SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2002

 

Federal Benefit Rates and Total Annual Payments

Table 1. Monthly federal SSI benefit rates, 1974-2003 (in dollars)
Starting date Individual Couple Medicaid
facility
Essential
person
increment
Own
household
Another's
household
Own
household
Another's
household
January 1974 140.00 93.34 210.00 140.00 25.00 70.00
July 1974 146.00 97.34 219.00 146.00 25.00 73.00
July 1975 157.70 105.14 236.60 157.74 25.00 78.90
July 1976 167.80 111.87 251.80 167.87 25.00 84.00
July 1977 177.80 118.54 266.70 177.80 25.00 89.00
July 1978 189.40 126.27 284.10 189.40 25.00 94.80
July 1979 208.20 138.80 312.30 208.20 25.00 104.20
July 1980 238.00 158.67 357.00 238.00 25.00 119.20
July 1981 264.70 176.47 397.00 264.67 25.00 132.60
July 1982 284.30 189.54 426.40 284.27 25.00 142.50
July 1983 304.30 202.87 456.40 304.27 25.00 152.50
January 1984 314.00 209.34 472.00 314.67 25.00 157.00
January 1985 325.00 216.67 488.00 325.34 25.00 163.00
January 1986 336.00 224.00 504.00 336.00 25.00 168.00
January 1987 340.00 226.67 510.00 340.00 25.00 170.00
January 1988 354.00 236.00 532.00 354.67 25.00 177.00
January 1989 368.00 245.34 553.00 368.67 30.00 184.00
January 1990 386.00 257.34 579.00 386.00 30.00 193.00
January 1991 407.00 271.34 610.00 406.67 30.00 204.00
January 1992 422.00 281.34 633.00 422.00 30.00 211.00
January 1993 434.00 289.34 652.00 434.67 30.00 217.00
January 1994 446.00 297.34 669.00 446.00 30.00 223.00
January 1995 458.00 305.34 687.00 458.00 30.00 229.00
January 1996 470.00 313.34 705.00 470.00 30.00 235.00
January 1997 484.00 322.67 726.00 484.00 30.00 242.00
January 1998 494.00 329.34 741.00 494.00 30.00 247.00
January 1999 500.00 333.34 751.00 500.67 30.00 250.00
January 2000 a 513.00 342.00 769.00 512.67 30.00 257.00
January 2001 a 531.00 354.00 796.00 530.67 30.00 266.00
January 2002 545.00 363.34 817.00 544.67 30.00 273.00
January 2003 552.00 368.00 829.00 552.67 30.00 277.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Program Management.
a. These figures reflect the correction of an error in the consumer price index.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 2. Total payments, by eligibility category and source of payment, selected years 1974-2002 (in thousands of dollars)
Year Total Federal
SSI
State supplementation
Federally
administered
State
administered
All recipients a
1974 5,245,719 3,833,161 1,263,652 148,906
1975 5,878,224 4,313,538 1,402,534 162,152
1980 7,940,734 5,866,354 1,848,286 226,094
1985 11,060,476 8,777,341 1,972,597 310,538
1990 16,598,680 12,893,805 3,239,154 465,721
1995 27,627,658 23,919,430 3,117,850 590,378
1996 28,791,924 25,264,878 2,987,596 539,450
1997 29,052,089 25,457,387 2,913,181 681,521
1998 30,216,345 26,404,793 3,003,415 808,137
1999 30,922,953 26,805,156 3,300,976 816,821
2000 31,564,439 27,290,248 3,381,451 892,740
2001 33,060,819 28,705,503 3,460,353 894,963
2002 34,566,844 29,898,765 3,820,234 847,845
Aged
1974 2,503,407 1,782,742 631,292 89,373
1975 2,604,792 1,842,980 673,535 88,277
1980 2,734,270 1,860,194 756,829 117,247
1985 3,034,596 2,202,557 694,114 137,925
1990 3,736,104 2,521,382 1,038,006 176,716
1995 4,467,146 3,374,772 864,450 227,924
1996 4,507,202 3,449,407 833,091 224,705
1997 4,531,973 3,479,948 823,581 228,444
1998 4,424,877 3,327,856 838,375 258,646
1999 4,712,333 3,524,355 921,332 266,646
2000 4,811,048 3,595,384 942,530 283,073
2001 4,958,644 3,708,527 955,549 294,568
2002 5,085,554 3,751,491 1,051,301 282,762
Blind
1974 130,195 91,308 34,483 4,404
1975 130,936 92,427 34,813 3,696
1980 190,075 131,506 54,321 4,248
1985 264,162 195,183 64,657 4,322
1990 334,120 238,415 90,534 5,171
1995 375,512 298,238 69,203 8,071
1996 371,869 298,897 65,894 7,077
1997 374,857 302,656 65,189 7,012
1998 366,452 291,050 67,137 8,265
1999 390,877 309,295 73,028 8,554
2000 394,484 312,144 73,688 8,636
2001 407,371 323,895 74,729 8,747
2002 426,409 335,405 81,049 9,955
Disabled
1974 2,601,936 1,959,112 597,876 44,948
1975 3,142,476 2,378,131 694,186 70,159
1980 5,013,948 3,874,655 1,037,137 102,156
1985 7,754,588 6,379,601 1,213,826 161,161
1990 12,520,568 10,134,007 2,110,615 275,946
1995 22,778,547 20,246,415 2,184,197 347,935
1996 23,905,578 21,516,579 2,088,610 300,389
1997 24,006,254 21,685,421 2,024,410 296,423
1998 25,304,721 22,785,879 2,097,903 420,939
1999 25,719,050 22,971,506 2,306,615 440,929
2000 26,198,350 23,399,442 2,365,233 479,635
2001 27,611,303 24,695,630 2,430,077 485,596
2002 28,996,405 25,844,055 2,687,884 496,634
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Office of Financial Management, Division of Finance.
a. Includes data on state-administered state supplementation not distributed by category.
CONTACT: Alfreda Brooks (410) 965-9849 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov; Stella M. Coleman (410) 965-0157 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.