SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2008

 

Applications

Table 57. All applications, by age of applicant, 1973–2008
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Total 65,254,285 9,485,509 14.5 45,065,278 69.1 10,703,498 16.4
State conversions a 3,402,474 3,939 0.1 1,419,041 41.7 1,979,494 58.2
Federal applications b
1973 282,472 5,007 1.8 82,993 29.4 194,472 68.8
1974 2,069,452 125,028 6.0 1,098,373 53.1 846,051 40.9
1975 1,468,610 99,996 6.8 977,209 66.5 391,405 26.7
1976 1,207,448 83,960 7.0 865,790 71.7 257,698 21.3
1977 1,268,462 95,314 7.5 903,618 71.2 269,530 21.2
1978 1,265,436 99,610 7.9 902,756 71.3 263,070 20.8
1979 1,323,113 106,828 8.1 949,087 71.7 267,198 20.2
1980 1,408,034 114,508 8.1 1,013,221 72.0 280,305 19.9
1981 1,148,844 94,246 8.2 864,481 75.2 190,117 16.5
1982 1,015,848 93,872 9.2 775,491 76.3 146,485 14.4
1983 1,131,890 101,087 8.9 834,190 73.7 196,613 17.4
1984 1,264,820 104,748 8.3 868,375 68.7 291,697 23.1
1985 1,399,869 119,021 8.5 1,049,758 75.0 231,090 16.5
1986 1,467,326 124,938 8.5 1,098,832 74.9 243,556 16.6
1987 1,435,024 126,575 8.8 1,069,285 74.5 239,164 16.7
1988 1,365,117 125,953 9.2 1,013,316 74.2 225,848 16.5
1989 1,388,545 130,307 9.4 1,015,483 73.1 242,755 17.5
1990 1,547,230 166,416 10.8 1,133,564 73.3 247,250 16.0
1991 1,807,821 248,325 13.7 1,315,918 72.8 243,578 13.5
1992 2,087,788 378,808 18.1 1,465,039 70.2 243,941 11.7
1993 2,310,005 503,486 21.8 1,571,203 68.0 235,316 10.2
1994 2,260,271 540,124 23.9 1,517,140 67.1 203,007 9.0
1995 2,055,907 500,333 24.3 1,375,696 66.9 179,878 8.7
1996 1,922,472 465,685 24.2 1,289,985 67.1 166,802 8.7
1997 1,601,970 336,074 21.0 1,133,623 70.8 132,273 8.3
1998 1,629,223 339,243 20.8 1,139,825 70.0 150,155 9.2
1999 1,661,448 350,382 21.1 1,153,450 69.4 157,616 9.5
2000 1,744,386 360,329 20.7 1,224,826 70.2 159,231 9.1
2001 1,861,123 376,002 20.2 1,324,057 71.1 161,064 8.7
2002 2,084,828 414,068 19.9 1,490,731 71.5 180,029 8.6
2003 2,224,739 437,492 19.7 1,608,391 72.3 178,856 8.0
2004 2,418,096 458,236 19.0 1,771,003 73.2 188,857 7.8
2005 2,545,079 458,588 18.0 1,850,002 72.7 236,489 9.3
2006 2,648,570 459,805 17.4 1,923,288 72.6 265,477 10.0
2007 2,703,004 460,925 17.1 1,945,464 72.0 296,615 11.0
2008 2,827,541 476,251 16.8 2,030,774 71.8 320,516 11.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
b. Includes applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Omits reapplications filed as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. Those reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 58. Applications for children under age 18, by selected characteristics, 2000–2008
Characteristic 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total 360,329 376,002 414,068 437,492 458,236 458,588 459,805 460,925 476,251
Age
Under 5 125,428 131,613 140,610 145,506 150,283 154,450 156,241 160,139 166,884
5–12 172,275 177,909 197,425 208,354 217,010 210,763 209,901 208,760 215,910
13–17 62,626 66,480 76,033 83,632 90,943 93,375 93,663 92,026 93,457
Sex
Male 225,626 235,121 258,940 274,605 287,629 287,157 286,975 288,647 297,772
Female 134,703 140,881 155,128 162,887 170,607 171,431 172,830 172,278 178,479
Citizenship
Citizen status 358,265 373,855 411,812 435,385 456,020 456,326 457,610 458,831 473,818
