SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2012

 

Applications

Table 57. All applications, by age of applicant, 1973–2012
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total
Total 77,475,789 11,623,526 15.0 54,021,925 69.7 11,830,338 15.3
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
2009 3,143,078 545,619 17.4 2,285,852 72.7 311,607 9.9
2010 3,148,689 546,407 17.4 2,314,739 73.5 287,543 9.1
2011 3,041,500 532,216 17.5 2,235,535 73.5 273,749 9.0
2012 2,888,237 513,775 17.8 2,120,521 73.4 253,941 8.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 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: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 58. Applications for children under age 18, by selected characteristics, 2004–2012
Characteristic 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total 458,236 458,588 459,805 460,925 476,251 545,619 546,407 532,216 513,775
Age  
Under 5 150,283 154,450 156,241 160,139 166,884 185,399 186,226 182,564 175,942
5–12 217,010 210,763 209,901 208,760 215,910 252,870 255,455 250,986 245,200
13–17 90,943 93,375 93,663 92,026 93,457 107,350 104,726 98,666 92,633
Sex  
Male 287,629 287,157 286,975 288,647 297,772 341,800 341,609 332,770 321,033
Female 170,607 171,431 172,830 172,278 178,479 203,819 204,798 199,446 192,742
Citizenship status  
Citizen 456,020 456,326 457,610 458,831 473,818 542,916 543,503 529,574 511,184
Noncitizen 2,216 2,262 2,195 2,094 2,433 2,703 2,904 2,642 2,591
SSA administrative region  
Boston 14,300 15,902 16,282 16,190 16,361 18,975 19,477 18,696 18,333
New York 38,223 37,451 37,052 35,235 36,321 40,593 40,531 40,386 39,646
Philadelphia 45,582 47,489 48,628 48,125 49,485 56,096 56,084 54,774 53,080
Atlanta 122,287 119,201 118,180 120,292 126,618 145,088 145,833 141,832 140,326
Chicago 84,100 83,524 83,619 81,965 80,956 92,024 89,299 84,603 81,569
Dallas 74,880 74,199 76,527 77,603 80,612 94,800 99,423 96,427 91,392
Kansas City 17,332 17,620 17,560 17,398 17,174 19,833 20,067 19,483 17,993
Denver 7,542 7,601 7,869 8,257 8,050 8,947 8,799 8,249 8,130
San Francisco 43,201 44,392 43,015 44,989 49,742 56,475 54,148 54,990 51,590
Seattle 10,721 11,134 11,009 10,787 10,885 12,739 12,687 12,730 11,661
Unknown 68 75 64 84 47 49 59 46 55
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 59. Applications for adults aged 18–64, by selected characteristics, 2004–2012
Characteristic 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total 1,771,003 1,850,002 1,923,288 1,945,464 2,030,774 2,285,852 2,314,739 2,235,535 2,120,521
Age  
18–21 124,284 123,561 126,991 128,726 141,178 170,051 173,186 165,605 155,151
22–25 101,306 100,995 101,285 100,221 108,551 132,315 136,324 130,592 125,988
26–29 97,685 101,182 106,153 108,339 118,370 141,052 142,844 136,326 128,662
30–39 330,160 323,024 322,096 315,755 329,440 379,220 385,246 371,687 355,738
40–49 519,999 533,307 541,692 533,815 542,381 598,453 592,265 561,067 519,293
50–59 470,120 519,426 559,756 570,836 592,045 663,464 684,914 675,354 653,945
60–64 127,449 148,507 165,315 187,772 198,809 201,297 199,960 194,904 181,744
Sex  
