August 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

August 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Analysis

Let’s get into the latest August 2023 SSD benefits statistics report numbers from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This monthly report shows nationwide amounts and how many people got those benefit payments during the last 30 days. If you’re on disability now, these monthly snapshots let you see how others are doing in comparison. Our analysis includes updated numbers for both federal programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

August 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 8,626,000

Disabled Workers: 7,468,000

Spouses of Disabled Workers: 89,000

Children of Disabled Workers: 1,069,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,349.99

Disabled Workers: $1,486.83

Spouses of Disabled Workers: $408.00

Children of Disabled Workers: $472.28

How the August 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries

The August 2023 SSD benefits report shows 27,000 fewer people getting those payments compared to July. At least 21,000 of those losses were disabled workers themselves. Husbands and wives getting benefits through their spouse dropped by 1,000 month-over-month. Children make up the rest of this month’s losses, with 5,000 fewer kids getting SSD payments through a disabled parent:

Overall, there are at least 353,000 fewer people getting SSD benefits today than this time last year. During the past 30 days, the SSA also awarded all these new people monthly SSD payments:

  • 46,717 disabled workers (25,167 men and 21,550 women)
  • 2,337 spouses (244 husbands and 2,093 wives)
  • 16,686 children of disabled workers

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

Good news: The August 2023 SSD benefits statistics report shows pay increases for most people this month. Average payments to husbands and wives increased $.90 since July. SSD benefits for children saw a $.62 pay bump for August, on average. Disabled workers saw a small increase in average monthly SSD benefits of $.23. Last but not least, SSD payments averaged across all age groups and states rose $.55 for August:

August 2023’s just-approved claims are paying the following average SSD amounts each month:

  • $1,670.57 for disabled workers ($1,830.80 for men, and $1,483.46 for women)
  • $411.99 for spouses ($341.20 for husbands, and $420.24 for wives)
  • $458.73 for children

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

SSD benefits aren’t the only federal disability payments that this report tracks every month. The August 2023 SSD benefits statistics report also shows how SSI program numbers changed since July:

Total SSI beneficiaries: 7,483,000 (+8,000)

Children younger than 18: 994,000 (-1,000)

People aged 18-64: 4,104,000 (-1,000)

SSI recipients aged 65+: 2,384,000 (+10,000)

The following are August 2023’s monthly average SSI payments for every age group:

  • $674.36 (for all groups combined)
  • $787.68 for children
  • $717.48 for people aged 18-64
  • $553.03 for seniors at least 65 years old based on age, not disability status

How to Get Free Expert SSD Claim Help Now

The SSA is nearly 3x more likely to award you benefits when a lawyer files your application. Expert help through this website can potentially get you at least $13,800 in back pay plus benefits. 

Not ready to hire an attorney, but want to speak with someone about your claim issue? We can connect you with a local expert who’ll call and answer your questions in private. This service is always completely free and doesn’t oblige you to do anything else. If the SSA won’t award you benefits when you have an attorney, you owe your lawyer $0. And if you do get benefits with an attorney’s help, then you’ll only pay one small fee afterwards.

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Lori Polemenakos is Director of Consumer Content and SEO strategist for LeadingResponse, a legal marketing company. An award-winning journalist, writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas, she's produced articles for major brands such as, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity,, and edited several published books. Since 2016, she's published hundreds of articles about Social Security disability, workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, personal injury, mass tort, auto accident claims, bankruptcy, employment law and other related legal issues.