Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

 

Supplemental Security Income

Recipient Characteristics

Table 7.E2 Percentage distribution of federally administered awards, by sex, age, and eligibility category, 2008
Sex and age Total Adults Blind and
disabled children a
Aged Blind Disabled
All persons
Number 919,146 106,513 3,383 621,152 188,098
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Percentage distribution by sex
Male 52.6 39.7 54.1 51.2 64.6
Female 47.4 60.3 45.9 48.8 35.4
Percentage distribution by age
Under 5 8.6 . . . . . . . . . 42.1
5–9 5.5 . . . . . . . . . 27.0
10–14 3.8 . . . . . . . . . 18.5
15–17 1.8 . . . . . . . . . 8.8
18–21 5.5 . . . 14.0 7.0 3.6
22–29 6.2 . . . 9.6 9.2 . . .
30–39 9.4 . . . 12.4 13.8 . . .
40–49 17.2 . . . 21.1 25.4 . . .
50–59 24.1 . . . 31.2 35.5 . . .
60–64 6.1 . . . 9.2 8.9 . . .
65–69 6.6 55.8 0.9 0.2 . . .
70–74 2.4 20.4 0.4 b . . .
75–79 1.4 12.1 0.5 b . . .
80 or older 1.4 11.7 0.7 b . . .
Male
Number 483,379 42,306 1,829 317,734 121,510
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 9.9 . . . . . . . . . 39.5
5–9 7.6 . . . . . . . . . 30.2
10–14 4.8 . . . . . . . . . 19.1
15–17 2.0 . . . . . . . . . 7.9
18–21 6.2 . . . 13.0 8.0 3.3
22–29 6.3 . . . 9.6 9.6 . . .
30–39 8.7 . . . 14.5 13.1 . . .
40–49 16.3 . . . 22.7 24.7 . . .
50–59 23.6 . . . 29.6 35.7 . . .
60–64 5.7 . . . 9.0 8.7 . . .
65–69 5.2 57.6 0.6 0.2 . . .
70–74 1.9 21.7 0.2 b . . .
75–79 1.0 11.8 0.5 b . . .
80 or older 0.8 8.9 0.3 b . . .
Female
Number 435,767 64,207 1,554 303,418 66,588
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 7.2 . . . . . . . . . 46.8
5–9 3.2 . . . . . . . . . 21.2
10–14 2.7 . . . . . . . . . 17.4
15–17 1.6 . . . . . . . . . 10.3
18–21 4.9 . . . 15.2 6.0 4.3
22–29 6.1 . . . 9.6 8.7 . . .
30–39 10.1 . . . 10.0 14.5 . . .
40–49 18.2 . . . 19.2 26.1 . . .
50–59 24.7 . . . 33.1 35.2 . . .
60–64 6.5 . . . 9.4 9.2 . . .
65–69 8.3 54.7 1.3 0.3 . . .
70–74 2.9 19.5 0.6 b . . .
75–79 1.8 12.3 0.5 b . . .
80 or older 2.0 13.5 1.1 b . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes students aged 18–21.
b. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E3 Number and percentage distribution of recipients of federally administered payments, by sex, age, and eligibility category, December 2008
Sex and age All recipients Adults Blind and
disabled,
under age 18
Aged Blind Disabled
All persons
Number 7,520,501 1,203,256 64,420 5,098,981 1,153,844
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Percentage distribution by sex
Male 44.3 32.7 45.0 42.1 65.8
Female 55.7 67.3 55.0 57.9 34.2
Percentage distribution by age
Under 5 2.4 . . . . . . . . . 15.9
5–9 4.4 . . . . . . . . . 28.7
10–14 5.1 . . . . . . . . . 33.4
15–17 3.4 . . . . . . . . . 22.0
18–21 4.4 . . . 5.5 6.4 . . .
22–29 7.4 . . . 13.1 10.7 . . .
30–39 8.6 . . . 13.1 12.5 . . .
40–49 13.5 . . . 16.4 19.7 . . .
50–59 16.7 . . . 19.4 24.4 . . .
60–64 7.0 . . . 8.5 10.3 . . .
65–69 7.1 15.0 6.9 6.8 . . .
70–74 6.6 21.8 5.6 4.5 . . .
75–79 5.5 23.0 4.6 2.7 . . .
80 or older 7.9 40.2 7.0 2.0 . . .
Male
Number 3,330,178 393,716 29,000 2,148,350 759,112
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 3.2 . . . . . . . . . 13.9
5–9 6.7 . . . . . . . . . 29.5
10–14 7.9 . . . . . . . . . 34.7
15–17 5.0 . . . . . . . . . 21.9
18–21 5.9 . . . 6.5 9.1 . . .
22–29 9.0 . . . 15.3 13.7 . . .
30–39 9.0 . . . 15.0 13.8 . . .
40–49 12.9 . . . 18.5 19.8 . . .
50–59 15.3 . . . 19.3 23.4 . . .
60–64 5.8 . . . 7.8 8.8 . . .
65–69 5.6 17.4 5.9 5.5 . . .
70–74 5.1 24.7 4.6 3.3 . . .
75–79 4.0 24.3 3.2 1.7 . . .
80 or older 4.6 33.6 3.9 0.9 . . .
Female
Number 4,190,323 809,540 35,420 2,950,631 394,732
