7.

A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A1—Number of persons receiving federally administered payments, total amount, and average monthly
amount, by source of payment, eligibility category, and age, December 2001
Category
Source of payment

Total

Aged

Age

Blind

Disabled

Under 18

18–64

65 or older a

Number of persons
Total ...............................................................

6,688,489

1,264,463

78,255

5,345,771

881,836

3,811,494

1,995,159

Federal payment only .............................................
Federal payment and state supplementation..........
State supplementation only.....................................

4,168,484
2,241,654
278,351

643,511
521,314
99,638

42,547
30,264
5,444

3,482,426
1,690,076
173,269

631,901
247,551
2,384

2,458,058
1,218,480
134,956

1,078,525
775,623
141,011

Total with—
Federal payment ..................................................
State supplementation..........................................

6,410,138
2,520,005

1,164,825
620,952

72,811
35,708

5,172,502
1,863,345

879,452
249,935

3,676,538
1,353,436

1,854,148
916,634

Amount of payments b (thousands of dollars)
Total ...............................................................

2,839,520

400,762

34,425

2,404,333

456,196

1,745,532

637,793

Federal payments ...................................................
State supplementation ............................................

2,537,423
302,098

318,398
82,364

28,043
6,383

2,190,982
213,351

441,738
14,458

1,578,858
166,674

516,827
120,966

Average monthly amount c (dollars)
Total ...............................................................

393.96

314.22

428.04

412.46

476.09

415.97

316.55

Federal payments ...................................................
State supplementation ............................................

366.31
113.65

271.13
130.89

374.72
173.98

387.80
106.72

462.23
53.06

389.41
113.55

276.17
130.12

a. Includes approximately 18,300 blind and 712,400 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 amount, and
average monthly amount, by source of payment and eligibility category, December 2001
Aged
Source of payment

Individual

Blind
Couple

Individual

Disabled
Couple

Individual

Couple

Blind and
disabled
under age 18

Number
Total ...............................................................

1,008,608

132,590

66,600

2,987

4,180,867

139,712

881,836

Federal payment only .............................................
Federal payment and state supplementation..........
State supplementation only.....................................

543,603
390,099
74,906

51,154
69,110
12,326

36,550
25,142
4,908

1,289
1,437
261

2,690,761
1,333,929
156,177

80,321
52,231
7,160

631,901
247,551
2,384

Total with—
Federal payment ..................................................
State supplementation..........................................

933,702
465,005

120,264
81,436

61,692
30,050

2,726
1,698

4,024,690
1,490,106

132,552
59,391

879,452
249,935

Amount of payments a (thousands of dollars)
Total ...............................................................

312,337

93,254

28,885

2,405

1,853,394

93,048

456,196

Federal payments ...................................................
State supplementation ............................................

255,495
56,842

66,560
26,694

23,683
5,202

1,583
822

1,673,446
179,948

74,917
18,131

441,738
14,458

Average monthly amount

b

(dollars)

Total ...............................................................

307.03

695.18

422.70

783.09

405.58

634.35

476.09

Federal payments ...................................................
State supplementation ............................................

271.46
120.47

547.66
323.53

374.09
168.90

570.44
465.12

379.69
112.36

538.87
291.34

462.23
53.06

a. Includes retroactive payments.
b. Excludes retroactive payments.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

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7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A3—Number of persons receiving payments, by source of payment and eligibility category, January 1974
and December 1975–2001, selected years
State supplementation
Federally administered
Total, federally
administered
supplementation

State administered
Total, state
State
administered administered
supplementation
only

Total

Federally
administered

Federal
SSI

Total

January 1974 ...........................
December
1975 .....................................
1980 .....................................
1985 .....................................
1990 .....................................

3,248,949

3,215,632

2,955,959

1,838,602

1,480,309

259,673

358,293

33,317

4,359,625
4,194,100
4,200,177
4,888,180

4,314,275
4,142,017
4,138,021
4,817,127

3,893,419
3,682,411
3,799,092
4,412,131

1,987,409
1,934,239
1,915,503
2,343,803

1,684,018
1,684,765
1,660,847
2,058,273

420,856
459,606
338,929
404,996

303,391
249,474
254,656
285,530

45,350
52,083
62,156
71,053

1995 .....................................
1996 .....................................
1997 .....................................
1998 .....................................
1999 .....................................

6,575,753
6,676,729
6,564,613
6,649,465
6,641,256

6,514,134
6,613,718
6,494,985
6,566,069
6,556,634

6,194,493
6,325,531
6,211,867
6,289,070
6,274,707

2,817,408
2,731,681
3,029,449
3,072,392
3,116,309

2,517,805
2,421,470
2,372,479
2,411,707
2,441,482

319,641
288,187
283,118
276,999
281,927

299,603
310,211
656,970
660,685
674,827

61,619
63,011
69,628
83,396
84,622

2000 .....................................
2001 .....................................

6,685,169
6,775,548

6,601,686
6,688,489

6,319,907
6,410,138

3,163,504
3,209,168

2,480,637
2,520,005

281,779
278,351

682,867
689,163

83,483
87,059

Month and year

Federal SSI
only

All persons

Aged
January 1974 ...........................
December
1975 .....................................
1980 .....................................
1985 .....................................
1990 .....................................

1,889,898

1,865,109

1,690,496

1,022,244

770,318

174,613

251,926

24,789

2,333,685
1,838,381
1,529,674
1,484,160

2,307,105
1,807,776
1,504,469
1,454,041

2,024,765
1,533,366
1,322,292
1,256,623

1,028,596
837,318
698,634
765,420

843,917
702,763
583,913
649,530

282,340
274,410
182,177
197,418

184,679
134,555
114,721
115,890

26,580
30,605
25,205
30,119

1995 .....................................
1996 .....................................
1997 .....................................
1998 .....................................
1999 .....................................

1,479,415
1,446,321
1,395,845
1,369,206
1,346,771

1,446,122
1,412,632
1,362,350
1,331,782
1,308,062

1,314,720
1,296,462
1,251,374
1,225,578
1,203,056

777,841
752,760
750,168
756,209
759,681

663,390
638,173
619,516
617,984
620,261

131,402
116,170
110,976
106,204
105,006

114,451
114,587
130,652
138,225
139,420

33,293
33,689
33,495
37,424
38,709

2000 .....................................
2001 .....................................

1,327,567
1,304,273

1,289,339
1,264,463

1,186,309
1,164,825

767,312
764,606

622,668
620,952

103,030
99,638

144,644
143,654

38,228
39,810

Blind
January 1974 ...........................
December
1975 .....................................
1980 .....................................
1985 .....................................
1990 .....................................

73,850

72,390

55,680

45,828

37,326

16,710

8,502

1,460

75,315
79,139
82,622
84,109

74,489
78,401
82,220
83,686

68,375
68,945
73,817
74,781

36,309
39,863
41,323
43,376

31,376
36,214
38,291
40,334

6,114
9,456
8,403
8,905

4,933
3,649
3,032
3,042

826
738
402
423

1995 .....................................
1996 .....................................
1997 .....................................
1998 .....................................
1999 .....................................

84,273
82,815
81,449
81,029
80,097

83,545
82,137
80,778
80,243
79,291

77,064
76,180
74,926
74,623
73,579

42,272
40,173
40,593
40,828
40,765

38,695
36,759
36,050
36,193
36,118

6,481
5,957
5,852
5,620
5,712

3,577
3,414
4,543
4,635
4,647

728
678
671
786
806

2000 .....................................
2001 .....................................

79,295
79,058

78,511
78,255

72,931
72,811

40,585
40,272

35,940
35,708

5,580
5,444

4,645
4,564

784
803

Disabled
January 1974 ...........................
December
1975 .....................................
1980 .....................................
1985 .....................................
1990 .....................................

1,285,201

1,278,122

1,209,783

769,501

672,575

68,350

96,926

7,068

1,950,625
2,276,130
2,586,741
3,319,911

1,932,681
2,255,840
2,551,332
3,279,400

1,800,279
2,080,100
2,402,983
3,080,727

922,229
1,050,155
1,167,326
1,535,007

808,725
945,788
1,038,643
1,368,409

132,402
175,740
148,349
198,673

113,504
104,367
128,683
166,598

17,944
20,290
35,409
40,511

1995 .....................................
1996 .....................................
1997 .....................................
1998 .....................................
1999 .....................................

5,010,326
5,145,850
5,078,995
5,190,815
5,205,997

4,984,467
5,118,949
5,051,857
5,154,044
5,169,281

4,802,709
4,952,889
4,885,567
4,988,869
4,998,072

1,995,262
1,933,493
1,998,187
2,067,530
2,107,982

1,815,720
1,746,538
1,716,913
1,757,530
1,785,103

181,758
166,060
166,290
165,175
171,209

179,542
186,955
281,274
310,000
322,879

25,859
26,901
27,138
36,771
36,716

2000 .....................................
2001 .....................................

