The June 2022 SSD benefits statistics report numbers from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are out, so let’s dive in. This monthly statistical snapshot shows how disability pay and total beneficiaries changed during the last 30 days. People who get disability can see how their payments look vs. the national monthly average amount. Our analysis includes new numbers from both federal disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
June 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report
Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 9,070,000
Disabled Workers: 7,780,000
Spouses of Disabled Workers: 94,000
Children of Disabled Workers: 1,195,000
Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,228.87
Disabled Workers: $1,361.88
Spouses of Disabled Workers: $377.24
Children of Disabled Workers: $430.36
How the June 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries
The total number of people getting June 2022 SSD benefits is much lower than we saw in last month’s report. Surprisingly, the biggest drop comes from children of disabled workers, down by 33,000 during the last 30 days. There are also 2,000 fewer husbands and wives getting SSD payments compared to May. Disabled workers lost 31,000 beneficiaries since last month, bringing the total down by 65,000 for June:
While numbers are down overall, the SSA approved more than 58,000 new Social Security disability claims since May. Here’s a look at this month’s new SSD recipients:
- 41,016 disabled workers (22,119 men and 18,897 women)
- 2,091 spouses of disabled workers (241 husbands and 1,850 wives)
- 15,018 children of disabled workers
June 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics: Looking Deeper at the Monetary Stats
The June 2022 SSD benefits statistics report also lists average payments for all beneficiary groups. Children of disabled workers are the only ones who took a pay cut for June, down $.37/month, on average. Disabled workers saw a modest $.21 month-over-month gain in average benefit payments. Average benefits for spouses rose $.91/month compared to May’s report. Overall, the total average monthly SSD payment rose $2.53 during this 30-day period:
The SSA averages current monthly SSD payments across all groups. These include people in active-payment status as well as newly approved claimants. If you just got your approval letter in the mail, your SSD amount may be higher than the national average. June’s newest SSD beneficiaries will get the following average payment amounts starting this month:
- $1,582.62/month for disabled workers ($1,735.37/month for men, and $1,403.82/month for women)
- $391.37/month for spousal beneficiaries ($357.06/month for husbands, and $395.84/month for wives)
- $420.28/month for children of disabled workers
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Data in the June 2022 Report
The June 2022 SSD benefits statistics report also shows how many people now receive SSI and average pay amounts. The only group that didn’t lose SSI beneficiaries between May and June are seniors at least 65 years old:
Total SSI beneficiaries: 7,606,000 (-32,000)
Children under 18 receiving SSI: 1,024,000 (-8,000)
SSI recipients aged 18-64: 4,281,000 (-26,000)
SSI recipients aged 65+: 2,301,000 (+2,000)
Average SSI payments for each age group in the June 2022 SSD benefits report are as follows:
- $623.26/month (all SSI beneficiary groups nationwide, averaged together)
- $729.58/month for children younger than 18
- $658.26/month for people aged 18 to 64
- $510.98/month for those at least 65 years old
You May Qualify for Legal Assistance
The SSA is nearly 3x more likely to award disability payments when a Social Security attorney files your claim. Those who qualify for legal assistance through our website usually get at least $12,000 in lump-sum backpay plus monthly benefits. People who apply on their own without legal help usually wait 2+ years for their first payment. However, less than 2 in every 5 people who apply ever get any disability benefits.
You’ll pay $0 for legal assistance unless the SSA approves your disability application. And if you win, then you’ll only pay a small, one-time fee.
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