The Canadian Safety Net for the Elderly

by Michael Wiseman and Martynas Yčas
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68 No. 2, 2008
Table equivalent for Chart 1. Monthly state Supplemental Security Income supplements for elderly individuals and couples, 2004
States, ordered by
individual supplement
Individual
supplement
(Net supplement,
dollars)
Couple
supplement
(net supplement,
dollars)
Cumulative SSI
recipients
(percent)
All others 0 0 44.66
Utah 0 3.22 44.85
Oregon 1.19 0 45.48
Wyoming 7.90 17.58 45.53
Maine 8.00 10.50 45.80
Nebraska 10.00 7.70 46.00
Michigan 12.00 19.60 47.83
South Dakota 13.00 10.50 47.99
Virginia 23.90 13.93 49.80
New Hampshire 25.00 28.70 49.89
Pennsylvania 25.40 30.59 53.10
New Jersey 29.25 17.75 55.64
Nevada 34.40 52.12 56.08
Colorado 35.00 301.60 56.76
Oklahoma 38.00 70.00 57.58
Idaho 40.00 14.00 57.73
Vermont 40.04 69.22 57.86
Rhode Island 45.35 75.95 58.23
Minnesota 69.00 77.70 59.04
Wisconsin 71.78 96.65 59.85
New York 75.00 72.80 71.09
Massachusetts 116.82 156.32 73.50
Connecticut 171.00 204.60 74.13
California 214.00 507.60 99.85
Alaska 350.00 482.60 100.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration (2005b).