Collaboratory: Disability Insurance

Percent of D/HH persons, ages 25 to 64, who are receiving SSDI payments by highest education attained

Source: 2011 American Community Survey public use data sample. Data analysis conducted using DataFerrett.

Comments: Data from the 2011 American Community Survey show that about one fifth of D/HH individuals between 26 and 64 were receiving SSDI benefits that averaged more than $11,000 per year. It also demonstrates that education has a significant impact on reducing participation in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The SSDI participation rate for D/HH individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher was about half that for individuals with no college degree.