Jan 20, 2015

Disability Claims And Awards Decreasing Rapidly

     Note that claims filed and awards made have gone down in each of the last three years. Note also that the number of people drawing benefits is almost the same as it was at the end of last year and that the number has gone down in each of the last three months.
Disabled worker beneficiary statistics by calendar year, quarter, and month
Awards b In current payment status Terminations c
Time period Number
of appli-
cations a
Number Increase
over prior
period
Percent
of appli-
cations
Number
at end
of period
Increase
over prior
period
Number Increase
over prior
period
Termi-
nation
rate
by calendar year—
2000 ..... 1,330,558 621,650 0.19% 46.72% 5,042,334 3.34% 461,626 6.25% 8.72%
2001 ..... 1,498,559 691,309 11.21% 46.13% 5,274,183 4.60% 456,258 -1.16% 8.31%
2002 ..... 1,682,454 750,464 8.56% 44.61% 5,543,981 5.12% 479,606 5.12% 8.34%
2003 ..... 1,895,521 777,905 3.66% 41.04% 5,873,673 5.95% 450,720 -6.02% 7.46%
2004 ..... 2,137,531 797,226 2.48% 37.30% 6,201,362 5.58% 466,332 3.46% 7.32%
2005 ..... 2,122,109 832,201 4.39% 39.22% 6,524,582 5.21% 494,592 6.06% 7.36%
2006 ..... 2,134,088 812,596 -2.36% 38.08% 6,811,679 4.40% 513,292 3.78% 7.28%
2007 ..... 2,190,196 823,106 1.29% 37.58% 7,101,355 4.25% 525,012 2.28% 7.14%
2008 ..... 2,320,396 895,011 8.74% 38.57% 7,427,203 4.59% 564,518 7.52% 7.34%
2009 ..... 2,816,244 985,940 10.16% 35.01% 7,789,113 4.87% 628,478 11.33% 7.79%
2010 ..... 2,935,798 1,052,551 6.76% 35.85% 8,204,710 5.34% 646,387 2.85% 7.64%
2011 ..... 2,878,920 1,025,003 -2.62% 35.60% 8,576,067 4.53% 656,902 1.63% 7.42%
2012 ..... 2,820,812 979,973 -4.39% 34.74% 8,827,795 2.94% 726,432 10.58% 7.90%
2013 ..... 2,640,100 884,894 -9.70% 33.52% 8,942,584 1.30% 767,738 5.69% 8.17%
2014 ..... 2,521,459 810,973 -8.35% 32.16% 8,954,518 0.13% 793,646 3.37% 8.37%

by quarter
2011 Q1 720,119 258,086 -1.49% 35.84% 8,295,845 1.11% 166,219 3.37% 1.96%
2011 Q2 760,621 268,853 4.17% 35.35% 8,403,449 1.30% 162,166 -2.44% 1.89%
2011 Q3 737,468 259,181 -3.60% 35.14% 8,495,983 1.10% 167,036 3.00% 1.93%
2011 Q4 660,712 238,883 -7.83% 36.16% 8,576,067 0.94% 161,481 -3.33% 1.85%
2012 Q1 724,746 249,638 4.50% 34.44% 8,657,739 0.95% 168,420 4.30% 1.91%
2012 Q2 731,817 245,719 -1.57% 33.58% 8,733,461 0.87% 169,456 0.62% 1.90%
2012 Q3 726,026 241,207 -1.84% 33.22% 8,786,049 0.60% 188,311 11.13% 2.10%
2012 Q4 638,223 243,409 0.91% 38.14% 8,827,795 0.48% 200,245 6.34% 2.22%
2013 Q1 680,292 228,922 -5.95% 33.65% 8,853,614 0.29% 201,245 0.50% 2.22%
2013 Q2 691,519 228,909 -0.01% 33.10% 8,892,515 0.44% 189,796 -5.69% 2.09%
2013 Q3 674,292 225,905 -1.31% 33.50% 8,925,372 0.37% 192,523 1.44% 2.11%
2013 Q4 593,997 201,158 -10.95% 33.87% 8,942,584 0.19% 184,174 -4.34% 2.01%
2014 Q1 637,675 196,765 -2.18% 30.86% 8,932,828 -0.11% 203,364 10.42% 2.22%
2014 Q2 662,498 215,638 9.59% 32.55% 8,954,010 0.24% 192,440 -5.37% 2.10%
2014 Q3 642,096 209,492 -2.85% 32.63% 8,958,415 0.05% 204,413 6.22% 2.22%
2014 Q4 579,190 189,078 -9.74% 32.65% 8,954,518 -0.04% 193,429 -5.37% 2.10%

