Elderly Poverty and Supplemental Security Income, 2002–2005

by Joyce Nicholas and Michael Wiseman
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 70 No. 2, 2010
Table equivalent for Chart 1. Poverty rates for the entire national and elderly populations before and after inclusion of administrative data, 2002–2005
Population 2002 2003 2004 2005
National baseline 12.1 12.5 12.7 12.6
National final restrictive 11.8 12.3 12.5 12.4
National final inclusive 9.3 9.9 10.1 9.5
Elderly baseline 10.4 10.2 9.8 10.1
Elderly final restrictive 8.4 8.9 8.2 8.4
Elderly final inclusive 8.1 8.6 8.0 8.2
 
Table equivalent for Chart 2. Poverty rates for elderly SSI recipients before and after inclusion of administrative data, 2002–2005
Population 2002 2003 2004 2005
Elderly SSI baseline 48.0 40.1 43.6 39.4
Elderly SSI final restrictive 39.9 45.1 45.7 45.3
Elderly SSI final inclusive 38.6 44.3 44.3 44.4