SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2012

 

Federally Administered Payments

Table 4. Recipients, by age, December 1974–2012
Year Total Under age 18 Aged 18–64 Aged 65 or older
Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total Number Percentage of total
1974 3,996,064 70,900 1.8 1,503,155 37.6 2,422,009 60.6
1975 4,314,275 107,026 2.5 1,699,394 39.4 2,507,855 58.1
1976 4,235,939 125,412 3.0 1,713,594 40.5 2,396,933 56.6
1977 4,237,692 147,355 3.5 1,736,879 41.0 2,353,458 55.5
1978 4,216,925 165,899 3.9 1,747,126 41.4 2,303,900 54.6
1979 4,149,575 177,306 4.3 1,726,553 41.6 2,245,716 54.1
1980 4,142,017 190,394 4.6 1,730,847 41.8 2,220,776 53.6
1981 4,018,875 194,890 4.8 1,702,895 42.4 2,121,090 52.8
1982 3,857,590 191,570 5.0 1,655,279 42.9 2,010,741 52.1
1983 3,901,497 198,323 5.1 1,699,774 43.6 2,003,400 51.3
1984 4,029,333 211,587 5.3 1,780,459 44.2 2,037,287 50.6
1985 4,138,021 227,384 5.5 1,879,168 45.4 2,031,469 49.1
1986 4,269,184 241,198 5.6 2,010,458 47.1 2,017,528 47.3
1987 4,384,999 250,902 5.7 2,118,710 48.3 2,015,387 46.0
1988 4,463,869 255,135 5.7 2,202,714 49.3 2,006,020 44.9
1989 4,593,059 264,890 5.8 2,301,926 50.1 2,026,243 44.1
1990 4,817,127 308,589 6.4 2,449,897 50.9 2,058,641 42.7
1991 5,118,470 397,162 7.8 2,641,524 51.6 2,079,784 40.6
1992 5,566,189 556,470 10.0 2,910,016 52.3 2,099,703 37.7
1993 5,984,330 722,678 12.1 3,148,413 52.6 2,113,239 35.3
1994 6,295,786 841,474 13.4 3,335,255 53.0 2,119,057 33.7
1995 6,514,134 917,048 14.1 3,482,256 53.5 2,114,830 32.5
1996 6,613,718 955,174 14.4 3,568,393 54.0 2,090,151 31.6
1997 6,494,985 879,828 13.5 3,561,625 54.8 2,053,532 31.6
1998 6,566,069 887,066 13.5 3,646,020 55.5 2,032,983 31.0
1999 6,556,634 847,063 12.9 3,690,970 56.3 2,018,601 30.8
2000 6,601,686 846,784 12.8 3,744,022 56.7 2,010,880 30.5
2001 6,688,489 881,836 13.2 3,811,494 57.0 1,995,159 29.8
2002 6,787,857 914,821 13.5 3,877,752 57.1 1,995,284 29.4
2003 6,902,364 959,379 13.9 3,953,248 57.3 1,989,737 28.8
2004 6,987,845 993,127 14.2 4,017,108 57.5 1,977,610 28.3
2005 7,113,879 1,036,498 14.6 4,082,870 57.4 1,994,511 28.0
2006 7,235,583 1,078,977 14.9 4,152,130 57.4 2,004,476 27.7
2007 7,359,525 1,121,017 15.2 4,221,920 57.4 2,016,588 27.4
2008 7,520,501 1,153,844 15.3 4,333,096 57.6 2,033,561 27.0
2009 7,676,686 1,199,788 15.6 4,451,288 58.0 2,025,610 26.4
2010 7,912,266 1,239,269 15.7 4,631,507 58.5 2,041,490 25.8
2011 8,112,773 1,277,122 15.7 4,777,010 58.9 2,058,641 25.4
2012 8,262,877 1,311,861 15.9 4,869,484 58.9 2,081,532 25.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5. By type of payment, sex, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
Type of payment and sex Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
  Number
All payments 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
Male 3,819,753 395,122 32,261 3,392,370 872,578 2,263,732 683,443
Female 4,443,124 761,066 35,464 3,646,594 439,283 2,605,752 1,398,089
Federal SSI 8,039,984 1,085,443 64,371 6,890,170 1,310,684 4,757,449 1,971,851
Male 3,715,354 366,081 30,529 3,318,744 871,775 2,204,435 639,144
Female 4,324,630 719,362 33,842 3,571,426 438,909 2,553,014 1,332,707
State supplementation 2,215,840 536,471 24,210 1,655,159 234,467 1,116,581 864,792
