Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

 

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 2002
Source of payment Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older a
Number of recipients
Total 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 914,821 3,877,752 1,995,284
Federal payment only 4,326,205 640,133 43,062 3,643,010 668,217 2,570,005 1,087,983
Federal payment and state supplementation 2,179,022 511,519 29,127 1,638,376 243,974 1,169,651 765,397
State supplementation only 282,630 99,876 5,469 177,285 2,630 138,096 141,904
Total with—
Federal payment 6,505,227 1,151,652 72,189 5,281,386 912,191 3,739,656 1,853,380
State supplementation 2,461,652 611,395 34,596 1,815,661 246,604 1,307,747 907,301
Total payments b (thousands of dollars)
Total 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 475,974 1,808,645 666,806
Federal payments 2,623,339 325,286 28,264 2,269,789 459,966 1,629,676 533,697
State supplementation 328,086 90,288 6,880 230,918 16,008 178,969 133,109
Average monthly payment c (dollars)
Total 407.42 330.04 444.54 424.75 487.73 427.73 332.03
Federal payments 376.76 280.86 384.79 397.71 472.67 398.82 286.20
State supplementation 127.53 146.17 194.32 119.94 60.72 127.71 145.22
a. Includes approximately 17,900 blind and 725,900 disabled persons aged 65 or older.
b. Includes retroactive payments.
c. Excludes retroactive payments.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.
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 2002
Source of payment Aged Blind Disabled Blind and
disabled
under age 18
Individual Couple Individual Couple Individual Couple
Number of recipients
Total 993,038 133,438 66,123 2,949 4,255,127 142,987 914,821
Federal payment only 538,199 52,062 37,052 1,271 2,811,001 82,481 668,217
Federal payment and state supplementation 380,534 68,694 24,163 1,411 1,284,671 53,038 243,974
State supplementation only 74,305 12,682 4,908 267 159,455 7,468 2,630
Total with—
Federal payment 918,733 120,756 61,215 2,682 4,095,672 135,519 912,191
State supplementation 454,839 81,376 29,071 1,678 1,444,126 60,506 246,604
Total payments a (thousands of dollars)
Total 321,856 98,350 29,519 2,499 1,923,954 99,273 475,974
Federal payments 260,024 68,697 23,906 1,623 1,730,375 78,749 459,966
State supplementation 61,832 29,653 5,613 876 193,579 20,525 16,008
Average monthly payment (dollars)
Total 322.26 730.49 438.66 825.60 417.63 662.65 487.73
Federal payments 281.54 564.62 383.73 589.77 389.32 554.78 472.67
State supplementation 134.45 360.41 189.06 510.68 126.23 324.74 60.72
a. Includes retroactive payments.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.
Table 7.A3 Number of recipients, by eligibility category and source of payment, January 1974 and December 1975–2002, selected years
Month and year Total Federally
administered
Federal
SSI
State supplementation
Total Federally administered State administered
Total, federally
administered
supplementation
Federally
administered
only
Total, state
administered
supplementation
State
administered
only
All recipients
January 1974 3,248,949 3,215,632 2,955,959 1,838,602 1,480,309 259,673 358,293 33,317
December
1975 4,359,625 4,314,275 3,893,419 1,987,409 1,684,018 420,856 303,391 45,350
1980 4,194,100 4,142,017 3,682,411 1,934,239 1,684,765 459,606 249,474 52,083
1985 4,200,177 4,138,021 3,799,092 1,915,503 1,660,847 338,929 254,656 62,156
1990 4,888,180 4,817,127 4,412,131 2,343,803 2,058,273 404,996 285,530 71,053
1995 6,575,753 6,514,134 6,194,493 2,817,408 2,517,805 319,641 299,603 61,619
2000 6,685,169 6,601,686 6,319,907 3,163,504 2,480,637 281,779 682,867 83,483
2001 6,775,548 6,688,489 6,410,138 3,209,168 2,520,005 278,351 689,163 87,059
2002 6,939,844 6,787,857 6,505,227 3,014,219 2,461,652 282,630 552,567 151,989
Aged
January 1974 1,889,898 1,865,109 1,690,496 1,022,244 770,318 174,613 251,926 24,789
December
1975 2,333,685 2,307,105 2,024,765 1,028,596 843,917 282,340 184,679 26,580
1980 1,838,381 1,807,776 1,533,366 837,318 702,763 274,410 134,555 30,605
1985 1,529,674 1,504,469 1,322,292 698,634 583,913 182,177 114,721 25,205
1990 1,484,160 1,454,041 1,256,623 765,420 649,530 197,418 115,890 30,119
