Applications

Table 41.
All applications, by age of applicant, 1973–2003
a

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

52,112,230

7,164,790

35,536,950

9,410,490

3,406,600

3,650

1,424,010

1,978,940

284,930
2,060,590

5,030
124,300

82,820
1,096,130

197,080
840,160

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1,467,960
1,212,810
1,272,360
1,268,170
1,325,270

100,030
84,360
95,610
99,460
108,000

976,840
866,720
904,150
905,340
950,980

391,090
261,730
272,600
263,370
266,290

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

1,410,080
1,149,290
1,016,080
1,132,220
1,264,480

113,200
95,010
94,680
101,560
104,860

1,016,750
863,670
775,240
832,540
866,420

280,130
190,610
146,160
198,120
293,200

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1,401,400
1,465,970
1,433,340
1,360,870
1,392,660

120,640
125,270
124,910
125,280
132,080

1,047,930
1,099,220
1,068,890
1,008,200
1,016,430

232,830
241,480
239,540
227,390
244,150

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,550,990
1,808,690
2,086,820
2,308,770
2,256,640

163,610
247,460
380,350
503,800
541,150

1,136,160
1,315,160
1,460,520
1,567,730
1,512,310

251,220
246,070
245,950
237,240
203,180

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,062,590
1,915,520
1,594,630
1,626,210
1,658,400

502,940
462,710
332,940
337,300
350,070

1,380,090
1,285,630
1,130,410
1,141,180
1,148,740

179,560
167,180
131,280
147,730
159,590

2000
2001
2002
2003

1,742,630
1,859,990
2,084,730
2,230,540

358,800
376,170
413,330
436,230

1,224,540
1,323,020
1,492,740
1,616,440

159,290
160,800
178,660
177,870

All ages

Year
Total
State conversions

b

Federal applications
1973
1974

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Totals do not include
reapplications as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. These reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
b. 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.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 42.
Applications for children under age 18, by selected characteristics, 1995–2003
Characteristic

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Total a

502,940

462,710

332,940

337,300

350,070

358,800

376,170

413,330

436,230

Age
Under 5
5–12
13–17

162,340
245,990
94,610

154,970
226,150
81,590

122,280
154,110
56,550

121,410
159,630
56,260

124,030
166,880
59,160

124,520
172,420
61,860

131,730
178,790
65,650

141,190
195,760
76,380

145,730
208,490
82,010

Sex
Male
Female

318,940
184,000

290,610
172,100

207,840
125,100

209,590
127,710

219,700
130,370

224,270
134,530

233,730
142,440

257,880
155,450

273,230
163,000

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen

500,000
2,940

460,020
2,690

331,530
1,410

335,140
2,160

347,760
2,310

356,730
2,070

374,060
2,110

411,120
2,210

434,370
1,860

SSA administrative region
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Chicago
Dallas
Kansas City
Denver
San Francisco
Seattle
Unknown

17,030
56,230
46,190
130,060
96,280
72,930
23,920
9,710
38,960
11,060
570

14,820
51,120
45,080
117,260
88,910
65,240
21,680
9,110
38,730
10,140
620

11,450
35,500
33,140
85,550
62,870
46,030
15,000
6,660
29,950
6,540
250

11,800
35,110
33,830
86,950
63,310
44,500
14,890
5,980
33,050
7,650
230

11,630
33,640
35,560
91,330
64,880
48,470
16,040
5,950
34,120
8,300
150

12,510
33,270
34,860
98,260
67,130
48,950
14,280
6,110
34,270
9,040
120

11,810
33,980
37,720
105,210
69,550
50,900
15,570
6,190
35,720
9,380
140

13,010
35,430
41,100
115,970
76,090
58,660
16,930
6,660
39,140
10,260
80

13,200
36,070
43,130
119,010
83,350
66,000
16,180
7,220
41,740
10,240
90

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Totals do not include
reapplications as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. These reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 43.
Applications for adults aged 18–64, by selected characteristics, 1995–2003
Characteristic
Total a

