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 2004
Category
Source of payment

Age
Under 18

18–64

65 or older a

5,700,754

993,127

4,017,108

1,977,610

42,159
28,310
5,455

3,838,008
1,675,343
187,403

732,602
257,291
3,234

2,689,177
1,181,632
146,299

1,068,477
765,398
143,735

70,469
33,765

5,513,351
1,862,746

989,893
260,525

3,870,809
1,327,931

1,833,875
909,133

Total

Aged

Blind

6,987,845

1,211,167

75,924

Federal payment only
Federal payment and state supplementation
State supplementation only

4,490,256
2,204,321
293,268

610,089
500,668
100,410

Total with—
Federal payment
State supplementation

6,694,577
2,497,589

1,110,757
601,078

Disabled

Number of recipients
Total

Total payments b (thousands of dollars)
Total

3,224,059

426,926

35,916

2,761,217

538,306

1,985,048

700,706

Federal payments
State supplementation

2,862,021
362,038

329,545
97,381

28,604
7,312

2,503,872
257,346

519,587
18,719

1,787,344
197,703

555,090
145,616

Average monthly payment c (dollars)
Total

428.29

350.53

463.44

444.4

505.98

446.55

352.47

Federal payments
State supplementation

395.36
138.07

295.13
160.44

398.15
210.69

415.59
129.51

490.19
66.44

415.91
137.97

301.21
158.69

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

Includes approximately 17,000 blind and 749,500 disabled persons aged 65 or older.
Includes retroactive payments.
Excludes retroactive payments.

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 2004
Aged
Source of payment

Individual

Blind
Couple

Individual

Disabled
Couple

Individual

Couple

Blind and
disabled
under age 18

Number of recipients
954,352

131,714

64,684

2,836

4,418,164

144,210

993,127

Federal payment only
Federal payment and state supplementation
State supplementation only

Total

510,587
370,564
73,201

50,611
67,715
13,388

36,275
23,550
4,859

1,150
1,406
280

2,943,940
1,305,752
168,472

81,604
54,768
7,838

732,602
257,291
3,234

Total with—
Federal payment
State supplementation

881,151
443,765

118,326
81,103

59,825
28,409

2,556
1,686

4,249,692
1,474,224

136,372
62,606

989,893
260,525

Total payments a (thousands of dollars)
Total

329,320

101,755

30,133

2,545

2,115,750

106,250

538,306

Federal payments
State supplementation

262,905
66,415

69,730
32,024

24,180
5,953

1,601
944

1,900,707
215,043

83,310
22,940

519,587
18,719

Total

343.08

766.57

456.95

881.32

436.57

702.07

505.98

Federal payments
State supplementation

296.76
148.09

585.59
390.37

396.54
204.90

613.64
554.92

406.33
136.54

580.51
353.19

490.19
66.44

Average monthly payment (dollars)

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

Includes retroactive payments.

CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 7.1

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A3—Number of recipients, by eligibility category and source of payment, January 1974 and
December 1975–2004, selected years
State supplementation
Federally administered

