July 2017 SSD Benefits Statistics Overview

July 2017 SSD Benefits Statistics Overview

The Social Security Administration (SSA) issues a monthly report detailing any statistical claim data changes made within the disability insurance program’s previous month. These reports give both applicants and beneficiaries a way to compare their own benefits numbers against the national average. They also show any emerging data trends within the past year. We’ll highlight the biggest changes that happened nationwide our July 2017 SSD benefits statistics overview below.


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July 2017 SSD Benefits Statistics Overview

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 10,466,000

Disabled Workers: 8,748,000
Spouses of Disabled Workers: 130,000
Children of Disabled Workers: 1,588,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,037.47

Disabled Workers: $1,171.78
Spouses of Disabled Workers: $326.78
Children of Disabled Workers: $355.74

Examining How the July 2017 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Impacts Beneficiaries

The July 2017 SSD benefits statistics report shows a couple of interesting data points, starting with the 51,000 fewer total beneficiaries compared to June. Children drove the biggest drop in beneficiary numbers, with 42,000 removed from the rolls within the last 30 days. For only the second time in 2017, the spousal beneficiary numbers changed, falling by 2,000 total. According to the July 2017 SSD benefits statistics report, 7,000 fewer disabled workers are now receiving monthly benefits. These updated numbers also include deceased beneficiaries struck from rolls since issuing June’s report, fraudulent claims and individuals who started working again this month. We’re halfway through this year, and the July 2017 SSD benefits statistics report shows 186,000 fewer total beneficiaries than a year ago in August 2016.

July 2017 SSD Benefits Statistics - Monthly Beneficiaries

Looking Deeper at the Monetary Stats

The July 2017 SSD benefits statistics report shows a decent total average monthly payment raise of $2.54 since June. Children of disabled workers got $1.47 less this month, while spouses got nearly that amount added to their checks. Since August of last year, the average benefits check jumped by $9.15 each month. You can see SSD monetary averages for disabled workers, their spouses and children listed by month in our chart shown below.

July 2017 SSD Benefits Statistics - Monthly Monetary Average

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