SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2008

 

Federally Administered Payments

Table 4. Recipients, by age, December 1974–2008
Year Total Under age 18 Aged 18–64 Aged 65 or older
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
1974 3,996,064 70,900 1.8 1,503,155 37.6 2,422,009 60.6
1975 4,314,275 107,026 2.5 1,699,394 39.4 2,507,855 58.1
1976 4,235,939 125,412 3.0 1,713,594 40.5 2,396,933 56.6
1977 4,237,692 147,355 3.5 1,736,879 41.0 2,353,458 55.5
1978 4,216,925 165,899 3.9 1,747,126 41.4 2,303,900 54.6
1979 4,149,575 177,306 4.3 1,726,553 41.6 2,245,716 54.1
1980 4,142,017 190,394 4.6 1,730,847 41.8 2,220,776 53.6
1981 4,018,875 194,890 4.8 1,702,895 42.4 2,121,090 52.8
1982 3,857,590 191,570 5.0 1,655,279 42.9 2,010,741 52.1
1983 3,901,497 198,323 5.1 1,699,774 43.6 2,003,400 51.3
1984 4,029,333 211,587 5.3 1,780,459 44.2 2,037,287 50.6
1985 4,138,021 227,384 5.5 1,879,168 45.4 2,031,469 49.1
1986 4,269,184 241,198 5.6 2,010,458 47.1 2,017,528 47.3
1987 4,384,999 250,902 5.7 2,118,710 48.3 2,015,387 46.0
1988 4,463,869 255,135 5.7 2,202,714 49.3 2,006,020 44.9
1989 4,593,059 264,890 5.8 2,301,926 50.1 2,026,243 44.1
1990 4,817,127 308,589 6.4 2,449,897 50.9 2,058,641 42.7
1991 5,118,470 397,162 7.8 2,641,524 51.6 2,079,784 40.6
1992 5,566,189 556,470 10.0 2,910,016 52.3 2,099,703 37.7
1993 5,984,330 722,678 12.1 3,148,413 52.6 2,113,239 35.3
1994 6,295,786 841,474 13.4 3,335,255 53.0 2,119,057 33.7
1995 6,514,134 917,048 14.1 3,482,256 53.5 2,114,830 32.5
1996 6,613,718 955,174 14.4 3,568,393 54.0 2,090,151 31.6
1997 6,494,985 879,828 13.5 3,561,625 54.8 2,053,532 31.6
1998 6,566,069 887,066 13.5 3,646,020 55.5 2,032,983 31.0
1999 6,556,634 847,063 12.9 3,690,970 56.3 2,018,601 30.8
2000 6,601,686 846,784 12.8 3,744,022 56.7 2,010,880 30.5
2001 6,688,489 881,836 13.2 3,811,494 57.0 1,995,159 29.8
2002 6,787,857 914,821 13.5 3,877,752 57.1 1,995,284 29.4
2003 6,902,364 959,379 13.9 3,953,248 57.3 1,989,737 28.8
2004 6,987,845 993,127 14.2 4,017,108 57.5 1,977,610 28.3
2005 7,113,879 1,036,498 14.6 4,082,870 57.4 1,994,511 28.0
2006 7,235,583 1,078,977 14.9 4,152,130 57.4 2,004,476 27.7
2007 7,359,525 1,121,017 15.2 4,221,920 57.4 2,016,588 27.4
2008 7,520,501 1,153,844 15.3 4,333,096 57.6 2,033,561 27.0
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 5. By type of payment, sex, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
Type of payment and sex Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number
All payments 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
Male 3,330,178 393,716 32,251 2,904,211 759,112 1,927,408 643,658
Female 4,190,323 809,540 38,074 3,342,709 394,732 2,405,688 1,389,903
Federal SSI 7,219,012 1,100,188 65,330 6,053,494 1,151,294 4,183,199 1,884,519
Male 3,193,234 353,694 29,774 2,809,766 757,410 1,849,554 586,270
Female 4,025,778 746,494 35,556 3,243,728 393,884 2,333,645 1,298,249
