Federal Benefit Rates and Total Annual Payments

Table 1.
Monthly federal SSI benefit rates, 1974–2007 (in dollars)
Individual

Couple

Own
household

Another's
household

Own
household

Another's
household

Medicaid
facility

January 1974
July 1974

140.00
146.00

93.34
97.34

210.00
219.00

140.00
146.00

25.00
25.00

July 1975
July 1976
July 1977
July 1978
July 1979

157.70
167.80
177.80
189.40
208.20

105.14
111.87
118.54
126.27
138.80

236.60
251.80
266.70
284.10
312.30

157.74
167.87
177.80
189.40
208.20

25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00

July 1980
July 1981
July 1982
July 1983
January 1984

238.00
264.70
284.30
304.30
314.00

158.67
176.47
189.54
202.87
209.34

357.00
397.00
426.40
456.40
472.00

238.00
264.67
284.27
304.27
314.67

25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00

January 1985
January 1986
January 1987
January 1988
January 1989

325.00
336.00
340.00
354.00
368.00

216.67
224.00
226.67
236.00
245.34

488.00
504.00
510.00
532.00
553.00

325.34
336.00
340.00
354.67
368.67

25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
30.00

January 1990
January 1991
January 1992
January 1993
January 1994

386.00
407.00
422.00
434.00
446.00

257.34
271.34
281.34
289.34
297.34

579.00
610.00
633.00
652.00
669.00

386.00
406.67
422.00
434.67
446.00

30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00

January 1995
January 1996
January 1997
January 1998
January 1999

458.00
470.00
484.00
494.00
500.00

305.34
313.34
322.67
329.34
333.34

687.00
705.00
726.00
741.00
751.00

458.00
470.00
484.00
494.00
500.67

30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00

January 2000 a
January 2001 a
January 2002
January 2003
January 2004

513.00
531.00
545.00
552.00
564.00

342.00
354.00
363.34
368.00
376.00

769.00
796.00
817.00
829.00
846.00

512.67
530.67
544.67
552.67
564.00

30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00

January 2005
January 2006
January 2007

579.00
603.00
623.00

386.00
402.00
415.34

869.00
904.00
935.00

579.34
603.34
622.67

30.00
30.00
30.00

Starting date

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Actuary.
a. Data reflect the correction of an error in the consumer price index.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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and Total Annual Payments

Essential
person
increment
70.00
73.00
78.90
84.00
89.00
94.80
104.20
119.20
132.60
142.50
152.50
157.00
163.00
168.00
170.00
177.00
184.00
193.00
204.00
211.00
217.00
223.00
229.00
235.00
242.00
247.00
250.00
257.00
266.00
273.00
277.00
282.00
290.00
301.00
311.34

Federal Benefit Rates and Total Annual Payments
Table 2.
Total payments, by eligibility category and source of payment, selected years, 1974–2006
(in thousands of dollars)
Year

Total

Federal SSI
All recipients

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

5,096,813
5,716,072
7,714,640
10,749,938
16,132,959

3,833,161
4,313,538
5,866,354
8,777,341
12,893,805

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

27,037,280
28,252,474
28,370,568
29,408,208
30,106,132

23,919,430
25,264,878
25,457,387
26,404,793
26,805,156

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

30,671,699
32,165,856
33,718,999
34,693,278
36,065,358

27,290,248
28,705,503
29,898,765
30,688,029
31,886,509

2005
2006

37,235,843
38,888,961

33,058,056
34,736,088

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

2,414,034
2,516,515
2,617,023
2,896,671
3,559,388

1,782,742
1,842,980
1,860,194
2,202,557
2,521,382

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

4,239,222
4,282,498
4,303,529
4,166,231
4,445,687

3,374,772
3,449,407
3,479,948
3,327,856
3,524,355

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

4,540,046
4,664,076
4,802,792
4,856,875
4,907,225

3,597,516
3,708,527
3,751,491
3,758,070
3,773,901

2005
2006

4,964,627
5,115,911

3,836,625
3,953,106

Aged

Blind
1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

125,791
127,240
185,827
259,840
328,949

91,308
92,427
131,506
195,183
238,415

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

367,441
364,791
367,845
358,187
382,323

298,238
298,897
302,656
291,050
309,295

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

385,926
398,624
416,454
409,293
412,810

312,238
323,895
335,405
325,878
327,446

2005
2006

414,147
409,287

330,591
326,230
Disabled

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

2,556,988
3,072,317
4,911,792
7,593,427
12,244,622

1,959,112
2,378,131
3,874,655
6,379,601
10,134,007

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

22,430,612
23,605,189
23,709,831
24,883,782
25,278,121

20,246,415
21,516,579
21,685,421
22,785,879
22,971,506

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

25,745,710
27,125,707
28,531,939
29,453,803
30,745,406

23,380,477
24,695,630
25,844,055
26,630,775
27,785,246

2005
2006

31,857,069
33,363,762

28,890,840
30,456,751

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Financial Management, Division of Finance.
NOTE: Totals for "Aged," "Blind," and "Disabled" are derived. The derivation creates slight discrepancies between the sum of the group totals
and the "All recipients" total.
CONTACT: Stella M. Coleman (410) 965-0157 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Benefit Rates and Total Annual Payments

ted years, 1974–2006

Federally administered
state supplementation

ents
1,263,652
1,402,534
1,848,286
1,972,597
3,239,154
3,117,850
2,987,596
2,913,181
3,003,415
3,300,976
3,381,451
3,460,353
3,820,234
4,005,249
4,178,849
4,177,787
4,152,873

631,292
673,535
756,829
694,114
1,038,006
864,450
833,091
823,581
838,375
921,332
942,530
955,549
1,051,301
1,098,805
1,133,324
1,128,002
1,162,804

34,483
34,813
54,321
64,657
90,534
69,203
65,894
65,189
67,137
73,028
73,688
74,729
81,049
83,415
85,364
83,556
83,057

ed
597,876
694,186
1,037,137
1,213,826
2,110,615
2,184,197
2,088,610
2,024,410
2,097,903
2,306,615
2,365,233
2,430,077
2,687,884
2,823,028
2,960,160
2,966,229
2,907,011

nce.

discrepancies between the sum of the group totals