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Households with Supplemental Security Income

This indicator shows the percentage of households receiving Supplemental Security Income.

Households with Supplemental Security Income

4.9
3.1
Comparison: FL State Value 

3.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Economy / Income, Economy / Government Assistance Programs, Health / Disabilities
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program designed to help aged (65 years or over), blind, and disabled people who have little or no income. It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. The program is administered by the Social Security Administration, but is funded by general tax revenues, not Social Security taxes. The program provides benefits to 7.9 million Americans.

Households with Supplemental Security Income : Time Series

2009: 2.1 2010: 3.4 2011: 3.6 2012: 3.1

percent

Households with Supplemental Security Income

Comparison: Prior Value 

3.1

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Economy / Income, Economy / Government Assistance Programs, Health / Disabilities
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program designed to help aged (65 years or over), blind, and disabled people who have little or no income. It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. The program is administered by the Social Security Administration, but is funded by general tax revenues, not Social Security taxes. The program provides benefits to 7.9 million Americans.

Households with Supplemental Security Income : Time Series

2009: 2.1 2010: 3.4 2011: 3.6 2012: 3.1

percent