State supplementation 2,343,599 600,909 29,535 1,713,155 233,008 1,197,974 912,617
Male 1,023,714 215,139 13,547 795,028 154,134 554,443 315,137
Female 1,319,885 385,770 15,988 918,127 78,874 643,531 597,480
Total payments (thousands of dollars)
All payments 3,880,433 475,880 36,381 3,368,172 684,552 2,386,554 809,328
Male 1,774,640 157,839 16,613 1,600,189 451,188 1,067,956 255,497
Female 2,105,793 318,041 19,769 1,767,983 233,365 1,318,598 553,830
Federal SSI 3,497,759 371,512 29,440 3,096,807 665,678 2,181,608 650,473
Male 1,603,700 118,173 13,424 1,472,102 438,798 967,923 196,978
Female 1,894,059 253,339 16,016 1,624,705 226,879 1,213,685 453,495
State supplementation 382,674 104,368 6,941 271,365 18,875 204,946 158,854
Male 170,941 39,666 3,188 128,087 12,389 100,032 58,519
Female 211,733 64,702 3,753 143,278 6,485 104,913 100,335
Average monthly payment a (dollars)
All payments 477.79 393.46 507.66 493.70 561.25 493.95 396.02
Male 490.15 398.49 502.86 502.45 562.05 493.74 394.47
Female 468.00 391.02 511.73 486.13 559.71 494.12 396.74
Federal SSI 447.00 336.03 442.42 467.24 547.14 466.05 343.60
Male 460.21 332.05 440.80 476.59 547.99 464.28 333.91
Female 436.54 337.92 443.77 459.16 545.52 467.44 347.97
State supplementation 156.23 172.29 229.60 149.33 76.08 159.29 172.68
Male 158.81 182.93 228.51 151.09 75.48 167.63 184.13
Female 154.23 166.36 230.52 147.80 77.27 152.13 166.65
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Averages are not obtained simply by dividing the total dollars by the number of recipients. Averages exclude payments made in the current month for prior-month eligibility, such as back pay for new awards, so that large retroactive payments do not distort the averages.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov
Table 6. Recipients, by selected characteristics, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
Characteristic Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number
All recipients 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
Sex
Male 3,330,178 393,716 32,251 2,904,211 759,112 1,927,408 643,658
Female 4,190,323 809,540 38,074 3,342,709 394,732 2,405,688 1,389,903
Living arrangement
Own household 6,024,433 1,077,822 59,490 4,887,121 144,917 4,015,305 1,864,211
Another's household 387,017 106,545 4,339 276,133 48,788 216,966 121,263
Parent's household 966,673 . . . 4,890 961,783 943,730 22,943 . . .
Medicaid institution 135,683 18,162 1,583 115,938 16,071 72,416 47,196
Unknown 6,695 727 23 5,945 338 5,466 891
Average monthly payment (dollars)
All recipients 477.79 393.46 507.66 493.70 561.25 493.95 396.02
Sex
Male 490.15 398.49 502.86 502.45 562.05 493.74 394.47
Female 468.00 391.02 511.73 486.13 559.71 494.12 396.74
Living arrangement
Own household 475.95 395.03 512.32 493.37 616.89 505.12 402.31
Another's household 427.11 432.30 496.53 423.99 417.02 427.77 430.02
Parent's household 569.16 . . . 609.72 568.95 569.01 575.34 . . .
