70 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2021.
5.4 million people were newly awarded Social Security benefits in 2021.
55% of adult Social Security beneficiaries in 2021 were women.
55.3% was the average age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in 2021.
86% of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients received payments because of disability or blindness in 2021.
Source: Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2022
Government Relations and Policy September 16, 2022