SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2012

 

Children Under Age 18

Table 17. Recipients and average monthly payment, by SSA administrative region and state or other area, December 2012
Region and state or area Number Average monthly payment a (dollars)
All areas 1,311,861 620.77
Boston 45,962 600.12
Connecticut 8,617 609.78
Maine 4,200 589.66
Massachusetts 23,907 593.93
New Hampshire 2,599 577.00
Rhode Island 4,769 618.05
Vermont 1,870 644.77
New York 115,033 634.67
New Jersey 26,299 616.51
New York 88,734 640.06
Philadelphia 135,572 609.64
Delaware 3,667 596.13
District of Columbia 4,461 620.39
Maryland 18,396 600.94
Pennsylvania 76,139 615.53
Virginia 24,173 598.48
West Virginia 8,736 607.81
Atlanta 322,329 613.26
Alabama 29,891 618.08
Florida 103,016 613.09
Georgia 45,282 614.43
Kentucky 29,683 621.18
Mississippi 24,161 620.05
North Carolina 43,880 602.65
South Carolina 20,710 606.59
Tennessee 25,706 614.22
Chicago 199,637 619.65
Illinois 44,008 624.77
Indiana 25,785 615.31
Michigan 43,235 622.79
Minnesota 13,644 600.94
Ohio 51,012 623.93
Wisconsin 21,953 609.96
Dallas 239,147 614.56
Arkansas 29,886 622.55
Louisiana 37,231 627.70
New Mexico 9,456 619.58
Oklahoma 18,529 608.81
Texas 144,045 609.92
Kansas City 45,845 606.97
Iowa 8,251 598.93
Kansas 9,595 603.57
Missouri 23,738 613.37
Nebraska 4,261 594.40
Denver 22,523 587.61
Colorado 9,536 599.49
Montana 2,608 607.14
North Dakota 1,076 558.70
South Dakota 2,570 580.55
Utah 5,715 569.37
Wyoming 1,018 576.97
San Francisco 149,892 667.93
Arizona 21,145 620.97
California 117,885 681.75
Hawaii 1,740 587.49
Nevada 8,791 612.13
Northern Mariana Islands 331 658.28
Seattle 35,921 601.21
Alaska 1,311 546.94
Idaho 5,631 595.26
Oregon 10,699 605.93
Washington 18,280 604.17
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes federally administered state supplementation payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 18. Percentage distribution of recipients, by monthly payment, December 2012
Payment (dollars) Percentage of total
Total  
Number 1,311,861
Percent 100.0
None a 0.1
Under 50 1.6
50–99 0.7
100–199 1.8
200–299 2.3
300–399 3.4
400–499 9.0
500–599 8.4
600–697 10.2
698 62.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Persons receiving only a federally administered state supplementary payment on December 1, 2012.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 19. Recipients, by selected characteristics, December 2012
Characteristic Number Percentage of total
Total 1,311,861 100.0
Age  
Under 1 year 20,377 1.6
1 30,164 2.3
2 36,931 2.8
3 48,461 3.7
4 59,092 4.5
5 67,295 5.1
6 74,201 5.7
7 78,368 6.0
8 83,635 6.4
9 87,811 6.7
10 90,559 6.9
11 94,350 7.2
12 95,576 7.3
13 92,617 7.1
14 92,296 7.0
15 88,717 6.8
16 86,379 6.6
17 85,032 6.5
Sex  
Male 872,578 66.5
Female 439,283 33.5
Citizenship status  
Citizen 1,309,243 99.8
Noncitizen 2,618 0.2
Living arrangements  
Own household 165,778 12.6
Another's household 43,439 3.3
Parent's household 1,088,686 83.0
Medicaid institution 13,749 1.0
Unknown 209 (L)
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 20. Recipients, by diagnostic group and age, December 2012
Diagnostic group All ages Under 3 3–5 6–12 13–17
  Number
All recipients under age 18 1,311,861 87,472 174,848 604,500 445,041
Congenital anomalies 71,368 14,744 16,370 28,374 11,880
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 9,076 836 1,895 3,656 2,689
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,248 81 173 442 552
Injuries 7,063 611 1,333 3,034 2,085
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 121,713 1,673 23,031 67,569 29,440
Developmental disorders 270,622 5,952 51,636 144,172 68,862
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 255,897 62 6,481 129,050 120,304
Intellectual disability 126,572 557 5,086 51,040 69,889
Mood disorders 43,544 11 330 13,809 29,394
Organic mental disorders 28,436 722 4,046 13,671 9,997
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 4,090 3 14 1,023 3,050
Other mental disorders 35,238 36 909 14,634 19,659
