February 2020 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Analysis

February 2020 SSD benefits statistics report

We now have the Social Security Administration’s February 2020 SSD benefits statistics report numbers, so let’s dive in. Here, you’ll learn how disability beneficiary numbers and average payments changed over the past 30 days. Our monthly report updates help people on benefits compare their payments against the monthly average. Below, we’ll review updates from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.



February 2020 SSD Benefits Statistics Update

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 9,902,000

Disabled Workers: 8,352,000

Spouses of Disabled Workers: 112,000

Children of Disabled Workers: 1,439,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,122.20

Disabled Workers: $1,258.15

Spouses of Disabled Workers: $361.32

Children of Disabled Workers: $392.12

How the February 2020 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries

Continuing a year-long trend, the February 2020 SSD benefits statistics report shows fewer adults on SSD. The disabled workers category struck 8,000 beneficiaries off this month’s rolls, while spouses stayed flat. An additional 4,000 children of disabled workers received SSD benefits compared to January. Overall, the February 2020 SSD benefits statistics report showed 5,000 fewer total beneficiaries nationwide:

February 2020 SSD Benefits Statistics - Total Monthly Beneficiaries

Now, let’s look at newly approved claims and their average pay amounts. The SSA approved 63,675 new applications for SSD benefits in February, with monthly payments averaging $1,402.55. Of those, 33,056 were men paid $1,547.64 and 30,619 women paid $1,245.92 in SSD, on average.

February 2020 SSD Benefits Statistics: Looking Deeper at the Monetary Stats

Average monthly payments in the February 2020 SSD benefits statistics report changed by less than a dollar across the board. Nationwide, the average disability payment was $.09 lower in February. However, disabled workers received $.27 more in benefits this month. Spouses saw the biggest pay cut, receiving $.51 less in average monthly benefits. Children of disabled workers, however, got paid about $.37 more:

February 2020 SSD Benefits Statistics - Monthly Monetary Average

Spousal beneficiaries include the husbands and wives of disabled workers who qualify for SSD. The February 2020 SSD benefits statistics report added 392 men and 2,604 women to this category. The SSA awarded newly approved husbands $392.02 and wives $391.66 per month, on average.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Data in the February 2020 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

Now, let’s review the February 2020 SSD benefits statistics report’s latest Supplemental Security Income (SSI) data. Overall, 20,000 people nationwide joined the SSI beneficiary rolls in February:

Total SSI beneficiaries: 8,059,000 (+20,000)

Children under 18 receiving SSI: 1,130,000 (+11,000)

SSI recipients aged 18-64: 4,631,000 (+6,000)

SSI recipients aged 65+: 2,298,000 (+3,000)

The good news is, nearly everyone’s SSI payments went up this month. Overall, the average SSI payment nationwide rose $.31 in February. Those aged 18 and younger got $1.59 more in this month’s SSI payments. Working-age SSI recipients took a $.06 monthly pay cut, while benefits for those aged 65+ stayed flat.

You May Qualify for Legal Assistance

Filing your claim through a Social Security attorney domakes you 2x more likely to get approved on your first try. On March 17, the SSA announced it would close all office locations to the public temporarily due to coronavirus. This means it’s now impossible for you to go in and fill out your disability application in person. It likely also means a much longer wait time to get approved for much-needed monthly benefits. Right now, legal representation is the fastest and easiest way to get approved for the most benefits you’re rightfully owed!

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