Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012

 

Supplemental Security Income

Recipient Characteristics

Table 7.E2 Percentage distribution of federally administered awards, by sex, age, and eligibility category, 2011
Sex and age Total Adults Blind and disabled children a
Aged Blind Disabled
  All persons
Number 1,031,023 109,153 4,083 708,764 209,023
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  Percentage distribution by sex
Male 53.9 40.2 56.3 52.8 64.8
Female 46.1 59.8 43.7 47.2 35.2
  Percentage distribution by age
Under 5 8.4 . . . . . . . . . 41.5
5–9 5.6 . . . . . . . . . 27.8
10–14 3.8 . . . . . . . . . 18.7
15–17 1.7 . . . . . . . . . 8.2
18–21 5.5 . . . 13.5 6.8 3.8
22–29 6.1 . . . 9.8 8.8 . . .
30–39 9.0 . . . 12.5 13.1 . . .
40–49 15.9 . . . 19.2 23.0 . . .
50–59 26.9 . . . 32.2 39.0 . . .
60–64 6.3 . . . 11.1 9.1 . . .
65–69 6.3 58.5 0.8 0.2 . . .
70–74 2.0 19.0 0.2 (L) . . .
75–79 1.2 11.5 0.2 (L) . . .
80 or older 1.2 11.0 0.5 (L) . . .
  Male
Number 556,027 43,872 2,298 374,389 135,468
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 9.7 . . . . . . . . . 39.9
5–9 7.4 . . . . . . . . . 30.5
10–14 4.6 . . . . . . . . . 18.9
15–17 1.8 . . . . . . . . . 7.3
18–21 6.1 . . . 13.6 7.7 3.5
22–29 6.2 . . . 9.6 9.1 . . .
30–39 8.4 . . . 13.1 12.4 . . .
40–49 14.9 . . . 19.0 22.0 . . .
50–59 26.8 . . . 33.8 39.6 . . .
60–64 6.1 . . . 9.6 9.0 . . .
65–69 4.8 59.6 0.7 0.2 . . .
70–74 1.6 20.0 0.3 (L) . . .
75–79 0.9 11.4 0.1 (L) . . .
80 or older 0.7 8.9 0.3 (L) . . .
  Female
Number 474,996 65,281 1,785 334,375 73,555
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 6.9 . . . . . . . . . 44.7
5–9 3.5 . . . . . . . . . 22.7
10–14 2.8 . . . . . . . . . 18.2
15–17 1.5 . . . . . . . . . 9.9
18–21 4.8 . . . 13.3 5.8 4.4
22–29 6.0 . . . 10.0 8.5 . . .
30–39 9.8 . . . 11.6 13.8 . . .
40–49 17.0 . . . 19.6 24.1 . . .
50–59 27.1 . . . 30.2 38.3 . . .
60–64 6.6 . . . 13.1 9.3 . . .
65–69 8.1 57.7 1.0 0.3 . . .
70–74 2.5 18.2 0.2 (L) . . .
75–79 1.6 11.5 0.3 (L) . . .
80 or older 1.7 12.5 0.7 (L) . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
a. Includes students aged 18–21.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E3 Number and percentage distribution of recipients of federally administered payments, by sex, age, and eligibility category, December 2011
Sex and age All recipients Adults Blind and disabled, under age 18
Aged Blind Disabled
  All persons
Number 8,112,773 1,182,106 63,104 5,590,441 1,277,122
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  Percentage distribution by sex
Male 45.8 33.8 46.5 43.6 66.4
Female 54.2 66.2 53.5 56.4 33.6
  Percentage distribution by age
Under 5 2.4 . . . . . . . . . 15.3
5–9 4.7 . . . . . . . . . 29.6
10–14 5.5 . . . . . . . . . 35.1
15–17 3.1 . . . . . . . . . 20.0
18–21 4.5 . . . 6.0 6.5 . . .
22–29 7.9 . . . 12.8 11.3 . . .
30–39 8.5 . . . 13.3 12.2 . . .
40–49 12.4 . . . 15.4 17.8 . . .
50–59 18.2 . . . 20.3 26.1 . . .
60–64 7.4 . . . 9.3 10.6 . . .
65–69 6.8 15.8 6.7 6.5 . . .
70–74 6.0 20.9 5.3 4.2 . . .
75–79 5.0 21.9 4.2 2.6 . . .
80 or older 7.5 41.4 6.7 2.1 . . .
  Male
Number 3,712,306 399,271 29,372 2,435,975 847,688
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 3.1 . . . . . . . . . 13.5
5–9 6.9 . . . . . . . . . 30.2
10–14 8.3 . . . . . . . . . 36.3
15–17 4.6 . . . . . . . . . 20.0
18–21 6.0 . . . 7.2 9.1 . . .
22–29 9.5 . . . 14.8 14.3 . . .
30–39 8.9 . . . 14.9 13.4 . . .
40–49 11.5 . . . 16.8 17.3 . . .
50–59 16.9 . . . 20.9 25.5 . . .
60–64 6.3 . . . 8.5 9.5 . . .
65–69 5.4 18.0 5.9 5.1 . . .
70–74 4.5 23.2 4.2 3.1 . . .
75–79 3.6 23.1 3.0 1.7 . . .
80 or older 4.5 35.6 3.8 1.0 . . .
  Female
Number 4,400,467 782,835 33,732 3,154,466 429,434
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 5 1.8 . . . . . . . . . 18.8
5–9 2.8 . . . . . . . . . 28.4
10–14 3.2 . . . . . . . . . 32.8
15–17 2.0 . . . . . . . . . 20.0
18–21 3.3 . . . 4.9 4.5 . . .
22–29 6.6 . . . 11.2 9.0 . . .
30–39 8.2 . . . 12.0 11.3 . . .
40–49 13.1 . . . 14.1 18.2 . . .
50–59 19.2 . . . 19.7 26.6 . . .
60–64 8.3 . . . 9.9 11.5 . . .
65–69 8.1 14.7 7.3 7.5 . . .
70–74 7.2 19.7 6.2 5.1 . . .
75–79 6.2 21.3 5.3 3.3 . . .
80 or older 10.1 44.3 9.3 2.9 . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E4 Number and percentage distribution of persons with representative payees receiving federally administered payments, by eligibility category and age, December 2011
Category and age Number Percentage distribution
Total With representative payee Without representative payee Total With representative payee Without representative payee
Total 8,112,773 3,075,130 5,037,643 100.0 37.9 62.1
Category  
Aged 1,182,106 49,187 1,132,919 100.0 4.2 95.8
Blind a 69,033 19,897 49,136 100.0 28.8 71.2
Disabled b 6,861,634 3,006,046 3,855,588 100.0 43.8 56.2
Age  
Under 18 1,277,122 1,275,943 1,179 100.0 99.9 0.1
18–64 4,777,010 1,622,198 3,154,812 100.0 34.0 66.0
65 or older 2,058,641 176,989 1,881,652 100.0 8.6 91.4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes approximately 14,500 persons aged 65 or older.
b. Includes approximately 862,100 persons aged 65 or older.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E5 Number and percentage distribution of persons receiving federally administered payments, by living arrangement, eligibility category, and age, December 2011
Living arrangement a Number Category Age
Aged Blind b Disabled c Under 18 18–64 65 or older
Total  
Number 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 1,277,122 4,777,010 2,058,641
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Own household 93.7 90.1 92.4 94.4 95.5 93.9 92.2
Another's household 4.6 8.3 5.6 3.9 3.4 4.5 5.5
Institutional care covered by Medicaid 1.6 1.4 2.0 1.6 1.1 1.5 2.2
Unknown 0.1 0.1 (L) 0.1 (L) 0.1 (L)
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
(L) = less than 0.05 percent.
a. As defined for determination of federal SSI payment standards.
b. Includes approximately 14,500 persons aged 65 or older.
c. Includes approximately 862,100 persons aged 65 or older.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 7.E6 Number of noncitizens receiving federally administered payments as a percentage of SSI recipients, by eligibility category, December 1982–2011, selected years
Year All noncitizens Aged Blind and disabled
Number Percentage of total SSI Number Percentage of total SSI Number Percentage of total SSI
1982 127,900 3.3 91,900 5.9 36,000 1.6
1985 210,800 5.1 146,500 9.7 64,300 2.4
1990 435,600 9.0 282,400 19.4 153,200 4.6
1991 519,660 10.2 329,690 22.5 189,970 5.2
1992 601,430 10.8 372,930 25.4 228,500 5.6
1993 683,150 11.4 416,420 28.2 266,730 5.9
1994 738,140 11.7 440,000 30.0 298,140 6.2
1995 785,410 12.1 459,220 31.8 326,190 6.3
1996 724,990 11.0 417,360 29.5 307,630 5.9
1997 650,830 10.0 367,200 27.0 283,630 5.5
1998 669,630 10.2 364,980 27.4 304,650 5.8
1999 684,930 10.4 368,330 28.2 316,600 6.0
2000 692,590 10.5 364,470 28.3 328,120 6.2
2001 695,650 10.4 364,550 28.9 331,100 6.1
2002 703,515 10.4 364,827 29.1 338,688 6.1
2003 696,772 10.1 356,298 28.9 340,474 6.0
2004 676,979 9.7 342,220 28.3 334,759 5.8
2005 680,397 9.6 344,166 28.3 336,231 5.7
2006 674,250 9.3 339,073 28.0 335,177 5.6
2007 663,210 9.0 330,665 27.5 332,545 5.4
2008 655,988 8.7 324,271 26.9 331,717 5.3
2009 644,966 8.4 316,216 26.7 328,750 5.1
2010 627,271 7.9 303,457 25.6 323,814 4.8
2011 604,908 7.5 290,275 24.6 314,633 4.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.