SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2009

 

Federally Administered Payments

Table 4. Recipients, by age, December 1974–2009
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
2009 7,676,686 1,199,788 15.6 4,451,288 58.0 2,025,610 26.4
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 2009
Type of payment and sex Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number
All payments 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 1,199,788 4,451,288 2,025,610
Male 3,436,951 391,594 32,115 3,013,242 791,606 1,999,142 646,203
Female 4,239,735 794,365 37,187 3,408,183 408,182 2,452,146 1,379,407
Federal SSI 7,422,879 1,100,626 65,093 6,257,160 1,198,202 4,323,459 1,901,218
Male 3,321,247 358,431 30,010 2,932,806 790,562 1,932,573 598,112
Female 4,101,632 742,195 35,083 3,324,354 407,640 2,390,886 1,303,106
State supplementation 2,339,346 587,766 28,533 1,723,047 241,332 1,199,190 898,824
Male 1,028,601 210,275 13,153 805,173 160,272 557,940 310,389
Female 1,310,745 377,491 15,380 917,874 81,060 641,250 588,435
Total payments (thousands of dollars)
All payments 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 749,310 2,548,839 821,978
Male 1,908,932 156,293 16,960 1,735,679 494,998 1,156,367 257,568
Female 2,211,195 319,212 19,742 1,872,240 254,312 1,392,473 564,410
Federal SSI 3,812,757 395,498 31,146 3,386,113 736,024 2,378,352 698,381
Male 1,770,278 126,520 14,382 1,629,376 486,197 1,071,422 212,659
Female 2,042,479 268,978 16,764 1,756,737 249,827 1,306,930 485,722
State supplementation 307,370 80,008 5,556 221,807 13,286 170,488 123,597
Male 138,655 29,773 2,578 106,304 8,801 84,945 44,909
Female 168,715 50,235 2,978 115,503 4,485 85,543 78,688
Average monthly payment a (dollars)
All payments 498.75 399.14 520.30 516.93 593.07 516.49 403.95
Male 512.57 397.22 517.16 527.53 593.71 517.88 396.64
Female 487.57 400.09 523.01 507.57 591.82 515.37 407.37
Federal SSI 476.33 357.86 470.63 497.26 583.55 495.26 365.84
Male 490.94 351.39 470.22 508.24 584.19 495.17 353.95
Female 464.54 360.99 470.99 487.60 582.32 495.33 371.29
State supplementation 124.96 134.96 189.20 120.48 51.28 131.31 136.30
Male 127.16 140.41 189.01 122.68 51.04 140.06 143.41
Female 123.24 131.92 189.37 118.56 51.74 123.71 132.56
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 2009
Characteristic Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number
All recipients 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 1,199,788 4,451,288 2,025,610
Sex
Male 3,436,951 391,594 32,115 3,013,242 791,606 1,999,142 646,203
Female 4,239,735 794,365 37,187 3,408,183 408,182 2,452,146 1,379,407
Living arrangement
Own household 6,156,483 1,063,901 58,759 5,033,823 150,095 4,146,429 1,859,959
Another's household 379,659 103,569 4,121 271,969 46,684 214,698 118,277
Parent's household 1,002,096 . . . 4,905 997,191 987,444 14,652 . . .
Medicaid institution 132,869 17,778 1,498 113,593 15,290 71,054 46,525
Unknown 5,579 711 19 4,849 275 4,455 849
Average monthly payment (dollars)
All recipients 498.75 399.14 520.30 516.93 593.07 516.49 403.95
Sex
Male 512.57 397.22 517.16 527.53 593.71 517.88 396.64
Female 487.57 400.09 523.01 507.57 591.82 515.37 407.37
Living arrangement
Own household 495.41 401.69 523.82 514.92 645.58 527.90 411.09
Another's household 438.75 429.19 510.44 441.32 436.42 445.76 427.10
Parent's household 601.06 . . . 631.41 600.91 601.04 602.71 . . .
