As of May 2016, the Social Security Administration pays Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to the following:
The most prevalent type of disability for workers and widow(er)s is musculoskeletal system and connective tissue disabilities. For adult children, it is intellectual disability.
In 2013 the SSA made the following decisions on disabled worker benefit claims:
The number of veterans collecting disability benefits for a service-connected disability is increasing. In 2012, 3.5 million veterans received benefits. That number increased to 3.7 million in 2013. The breakdown of disability ratings was as follows:
Female veterans make up a significant portion of veterans receiving disability benefits. In 2009, 243,632 female veterans were receiving benefits.
Post-9/11 veterans have a higher rate of disability, 32 percent, compared to 17.4 percent of other veterans.
More male post-9/11 veterans have a service-connected disability than female post-9/11 veterans, but by a small margin.