Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table SSI 2. SSI Recipiency Rates by Age: 1974 – 2013

09/22/2015

Date

All Recipients as a Percent of Total Population 1

Adults 18-64 as a Percent of 18-64  Population 1

Child Recipients as a Percentof All Children 1

Elderly Recipients (Persons 65 & Older) as a Percent of

All Persons 65 & Older 1

All Elderly Poor 2

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

Dec  2010

2.5

2.4

1.7

  5.0

57.4

Dec  2011

2.6

2.4

1.7

  4.9

56.9

Dec  2012

2.6

2.5

1.8

  4.7

53.0

Dec  2013

2.6

2.5

1.8

  4.6

49.8

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 P60-249.

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: 2013," Current Population Reports, Series P60-249 (available online at www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty.html).

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