Medicaid institution 34.46 37.50 36.74 33.99 36.74 33.41 35.33
Unknown 504.82 552.62 . . . 474.85 473.44 479.71 542.97
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov
Table 7. Recipients, by type of representative payee, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
Type of payee Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All recipients 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
Without payee 4,716,028 1,159,730 51,035 3,505,263 1,000 2,843,211 1,871,817
With payee 2,804,473 43,526 19,290 2,741,657 1,152,844 1,489,885 161,744
Natural or adoptive parents 1,642,429 379 11,480 1,630,570 944,112 696,192 2,125
Spouse 56,219 1,909 205 54,105 32 46,847 9,340
Natural, adoptive, or stepchild 99,565 18,784 649 80,132 451 50,137 48,977
Grandparent 110,055 30 634 109,391 76,288 33,709 58
Other relative 377,489 10,384 2,383 364,722 85,035 248,971 43,483
Nonmental institution 131,887 6,030 1,304 124,553 6,303 99,751 25,833
Mental institution 76,368 1,009 661 74,698 2,359 67,316 6,693
Financial organization 5,279 44 29 5,206 200 4,797 282
Social agency 130,401 2,058 1,046 127,297 18,375 101,392 10,634
Public official 15,314 505 73 14,736 1,339 11,715 2,260
Other 159,467 2,394 826 156,247 18,350 129,058 12,059
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov
Table 8. Recipients, by type of income, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
Type of income Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All recipients a 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
No other income 4,192,972 428,740 37,257 3,726,975 854,550 2,579,451 758,971
Earned income 272,538 17,728 3,857 250,953 2,798 241,897 27,843
Unearned income
Social Security benefits 2,612,560 685,811 26,293 1,900,456 83,236 1,375,160 1,154,164
Veterans' benefits 52,502 20,782 385 31,335 1,055 18,687 32,760
Income based on need 22,735 414 68 22,253 14,812 7,483 440
Workers' compensation 4,742 399 9 4,334 13 3,742 987
Support from absent parents 152,503 1 789 151,713 147,913 4,589 1
Pensions 60,054 39,905 343 19,806 34 12,161 47,859
Support and maintenance 330,786 90,811 2,470 237,505 56,189 161,794 112,803
Asset income b 162,466 57,852 2,163 102,451 7,178 72,480 82,808
Other c 80,124 12,641 702 66,781 3,767 58,026 18,331
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of unearned income or both earned and unearned income.
b. Includes income received as rent, interest, dividends, and royalties.
c. Does not include income deemed from a spouse or parent.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov
Table 9. Recipients, by receipt of Social Security, type of income, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
Type of income Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number
All recipients 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
With Social Security
No other income 2,247,951 551,419 22,788 1,673,744 71,805 1,204,219 971,927
Earned income only 100,045 10,176 1,311 88,558 254 83,391 16,400
Unearned income only a 255,610 122,703 2,070 130,837 11,134 80,870 163,606
Both earned and unearned income a 8,954 1,513 124 7,317 43 6,680 2,231
Without Social Security
No other income 4,192,972 428,740 37,257 3,726,975 854,550 2,579,451 758,971
Earned income only 148,448 4,929 2,211 141,308 1,875 138,793 7,780
Unearned income only a 551,430 82,666 4,353 464,411 213,557 226,659 111,214
Both earned and unearned income a 15,091 1,110 211 13,770 626 13,033 1,432
Average monthly payment (dollars)
All recipients 477.79 393.46 507.66 493.70 561.25 493.95 396.02
With Social Security
No other income 238.14 233.83 271.58 239.10 424.33 230.39 234.02
Earned income only 236.87 224.75 258.73 237.98 352.62 238.24 228.43
Unearned income only a 209.27 191.68 237.98 226.03 372.66 223.79 191.65
