Children Receiving SSI, 2005

 
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 2005
Year of first eligibility All ages Age in December 2005
18–21 22–29 30–39 40 or older a
Total
Number 680,610 208,590 258,310 141,990 71,720
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1974–1976 10.5 . . . 0 19.3 61.7
1977–1980 11.4 . . . 5.7 27.6 32.9
1981–1984 10.6 0.4 14.6 20.9 5.4
1985–1989 16.6 16.5 19.4 20.0 . . .
1990–1994 31.5 39.2 44.7 12.2 . . .
1995–1999 13.2 25.1 14.5 . . . . . .
2000–2004 6.1 18.4 1.2 . . . . . .
2005 0.1 0.4 . . . . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Those under the age of 18 in 1974 would be no older than 49 in 2005.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.