SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2009

 

Applications

Table 57. All applications, by age of applicant, 1973–2009
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total
Total 68,397,363 10,031,128 14.7 47,351,130 69.2 11,015,105 16.1
State conversions a 3,402,474 3,939 0.1 1,419,041 41.7 1,979,494 58.2
Federal applications b
1973 282,472 5,007 1.8 82,993 29.4 194,472 68.8
1974 2,069,452 125,028 6.0 1,098,373 53.1 846,051 40.9
1975 1,468,610 99,996 6.8 977,209 66.5 391,405 26.7
1976 1,207,448 83,960 7.0 865,790 71.7 257,698 21.3
1977 1,268,462 95,314 7.5 903,618 71.2 269,530 21.2
1978 1,265,436 99,610 7.9 902,756 71.3 263,070 20.8
1979 1,323,113 106,828 8.1 949,087 71.7 267,198 20.2
1980 1,408,034 114,508 8.1 1,013,221 72.0 280,305 19.9
1981 1,148,844 94,246 8.2 864,481 75.2 190,117 16.5
1982 1,015,848 93,872 9.2 775,491 76.3 146,485 14.4
1983 1,131,890 101,087 8.9 834,190 73.7 196,613 17.4
1984 1,264,820 104,748 8.3 868,375 68.7 291,697 23.1
1985 1,399,869 119,021 8.5 1,049,758 75.0 231,090 16.5
1986 1,467,326 124,938 8.5 1,098,832 74.9 243,556 16.6
1987 1,435,024 126,575 8.8 1,069,285 74.5 239,164 16.7
1988 1,365,117 125,953 9.2 1,013,316 74.2 225,848 16.5
1989 1,388,545 130,307 9.4 1,015,483 73.1 242,755 17.5
1990 1,547,230 166,416 10.8 1,133,564 73.3 247,250 16.0
1991 1,807,821 248,325 13.7 1,315,918 72.8 243,578 13.5
1992 2,087,788 378,808 18.1 1,465,039 70.2 243,941 11.7
1993 2,310,005 503,486 21.8 1,571,203 68.0 235,316 10.2
1994 2,260,271 540,124 23.9 1,517,140 67.1 203,007 9.0
1995 2,055,907 500,333 24.3 1,375,696 66.9 179,878 8.7
1996 1,922,472 465,685 24.2 1,289,985 67.1 166,802 8.7
1997 1,601,970 336,074 21.0 1,133,623 70.8 132,273 8.3
1998 1,629,223 339,243 20.8 1,139,825 70.0 150,155 9.2
1999 1,661,448 350,382 21.1 1,153,450 69.4 157,616 9.5
2000 1,744,386 360,329 20.7 1,224,826 70.2 159,231 9.1
2001 1,861,123 376,002 20.2 1,324,057 71.1 161,064 8.7
2002 2,084,828 414,068 19.9 1,490,731 71.5 180,029 8.6
2003 2,224,739 437,492 19.7 1,608,391 72.3 178,856 8.0
2004 2,418,096 458,236 19.0 1,771,003 73.2 188,857 7.8
2005 2,545,079 458,588 18.0 1,850,002 72.7 236,489 9.3
2006 2,648,570 459,805 17.4 1,923,288 72.6 265,477 10.0
2007 2,703,004 460,925 17.1 1,945,464 72.0 296,615 11.0
2008 2,827,541 476,251 16.8 2,030,774 71.8 320,516 11.3
2009 3,143,078 545,619 17.4 2,285,852 72.7 311,607 9.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
b. Includes applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Omits reapplications filed as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. Those reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 58. Applications for children under age 18, by selected characteristics, 2001–2009
Characteristic 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total 376,002 414,068 437,492 458,236 458,588 459,805 460,925 476,251 545,619
Age
Under 5 131,613 140,610 145,506 150,283 154,450 156,241 160,139 166,884 185,399
5–12 177,909 197,425 208,354 217,010 210,763 209,901 208,760 215,910 252,870
13–17 66,480 76,033 83,632 90,943 93,375 93,663 92,026 93,457 107,350
Sex
Male 235,121 258,940 274,605 287,629 287,157 286,975 288,647 297,772 341,800
Female 140,881 155,128 162,887 170,607 171,431 172,830 172,278 178,479 203,819
Citizenship status
Citizen 373,855 411,812 435,385 456,020 456,326 457,610 458,831 473,818 542,916
