Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2009-2013. Table SSI 8. State Recipiency Rates for Federally Administered SSI Payments by Age: 1996 & 2009 [In percent]

04/01/2013

State Rate for Children 0-17 Rate for Adults 18-64 Rate for Adults 65 & Over
1996 2009 Percent Change 1996-09 1996 2009 Percent Change 1996-09 1996 2009 Percent Change 1996-09
Alabama 0.4 2.7 534 3.1 3.7 18 9.7 4.7 -52
Alaska 0.1 0.7 465 1.2 1.7 42 5.5 5.8 5
Arizona 0.1 1.2 1297 1.6 1.5 -3 3.5 2.9 -17
Arkansas 0.4 3.5 714 3.0 3.5 15 8.5 4.0 -53
California 0.2 1.2 371 2.6 2.6 -1 13.0 13.0 -0
Colorado 0.2 0.7 301 1.4 1.2 -13 3.6 2.8 -23
Connecticut 0.2 0.9 404 1.4 1.6 13 2.5 2.7 7
Delaware 0.3 1.7 504 1.4 1.7 23 2.8 2.0 -29
District of Columbia 0.1 3.9 2673 3.2 3.6 12 7.6 6.0 -21
Florida 0.2 2.2 1314 1.9 2.0 5 5.1 4.8 -5
Georgia 0.2 1.5 519 2.2 2.1 -5 9.2 4.9 -47
Hawaii 0.1 0.6 521 1.3 1.7 37 6.1 4.5 -26
Idaho 0.2 1.2 672 1.5 1.8 24 2.3 1.9 -16
Illinois 0.1 1.4 896 2.2 2.0 -9 3.9 3.7 -5
Indiana 0.1 1.6 1143 1.5 1.9 23 2.0 1.5 -24
Iowa 0.2 1.1 364 1.5 1.7 14 2.1 1.6 -24
Kansas 0.2 1.2 383 1.4 1.7 15 2.1 1.8 -13
Kentucky 0.3 3.0 873 4.3 4.6 7 8.3 5.7 -32
Louisiana 0.7 3.0 326 3.5 3.6 4 10.2 5.9 -42
Maine 0.3 1.4 467 2.3 3.0 29 4.0 2.5 -36
Maryland 0.2 1.2 441 1.4 1.7 19 4.4 3.6 -19
Massachusetts 0.4 1.5 281 2.6 2.7 5 5.9 5.6 -5
Michigan 0.2 1.7 936 2.3 2.6 16 3.3 2.8 -14
Minnesota 0.2 1.0 467 1.3 1.6 20 2.6 2.7 4
Mississippi 0.5 3.1 482 4.2 4.1 -3 14.2 7.0 -51
Missouri 0.3 1.5 423 2.1 2.3 12 3.7 2.3 -37
Montana 0.2 1.1 453 1.7 1.9 12 2.4 1.8 -24
Nebraska 0.2 0.9 283 1.3 1.5 17 2.1 1.6 -21
Nevada 0.1 1.1 1371 1.2 1.3 8 3.6 3.3 -7
New Hampshire 0.1 0.8 558 1.0 1.5 51 1.5 1.1 -29
New Jersey 0.3 1.2 328 1.5 1.6 6 4.6 4.5 -1
New Mexico 0.2 1.7 609 2.3 2.8 20 8.1 6.1 -24
New York 0.5 1.8 235 2.7 2.8 5 8.9 8.9 0
North Carolina 0.2 1.8 795 2.1 2.1 3 7.3 3.8 -48
North Dakota 0.1 0.8 453 1.3 1.3 4 2.9 1.7 -40
Ohio 0.2 1.7 658 2.3 2.6 12 2.7 2.4 -10
Oklahoma 0.3 1.9 531 2.0 2.6 28 5.2 3.0 -43
Oregon 0.2 1.1 400 1.5 1.9 23 2.6 2.8 9
Pennsylvania 0.3 2.4 615 2.2 2.8 28 3.6 3.1 -12
Rhode Island 0.3 1.9 488 2.4 3.0 22 4.9 4.7 -4
South Carolina 0.3 1.9 628 2.5 2.3 -5 8.2 3.6 -55
South Dakota 0.3 1.2 366 1.7 1.7 -4 3.5 2.6 -26
Tennessee 0.3 1.7 432 3.1 2.8 -8 7.8 3.9 -50
Texas 0.3 1.7 472 1.6 2.0 25 8.6 6.5 -24
Utah 0.1 0.6 464 1.1 1.0 -7 2.0 1.7 -13
Vermont 0.3 1.4 462 2.2 2.6 18 4.8 2.8 -42
Virginia 0.2 1.3 440 1.6 1.7 8 5.6 3.6 -36
Washington 0.2 1.1 475 1.7 2.0 13 3.4 3.7 9
West Virginia 0.3 2.4 859 4.1 5.1 26 5.3 4.1 -23
Wisconsin 0.3 1.5 346 1.7 1.9 10 2.7 2.1 -24
Wyoming 0.1 0.7 826 1.2 1.3 4 1.9 1.2 -37
Total 0.3 1.6 481 2.2 2.3 7 6.2 5.1 -17

Note: Recipiency rates for 2009 are the ratios of the number of SSI recipients (in the respective age groups) as of the month of December to the estimated population in the respective age group as of the month of July; calculations by DHHS. Source: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Income, Annual Statistical Report, 2009 and U.S. Census Bureau (resident population by state available online at www.census.gov/population/estimates/state/).

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