Medicaid institution 34.41 37.82 36.45 33.89 35.96 33.40 35.49
Unknown 556.48 560.45 . . . 552.88 385.00 523.69 586.27
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Sherry L. Barber (410) 965-9851 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 7. Recipients, by type of representative payee, eligibility category, and age, December 2009
Type of payee Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All recipients 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 1,199,788 4,451,288 2,025,610
Without payee 4,782,502 1,141,347 49,862 3,591,293 1,067 2,920,909 1,860,526
With payee 2,894,184 44,612 19,440 2,830,132 1,198,721 1,530,379 165,084
Natural or adoptive parents 1,711,097 409 11,695 1,698,993 985,520 723,358 2,219
Spouse 55,929 1,937 197 53,795 25 46,429 9,475
Natural, adoptive, or stepchild 101,905 19,728 670 81,507 466 50,887 50,552
Grandparent 112,606 32 623 111,951 76,894 35,649 63
Other relative 388,173 10,392 2,385 375,396 89,592 254,455 44,126
Nonmental institution 133,804 6,105 1,270 126,429 6,462 101,136 26,206
Mental institution 76,182 975 655 74,552 2,186 67,226 6,770
Financial organization 5,460 67 31 5,362 194 4,941 325
Social agency 128,754 2,047 1,027 125,680 17,373 100,557 10,824
Public official 14,820 512 71 14,237 1,259 11,316 2,245
Other 165,454 2,408 816 162,230 18,750 134,425 12,279
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Sherry L. Barber (410) 965-9851 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 8. Recipients, by type of income, eligibility category, and age, December 2009
Type of income Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All recipients a 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 1,199,788 4,451,288 2,025,610
No other income 4,338,104 433,040 37,381 3,867,683 890,620 2,674,710 772,774
Earned income 264,180 17,172 3,587 243,421 2,431 234,485 27,264
Unearned income
Social Security benefits 2,621,649 666,201 25,525 1,929,923 87,207 1,399,368 1,135,074
Veterans' benefits 46,801 18,312 322 28,167 958 16,510 29,333
Income based on need 23,838 494 79 23,265 16,265 7,033 540
Workers' compensation 4,418 392 8 4,018 17 3,409 992
Support from absent parents 162,288 1 804 161,483 158,393 3,893 2
Pensions 58,023 37,983 306 19,734 42 12,274 45,707
Support and maintenance 341,510 90,181 2,526 248,803 59,343 170,465 111,702
Asset income b 140,646 48,623 1,841 90,182 5,781 63,633 71,232
Other c 85,280 12,963 721 71,596 4,221 62,242 18,817
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: Sherry L. Barber (410) 965-9851 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 9. Recipients, by receipt of Social Security, type of income, eligibility category, and age, December 2009
Type of income Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number
All recipients 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 1,199,788 4,451,288 2,025,610
With Social Security
No other income 2,273,111 541,947 22,257 1,708,907 74,910 1,232,424 965,777
Earned income only 98,615 9,681 1,275 87,659 230 82,418 15,967
Unearned income only a 241,908 113,255 1,879 126,774 12,017 78,557 151,334
Both earned and unearned income a 8,015 1,318 114 6,583 50 5,969 1,996
Without Social Security
No other income 4,338,104 433,040 37,381 3,867,683 890,620 2,674,710 772,774
Earned income only 143,694 5,037 2,023 136,634 1,660 134,190 7,844
Unearned income only a 559,383 80,545 4,198 474,640 219,810 231,112 108,461
Both earned and unearned income a 13,856 1,136 175 12,545 491 11,908 1,457
Average monthly payment (dollars)
All recipients 498.75 399.14 520.30 516.93 593.07 516.49 403.95
With Social Security
No other income 242.41 232.38 267.98 245.26 447.16 236.49 234.15
