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, total annual payments, and total recipients;
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
suspensions, terminations, and duration of eligibility.
Tables from the discontinued reports Children Receiving SSI and SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work were incorporated into this report beginning with the 2007 edition.
Aneer Rukh-Kamaa managed the preparation of this report and prepared the statistical tables and narratives. Staff of the Office of Information Resources edited the report and prepared it for publication.
John W. R. Phillips Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics January 2017