Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013

 

Supplemental Security Income

Summary

Table 7.A1 Number of recipients of federally administered payments, total payments, and average monthly payment, by source of payment, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
Source of payment Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older a
  Number of recipients
Total 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
Federal payment only 6,047,037 619,717 43,515 5,383,805 1,077,394 3,752,903 1,216,740
Federal payment and state supplementation 1,992,947 465,726 20,856 1,506,365 233,290 1,004,546 755,111
State supplementation only 222,893 70,745 3,354 148,794 1,177 112,035 109,681
Total with—  
Federal payment 8,039,984 1,085,443 64,371 6,890,170 1,310,684 4,757,449 1,971,851
State supplementation 2,215,840 536,471 24,210 1,655,159 234,467 1,116,581 864,792
  Total payments b (thousands of dollars)
Total 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 858,185 2,870,381 870,380
Federal payments 4,314,795 403,804 32,445 3,878,545 845,875 2,713,542 755,378
State supplementation 284,151 70,858 4,419 208,873 12,310 156,839 115,001
  Average monthly payment c (dollars)
Total 519.43 409.31 532.41 537.41 620.77 536.06 416.80
Federal payments 500.29 371.17 494.06 520.73 612.68 518.39 382.15
State supplementation 121.79 130.66 175.72 118.12 48.61 129.58 131.56
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Includes approximately 14,000 blind and 911,300 disabled persons aged 65 or older.
b. Includes retroactive payments.
c. Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.A2 Number of individuals and couples receiving federally administered payments, total payments, and average monthly payment, by source of payment and eligibility category, December 2012
Source of payment Aged Blind Disabled Blind and disabled under age 18
Individual Couple Individual Couple Individual Couple
  Number of recipients
Total 889,749 131,984 58,284 2,298 5,443,739 145,345 1,311,851
Federal payment only 504,493 57,230 37,305 1,073 4,129,830 90,646 1,077,383
Federal payment and state supplementation 337,381 63,825 17,933 1,044 1,177,732 48,763 233,291
State supplementation only 47,875 10,929 3,046 181 136,177 5,936 1,177
Total with—  
Federal payment 841,874 121,055 55,238 2,117 5,307,562 139,409 1,310,674
State supplementation 385,256 74,754 20,979 1,225 1,313,909 54,699 234,468
  Total payments a (thousands of dollars)
Total 369,421 105,516 31,438 2,095 3,111,623 117,412 856,443
Federal payments 321,591 82,747 27,671 1,560 2,931,376 100,854 844,162
State supplementation 47,830 22,769 3,767 536 180,247 16,558 12,281
  Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Total 415.57 798.60 530.30 906.53 527.15 786.81 622.44
Federal payments 382.22 682.05 492.69 735.34 508.56 703.16 614.16
State supplementation 122.99 303.21 174.15 429.69 128.50 297.07 48.67
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Includes retroactive payments.
b. Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.A3 Number of recipients of federally administered payments, by eligibility category, January 1974 and December 1975–2012, selected years
Month and year Total a Federal SSI Federally administered state supplementation State supplementation only
