7.

A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A1—Number of recipients of federally administered payments, total payments, and average monthly
payment, by source of payment, eligibility category, and age, December 2002
Total

Aged

Category
Blind

6,787,857

1,251,528

77,658

Federal payment only
Federal payment and state supplementation
State supplementation only

4,326,205
2,179,022
282,630

640,133
511,519
99,876

43,062
29,127
5,469

Total with—
Federal payment
State supplementation

6,505,227
2,461,652

1,151,652
611,395

72,189
34,596

Source of payment

Age
Disabled

65 or older a

Under 18

18–64

5,458,671

914,821

3,877,752

1,995,284

3,643,010
1,638,376
177,285

668,217
243,974
2,630

2,570,005
1,169,651
138,096

1,087,983
765,397
141,904

5,281,386
1,815,661

912,191
246,604

3,739,656
1,307,747

1,853,380
907,301

Number of recipients
Total

Total payments b (thousands of dollars)
Total

2,951,425

415,574

35,144

2,500,707

475,974

1,808,645

666,806

Federal payments
State supplementation

2,623,339
328,086

325,286
90,288

28,264
6,880

2,269,789
230,918

459,966
16,008

1,629,676
178,969

533,697
133,109

Average monthly payment c (dollars)
Total

407.42

330.04

444.54

424.75

487.73

427.73

332.03

Federal payments
State supplementation

376.76
127.53

280.86
146.17

384.79
194.32

397.71
119.94

472.67
60.72

398.82
127.71

286.20
145.22

a. Includes approximately 17,900 blind and 725,900 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 payments, and
average monthly payment, by source of payment and eligibility category, December 2002
Aged
Source of payment

Blind

Disabled

Individual

Couple

Individual

Couple

993,038

133,438

66,123

Federal payment only
Federal payment and state supplementation
State supplementation only

538,199
380,534
74,305

52,062
68,694
12,682

37,052
24,163
4,908

Total with—
Federal payment
State supplementation

918,733
454,839

120,756
81,376

61,215
29,071

2,682
1,678

Blind and
disabled
under age 18

Individual

Couple

2,949

4,255,127

142,987

914,821

1,271
1,411
267

2,811,001
1,284,671
159,455

82,481
53,038
7,468

668,217
243,974
2,630

4,095,672
1,444,126

135,519
60,506

912,191
246,604

Number of recipients
Total

Total payments a (thousands of dollars)
Total

321,856

98,350

29,519

2,499

1,923,954

99,273

475,974

Federal payments
State supplementation

260,024
61,832

68,697
29,653

23,906
5,613

1,623
876

1,730,375
193,579

78,749
20,525

459,966
16,008

Total

322.26

730.49

438.66

825.60

417.63

662.65

487.73

Federal payments
State supplementation

281.54
134.45

564.62
360.41

383.73
189.06

589.77
510.68

389.32
126.23

554.78
324.74

472.67
60.72

Average monthly payment (dollars)

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

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 7.1

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A3—Number of recipients, by eligibility category and source of payment, January 1974 and
December 1975–2002, selected years

Month and year

Total

Federally
administered

Federal
SSI

Total

State supplementation
Federally administered
Total, federally
Federally
administered administered
supplementation
only

State administered
Total, state
State
administered administered
supplementation
only

All recipients
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
2000
2001
2002

6,575,753
6,685,169
6,775,548
6,939,844

6,514,134
6,601,686
6,688,489
6,787,857

6,194,493
6,319,907
6,410,138
6,505,227

2,817,408
3,163,504
3,209,168
3,014,219

2,517,805
2,480,637
2,520,005
2,461,652

319,641
281,779
278,351
282,630

299,603
682,867
689,163
552,567

61,619
83,483
87,059
151,989

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
2000
2001
2002

1,479,415
1,327,567
1,304,273
1,291,394

1,446,122
1,289,339
1,264,463
1,251,528

1,314,720
1,186,309
1,164,825
1,151,652

777,841
767,312
764,606
750,246

663,390
622,668
620,952
611,395

131,402
103,030
99,638
99,876

114,451
144,644
143,654
138,851

33,293
38,228
39,810
39,866

Aged

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
2000
2001
2002

84,273
79,295
79,058
78,476

83,545
78,511
78,255
77,658

77,064
72,931
72,811
72,189

42,272
40,585
40,272
39,123

38,695
35,940
35,708
34,596

6,481
5,580
5,444
5,469

3,577
4,645
4,564
4,527

728
784
803
818

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
2000
2001
2002

5,010,326
5,270,126
5,384,121
5,496,622

4,984,467
5,233,836
5,345,771
5,458,671

4,802,709
5,060,667
5,172,502
5,281,386

1,995,262
2,147,945
2,196,639
2,147,705

1,815,720
1,822,029
1,863,345
1,815,661

181,758
173,169
173,269
177,285

179,542
325,916
333,294
332,044

25,859
36,290
38,350
37,951

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

7.2 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A4—Total payments, by eligibility category and source of payment, selected years 1974–2002
(in thousands of dollars)