Men 869,693 911,021 946,356 968,070 1,026,132 1,176,133 1,184,990 1,137,684 1,071,639
Women 901,310 938,981 976,932 977,394 1,004,642 1,109,719 1,129,749 1,097,851 1,048,882
Citizenship status  
Citizen 1,694,842 1,774,054 1,847,683 1,870,754 1,953,170 2,199,326 2,228,246 2,150,681 2,041,159
Noncitizen 76,161 75,948 75,605 74,710 77,604 86,526 86,493 84,854 79,362
SSA administrative region  
Boston 70,315 84,732 89,743 90,794 92,883 104,362 104,581 97,911 95,269
New York 128,341 128,653 135,340 133,681 141,555 155,922 154,390 152,498 145,934
Philadelphia 170,232 179,519 188,425 193,004 201,323 222,686 221,624 221,565 212,280
Atlanta 426,469 442,705 456,661 465,054 494,647 572,336 589,233 567,763 546,566
Chicago 300,502 314,824 336,938 341,921 347,262 387,125 389,647 372,617 351,640
Dallas 256,360 259,523 263,222 260,301 269,794 311,466 323,607 304,432 287,228
Kansas City 84,259 85,892 88,517 88,390 88,711 102,177 105,926 99,127 90,974
Denver 43,112 44,970 45,813 45,649 46,784 54,751 55,522 53,522 50,636
San Francisco 226,244 238,936 245,983 256,798 277,235 295,963 289,485 285,539 265,184
Seattle 63,950 69,081 71,511 69,313 70,449 78,945 80,616 80,424 74,699
Unknown 1,219 1,167 1,135 559 131 119 108 137 111
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 60. Applications for adults aged 65 or older, by selected characteristics, 2004–2012
Characteristic 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total 188,857 236,489 265,477 296,615 320,516 311,607 287,543 273,749 253,941
Age  
65–69 100,905 123,000 143,383 176,803 194,416 189,611 171,110 161,883 150,436
70–74 40,849 50,805 54,000 52,985 56,109 55,615 52,612 50,121 46,479
75 or older 47,103 62,684 68,094 66,827 69,991 66,381 63,821 61,745 57,026
Sex  
Men 74,377 92,907 107,695 126,424 138,916 135,022 122,505 114,190 105,376
Women 114,480 143,582 157,782 170,191 181,600 176,585 165,038 159,559 148,565
Citizenship status  
Citizen 126,554 161,489 192,123 223,117 247,209 234,979 211,442 198,347 182,617
Noncitizen 62,303 75,000 73,354 73,498 73,307 76,628 76,101 75,402 71,324
SSA administrative region  
Boston 7,083 12,694 18,979 24,758 26,093 26,376 24,428 22,567 20,838
New York 26,164 46,708 44,841 37,453 41,762 39,605 36,588 37,560 33,196
Philadelphia 11,137 11,876 12,288 13,975 16,950 16,395 14,632 14,259 13,236
Atlanta 34,616 41,269 44,856 47,682 50,474 45,972 47,117 45,749 42,674
Chicago 13,932 17,491 23,408 37,270 39,693 36,567 30,402 26,685 24,418
Dallas 24,108 26,000 27,266 28,023 32,069 32,661 33,595 31,245 29,388
Kansas City 2,976 3,439 5,077 5,638 4,896 5,961 4,779 4,338 4,042
Denver 3,088 3,556 3,961 5,254 5,269 5,171 5,462 5,038 3,774
San Francisco 61,107 67,661 77,219 88,139 95,190 94,645 83,655 79,270 75,939
Seattle 4,641 5,780 7,569 8,408 8,110 8,247 6,882 7,030 6,431
Unknown 5 15 13 15 10 7 3 8 5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 61. All applications, by state or other area and age of applicant, 2012
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 2,888,237 513,775 17.8 2,120,521 73.4 253,941 8.8
Alabama 63,274 12,660 20.0 49,143 77.7 1,471 2.3
Alaska 4,985 498 10.0 3,896 78.2 591 11.9
Arizona 43,815 6,942 15.8 33,884 77.3 2,989 6.8
