Infographic: Map of Disability Beneficiaries In All 50 States

Disability beneficiaries in all 50 states

Millions of disabled Americans rely on the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) programs to help make ends meet. Ever wondered which U.S. state has the largest number of disability beneficiaries? What about the fewest? Keep reading to learn more interesting facts about disability beneficiaries. For a quick look at each state’s numbers, check out our U.S. map below to see:

  • How many disabled workers currently receive SSDI benefits in each state
  • The state’s average SSDI monthly payment amount
  • The total number of SSI disability beneficiaries in each state
  • That state’s average SSI monthly payment amount


Interactive Map of Disability Beneficiaries by State

Surprising Facts About Disability Beneficiaries

How Old Are Most Disability Beneficiaries?

According to the SSA, the average age for disability beneficiaries currently getting SSDI is 55 years old. Just over 58% of SSI beneficiaries in November 2018 were aged 18-64; 28% were age 65 or older.

What Percentage of Americans Are Actually Disabled?

Approximately 56 million Americans (nearly 1 in 5) live with some form of disability. Of those, just over 10.2 million disabled workers received monthly SSDI payments in November 2018. About 8.1 million disabled Americans are monthly SSI disability beneficiaries. Add those together, and it’s clear that less than half of the U.S. disabled population are currently disability beneficiaries.

Disability Beneficiaries By Gender

In 2017, 49% of SSDI recipients were women; 51% were men. In December 2017, 53% of SSI disability beneficiaries were women, while 47% were men.

You May Qualify For Legal Assistance

If you’re considering applying for SSDI or SSI, consult with an experienced disability lawyer. People applying for monthly benefits are more likely to become disability beneficiaries (regardless of which program they’re filing a claim for) with professional help on their side.

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