1995

1996

1997

1,380,090 1,285,630 1,130,410

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

1,141,180 1,148,740 1,224,540 1,323,020 1,492,740

1,616,440

Age
18–21
22–29
30–39
40–49
50–59
60–64

95,680
191,360
369,810
346,920
287,770
88,550

93,050
169,750
332,740
340,490
271,000
78,600

80,090
137,950
279,870
312,200
252,320
67,980

80,920
135,000
272,260
318,350
259,970
74,680

84,520
130,390
265,820
327,880
264,660
75,470

88,570
136,900
271,980
356,800
290,360
79,930

100,860
147,580
282,170
387,270
320,390
84,750

110,930
169,870
308,820
439,250
367,860
96,010

116,220
182,500
317,400
474,740
416,860
108,720

Sex
Men
Women

690,980
689,110

632,440
653,190

550,960
579,450

550,360
590,820

551,620
597,120

591,580
632,960

643,540
679,480

733,980
758,760

797,690
818,750

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen
SSA administrative region
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Chicago
Dallas
Kansas City
Denver
San Francisco
Seattle
Unknown

1,297,050 1,220,060 1,088,560
83,040
65,570
41,850

64,630
139,090
128,670
334,140
220,430
168,640
61,920
29,930
189,030
42,000
1,610

60,890
129,690
121,870
320,790
190,920
160,280
60,040
28,800
170,910
39,590
1,850

51,440
113,410
109,790
283,700
169,170
140,000
55,450
25,110
146,370
35,050
920

1,071,380 1,077,840 1,155,200 1,252,960 1,419,220 1,542,720
69,800
70,900
69,340
70,060
73,520
73,720

49,710
113,010
109,940
283,130
169,140
141,490
52,280
24,890
159,830
36,800
960

48,660
109,720
111,800
284,450
168,610
146,920
54,230
25,000
158,750
39,850
750

48,640
108,600
115,410
315,360
188,600
158,610
59,350
27,020
157,690
44,420
840

52,510
118,010
125,330
341,060
208,580
172,400
64,640
28,670
163,670
47,170
980

56,290
122,190
141,400
378,350
243,720
203,390
73,510
32,580
188,260
51,860
1,190

64,840
122,470
155,980
398,060
272,570
225,520
77,320
35,960
206,850
55,500
1,370

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Totals do not include
reapplications as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. These reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 44.
Applications for adults aged 65 or older, by selected characteristics, 1995–2003
Characteristic

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Total a

179,560

167,180

131,280

147,730

159,590

159,290

160,800

178,660

177,870

Age
65–69
70–74
75 or older

102,760
32,300
44,500

92,710
32,270
42,200

74,540
23,900
32,840

81,600
28,860
37,270

87,720
31,820
40,050

87,310
32,040
39,940

88,290
33,070
39,440

95,280
39,080
44,300

95,970
37,890
44,010

Sex
Men
Women

64,980
114,580

61,540
105,640

47,300
83,980

54,420
93,310

59,870
99,720

60,070
99,220

60,800
100,000

69,090
109,570

69,380
108,490

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen

131,300
48,260

122,530
44,650

104,950
26,330

98,940
48,790

106,730
52,860

109,440
49,850

109,010
51,790

116,770
61,890

118,630
59,240

6,390
23,730
13,310
41,990
16,430
22,260
4,360
2,650
44,810
3,580
50

6,610
23,180
12,230
37,500
12,610
20,220
3,860
2,540
44,640
3,670
120

5,480
17,740
9,310
29,800
10,030
17,110
3,140
2,060
33,810
2,760
40

6,250
21,320
10,510
30,340
11,190
18,220
2,990
2,080
41,450
3,330
50

6,280
22,300
11,890
32,130
12,260
19,830
2,880
2,370
45,550
4,090
10

6,090
22,720
11,620
31,580
12,690
19,520
3,380
2,550
45,090
4,040
10

5,940
24,200
11,010
31,100
12,380
21,250
2,990
2,360
45,760
3,800
10

6,090
25,800
11,280
35,680
12,120
23,400
2,940
2,620
54,880
3,840
10

6,910
25,300
11,290
32,660
13,050
22,770
2,950
2,780
55,710
4,450
0

SSA administrative region
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Atlanta
Chicago
Dallas
Kansas City
Denver
San Francisco
Seattle
Unknown