5,270,126
5,384,121

5,233,836
5,345,771

5,060,667
5,172,502

2,147,945
2,196,639

1,822,029
1,863,345

173,169
173,269

325,916
333,294

36,290
38,350

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

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7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A4—Total annual amount of payments, by source of payment and eligibility category, selected years
1974–2001 (in thousands of dollars)
State supplementation
Total a

Year

Federal
SSI

Federally
administered

State
administered a

All persons
1974........................................................................
1975........................................................................
1980........................................................................
1985........................................................................
1990........................................................................

5,245,719
5,878,224
7,940,734
11,060,476
16,598,680

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

1,263,652
1,402,534
1,848,286
1,972,597
3,239,154

148,906
162,152
226,094
310,538
465,721

1995........................................................................
1996........................................................................
1997........................................................................
1998........................................................................
1999........................................................................

27,627,658
28,791,924
29,052,089
30,216,345
30,959,475

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

3,117,850
2,987,596
2,913,181
3,003,415
3,300,976

590,378
539,450
681,521
808,137
853,343

2000........................................................................
2001........................................................................

31,564,439
33,060,819

27,290,248
28,705,503

3,381,451
3,460,353

892,740
894,963

1974........................................................................
1975........................................................................
1980........................................................................
1985........................................................................
1990........................................................................

2,503,407
2,604,792
2,734,270
3,034,596
3,736,104

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

631,292
673,535
756,829
694,114
1,038,006

89,373
88,277
117,247
137,925
176,716

1995........................................................................
1996........................................................................
1997........................................................................
1998........................................................................
1999........................................................................

4,467,146
4,507,202
4,531,973
4,424,877
4,724,748

3,374,772
3,449,407
3,479,948
3,327,856
3,514,689

864,450
833,091
823,581
838,375
921,332

227,924
224,705
228,444
258,646
271,003

2000........................................................................
2001........................................................................

4,811,048
4,958,644

3,595,384
3,708,527

942,530
955,549

283,073
294,568

Aged

Blind
1974........................................................................
1975........................................................................
1980........................................................................
1985........................................................................
1990........................................................................

130,195
130,936
190,075
264,162
334,120

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

34,483
34,813
54,321
64,657
90,534

4,404
3,696
4,248
4,322
5,171

1995........................................................................
1996........................................................................
1997........................................................................
1998........................................................................
1999........................................................................

375,512
371,869
374,857
366,452
391,181

298,238
298,897
302,656
291,050
308,556

69,203
65,894
65,189
67,137
73,028

8,071
7,077
7,012
8,265
8,557

2000........................................................................
2001........................................................................

394,484
407,371

312,144
323,895

73,688
74,729

8,636
8,747

Disabled
1974........................................................................
1975........................................................................
1980........................................................................
1985........................................................................
1990........................................................................

2,601,936
3,142,476
5,013,948
7,754,588
12,520,568

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

597,876
694,186
1,037,137
1,213,826
2,110,615

44,948
70,159
102,156
161,161
275,946

1995........................................................................
1996........................................................................
1997........................................................................
1998........................................................................
1999........................................................................

22,778,547
23,905,578
24,006,254
25,304,721
25,722,400

20,246,415
21,516,579
21,685,421
22,785,879
22,598,270

2,184,197
2,088,610
2,024,410
2,097,903
2,306,616

347,935
300,389
296,423
420,939
452,640

2000........................................................................
2001........................................................................

26,189,350
27,611,303

23,399,442
24,695,630

2,365,233
2,430,077

479,635
485,596

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.

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Table 7.A5—Average monthly amount, by source of payment and eligibility category, December 1975–2001,
selected years (in dollars)
State supplementation
Year

Total

Federally
administered

Federal
SSI

Total

Federally
administered

State
administered a

Total
1975.........................................
1980.........................................
1985.........................................
1990.........................................

108.46
164.66
220.70
279.91

106.33
161.92
218.09
276.45

90.59
138.14
193.77
241.52

57.55
93.44
99.37
128.24

61.72
95.17
99.39
127.83

38.69
81.57
99.21
131.32

1995.........................................
1996.........................................
1997.........................................
1998.........................................
1999.........................................

338.73
347.62
356.96
365.28
374.96

335.45
343.88
350.58
359.45
368.53

312.83
322.11
327.53
336.06
341.86

103.23
104.82
101.46
102.47
110.44

98.66
98.80
101.92
102.33
110.92

142.59
152.91
99.82
102.97
108.70

2000.........................................
2001.........................................

