The Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement, 2014, is available now.
Prepared annually since 1940, the Supplement is a major resource for data on our nation’s social insurance and welfare programs. The majority of the statistical tables present information about programs administered by the Social Security Administration—the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program (OASDI), known collectively as Social Security, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
In addition, data are presented on the major health care programs—Medicare and Medicaid—and social insurance programs, including workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, temporary disability insurance, Black Lung benefits, and veterans’ benefits. The Supplement also includes program summaries and legislative histories that help users of the data understand these programs.
There is a wealth of useful information in the Supplement. View the Table of Contents and find the topics of interest to you.
Here are some tidbits from the Highlights and Trends section:
About 58.0 million persons received Social Security benefits for December 2013, an increase of 1,220,425 (2.2 percent) since December 2012. Seventy percent were retired workers and their spouses and children, 11 percent were survivors of deceased workers, and 19 percent were disabled workers and their spouses and children.
- Seventy-three percent of the 37.9 million retired workers received reduced benefits because of entitlement prior to full retirement age. Relatively more women (75.4 percent) than men (70.3 percent) received reduced benefits.
Supplemental Security Income:
- In December 2013, 8,363,477 persons received federally administered SSI payments—100,600 more than the previous year. Of the total, 2,107,524 (25.2 percent) were aged 65 or older; 4,934,272 (59.0 percent) were blind or disabled aged 18–64; and 1,321,681 (15.8 percent) were blind or disabled under age 18.
Number of enrollees in July 2013 (one or both of Parts A and B) 52.4 million
Aged 43.6 million
Disabled 8.8 million
Unemployment: Total payments, 2012 $42.6 billion
Workers Compensation: Benefit payments, 2012 $61.8 billion
Number of veterans with disability compensation or pension, 2013
Service-connected disability 3,734,000
Nonservice-connected disability 305,000
Percentage of population with income below poverty level, 2013
All ages 14.5 percent
Children under age 18 living in families 19.5 percent
Persons aged 65 or older 9.5 percent