Both earned and unearned income a 222.92 200.11 252.30 227.33 283.10 227.21 209.58
Without Social Security
No other income 623.32 632.35 669.44 621.83 593.70 631.14 630.20
Earned income only 496.84 449.84 511.74 498.24 495.09 498.39 469.50
Unearned income only a 514.90 552.17 575.89 507.71 488.28 521.15 553.36
Both earned and unearned income a 435.47 372.69 467.63 440.09 401.43 442.30 388.39
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes recipients with in-kind unearned income.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov
Table 10. Recipients, by state or other area, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
State or area Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
Alabama 166,743 14,408 872 151,463 29,280 105,725 31,738
Alaska 11,614 2,014 100 9,500 1,188 7,370 3,056
Arizona 103,065 13,792 825 88,448 19,023 59,357 24,685
Arkansas 99,072 7,834 715 90,523 22,914 59,158 17,000
California 1,271,916 371,137 20,543 880,236 105,820 612,755 553,341
Colorado 59,891 8,840 479 50,572 7,706 37,560 14,625
Connecticut 55,376 6,638 439 48,299 7,336 35,033 13,007
Delaware 14,797 1,260 97 13,440 3,486 8,822 2,489
District of Columbia 22,827 1,920 135 20,772 4,488 14,151 4,188
Florida 444,840 102,861 2,617 339,362 84,349 211,710 148,781
Georgia 212,803 25,471 1,875 185,457 37,511 125,301 49,991
Hawaii 23,610 6,221 182 17,207 1,606 13,495 8,509
Idaho 24,655 1,835 190 22,630 4,728 16,430 3,497
Illinois 265,628 30,539 2,320 232,769 45,149 161,242 59,237
Indiana 108,094 5,619 861 101,614 23,620 71,932 12,542
Iowa 45,434 3,394 715 41,325 7,684 30,823 6,927
Kansas 41,903 3,153 337 38,413 7,879 27,512 6,512
Kentucky 186,809 12,104 1,272 173,433 29,715 124,211 32,883
Louisiana 165,454 15,480 1,513 148,461 32,711 99,407 33,336
Maine 33,915 2,142 217 31,556 3,736 24,912 5,267
Maryland 100,726 15,157 585 84,984 16,163 59,664 24,899
Massachusetts 182,455 45,825 3,651 132,979 20,972 112,166 49,317
Michigan 232,581 16,309 1,593 214,679 39,095 156,207 37,279
Minnesota 80,673 10,354 722 69,597 12,297 50,591 17,785
Mississippi 122,455 12,388 916 109,151 22,946 72,069 27,440
Missouri 124,449 8,509 916 115,024 21,293 83,822 19,334
Montana 16,033 1,074 120 14,839 2,260 11,215 2,558
Nebraska 23,727 2,000 233 21,494 3,781 16,002 3,944
Nevada 36,679 9,375 657 26,647 6,817 19,930 9,932
New Hampshire 15,811 871 156 14,784 2,213 11,687 1,911
New Jersey 159,751 34,010 897 124,844 23,824 83,327 52,600
New Mexico 57,605 8,322 458 48,825 8,515 33,172 15,918
New York 658,265 134,147 2,901 521,217 77,436 347,026 233,803
North Carolina 208,409 22,315 1,702 184,392 40,565 122,169 45,675
North Dakota 8,032 853 67 7,112 1,044 5,312 1,676
Ohio 265,273 14,993 1,735 248,545 45,911 181,397 37,965
Oklahoma 87,829 7,059 712 80,058 16,194 56,758 14,877
Oregon 66,354 8,142 625 57,587 8,891 43,430 14,033
Pennsylvania 339,697 27,029 2,048 310,620 66,304 212,426 60,967
Rhode Island 31,548 3,787 171 27,590 4,172 20,088 7,288
South Carolina 107,142 10,590 1,265 95,287 19,630 64,320 23,192
South Dakota 13,083 1,531 94 11,458 2,199 7,874 3,010
Tennessee 165,151 14,559 1,480 149,112 23,859 107,950 33,342
Texas 566,281 107,215 6,563 452,503 112,875 288,596 164,810
Utah 25,443 2,392 236 22,815 4,803 16,383 4,257
Vermont 14,353 1,045 76 13,232 1,783 10,102 2,468
Virginia 141,822 19,628 1,140 121,054 23,222 84,215 34,385
Washington 124,974 15,411 872 108,691 16,063 80,232 28,679
West Virginia 79,688 3,566 535 75,587 9,233 58,631 11,824
Wisconsin 99,014 7,643 848 90,523 18,475 64,754 15,785
Wyoming 5,903 369 37 5,497 810 4,261 832
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 849 126 10 713 270 414 165
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov
Table 11. Average monthly payment, by state or other area, eligibility category, and age, December 2008 (in dollars)