1995 1,479,415 1,446,122 1,314,720 777,841 663,390 131,402 114,451 33,293
2000 1,327,567 1,289,339 1,186,309 767,312 622,668 103,030 144,644 38,228
2001 1,304,273 1,264,463 1,164,825 764,606 620,952 99,638 143,654 39,810
2002 1,291,394 1,251,528 1,151,652 750,246 611,395 99,876 138,851 39,866
Blind
January 1974 73,850 72,390 55,680 45,828 37,326 16,710 8,502 1,460
December
1975 75,315 74,489 68,375 36,309 31,376 6,114 4,933 826
1980 79,139 78,401 68,945 39,863 36,214 9,456 3,649 738
1985 82,622 82,220 73,817 41,323 38,291 8,403 3,032 402
1990 84,109 83,686 74,781 43,376 40,334 8,905 3,042 423
1995 84,273 83,545 77,064 42,272 38,695 6,481 3,577 728
2000 79,295 78,511 72,931 40,585 35,940 5,580 4,645 784
2001 79,058 78,255 72,811 40,272 35,708 5,444 4,564 803
2002 78,476 77,658 72,189 39,123 34,596 5,469 4,527 818
Disabled
January 1974 1,285,201 1,278,122 1,209,783 769,501 672,575 68,350 96,926 7,068
December
1975 1,950,625 1,932,681 1,800,279 922,229 808,725 132,402 113,504 17,944
1980 2,276,130 2,255,840 2,080,100 1,050,155 945,788 175,740 104,367 20,290
1985 2,586,741 2,551,332 2,402,983 1,167,326 1,038,643 148,349 128,683 35,409
1990 3,319,911 3,279,400 3,080,727 1,535,007 1,368,409 198,673 166,598 40,511
1995 5,010,326 4,984,467 4,802,709 1,995,262 1,815,720 181,758 179,542 25,859
2000 5,270,126 5,233,836 5,060,667 2,147,945 1,822,029 173,169 325,916 36,290
2001 5,384,121 5,345,771 5,172,502 2,196,639 1,863,345 173,269 333,294 38,350
2002 5,496,622 5,458,671 5,281,386 2,147,705 1,815,661 177,285 332,044 37,951
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.
Table 7.A4 Total payments, by eligibility category and source of payment, selected years 1974–2002 (in thousands of dollars)
Year Total Federally
administered
Federal
SSI
State supplementation
Total Federally
administered
State
administered a
All recipients
1974 5,245,719 5,096,813 3,833,161 1,412,558 1,263,652 148,906
1975 5,878,224 5,716,072 4,313,538 1,564,686 1,402,534 162,152
1980 7,940,734 7,714,640 5,866,354 2,074,380 1,848,286 226,094
1985 11,060,476 10,749,938 8,777,341 2,283,135 1,972,597 310,538
1990 16,598,680 16,132,959 12,893,805 3,704,875 3,239,154 465,721
1995 27,627,658 27,037,280 23,919,430 3,708,228 3,117,850 590,378
2000 31,564,439 30,671,699 27,290,248 4,274,191 3,381,451 892,740
2001 33,060,819 32,165,856 28,705,503 4,355,316 3,460,353 894,963
2002 34,566,844 33,718,999 29,898,765 4,668,079 3,820,234 847,845
Aged
1974 2,503,407 2,414,034 1,782,742 720,665 631,292 89,373
1975 2,604,792 2,516,515 1,842,980 761,812 673,535 88,277
1980 2,734,270 2,617,023 1,860,194 874,076 756,829 117,247
1985 3,034,596 2,896,671 2,202,557 832,039 694,114 137,925
1990 3,736,104 3,559,388 2,521,382 1,214,722 1,038,006 176,716
1995 4,467,146 4,239,222 3,374,772 1,092,374 864,450 227,924
2000 4,811,048 4,537,914 3,595,384 1,225,603 942,530 283,073
2001 4,958,644 4,664,076 3,708,527 1,250,117 955,549 294,568
2002 5,085,554 4,802,792 3,751,491 1,334,063 1,051,301 282,762
Blind
1974 130,195 125,791 91,308 38,887 34,483 4,404
1975 130,936 127,240 92,427 38,509 34,813 3,696
1980 190,075 185,827 131,506 58,569 54,321 4,248
1985 264,162 259,840 195,183 68,979 64,657 4,322
1990 334,120 328,949 238,415 95,705 90,534 5,171
1995 375,512 367,441 298,238 77,274 69,203 8,071
2000 394,484 385,832 312,144 82,324 73,688 8,636
2001 407,371 398,624 323,895 83,476 74,729 8,747
2002 426,409 416,454 335,405 91,004 81,049 9,955
Disabled
1974 2,601,936 2,556,988 1,959,112 642,824 597,876 44,948
1975 3,142,476 3,072,317 2,378,131 764,345 694,186 70,159
1980 5,013,948 4,911,792 3,874,655 1,139,293 1,037,137 102,156
1985 7,754,588 7,593,427 6,379,601 1,374,987 1,213,826 161,161
1990 12,520,568 12,244,622 10,134,007 2,386,561 2,110,615 275,946
1995 22,778,547 22,430,612 20,246,415 2,532,132 2,184,197 347,935
2000 26,189,350 25,764,675 23,399,442 2,844,868 2,365,233 479,635
2001 27,611,303 27,125,707 24,695,630 2,915,673 2,430,077 485,596
2002 28,996,405 28,531,939 25,844,055 3,184,518 2,687,884 496,634
a. Includes data not distributed by category.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Stella M. Coleman (410) 965-0157 or Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849.
