Annual Statistical Supplement, 2008
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The original version of this report contained errors in Table 5.H1. Some of the values for “Disabled-worker families” comprising a worker, wife, and either 1 child or 2 or more children were incorrect for 2004 and 2006. The corrected values now appear in this report.
The original print and web versions of this report contained an error in Table 6.B1. Data shown for columns “One-half or more of entitlement months” and “Less than one-half of entitlement months” were incorrectly transposed. Corrected data now appear in the web versions of this report.
The original print and web versions of this report contained an error in Table 3.E3. Footnote e, reading “Less than 0.05 percent,” was incorrect. The corrected footnote, “Less than 0.5 percent,” now appears in the web versions of this report.
The original print and web versions of this report contained errors in the Health Care—Medicare section of Highlights and Trends. For “Number of enrollees in July 2007 (one or both of Parts A and B),” the values given for all, aged, and disabled enrollees were incorrect. The correct values of 44.3 million, 37.0 million, and 7.3 million, respectively, now appear in the web versions of this report.
The original print and web versions of this report contained errors in Table 5.F9. The number, cumulative percentage, and average monthly benefit values in the 1969 row were incorrect. The correct values are 2,190, 99.9, and 742.60, respectively. These errors have been corrected in the Web versions of this report.
The original print and web versions of this report contained errors in Table 2.A16. For December 1994, the values given for the three highest AMW brackets (“next 175,” “next 250,” and “next 50,” the three rows shown at the bottom of the column) were incorrect. The correct values are 21.09, 20.56, and 20.00, respectively. These errors have been corrected in the Web versions of this report.
The original print and web versions of this report contained the following errors:
- In Table 2.A12, the "amount (dollars)" for the special minimum primary insurance amount (PIA) for 1981 was incorrect. The correct value is 5,550.
- In Table 8.B1, the number of "persons served per 1000 enrollees, Hospital Insurance, Inpatient hospital" for 1990 was incorrect. The correct value is 194.
- In Table 8.B2, the number of "persons served (thousands), Hospital Insurance" for 2006 was incorrect. The correct value is 1,277.
The original web version of this report contained errors in Table 6.D7. The numbers of nondisabled widows and widowers aged 60, disabled widow(er)s aged 50–54, and widowed mothers and fathers aged 65 were incorrect; these errors were detected prior to print publication and have been corrected in the web version of this report.
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The Supplement is a major resource for data on our nation's social insurance and welfare programs. The majority of the statistical tables present information about programs administered by the Social Security Administration—the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program, known collectively as Social Security, and the Supplemental Security Income program. In addition, data are presented on the major health care programs—Medicare and Medicaid—and social insurance programs, including workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, temporary disability insurance, Black Lung benefits, and veterans' benefits. The Supplement also includes program summaries and legislative histories that help users of the data understand these programs. Please note that additional disability tables and statistics can be found in the SSI Annual Statistical Report and the Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program.
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The Supplement is prepared by Social Security Administration staff from various components throughout the agency and by many individuals from other federal agencies. I would like to express my thanks to them for their contributions.
Manuel de la Puente
Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics