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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

This annual report provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits—disabled workers, disabled widow(er)s, and disabled adult children. Topics covered include beneficiaries in current payment status; benefits awarded, withheld, and terminated; geographic distributions; Social Security beneficiaries who receive Supplemental Security Income; and the income of disabled beneficiaries.

Available editions:  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000

Annual Statistical Supplement

The Supplement includes more than 240 statistical tables that provide comprehensive data on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The data cover program details such as beneficiary counts, amounts of benefits, and the status of the trust funds. Most of the data are derived from SSA's administrative records. The tables also contain data on related social insurance and welfare programs. Narrative sections describe the programs' legislative history and program rules.

Available editions:  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000

B

Benefits and Earnings Public-Use File, 2004
(released October 2005)

This file contains two separate but linkable subfiles—one with benefit information and the other with longitudinal earnings information. Sample beneficiary records drawn from the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program can be linked to their corresponding earnings histories.

Information about beneficiaries needed to administer the OASDI program resides on SSA's Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) file, which in December 2004 contained records for approximately 47 million individuals who were entitled to receive an OASDI benefit for that month. Data in the benefit subfile are an extract from the MBR, consisting of a 1 percent random, representative sample of approximately 470,000 records. These records are representative of OASDI beneficiaries who were entitled to receive an OASDI benefit payment for December 2004. Each record in the benefit and earnings subfiles has a unique identifier that allows each earnings record to be linked to its appropriate benefit record.

C

Children Receiving SSI

The tables in this report provide a snapshot of selected program and demographic characteristics of children who receive Supplemental Security Income.

Available editions:  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003

Note: 2006 was the last stand-alone edition of Children Receiving SSI. Beginning with the 2007 edition, the data from Children Receiving SSI will be included in the SSI Annual Statistical Report.

Congressional Statistics

These annual fact sheets present data on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. Data are given for the number of people receiving benefits and the amount of total monthly payments made to persons in the United States, in each state, and in each congressional district within the state.

Available editions:  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002

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Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County

This annual statistical report presents employment and earnings data by sex and age for people in employment covered under Social Security and Medicare. The tables include data on workers in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.

Available editions:  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000

Earnings Public-Use File, 2006
(released August 2011)

The 2006 Earnings Public-Use File (EPUF) is a data file containing earnings records for individuals drawn from a systematic 1-percent random sample of all Social Security numbers issued before January 1, 2007. With a few minor exceptions, all of the data in this file are from the summary segment of the Social Security Administration's Master Earnings File, the administrative file used to determine an individual's eligibility for Social Security benefits and the amount of benefits paid.

The EPUF consists of two separate, linkable files—one with demographic and aggregate earnings information for all individuals in EPUF (the demographic subfile) and one with annual earnings information for the individuals who had positive earnings in at least 1 year during 1951–2006 (the annual earnings subfile.) The demographic subfile contains records for over 4 million individuals, and the annual earnings subfile contains over 60 million earnings records for about 3 million individuals.

Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook

This chartbook examines the spending patterns of the aged population (65 or older) using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey Public-Use File. Many charts include detail for those aged 65–74 and those aged 75 or older, with comparative data for the near aged (55–64). The data cover total and per capita expenditures including expenditures for housing, food, health care, transportation, and travel. The 2010 edition also includes selected trends from 2002.

Available editions:  2010  |  2002

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Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security

This annual chartbook highlights data on the most important aspects of the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs—the people they serve and the benefits they provide.

Available editions:  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000

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Income of Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries
(released January 2001)

This chartbook presents tabulations of individual and family income of Social Security disabled-worker beneficiaries. The data are from records in the Survey of Income and Program Participation that were linked to SSA administrative records to identify survey respondents who receive disabled-worker benefits.

Income of the Aged Chartbook

This biennial companion to Income of the Population 55 or Older highlights selected data in charts and tables that are easy to understand. The charts focus on the receipt and shares of income from Social Security, pensions, assets, earnings, and public assistance, effectively illustrating the Social Security program's pivotal role in the economic security of the aged.

Available editions:  2012  |  2010  |  2008  |  2006  |  2004  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000  |  1998  |  1996

Income of the Population 55 or Older

This biennial report includes more than 100 statistical tables with data on the major sources and amounts of income for people aged 55 or older and their total income and poverty status.