Noncitizen 2,064 2,147 2,256 2,107 2,216 2,262 2,195 2,094 2,433
SSA administrative region
Boston 11,764 11,824 12,984 13,651 14,300 15,902 16,282 16,190 16,361
New York 33,667 33,691 35,414 35,721 38,223 37,451 37,052 35,235 36,321
Philadelphia 35,528 37,162 41,441 43,289 45,582 47,489 48,628 48,125 49,485
Atlanta 99,280 105,465 115,207 120,265 122,287 119,201 118,180 120,292 126,618
Chicago 66,177 70,370 77,096 82,158 84,100 83,524 83,619 81,965 80,956
Dallas 49,626 50,551 58,794 67,139 74,880 74,199 76,527 77,603 80,612
Kansas City 15,038 15,530 16,440 16,695 17,332 17,620 17,560 17,398 17,174
Denver 6,123 6,339 6,725 7,188 7,542 7,601 7,869 8,257 8,050
San Francisco 34,104 35,647 39,724 41,385 43,201 44,392 43,015 44,989 49,742
Seattle 8,870 9,276 10,130 9,925 10,721 11,134 11,009 10,787 10,885
Unknown 152 147 113 76 68 75 64 84 47
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 59. Applications for adults aged 18–64, by selected characteristics, 2000–2008
Characteristic 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total 1,224,826 1,324,057 1,490,731 1,608,391 1,771,003 1,850,002 1,923,288 1,945,464 2,030,774
Age
18–21 90,994 99,251 110,690 116,569 124,284 123,561 126,991 128,726 141,178
22–25 63,636 72,176 86,937 93,414 101,306 100,995 101,285 100,221 108,551
26–29 72,052 75,018 83,032 88,573 97,685 101,182 106,153 108,339 118,370
30–39 271,472 283,462 306,718 314,586 330,160 323,024 322,096 315,755 329,440
40–49 355,328 387,448 438,578 472,602 519,999 533,307 541,692 533,815 542,381
50–59 291,945 320,975 367,740 412,175 470,120 519,426 559,756 570,836 592,045
60–64 79,399 85,727 97,036 110,472 127,449 148,507 165,315 187,772 198,809
Sex
Men 590,330 644,606 732,740 793,711 869,693 911,021 946,356 968,070 1,026,132
Women 634,496 679,451 757,991 814,680 901,310 938,981 976,932 977,394 1,004,642
Citizenship
Citizen status 1,156,008 1,254,051 1,416,935 1,534,995 1,694,842 1,774,054 1,847,683 1,870,754 1,953,170
Noncitizen 68,818 70,006 73,796 73,396 76,161 75,948 75,605 74,710 77,604
SSA administrative region
Boston 49,006 50,967 55,580 64,098 70,315 84,732 89,743 90,794 92,883
New York 108,853 117,352 120,711 121,097 128,341 128,653 135,340 133,681 141,555
Philadelphia 117,143 124,290 140,586 154,770 170,232 179,519 188,425 193,004 201,323
Atlanta 316,528 344,111 381,188 396,605 426,469 442,705 456,661 465,054 494,647
Chicago 186,104 208,019 241,983 269,757 300,502 314,824 336,938 341,921 347,262
Dallas 159,477 172,406 203,521 227,721 256,360 259,523 263,222 260,301 269,794
Kansas City 58,842 64,749 71,632 75,766 84,259 85,892 88,517 88,390 88,711
Denver 27,252 29,760 33,584 35,896 43,112 44,970 45,813 45,649 46,784
San Francisco 156,846 163,422 188,348 206,089 226,244 238,936 245,983 256,798 277,235
Seattle 44,021 48,201 52,661 55,533 63,950 69,081 71,511 69,313 70,449
Unknown 754 780 937 1,059 1,219 1,167 1,135 559 131
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 60. Applications for adults aged 65 or older, by selected characteristics, 2000–2008
Characteristic 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total 159,231 161,064 180,029 178,856 188,857 236,489 265,477 296,615 320,516
Age
65–69 87,055 88,070 96,288 96,301 100,905 123,000 143,383 176,803 194,416
