Applications

Table 31.
All applications, by age of applicant, 1973–2006
Year

All ages a

Under 18

18–64

Total

59,723,740

8,548,333

41,089,040

State conversions b

3,402,474

3,939

1,419,041

Federal applications
1973
1974

282,472
2,069,452

5,007
125,028

82,993
1,098,373

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1,468,610
1,207,448
1,268,462
1,265,436
1,323,113

99,996
83,960
95,314
99,610
106,828

977,209
865,790
903,618
902,756
949,087

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

1,408,034
1,148,844
1,015,848
1,131,890
1,264,820

114,508
94,246
93,872
101,087
104,748

1,013,221
864,481
775,491
834,190
868,375

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1,399,869
1,467,326
1,435,024
1,365,117
1,388,545

119,021
124,938
126,575
125,953
130,307

1,049,758
1,098,832
1,069,285
1,013,316
1,015,483

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,547,230
1,807,821
2,087,788
2,310,005
2,260,271

166,416
248,325
378,808
503,486
540,124

1,133,564
1,315,918
1,465,039
1,571,203
1,517,140

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,055,907
1,922,472
1,601,970
1,629,223
1,661,448

500,333
465,685
336,074
339,243
350,382

1,375,696
1,289,985
1,133,623
1,139,825
1,153,450

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,744,386
1,861,123
2,084,828
2,224,739
2,418,096

360,329
376,002
414,068
437,492
458,236

1,224,826
1,324,057
1,490,731
1,608,391
1,771,003

2005
2006

2,545,079
2,648,570

458,588
459,805

1,850,002
1,923,288

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
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.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Applications

65 or older
10,086,367
1,979,494
194,472
846,051
391,405
257,698
269,530
263,070
267,198
280,305
190,117
146,485
196,613
291,697
231,090
243,556
239,164
225,848
242,755
247,250
243,578
243,941
235,316
203,007
179,878
166,802
132,273
150,155
157,616
159,231
161,064
180,029
178,856
188,857
236,489
265,477

ord format), 100 percent data.

1987 to 1999. Totals do not include
om 1991 to 1995.
to the Permanently and Totally Disabled

Applications
Table 32.
Applications for children under age 18, by selected characteristics, 1998–2006
Characteristic

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

339,243

350,382

360,329

376,002

414,068

437,492

458,236

458,588

Age
Under 5
5–12
13–17

122,635
159,945
56,663

124,374
167,169
58,839

125,428
172,275
62,626

131,613
177,909
66,480

140,610
197,425
76,033

145,506
208,354
83,632

150,283
217,010
90,943

154,450
210,763
93,375

Sex
Male
Female

212,619
126,624

219,807
130,575

225,626
134,703

235,121
140,881

258,940
155,128

274,605
162,887

287,629
170,607

287,157
171,431

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen

337,041
2,202

348,131
2,251

358,265
2,064

373,855
2,147

411,812
2,256

435,385
2,107

456,020
2,216

456,326
2,262

11,706
34,727
33,738
87,320
64,057
45,380
15,318
6,061
33,186
7,524
226

11,668
33,222
35,743
92,440
65,659
47,999
15,371
6,042
33,523
8,531
184

11,764
33,667
35,528
99,280
66,177
49,626
15,038
6,123
34,104
8,870
152

11,824
33,691
37,162
105,465
70,370
50,551
15,530
6,339
35,647
9,276
147

12,984
35,414
41,441
115,207
77,096
58,794
16,440
6,725
39,724
10,130
113

13,651
35,721
43,289
120,265
82,158
67,139
16,695
7,188
41,385
9,925
76

14,300
38,223
45,582
122,287
84,100
74,880
17,332
7,542
43,201
10,721
68

15,902
37,451
47,489
119,201
83,524
74,199
17,620
7,601
44,392
11,134
75

Total

a

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), 100 percent data.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Applications

2006
459,805
156,241
209,901
93,663
286,975
172,830
457,610
2,195
16,282
37,052
48,628
118,180
83,619
76,527
17,560
7,869
43,015
11,009
64
percent data.

