July 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

July 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Analysis

Our analysis of the July 2023 SSD benefits statistics report from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is here! This monthly update shows average pay amounts and how many people got each benefit type during the last 30 days. If you’re on disability now, you can compare your amount to the national average using these monthly reports. Our analysis uses the latest numbers for both federal programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

July 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 8,653,000

Disabled Workers: 7,489,000

Spouses of Disabled Workers: 90,000

Children of Disabled Workers: 1,074,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,349.44

Disabled Workers: $1,486.60

Spouses of Disabled Workers: $407.10

Children of Disabled Workers: $471.66

How the July 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries

The July 2023 SSD benefits statistics report’s total beneficiaries fell by 54,000 compared to June. Disabled workers made up exactly half of this month’s losses. Spouses getting SSD payments stayed flat month-over-month. The SSA also removed 27,000 children from this month’s payment rolls:

July 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Total Beneficiaries

In the last 30 days, the SSA also awarded SSD benefits to this many new people:

  • 48,057 disabled workers (25,638 men and 22,419 women)
  • 2,295 spouses (273 husbands and 2,022 wives)
  • 16,937 children of disabled workers

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

The July 2023 SSD benefits statistics report shows average payments went up for everyone except spouses since last month. That group saw $.53 less in this month’s payments, on average. Children saw a $1.91 pay bump for July, the biggest increase for anyone on SSD this month. Disabled workers got a tiny $.18 raise compared to June. July’s average SSD payment nationwide rose $2.26 during this 30-day period:

July 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Monthly Monetary Average

Average monthly pay amounts for July 2023’s latest crop of newly approved claims are as follows:

  • $1,681.11 for disabled workers ($1,847.99 for men, and $1,490.27 for women)
  • $410.74 for spouses ($378.36 for husbands, and $415.11 for wives)
  • $447.86 for children of disabled workers

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

In addition to SSDI, the July 2023 SSD benefits statistics report tracks changes to the SSI payment rolls. Here’s a brief look at SSI changes that occurred since last month:

Total SSI beneficiaries: 7,475,000 (same number as last month)

Children younger than 18: 995,000 (+4,000)

People aged 18-64: 4,105,000 (-11,000)

SSI recipients aged 65+: 2,374,000 (+5,000)

The following are July 2023’s monthly SSI payments, broken down by age group:

  • $675.88 (averaged across all people on SSI)
  • $795.27 for children
  • $717.97 for those 18-64 years old
  • $553.16 for those at least 65 years old

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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 Match.com, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity, Mail.com, 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.