Male 1,001,099 196,003 11,434 793,662 156,950 540,143 304,006
Female 1,214,741 340,468 12,776 861,497 77,517 576,438 560,786
  Total payments (thousands of dollars)
All payments 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 858,185 2,870,381 870,380
Male 2,206,655 158,429 17,599 2,030,627 571,459 1,358,194 277,002
Female 2,392,290 316,233 19,266 2,056,791 286,726 1,512,187 593,378
Federal SSI 4,314,795 403,804 32,445 3,878,545 845,875 2,713,542 755,378
Male 2,074,604 131,370 15,502 1,927,732 563,257 1,277,150 234,196
Female 2,240,191 272,434 16,943 1,950,814 282,617 1,436,392 521,182
State supplementation 284,151 70,858 4,419 208,873 12,310 156,839 115,001
Male 132,051 27,059 2,097 102,895 8,201 81,044 42,805
Female 152,100 43,799 2,323 105,978 4,109 75,795 72,196
  Average monthly payment a (dollars)
All payments 519.43 409.31 532.41 537.41 620.77 536.06 416.80
Male 535.38 399.65 531.08 551.28 621.31 542.03 403.79
Female 505.74 414.32 533.62 524.55 619.70 530.90 423.15
Federal SSI 500.29 371.17 494.06 520.73 612.68 518.39 382.15
Male 516.95 357.84 495.82 534.76 613.23 522.91 365.28
Female 486.01 377.96 492.48 507.73 611.60 514.51 390.23
State supplementation 121.79 130.66 175.72 118.12 48.61 129.58 131.56
Male 124.34 136.69 174.92 120.55 48.29 138.04 139.31
Female 119.69 127.20 176.44 115.87 49.27 121.67 127.36
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Averages are not obtained simply by dividing the total dollars by the number of recipients. Averages exclude payments made in the current month for prior-month eligibility, such as back pay for new awards, so that large retroactive payments do not distort the averages.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 6. Recipients, by selected characteristics, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
Characteristic Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
  Number
All recipients 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
Sex  
Male 3,819,753 395,122 32,261 3,392,370 872,578 2,263,732 683,443
Female 4,443,124 761,066 35,464 3,646,594 439,283 2,605,752 1,398,089
Citizenship status  
Citizen 7,680,532 882,688 61,712 6,736,132 1,309,243 4,689,266 1,682,023
Noncitizen 582,345 273,500 6,013 302,832 2,618 180,218 399,509
Living arrangement  
Own household 6,660,245 1,043,362 57,984 5,558,899 165,778 4,568,838 1,925,629
Another's household 368,196 95,501 3,500 269,195 43,439 214,775 109,982
Parent's household 1,101,243 . . . 4,930 1,096,313 1,088,686 12,557 . . .
Medicaid institution 126,482 16,586 1,278 108,618 13,749 67,720 45,013
Unknown 6,711 739 33 5,939 209 5,594 908
  Average monthly payment (dollars)
All recipients 519.43 409.31 532.41 537.41 620.77 536.06 416.80
Sex  
Male 535.38 399.65 531.08 551.28 621.31 542.03 403.79
Female 505.74 414.32 533.62 524.55 619.70 530.90 423.15
Citizenship status  
Citizen 520.05 390.20 527.69 537.02 620.71 535.50 398.80
Noncitizen 511.24 470.96 580.74 546.22 653.44 550.71 492.53
Living arrangement  
Own household 514.50 413.11 537.60 533.31 665.89 546.91 424.78
Another's household 444.58 427.26 472.87 450.43 449.41 454.23 424.13
Parent's household 627.99 . . . 639.70 627.94 628.07 621.34 . . .