Earned income only 245.35 223.54 256.76 247.65 387.93 247.81 230.94
Unearned income only a 209.00 183.70 234.21 232.27 389.65 230.57 184.46
Both earned and unearned income a 227.10 187.86 229.23 235.17 372.04 234.48 202.53
Without Social Security
No other income 649.84 642.12 687.19 650.33 627.34 659.18 643.42
Earned income only 527.60 455.45 536.33 530.12 543.83 530.16 480.35
Unearned income only a 532.17 548.71 583.45 528.91 515.58 538.60 552.12
Both earned and unearned income a 452.84 358.47 492.46 460.83 448.56 461.71 381.85
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 2009
State or area Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 1,199,788 4,451,288 2,025,610
Alabama 169,320 13,373 848 155,099 29,956 108,632 30,732
Alaska 12,006 1,977 97 9,932 1,264 7,671 3,071
Arizona 106,130 14,024 866 91,240 19,943 60,882 25,305
Arkansas 102,927 7,321 709 94,897 25,203 61,356 16,368
California 1,250,030 358,891 19,706 871,433 109,409 601,769 538,852
Colorado 61,951 9,048 491 52,412 8,120 38,856 14,975
Connecticut 56,270 6,696 432 49,142 7,603 35,387 13,280
Delaware 15,299 1,284 93 13,922 3,567 9,199 2,533
District of Columbia 23,575 1,907 126 21,542 4,485 14,910 4,180
Florida 463,573 106,216 2,695 354,662 88,993 221,055 153,525
Georgia 220,238 24,939 1,913 193,386 39,211 131,234 49,793
Hawaii 24,266 6,151 176 17,939 1,697 14,037 8,532
Idaho 26,048 1,862 197 23,989 5,085 17,336 3,627
Illinois 269,392 30,588 2,340 236,464 45,232 164,513 59,647
Indiana 112,791 5,599 853 106,339 24,832 75,217 12,742
Iowa 46,609 3,313 708 42,588 7,903 31,798 6,908
Kansas 44,045 3,125 343 40,577 8,335 29,114 6,596
Kentucky 189,482 11,486 1,261 176,735 30,326 126,697 32,459
Louisiana 169,690 14,710 1,466 153,514 34,238 102,717 32,735
Maine 34,559 2,048 215 32,296 3,867 25,469 5,223
Maryland 102,930 14,986 572 87,372 16,435 61,739 24,756
Massachusetts 186,609 46,354 3,599 136,656 21,880 114,949 49,780
Michigan 242,983 16,404 1,583 224,996 40,840 164,273 37,870
Minnesota 83,247 10,360 703 72,184 12,620 52,464 18,163
Mississippi 124,116 11,585 881 111,650 23,867 73,788 26,461
Missouri 128,132 8,194 911 119,027 21,796 87,179 19,157
Montana 16,694 1,043 122 15,529 2,436 11,695 2,563
Nebraska 24,616 1,971 232 22,413 4,010 16,684 3,922
Nevada 38,592 9,653 647 28,292 7,232 21,116 10,244
New Hampshire 16,628 869 161 15,598 2,274 12,456 1,898
New Jersey 163,066 34,201 869 127,996 24,351 85,606 53,109
New Mexico 59,110 8,304 455 50,351 8,917 34,132 16,061
New York 667,893 132,643 2,865 532,385 80,169 353,900 233,824
North Carolina 213,329 21,501 1,690 190,138 41,328 126,989 45,012
North Dakota 8,139 814 70 7,255 1,084 5,419 1,636
Ohio 273,881 14,882 1,728 257,271 47,459 188,026 38,396
Oklahoma 90,745 6,810 709 83,226 17,094 58,926 14,725
Oregon 70,404 8,389 625 61,390 9,403 46,355 14,646
Pennsylvania 346,951 26,266 1,988 318,697 67,969 217,878 61,104
Rhode Island 31,582 3,559 165 27,858 4,361 20,170 7,051
South Carolina 109,339 10,029 1,264 98,046 20,100 66,585 22,654
South Dakota 13,542 1,525 99 11,918 2,328 8,207 3,007
Tennessee 169,325 14,083 1,454 153,788 24,782 111,801 32,742
Texas 589,929 106,947 6,653 476,329 120,467 303,169 166,293
Utah 26,604 2,455 224 23,925 5,093 17,131 4,380
Vermont 14,690 1,024 69 13,597 1,805 10,390 2,495
Virginia 144,278 19,421 1,153 123,704 23,542 86,446 34,290
Washington 130,707 15,929 874 113,904 16,719 84,189 29,799
West Virginia 79,847 3,301 523 76,023 9,277 58,845 11,725
Wisconsin 103,503 7,431 830 95,242 19,681 68,032 15,790
Wyoming 6,168 343 39 5,786 903 4,452 813
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 906 125 10 771 297 448 161
