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SSD Beneficiaries Over 50 From Each State and Average Amount of Benefits

If you’re over 50 and unable to work due to a health issue, you may wonder, “What is Social Security disability (SSD)? What’s more, how can it help me financially?” Surprisingly, the number of current SSD beneficiaries over 50 ranges from 490,626 in California down to 8,435 in Alaska. Not only can disability benefits help cover basic necessities, but SSD benefits may also help with excess medical expenses that often accompany a disability.

According to the most recent Annual Statistical Report, more than 6.4 million Americans over 50 currently receive SSD benefits. We’ve listed total SSD beneficiaries in the over 50 age category for every U.S. state as well as Washington, D.C. below. In addition, we show the average monthly benefit amount Americans over 50 receive by state. Interestingly, people aged 50-65 make up more than 77% of all SSD beneficiaries in current-payment status:

  • 39% of SSD beneficiaries are more than 60 years old
  • 24.4% of SSD beneficiaries are between 55-59 years old
  • 13.9% of SSD beneficiaries are aged 50-54


Total SSD Beneficiaries Over 50 By State As Well As Average Monthly Pay Amounts:

Alabama: 169,847 beneficiaries; $1,236.15

Alaska: 8,435 beneficiaries; $1,239.95

Arizona: 116,214 beneficiaries; $1,307.15

Arkansas: 100,827 beneficiaries; $1,198.41

California: 490,626 beneficiaries; $1,291.97

Colorado: 72,664 beneficiaries; $1,276.27

Connecticut: 60,028 beneficiaries; $1,308.06

Delaware: 21,349 beneficiaries; $1,347.56

District of Columbia: 10,139 beneficiaries; $1,117.03  

Florida: 433,734 beneficiaries; $1,281.16

Georgia: 215,153 beneficiaries; $1,259.75

Hawaii: 15,815 beneficiaries; $1,292.97

Idaho: 32,135 beneficiaries; $1,231.80

Illinois: 207,027 beneficiaries; $1,275.48

Indiana: 152,483 beneficiaries; $1,257.64

Iowa: 57,362 beneficiaries; $1,198.24

Kansas: 52,925 beneficiaries; $1,227.51

Kentucky: 149,652 beneficiaries; $1,226.21

Louisiana: 116,445 beneficiaries; $1,204.96

Maine: 39,812 beneficiaries; $1,178.57

Maryland: 95,001 beneficiaries; $1,307.79

Massachusetts: 138,459 beneficiaries; $1,264.78

Michigan: 254,435 beneficiaries; $1,290.13

Minnesota: 86,557 beneficiaries; $1,248.42

Mississippi: 95,604 beneficiaries; $1,200.60

Missouri: 158,625 beneficiaries; $1,222.87

Montana: 19,756 beneficiaries; $1,189.84

Nebraska: 29,712 beneficiaries; $1,181.52

Nevada: 49,572 beneficiaries; $1,321.14

New Hampshire: 32,675 beneficiaries; $1,298.15

New Jersey: 148,177 beneficiaries; $1,388.20

New Mexico: 47,364 beneficiaries; $1,190.36

New York: 375,835 beneficiaries; $1,296.84

North Carolina: 245,250 beneficiaries; $1,257.05

North Dakota: 10,162 beneficiaries; $1,175.78

Ohio: 256,397 beneficiaries; $1,209.82

Oklahoma: 93,907 beneficiaries; $1,207.67

Oregon: 78,678 beneficiaries; $1,245.04

Pennsylvania: 302,424 beneficiaries; $1,262.15

Rhode Island: 26,830 beneficiaries; $1,236.46

South Carolina: 135,998 beneficiaries; $1,281.57

South Dakota: 13,397 beneficiaries; $1,168.03

Tennessee: 183,885 beneficiaries; $1,227.38

Texas: 410,495 beneficiaries; $1,241.09

Utah: 31,994 beneficiaries; $1,256.67

Vermont: 15,108 beneficiaries; $1,186.03

Virginia: 156,519 beneficiaries; $1,270.29

Washington: 125,719 beneficiaries; $1,277.70

West Virginia: 66,488 beneficiaries; $1,255.43

Wisconsin: 117,016 beneficiaries; $1,246.39

Wyoming: 9,841 beneficiaries; $1,265.05

Once you average all payments nationwide, the typical monthly SSD benefit this year is $1,258. In order to ensure you receive the highest benefit amount you qualify for, we strongly recommend having an attorney file your initial SSD application. Need help, but not sure where to find a qualified Social Security attorney? We can, in fact, match you with the closest one who’s available to help you within one business day.

You May Qualify for Legal Assistance

Applicants over 50 are still 2x more likely to qualify for benefits if a lawyer files their disability claims. Less than 1 in every 4 people who applies for SSD receives benefits within 18 months. Those who qualify for legal assistance through our website typically receive $10,000 in lump-sum backpay as well as monthly benefits.

If the SSA won’t approve your application for benefits, then you owe $0 for legal assistance. And if your case wins, then you’ll only pay a small, one-time fee. That’s because every Social Security attorney strictly works on contingency. In other words, you’ll pay nothing up front for legal advice or help reviewing your claim.

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