385.52
400.06

378.82
393.96

351.48
366.31

112.16
112.65

112.50
113.65

110.95
109.03

1975.........................................
1980.........................................
1985.........................................
1990.........................................

88.91
130.28
168.16
213.40

86.72
126.66
164.01
208.26

73.77
105.69
141.41
170.74

50.61
92.64
101.25
133.62

57.38
95.60
103.58
136.31

28.68
77.55
89.91
118.82

1995.........................................
1996.........................................
1997.........................................
1998.........................................
1999.........................................

256.66
267.69
275.83
285.95
298.23

250.27
260.27
268.46
277.45
289.19

220.15
228.25
235.45
243.28
249.36

116.26
120.53
120.11
123.29
133.51

109.62
111.74
114.35
115.29
125.90

153.94
168.66
147.09
158.80
167.17

2000.........................................
2001.........................................

309.40
322.69

299.69
314.22

258.12
271.13

135.88
137.06

128.46
130.89

167.49
163.52

Aged

Blind
1975.........................................
1980.........................................
1985.........................................
1990.........................................

140.20
195.60
263.86
323.31

137.58
192.51
260.25
319.03

112.69
163.36
224.31
267.34

68.81
109.79
121.76
165.57

78.57
111.41
122.15
167.29

35.40
97.56
118.07
148.26

1995.........................................
1996.........................................
1997.........................................
1998.........................................
1999.........................................

360.61
366.59
385.42
395.20
407.19

355.24
362.07
381.65
390.19
401.99

317.06
326.16
337.79
344.77
350.72

143.65
141.92
149.55
154.21
166.66

138.31
138.18
152.83
154.33
167.64

188.15
171.65
123.70
153.18
159.15

2000.........................................
2001.........................................

418.14
432.89

413.22
428.04

360.51
374.72

168.91
172.27

171.01
173.98

154.79
159.85

1975.........................................
1980.........................................
1985.........................................
1990.........................................

130.59
190.96
248.36
305.82

128.49
188.70
246.50
302.78

108.55
160.78
219.61
266.84

65.63
93.57
97.73
125.01

65.68
94.38
96.63
123.36

65.20
86.19
107.06
139.70

1995.........................................
1996.........................................
1997.........................................
1998.........................................
1999.........................................

360.99
368.65
375.45
384.67
393.18

358.18
365.49
372.52
380.46
388.29

336.39
345.36
351.28
359.07
364.24

97.76
98.32
95.09
99.32
107.06

94.26
93.63
96.29
96.63
104.52

134.44
142.92
87.88
114.30
120.92

2000.........................................
2001.........................................

402.93
417.16

397.92
412.46

373.41
387.80

108.66
109.10

105.86
106.72

124.09
122.29

Disabled

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.

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Table 7.A8—Number of federally administered awards, by eligibility category and age, 1974–2001
Category
Year

Age

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All awards ............................

23,041,300

7,041,170

283,770

15,575,910

2,653,770

13,417,740

6,969,790

Awards based on
state conversions a ....................

3,150,690

1,760,970

77,810

1,311,910

3,160

1,303,490

1,844,040

Federal applications
1974.......................................
1975.......................................
1976.......................................
1977.......................................
1978.......................................
1979.......................................

1,337,630
927,770
674,560
643,480
566,110
517,010

770,880
350,130
222,900
214,220
193,670
177,140

8,700
9,090
7,040
8,250
7,910
7,870

558,050
568,550
444,620
280,560
364,530
332,000

66,970
62,900
45,060
50,960
47,060
45,810

497,910
513,590
408,010
381,620
329,170
299,330

772,750
351,280
221,490
210,900
189,880
171,870

1980.......................................
1981.......................................
1982.......................................
1983.......................................
1984.......................................

526,780
411,500
342,650
458,590
586,700

185,340
122,690
103,350
152,800
217,210

8,850
8,250
6,810
7,760
8,950

332,590
280,560
232,490
298,030
360,540

46,240
39,020
35,680
42,110
45,750

299,950
254,880
206,550
267,620
331,340

180,590
117,600
100,420
148,860
209,610

1985.......................................
1986.......................................
1987.......................................
1988.......................................
1989.......................................