  All recipients
January 1974 3,215,632 2,955,959 1,480,309 259,673
December  
1975 4,314,275 3,893,419 1,684,018 420,856
1980 4,142,017 3,682,411 1,684,765 459,606
1985 4,138,021 3,799,092 1,660,847 338,929
1990 4,817,127 4,412,131 2,058,273 404,996
1995 6,514,134 6,194,493 2,517,805 319,641
2000 6,601,686 6,319,907 2,480,637 281,779
2001 6,688,489 6,410,138 2,520,005 278,351
2002 6,787,857 6,505,227 2,461,652 282,630
2003 6,902,364 6,614,465 2,467,116 287,899
2004 6,987,845 6,694,577 2,497,589 293,268
2005 7,113,879 6,818,944 2,242,112 294,935
2006 7,235,583 6,938,690 2,268,579 296,893
2007 7,359,525 7,061,234 2,302,130 298,291
2008 7,520,501 7,219,012 2,343,599 301,489
2009 7,676,686 7,422,879 2,339,346 253,807
2010 7,912,266 7,655,667 2,385,933 256,599
2011 8,112,773 7,866,390 2,389,113 246,383
2012 8,262,877 8,039,984 2,215,840 222,893
  Aged
January 1974 1,865,109 1,690,496 770,318 174,613
December  
1975 2,307,105 2,024,765 843,917 282,340
1980 1,807,776 1,533,366 702,763 274,410
1985 1,504,469 1,322,292 583,913 182,177
1990 1,454,041 1,256,623 649,530 197,418
1995 1,446,122 1,314,720 663,390 131,402
2000 1,289,339 1,186,309 622,668 103,030
2001 1,264,463 1,164,825 620,952 99,638
2002 1,251,528 1,151,652 611,395 99,876
2003 1,232,778 1,132,947 602,807 99,831
2004 1,211,167 1,110,757 601,078 100,410
2005 1,214,296 1,112,779 584,787 101,517
2006 1,211,656 1,108,925 590,575 102,731
2007 1,204,512 1,101,440 595,555 103,072
2008 1,203,256 1,100,188 600,909 103,068
2009 1,185,959 1,100,626 587,766 85,333
2010 1,183,853 1,098,752 588,307 85,101
2011 1,182,106 1,101,427 584,518 80,679
2012 1,156,188 1,085,443 536,471 70,745
  Blind
January 1974 72,390 55,680 37,326 16,710
December  
1975 74,489 68,375 31,376 6,114
1980 78,401 68,945 36,214 9,456
1985 82,220 73,817 38,291 8,403
1990 83,686 74,781 40,334 8,905
1995 83,545 77,064 38,695 6,481
2000 78,511 72,931 35,940 5,580
2001 78,255 72,811 35,708 5,444
2002 77,658 72,189 34,596 5,469
2003 77,082 71,621 34,142 5,461
2004 75,924 70,469 33,765 5,455
2005 75,039 69,637 31,346 5,402
2006 73,418 68,165 30,657 5,253
2007 71,727 66,611 30,048 5,116
2008 70,325 65,330 29,535 4,995
2009 69,302 65,093 28,533 4,209
2010 69,289 65,081 28,437 4,208
2011 69,033 65,090 27,988 3,943
2012 67,725 64,371 24,210 3,354
  Disabled
January 1974 1,278,122 1,209,783 672,575 68,350
December  
1975 1,932,681 1,800,279 808,725 132,402
1980 2,255,840 2,080,100 945,788 175,740
1985 2,551,332 2,402,983 1,038,643 148,349
1990 3,279,400 3,080,727 1,368,409 198,673
1995 4,984,467 4,802,709 1,815,720 181,758
2000 5,233,836 5,060,667 1,822,029 173,169
2001 5,345,771 5,172,502 1,863,345 173,269
2002 5,458,671 5,281,386 1,815,661 177,285
2003 5,592,504 5,409,897 1,830,167 182,607
2004 5,700,754 5,513,351 1,862,746 187,403
2005 5,824,544 5,636,528 1,625,979 188,016
2006 5,950,509 5,761,600 1,647,347 188,909
2007 6,083,286 5,893,183 1,676,527 190,103
2008 6,246,920 6,053,494 1,713,155 193,426
2009 6,421,425 6,257,160 1,723,047 164,265
2010 6,659,124 6,491,834 1,769,189 167,290
2011 6,861,634 6,699,873 1,776,607 161,761
2012 7,038,964 6,890,170 1,655,159 148,794
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Total equals the sum of "Federal SSI" and "State supplementation only."