Arkansas 46,283 11,805 25.5 33,383 72.1 1,095 2.4
California 319,631 40,413 12.6 209,855 65.7 69,363 21.7
Colorado 31,009 3,709 12.0 25,456 82.1 1,844 5.9
Connecticut 28,264 4,087 14.5 19,664 69.6 4,513 16.0
Delaware 7,979 1,685 21.1 5,973 74.9 321 4.0
District of Columbia 8,026 1,620 20.2 6,078 75.7 328 4.1
Florida 212,547 42,582 20.0 145,656 68.5 24,309 11.4
Georgia 114,369 22,128 19.3 86,904 76.0 5,337 4.7
Hawaii 7,736 644 8.3 5,745 74.3 1,347 17.4
Idaho 11,689 1,811 15.5 9,520 81.4 358 3.1
Illinois 97,072 18,358 18.9 69,939 72.0 8,775 9.0
Indiana 58,928 11,251 19.1 46,116 78.3 1,561 2.6
Iowa 21,017 3,389 16.1 16,674 79.3 954 4.5
Kansas 20,422 3,699 18.1 16,018 78.4 705 3.5
Kentucky 60,962 10,533 17.3 48,421 79.4 2,008 3.3
Louisiana 64,118 16,486 25.7 45,193 70.5 2,439 3.8
Maine 14,396 1,542 10.7 11,525 80.1 1,329 9.2
Maryland 53,424 7,567 14.2 43,314 81.1 2,543 4.8
Massachusetts 65,552 9,269 14.1 44,514 67.9 11,769 18.0
Michigan 103,639 17,666 17.0 82,090 79.2 3,883 3.7
Minnesota 31,937 5,349 16.7 24,674 77.3 1,914 6.0
Mississippi 51,923 11,707 22.5 38,575 74.3 1,641 3.2
Missouri 59,539 9,054 15.2 49,201 82.6 1,284 2.2
Montana 6,550 804 12.3 5,550 84.7 196 3.0
Nebraska 12,031 1,851 15.4 9,081 75.5 1,099 9.1
Nevada 21,218 3,479 16.4 15,566 73.4 2,173 10.2
New Hampshire 8,737 1,098 12.6 7,149 81.8 490 5.6
New Jersey 58,350 10,891 18.7 40,123 68.8 7,336 12.6
New Mexico 20,059 2,935 14.6 15,562 77.6 1,562 7.8
New York 160,426 28,755 17.9 105,811 66.0 25,860 16.1
North Carolina 99,680 18,703 18.8 77,163 77.4 3,814 3.8
North Dakota 3,822 460 12.0 2,824 73.9 538 14.1
Ohio 121,662 20,614 16.9 94,548 77.7 6,500 5.3
Oklahoma 37,089 6,537 17.6 29,223 78.8 1,329 3.6
Oregon 28,710 3,136 10.9 23,778 82.8 1,796 6.3
Pennsylvania 129,515 28,287 21.8 95,275 73.6 5,953 4.6
Rhode Island 11,884 1,789 15.1 8,221 69.2 1,874 15.8
South Carolina 54,234 10,246 18.9 41,902 77.3 2,086 3.8
South Dakota 5,617 918 16.3 4,246 75.6 453 8.1
Tennessee 72,577 11,767 16.2 58,802 81.0 2,008 2.8
Texas 240,459 53,629 22.3 163,867 68.1 22,963 9.5
Utah 12,406 1,909 15.4 9,848 79.4 649 5.2
Vermont 5,607 548 9.8 4,196 74.8 863 15.4
Virginia 57,117 10,902 19.1 43,038 75.4 3,177 5.6
Washington 47,407 6,216 13.1 37,505 79.1 3,686 7.8
West Virginia 22,535 3,019 13.4 18,602 82.5 914 4.1
Wisconsin 44,389 8,331 18.8 34,273 77.2 1,785 4.0
Wyoming 3,136 330 10.5 2,712 86.5 94 3.0
Outlying area  
Northern Mariana Islands 313 112 35.8 134 42.8 67 21.4
Unknown 171 55 32.2 111 64.9 5 2.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 62. All applicants, by year of first application and age, 1973–2012
Year All ages Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total
Total 51,007,336 8,919,937 17.5 33,374,869 65.4 8,712,530 17.1
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
2009 1,847,784 392,481 21.2 1,247,597 67.5 207,706 11.2
2010 1,831,983 394,599 21.5 1,254,710 68.5 182,674 10.0
2011 1,746,222 383,366 22.0 1,194,291 68.4 168,565 9.7
2012 1,635,635 366,930 22.4 1,117,483 68.3 151,222 9.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 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: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.