Medicaid institution 33.51 36.82 34.62 33.02 34.33 32.64 34.61
Unknown 542.28 519.80 -- 553.78 616.00 524.70 541.18
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: . . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7. Recipients, by type of representative payee, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
Type of payee Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All recipients 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
Without payee 5,119,364 1,106,294 47,941 3,965,129 1,135 3,221,778 1,896,451
With payee 3,143,513 49,894 19,784 3,073,835 1,310,726 1,647,706 185,081
Parent (natural, adoptive, or stepparent) 1,894,637 578 12,133 1,881,926 1,084,357 807,485 2,795
Spouse 54,964 2,150 213 52,601 10 44,646 10,308
Child (natural, adoptive, or stepchild) 112,077 24,364 722 86,991 546 52,273 59,258
Grandparent 119,309 43 624 118,642 78,628 40,594 87
Other relative 417,692 10,855 2,433 404,404 101,331 267,924 48,437
Nonmental institution 140,886 6,421 1,221 133,244 6,010 106,323 28,553
Mental institution 74,074 871 567 72,636 1,813 64,821 7,440
Financial organization 6,082 72 29 5,981 211 5,421 450
Social agency 129,775 1,684 989 127,102 15,896 102,060 11,819
Public official 15,264 468 76 14,720 1,410 11,530 2,324
Other 178,753 2,388 777 175,588 20,514 144,629 13,610
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 8. Recipients, by type of income, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
Type of income Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All recipients a 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
No other income 4,740,416 422,583 37,434 4,280,399 961,549 2,976,106 802,761
Earned income 261,474 16,936 3,210 241,328 2,141 232,071 27,262
Unearned income  
Social Security benefits 2,767,674 652,343 24,327 2,091,004 99,171 1,500,880 1,167,623
Veterans' benefits 33,213 11,496 201 21,516 799 12,739 19,675
Income based on need 27,446 473 96 26,877 19,837 7,096 513
Workers' compensation 4,134 369 8 3,757 16 3,091 1,027
Support from absent parents 186,416 1 836 185,579 182,885 3,530 1
Pensions 56,258 35,319 252 20,687 31 12,894 43,333
Support and maintenance 392,878 97,143 2,741 292,994 67,911 203,452 121,515
Asset income b 83,757 24,471 1,034 58,252 2,580 39,719 41,458
Other c 87,413 12,442 692 74,279 4,751 64,160 18,502
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of unearned income or both earned and unearned income.
b. Includes income received as rent, interest, dividends, and royalties.
c. Does not include income deemed from a spouse or parent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 9. Recipients, by receipt of Social Security, type of income, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
Type of income Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
  Number
All recipients 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
With Social Security  
No other income 2,443,245 545,827 21,639 1,875,779 84,292 1,340,129 1,018,824
Earned income only 97,592 9,628 1,142 86,822 173 81,110 16,309
Unearned income only a 220,686 95,685 1,482 123,519 14,666 75,225 130,795
Both earned and unearned income a 6,151 1,203 64 4,884 40 4,416 1,695
Without Social Security  
No other income 4,740,416 422,583 37,434 4,280,399 961,549 2,976,106 802,761
Earned income only 145,495 5,068 1,865 138,562 1,432 136,074 7,989
Unearned income only a 597,056 75,157 3,960 517,939 249,213 245,953 101,890
Both earned and unearned income a 12,236 1,037 139 11,060 496 10,471 1,269
  Average monthly payment (dollars)
All recipients 519.43 409.31 532.41 537.41 620.77 536.06 416.80
With Social Security  
No other income 251.29 243.96 270.15 253.20 466.44 243.09 244.31
Earned income only 251.83 241.54 257.97 252.93 408.40 253.71 241.17
Unearned income only a 217.26 188.19 241.09 240.83 408.18 232.15 188.45
