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2002-2015
(Average Annual Recipients)
Year
Public
Assistance
(in thousands)
SSI(a)
2002
434
397,118
2003
422
395,339
2004
434
395,405
2005
414
400,461
2006
393
403,299
2007
358
406,375
2008
341
409,821
2009
346
414,923
2010
346
420,878
2011
356
423,707
2012
353
425,991
2013
357
425,034
2014
337
402,529
2015
360
NA

(a) The SSI data is for December of each year.

NA: Not Available.

Sources: The City of New York, Human Resources Administration and the U.S. Social Security Administration.