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.A4 Total federally administered payments, by eligibility category, 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.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.A5 Average monthly federally administered payment, by eligibility category, December 1975–2012, selected years (in dollars)
Year Total Federal SSI Federally administered state supplementation
  All recipients
1975 106.33 90.59 61.72
1980 161.92 138.14 95.17
1985 218.09 193.77 99.39
1990 276.45 241.52 127.83
1995 335.45 312.83 98.66
2000 378.82 351.48 112.50
2001 393.96 366.31 113.65
2002 407.42 376.76 127.53
2003 417.16 383.59 138.38
2004 428.29 395.36 138.07
2005 439.09 406.50 156.30
2006 454.75 423.05 156.24
2007 468.36 437.05 156.56
2008 477.79 447.00 156.23
2009 498.75 476.33 124.96
2010 500.69 478.73 124.29
2011 501.64 481.31 118.57
2012 519.43 500.29 121.79
  Aged
1975 86.72 73.77 57.38
1980 126.66 105.69 95.60
1985 164.01 141.41 103.58
1990 208.26 170.74 136.31
1995 250.27 220.15 109.62
2000 299.69 258.12 128.46
2001 314.22 271.13 130.89
2002 330.04 280.86 146.17
2003 342.28 287.10 160.02
2004 350.53 295.13 160.44
2005 360.25 303.29 170.39
2006 373.05 316.48 170.64
2007 384.15 327.06 171.69
2008 393.46 336.03 172.29
2009 399.14 357.86 134.96
2010 399.75 358.32 134.95
2011 397.62 358.51 128.03
2012 409.31 371.17 130.66
  Blind
1975 137.58 112.69 78.57
1980 192.51 163.36 111.41
1985 260.25 224.31 122.15
1990 319.03 267.34 167.29
1995 355.24 317.06 138.31
2000 413.22 360.51 171.01
2001 428.04 374.72 173.98
2002 444.54 384.79 194.31
2003 454.85 389.20 210.51
2004 463.44 398.15 210.69
2005 474.62 407.87 229.41
2006 488.42 423.15 228.97
2007 500.22 435.15 229.27
2008 507.66 442.42 229.60
2009 520.30 470.63 189.20
2010 521.62 472.95 188.84
2011 520.29 475.87 175.87
2012 532.41 494.06 175.72
  Disabled
1975 128.49 108.55 65.68
1980 188.70 160.78 94.38
1985 246.50 219.61 96.63
1990 302.78 266.84 123.36
1995 358.18 336.39 94.26
2000 397.92 373.41 105.86
2001 412.46 387.80 106.72
2002 424.75 397.71 119.94
2003 433.16 403.76 129.89
2004 444.40 415.59 129.51
2005 455.13 426.95 149.80
2006 471.00 443.61 149.71
2007 484.67 457.67 149.87
2008 493.70 467.24 149.33
2009 516.93 497.26 120.48
2010 518.44 499.20 119.71
2011 519.38 501.58 114.55
2012 537.41 520.73 118.12
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.A8 Number of federally administered awards, by eligibility category and age, 1974–2012
Year Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All awards 33,019,045 8,226,292 329,520 24,463,233 4,677,525 19,952,004 8,389,516
State conversions a 3,155,995 1,765,946 76,560 1,313,489 2,748 1,299,343 1,853,904
Federal applications  
1974 1,336,164 771,459 8,072 556,633 66,699 493,511 775,954
1975 929,369 350,918 8,656 569,795 63,060 509,271 357,038
1976 667,994 217,852 7,197 442,945 46,114 400,314 221,566
1977 642,712 211,716 7,919 423,077 50,883 377,454 214,375
1978 563,117 192,927 7,696 362,494 46,520 321,413 195,184
1979 517,446 176,739 7,784 332,923 44,911 293,910 178,625
1980 523,758 184,399 8,819 330,540 45,781 292,080 185,897
1981 409,992 121,655 8,017 280,320 39,106 248,105 122,781
1982 343,928 104,207 6,733 232,988 35,410 203,335 105,183
1983 453,789 151,406 7,985 294,398 42,154 259,042 152,593
1984 585,832 215,898 8,390 361,544 45,766 322,858 217,208
1985 526,418 153,962 8,176 364,280 46,362 324,933 155,123
1986 603,989 161,781 7,850 434,358 50,632 390,499 162,858
1987 589,053 166,775 7,468 414,810 48,292 372,914 167,847
1988 578,748 167,051 7,027 404,670 47,798 362,903 168,047
1989 630,486 187,594 7,026 435,866 50,985 390,703 188,798
1990 718,917 191,809 7,458 519,650 77,923 447,849 193,145
1991 821,396 188,014 7,592 625,790 125,874 506,177 189,345
1992 1,054,441 190,190 7,925 856,326 221,362 641,750 191,329
1993 1,052,415 185,546 7,106 859,763 236,564 629,246 186,605
1994 943,889 158,603 6,379 778,907 203,688 580,253 159,948
1995 888,633 143,099 5,480 740,054 175,784 568,072 144,777
1996 797,137 125,660 5,293 666,184 144,404 525,350 127,383
1997 676,444 94,764 5,078 576,602 117,090 463,444 95,910
1998 743,121 111,325 6,330 625,466 136,383 490,638 116,100
1999 758,076 120,403 5,906 631,767 140,520 494,609 122,947
2000 750,163 117,567 5,879 626,717 144,136 485,798 120,229
2001 772,775 108,877 5,946 657,952 156,844 504,366 111,565
2002 820,992 113,286 5,753 701,953 170,048 535,507 115,437
2003 827,029 106,484 5,317 715,228 179,566 539,127 108,336
2004 852,052 105,605 5,213 741,234 183,152 561,487 107,413
2005 852,222 111,940 4,881 735,401 177,688 560,960 113,574
2006 838,448 110,264 4,151 724,033 170,453 556,140 111,855
2007 836,642 102,581 3,492 730,569 169,375 563,094 104,173
2008 919,146 106,513 3,987 808,646 181,228 629,697 108,221
2009 999,540 106,917 4,815 887,808 196,745 694,242 108,553
2010 1,042,124 104,902 4,855 932,367 204,219 731,265 106,640
2011 1,031,023 109,153 4,911 916,959 201,066 719,080 110,877
2012 963,630 110,505 4,398 848,727 190,192 661,265 112,173
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Represents period in which first payment was made, not date of entitlement to payments.