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Sherry L. Barber (410) 965-9851 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 11. Average monthly payment, by state or other area, eligibility category, and age, December 2009 (in dollars)
State or area Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 498.75 399.14 520.30 516.93 593.07 516.49 403.95
Alabama 459.52 216.54 430.56 480.66 589.71 477.87 267.54
Alaska 464.43 319.64 464.63 493.37 531.68 500.95 346.35
Arizona 488.67 355.68 484.32 509.21 591.14 505.57 367.47
Arkansas 459.86 195.63 421.41 480.54 592.56 464.05 239.52
California 580.27 505.59 639.67 609.67 654.35 622.81 517.79
Colorado 462.06 370.87 457.79 477.88 561.06 479.94 362.28
Connecticut 480.74 384.60 478.65 493.87 579.60 494.86 386.80
Delaware 479.79 316.36 459.15 495.03 571.68 485.22 330.78
District of Columbia 523.63 334.98 472.12 540.61 587.65 547.58 369.38
Florida 473.75 387.05 458.65 499.91 581.83 490.05 387.68
Georgia 460.05 272.05 457.27 484.38 581.79 486.48 294.73
Hawaii 517.87 420.19 534.19 551.15 562.18 559.78 440.11
Idaho 466.77 271.72 462.48 482.05 566.41 473.77 294.21
Illinois 504.07 399.30 495.68 517.70 595.41 515.34 403.86
Indiana 483.17 285.05 444.31 493.92 586.74 479.34 304.11
Iowa 454.02 266.63 439.61 468.84 565.97 461.71 291.03
Kansas 465.93 307.86 479.59 478.06 567.17 470.41 319.04
Kentucky 474.39 227.85 458.99 490.51 595.74 493.16 288.00
Louisiana 475.85 237.83 444.87 498.89 595.65 496.58 284.92
Maine 445.65 221.32 448.76 459.84 563.85 465.05 264.13
Maryland 493.73 388.15 465.71 512.05 571.36 515.81 387.40
Massachusetts 517.49 446.31 556.90 540.74 621.74 529.31 444.43
Michigan 504.36 366.04 480.51 514.62 598.00 511.37 373.11
Minnesota 485.46 407.54 488.02 496.64 569.87 488.29 418.65
Mississippi 453.22 202.80 418.21 479.47 592.11 477.53 260.19
Missouri 467.35 279.65 448.85 480.42 588.39 473.95 299.57
Montana 457.58 230.01 487.08 472.63 580.55 472.71 272.12
Nebraska 448.19 283.64 473.94 462.33 560.42 456.55 297.95
Nevada 481.40 376.61 547.88 515.77 579.16 499.01 376.13
New Hampshire 461.35 325.81 450.12 469.01 552.58 466.71 316.52
New Jersey 489.69 415.20 453.66 509.76 585.71 508.19 415.72
New Mexico 461.08 293.23 470.55 488.67 591.21 492.83 321.47
New York 535.14 436.17 508.21 559.91 612.24 566.54 461.12
North Carolina 446.45 234.35 437.37 470.55 572.20 466.04 275.50
North Dakota 418.03 263.92 412.58 435.38 535.62 435.99 280.86
Ohio 497.95 334.71 465.75 507.61 596.32 503.16 350.63
Oklahoma 471.34 251.88 457.03 489.43 582.84 486.25 282.05
Oregon 479.67 353.49 487.97 496.91 578.42 498.21 358.25
Pennsylvania 507.02 342.47 467.44 520.81 585.02 519.50 375.82
Rhode Island 500.44 361.33 453.66 518.44 626.80 514.98 380.60
South Carolina 451.99 230.25 438.64 474.85 576.03 473.94 277.70
South Dakota 436.03 257.13 499.39 458.48 553.59 456.02 290.85
Tennessee 458.86 233.33 470.77 479.39 583.24 482.97 282.56
Texas 451.50 300.04 467.76 485.32 579.83 479.02 308.47
Utah 471.87 388.47 458.84 480.57 543.64 473.43 382.47
Vermont 467.12 249.79 469.93 483.48 623.58 482.13 291.38
Virginia 461.30 342.97 453.01 479.95 569.44 478.58 343.28
Washington 505.21 439.30 488.86 514.57 579.83 515.08 435.73
West Virginia 482.04 221.16 462.11 493.46 586.24 501.66 300.99
Wisconsin 476.44 297.18 466.91 490.54 583.71 479.86 328.15
Wyoming 447.34 212.42 419.26 461.42 559.79 460.28 250.68
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 559.16 390.64 521.67 587.50 638.12 562.60 405.44
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Sherry L. Barber (410) 965-9851or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 12. Recipients and their average income, by type of income and marital status, December 2009
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 7,676,686 . . . 6,807,821 . . . 278,844 . . . 278,844 . . . 311,177 . . . 311,177 . . .