State or area Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 477.79 393.46 507.66 493.70 561.25 493.95 396.02
Alabama 429.56 201.15 405.33 451.39 554.62 449.23 248.15
Alaska 435.18 301.18 426.19 463.76 503.52 470.37 324.81
Arizona 457.63 332.83 443.94 477.22 550.76 474.47 345.31
Arkansas 426.78 183.55 396.20 448.09 555.28 435.64 222.61
California 597.16 533.12 659.25 622.68 666.03 633.46 543.81
Colorado 433.23 346.59 441.29 448.33 520.05 451.74 340.15
Connecticut 453.79 364.51 454.24 466.06 545.63 467.51 365.25
Delaware 449.83 298.67 440.25 464.06 530.64 456.84 311.48
District of Columbia 492.92 311.01 451.12 509.93 557.07 515.61 346.86
Florida 443.85 361.66 429.26 468.90 543.73 460.42 363.54
Georgia 429.02 253.24 433.63 453.10 545.19 455.89 274.27
Hawaii 493.51 406.13 505.87 525.05 531.48 532.48 424.85
Idaho 436.99 246.52 436.41 452.53 533.21 444.43 272.56
Illinois 475.18 378.39 466.62 487.97 559.06 486.24 381.25
Indiana 452.92 264.14 418.28 463.65 549.29 450.56 284.71
Iowa 424.21 245.79 412.73 439.10 525.71 433.98 268.92
Kansas 436.37 284.21 438.18 448.90 532.85 441.71 297.72
Kentucky 446.04 214.49 433.12 462.23 561.32 465.27 269.03
Louisiana 444.87 222.85 418.28 468.26 561.76 466.56 264.96
Maine 418.31 205.27 432.50 432.64 530.81 438.41 243.74
Maryland 463.05 363.76 434.88 480.97 534.36 485.18 363.78
Massachusetts 489.56 424.32 523.71 511.19 586.66 501.24 421.71
Michigan 475.19 339.83 457.29 485.60 564.60 482.99 348.81
Minnesota 456.78 381.69 462.49 467.93 537.04 460.67 390.38
Mississippi 423.79 190.64 391.93 450.49 556.22 450.05 243.76
Missouri 437.73 259.99 424.08 451.00 553.46 444.85 279.46
Montana 427.18 220.04 436.97 442.23 543.41 443.35 254.75
Nebraska 418.68 257.55 449.80 433.32 527.55 427.77 277.22
Nevada 449.98 356.81 502.79 481.46 535.80 467.86 354.68
New Hampshire 429.66 294.17 432.20 437.63 509.81 437.18 290.47
New Jersey 461.47 395.78 431.41 479.51 547.75 478.25 395.64
New Mexico 431.81 275.49 437.98 458.43 555.02 462.67 302.04
New York 507.15 414.70 483.78 531.03 577.01 538.35 437.63
North Carolina 417.16 219.21 410.27 441.20 536.26 436.89 258.31
North Dakota 388.48 242.47 377.60 406.08 495.25 407.90 261.20
Ohio 468.95 312.59 429.99 478.69 560.53 475.56 326.92
Oklahoma 440.00 238.43 428.67 457.87 545.89 455.83 264.24
Oregon 448.80 333.65 455.71 465.04 541.42 465.47 338.75
Pennsylvania 477.64 321.60 440.65 491.41 549.18 490.85 353.71
Rhode Island 480.34 348.55 433.44 498.67 605.60 494.60 368.87
South Carolina 421.79 217.13 412.67 444.72 538.75 444.51 260.17
South Dakota 404.63 235.56 444.88 426.71 512.06 425.83 270.16
Tennessee 429.99 216.97 448.78 450.63 547.47 455.43 263.63
Texas 420.75 281.58 439.36 453.49 543.33 447.66 289.68
Utah 438.39 363.71 428.74 446.37 493.57 443.64 356.50
Vermont 437.84 231.26 463.61 454.09 582.43 453.68 269.43
Virginia 431.44 318.58 427.58 449.77 530.49 449.47 320.34
Washington 474.63 413.46 460.12 483.43 544.00 483.60 410.87
West Virginia 453.22 206.88 438.77 464.95 550.43 472.86 280.31
Wisconsin 445.19 278.27 440.49 459.39 546.78 450.26 305.64
Wyoming 417.42 206.80 394.94 431.80 519.51 433.19 237.30
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 525.70 352.35 481.30 556.36 608.45 529.47 378.72
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 12. Recipients and their average income, by type of income and marital status, December 2008
Type of income All recipients a Eligible individual with
no spouse
Eligible individual with eligible spouse Eligible individual with ineligible spouse
Individual Spouse Individual Spouse
Number Average
income
(dollars)
Number Average
income
(dollars)
Number Average
income
(dollars)
Number Average
income
(dollars)
Number Average
income
(dollars)
Number Average
income
(dollars)
Total b 7,520,501 . . . 6,646,211 . . . 281,935 . . . 281,935 . . . 310,420 . . . 310,420 . . .