527,790
603,560
589,460
578,340
629,500

155,880
159,740
166,250
168,570
188,040

8,290
7,780
8,420
7,150
7,040

363,620
436,040
414,790
402,620
434,420

46,580
51,060
48,490
47,570
51,530

335,340
404,470
386,970
374,290
401,060

145,870
148,030
154,000
156,480
176,910

1990.......................................
1991.......................................
1992.......................................
1993.......................................
1994.......................................

718,300
822,880
1,049,250
1,054,190
944,780

193,380
189,860
190,170
185,770
158,400

7,980
7,570
8,260
7,040
6,600

516,940
625,450
850,820
861,380
779,780

76,120
126,190
221,120
236,250
203,220

459,800
518,610
650,260
644,810
595,620

182,380
178,080
177,870
173,130
145,940

1995.......................................
1996.......................................
1997.......................................
1998.......................................
1999.......................................

893,440
798,000
673,390
739,680
757,580

142,140
124,020
93,810
108,920
120,630

5,950
5,540
4,870
6,320
5,840

745,350
668,440
574,710
624,440
631,110

177,620
144,300
116,350
135,650
139,480

586,120
535,270
461,580
489,950
494,180

129,700
118,430
95,460
114,080
123,920

2000.......................................
2001.......................................

747,170
770,520

116,470
107,820

5,830
6,000

624,870
656,700

144,560
156,970

483,170
502,770

119,440
110,780

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.

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7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A9—Number of persons receiving federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age,
December 1974–2001
Category
Year

Age

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

1974..............................................
1975..............................................
1976..............................................
1977..............................................
1978..............................................
1979..............................................

3,996,064
4,314,275
4,235,939
4,237,692
4,216,925
4,149,575

2,285,909
2,307,105
2,147,697
2,050,921
1,967,900
1,871,716

74,616
74,489
76,366
77,362
76,895
77,250

1,635,539
1,932,681
2,011,876
2,109,409
2,171,890
2,200,609

70,900
107,026
125,412
147,355
165,899
177,306

1,503,155
1,699,394
1,713,594
1,736,879
1,747,126
1,726,553

2,422,009
2,507,855
2,396,933
2,353,458
2,303,900
2,245,716

1980..............................................
1981..............................................
1982..............................................
1983..............................................
1984..............................................

4,142,017
4,018,875
3,857,590
3,901,497
4,029,333

1,807,776
1,678,090
1,548,741
1,515,400
1,530,287

78,401
78,570
77,356
78,960
80,524

2,255,840
2,262,215
2,231,493
2,307,137
2,418,522

190,394
194,890
191,570
198,323
211,587

1,730,847
1,702,895
1,655,279
1,699,774
1,780,459

2,220,776
2,121,090
2,010,741
2,003,400
2,037,287

1985..............................................
1986..............................................
1987..............................................
1988..............................................
1989..............................................

4,138,021
4,269,184
4,384,999
4,463,869
4,593,059

1,504,469
1,473,428
1,455,387
1,433,420
1,439,043

82,220
83,115
83,421
82,864
82,765

2,551,332
2,712,641
2,846,191
2,947,585
3,071,251

227,384
241,198
250,902
255,135
264,890

1,879,168
2,010,458
2,118,710
2,202,714
2,301,926

2,031,469
2,017,528
2,015,387
2,006,020
2,026,243

1990..............................................
1991..............................................
1992..............................................
1993..............................................
1994..............................................

4,817,127
5,118,470
5,566,189
5,984,330
6,295,786

1,454,041
1,464,684
1,471,022
1,474,852
1,465,905

83,686
84,549
85,400
85,456
84,911

3,279,400
3,569,237
4,009,767
4,424,022
4,744,970

308,589
397,162
556,470
722,678
841,474

2,449,897
2,641,524
2,910,016
3,148,413
3,335,255

2,058,641
2,079,784
2,099,703
2,113,239
2,119,057

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................

6,514,134
6,613,718
6,494,985
6,566,069
6,556,634

1,446,122
1,412,632
1,362,350
1,331,782
1,308,062

83,545
82,137
80,778
80,243
79,291

4,984,467
5,118,949
5,051,857
5,154,044
5,169,281

917,048
955,174
879,828
887,066
847,063

3,482,256
3,568,393
3,561,625
3,646,020
3,690,970

2,114,830
2,090,151
2,053,532
2,032,983
2,018,601

2000..............................................
2001..............................................

6,601,686
6,688,489

1,289,339
1,264,463

78,511
78,255

5,233,836
5,345,771

846,784
881,836

3,744,022
3,811,494

2,010,880
1,995,159

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

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