Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table SSI 2. SSI Recipiency Rates by Age: 1974 – 2009

04/01/2013

Date All Recipients as a Percent of Total Population1 Adults 18-64 as a Percent of 18-64 Population1 Child Recipients as a Percent of All Children1 Elderly Recipients (Persons 65 & Older) as a Percent of
All Persons 65 & Older1 All Elderly Poor2
Dec 1974 1.9 1.2 0.1 10.8 78.5
Dec 1975 2.0 1.3 0.2 10.9 75.6
Dec 1976 1.9 1.3 0.2 10.2 72.3
Dec 1977 1.9 1.3 0.2 9.7 74.1
Dec 1978 1.9 1.3 0.3 9.3 71.3
Dec 1979 1.8 1.3 0.3 8.8 61.0
Dec 1980 1.8 1.2 0.3 8.6 57.4
Dec 1981 1.7 1.2 0.3 8.0 55.1
Dec 1982 1.7 1.2 0.3 7.4 53.6
Dec 1983 1.7 1.2 0.3 7.3 55.3
Dec 1984 1.7 1.2 0.3 7.2 61.2
Dec 1985 1.7 1.3 0.4 7.1 58.8
Dec 1986 1.8 1.3 0.4 6.9 58.0
Dec 1987 1.8 1.4 0.4 6.7 56.6
Dec 1988 1.8 1.5 0.4 6.6 57.6
Dec 1989 1.9 1.5 0.4 6.5 60.3
Dec 1990 1.9 1.6 0.5 6.5 56.3
Dec 1991 2.0 1.7 0.6 6.5 55.0
Dec 1992 2.2 1.8 0.8 6.4 53.5
Dec 1993 2.3 2.0 1.1 6.4 56.3
Dec 1994 2.4 2.1 1.2 6.3 57.9
Dec 1995 2.4 2.1 1.3 6.2 63.7
Dec 1996 2.4 2.1 1.4 6.1 61.0
Dec 1997 2.4 2.1 1.2 6.0 60.8
Dec 1998 2.4 2.1 1.2 5.9 60.0
Dec 1999 2.3 2.1 1.2 5.8 62.7
Dec 2000 2.3 2.1 1.2 5.7 60.5
Dec 2001 2.3 2.2 1.2 5.6 58.4
Dec 2002 2.3 2.2 1.3 5.6 55.8
Dec 2003 2.4 2.2 1.3 5.5 56.0
Dec 2004 2.4 2.2 1.3 5.4 57.3
Dec 2005 2.4 2.2 1.4 5.4 55.4
Dec 2006 2.4 2.2 1.5 5.3 59.1
Dec 2007 2.4 2.2 1.5 5.3 56.7
Dec 2008 2.5 2.3 1.5 5.2 55.6
Dec 2009 2.5 2.3 1.6 5.1 59.0
 
1 Population numbers used for the denominators are Census Bureau resident population estimates adjusted to the December date by averaging the July 1 population of the current year with the July 1 population of the following year (resident population estimates by age are available online at www.census.gov).
2 For the number of persons (65 years of age and older living in poverty) used as the denominator, see Current Population Reports, Series P60-238.
 
Note: Numerators for these ratios are from Table SSI 1. Rates computed by DHHS.
 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009," Current Population Reports, Series P60-238 (available online at www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty.html).

 

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