Neoplasms 15,692 985 3,092 7,568 4,047
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 14,011 855 2,514 6,359 4,283
Circulatory system 6,580 936 1,449 2,845 1,350
Digestive system 16,284 4,895 5,458 4,530 1,401
Genitourinary system 3,605 283 560 1,569 1,193
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 9,899 924 1,602 3,963 3,410
Nervous system and sense organs 102,105 7,043 18,390 46,256 30,416
Respiratory system 36,925 2,618 7,256 18,763 8,288
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 2,579 155 588 1,305 531
Other 101,685 41,250 17,777 28,906 13,752
Unknown 27,629 2,240 4,858 11,962 8,569
  Percent
All recipients under age 18 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 5.4 16.9 9.4 4.7 2.7
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Injuries 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.5
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 9.3 1.9 13.2 11.2 6.6
Developmental disorders 20.6 6.8 29.5 23.8 15.5
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 19.5 0.1 3.7 21.3 27.0
Intellectual disability 9.6 0.6 2.9 8.4 15.7
Mood disorders 3.3 (L) 0.2 2.3 6.6
Organic mental disorders 2.2 0.8 2.3 2.3 2.2
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 0.3 (L) (L) 0.2 0.7
Other mental disorders 2.7 (L) 0.5 2.4 4.4
Neoplasms 1.2 1.1 1.8 1.3 0.9
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1.1 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.0
Circulatory system 0.5 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.3
Digestive system 1.2 5.6 3.1 0.7 0.3
Genitourinary system 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.8
Nervous system and sense organs 7.8 8.1 10.5 7.7 6.8
Respiratory system 2.8 3.0 4.1 3.1 1.9
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1
Other 7.8 47.2 10.2 4.8 3.1
Unknown 2.1 2.6 2.8 2.0 1.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 21. Recipients, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2012
Diagnostic group Total Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All recipients under age 18 1,311,861 100.0 872,578 100.0 439,283 100.0
Congenital anomalies 71,368 5.4 38,405 4.4 32,963 7.5
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 9,076 0.7 4,635 0.5 4,441 1.0
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,248 0.1 632 0.1 616 0.1
Injuries 7,063 0.5 4,048 0.5 3,015 0.7
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 121,713 9.3 98,655 11.3 23,058 5.2
Developmental disorders 270,622 20.6 187,871 21.5 82,751 18.8
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 255,897 19.5 198,399 22.7 57,498 13.1
Intellectual disability 126,572 9.6 78,928 9.0 47,644 10.8
Mood disorders 43,544 3.3 26,701 3.1 16,843 3.8
Organic mental disorders 28,436 2.2 19,043 2.2 9,393 2.1
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 4,090 0.3 2,432 0.3 1,658 0.4
Other mental disorders 35,238 2.7 22,171 2.5 13,067 3.0
Neoplasms 15,692 1.2 8,622 1.0 7,070 1.6
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 14,011 1.1 7,891 0.9 6,120 1.4
Circulatory system 6,580 0.5 3,590 0.4 2,990 0.7
Digestive system 16,284 1.2 8,903 1.0 7,381 1.7
Genitourinary system 3,605 0.3 2,160 0.2 1,445 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 9,899 0.8 4,862 0.6 5,037 1.1
Nervous system and sense organs 102,105 7.8 56,863 6.5 45,242 10.3
Respiratory system 36,925 2.8 23,515 2.7 13,410 3.1
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 2,579 0.2 1,342 0.2 1,237 0.3
Other 101,685 7.8 56,145 6.4 45,540 10.4
Unknown 27,629 2.1 16,765 1.9 10,864 2.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 22. Adult recipients who first became eligible for SSI before age 18, by year of first eligibility and age in December 2012
Year of first eligibility All ages Age in December 2012
18–21 22–25 26–29 30–39 40–49 50 or older a
Total  
Number 1,007,545 277,865 205,837 155,208 237,204 97,743 33,688
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1974–1976 5.9 . . . . . . . . . 1.4 32.0 74.9
1977–1980 6.2 . . . . . . (L) 8.9 33.7 25.1
1981–1984 5.9 . . . . . . 1.9 15.4 20.1 . . .