Table 7.A5 Average monthly payment, by eligibility category and source of payment, December 1975–2002, selected years (in dollars)
Year Total Federally
administered
Federal
SSI
State supplementation
Total Federally
administered
State
administered a
All recipients
1975 108.46 106.33 90.59 57.55 61.72 38.69
1980 164.66 161.92 138.14 93.44 95.17 81.57
1985 220.70 218.09 193.77 99.37 99.39 99.21
1990 279.91 276.45 241.52 128.24 127.83 131.32
1995 338.73 335.45 312.83 103.23 98.66 142.59
2000 385.52 378.82 351.48 112.16 112.50 110.95
2001 400.06 393.96 366.31 112.65 113.65 109.03
2002 408.64 407.42 376.76 127.45 127.53 110.62
Aged
1975 88.91 86.72 73.77 50.61 57.38 28.68
1980 130.28 126.66 105.69 92.64 95.60 77.55
1985 168.16 164.01 141.41 101.25 103.58 89.91
1990 213.40 208.26 170.74 133.62 136.31 118.82
1995 256.66 250.27 220.15 116.26 109.62 153.94
2000 309.40 299.69 258.12 135.88 128.46 167.49
2001 322.69 314.22 271.13 137.06 130.89 163.52
2002 338.01 330.04 280.86 150.29 146.17 168.24
Blind
1975 140.20 137.58 112.69 68.81 78.57 35.40
1980 195.60 192.51 163.36 109.79 111.41 97.56
1985 263.86 260.25 224.31 121.76 122.15 118.07
1990 323.31 319.03 267.34 165.57 167.29 148.26
1995 360.61 355.24 317.06 143.65 138.31 188.15
2000 418.14 413.22 360.51 168.91 171.01 154.79
2001 432.89 428.04 374.72 172.27 173.98 159.85
2002 449.41 444.54 384.79 190.78 194.31 163.91
Disabled
1975 130.59 128.49 108.55 65.63 65.68 65.20
1980 190.96 188.70 160.78 93.57 94.38 86.19
1985 248.36 246.50 219.61 97.73 96.63 107.06
1990 305.82 302.78 266.84 125.01 123.36 139.70
1995 360.99 358.18 336.39 97.76 94.26 134.44
2000 402.93 397.92 373.41 108.66 105.86 124.09
2001 417.16 412.46 387.80 109.10 106.72 122.29
2002 429.37 424.75 397.71 120.55 119.94 123.81
a. Includes data not distributed by category.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.
Table 7.A8 Number of federally administered awards, by eligibility category and age, 1974–2002
Year Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All awards 23,858,560 7,156,810 287,570 16,414,180 2,821,660 13,728,010 7,308,890
State conversions a 3,158,410 1,763,250 77,660 1,317,500 2,620 1,305,060 1,850,730
Federal applications
1974 1,329,870 767,340 8,230 554,300 66,880 491,170 771,820
1975 927,800 349,800 9,020 568,980 62,880 508,950 355,970
1976 674,580 222,600 6,990 444,990 45,030 403,350 226,200
1977 643,480 213,990 8,180 421,310 50,970 375,950 216,560
1978 566,190 193,610 7,860 364,720 47,050 323,170 195,970
1979 517,010 176,980 7,820 332,210 45,810 292,380 178,820
1980 526,790 185,150 8,790 332,850 46,260 293,740 186,790
1981 411,510 122,680 8,180 280,650 39,050 248,340 124,120
1982 342,680 103,330 6,770 232,580 35,670 202,590 104,420
1983 458,610 152,730 7,730 298,150 42,110 262,660 153,840
1984 586,670 217,100 8,780 360,790 45,740 322,390 218,540
1985 527,800 155,820 8,220 363,760 46,590 324,070 157,140
1986 603,580 159,590 7,770 436,220 51,020 391,600 160,960
1987 589,440 166,210 8,290 414,940 48,480 373,320 167,640
1988 578,370 168,720 7,130 402,520 47,560 361,070 169,740
1989 629,460 188,280 7,010 434,170 51,520 388,120 189,820
1990 718,310 193,680 7,820 516,810 76,070 446,940 195,300
1991 822,890 190,000 7,480 625,410 126,190 504,860 191,840
1992 1,049,260 190,840 8,210 850,210 221,080 636,300 191,880
1993 1,054,170 186,420 6,870 860,880 236,220 630,030 187,920
1994 944,830 158,900 6,470 779,460 203,190 580,640 161,000
1995 893,460 142,830 5,800 744,830 177,550 571,080 144,830
1996 797,970 124,650 5,400 667,920 144,270 526,690 127,010
1997 673,340 94,230 4,920 574,190 116,280 461,260 95,800
1998 739,410 109,570 6,440 623,400 135,600 489,240 114,570
1999 757,270 121,000 5,940 630,330 139,400 493,960 123,910
2000 747,010 116,610 5,930 624,470 144,540 483,020 119,450
2001 770,340 107,950 6,110 656,280 156,900 502,590 110,850
2002 818,050 112,950 5,750 699,350 169,130 533,470 115,450
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.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Represents period in which first payment was made, not date of entitlement to payments.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016.
Table 7.A9 Number of recipients of federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age, December 1974–2002
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
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.