November 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Analysis
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November 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

Let’s review the November 2022 SSD benefits statistics report from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Every month, the SSA issues a report to show how pay amounts and beneficiary numbers changed during the last month. That way, people who rely on disability benefits can see how their payments compare against the national average. Get the latest numbers from both federal programs below: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

November 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 8,877,000

Disabled Workers: 7,638,000

Spouses of Disabled Workers: 92,000

Children of Disabled Workers: 1,147,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,233.60

Disabled Workers: $1,364.28

Spouses of Disabled Workers: $375.97

Children of Disabled Workers: $432.34

How the November 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries

The November 2022 SSD benefits statistics report shows 41,000 fewer total people getting payments this month. Spouses of disabled workers lost a thousand beneficiaries from that category since October. Children of disabled workers lost 5,000 beneficiaries since last month. Disabled workers themselves made up the biggest drop, losing 35,000 beneficiaries during this 30-day period:

November 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Total Beneficiaries

This month’s numbers show total SSD beneficiaries are down to the same level they were in December 2007. Here’s a closer look at disabled-worker beneficiaries broken down by age group:

  • 43% are 60-66 years old
  • 36% are 50-59 years old
  • 14% are 40-49 years old
  • 7% are younger than 40

November 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics: Looking Deeper at the Monetary Stats

We’re surprised to see average payments to every group trending lower in the November 2022 SSD benefits statistics report. Payments to children of disabled workers fell $.54 this month compared to October. Spouses saw a $.44 drop in average SSD payments, while disabled workers got $.13 less in benefits. Overall, that brings the average SSD payment nationwide down $.10 in the last month:

November 2022 SSD Benefits Statistics Report: Monthly Monetary Average

You can see how average SSD payments to disabled workers break down by age group below:

  • $1,489.43/month for SSD beneficiaries aged 60-66
  • $1,341.99/month for those aged 50-59
  • $1,184.92/month for those aged 40-49
  • $894.17/month for those younger than 40

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Data in the November 2022 Report

Next, let’s look at SSI beneficiaries and their pay amounts in the November 2022 SSD benefits statistics report. Every SSI beneficiary group got smaller compared to last month other than seniors aged 65 and older:

Total SSI beneficiaries: 7,566,000 (-7,000)

Children under 18 receiving SSI: 1,005,000 (-4,000)

SSI recipients aged 18-64: 4,216,000 (-12,000)

SSI recipients aged 65+: 2,344,000 (+9,000)

And here is November 2022’s average SSI payment broken down by age group:

  • $620.90/month (all people on SSI nationwide, averaged)
  • $722.48/month for children
  • $659.03/month for working-age beneficiaries (i.e., those aged 18-64)
  • $508.84/month for people 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, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity,, 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.