Year

Total

Federally
administered

Federal
SSI

State supplementation
Federally
Total
administered

State
administered a

All recipients
1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

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

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

1,412,558
1,564,686
2,074,380
2,283,135
3,704,875

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
2000
2001
2002

27,627,658
31,564,439
33,060,819
34,566,844

27,037,280
30,671,699
32,165,856
33,718,999

23,919,430
27,290,248
28,705,503
29,898,765

3,708,228
4,274,191
4,355,316
4,668,079

3,117,850
3,381,451
3,460,353
3,820,234

590,378
892,740
894,963
847,845

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

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

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

720,665
761,812
874,076
832,039
1,214,722

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

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

1995
2000
2001
2002

4,467,146
4,811,048
4,958,644
5,085,554

4,239,222
4,537,914
4,664,076
4,802,792

3,374,772
3,595,384
3,708,527
3,751,491

1,092,374
1,225,603
1,250,117
1,334,063

864,450
942,530
955,549
1,051,301

227,924
283,073
294,568
282,762

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

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

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

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

38,887
38,509
58,569
68,979
95,705

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

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

1995
2000
2001
2002

375,512
394,484
407,371
426,409

367,441
385,832
398,624
416,454

298,238
312,144
323,895
335,405

77,274
82,324
83,476
91,004

69,203
73,688
74,729
81,049

8,071
8,636
8,747
9,955

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990

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

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

642,824
764,345
1,139,293
1,374,987
2,386,561

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

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

1995
2000
2001
2002

22,778,547
26,189,350
27,611,303
28,996,405

22,430,612
25,764,675
27,125,707
28,531,939

20,246,415
23,399,442
24,695,630
25,844,055

2,532,132
2,844,868
2,915,673
3,184,518

2,184,197
2,365,233
2,430,077
2,687,884

347,935
479,635
485,596
496,634

Aged

Blind

Disabled

a. Includes data not distributed by category.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Stella M. Coleman (410) 965-0157 and Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 7.3

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A5—Average monthly payment, by eligibility category and source of payment, December 1975–2002,
selected years (in dollars)

Year

Total

Federally
administered

Federal
SSI

State supplementation
Federally
Total
administered

State
administered a

All recipients
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
2000
2001
2002

338.73
385.52
400.06
408.64

335.45
378.82
393.96
407.42

312.83
351.48
366.31
376.76

103.23
112.16
112.65
127.45

98.66
112.50
113.65
127.53

142.59
110.95
109.03
110.62

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
2000
2001
2002

256.66
309.40
322.69
338.01

250.27
299.69
314.22
330.04

220.15
258.12
271.13
280.86

116.26
135.88
137.06
150.29

109.62
128.46
130.89
146.17

153.94
167.49
163.52
168.24

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
2000
2001
2002

360.61
418.14
432.89
449.41

355.24
413.22
428.04
444.54

317.06
360.51
374.72
384.79

143.65
168.91
172.27
190.78

138.31
171.01
173.98
194.31

188.15
154.79
159.85
163.91

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
2000
2001
2002

360.99
402.93
417.16
429.37

358.18
397.92
412.46
424.75

336.39
373.41
387.80
397.71

97.76
108.66
109.10
120.55

94.26
105.86
106.72
119.94

134.44
124.09
122.29
123.81

Aged

Blind

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.

7.4 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A8—Number of federally administered awards, by eligibility category and age, 1974–2002
Total

Aged

Category
Blind

Disabled

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All awards

23,858,560

7,156,810

287,570

16,414,180

2,821,660

13,728,010

7,308,890

State conversions a

3,158,410

1,763,250

77,660

1,317,500

2,620

1,305,060

1,850,730

Federal applications
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1,329,870
927,800
674,580
643,480
566,190
517,010

767,340
349,800
222,600
213,990
193,610
176,980

8,230
9,020
6,990
8,180
7,860
7,820

554,300
568,980
444,990
421,310
364,720
332,210

66,880
62,880
45,030
50,970
47,050
45,810

491,170
508,950
403,350
375,950
323,170
292,380

771,820
355,970
226,200
216,560
195,970
178,820

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

526,790
411,510
342,680
458,610
586,670

185,150
122,680
103,330
152,730
217,100

8,790
8,180
6,770
7,730
8,780

332,850
280,650
232,580
298,150
360,790

46,260
39,050
35,670
42,110
45,740

293,740
248,340
202,590
262,660
322,390

186,790
124,120
104,420
153,840
218,540

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

527,800
603,580
589,440
578,370
629,460

155,820
159,590
166,210
168,720
188,280

8,220
7,770
8,290
7,130
7,010

363,760
436,220
414,940
402,520
434,170

46,590
51,020
48,480
47,560
51,520

324,070
391,600
373,320
361,070
388,120

157,140
160,960
167,640
169,740
189,820

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

718,310
822,890
1,049,260
1,054,170
944,830

193,680
190,000
190,840
186,420
158,900

7,820
7,480
8,210
6,870
6,470

516,810
625,410
850,210
860,880
779,460

76,070
126,190
221,080
236,220
203,190

446,940
504,860
636,300
630,030
580,640

195,300
191,840
191,880
187,920
161,000

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

893,460
797,970
673,340
739,410
757,270

142,830
124,650
94,230
109,570
121,000

5,800
5,400
4,920
6,440
5,940

744,830
667,920
574,190
623,400
630,330

177,550
144,270
116,280
135,600
139,400

571,080
526,690
461,260
489,240
493,960

144,830
127,010
95,800
114,570
123,910

2000
2001
2002

747,010
770,340
818,050

116,610
107,950
112,950

5,930
6,110
5,750

624,470
656,280
699,350

144,540
156,900
169,130

483,020
502,590
533,470

119,450
110,850
115,450

Year

Age

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.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 7.5

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A9—Number of recipients of federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age,
December 1974–2002
Year

Total

Aged

Category
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
2002

6,601,686
6,688,489
6,787,857

1,289,339
1,264,463
1,251,528

78,511
78,255
77,658

5,233,836
5,345,771
5,458,671

846,784
881,836
914,821

3,744,022
3,811,494
3,877,752

2,010,880
1,995,159
1,995,284

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

7.6 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

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