Both earned and unearned income a 223.93 202.11 243.84 229.32 312.83 231.46 203.43
Without Social Security  
No other income 673.72 655.66 700.19 675.26 659.59 681.49 661.79
Earned income only 553.58 470.63 556.77 556.55 552.72 556.36 506.14
Unearned income only a 542.07 542.79 572.47 541.73 536.54 544.59 549.50
Both earned and unearned income a 453.14 374.08 475.46 460.38 462.79 460.88 386.45
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes recipients with in-kind unearned income.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 10. Recipients, by state or other area, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
State or area Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 1,311,861 4,869,484 2,081,532
Alabama 177,062 10,894 798 165,370 29,891 118,211 28,960
Alaska 12,901 1,847 85 10,969 1,311 8,474 3,116
Arizona 115,904 14,970 941 99,993 21,145 67,497 27,262
Arkansas 112,349 6,210 662 105,477 29,886 67,203 15,260
California 1,296,033 358,035 19,128 918,870 117,885 625,345 552,803
Colorado 70,603 9,086 521 60,996 9,536 45,382 15,685
Connecticut 61,348 6,668 426 54,254 8,617 38,667 14,064
Delaware 16,445 1,247 105 15,093 3,667 10,203 2,575
District of Columbia 26,718 1,913 136 24,669 4,461 17,926 4,331
Florida 527,625 117,638 2,828 407,159 103,016 254,387 170,222
Georgia 247,843 24,732 1,909 221,202 45,282 151,872 50,689
Hawaii 25,296 5,930 187 19,179 1,740 14,918 8,638
Idaho 29,448 1,851 213 27,384 5,631 19,933 3,884
Illinois 277,978 30,191 2,382 245,405 44,008 172,731 61,239
Indiana 124,998 5,470 873 118,655 25,785 85,840 13,373
Iowa 49,806 3,157 698 45,951 8,251 34,597 6,958
Kansas 48,537 3,019 347 45,171 9,595 32,161 6,781
Kentucky 192,886 10,195 1,199 181,492 29,683 131,139 32,064
Louisiana 180,847 12,968 1,388 166,491 37,231 111,869 31,747
Maine 37,114 1,906 226 34,982 4,200 27,490 5,424
Maryland 114,800 14,909 628 99,263 18,396 71,025 25,379
Massachusetts 185,762 21,935 2,414 161,413 23,907 115,887 45,968
Michigan 271,713 17,150 1,584 252,979 43,235 187,842 40,636
Minnesota 91,560 10,392 702 80,466 13,644 58,425 19,491
Mississippi 126,679 9,933 887 115,859 24,161 78,023 24,495
Missouri 140,146 7,510 859 131,777 23,738 97,265 19,143
Montana 18,562 1,249 126 17,187 2,608 13,029 2,925
Nebraska 27,144 2,068 234 24,842 4,261 18,717 4,166
Nevada 45,928 11,081 673 34,174 8,791 25,334 11,803
New Hampshire 19,310 956 140 18,214 2,599 14,594 2,117
New Jersey 177,494 34,978 793 141,723 26,299 95,856 55,339
New Mexico 63,421 8,655 457 54,309 9,456 37,068 16,897
New York 698,226 129,902 2,963 565,361 88,734 370,171 239,321
North Carolina 230,593 19,664 1,750 209,179 43,880 142,786 43,927
North Dakota 8,456 730 58 7,668 1,076 5,796 1,584
Ohio 304,010 14,742 1,787 287,481 51,012 212,250 40,748
Oklahoma 97,031 6,388 631 90,012 18,529 63,928 14,574
Oregon 80,941 8,946 618 71,377 10,699 53,972 16,270
Pennsylvania 376,600 24,925 1,960 349,715 76,139 237,309 63,152
Rhode Island 32,644 3,185 179 29,280 4,769 21,066 6,809
South Carolina 116,975 8,981 1,246 106,748 20,710 74,221 22,044
South Dakota 14,701 1,464 106 13,131 2,570 9,124 3,007
Tennessee 182,945 12,736 1,426 168,783 25,706 125,068 32,171
Texas 656,588 106,111 6,748 543,729 144,045 341,039 171,504
Utah 30,670 2,687 219 27,764 5,715 20,073 4,882
Vermont 15,947 1,050 71 14,826 1,870 11,534 2,543
Virginia 153,013 18,699 1,129 133,185 24,173 94,731 34,109
Washington 147,380 16,828 886 129,666 18,280 96,738 32,362
West Virginia 80,046 2,850 490 76,706 8,736 59,575 11,735
Wisconsin 114,102 7,086 868 106,148 21,953 75,821 16,328
Wyoming 6,716 332 35 6,349 1,018 4,859 839
Outlying area  
Northern Mariana Islands 1,033 139 6 888 331 513 189
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 11. Average monthly payment, by state or other area, eligibility category, and age, December 2012 (in dollars)
