SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2006

 

Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work

Chart 3. Percentage distribution, by age, December 2006

Over one-third of the working recipients in December 2006 were under age 30, and 22 percent were aged 30–39. Only 22 percent were aged 50 or older.

Pie chart with 5 slices, showing age under 22 equals 11%, age 22 to 29 equals 24%, age 30 to 39 equals 22%, age 40 to 49 equals 21%, and age 50 or older equals 22%.
SOURCE: Table 7.
NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.
Chart 4. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, December 2006

A large majority of working SSI recipients aged 18–64 in December 2006 were disabled because of a mental impairment. Forty-one percent were diagnosed with mental retardation and 26 percent with other mental disorders. Nine percent had diseases of the nervous system and sense organs, mostly blindness.

Pie chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 3.
NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.
Chart 5. Percentage distribution, by monthly earnings, December 2006

Two out of three working recipients earned less than $500 in December 2006. This amount would not affect their status as disabled, since it is less than the substantial gainful activity level of $860 for 2006. One out of six earned $1,000 or more. This proportion includes those receiving special cash benefits, or special Medicaid status, under section 1619.

Pie chart with 5 slices, showing earnings of $65 or less equals 22%, $66 to $199 equals 17%, $200 to $499 equals 23%, $500 to $999 equals 20%, and $1,000 or more equals 17%.
SOURCE: Table 7.
NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.
Table 6. Number participating in section 1619(a) or 1619(b) and others who work, by state or other area, December 2006
State or area Total Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants Other recipients who work
All areas 349,420 17,394 89,350 242,676
Alabama 4,268 284 1,195 2,789
Alaska 621 a a 388
Arizona 4,263 281 1,424 2,558
Arkansas 3,858 164 897 2,797
California 46,849 4,067 9,945 32,837
Colorado 4,102 156 938 3,008
Connecticut 3,941 132 1,171 2,638
Delaware 969 46 303 620
District of Columbia 795 63 282 450
Florida 13,435 810 4,530 8,095
Georgia 7,213 322 1,839 5,052
Hawaii 926 58 338 530
Idaho 2,007 91 613 1,303
Illinois 14,242 702 3,603 9,937
Indiana 5,911 225 1,589 4,097
Iowa 6,985 159 1,592 5,234
Kansas 4,282 140 1,037 3,105
Kentucky 4,843 225 1,249 3,369
Louisiana 5,428 332 1,539 3,557
Maine 2,193 91 677 1,425
Maryland 6,277 286 1,658 4,333
Massachusetts 9,812 544 3,295 5,973
Michigan 13,664 504 3,159 10,001
Minnesota 10,430 279 2,493 7,658
Mississippi 3,164 188 938 2,038
Missouri 7,635 254 2,100 5,281
Montana 1,904 60 456 1,388
Nebraska 3,133 94 639 2,400
Nevada 1,814 104 561 1,149
New Hampshire 1,313 35 402 876
New Jersey 7,869 333 2,124 5,412
New Mexico 2,316 127 645 1,544
New York 31,382 1,598 7,568 22,216
North Carolina 8,353 310 1,974 6,069
North Dakota 1,396 35 357 1,004
Ohio 17,170 576 3,546 13,048
Oklahoma 4,242 132 1,019 3,091
Oregon 4,227 153 1,079 2,995
Pennsylvania 16,180 728 4,361 11,091
Rhode Island 1,641 63 468 1,110
South Carolina 4,859 153 992 3,714
South Dakota 2,114 44 508 1,562
Tennessee 5,352 223 1,360 3,769
Texas 15,027 737 4,131 10,159
Utah 2,517 100 690 1,727
Vermont 1,255 60 418 777
Virginia 7,198 331 2,018 4,849
Washington 6,415 482 2,197 3,736
West Virginia 2,254 150 654 1,450
Wisconsin 10,488 308 2,284 7,896
Wyoming 875 33 278 564
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 13 a a 7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Data are not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 7. Number and percentage who work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2006
Characteristic Number Percent Average earnings (dollars)
Total 349,420 100.0 542
Age
Under 18 3,246 0.9 449
18–21 33,863 9.7 506
22–29 85,238 24.4 589
30–39 76,904 22.0 582
40–49 73,613 21.1 554
50–59 49,920 14.3 500
60–64 14,163 4.1 430
65 or older 12,473 3.6 332
Sex
Male 186,840 53.5 547
Female 162,580 46.5 536
Earned income a
Wages 329,457 94.3 557
Self-employment 21,565 6.2 351
Earnings (dollars)
65 or less 76,736 22.0 49
66–99 16,384 4.7 82
100–199 43,182 12.4 137
200–299 32,460 9.3 234
300–399 26,021 7.4 333
400–499 22,472 6.4 433
500–599 21,173 6.1 529
600–699 17,684 5.1 631
700–799 12,951 3.7 733
800–899 11,662 3.3 829
900–999 7,874 2.3 932
1,000 or more 60,821 17.4 1,704
Unearned income a
None 177,891 50.9 644
Social Security 151,486 43.4 408
Other pensions 2,402 0.7 390
Income based on need 201 0.1 775
Asset income 16,300 4.7 461
Other 14,592 4.2 668
Work incentives a
Section 1619(a) 17,394 5.0 1,166
Section 1619(b) 89,350 25.6 1,193
Plans to achieve self-support b 409 0.1 792
Impairment-related work expenses 5,650 1.6 551
Blind work expenses 2,370 0.7 1,028
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Includes section 1619(b) participants.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of earned or unearned income or both earned and unearned income, or they may benefit from more than one work incentive provision.
b. Number of working recipients with a plan to achieve self-support (PASS). See Tables 14–17 for data on all recipients with a PASS.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.