Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table SSI 4. Average Monthly SSI Benefit Payments, 1974 – 2001

03/01/2003

Calendar Year Total 1 Federal Payments State Supplementation
2001 Dollars Current Dollars Total Federally Administered State Administered
1 Total is a weighted average of the Federal plus State average benefit, the Federal-only average benefit, and State-only average benefit.
Note: The numerators for these averages are given in Table SSI 3 and the denominators are given in Table SSI 5. Averages were computed by DHHS. Data adjusted for inflation using a fiscal-year average CPI-U-X1 index.
Source: Number of persons receiving payments obtained from Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, Social Security Bulletin • Annual Statistical Supplement • 2002.
1974 $480 $135 $108 $64 $71 $35
1975 366 112 92 66 69 45
1976 359 118 99 68 71 50
1977 347 123 104 69 72 53
1978 340 128 108 72 74 56
1979 343 140 119 77 79 67
1980 347 158 133 89 91 76
1981 352 176 151 92 94 79
1982 358 191 166 96 97 93
1983 353 198 172 91 92 89
1984 362 211 187 93 93 93
1985 363 219 193 99 99 102
1986 374 232 202 107 108 101
1987 380 242 208 117 118 110
1988 381 253 219 118 118 118
1989 384 267 230 126 126 127
1990 388 283 244 132 131 136
1991 387 297 260 125 122 143
1992 415 328 292 124 121 147
1993 415 337 306 112 107 150
1994 405 338 310 105 99 152
1995 408 350 322 110 103 164
1996 407 359 333 108 103 145
1997 407 369 342 99 102 86
1998 411 379 350 103 104 102
1999 414 388 356 111 113 105
2000 406 393 360 113 114 109
2001 407 407 373 113 114 108

 

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