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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients

The federal SSI program provides monthly cash assistance to low-income elderly persons and to low-income disabled persons. The Social Security Administration tabulates various measures of SSI participation for states. After the number of recipients is tabulated, we use the estimates as predictor variables in a model to estimate the number in poverty (ages 65 and older) in states.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates |  Last Revised: August 15, 2013