State or area Total Category Age
Aged Blind Disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 519.43 409.31 532.41 537.41 620.77 536.06 416.80
Alabama 486.57 233.54 455.59 503.36 618.08 501.92 288.08
Alaska 484.10 332.33 423.77 510.09 546.94 521.14 356.91
Arizona 510.52 368.36 510.46 531.87 620.97 528.78 380.05
Arkansas 493.70 211.24 457.18 510.56 622.55 489.88 258.24
California 590.30 505.08 638.67 622.50 681.75 634.50 520.90
Colorado 491.94 386.02 492.58 507.74 599.49 509.07 377.27
Connecticut 504.83 392.15 509.72 518.64 609.78 518.72 402.57
Delaware 506.08 342.95 485.90 519.75 596.13 511.33 357.67
District of Columbia 553.22 358.24 488.90 568.72 620.39 575.87 390.29
Florida 499.52 407.29 483.48 526.35 613.09 516.18 406.01
Georgia 491.55 292.52 484.16 513.89 614.43 514.09 314.14
Hawaii 535.00 426.94 544.81 568.31 587.49 579.08 448.66
Idaho 492.36 286.80 482.98 506.32 595.26 497.89 315.93
Illinois 523.70 408.69 513.36 537.95 624.77 535.25 418.67
Indiana 509.99 303.66 473.25 519.80 615.31 507.36 324.88
Iowa 482.34 287.11 468.51 495.95 598.93 488.82 312.42
Kansas 494.66 324.70 498.49 506.02 603.57 495.39 337.58
Kentucky 496.56 247.73 483.44 510.61 621.18 514.17 309.48
Louisiana 503.38 254.97 468.86 523.03 627.70 518.28 305.27
Maine 468.91 245.25 466.70 481.14 589.66 485.83 290.15
Maryland 521.08 405.53 497.48 538.56 600.94 541.56 405.80
Massachusetts 499.64 405.47 473.61 512.88 593.93 513.77 415.20
Michigan 526.57 388.87 512.25 536.00 622.79 532.81 395.67
Minnesota 510.76 432.08 506.33 520.99 600.94 511.29 445.99
Mississippi 479.78 212.77 445.05 502.92 620.05 500.50 275.37
Missouri 491.78 301.59 474.43 502.79 613.37 495.77 321.44
Montana 479.27 272.65 492.67 494.27 607.14 494.08 300.28
Nebraska 476.56 309.84 515.73 490.18 594.40 484.87 320.45
Nevada 508.17 388.82 566.00 546.04 612.13 528.31 387.87
New Hampshire 483.13 357.68 465.94 489.85 577.00 486.58 343.94
New Jersey 505.80 412.26 474.04 528.97 616.51 528.18 414.21
New Mexico 477.59 291.76 482.14 507.20 619.58 509.49 328.51
New York 553.58 445.85 532.16 578.41 640.06 583.23 475.62
North Carolina 477.43 252.73 472.00 498.57 602.65 495.16 294.58
North Dakota 451.22 314.49 459.55 464.33 558.70 467.01 322.13
Ohio 520.81 353.99 490.17 529.58 623.93 524.41 373.34
Oklahoma 496.62 267.64 485.07 512.96 608.81 508.72 300.70
Oregon 503.85 364.47 498.79 521.36 605.93 523.73 371.09
Pennsylvania 530.66 364.92 495.92 542.65 615.53 538.59 398.70
Rhode Island 503.46 355.69 463.23 519.77 618.05 518.69 376.21
South Carolina 482.72 246.33 473.88 502.78 606.59 503.50 297.06
South Dakota 465.47 304.93 504.53 483.10 580.55 479.03 326.90
Tennessee 486.80 253.24 496.21 504.37 614.22 507.92 303.17
Texas 481.38 314.57 488.63 513.87 609.92 506.68 323.16
Utah 495.80 393.59 483.93 505.85 569.37 499.92 392.98
Vermont 493.72 293.73 458.75 508.06 644.77 508.70 315.17
Virginia 488.75 365.36 486.60 506.08 598.48 505.58 364.27
Washington 525.87 454.86 518.91 535.15 604.17 536.60 449.98
West Virginia 501.41 240.02 470.21 511.30 607.81 521.42 320.79
Wisconsin 503.32 314.27 492.64 516.03 609.96 505.85 348.47
Wyoming 469.42 223.40 464.91 482.28 576.97 481.73 268.46
Outlying area  
Northern Mariana Islands 584.36 417.55 470.33 610.93 658.28 590.79 435.45
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 12. Recipients and their average income, by type of income and marital status, December 2012
Type of income All recipients a Eligible individual with no spouse Eligible individual with eligible spouse Eligible individual with ineligible spouse
Individual Spouse Individual Spouse
Number Average income (dollars) Number Average income (dollars) Number Average income (dollars) Number Average income (dollars) Number Average income (dollars) Number Average income (dollars)
Total b 8,262,877 . . . 7,382,042 . . . 279,627 . . . 279,627 . . . 321,581 . . . 321,581 . . .
