Source, Form, and Amount of In-kind Support and Maintenance Received by Supplemental Security Income Applicants and Recipients

by Joyce Nicholas
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 74 No. 3, 2014
Table equivalent for Chart 2. FLA distribution of SSI recipients who received ISM, by age group, October 2009
Age group FLA-A FLA-B FLA-C
Younger than 18 4.2 51.0 44.8
18–24 17.4 82.3 0.3
25 or older 48.3 51.7 0.0
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Modernized SSI Claims System data matched with additional SSA administrative records.
NOTES: FLA = federal living arrangement (refer to Box 1 for a description of each category); ISM = in-kind support and maintenance; SSI = Supplemental Security Income.
Table equivalent for Chart 3. Age distribution of SSI recipients who received ISM, by FBR unit, October 2009
FBR unit Younger than 18 18–24 25–64 65 or older
Individuals 16.0 18.3 40.8 24.9
Couples 0.0 0.0 7.7 92.3
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Modernized SSI Claims System data matched with additional SSA administrative records.
NOTES: FBR = federal benefit rate; ISM = in-kind support and maintenance; SSI = Supplemental Security Income.
Table equivalent for Chart 4. FLA-A and FLA-C subsample members, by ISM type and source and FBR unit, October 2009
ISM source and FBR unit Food and shelter Only shelter Only food Undefined
  Outside ISM
All subsample recipients 6.8 86.6 2.4 4.3
FLA-A individual and couple 7.9 84.6 2.6 5.0
FLA-C individual 1.9 94.8 1.6 1.6
  Inside ISM
All subsample recipients 42.8 18.6 1.0 37.6
FLA-A individual and couple 47.1 20.5 1.0 31.4
FLA-C individual 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
SOURCE: Author's calculations using Modernized SSI Claims System (MSSICS) data matched with additional SSA administrative records.
NOTES: FBR = federal benefit rate; FLA = federal living arrangement (refer to Box 1 for a description of each category); ISM = in-kind support and maintenance.
Rounded components of percentage distributions do not necessarily sum to 100.
a. The noted cases did not have specific-ISM types indicated in their MSSICS records.