Available editions:  2012  |  2010  |  2008  |  2006  |  2004 (Expanded Edition)  |  2004  |  2002  |  2000

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Monthly Statistical Snapshot

  

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New Beneficiary Data System (NBDS)
(released March 1997)

The NBDS, developed over the past decade, contains extensive information on the changing circumstances of aged and disabled beneficiaries. Based initially on a national cross-sectional survey of new beneficiaries in 1982, the original data base has been expanded with information from administrative records and a second round of interviews in 1991. Variables measured in the original New Beneficiary Survey include demographic characteristics; employment, marital, and childbearing histories; household composition; health; income and assets; program knowledge; and information about the spouses of married respondents. The NBDS contains unique measurements that make it valuable not only for studies about Social Security but also for studies of health, economic, labor, gerontological, and welfare issues.

New Beneficiary Data System
(released July 2000)

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OASDI and SSI Program Rates & Limits

Available editions:  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and ZIP Code

This annual publication focuses on the Social Security beneficiary population at the ZIP Code level. It presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state, Social Security Administration field office, and ZIP Code. It also shows the number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older.

Available editions:  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County

This annual publication provides data on the Social Security population at the local level. It presents basic program data by type of benefit (retirement, survivors, and disability) and category of beneficiary (retired and disabled workers, wives and husbands, widows and widowers, and children).

Available editions:  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000  |  1999

OASDI Monthly Statistics

These monthly tables provide statistics for benefits in current-payment status and benefits awarded under the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) programs.

  

Note: Effective with the December 2007 OASDI data, persons wanting detailed monthly OASDI information should visit the Office of the Actuary's website for Beneficiary Data. The OASDI snapshot tables are still provided by the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy.

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Public-Use Microdata File, 2001 Data
(released October 2003)

Information needed to administer the OASDI program resides on SSA's Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) file, which in December 2001 contained records for approximately 46 million individuals who were entitled to receive an OASDI benefit for that month. The OASDI Public-Use Microdata File contains an extract of data fields from the MBR and consists of a 1 percent random, representative sample of persons entitled to receive an OASDI benefit payment for December 2001. This file contains approximately 460,000 records with 16 data fields on each record.

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SSI Annual Statistical Report

This annual report describes the SSI program and who receives benefits. The tables present data on such topics as recipient characteristics, disability and work incentives, applications, awards, and denials.

Available editions:  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002

SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work

This report presents data on all SSI disabled recipients who work, Section 1619 participants, and recipients who benefit from other work incentive programs.

Available editions:  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003

Note: 2006 was the last stand-alone edition of SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work. Beginning with the 2007 edition, the data from SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work will be included in the SSI Annual Statistical Report.

SSI Monthly Statistics

These monthly tables provide statistics for federally administered payments and awards under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.

  

SSI Recipients by State and County

Local area data for the Supplemental Security Income program for aged, blind, and disabled people are the focus of this annual statistical report. The data are for federal SSI payments and for federally administered state supplementation.

Available editions:  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000  |  1999  |  1998

State Statistics

These annual fact sheets present data on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, as well as earnings and employment data under Social Security and Medicare.

Available editions:  2005  |  2004  |  2003

Note: 2005 was the last published edition of State Statistics. State Statistics on OASDI and SSI can be found in our Congressional Statistics publication, and state statistics on earnings and employment can be found in Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Public-Use Microdata File, 2001 Data
(released October 2003)

Information needed to administer the federal SSI program resides on SSA's Supplemental Security Record (SSR) file, which in December 2001 contained records for approximately 6.4 million individuals who received a federal SSI benefit for that month. The SSI Public-Use Microdata File contains an extract of data fields from the SSR and consists of a 5 percent random, representative sample of persons who received a federal SSI benefit in December 2001. This file contains approximately 320,000 records with 13 data fields on each record.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients by Geographic Area, Sex, Age, Eligibility, and Diagnostic Group, 2010 Data
(released April 2013)

The SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2010 contains tables that describe the demographic and program characteristics of applicants for and recipients of SSI in December of 2010 and earlier. SSA collects additional information about these applicants and recipients, but privacy laws limit the amount of information we can share with the public. However, in the spirit of the open government initiative, we have developed four public use summary data files containing SSI recipient information that is not found in our annual report. Specifically, we take the information provided in Tables 10 and 38 in the annual report and provide further breakdowns by sex and age groups.

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Trends in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs
(released August 2006)

The Social Security Disability Insurance program celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. As part of the Social Security Administration's recognition of this milestone, this volume presents information from across decades of program data in a user-friendly format, including:

  • program cost and size;
  • entry into and exit from the disability programs;
  • population factors influencing program size;
  • changes in the program policy influencing program size;
  • changes in incentives influencing program size; and
  • projected future course for SSA programs.