Applications
Table 33.
Applications for adults aged 18–64, by selected characteristics, 1998–2006
Characteristic

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

1,139,825

1,153,450

1,224,826

1,324,057

1,490,731

1,608,391

1,771,003

1,850,002

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

81,197
132,985
272,066
320,162
259,156
74,259

85,488
131,204
266,978
328,615
265,262
75,903

90,994
135,688
271,472
355,328
291,945
79,399

99,251
147,194
283,462
387,448
320,975
85,727

110,690
169,969
306,718
438,578
367,740
97,036

116,569
181,987
314,586
472,602
412,175
110,472

124,284
198,991
330,160
519,999
470,120
127,449

123,561
202,177
323,024
533,307
519,426
148,507

Sex
Men
Women

548,880
590,945

554,630
598,820

590,330
634,496

644,606
679,451

732,740
757,991

793,711
814,680

869,693
901,310

911,021
938,981

1,071,153
68,672

1,082,600
70,850

1,156,008
68,818

1,254,051
70,006

1,416,935
73,796

1,534,995
73,396

1,694,842
76,161

1,774,054
75,948

50,245
112,139
110,332
284,814
168,713
140,562
52,576
24,865
158,123
36,592
864

48,893
109,161
112,712
288,111
167,056
147,855
54,723
25,789
158,421
40,050
679

49,006
108,853
117,143
316,528
186,104
159,477
58,842
27,252
156,846
44,021
754

50,967
117,352
124,290
344,111
208,019
172,406
64,749
29,760
163,422
48,201
780

55,580
120,711
140,586
381,188
241,983
203,521
71,632
33,584
188,348
52,661
937

64,098
121,097
154,770
396,605
269,757
227,721
75,766
35,896
206,089
55,533
1,059

70,315
128,341
170,232
426,469
300,502
256,360
84,259
43,112
226,244
63,950
1,219

84,732
128,653
179,519
442,705
314,824
259,523
85,892
44,970
238,936
69,081
1,167

Total

a

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen
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), 100 percent data.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Applications

2006
1,923,288
126,991
207,438
322,096
541,692
559,756
165,315
946,356
976,932
1,847,683
75,605
89,743
135,340
188,425
456,661
336,938
263,222
88,517
45,813
245,983
71,511
1,135
percent data.

Applications
Table 34.
Applications for adults aged 65 or older, by selected characteristics, 1998–2006
Characteristic

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

150,155

157,616

159,231

161,064

180,029

178,856

188,857

236,489

Age
65–69
70–74
75 or older

82,165
29,607
38,383

86,379
31,225
40,012

87,055
32,288
39,888

88,070
33,179
39,815

96,288
38,941
44,800

96,301
38,142
44,413

100,905
40,849
47,103

123,000
50,805
62,684

Sex
Men
Women

54,668
95,487

58,001
99,615

59,877
99,354

60,772
100,292

69,067
110,962

69,664
109,192

74,377
114,480

92,907
143,582

101,319
48,836

107,201
50,415

110,197
49,034

110,164
50,900

117,383
62,646

119,793
59,063

126,554
62,303

161,489
75,000

6,104
20,877
11,022
30,907
11,648
17,628
3,213
2,181
43,016
3,523
36

6,226
21,620
11,830
31,633
11,877
19,413
3,189
2,289
45,480
4,041
18

6,120
22,302
11,372
31,330
12,469
20,067
3,420
2,744
45,402
3,991
14

5,869
23,917
10,900
31,555
12,097
21,392
2,971
2,553
45,712
4,086
12

6,053
26,697
11,102
35,529
12,414
22,864
2,919
2,701
55,706
4,037
7

6,764
24,676
11,029
33,119
12,855
22,919
2,854
2,831
56,935
4,867
7

7,083
26,164
11,137
34,616
13,932
24,108
2,976
3,088
61,107
4,641
5

12,694
46,708
11,876
41,269
17,491
26,000
3,439
3,556
67,661
5,780
15

Total

a

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen
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), 100 percent data.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Applications

2006
265,477
143,383
54,000
68,094
107,695
157,782
192,123
73,354
18,979
44,841
12,288
44,856
23,408
27,266
5,077
3,961
77,219
7,569
13
percent data.

