Children Receiving SSI, December 2003

 
Table 10. Number and percentage distribution of adult recipients who first became eligible for SSI before age 18, by year of first eligibility and age in December 2003
Year of first eligibility All ages Age in December 2003
18–21 22–29 30–39 40 or older a
Total
Number 606,620 188,180 232,860 133,330 52,250
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1974–1976 12.6 . . . 1.1 27.8 70.6
1977–1980 13.6 . . . 10.3 32.5 28.3
1981–1984 12.5 4.8 16.4 21.2 1.1
1985–1989 16.8 20.2 18.2 16.3 . . .
1990–1994 30.5 42.0 44.2 2.2 . . .
1995–1999 11.1 23.7 9.7 . . . . . .
2000–2003 2.9 9.4 . . . . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Those under age 18 in 1974 would be no older than 47 in 2003.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.