Noncitizen 2,147 2,256 2,107 2,216 2,262 2,195 2,094 2,433 2,703
SSA administrative region
Boston 11,824 12,984 13,651 14,300 15,902 16,282 16,190 16,361 18,975
New York 33,691 35,414 35,721 38,223 37,451 37,052 35,235 36,321 40,593
Philadelphia 37,162 41,441 43,289 45,582 47,489 48,628 48,125 49,485 56,096
Atlanta 105,465 115,207 120,265 122,287 119,201 118,180 120,292 126,618 145,088
Chicago 70,370 77,096 82,158 84,100 83,524 83,619 81,965 80,956 92,024
Dallas 50,551 58,794 67,139 74,880 74,199 76,527 77,603 80,612 94,800
Kansas City 15,530 16,440 16,695 17,332 17,620 17,560 17,398 17,174 19,833
Denver 6,339 6,725 7,188 7,542 7,601 7,869 8,257 8,050 8,947
San Francisco 35,647 39,724 41,385 43,201 44,392 43,015 44,989 49,742 56,475
Seattle 9,276 10,130 9,925 10,721 11,134 11,009 10,787 10,885 12,739
Unknown 147 113 76 68 75 64 84 47 49
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 59. Applications for adults aged 18–64, by selected characteristics, 2001–2009
Characteristic 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total 1,324,057 1,490,731 1,608,391 1,771,003 1,850,002 1,923,288 1,945,464 2,030,774 2,285,852
Age
18–21 99,251 110,690 116,569 124,284 123,561 126,991 128,726 141,178 170,051
22–25 72,176 86,937 93,414 101,306 100,995 101,285 100,221 108,551 132,315
26–29 75,018 83,032 88,573 97,685 101,182 106,153 108,339 118,370 141,052
30–39 283,462 306,718 314,586 330,160 323,024 322,096 315,755 329,440 379,220
40–49 387,448 438,578 472,602 519,999 533,307 541,692 533,815 542,381 598,453
50–59 320,975 367,740 412,175 470,120 519,426 559,756 570,836 592,045 663,464
60–64 85,727 97,036 110,472 127,449 148,507 165,315 187,772 198,809 201,297
Sex
Men 644,606 732,740 793,711 869,693 911,021 946,356 968,070 1,026,132 1,176,133
Women 679,451 757,991 814,680 901,310 938,981 976,932 977,394 1,004,642 1,109,719
Citizenship status
Citizen 1,254,051 1,416,935 1,534,995 1,694,842 1,774,054 1,847,683 1,870,754 1,953,170 2,199,326
Noncitizen 70,006 73,796 73,396 76,161 75,948 75,605 74,710 77,604 86,526
SSA administrative region
Boston 50,967 55,580 64,098 70,315 84,732 89,743 90,794 92,883 104,362
New York 117,352 120,711 121,097 128,341 128,653 135,340 133,681 141,555 155,922
Philadelphia 124,290 140,586 154,770 170,232 179,519 188,425 193,004 201,323 222,686
Atlanta 344,111 381,188 396,605 426,469 442,705 456,661 465,054 494,647 572,336
Chicago 208,019 241,983 269,757 300,502 314,824 336,938 341,921 347,262 387,125
Dallas 172,406 203,521 227,721 256,360 259,523 263,222 260,301 269,794 311,466
Kansas City 64,749 71,632 75,766 84,259 85,892 88,517 88,390 88,711 102,177
Denver 29,760 33,584 35,896 43,112 44,970 45,813 45,649 46,784 54,751
San Francisco 163,422 188,348 206,089 226,244 238,936 245,983 256,798 277,235 295,963
Seattle 48,201 52,661 55,533 63,950 69,081 71,511 69,313 70,449 78,945
Unknown 780 937 1,059 1,219 1,167 1,135 559 131 119
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 60. Applications for adults aged 65 or older, by selected characteristics, 2001–2009
Characteristic 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total 161,064 180,029 178,856 188,857 236,489 265,477 296,615 320,516 311,607
Age
65–69 88,070 96,288 96,301 100,905 123,000 143,383 176,803 194,416 189,611