No other income 4,338,105 . . . 3,860,698 . . . 143,405 . . . 148,006 . . . 185,996 . . . 142,011 . . .
With income 3,338,581 453 2,947,123 455 135,439 444 130,838 387 125,181 479 169,166 938
Earned income only 143,693 371 136,011 356 1,635 701 2,092 606 3,955 632 93,587 1,224
Unearned income only 3,074,402 447 2,697,470 450 131,946 436 125,981 374 119,005 467 67,788 512
Both earned and unearned income 120,486 690 113,642 680 1,858 844 2,765 827 2,221 869 7,791 1,205
With earned income b 264,179 311 249,653 297 3,493 546 4,857 513 6,176 565 101,378 1,199
Wages 238,349 320 228,441 305 2,410 668 3,379 620 4,119 690 77,335 1,337
Self-employment income 26,675 218 21,983 203 1,097 269 1,499 266 2,096 309 25,329 715
With unearned income b 3,194,888 447 2,811,112 451 133,804 436 128,746 374 121,226 466 75,579 491
Social Security benefits 2,621,649 494 2,290,793 499 116,653 469 114,025 395 100,178 512 38,495 555
Veterans' benefits 46,801 224 41,030 228 524 282 434 245 4,813 190 5,854 539
Income based on need 23,838 209 22,097 216 137 125 415 145 1,189 116 19,058 136
Workers' compensation 4,418 421 3,705 407 189 409 181 451 343 557 636 788
Support from absent parents 161,270 216 161,270 216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pensions 58,023 175 45,658 182 5,915 148 4,526 131 1,924 180 2,353 309
Support and maintenance 341,510 158 290,822 163 17,128 121 15,847 121 17,713 145 925 145
Asset income c 140,646 7 122,385 6 8,514 6 5,844 6 3,903 21 2,471 47
Other d 86,293 212 78,913 210 1,933 185 1,844 179 3,603 280 12,567 682
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 2009
State Resident population a Recipients
Number Percentage
of resident population
United States 307,006,550 7,675,780 b 2.5
Alabama 4,708,708 169,320 3.6
Alaska 698,473 12,006 1.7
Arizona 6,595,778 106,130 1.6
Arkansas 2,889,450 102,927 3.6
California 36,961,664 1,250,030 3.4
Colorado 5,024,748 61,951 1.2
Connecticut 3,518,288 56,270 1.6
Delaware 885,122 15,299 1.7
District of Columbia 599,657 23,575 3.9
Florida 18,537,969 463,573 2.5
Georgia 9,829,211 220,238 2.2
Hawaii 1,295,178 24,266 1.9
Idaho 1,545,801 26,048 1.7
Illinois 12,910,409 269,392 2.1
Indiana 6,423,113 112,791 1.8
Iowa 3,007,856 46,609 1.5
Kansas 2,818,747 44,045 1.6
Kentucky 4,314,113 189,482 4.4
Louisiana 4,492,076 169,690 3.8
Maine 1,318,301 34,559 2.6
Maryland 5,699,478 102,930 1.8
Massachusetts 6,593,587 186,609 2.8
Michigan 9,969,727 242,983 2.4
Minnesota 5,266,214 83,247 1.6
Mississippi 2,951,996 124,116 4.2
Missouri 5,987,580 128,132 2.1
Montana 974,989 16,694 1.7
Nebraska 1,796,619 24,616 1.4
Nevada 2,643,085 38,592 1.5
New Hampshire 1,324,575 16,628 1.3
New Jersey 8,707,739 163,066 1.9
New Mexico 2,009,671 59,110 2.9
New York 19,541,453 667,893 3.4
North Carolina 9,380,884 213,329 2.3
North Dakota 646,844 8,139 1.3
Ohio 11,542,645 273,881 2.4
Oklahoma 3,687,050 90,745 2.5