1985–1989 10.0 . . . 4.8 20.5 19.1 13.7 . . .
1990–1994 29.6 16.0 39.3 43.3 44.1 0.6 . . .
1995–1999 19.1 27.9 26.4 22.4 10.8 . . . . . .
2000–2004 14.1 28.4 21.4 11.8 0.3 . . . . . .
2005–2009 7.7 21.9 8.1 . . . . . . . . . . . .
2010–2012 1.6 5.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: . . . = not applicable; (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
a. Those under age 18 in 1974 would be no older than 56 in 2012.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 23. Recipients and average monthly amount of child's income, by type of income, December 2012
Type of income Number Percent Average monthly amount (dollars)
Total 1,311,861 100.0 . . .
No earned or unearned income a 961,549 73.3 . . .
With income b 350,312 26.7 245
Earned income only 1,432 0.1 485
Unearned income only 348,171 26.5 228
Both earned and unearned income 709 0.1 609
With unearned income c 348,880 26.6 228
Social Security benefits 99,171 7.6 218
Veterans' benefits 799 0.1 91
Income based on need 19,837 1.5 235
Support from absent parents 182,885 13.9 221
Support and maintenance 67,911 5.2 161
Asset income 2,580 0.2 2
Other 4,798 0.4 356
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. The percentage of children receiving the full federal benefit rate, as shown in Table 18, is smaller than the percentage of those with no income, as shown here, because of the effect of parental deemed income in the payment computation.
b. Does not include income deemed from parents in the household.
c. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of unearned income.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 24. Recipients, by number of parents in the household, December 2012
Parents in household Number Percentage of total
Total 1,311,861 100.0
No parents a 157,245 12.0
One parent 879,825 67.1
Two parents 274,791 20.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The total of children with one or two parents in the household differs slightly from the number of children living in a parent's household in Table 19. This is because the data in Table 19 represent only households in which a parent is the head of the household, whereas the data in this table include children living with parents who are not the head of the household.
a. Children with no parents in the household reside independently, with other relatives or nonrelatives, or in institutions or in foster care. Deeming does not apply in these situations.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 25. Recipients with one parent in the household, by type and monthly amount of parental income, December 2012
Parental income All children living with one parent Children living with—
Mother only Father only
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 879,825 100.0 823,809 100.0 56,016 100.0
No parental income 426,810 48.5 404,079 49.1 22,731 40.6
Parental income a 453,015 51.5 419,730 50.9 33,285 59.4
Earned income 291,432 33.1 269,478 32.7 21,954 39.2
Unearned income 181,920 20.7 169,405 20.6 12,515 22.3
Total income (dollars)  
None 426,810 48.5 404,079 49.1 22,731 40.6
Under 200 54,720 6.2 52,608 6.4 2,112 3.8
200–399 35,091 4.0 33,049 4.0 2,042 3.6
400–599 39,139 4.4 36,818 4.5 2,321 4.1
600–999 102,083 11.6 95,048 11.5 7,035 12.6
1,000 or more 221,982 25.2 202,207 24.5 19,775 35.3
Earned income (dollars)  
None 588,393 66.9 554,331 67.3 34,062 60.8
Under 200 6,715 0.8 6,234 0.8 481 0.9
200–399 11,669 1.3 11,055 1.3 614 1.1
400–599 18,512 2.1 17,591 2.1 921 1.6
600–999 53,322 6.1 50,706 6.2 2,616 4.7
1,000 or more 201,214 22.9 183,892 22.3 17,322 30.9
Unearned income (dollars)  
None 697,905 79.3 654,404 79.4 43,501 77.7
Under 200 58,302 6.6 56,173 6.8 2,129 3.8
200–399 28,555 3.2 26,843 3.3 1,712 3.1
400–599 24,509 2.8 22,874 2.8 1,635 2.9
600–999 53,563 6.1 48,879 5.9 4,684 8.4