a. Persons who were converted in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled programs to the SSI program.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.A9 Number of recipients of federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age, December 1974–2012
Year Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
1974 3,996,064 2,285,909 74,616 1,635,539 70,900 1,503,155 2,422,009
1975 4,314,275 2,307,105 74,489 1,932,681 107,026 1,699,394 2,507,855
1976 4,235,939 2,147,697 76,366 2,011,876 125,412 1,713,594 2,396,933
1977 4,237,692 2,050,921 77,362 2,109,409 147,355 1,736,879 2,353,458
1978 4,216,925 1,967,900 76,895 2,171,890 165,899 1,747,126 2,303,900
1979 4,149,575 1,871,716 77,250 2,200,609 177,306 1,726,553 2,245,716
1980 4,142,017 1,807,776 78,401 2,255,840 190,394 1,730,847 2,220,776
1981 4,018,875 1,678,090 78,570 2,262,215 194,890 1,702,895 2,121,090
1982 3,857,590 1,548,741 77,356 2,231,493 191,570 1,655,279 2,010,741
1983 3,901,497 1,515,400 78,960 2,307,137 198,323 1,699,774 2,003,400
1984 4,029,333 1,530,287 80,524 2,418,522 211,587 1,780,459 2,037,287
1985 4,138,021 1,504,469 82,220 2,551,332 227,384 1,879,168 2,031,469
1986 4,269,184 1,473,428 83,115 2,712,641 241,198 2,010,458 2,017,528
1987 4,384,999 1,455,387 83,421 2,846,191 250,902 2,118,710 2,015,387
1988 4,463,869 1,433,420 82,864 2,947,585 255,135 2,202,714 2,006,020
1989 4,593,059 1,439,043 82,765 3,071,251 264,890 2,301,926 2,026,243
1990 4,817,127 1,454,041 83,686 3,279,400 308,589 2,449,897 2,058,641
1991 5,118,470 1,464,684 84,549 3,569,237 397,162 2,641,524 2,079,784
1992 5,566,189 1,471,022 85,400 4,009,767 556,470 2,910,016 2,099,703
1993 5,984,330 1,474,852 85,456 4,424,022 722,678 3,148,413 2,113,239
1994 6,295,786 1,465,905 84,911 4,744,970 841,474 3,335,255 2,119,057
1995 6,514,134 1,446,122 83,545 4,984,467 917,048 3,482,256 2,114,830
1996 6,613,718 1,412,632 82,137 5,118,949 955,174 3,568,393 2,090,151
1997 6,494,985 1,362,350 80,778 5,051,857 879,828 3,561,625 2,053,532
1998 6,566,069 1,331,782 80,243 5,154,044 887,066 3,646,020 2,032,983
1999 6,556,634 1,308,062 79,291 5,169,281 847,063 3,690,970 2,018,601
2000 6,601,686 1,289,339 78,511 5,233,836 846,784 3,744,022 2,010,880
2001 6,688,489 1,264,463 78,255 5,345,771 881,836 3,811,494 1,995,159
2002 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 914,821 3,877,752 1,995,284
2003 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 959,379 3,953,248 1,989,737
2004 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 993,127 4,017,108 1,977,610
2005 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 1,036,498 4,082,870 1,994,511
2006 7,235,583 1,211,656 73,418 5,950,509 1,078,977 4,152,130 2,004,476
2007 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 1,121,017 4,221,920 2,016,588
2008 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
2009 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 1,199,788 4,451,288 2,025,610
2010 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 1,239,269 4,631,507 2,041,490
2011 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 1,277,122 4,777,010 2,058,641
2012 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
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