70–74 33,179 38,941 38,142 40,849 50,805 54,000 52,985 56,109 55,615
75 or older 39,815 44,800 44,413 47,103 62,684 68,094 66,827 69,991 66,381
Sex
Men 60,772 69,067 69,664 74,377 92,907 107,695 126,424 138,916 135,022
Women 100,292 110,962 109,192 114,480 143,582 157,782 170,191 181,600 176,585
Citizenship status
Citizen 110,164 117,383 119,793 126,554 161,489 192,123 223,117 247,209 234,979
Noncitizen 50,900 62,646 59,063 62,303 75,000 73,354 73,498 73,307 76,628
SSA administrative region
Boston 5,869 6,053 6,764 7,083 12,694 18,979 24,758 26,093 26,376
New York 23,917 26,697 24,676 26,164 46,708 44,841 37,453 41,762 39,605
Philadelphia 10,900 11,102 11,029 11,137 11,876 12,288 13,975 16,950 16,395
Atlanta 31,555 35,529 33,119 34,616 41,269 44,856 47,682 50,474 45,972
Chicago 12,097 12,414 12,855 13,932 17,491 23,408 37,270 39,693 36,567
Dallas 21,392 22,864 22,919 24,108 26,000 27,266 28,023 32,069 32,661
Kansas City 2,971 2,919 2,854 2,976 3,439 5,077 5,638 4,896 5,961
Denver 2,553 2,701 2,831 3,088 3,556 3,961 5,254 5,269 5,171
San Francisco 45,712 55,706 56,935 61,107 67,661 77,219 88,139 95,190 94,645
Seattle 4,086 4,037 4,867 4,641 5,780 7,569 8,408 8,110 8,247
Unknown 12 7 7 5 15 13 15 10 7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 61. All applications, by state or other area and age of applicant, 2009
State or area Total Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
All areas 3,143,078 545,619 17.4 2,285,852 72.7 311,607 9.9
Alabama 66,185 14,059 21.2 50,331 76.0 1,795 2.7
Alaska 5,697 599 10.5 4,376 76.8 722 12.7
Arizona 48,162 8,157 16.9 36,747 76.3 3,258 6.8
Arkansas 48,698 12,357 25.4 35,093 72.1 1,248 2.6
California 365,866 43,667 11.9 235,512 64.4 86,687 23.7
Colorado 33,188 4,136 12.5 26,442 79.7 2,610 7.9
Connecticut 32,244 4,108 12.7 21,491 66.7 6,645 20.6
Delaware 8,901 1,771 19.9 6,339 71.2 791 8.9
District of Columbia 8,519 1,532 18.0 6,639 77.9 348 4.1
Florida 219,531 42,771 19.5 150,991 68.8 25,769 11.7
Georgia 113,730 21,991 19.3 86,661 76.2 5,078 4.5
Hawaii 9,883 682 6.9 6,887 69.7 2,314 23.4
Idaho 13,331 2,168 16.3 10,739 80.6 424 3.2
Illinois 110,223 20,934 19.0 77,883 70.7 11,406 10.3
Indiana 65,342 12,435 19.0 50,244 76.9 2,663 4.1
Iowa 24,352 3,793 15.6 19,032 78.2 1,527 6.3
Kansas 23,605 3,942 16.7 18,357 77.8 1,306 5.5
Kentucky 67,895 11,685 17.2 53,755 79.2 2,455 3.6
Louisiana 71,385 16,804 23.5 50,355 70.5 4,226 5.9
Maine 16,264 1,614 9.9 12,620 77.6 2,030 12.5
Maryland 50,723 7,430 14.6 40,344 79.5 2,949 5.8
Massachusetts 70,326 9,483 13.5 47,420 67.4 13,423 19.1
Michigan 111,683 20,059 18.0 86,363 77.3 5,261 4.7
Minnesota 34,767 5,851 16.8 26,386 75.9 2,530 7.3
Mississippi 56,051 12,420 22.2 41,857 74.7 1,774 3.2
Missouri 66,052 10,039 15.2 54,264 82.2 1,749 2.6
Montana 8,276 994 12.0 6,907 83.5 375 4.5
Nebraska 13,962 2,059 14.7 10,524 75.4 1,379 9.9
Nevada 22,832 3,855 16.9 16,655 72.9 2,322 10.2
New Hampshire 9,970 1,095 11.0 8,309 83.3 566 5.7
New Jersey 56,927 10,898 19.1 38,502 67.6 7,527 13.2
New Mexico 22,119 3,629 16.4 17,048 77.1 1,442 6.5
New York 179,193 29,695 16.6 117,420 65.5 32,078 17.9
North Carolina 103,512 18,760 18.1 80,310 77.6 4,442 4.3
North Dakota 4,336 540 12.5 3,161 72.9 635 14.6
Ohio 144,299 23,710 16.4 109,259 75.7 11,330 7.9
Oklahoma 42,859 7,366 17.2 33,952 79.2 1,541 3.6
