Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table SSI 1. Number of Persons Receiving Federally Administered SSI Payments: 1974 – 2013

09/22/2015

[In thousands]

Date

Total

Eligibility Category

Type of Recipient

Aged

Blind and Disabled

 

Children

Adults

 Age 

65 or

Total

Blind

Disabled

18-64

Older

Dec

3,996

2,286

1,710

75

1,636

71 1

1,503

2,422

Dec

4,314

2,307

2,007

74

1,933

107

1,699

2,508

Dec

4,236

2,148

2,088

76

2,012

125

1,714

2,397

Dec

4,238

2,051

2,187

77

2,109

147

1,737

2,353

Dec

4,217

1,968

2,249

77

2,172

166

1,747

2,304

Dec

4,150

1,872

2,278

77

2,201

177

1,727

2,246

Dec

4,142

1,808

2,334

78

2,256

190

1,731

2,221

Dec

4,019

1,678

2,341

79

2,262

195

1,703

2,121

Dec

3,858

1,549

2,309

77

2,231

192

1,655

2,011

Dec

3,901

1,515

2,386

79

2,307

198

1,700

2,003

Dec

4,029

1,530

2,499

81

2,419

212

1,780

2,037

Dec

4,138

1,504

2,634

82

2,551

227

1,879

2,031

Dec

4,269

1,473

2,796

83

2,713

241

2,010

2,018

Dec

4,385

1,455

2,930

83

2,846

251

2,119

2,015

Dec

4,464

1,433

3,030

83

2,948

255

2,203

2,006

Dec

4,593

1,439

3,154

83

3,071

265

2,302

2,026

Dec

4,817

1,454

3,363

84

3,279

309

2,450

2,059

Dec

5,118

1,465

3,654

85

3,569

397

2,642

2,080

Dec

5,566

1,471

4,095

85

4,010

556

2,910

2,100

Dec

5,984

1,475

4,509

85

4,424

723

3,148

2,113

Dec

6,296

1,466

4,830

85

4,745

841

3,335

2,119

Dec

6,514

1,446

5,068

84

4,984

917

3,482

2,115

Dec

6,614

1,413

5,201

82

5,119

955

3,568

2,090

Dec

6,495

1,362

5,133

81

5,052

880

3,562

2,054

Dec

6,566

1,332

5,234

80

5,154

887

3,646

2,033

Dec

6,557

1,308

5,249

79

5,169

847

3,691

2,019

Dec

6,602

1,289

5,312

79

5,234

847

3,744

2,011

Dec

6,688

1,264

5,424

78

5,346

882

3,811

1,995

Dec

6,788

1,252

5,537

78

5,459

915

3,878

1,995

Dec

6,902

1,233

5,670

77

5,593

959

3,953

1,990

Dec

6,988

1,211

5,777

76

5,701

993

4,017

1,978

Dec

7,114

1,214

5,900

75

5,825

1,036

4,083

1,995

Dec

7,236

1,212

6,024

73

5,951

1,079

4,152

2,004

Dec

7,360

1,205

6,155

72

6,083

1,121

4,222

2,017

Dec

7,521

1,203

6,317

70

6,247

1,154

4,333

2,034

Dec

7,677

1,186

6,491

69

6,421

1,200

4,445

2,026

Dec

7,912

1,184

6,728

69

6,629

1,239

4,632

2,041

Dec

8,113

1,182

6,931

69

6,862

1,277

4,777

2,059

Dec

8,263

1,156

7,107

68

7,039

1,312

4,869

2,082

Dec

8,363

1,157

7,206

68

7,139

1,322

4,934

2,108

1 Includes students 18-21 in 1974 only.

2 The jump in benefits in 1992 is due to retroactive payments resulting from the Sullivan v. Zebley decision.

Source: Social Security Administration, SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2009 (available online at www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2013/).

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