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 2005
Category
Source of payment

Age
Under 18

18–64

65 or older a

5,824,544

1,036,498

4,082,870

1,994,511

43,693
25,944
5,402

4,198,565
1,437,963
188,016

821,796
211,913
2,789

2,928,995
1,006,496
147,379

1,120,976
728,768
144,767

69,637
31,346

5,636,528
1,625,979

1,033,709
214,702

3,935,491
1,153,875

1,849,744
873,535

Total

Aged

Blind

7,113,879

1,214,296

75,039

Federal payment only
Federal payment and state supplementation
State supplementation only

4,871,767
1,947,177
294,935

629,509
483,270
101,517

Total with—
Federal payment
State supplementation

6,818,944
2,242,112

1,112,779
584,787

Disabled

Number of recipients
Total

Total payments b (thousands of dollars)
Total

3,366,952

440,023

36,382

2,890,546

577,807

2,063,312

725,833

Federal payments
State supplementation

3,001,392
365,560

339,507
100,516

28,993
7,389

2,632,891
257,655

559,938
17,868

1,866,225
197,087

575,228
150,605

Average monthly payment c (dollars)
Total

439.09

360.25

474.62

455.13

522.80

455.64

361.99

Federal payments
State supplementation

406.50
156.30

303.29
170.39

407.87
229.41

426.95
149.80

508.11
77.75

425.67
159.79

309.36
170.97

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

Includes approximately 16,600 blind and 763,600 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 2005
Aged
Source of payment

Individual

Blind
Couple

Individual

Disabled
Couple

Individual

Couple

Blind and
disabled
under age 18

Number of recipients
951,838

133,878

63,976

2,768

4,498,770

144,753

1,036,498

Federal payment only
Federal payment and state supplementation
State supplementation only

Total

524,723
353,905
73,210

53,142
66,865
13,871

37,601
21,535
4,840

1,160
1,327
281

3,204,313
1,125,102
169,355

87,280
49,521
7,952

821,796
211,913
2,789

Total with—
Federal payment
State supplementation

878,628
427,115

120,007
80,736

59,136
26,375

2,487
1,608

4,329,415
1,294,457

136,801
57,473

1,033,709
214,702

Total payments a (thousands of dollars)
Total

338,457

105,150

30,463

2,557

2,204,225

108,293

577,807

Federal payments
State supplementation

270,341
68,117

71,924
33,226

24,434
6,028

1,594
963

1,988,432
215,794

84,729
23,564

559,938
17,868

Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Total

353.53

779.35

466.89

908.20

445.68

715.88

522.80

Federal payments
State supplementation

305.93
157.94

594.81
408.19

405.12
223.40

628.00
593.92

415.90
157.32

590.70
397.91

508.11
77.75

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

Includes retroactive payments.
Excludes retroactive payments.

CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006 ♦ 7.1

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A3—Number of recipients of federally administered payments, by eligibility category, January 1974
and December 1975–2005, selected years
Federal SSI and
state supplementation

State supplementation only

2,955,959

1,480,309

259,673

4,314,275
4,142,017
4,138,021
4,817,127
6,514,134

3,893,419
3,682,411
3,799,092
4,412,131
6,194,493

1,684,018
1,684,765
1,660,847
2,058,273
2,517,805

420,856
459,606
338,929
404,996
319,641

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

6,601,686
6,688,489
6,787,857
6,902,364
6,987,845
7,113,879

6,319,907
6,410,138
6,505,227
6,614,465
6,694,577
6,818,944

2,480,637
2,520,005
2,461,652
2,467,116
2,497,589
2,242,112

281,779
278,351
282,630
287,899
293,268
294,935

January 1974

1,865,109

1,690,496

770,318

174,613

December
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

2,307,105
1,807,776
1,504,469
1,454,041
1,446,122

2,024,765
1,533,366
1,322,292
1,256,623
1,314,720

843,917
702,763
583,913
649,530
663,390

282,340
274,410
182,177
197,418
131,402

1,289,339
1,264,463
1,251,528
1,232,778
1,211,167
1,214,296

1,186,309
1,164,825
1,151,652
1,132,947
1,110,757
1,112,779

622,668
620,952
611,395
602,807
601,078
584,787

103,030
99,638
99,876
99,831
100,410
101,517

January 1974

72,390

55,680

37,326

16,710

December
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

74,489
78,401
82,220
83,686
83,545

68,375
68,945
73,817
74,781
77,064

31,376
36,214
38,291
40,334
38,695

6,114
9,456
8,403
8,905
6,481

78,511
78,255
77,658
77,082
75,924
75,039

72,931
72,811
72,189
71,621
70,469
69,637

35,940
35,708
34,596
34,142
33,765
31,346

5,580
5,444
5,469
5,461
5,455
5,402

January 1974

1,278,122

1,209,783

672,575

68,350

December
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

1,932,681
2,255,840
2,551,332
3,279,400
4,984,467

1,800,279
2,080,100
2,402,983
3,080,727
4,802,709

808,725
945,788
1,038,643
1,368,409
1,815,720

132,402
175,740
148,349
198,673
181,758

5,233,836
5,345,771
5,458,671
5,592,504
5,700,754
5,824,544

5,060,667
5,172,502
5,281,386
5,409,897
5,513,351
5,636,528

1,822,029
1,863,345
1,815,661
1,830,167
1,862,746
1,625,979

173,169
173,269
177,285
182,607
187,403
188,016

Total a

Federal SSI

January 1974

3,215,632

December
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

Month and year

All recipients

Aged

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Blind

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Disabled

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

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

Total equals the sum of “Federal SSI” and “State supplementation only.”

CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

7.2 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A4—Total federally administered payments, by eligibility category, selected years 1974–2005
(in thousands of dollars)
Federal SSI

Federally administered
state supplementation

5,096,813
5,716,072
7,714,640
10,749,938
16,132,959
27,037,280

3,833,161
4,313,538
5,866,354
8,777,341
12,893,805
23,919,430

1,263,652
1,402,534
1,848,286
1,972,597
3,239,154
3,117,850

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

30,671,699
32,165,856
33,718,999
34,693,278
36,065,358
37,235,843

27,290,248
28,705,503
29,898,765
30,688,029
31,886,509
33,058,056

3,381,451
3,460,353
3,820,234
4,005,249
4,178,849
4,177,787

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

2,414,034
2,516,515
2,617,023
2,896,671
3,559,388
4,239,222

1,782,742
1,842,980
1,860,194
2,202,557
2,521,382
3,374,772

631,292
673,535
756,829
694,114
1,038,006
864,450

3,597,516
3,708,527
3,751,491
3,758,070
3,773,901
3,836,625

942,530
955,549
1,051,301
1,098,805
1,133,324
1,128,002

91,308
92,427
131,506
195,183
238,415
298,238

34,483
34,813
54,321
64,657
90,534
69,203

312,238
323,895
335,405
325,878
327,446
330,591

73,688
74,729
81,049
83,415
85,364
83,556

1,959,112
2,378,131
3,874,655
6,379,601
10,134,007
20,246,415

597,876
694,186
1,037,137
1,213,826
2,110,615
2,184,197

23,380,477
24,695,630
25,811,887
26,606,400
27,785,246
28,890,840

2,365,233
2,430,077
2,687,884
2,823,028
2,960,160
2,966,229

Year

Total

1974
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

All recipients

Aged

a

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

a

4,540,045
4,664,076
4,802,792
4,856,875
4,894,070
4,964,627

Blind
1974
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

125,791
127,240
185,827
259,840
328,949
367,441
a

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

a

385,927
398,624
416,454
409,293
412,414
414,147

Disabled
1974
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

2,556,988
3,072,317
4,911,792
7,593,427
12,244,622
22,430,612
a

25,745,710
27,125,707
28,499,771
29,429,428
30,745,406
31,857,069

a

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

Revised data.

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

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006 ♦ 7.3

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A5—Average monthly federally administered payment, by eligibility category, December 1975–2005,
selected years (in dollars)
Federal SSI

Federally administered
state supplementation

106.33
161.92
218.09
276.45
335.45

90.59
138.14
193.77
241.52
312.83

61.72
95.17
99.39
127.83
98.66

378.82
393.96
407.42
417.16
428.29
439.09

351.48
366.31
376.76
383.59
395.36
406.50

112.50
113.65
127.53
138.38
138.07
156.30

Year

Total

1975
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

All recipients

Aged
1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

86.72
126.66
164.01
208.26
250.27

73.77
105.69
141.41
170.74
220.15

57.38
95.60
103.58
136.31
109.62

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

299.69
314.22
330.04
342.28
350.53
360.25

258.12
271.13
280.86
287.10
295.13
303.29

128.46
130.89
146.17
160.02
160.44
170.39

1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

137.58
192.51
260.25
319.03
355.24

112.69
163.36
224.31
267.34
317.06

78.57
111.41
122.15
167.29
138.31

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

413.22
428.04
444.54
454.85
463.44
474.62

360.51
374.72
384.79
389.20
398.15
407.87

171.01
173.98
194.31
210.51
210.69
229.41

1975
1980
1985
1990
1995

128.49
188.70
246.50
302.78
358.18

108.55
160.78
219.61
266.84
336.39

65.68
94.38
96.63
123.36
94.26

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

397.92
412.46
424.75
433.16
444.40
455.13

373.41
387.80
397.71
403.76
415.59
426.95

105.86
106.72
119.94
129.89
129.51
149.80

Blind

Disabled

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

7.4 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A8—Number of federally administered awards, by eligibility category and age, 1974–2005
Category
Year

Age

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All awards

26,384,510

7,478,070

302,090

18,604,350

3,360,310

15,387,790

7,636,410

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
2005

747,010
770,340
818,050
824,000
856,190
845,760

116,610
107,950
112,950
104,630
105,850
110,780

5,930
6,110
5,750
4,920
4,810
4,790

624,470
656,280
699,350
714,450
745,530
730,190

144,540
156,900
169,130
179,590
182,190
176,870

483,020
502,590
533,470
537,420
566,080
556,280

119,450
110,850
115,450
106,990
107,920
112,610

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, 2006 ♦ 7.5

7.A SSI: Summary
Table 7.A9—Number of recipients of federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age,
December 1974–2005
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
2005

6,601,686
6,688,489
6,787,857
6,902,364
6,987,845
7,113,879

1,289,339
1,264,463
1,251,528
1,232,778
1,211,167
1,214,296

78,511
78,255
77,658
77,082
75,924
75,039

5,233,836
5,345,771
5,458,671
5,592,504
5,700,754
5,824,544

846,784
881,836
914,821
959,379
993,127
1,036,498

3,744,022
3,811,494
3,877,752
3,953,248
4,017,108
4,082,870

2,010,880
1,995,159
1,995,284
1,989,737
1,977,610
1,994,511

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, 2006