March 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

March 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Analysis

Join us as we review the March 2023 SSD benefits statistics report from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This report shows how benefit amounts and the number of people getting those payments changed during the past 30 days. If you get SSDI or SSI, you can see how your payments stack up against the national average. Below, we’ll explain the latest numbers for both federal programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

March 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 8,736,000

Disabled Workers: 7,510,000

Spouses of Disabled Workers: 89,000

Children of Disabled Workers: 1,138,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,341.68

Disabled Workers: $1,483.68

Spouses of Disabled Workers: $405.91

Children of Disabled Workers: $473.07

How the March 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries

The March 2023 SSD benefits statistics report shows 27,000 fewer people on SSD benefits compared to February. Disabled workers account for at least 24,000 fewer people getting SSD payments this month. The SSA also removed 2,000 children from active payment rolls since February. However, the number of spouses getting SSD through their husband or wife stayed flat month-over-month:

March 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Total Beneficiaries

In March, the SSA awarded SSD benefits to the following people:

  • 48,941 disabled workers (26,202 men and 22,739 women)
  • 2,329 spouses (262 husbands and 2,067 wives)
  • 19,742 children of disabled workers

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

Most people in the March 2023 SSD benefits statistics report saw higher average payments compared to last month. Average SSD payments to children rose $1.63 since February. However, husbands and wives received $.40 less in benefits for March, on average. Disabled workers themselves got $.51 more in SSD pay this month. Nationwide, these shifts in pay amounts brought March SSD benefits up by $.41, on average:

March 2023 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Monthly Monetary Average

If the SSA just approved your SSD claim during the last 30 days, those average pay amounts are as follows:

  • $1,684.40 per month for disabled workers ($1,849.20 for men and $1,494.50 for women)
  • $423.79 per month for spouses ($356.80 for husbands, $432.28 for wives)
  • $470.84 per month to children whose parents are unable to work for health reasons

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

The March 2023 SSD benefits statistics report also lists the SSI program’s latest pay and beneficiary numbers. Here’s how those numbers changed during the last 30 days:

Total SSI beneficiaries: 7,510,000 (-28,000)

Children younger than 18 on SSI: 995,000 (-12,000)

SSI recipients aged 18-64: 4,157,000 (-20,000)

SSI recipients aged 65+: 2,358,000 (+3,000)

Average monthly SSI payments for March are as follows, broken down by age group:

  • $678.47 per month (all people on SSI in the U.S.)
  • $803.87 per month for children
  • $719.38 per month for those aged 18-64
  • $553.57 per month for those aged 65 and up

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