Social Security Trust Funds: 1970 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 530):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 20 rows and 37 columns.

In billions of dollars (30.3 represents $30,300,000,000)


  1. Includes deposits by states and deductions for refund of
    estimated employee-tax overpayment. Beginning in 1983, includes
    government contributions on deemed wage credits for military
    service in 1957to 2001. Includes tax credits on
    net earnings from self-employment in 1984 to 1989. Includes
    taxation of benefits beginning in 1984.
  2. Includes payments (1) for costs of noncontributory wage credits for
    military service performed before 1957; (2) in 1980
    for costs of deemed wage credits for military service performed after
    1956; and, for old age survivors insurance (OASI) only, (3) for costs of benefits to certain uninsured
    persons who attained age 72 before 1968.
  3. In 1983 to 1990, includes interest on advance tax transfers. Beginning 1983,
    includes interest on reimbursement for unnegotiated checks.
    Data for 1983 and 1984 reflect interest on deemed wage credits for
    military service performed after 1956. Data for 1983 to 1986 reflect
    interest on interfund borrowing.
  4. Includes payments for vocational rehabilitation services
    furnished to disabled persons receiving benefits because of their
    disabilities. Beginning in 1983, amounts reflect deductions for
    unnegotiated benefit checks.
  5. Data adjusted to reflect 12 months of benefit payments.
  6. Includes $18 billion borrowed from the disability insurance (DI) and hospital insurance (HI) Trust Funds
    (see Table 144). Repayments on Jan. 31, 1985, reduced such amounts to $13.2 billion.
  7. Excludes $5 billion lent to the old age survivors insurance (OASI) Trust Fund.
    Repayment on Jan. 31, 1985, reduced the total to $2.5 billion.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.