Month and year

Total

Federally
administered

Federal
SSI

Total, federally
administered
Total supplementation

State administered

Federally
Total, state
administered
administered
only supplementation

State
administered
only

All recipients
January 1974

3,248,949

3,215,632

2,955,959

1,838,602

1,480,309

259,673

358,293

33,317

December
1975
1980
1985
1990

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
2003
2004

6,575,753
6,685,169
6,775,548
6,939,846
7,051,985
7,138,683

6,514,134
6,601,686
6,688,489
6,787,857
6,902,364
6,987,845

6,194,493
6,319,907
6,410,138
6,505,227
6,614,465
6,694,577

2,817,408
3,163,504
3,209,168
3,014,219
3,018,585
3,049,935

2,517,805
2,480,637
2,520,005
2,461,652
2,467,116
2,497,589

319,641
281,779
278,351
282,630
287,899
293,268

299,603
682,867
689,163
552,567
551,469
552,346

61,619
83,483
87,059
151,989
149,621
150,838

January 1974

1,889,898

1,865,109

1,690,496

1,022,244

770,318

174,613

251,926

24,789

December
1975
1980
1985
1990

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

1,479,415
1,327,567
1,304,273
1,291,394
1,272,051
1,249,740

1,446,122
1,289,339
1,264,463
1,251,528
1,232,778
1,211,167

1,314,720
1,186,309
1,164,825
1,151,652
1,132,947
1,110,757

777,841
767,312
764,606
750,246
736,661
732,204

663,390
622,668
620,952
611,395
602,807
601,078

131,402
103,030
99,638
99,876
99,831
100,410

114,451
144,644
143,654
138,851
133,854
131,126

33,293
38,228
39,810
39,866
39,273
38,573

January 1974

73,850

72,390

55,680

45,828

37,326

16,710

8,502

1,460

December
1975
1980
1985
1990

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

84,273
79,295
79,058
78,476
78,029
76,723

83,545
78,511
78,255
77,658
77,082
75,924

77,064
72,931
72,811
72,189
71,621
70,469

42,272
40,585
40,272
39,123
38,630
38,136

38,695
35,940
35,708
34,596
34,142
33,765

6,481
5,580
5,444
5,469
5,461
5,455

3,577
4,645
4,564
4,527
4,488
4,371

728
784
803
818
947
799

January 1974

1,285,201

1,278,122

1,209,783

769,501

672,575

68,350

96,926

7,068

December
1975
1980
1985
1990

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

5,010,326
5,270,126
5,384,121
5,496,622
5,628,524
5,737,360

4,984,467
5,233,836
5,345,771
5,458,671
5,592,504
5,700,754

4,802,709
5,060,667
5,172,502
5,281,386
5,409,897
5,513,351

1,995,262
2,147,945
2,196,639
2,147,705
2,164,323
2,200,917

1,815,720
1,822,029
1,863,345
1,815,661
1,830,167
1,862,746

181,758
173,169
173,269
177,285
182,607
187,403

179,542
325,916
333,294
332,044
334,156
338,171

25,859
36,290
38,350
37,951
36,020
36,606

Aged

1995
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Blind

1995
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Disabled

1995
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

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

7.2 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A4—Total payments, by eligibility category and source of payment, selected years 1974–2004
(in thousands of dollars)
State supplementation
Year