No other income 4,197,968 . . . 3,724,745 . . . 142,195 . . . 148,213 . . . 182,815 . . . 140,208 . . .
With income 3,322,533 459 2,921,466 461 139,740 457 133,722 400 127,605 481 170,212 947
Earned income only 148,471 395 140,594 381 1,680 722 2,172 627 4,025 645 95,944 1,238
Unearned income only 3,049,998 452 2,664,068 455 136,050 448 128,549 385 121,331 468 65,322 485
Both earned and unearned income 124,064 702 116,804 690 2,010 890 3,001 869 2,249 905 8,946 1,203
With earned income b 272,535 331 257,398 318 3,690 564 5,173 531 6,274 582 104,890 1,211
Wages 246,791 342 236,350 327 2,557 696 3,647 641 4,237 716 81,241 1,343
Self-employment income 26,652 217 21,868 203 1,150 263 1,551 265 2,083 296 25,024 715
With unearned income b 3,174,062 452 2,780,872 455 138,060 448 131,550 385 123,580 468 74,268 460
Social Security benefits 2,612,560 499 2,274,182 504 119,918 485 116,343 409 102,117 514 38,992 558
Veterans' benefits 52,502 215 45,719 218 691 262 550 231 5,542 180 6,557 493
Income based on need 25,378 201 23,747 206 107 144 413 151 1,111 119 20,872 135
Workers' compensation 4,742 422 3,915 408 196 387 218 446 413 557 733 773
Support from absent parents 150,619 213 150,619 213 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pensions 60,054 170 46,711 177 6,475 149 4,803 131 2,065 181 2,394 299
Support and maintenance 330,786 154 279,632 159 17,487 118 15,986 119 17,681 142 839 143
Asset income c 162,466 6 138,812 6 11,050 5 7,576 5 5,028 16 3,116 36
Other d 82,005 210 75,193 208 1,815 166 1,737 181 3,260 290 8,219 592
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Does not include ineligible spouses.
b. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of earned or unearned income or both earned and unearned income.
c. Includes income received as rent, interest, dividends, and royalties.
d. Does not include income deemed from a spouse or parent.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 13. Recipients as a percentage of resident population, by state, December 2008
State Resident
population a
Recipients
Number Percentage
of resident
population
United States 304,059,724 7,520,501 b 2.5
Alabama 4,661,900 166,743 3.6
Alaska 686,293 11,614 1.7
Arizona 6,500,180 103,065 1.6
Arkansas 2,855,390 99,072 3.5
California 36,756,666 1,271,916 3.5
Colorado 4,939,456 59,891 1.2
Connecticut 3,501,252 55,376 1.6
Delaware 873,092 14,797 1.7
District of Columbia 591,833 22,827 3.9
Florida 18,328,340 444,840 2.4
Georgia 9,685,744 212,803 2.2
Hawaii 1,288,198 23,610 1.8
Idaho 1,523,816 24,655 1.6
Illinois 12,901,563 265,628 2.1
Indiana 6,376,792 108,094 1.7
Iowa 3,002,555 45,434 1.5
Kansas 2,802,134 41,903 1.5
Kentucky 4,269,245 186,809 4.4
Louisiana 4,410,796 165,454 3.8
Maine 1,316,456 33,915 2.6
Maryland 5,633,597 100,726 1.8
Massachusetts 6,497,967 182,455 2.8
Michigan 10,003,422 232,581 2.3
Minnesota 5,220,393 80,673 1.5
Mississippi 2,938,618 122,455 4.2
Missouri 5,911,605 124,449 2.1
Montana 967,440 16,033 1.7
Nebraska 1,783,432 23,727 1.3
Nevada 2,600,167 36,679 1.4
New Hampshire 1,315,809 15,811 1.2
New Jersey 8,682,661 159,751 1.8
New Mexico 1,984,356 57,605 2.9
New York 19,490,297 658,265 3.4
North Carolina 9,222,414 208,409 2.3
North Dakota 641,481 8,032 1.3
Ohio 11,485,910 265,273 2.3
Oklahoma 3,642,361 87,829 2.4
Oregon 3,790,060 66,354 1.8
Pennsylvania 12,448,279 339,697 2.7
Rhode Island 1,050,788 31,548 3.0
South Carolina 4,479,800 107,142 2.4
South Dakota 804,194 13,083 1.6
Tennessee 6,214,888 165,151 2.7
Texas 24,326,974 566,281 2.3
Utah 2,736,424 25,443 0.9
Vermont 621,270 14,353 2.3
Virginia 7,769,089 141,822 1.8
Washington 6,549,224 124,974 1.9
West Virginia 1,814,468 79,688 4.4
Wisconsin 5,627,967 99,014 1.8
Wyoming 532,668 5,903 1.1
SOURCES: Census Bureau; and Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2008, as reported by the Census Bureau.