by month
13-Oct 199,340 70,800 -7.62% 35.52% 8,936,932 0.13% 59,479 -7.35% 0.65%
13-Nov 226,149 68,375 -3.43% 30.23% 8,941,660 0.05% 63,357 6.52% 0.70%
13-Dec 168,508 61,983 -9.35% 36.78% 8,942,584 0.01% 61,338 -3.19% 0.67%
14-Jan 230,401 61,479 -0.81% 26.68% 8,930,246 -0.14% 71,266 16.19% 0.78%
14-Feb 196,030 64,081 4.23% 32.69% 8,929,419 -0.01% 64,568 -9.40% 0.71%
14-Mar 211,244 71,205 11.12% 33.71% 8,932,828 0.04% 67,530 4.59% 0.74%
14-Apr 210,051 77,130 8.32% 36.72% 8,942,232 0.11% 66,821 -1.05% 0.73%
14-May 248,143 66,764 -13.44% 26.91% 8,947,220 0.06% 61,970 -7.26% 0.68%
14-Jun 204,304 71,744 7.46% 35.12% 8,954,010 0.08% 63,649 2.71% 0.70%
14-Jul 190,808 64,142 -10.60% 33.62% 8,951,519 -0.03% 66,502 4.48% 0.73%
14-Aug 255,285 68,810 7.28% 26.95% 8,952,842 0.01% 67,972 2.21% 0.75%
14-Sep 196,003 76,540 11.23% 39.05% 8,958,415 0.06% 69,939 2.89% 0.77%
14-Oct 243,114 64,139 -16.20% 26.38% 8,957,699 -0.01% 65,657 -6.12% 0.72%
14-Nov 171,326 61,055 -4.81% 35.64% 8,956,269 -0.02% 62,271 -5.16% 0.68%
14-Dec 164,750 63,884 4.63% 38.78% 8,954,518 -0.02% 65,501 5.19% 0.72%

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

note, the total number of applications has also decreased steadily since 2010, following marked increase from 2004-2009 coinciding with market forces (unemployment).

Yet more proof that "disability" is a fall back for those that can't find work and is closely tied to the economy

Anonymous said...

Or perhaps it is an indication that in poor economic times employers are less willing to hire individuals with significant enough limitations that they would qualify for the definition of disability as contained in the Social Security Act.

Anonymous said...

At some point, I suppose I should analyze these numbers and send them to Charles in a way that makes them useful to understanding what exactly is going on.

Anonymous said...

"Or perhaps it is an indication that in poor economic times employers are less willing to hire individuals with significant enough limitations that they would qualify for the definition of disability as contained in the Social Security Act."

Riiiiight. Because employers are just itching to hire people that severely limited (whether physically or mentally) once the economy is any better than the worst depression since the Great one. Keep telling yourself that.

Dean Reese said...

I find these statistics really interesting. I think it's extremely helpful to see the different time frames in which they're in. Having the time grow shorter and shorter through each chart really makes it easier to see. I'll have to use these as a reference when talking about disability claims! http://sdltdattorneys.com/Private_Disability_Claims_San_Diego_CA.html

Martin Stromberg said...

Exactly! United States defined under ADA 1990 (American with Disability Act) under title II that Public transportation authorities may not discriminate against people with disabilities in the provision of their services. They must comply with requirements for accessibility in newly purchased vehicles, make good faith efforts to purchase or lease accessible used buses, remanufacture buses in an accessible manner, and, unless it would result in an undue burden, provide Para transit where they operate fixed-route bus or rail systems. Para transit is a service where individuals who are unable to use the regular transit system independently (because of a physical or mental impairment) are picked up and dropped off at their destinations. Thus, US States also promotes the non-Emergency Medical Transportation services for assisting them during such situation.