SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2012

 

Federal Benefit Rates, Total Annual Payments, and Total Recipients

Table 1. Monthly federal SSI benefit rates, 1974–2013 (in dollars)
Starting date Individual Couple Medicaid facility Essential person increment
Own household Another's household Own household Another's household
January 1974 140.00 93.34 210.00 140.00 25.00 70.00
July 1974 146.00 97.34 219.00 146.00 25.00 73.00
July 1975 157.70 105.14 236.60 157.74 25.00 78.90
July 1976 167.80 111.87 251.80 167.87 25.00 84.00
July 1977 177.80 118.54 266.70 177.80 25.00 89.00
July 1978 189.40 126.27 284.10 189.40 25.00 94.80
July 1979 208.20 138.80 312.30 208.20 25.00 104.20
July 1980 238.00 158.67 357.00 238.00 25.00 119.20
July 1981 264.70 176.47 397.00 264.67 25.00 132.60
July 1982 284.30 189.54 426.40 284.27 25.00 142.50
July 1983 304.30 202.87 456.40 304.27 25.00 152.50
January 1984 314.00 209.34 472.00 314.67 25.00 157.00
January 1985 325.00 216.67 488.00 325.34 25.00 163.00
January 1986 336.00 224.00 504.00 336.00 25.00 168.00
January 1987 340.00 226.67 510.00 340.00 25.00 170.00
January 1988 354.00 236.00 532.00 354.67 25.00 177.00
January 1989 368.00 245.34 553.00 368.67 30.00 184.00
January 1990 386.00 257.34 579.00 386.00 30.00 193.00
January 1991 407.00 271.34 610.00 406.67 30.00 204.00
January 1992 422.00 281.34 633.00 422.00 30.00 211.00
January 1993 434.00 289.34 652.00 434.67 30.00 217.00
January 1994 446.00 297.34 669.00 446.00 30.00 223.00
January 1995 458.00 305.34 687.00 458.00 30.00 229.00
January 1996 470.00 313.34 705.00 470.00 30.00 235.00
January 1997 484.00 322.67 726.00 484.00 30.00 242.00
January 1998 494.00 329.34 741.00 494.00 30.00 247.00
January 1999 500.00 333.34 751.00 500.67 30.00 250.00
January 2000 a 513.00 342.00 769.00 512.67 30.00 257.00
January 2001 a 531.00 354.00 796.00 530.67 30.00 266.00
January 2002 545.00 363.34 817.00 544.67 30.00 273.00
January 2003 552.00 368.00 829.00 552.67 30.00 277.00
January 2004 564.00 376.00 846.00 564.00 30.00 282.00
January 2005 579.00 386.00 869.00 579.34 30.00 290.00
January 2006 603.00 402.00 904.00 602.67 30.00 302.00
January 2007 623.00 415.34 934.00 622.67 30.00 312.00
January 2008 637.00 424.67 956.00 637.34 30.00 319.00
January 2009 674.00 449.34 1,011.00 674.00 30.00 338.00
January 2010 674.00 449.34 1,011.00 674.00 30.00 338.00
January 2011 674.00 449.34 1,011.00 674.00 30.00 338.00
January 2012 698.00 465.34 1,048.00 698.67 30.00 350.00
January 2013 710.00 473.34 1,066.00 710.67 30.00 356.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Actuary.
a. Data reflect the correction of an error in the Consumer Price Index.
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Table 2. Total payments, by eligibility category and source of payment, selected years 1974–2012 (in thousands of dollars)
Year Total Federal SSI Federally administered state supplementation
  All recipients
1974 5,096,813 3,833,161 1,263,652
1975 5,716,072 4,313,538 1,402,534
1980 7,714,640 5,866,354 1,848,286
1985 10,749,938 8,777,341 1,972,597
1990 16,132,959 12,893,805 3,239,154
1995 27,037,280 23,919,430 3,117,850
1996 28,252,474 25,264,878 2,987,596
1997 28,370,568 25,457,387 2,913,181
1998 29,408,208 26,404,793 3,003,415
1999 30,106,132 26,805,156 3,300,976
2000 30,671,699 27,290,248 3,381,451
2001 32,165,856 28,705,503 3,460,353
2002 33,718,999 29,898,765 3,820,234
2003 34,693,278 30,688,029 4,005,249
2004 36,065,358 31,886,509 4,178,849
2005 37,235,843 33,058,056 4,177,787
2006 38,888,961 34,736,088 4,152,873
2007 41,204,645 36,884,066 4,320,579
2008 43,040,481 38,655,780 4,384,701
2009 46,592,308 42,628,709 3,963,606
2010 48,194,514 44,605,122 3,589,392
2011 49,520,299 45,999,647 3,520,652
2012 52,074,525 48,769,579 3,304,947
  Aged
1974 2,414,034 1,782,742 631,292
1975 2,516,515 1,842,980 673,535
1980 2,617,023 1,860,194 756,829
1985 2,896,671 2,202,557 694,114
1990 3,559,388 2,521,382 1,038,006
1995 4,239,222 3,374,772 864,450
1996 4,282,498 3,449,407 833,091
1997 4,303,529 3,479,948 823,581
