Friday, September 05, 2014



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Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor--------------------Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


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Social Security Administration (SSA)


SSI ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT, 2013 [4 September 2014]


[full-text, 171 pages]





This annual report describes the SSI program and who receives benefits. The tables present data on such topics as recipient characteristics, disability and work incentives, applications, awards, and denials.




Size and Scope of the Supplemental Security Income Program


·         About 8.4 million people received federally administered payments in December 2013.

·         The average monthly payment in December 2013 was $529.

·         Total payments for the year were almost $54 billion, including more than $3 billion in federally administered state supplementation.


Profile of Recipients


·         The majority were female (53 percent).

·         Sixteen percent were under age 18, 59 percent were aged 18 to 64, and 25 percent were aged 65 or older.

·         Most (86 percent) were eligible on the basis of a disability.

·         Six out of 10 recipients under age 65 were diagnosed with a mental disorder.

·         More than half (58 percent) had no income other than their SSI payment.

·         Thirty-three percent of SSI recipients also received Social Security benefits.

·         Of the people receiving SSI benefits, about 2 percent were residing in a Title XIX institution where Medicaid was paying more than half of the cost.

·         Despite their disabilities, about 312,000 recipients (4.3 percent) were working in December 2013.



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