1,000 or more 16,991 1.9 14,636 1.8 2,355 4.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive both earned and unearned income.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 26. Recipients with two parents in the household, by type and monthly amount of parental income, December 2012
Parental income All children living with two parents Mother Father
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 274,791 100.0 274,791 100.0 274,791 100.0
No parental income 53,934 19.6 175,465 63.9 95,429 34.7
Parental income a 220,857 80.4 99,326 36.1 179,362 65.3
Earned income 176,866 64.4 68,739 25.0 138,869 50.5
Unearned income 65,486 23.8 34,081 12.4 46,637 17.0
Total income (dollars)  
None 53,934 19.6 175,464 63.9 95,429 34.7
Under 200 6,547 2.4 14,274 5.2 7,536 2.7
200–399 7,217 2.6 7,913 2.9 5,860 2.1
400–599 8,514 3.1 8,971 3.3 8,321 3.0
600–999 26,745 9.7 20,969 7.6 25,931 9.4
1,000 or more 171,834 62.5 47,199 17.2 131,714 47.9
Earned income (dollars)  
None 97,925 35.6 206,051 75.0 135,922 49.5
Under 200 2,029 0.7 2,951 1.1 1,910 0.7
200–399 3,180 1.2 3,854 1.4 2,781 1.0
400–599 4,862 1.8 5,360 2.0 4,196 1.5
600–999 14,546 5.3 12,816 4.7 11,569 4.2
1,000 or more 152,249 55.4 43,758 15.9 118,413 43.1
Unearned income (dollars)  
None 209,305 76.2 240,709 87.6 228,154 83.0
Under 200 8,940 3.3 13,345 4.9 8,086 2.9
200–399 7,907 2.9 4,747 1.7 4,334 1.6
400–599 7,969 2.9 4,165 1.5 5,192 1.9
600–999 21,861 8.0 8,880 3.2 16,013 5.8
1,000 or more 18,809 6.8 2,944 1.1 13,012 4.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive both earned and unearned income.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 27. Recipients with one or more parents who have income and average monthly amount of parental income, by type of income, December 2012
Type of income All children with parental income Children with parental income from—
Mother Father
Number Average monthly amount (dollars) Number Average monthly amount (dollars) Number Average monthly amount (dollars)
Total a 673,872 1,387 519,056 1,088 212,646 1,731
Earned income 468,298 1,694 338,217 1,384 160,822 2,016
Unearned income b 247,406 582 203,486 476 59,152 741
Social Security benefits 103,009 710 80,952 623 29,005 781
Other pensions 4,323 552 2,126 471 2,428 557
Public income-maintenance 72,465 145 67,955 144 9,706 168
Asset income 5,655 133 4,135 98 1,839 184
Other 71,401 733 53,940 652 18,258 978
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive more than one type of earned or unearned income or both earned and unearned income.
b. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive more than one type of unearned income.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 28. Recipients subject to deeming, by factors affecting parental deemed income, December 2012
Deeming factors All children living with parent(s) Children living with—
One parent Two parents
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,154,616 100.0 879,825 76.2 274,791 23.8
  No deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 968,556 100.0 762,848 100.0 205,708 100.0
No parental income 480,744 49.6 426,810 55.9 53,934 26.2
Parent(s) receive public income-maintenance payments 72,465 7.5 61,420 8.1 11,045 5.4
Income less than deeming allocations a 48,913 5.1 36,567 4.8 12,346 6.0
Income less than exclusions b 366,434 37.8 238,051 31.2 128,383 62.4
  Deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 186,060 100.0 116,977 100.0 69,083 100.0
Parent(s) with—  
Earned income only 131,681 70.8 79,199 67.7 52,482 76.0
Unearned income only 36,844 19.8 29,978 25.6 6,866 9.9
Both earned and unearned income 14,919 8.0 5,582 4.8 9,337 13.5
Manually computed deemed income 2,616 1.4 2,218 1.9 398 0.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes allocations for ineligible children and SSI-eligible aliens sponsored by parents.
b. Includes the general income exclusion ($20), the earned income exclusion ($65 plus one-half of the remaining earned income), and the parental living allowance.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.