Applications
Table 35.
All applications, by state or other area and age of applicant, 2006
State or area

Total

Under 18

18–64

2,648,570

459,805

1,923,288

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

57,368
6,003
38,575
41,833
303,317

12,624
521
6,052
9,956
33,857

42,539
4,505
29,872
30,575
198,336

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

26,849
28,581
6,293
6,697
167,876

3,448
3,375
1,407
1,260
31,588

21,275
19,464
4,681
5,072
111,702

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

85,965
6,921
10,845
94,934
55,350

16,592
566
1,717
19,448
10,323

64,681
5,093
8,646
68,988
43,027

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

22,126
20,743
59,365
57,310
12,689

3,577
3,294
10,790
13,513
1,429

16,877
16,595
46,356
41,164
10,131

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

39,327
60,169
97,923
32,863
48,611

6,150
8,209
19,063
5,233
11,091

30,776
42,164
75,625
24,758
35,317

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

55,166
6,970
13,119
17,189
7,578

8,831
933
1,858
2,459
918

44,697
5,743
10,348
12,588
6,342

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

51,251
19,509
165,982
89,607
3,914

9,325
2,931
27,727
16,277
499

34,681
15,173
100,659
68,988
3,055

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

122,001
36,415
27,199
123,244
11,227

21,526
6,172
3,037
26,834
1,656

93,024
28,354
22,082
90,926
7,792

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

47,478
5,761
63,427
211,948
11,162

8,723
969
10,495
43,955
1,682

36,542
4,344
50,536
147,956
8,852

All areas

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands
Unknown

4,760
48,707
46,042
25,073
40,894
2,987

695
9,487
5,734
3,490
8,026
338

3,850
36,063
36,278
20,907
31,516
2,544

215

81

94

1,212

64

1,135

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Applications

65 or older
265,477
2,205
977
2,651
1,302
71,124
2,126
5,742
205
365
24,586
4,692
1,262
482
6,498
2,000
1,672
854
2,219
2,633
1,129
2,401
9,796
3,235
2,872
2,203
1,638
294
913
2,142
318
7,245
1,405
37,596
4,342
360
7,451
1,889
2,080
5,484
1,779
2,213
448
2,396
20,037
628

d format), 100 percent data.

215
3,157
4,030
676
1,352
105
40
13

Applications
Table 36.
All applicants, by year of first application and age, 1973–2006
Year

All ages a

Under 18

18–64

Total

40,627,469

6,706,066

26,336,527

State conversions b

3,402,447

3,939

1,419,029

Federal applications
1973
1974

279,923
2,007,786

4,921
122,958

81,976
1,064,223

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1,303,896
971,621
943,084
899,731
912,850

93,684
75,158
81,750
84,845
89,054

859,790
686,086
661,112
629,784
637,521

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

936,442
721,999
604,008
645,244
736,509

93,059
74,306
72,480
78,616
81,634

652,690
529,231
448,905
467,151
486,922

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

857,757
933,045
892,945
839,066
852,453

91,242
97,656
98,174
96,325
98,931

628,241
689,437
653,728
608,131
605,939

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

978,993
1,198,677
1,451,391
1,624,332
1,571,525

129,266
208,822
336,632
440,585
459,531

695,281
835,058
955,060
1,030,912
982,275

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

1,381,111
1,246,066
981,841
984,062
996,186

406,498
361,211
256,888
251,074
256,120

860,162
780,058
644,982
640,585
641,973

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,038,677
1,127,672
1,278,653
1,367,391
1,489,330

259,137
272,977
302,682
320,201
336,735

680,397
753,650
862,899
938,352
1,038,077

2005
2006

1,559,272
1,611,484

335,539
333,436

1,079,252
1,107,658

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
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.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Applications

65 or older
7,584,876
1,979,479
193,026
820,605
350,422
210,377
200,222
185,102
186,275
190,693
118,462
82,623
99,477
167,953
138,274
145,952
141,043
134,610
147,583
154,446
154,797
159,699
152,835
129,719
114,451
104,797
79,971
92,403
98,093
99,143
101,045
113,072
108,838
114,518
144,481
170,390

d format), 100 percent data.

1987 to 1999. Totals do not include
om 1991 to 1995.

to the Permanently and Totally Disabled