Oregon 30,261 3,460 11.4 24,758 81.8 2,043 6.8
Pennsylvania 138,591 30,387 21.9 101,489 73.2 6,715 4.8
Rhode Island 14,436 2,014 14.0 9,668 67.0 2,754 19.1
South Carolina 55,834 10,796 19.3 42,791 76.6 2,247 4.0
South Dakota 6,251 903 14.4 4,710 75.3 638 10.2
Tennessee 80,658 12,606 15.6 65,640 81.4 2,412 3.0
Texas 253,866 54,644 21.5 175,018 68.9 24,204 9.5
Utah 13,293 2,015 15.2 10,455 78.7 823 6.2
Vermont 6,473 661 10.2 4,854 75.0 958 14.8
Virginia 60,240 11,298 18.8 44,679 74.2 4,263 7.1
Washington 50,642 6,512 12.9 39,072 77.2 5,058 10.0
West Virginia 28,203 3,678 13.0 23,196 82.2 1,329 4.7
Wisconsin 49,402 9,035 18.3 36,990 74.9 3,377 6.8
Wyoming 3,525 359 10.2 3,076 87.3 90 2.6
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 340 114 33.5 162 47.6 64 18.8
Unknown 175 49 28.0 119 68.0 7 4.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 62. All applicants, by year of first application and age, 1973–2009
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Total 45,793,496 7,775,042 17.0 29,808,385 65.1 8,210,069 17.9
State conversions a 3,402,447 3,939 0.1 1,419,029 41.7 1,979,479 58.2
Federal applications b
1973 279,923 4,921 1.8 81,976 29.3 193,026 69.0
1974 2,007,786 122,958 6.1 1,064,223 53.0 820,605 40.9
1975 1,303,896 93,684 7.2 859,790 65.9 350,422 26.9
1976 971,621 75,158 7.7 686,086 70.6 210,377 21.7
1977 943,084 81,750 8.7 661,112 70.1 200,222 21.2
1978 899,731 84,845 9.4 629,784 70.0 185,102 20.6
1979 912,850 89,054 9.8 637,521 69.8 186,275 20.4
1980 936,442 93,059 9.9 652,690 69.7 190,693 20.4
1981 721,999 74,306 10.3 529,231 73.3 118,462 16.4
1982 604,008 72,480 12.0 448,905 74.3 82,623 13.7
1983 645,244 78,616 12.2 467,151 72.4 99,477 15.4
1984 736,509 81,634 11.1 486,922 66.1 167,953 22.8
1985 857,757 91,242 10.6 628,241 73.2 138,274 16.1
1986 933,045 97,656 10.5 689,437 73.9 145,952 15.6
1987 892,945 98,174 11.0 653,728 73.2 141,043 15.8
1988 839,066 96,325 11.5 608,131 72.5 134,610 16.0
1989 852,453 98,931 11.6 605,939 71.1 147,583 17.3
1990 978,993 129,266 13.2 695,281 71.0 154,446 15.8
1991 1,198,677 208,822 17.4 835,058 69.7 154,797 12.9
1992 1,451,391 336,632 23.2 955,060 65.8 159,699 11.0
1993 1,624,332 440,585 27.1 1,030,912 63.5 152,835 9.4
1994 1,571,525 459,531 29.2 982,275 62.5 129,719 8.3
1995 1,381,111 406,498 29.4 860,162 62.3 114,451 8.3
1996 1,246,066 361,211 29.0 780,058 62.6 104,797 8.4
1997 981,841 256,888 26.2 644,982 65.7 79,971 8.1
1998 984,062 251,074 25.5 640,585 65.1 92,403 9.4
1999 996,186 256,120 25.7 641,973 64.4 98,093 9.8
2000 1,038,677 259,137 24.9 680,397 65.5 99,143 9.5
2001 1,127,672 272,977 24.2 753,650 66.8 101,045 9.0
2002 1,278,653 302,682 23.7 862,899 67.5 113,072 8.8
2003 1,367,391 320,201 23.4 938,352 68.6 108,838 8.0
2004 1,489,330 336,735 22.6 1,038,077 69.7 114,518 7.7
2005 1,559,272 335,539 21.5 1,079,252 69.2 144,481 9.3
2006 1,611,484 333,436 20.7 1,107,658 68.7 170,390 10.6
2007 1,635,005 333,377 20.4 1,100,954 67.3 200,674 12.3
2008 1,683,238 343,118 20.4 1,123,307 66.7 216,813 12.9
2009 1,847,784 392,481 21.2 1,247,597 67.5 207,706 11.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
b. Includes applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Omits reapplications filed as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. Those reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.