Oregon 3,825,657 70,404 1.8
Pennsylvania 12,604,767 346,951 2.8
Rhode Island 1,053,209 31,582 3.0
South Carolina 4,561,242 109,339 2.4
South Dakota 812,383 13,542 1.7
Tennessee 6,296,254 169,325 2.7
Texas 24,782,302 589,929 2.4
Utah 2,784,572 26,604 1.0
Vermont 621,760 14,690 2.4
Virginia 7,882,590 144,278 1.8
Washington 6,664,195 130,707 2.0
West Virginia 1,819,777 79,847 4.4
Wisconsin 5,654,774 103,503 1.8
Wyoming 544,270 6,168 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, 2009, 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 2009
Region and country of origin Total Category Age
Aged Blind and disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 1,651,991 799,806 852,185 19,524 517,431 1,115,036
North America 196,822 26,791 170,031 12,408 117,953 66,461
U.S. territories 188,828 24,860 163,968 12,173 113,257 63,398
Puerto Rico 183,540 24,308 159,232 11,426 109,861 62,253
Other a 5,288 552 4,736 747 3,396 1,145
Other 7,994 1,931 6,063 235 4,696 3,063
Latin America 633,779 323,940 309,839 2,467 191,420 439,892
Mexico 279,434 141,548 137,886 775 83,191 195,468
Cuba 102,858 57,707 45,151 432 24,908 77,518
Dominican Republic 74,774 26,636 48,138 429 31,841 42,504
El Salvador 25,694 15,021 10,673 45 6,814 18,835
Haiti 21,424 12,895 8,529 162 5,698 15,564
Other 129,595 70,133 59,462 624 38,968 90,003
Africa 29,734 12,667 17,067 867 12,628 16,239
Somalia 7,773 2,918 4,855 178 3,590 4,005
Ethiopia 3,872 1,427 2,445 51 1,835 1,986
Nigeria 2,833 1,600 1,233 26 940 1,867
Liberia 2,318 1,197 1,121 58 792 1,468
Cape Verde 1,663 1,079 584 7 476 1,180
Other 11,275 4,446 6,829 547 4,995 5,733
Asia 472,815 290,090 182,725 1,337 105,075 366,403
Vietnam 114,262 52,761 61,501 159 31,424 82,679
China 87,365 74,747 12,618 109 5,891 81,365
Philippines 68,737 55,599 13,138 129 8,839 59,769
South Korea 46,986 34,201 12,785 70 6,774 40,142
India 41,111 29,952 11,159 82 4,849 36,180
Other 114,354 42,830 71,524 788 47,298 66,268
Middle East 101,052 49,861 51,191 840 26,280 73,932
Iran 46,054 26,455 19,599 89 9,123 36,842
Iraq 14,887 5,080 9,807 251 6,222 8,414
Lebanon 9,732 4,711 5,021 34 2,145 7,553
Syria 7,299 3,351 3,948 32 1,459 5,808
Egypt 6,334 3,010 3,324 72 1,822 4,440
Other 16,746 7,254 9,492 362 5,509 10,875
Former Soviet Republics 130,154 63,477 66,677 571 26,206 103,377
Europe 81,399 30,689 50,710 946 35,297 45,156
Germany 13,053 1,248 11,805 475 10,378 2,200
Former Yugoslavia 12,046 4,186 7,860 91 5,052 6,903
Poland 8,198 4,738 3,460 20 2,092 6,086
United Kingdom 8,034 2,379 5,655 100 4,264 3,670
Portugal 6,806 3,683 3,123 10 2,112 4,684
Other 33,262 14,455 18,807 250 11,399 21,613
Oceania 5,201 1,977 3,224 62 2,064 3,075
Other areas 1,035 314 721 26 508 501
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: Sherry L. Barber (410) 965-9851 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.