Since 1974, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program has guaranteed a minimum level of income for needy aged, blind, or disabled individuals. Each year, we issue a report that presents data on the SSI program and the people who receive benefits from it. The report covers such topics as federal benefit rates and total annual payments, federally administered payments, state-administered supplementation, work incentives, applications, outcomes of applications, awards, denials, and suspension of benefits.
The section on federally administered payments now includes a table showing country of origin of the nearly 1.5 million SSI recipients who were born in a foreign country. Finally, in response to numerous inquiries for data at the state level, we have provided state distributions for applications, awards, recipient rates, and receipt of Social Security and SSI on the basis of disability.
Alfreda M. Brooks compiled the data and prepared the report for publication. Emil Loomis designed the cover, Laurie Brown and Anthony Nathe edited the report, Kathryn Winstead prepared the report for publication, and Laurie Brown prepared the electronic versions for the Web.
Edward J. DeMarco
Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics