Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table SSI 3. Federally Administered SSI Benefits and Administration: 1974 – 2009(1) [In millions of dollars]

04/01/2013

Calendar Year Total Benefits Federal Payments State Supplementation Administrative Costs (fiscal year)
2009 Dollars 2 Current Dollars
1974 $19,555 $5,097 $3,833 $1,264 $285
1975 20,254 5,716 4,314 1,403 399
1976 19,771 5,900 4,512 1,388 500
1977 19,322 6,134 4,703 1,431 527
1978 19,226 6,372 4,881 1,491 539
1979 18,914 6,869 5,279 1,590 611
1980 19,120 7,715 5,866 1,848 668
1981 18,911 8,357 6,518 1,839 717
1982 18,578 8,705 6,907 1,798 780
1983 18,695 9,134 7,423 1,711 846
1984 19,807 10,073 8,281 1,792 864
1985 20,436 10,750 8,777 1,973 956
1986 21,924 11,741 9,498 2,243 1,023
1987 22,743 12,592 10,029 2,563 977
1988 23,355 13,405 10,734 2,671 976
1989 24,319 14,561 11,606 2,955 1,052
1990 25,666 16,133 12,894 3,239 1,075
1991 27,638 17,996 14,765 3,231 1,230
19923 32,477 21,682 18,247 3,435 1,426
1993 35,068 23,991 20,722 3,270 1,468
1994 36,196 25,291 22,175 3,116 1,780
1995 37,785 27,037 23,919 3,118 1,978
1996 38,460 28,252 25,265 2,988 1,953
1997 37,803 28,371 25,457 2,913 2,055
1998 38,647 29,408 26,405 3,003 2,304
1999 38,755 30,106 26,805 3,301 2,493
2000 38,203 30,672 27,290 3,381 2,321
2001 38,970 32,166 28,706 3,460 2,397
2002 40,202 33,719 29,899 3,820 2,522
2003 40,461 34,693 30,688 4,005 2,656
2004 40,954 36,065 31,887 4,179 2,806
2005 40,911 37,236 33,058 4,178 2,795
2006 41,371 38,889 34,736 4,153 2,916
2007 42,625 41,205 36,884 4,321 2,857
2008 42,877 43,040 38,656 4,385 2,820
2009 46,592 46,592 42,629 3,964 3,326
 
1 Payments and adjustments during the respective year but not necessarily accrued for that year.
2 Data adjusted for inflation by ASPE using the CPI-U-RS for calendar years.
3 The jump in benefits in 1992 is due to retroactive payments resulting from the Sullivan v. Zebley decision.
 
Note: This table differs from earlier versions; because of variations across states in reported numbers of recipients and payment amounts of SSI state-administered state supplements, information on state-administered state supplements is no longer published by SSA.
 
Source: Social Security Administration, SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2009 (available online at www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2009/index.html); SAA Performance and Accountability Report FY 2008 (available online at http://mwww.ba.ssa.gov/finance/fy09_accountability.html).

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