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;
- recipients of Social Security, SSI, or both;
- children under age 18;
- diagnoses of recipients under age 65;
- recipients who work;
- outcomes of applications for disability benefits; and
- suspension of benefits.
Effective with this year, the reports Children Receiving SSI and SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work are being discontinued. Tables from those reports are now included in this report.
Clark D. Pickett managed the preparation of this report. Alfreda Brooks, Stella Coleman, Art Kahn, Judi Papas, and Clark Pickett prepared the statistical tables and narratives. Staff of the Division of Information Resources edited the report and prepared the print and electronic versions for publication.
Manuel de la Puente
Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics