workers: $1,483.93

Spouses of Disabled Workers: $404.92

Children of Disabled Workers: $473.72

How the April 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries

We noted 31,000 fewer people getting Social Security disability in the April 2023 SSD benefits statistics report compared to March. About 28,000 of those losses come from disabled workers; spouses on SSD also fell by 1,000 this month. In addition, there are now 3,000 fewer children getting SSD benefits through a disabled parent for April:

April 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Total Beneficiaries

During the last 30 days, the SSA also awarded SSD benefits to the following:

  • 49,191 disabled workers (26,513 men and 22,678 women)
  • 2,330 spouses (270 husbands and 2,060 wives)
  • 18,406 children of disabled workers

April 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics: Looking Deeper at the Monetary Stats

Average monthly payments in the April 2023 SSD benefits statistics report are split evenly between gains and losses. Disabled workers and their children saw average payments go up month-over-month by $.25 and $.65, respectively. For spouses, average benefit payments dropped nearly a dollar since March’s report came out. This brings the total average SSD payment nationwide down by $.35 for April:

April 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Monthly Monetary Average

If the SSA just approved your SSD claim during the last 30 days, those average pay amounts are as follows:

  • $1,683.32 per month for disabled workers ($1,845.07 for men and $1,494.23 for women)
  • $414.58 per month for spouses ($354.24 for husbands, and $422.48 for wives)
  • $470.82 per month to children whose parents cannot work for health reasons

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Numbers in the April 2023 Report

The April 2023 SSD benefits statistics report also lists latest SSI disability pay amounts and how many people get them. Below is a summary of SSI program changes reported during the last 30 days:

Total SSI beneficiaries: 7,511,000 (+1,000)

Children younger than 18 on SSI: 1,001,000 (+6,000)

SSI recipients aged 18-64: 4,148,000 (-9,000)

SSI recipients aged 65+: 2,362,000 (+4,000)

Average monthly SSI payments for April in every age group are as follows:

  • $677.40 (averaged across all people on SSI)
  • $800.09 for children
  • $718.45 for people aged 18-64
  • $553.39 for those at least 65 years old on the basis of age alone

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