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 1.9 . . . . . . . . . 19.8
5–9 2.6 . . . . . . . . . 27.2
10–14 2.9 . . . . . . . . . 30.9
15–17 2.1 . . . . . . . . . 22.0
18–21 3.2 . . . 4.6 4.5 . . .
22–29 6.1 . . . 11.3 8.6 . . .
30–39 8.3 . . . 11.6 11.6 . . .
40–49 14.0 . . . 14.8 19.7 . . .
50–59 17.8 . . . 19.5 25.1 . . .
60–64 8.0 . . . 9.0 11.3 . . .
65–69 8.2 13.9 7.6 7.8 . . .
70–74 7.8 20.3 6.5 5.4 . . .
75–79 6.7 22.4 5.7 3.4 . . .
80 or older 10.5 43.4 9.6 2.8 . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E4 Number and percentage distribution of persons with representative payees receiving federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age, December 2008
Category and age Number Percentage distribution
Total With representative payee Without representative payee Total With representative payee Without representative payee
Total 7,520,501 2,804,473 4,716,028 100.0 37.3 62.7
Category
Aged 1,203,256 43,526 1,159,730 100.0 3.6 96.4
Blind a 70,325 19,290 51,035 100.0 27.4 72.6
Disabled b 6,246,920 2,741,657 3,505,263 100.0 43.9 56.1
Age
Under 18 1,153,844 1,152,844 1,000 100.0 99.9 0.1
18–64 4,333,096 1,489,885 2,843,211 100.0 34.4 65.6
65 or older 2,033,561 161,744 1,871,817 100.0 8.0 92.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes approximately 15,500 persons aged 65 or older.
b. Includes approximately 814,800 persons aged 65 or older.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E5 Number and percentage distribution of persons receiving federally administered payments, by living arrangement, eligibility category, and age, December 2008
Living arrangement a Number Category Age
Aged Blind b Disabled c Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Total  
Number 7,520,501 1,203,256 70,325 6,246,920 1,153,844 4,333,096 2,033,561
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Own household 93.1 89.7 91.6 93.7 94.4 93.3 91.7
Another's household 5.1 8.8 6.2 4.4 4.2 5.0 5.9
Institutional care covered by Medicaid 1.8 1.5 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.7 2.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. As defined for determination of federal SSI payment standards.
b. Includes approximately 15,500 persons aged 65 or older.
c. Includes approximately 814,800 persons aged 65 or older.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E6 Number of noncitizens receiving federally administered payments as a percentage of SSI recipients, by eligibility category, December 1982–2008, selected years
Year All noncitizens Aged Blind and
disabled
Number Percentage of total SSI Number Percentage of total SSI Number Percentage of total SSI
1982 127,900 3.3 91,900 5.9 36,000 1.6
1985 210,800 5.1 146,500 9.7 64,300 2.4
1990 435,600 9.0 282,400 19.4 153,200 4.6
1991 519,660 10.2 329,690 22.5 189,970 5.2
1992 601,430 10.8 372,930 25.4 228,500 5.6
1993 683,150 11.4 416,420 28.2 266,730 5.9
1994 738,140 11.7 440,000 30.0 298,140 6.2
1995 785,410 12.1 459,220 31.8 326,190 6.3
1996 724,990 11.0 417,360 29.5 307,630 5.9
1997 650,830 10.0 367,200 27.0 283,630 5.5
1998 669,630 10.2 364,980 27.4 304,650 5.8
1999 684,930 10.4 368,330 28.2 316,600 6.0
2000 692,590 10.5 364,470 28.3 328,120 6.2
2001 695,650 10.4 364,550 28.9 331,100 6.1
2002 703,515 10.4 364,827 29.1 338,688 6.1
2003 696,772 10.1 356,298 28.9 340,474 6.0
2004 676,979 9.7 342,220 28.3 334,759 5.8
2005 680,397 9.6 344,166 28.3 336,231 5.7
2006 674,250 9.3 339,073 28.0 335,177 5.6
2007 663,210 9.0 330,665 27.5 332,545 5.4
2008 655,988 8.7 324,271 26.9 331,717 5.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Sherry Barber (410) 965-9851 or supplement@ssa.gov.