Total

Federally
administered

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

1995
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

27,627,658
31,564,439
33,060,819
34,566,844
35,604,829
36,961,099

27,037,280
30,671,699
32,165,856
33,718,999
34,693,278
36,065,358

Federal
SSI

Total

Federally
administered

State
administered a

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

23,919,430
27,290,248
28,705,503
29,898,765
30,688,029
31,886,509

3,708,228
4,274,191
4,355,316
4,668,079
4,916,800
5,074,590

3,117,850
3,381,451
3,460,353
3,820,234
4,005,249
4,178,849

590,378
892,740
894,963
847,845
911,551
895,741

All recipients

Aged
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
2003
2004

4,467,146
4,811,048
4,958,644
5,085,554
5,147,380
5,173,378

4,239,222
4,537,914
4,664,076
4,802,792
4,856,875
4,894,070

3,374,772
3,595,384
3,708,527
3,751,491
3,758,070
3,773,901

1,092,374
1,225,603
1,250,117
1,334,063
1,389,310
1,399,477

864,450
942,530
955,549
1,051,301
1,098,805
1,133,324

227,924
283,073
294,568
282,762
290,505
266,153

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
2003
2004

375,512
394,484
407,371
426,409
419,352
421,817

367,441
385,832
398,624
416,454
409,293
412,414

298,238
312,144
323,895
335,405
325,878
327,446

77,274
82,324
83,476
91,004
93,473
94,371

69,203
73,688
74,729
81,049
83,415
85,364

8,071
8,636
8,747
9,955
10,058
9,007

Blind

Disabled
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
2003
2004

22,778,547
26,189,350
27,611,303
28,996,405
29,966,210
31,257,856

22,430,612
25,764,675
27,125,707
b 28,499,771
b 29,429,428
30,745,406

20,246,415
23,399,442
24,695,630
b 25,811,887
b 26,606,400
27,785,246

2,532,132
2,844,868
2,915,673
3,184,518
3,359,810
3,472,610

2,184,197
2,365,233
2,430,077
2,687,884
2,823,028
2,960,160

347,935
479,635
485,596
496,634
536,782
512,450

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

Includes data not distributed by category.
Revised data.

CONTACT: Stella M. Coleman (410) 965-0157 or Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 7.3

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A5—Average monthly payment, by eligibility category and source of payment, December 1975–2004,
selected years (in dollars)
State supplementation
Year

Total

Federally
administered

1975
1980
1985
1990

108.46
164.66
220.70
279.91

106.33
161.92
218.09
276.45

1995
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

338.73
385.52
400.06
408.64
418.04
428.89

335.45
378.82
393.96
407.42
417.16
428.29

Federal
SSI

Total

Federally
administered

State
administered a

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

312.83
351.48
366.31
376.76
383.59
395.36

103.23
112.16
112.65
127.45
135.80
135.61

98.66
112.50
113.65
127.53
138.38
138.07

142.59
110.95
109.03
110.62
124.38
124.60

All recipients

Aged
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
2003
2004

256.66
309.40
322.69
338.01
349.55
357.11

250.27
299.69
314.22
330.04
342.28
350.53

220.15
258.12
271.13
280.86
287.10
295.13

116.26
135.88
137.06
150.29
161.67
161.35

109.62
128.46
130.89
146.17
160.02
160.44

153.94
167.49
163.52
168.24
169.01
165.47

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
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

360.61
418.14
432.89
449.41
458.98
468.40

355.24
413.22
428.04
444.54
454.85
463.44

317.06
360.51
374.72
384.79
389.20
398.15

143.65
168.91
172.27
190.78
205.46
206.13

138.31
171.01
173.98
194.31
210.51
210.69

188.15
154.79
159.85
163.91
167.34
171.13

Disabled
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
2003
2004

360.99
402.93
417.16
429.37
437.57
448.81

358.18
397.92
412.46
424.75
433.16
444.40

336.39
373.41
387.80
397.71
403.76
415.59

97.76
108.66
109.10
120.55
128.39
128.38

94.26
105.86
106.72
119.94
129.89
129.51

134.44
124.09
122.29
123.81
120.26
122.24

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Excludes retroactive payments.
a.

Includes data not distributed by category.

CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

7.4 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A8—Number of federally administered awards, by eligibility category and age, 1974–2004
Category
Year

Age

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All awards

25,538,750

7,367,290

297,300

17,874,160

3,183,440

14,831,510

7,523,800

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
2003
2004

747,010
770,340
818,050
824,000
856,190

116,610
107,950
112,950
104,630
105,850

5,930
6,110
5,750
4,920
4,810

624,470
656,280
699,350
714,450
745,530

144,540
156,900
169,130
179,590
182,190

483,020
502,590
533,470
537,420
566,080

119,450
110,850
115,450
106,990
107,920

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Represents period in which first payment was made, not date of entitlement to payments.
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.

CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 7.5

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A9—Number of recipients of federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age,
December 1974–2004
Category

Age

Year

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
2002
2003
2004

6,601,686
6,688,489
6,787,857
6,902,364
6,987,845

1,289,339
1,264,463
1,251,528
1,232,778
1,211,167

78,511
78,255
77,658
77,082
75,924

5,233,836
5,345,771
5,458,671
5,592,504
5,700,754

846,784
881,836
914,821
959,379
993,127

3,744,022
3,811,494
3,877,752
3,953,248
4,017,108

2,010,880
1,995,159
1,995,284
1,989,737
1,977,610

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

7.6 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005