Annual Wage Trends for Supplemental Security Income Recipients

by Richard Balkus and Susan Wilschke
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 65 No. 2, 2004
Table equivalent for Chart 1. Absolute value of the percentage in annual wages, 1998–2001 (in percent)
Year No change Under 10% 11–20% 21–50% Over 50%
1998–1999 1 15 9 17 58
1999–2000 21 16 9 14 39
2000–2001 31 16 9 13 31
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 10 percent file, May 2003
Table equivalent for Chart 2. Maximum value of the year-to-year fluctuation in wages over the 4-year period for persons with verified wages in 1998–2001, by type of case (in percent)
Persons with verified
wages in 1998–2001
No change/
under 10%
Over 50% No wages
2nd year
Total 3.9 36.6 41.9
Aged 3.9 11.8 76.5
Blind or disabled child 0.0 36.4 61.8
Blind or disabled adult 2.0 34.8 51.3
Ineligible parent 5.7 42.2 25.9
Ineligible spouse 9.6 36.2 26.1
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 10 percent file, May 2003