1998 4,166,231 3,327,856 838,375
1999 4,445,687 3,524,355 921,332
2000 4,540,046 3,597,516 942,530
2001 4,664,076 3,708,527 955,549
2002 4,802,792 3,751,491 1,051,301
2003 4,856,875 3,758,070 1,098,805
2004 4,907,225 3,773,901 1,133,324
2005 4,964,627 3,836,625 1,128,002
2006 5,115,911 3,953,106 1,162,804
2007 5,301,277 4,113,424 1,187,853
2008 5,378,921 4,180,786 1,198,135
2009 5,569,078 4,499,045 1,070,033
2010 5,453,906 4,529,485 924,422
2011 5,430,932 4,535,873 895,059
2012 5,485,775 4,658,671 827,103
  Blind
1974 125,791 91,308 34,483
1975 127,240 92,427 34,813
1980 185,827 131,506 54,321
1985 259,840 195,183 64,657
1990 328,949 238,415 90,534
1995 367,441 298,238 69,203
1996 364,791 298,897 65,894
1997 367,845 302,656 65,189
1998 358,187 291,050 67,137
1999 382,323 309,295 73,028
2000 385,926 312,238 73,688
2001 398,624 323,895 74,729
2002 416,454 335,405 81,049
2003 409,293 325,878 83,415
2004 412,810 327,446 85,364
2005 414,147 330,591 83,556
2006 409,287 326,230 83,057
2007 418,835 336,789 82,046
2008 416,017 335,179 80,838
2009 426,533 354,817 71,716
2010 423,215 359,096 64,119
2011 421,994 360,789 61,205
2012 426,507 373,912 52,595
  Disabled
1974 2,556,988 1,959,112 597,876
1975 3,072,317 2,378,131 694,186
1980 4,911,792 3,874,655 1,037,137
1985 7,593,427 6,379,601 1,213,826
1990 12,244,622 10,134,007 2,110,615
1995 22,430,612 20,246,415 2,184,197
1996 23,605,189 21,516,579 2,088,610
1997 23,709,831 21,685,421 2,024,410
1998 24,883,782 22,785,879 2,097,903
1999 25,278,121 22,971,506 2,306,615
2000 25,745,710 23,380,477 2,365,233
2001 27,125,707 24,695,630 2,430,077
2002 28,531,939 25,844,055 2,687,884
2003 29,453,803 26,630,775 2,823,028
2004 30,745,406 27,785,246 2,960,160
2005 31,857,069 28,890,840 2,966,229
2006 33,363,762 30,456,751 2,907,011
2007 35,484,533 32,433,853 3,050,680
2008 37,245,543 34,139,814 3,105,728
2009 40,596,703 37,774,847 2,821,857
2010 42,317,393 39,716,541 2,600,852
2011 43,667,372 41,102,985 2,564,388
2012 46,162,243 43,736,995 2,425,248
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Financial Policy and Operations.
NOTE: Totals for "Aged," "Blind," and "Disabled" are derived. The derivation creates slight discrepancies between the sum of the group totals and the "All recipients" total.
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Table 3. Total recipients, by age and source of payment, 2003–2012
Year Total Federal SSI Federally administered state supplementation
  All ages
2003 7,359,510 7,028,753 3,063,693
2004 7,865,262 7,569,066 2,791,378
2005 7,983,672 7,685,852 2,511,220
2006 8,075,335 7,774,794 2,520,614
2007 8,207,780 7,904,966 2,549,103
2008 8,407,821 8,102,727 2,598,096
2009 8,648,819 8,352,851 2,640,286
2010 9,176,526 8,898,268 2,678,722
2011 9,306,902 9,031,490 2,701,965
2012 9,179,222 8,928,794 2,643,997
  Under age 18
2003 1,014,331 1,007,672 343,024
2004 1,095,705 1,093,835 293,160
2005 1,132,751 1,131,056 242,891
2006 1,161,137 1,159,587 243,159
2007 1,192,127 1,190,524 246,571
2008 1,233,315 1,231,731 254,836
2009 1,283,222 1,281,960 264,543
2010 1,360,159 1,358,775 273,160
2011 1,396,189 1,394,779 277,676
2012 1,399,975 1,398,876 276,138
  Aged 18–64
2003 4,249,282 4,085,612 1,693,964
2004 4,576,320 4,436,459 1,495,703
2005 4,654,089 4,513,340 1,312,884
2006 4,712,198 4,569,868 1,310,485
2007 4,804,898 4,662,140 1,323,451
2008 4,947,475 4,803,468 1,349,414
2009 5,123,603 4,983,145 1,372,075
2010 5,528,248 5,392,520 1,401,291
2011 5,606,571 5,472,203 1,414,695
2012 5,497,414 5,374,759 1,372,466
  Aged 65 or older
2003 2,095,897 1,935,469 1,026,705
2004 2,193,237 2,038,772 1,002,515
2005 2,196,832 2,041,456 955,445
2006 2,202,000 2,045,339 966,970
2007 2,210,755 2,052,302 979,081
2008 2,227,031 2,067,528 993,846
2009 2,241,994 2,087,746 1,003,668
2010 2,288,119 2,146,973 1,004,271
2011 2,304,142 2,164,508 1,009,594
2012 2,281,833 2,155,159 995,393
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Includes all recipients who received at least one payment during the year.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.