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Totals do not include
reapplications as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. These reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 45.
All applications, by state or other area and age of applicant, 2003
Total

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

2,230,540

436,230

1,616,440

177,870

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

51,210
5,130
33,470
33,230
250,590

13,240
470
5,530
8,060
33,390

36,280
3,640
26,190
24,150
166,170

1,690
1,020
1,750
1,020
51,030

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

21,050
16,790
5,100
5,810
146,140

3,040
2,570
1,240
1,260
32,740

16,440
13,150
3,640
4,240
97,190

1,570
1,070
220
310
16,210

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

73,250
5,040
8,750
88,820
46,380

15,970
590
1,690
21,200
10,280

53,590
3,540
6,780
62,900
35,210

3,690
910
280
4,720
890

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

18,300
18,780
53,390
58,190
8,870

2,780
3,110
10,180
15,760
1,260

14,890
15,040
41,420
40,230
7,230

630
630
1,790
2,200
380

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

37,090
43,090
72,280
24,330
46,760

5,970
6,460
17,300
4,560
11,830

29,110
32,140
52,750
18,360
33,350

2,010
4,490
2,230
1,410
1,580

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

47,580
5,570
11,790
15,040
5,090

8,430
990
1,860
2,170
650

37,970
4,390
9,420
10,900
4,330

1,180
190
510
1,970
110

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

46,150
14,540
137,690
80,040
3,080

9,050
2,480
27,020
15,880
380

31,310
11,040
91,160
60,400
2,540

5,790
1,020
19,510
3,760
160

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

99,530
28,680
21,010
96,320
7,700

21,650
5,690
2,560
22,430
1,680

75,300
21,900
17,390
68,270
5,290

2,580
1,090
1,060
5,620
730

State or area
All areas

(Continued)

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Table 45.
All applications, by state or other area and age of applicant, 2003—Continued
State or area
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands
Unknown

Total

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

37,900
4,540
61,040
179,650
9,110

8,570
740
10,600
34,010
1,710

27,830
3,450
48,000
128,200
7,000

1,500
350
2,440
17,440
400

3,410
43,830
35,300
22,250
37,630
2,610

580
8,690
5,520
3,540
8,360
360

2,700
32,640
27,690
18,080
28,050
2,140

130
2,500
2,090
630
1,220
110

160

60

50

50

1,460

90

1,370

0

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 46.
All applicants, by year of first application and age, 1973–2003
a

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

35,944,110

5,695,910

23,095,300

7,152,900

3,406,600

3,650

1,424,010

1,978,940

282,270
1,997,130

4,970
122,170

81,850
1,061,670

195,450
813,290

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1,300,670
973,420
941,300
896,610
914,350

93,480
75,950
82,180
84,360
90,170

859,400
684,750
658,930
629,240
639,040

347,790
212,720
200,190
183,010
185,140

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

936,350
722,170
604,290
643,870
735,850

91,700
75,390
72,760
78,830
81,580

654,580
528,580
449,350
465,190
485,400

190,070
118,200
82,180
99,850
168,870

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

859,290
930,260
891,320
835,650
855,140

92,560
98,590
96,940
95,380
100,470

627,390
687,520
652,920
603,060
606,990

139,340
144,150
141,460
137,210
147,680

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

981,590
1,199,860
1,455,720
1,620,200
1,568,700

127,430
207,940
339,210
439,860
460,050

696,700
835,810
954,900
1,027,300
979,480

157,460
156,110
161,610
153,040
129,170

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1,385,000
1,242,710
980,380
982,570
993,590

407,220
359,030
254,320
249,810
256,080

863,230
778,990
645,750
642,260
638,450

114,550
104,690
80,310
90,500
99,060

2000
2001
2002
2003

1,034,360
1,125,740
1,275,550
1,371,600

258,000
273,350
301,690
320,790

677,230
751,380
861,610
942,340

99,130
101,010
112,250
108,470

Year

All ages
Total

State conversions

b

Federal applications
1973
1974

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Data include only the first application for each person.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Totals do not include
reapplications as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. These reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
b. 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.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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