No other income 4,740,414 . . . 4,259,184 . . . 141,752 . . . 143,382 . . . 196,096 . . . 154,703 . . .
With income 3,522,463 465 3,122,858 467 137,875 458 136,245 405 125,485 487 166,878 973
Earned income only 145,495 376 137,886 361 1,455 670 2,013 646 4,141 649 95,668 1,249
Unearned income only 3,260,990 460 2,875,895 463 134,638 451 131,336 392 119,121 474 64,499 538
Both earned and unearned income 115,978 713 109,077 704 1,782 839 2,896 855 2,223 892 6,711 1,218
With earned income b 261,471 320 246,961 306 3,237 521 4,909 530 6,364 582 102,376 1,223
Wages 231,304 330 221,869 315 2,134 643 3,267 653 4,034 723 76,238 1,377
Self-employment income 31,170 233 26,006 219 1,123 279 1,668 282 2,373 331 27,413 740
With unearned income b 3,376,968 460 2,984,972 463 136,420 451 134,232 392 121,344 473 71,210 521
Social Security benefits 2,767,677 506 2,424,263 512 121,190 476 120,453 408 101,771 515 41,275 593
Veterans' benefits 33,213 244 29,922 245 311 291 262 320 2,718 219 4,027 658
Income based on need 27,446 213 25,786 219 132 129 333 129 1,195 115 15,169 141
Workers' compensation 4,134 424 3,549 415 156 405 174 446 255 547 541 797
Support from absent parents 185,718 222 185,717 222 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 100 1 50
Pensions 56,258 184 43,984 191 5,724 161 4,537 146 2,013 201 2,409 308
Support and maintenance 392,876 170 338,513 175 18,437 127 17,539 127 18,387 154 896 152
Asset income c 83,758 11 75,709 10 3,685 14 2,667 11 1,697 43 1,252 89
Other d 88,110 215 80,736 215 1,962 167 1,853 179 3,559 254 10,465 611
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Does not include ineligible spouses.
b. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of earned or unearned income or both earned and unearned income.
c. Includes income received as rent, interest, dividends, and royalties.
d. Does not include income deemed from a spouse or parent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 13. Recipients as a percentage of resident population, by state, December 2012
State Resident population a Recipients
Number Percentage of resident population
United States 313,914,040 b 8,261,844 2.6
Alabama 4,822,023 177,062 3.7
Alaska 731,449 12,901 1.8
Arizona 6,553,255 115,904 1.8
Arkansas 2,949,131 112,349 3.8
California 38,041,430 1,296,033 3.4
Colorado 5,187,582 70,603 1.4
Connecticut 3,590,347 61,348 1.7
Delaware 917,092 16,445 1.8
District of Columbia 632,323 26,718 4.2
Florida 19,317,568 527,625 2.7
Georgia 9,919,945 247,843 2.5
Hawaii 1,392,313 25,296 1.8
Idaho 1,595,728 29,448 1.8
Illinois 12,875,255 277,978 2.2
Indiana 6,537,334 124,998 1.9
Iowa 3,074,186 49,806 1.6
Kansas 2,885,905 48,537 1.7
Kentucky 4,380,415 192,886 4.4
Louisiana 4,601,893 180,847 3.9
Maine 1,329,192 37,114 2.8
Maryland 5,884,563 114,800 2.0
Massachusetts 6,646,144 185,762 2.8
Michigan 9,883,360 271,713 2.7
Minnesota 5,379,139 91,560 1.7
Mississippi 2,984,926 126,679 4.2
Missouri 6,021,988 140,146 2.3
Montana 1,005,141 18,562 1.8
Nebraska 1,855,525 27,144 1.5
Nevada 2,758,931 45,928 1.7
New Hampshire 1,320,718 19,310 1.5
New Jersey 8,864,590 177,494 2.0
New Mexico 2,085,538 63,421 3.0
New York 19,570,261 698,226 3.6
North Carolina 9,752,073 230,593 2.4
North Dakota 699,628 8,456 1.2
Ohio 11,544,225 304,010 2.6
Oklahoma 3,814,820 97,031 2.5
Oregon 3,899,353 80,941 2.1
Pennsylvania 12,763,536 376,600 3.0
Rhode Island 1,050,292 32,644 3.1
South Carolina 4,723,723 116,975 2.5
South Dakota 833,354 14,701 1.8
Tennessee 6,456,243 182,945 2.8
Texas 26,059,203 656,588 2.5
Utah 2,855,287 30,670 1.1
Vermont 626,011 15,947 2.5
Virginia 8,185,867 153,013 1.9
Washington 6,897,012 147,380 2.1
West Virginia 1,855,413 80,046 4.3
Wisconsin 5,726,398 114,102 2.0
Wyoming 576,412 6,716 1.2
SOURCES: Census Bureau; and Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2012, as reported by the Census Bureau.