b. Excludes recipients in the Northern Mariana Islands.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 14. Foreign-born recipients, by region, country of origin, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
Region and country of origin Total Category Age
Aged Blind and
disabled
Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 1,631,053 791,288 839,765 18,763 514,055 1,098,235
North America 194,740 26,994 167,746 12,105 117,471 65,164
U.S. territories 186,630 24,954 161,676 11,859 112,793 61,978
Puerto Rico 181,415 24,379 157,036 11,143 109,468 60,804
Other a 5,215 575 4,640 716 3,325 1,174
Other 8,110 2,040 6,070 246 4,678 3,186
Latin America 627,709 320,626 307,083 2,420 190,972 434,317
Mexico 281,478 142,188 139,290 786 85,209 195,483
Cuba 99,601 55,529 44,072 387 24,123 75,091
Dominican Republic 73,235 26,332 46,903 463 31,163 41,609
El Salvador 24,113 14,694 10,419 42 6,710 18,361
Haiti 20,781 12,578 8,203 153 5,446 15,182
Other 127,501 69,305 58,196 589 38,321 88,591
Africa 27,393 11,760 15,633 747 11,761 14,885
Somalia 6,983 2,736 4,247 165 3,255 3,563
Ethiopia 3,617 1,318 2,299 43 1,756 1,818
Nigeria 2,583 1,383 1,200 28 926 1,629
Liberia 2,129 1,113 1,016 50 725 1,354
Cape Verde 1,636 1,056 570 6 458 1,172
Other 10,445 4,144 6,301 455 4,641 5,349
Asia 467,786 286,510 181,276 1,232 106,443 360,111
Vietnam 112,480 51,079 61,401 141 32,765 79,574
China 85,158 72,921 12,237 100 5,650 79,408
Philippines 70,937 57,476 13,461 117 9,067 61,753
South Korea 46,973 34,198 12,775 68 6,739 40,166
India 39,791 28,886 10,905 79 4,745 34,967
Other 112,447 41,950 70,497 727 47,477 64,243
Middle East 95,902 47,732 48,170 645 24,461 70,796
Iran 43,665 25,190 18,475 73 8,579 35,013
Iraq 12,545 4,293 8,252 145 4,916 7,484
Lebanon 9,672 4,700 4,972 30 2,193 7,449
Syria 7,214 3,338 3,876 28 1,502 5,684
Egypt 6,194 2,939 3,255 58 1,778 4,358
Other 16,612 7,272 9,340 311 5,493 10,808
Former Soviet Republics 129,517 63,971 65,546 557 25,453 103,507
Europe 81,698 31,330 50,368 986 34,909 45,803
Germany 12,877 1,314 11,563 506 10,084 2,287
Former Yugoslavia 11,602 4,144 7,458 102 4,805 6,695
Poland 8,168 4,734 3,434 21 2,043 6,104
United Kingdom 8,159 2,452 5,707 104 4,335 3,720
Portugal 7,288 4,011 3,277 12 2,184 5,092
Other 33,604 14,675 18,929 241 11,458 21,905
Oceania 5,191 1,988 3,203 52 2,075 3,064
Other areas 1,117 377 740 19 510 588
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Foreign-born means born in an area not served by the Supplemental Security Income program.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.