70–74 32,288 33,179 38,941 38,142 40,849 50,805 54,000 52,985 56,109
75 or older 39,888 39,815 44,800 44,413 47,103 62,684 68,094 66,827 69,991
Sex
Men 59,877 60,772 69,067 69,664 74,377 92,907 107,695 126,424 138,916
Women 99,354 100,292 110,962 109,192 114,480 143,582 157,782 170,191 181,600
Citizenship status
Citizen 110,197 110,164 117,383 119,793 126,554 161,489 192,123 223,117 247,209
Noncitizen 49,034 50,900 62,646 59,063 62,303 75,000 73,354 73,498 73,307
SSA administrative region
Boston 6,120 5,869 6,053 6,764 7,083 12,694 18,979 24,758 26,093
New York 22,302 23,917 26,697 24,676 26,164 46,708 44,841 37,453 41,762
Philadelphia 11,372 10,900 11,102 11,029 11,137 11,876 12,288 13,975 16,950
Atlanta 31,330 31,555 35,529 33,119 34,616 41,269 44,856 47,682 50,474
Chicago 12,469 12,097 12,414 12,855 13,932 17,491 23,408 37,270 39,693
Dallas 20,067 21,392 22,864 22,919 24,108 26,000 27,266 28,023 32,069
Kansas City 3,420 2,971 2,919 2,854 2,976 3,439 5,077 5,638 4,896
Denver 2,744 2,553 2,701 2,831 3,088 3,556 3,961 5,254 5,269
San Francisco 45,402 45,712 55,706 56,935 61,107 67,661 77,219 88,139 95,190
Seattle 3,991 4,086 4,037 4,867 4,641 5,780 7,569 8,408 8,110
Unknown 14 12 7 7 5 15 13 15 10
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 61. All applications, by state or other area and age of applicant, 2008
State or area Total Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
All areas 2,827,541 476,251 16.8 2,030,774 71.8 320,516 11.3
Alabama 57,595 12,581 21.8 43,194 75.0 1,820 3.2
Alaska 5,601 496 8.9 4,175 74.5 930 16.6
Arizona 42,621 6,668 15.6 33,135 77.7 2,818 6.6
Arkansas 43,895 10,890 24.8 31,690 72.2 1,315 3.0
California 350,598 39,429 11.2 223,609 63.8 87,560 25.0
Colorado 28,730 3,861 13.4 22,470 78.2 2,399 8.4
Connecticut 31,036 3,567 11.5 19,873 64.0 7,596 24.5
Delaware 8,634 1,609 18.6 5,768 66.8 1,257 14.6
District of Columbia 7,972 1,395 17.5 6,196 77.7 381 4.8
Florida 198,713 37,044 18.6 131,910 66.4 29,759 15.0
Georgia 96,576 18,509 19.2 73,249 75.8 4,818 5.0
Hawaii 8,494 669 7.9 5,800 68.3 2,025 23.8
Idaho 11,769 1,733 14.7 9,455 80.3 581 4.9
Illinois 102,921 18,784 18.3 71,802 69.8 12,335 12.0
Indiana 57,205 11,020 19.3 43,175 75.5 3,010 5.3
Iowa 20,792 3,460 16.6 16,030 77.1 1,302 6.3
Kansas 20,473 3,057 14.9 16,342 79.8 1,074 5.2
Kentucky 61,704 10,826 17.5 48,157 78.0 2,721 4.4
Louisiana 66,077 14,446 21.9 45,647 69.1 5,984 9.1
Maine 14,763 1,500 10.2 11,017 74.6 2,246 15.2
Maryland 44,535 6,491 14.6 34,779 78.1 3,265 7.3
Massachusetts 62,192 7,976 12.8 42,159 67.8 12,057 19.4
Michigan 100,563 17,696 17.6 77,987 77.6 4,880 4.9
Minnesota 32,048 5,148 16.1 23,997 74.9 2,903 9.1
Mississippi 48,321 10,651 22.0 35,458 73.4 2,212 4.6
Missouri 57,521 8,837 15.4 46,939 81.6 1,745 3.0
Montana 7,578 846 11.2 5,996 79.1 736 9.7
Nebraska 11,995 1,820 15.2 9,400 78.4 775 6.5
Nevada 20,121 2,847 14.1 14,545 72.3 2,729 13.6
New Hampshire 9,563 979 10.2 7,623 79.7 961 10.0
New Jersey 52,330 9,617 18.4 35,105 67.1 7,608 14.5
New Mexico 19,039 3,273 17.2 14,579 76.6 1,187 6.2
New York 167,308 26,704 16.0 106,450 63.6 34,154 20.4
North Carolina 93,003 17,070 18.4 71,221 76.6 4,712 5.1
North Dakota 4,015 484 12.1 2,948 73.4 583 14.5
Ohio 130,377 20,608 15.8 97,242 74.6 12,527 9.6
Oklahoma 36,583 6,317 17.3 28,689 78.4 1,577 4.3
