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Amount received from SSI last month


GOTSSIAMT is a 4-digit numeric variable with no implied decimals.

600: $600 or more (1993, 1995, and 1996 only)
800: $800 or more (1994 only)
9999: Not in Universe


For all persons in 1990-1992 and persons in 1993-1996 who received Social Security Supplement (SSI) during the month prior to the interview, GOTSSIAMT indicates the amount that the person received from SSI last month.

In 1993, this question was only asked of persons who were interviewed in quarters 3 and 4.


GOTSSIAMT is part of the Family Resources supplement that provides information on individuals' health benefits, amount of coverage and income received from employment, welfare benefits, public assistance, and savings.

Questions in the Family Resources supplement are different from those in the core survey in terms of the content and the treatment of missing data. Questions in the Family Resources were normally asked of the month prior to the interview while the core survey asked of the last calendar year. All missing data in the Family Resources supplement were imputed by NHIS. Users can refer to the imputation flag variable GOTSSIATFL to identify persons with imputed data.


Changes in the universe in 1993 affect the raw frequency but should not affect the comparability of this variable. As always, users should use the appropriate weight for their analyses.


  • 1990-1992: All persons
  • 1993: Persons in quarters 3 and 4 who received SSI last month
  • 1994-1996: Persons who received SSI last month


  • 1990-1996