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 June 2019 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, about 8.5 million disabled workers received monthly SSDI payments in June 2019. About 4.7 million working-age disabled Americans are monthly SSI disability beneficiaries. Add those together, and it’s clear that less than 1/4 of the disabled U.S. population are currently disability beneficiaries.

Disability Beneficiaries By Gender

In 2018, 50% of SSDI recipients were women; 50% were men. The average SSDI payment for men was $1,359.64, while women got $1,104.06, on average.

You May Qualify For Legal Assistance

If you’re considering applying for SSDI or SSI, consult with an experienced disability lawyer. People applying for disability with a lawyer’s assistance are twice as likely to get approved for benefits on their first try. Unfortunately, many people eligible for disability get turned down 2-3x before getting their claims approved. Getting a lawyer to file your claim gives you the best chance for getting paid the most benefits you’re owed faster. These lawyers all work on contingency, so you’ll pay nothing for legal assistance now. In fact, if your case doesn’t win, the lawyer gets paid anything! But if your case does win, you’ll only pay a small, one-time fee after your benefits application’s approved.

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