Oregon 26,962 2,964 11.0 21,835 81.0 2,163 8.0
Pennsylvania 127,342 26,983 21.2 93,679 73.6 6,680 5.2
Rhode Island 11,644 1,663 14.3 7,952 68.3 2,029 17.4
South Carolina 49,171 9,219 18.7 37,655 76.6 2,297 4.7
South Dakota 5,717 835 14.6 4,146 72.5 736 12.9
Tennessee 66,656 10,718 16.1 53,803 80.7 2,135 3.2
Texas 216,881 45,686 21.1 149,189 68.8 22,006 10.1
Utah 11,148 1,731 15.5 8,718 78.2 699 6.3
Vermont 6,139 676 11.0 4,259 69.4 1,204 19.6
Virginia 52,870 9,659 18.3 39,208 74.2 4,003 7.6
Washington 45,112 5,692 12.6 34,984 77.5 4,436 9.8
West Virginia 26,405 3,348 12.7 21,693 82.2 1,364 5.2
Wisconsin 44,797 7,700 17.2 33,059 73.8 4,038 9.0
Wyoming 2,915 293 10.1 2,506 86.0 116 4.0
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 333 129 38.7 146 43.8 58 17.4
Unknown 188 47 25.0 131 69.7 10 5.3
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 62. All applicants, by year of first application and age, 1973–2008
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Total 43,945,712 7,382,561 16.8 28,560,788 65.0 8,002,363 18.2
State conversions a 3,402,447 3,939 0.1 1,419,029 41.7 1,979,479 58.2
Federal applications b
1973 279,923 4,921 1.8 81,976 29.3 193,026 69.0
1974 2,007,786 122,958 6.1 1,064,223 53.0 820,605 40.9
1975 1,303,896 93,684 7.2 859,790 65.9 350,422 26.9
1976 971,621 75,158 7.7 686,086 70.6 210,377 21.7
1977 943,084 81,750 8.7 661,112 70.1 200,222 21.2
1978 899,731 84,845 9.4 629,784 70.0 185,102 20.6
1979 912,850 89,054 9.8 637,521 69.8 186,275 20.4
1980 936,442 93,059 9.9 652,690 69.7 190,693 20.4
1981 721,999 74,306 10.3 529,231 73.3 118,462 16.4
1982 604,008 72,480 12.0 448,905 74.3 82,623 13.7
1983 645,244 78,616 12.2 467,151 72.4 99,477 15.4
1984 736,509 81,634 11.1 486,922 66.1 167,953 22.8
1985 857,757 91,242 10.6 628,241 73.2 138,274 16.1
1986 933,045 97,656 10.5 689,437 73.9 145,952 15.6
1987 892,945 98,174 11.0 653,728 73.2 141,043 15.8
1988 839,066 96,325 11.5 608,131 72.5 134,610 16.0
1989 852,453 98,931 11.6 605,939 71.1 147,583 17.3
1990 978,993 129,266 13.2 695,281 71.0 154,446 15.8
1991 1,198,677 208,822 17.4 835,058 69.7 154,797 12.9
1992 1,451,391 336,632 23.2 955,060 65.8 159,699 11.0
1993 1,624,332 440,585 27.1 1,030,912 63.5 152,835 9.4
1994 1,571,525 459,531 29.2 982,275 62.5 129,719 8.3
1995 1,381,111 406,498 29.4 860,162 62.3 114,451 8.3
1996 1,246,066 361,211 29.0 780,058 62.6 104,797 8.4
1997 981,841 256,888 26.2 644,982 65.7 79,971 8.1
1998 984,062 251,074 25.5 640,585 65.1 92,403 9.4
1999 996,186 256,120 25.7 641,973 64.4 98,093 9.8
2000 1,038,677 259,137 24.9 680,397 65.5 99,143 9.5
2001 1,127,672 272,977 24.2 753,650 66.8 101,045 9.0
2002 1,278,653 302,682 23.7 862,899 67.5 113,072 8.8
2003 1,367,391 320,201 23.4 938,352 68.6 108,838 8.0
2004 1,489,330 336,735 22.6 1,038,077 69.7 114,518 7.7
2005 1,559,272 335,539 21.5 1,079,252 69.2 144,481 9.3
2006 1,611,484 333,436 20.7 1,107,658 68.7 170,390 10.6
2007 1,635,005 333,377 20.4 1,100,954 67.3 200,674 12.3
2008 1,683,238 343,118 20.4 1,123,307 66.7 216,813 12.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
b. Includes applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Omits reapplications filed as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. Those reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.