b. Excludes recipients in the Northern Mariana Islands.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 14. Foreign-born recipients, by region, country of origin, eligibility category, and age, December 2012
Region and country of origin Total Category Age
Aged Blind and disabled Under 18 18–64 65 or older
All areas 1,733,841 822,632 911,209 21,749 526,619 1,185,473
North America 205,071 23,472 181,599 13,844 118,828 72,399
U.S. territories 196,925 21,633 175,292 13,642 113,940 69,343
Puerto Rico 191,106 21,106 170,000 12,848 110,066 68,192
Other a 5,819 527 5,292 794 3,874 1,151
Other 8,146 1,839 6,307 202 4,888 3,056
Latin America 674,886 344,572 330,314 2,637 195,936 476,313
Mexico 293,133 149,731 143,402 791 82,276 210,066
Cuba 111,974 64,065 47,909 503 26,598 84,873
Dominican Republic 79,379 26,543 52,836 423 32,298 46,658
El Salvador 28,752 16,624 12,128 49 7,379 21,324
Haiti 23,359 13,704 9,655 213 6,214 16,932
Other 138,289 73,905 64,384 658 41,171 96,460
Africa 35,075 14,393 20,682 979 14,860 19,236
Somalia 9,029 3,058 5,971 183 4,276 4,570
Ethiopia 4,683 1,763 2,920 79 2,088 2,516
Nigeria 3,897 2,348 1,549 44 1,145 2,708
Liberia 2,227 1,105 1,122 26 776 1,425
Cape Verde 1,688 925 763 4 503 1,181
Other 13,551 5,194 8,357 643 6,072 6,836
Asia 491,481 299,640 191,841 1,662 102,989 386,830
Vietnam 118,978 56,120 62,858 163 28,081 90,734
China 91,577 77,754 13,823 175 6,142 85,260
Philippines 65,798 52,536 13,262 139 8,900 56,759
South Korea 48,192 35,315 12,877 69 6,700 41,423
India 44,839 33,060 11,779 86 4,926 39,827
Other 122,097 44,855 77,242 1,030 48,240 72,827
Middle East 112,871 52,692 60,179 1,158 31,313 80,400
Iran 48,280 26,657 21,623 82 9,560 38,638
Iraq 22,203 7,149 15,054 476 10,433 11,294
Lebanon 9,932 4,535 5,397 33 2,140 7,759
Syria 7,789 3,637 4,152 39 1,339 6,411
Egypt 7,196 3,452 3,744 111 1,964 5,121
Other 17,471 7,262 10,209 417 5,877 11,177
Former Soviet Republics 127,248 57,701 69,547 559 24,345 102,344
Europe 80,950 27,898 53,052 834 35,743 44,373
Germany 14,091 1,211 12,880 402 11,225 2,464
Former Yugoslavia 12,245 3,910 8,335 60 5,127 7,058
United Kingdom 7,849 2,083 5,766 92 4,253 3,504
Poland 7,761 4,277 3,484 16 2,049 5,696
Portugal 5,567 2,217 3,350 7 1,856 3,704
Other 33,437 14,200 19,237 257 11,233 21,947
Oceania 5,328 2,018 3,310 50 2,098 3,180
Other areas 931 246 685 26 507 398
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Foreign-born means born in an area not served by the Supplemental Security Income program.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.