SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2009

 

Children Under Age 18

Table 17. Recipients and average monthly payment, by SSA administrative region and state or other area, December 2009
Region and state or area Number Average monthly payment a (dollars)
All areas 1,199,788 593.07
Boston 41,790 605.58
Connecticut 7,603 579.60
Maine 3,867 563.85
Massachusetts 21,880 621.74
New Hampshire 2,274 552.58
Rhode Island 4,361 626.80
Vermont 1,805 623.58
New York 104,520 606.07
New Jersey 24,351 585.71
New York 80,169 612.24
Philadelphia 125,275 580.10
Delaware 3,567 571.68
District of Columbia 4,485 587.65
Maryland 16,435 571.36
Pennsylvania 67,969 585.02
Virginia 23,542 569.44
West Virginia 9,277 586.24
Atlanta 298,563 583.24
Alabama 29,956 589.71
Florida 88,993 581.83
Georgia 39,211 581.79
Kentucky 30,326 595.74
Mississippi 23,867 592.11
North Carolina 41,328 572.20
South Carolina 20,100 576.03
Tennessee 24,782 583.24
Chicago 190,664 592.16
Illinois 45,232 595.41
Indiana 24,832 586.74
Michigan 40,840 598.00
Minnesota 12,620 569.87
Ohio 47,459 596.32
Wisconsin 19,681 583.71
Dallas 205,919 584.76
Arkansas 25,203 592.56
Louisiana 34,238 595.65
New Mexico 8,917 591.21
Oklahoma 17,094 582.84
Texas 120,467 579.83
Kansas City 42,044 577.32
Iowa 7,903 565.97
Kansas 8,335 567.17
Missouri 21,796 588.39
Nebraska 4,010 560.42
Denver 19,964 556.67
Colorado 8,120 561.06
Montana 2,436 580.55
North Dakota 1,084 535.62
South Dakota 2,328 553.59
Utah 5,093 543.64
Wyoming 903 559.79
San Francisco 138,578 640.15
Arizona 19,943 591.14
California 109,409 654.35
Hawaii 1,697 562.18
Nevada 7,232 579.16
Northern Mariana Islands 297 638.12
Seattle 32,471 575.45
Alaska 1,264 531.68
Idaho 5,085 566.41
Oregon 9,403 578.42
Washington 16,719 579.83
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes federally administered state supplementation payments.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 18. Percentage distribution of recipients, by monthly payment, December 2009
Payment (dollars) Percentage of total
Total
Number 1,199,788
Percent 100.0
None a 0.1
Under 50 1.9
50–99 0.8
100–199 2.2
200–299 2.9
300–399 3.9
400–499 10.2
500–599 9.2
600–673 7.6
674 61.1
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons receiving only a federally administered state supplementary payment on December 1, 2009.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 19. Recipients, by selected characteristics, December 2009
Characteristic Number Percentage of total
Total 1,199,788 100.0
Age
Under 1 year 20,686 1.7
1 31,408 2.6
2 38,996 3.3
3 47,796 4.0
4 53,712 4.5
5 58,730 4.9
6 64,500 5.4
7 70,061 5.8
8 76,089 6.3
9 80,234 6.7
10 80,268 6.7
11 81,549 6.8
12 80,213 6.7
13 79,955 6.7
14 80,617 6.7
15 83,569 7.0
16 85,294 7.1
17 86,111 7.2
Sex
Male 791,606 66.0
Female 408,182 34.0
Citizenship status
Citizen 1,197,066 99.8
Noncitizen 2,722 0.2
Living arrangements
Own household 150,095 12.5
Another's household 46,684 3.9
Parent's household 987,444 82.3
Medicaid institution 15,290 1.3
Unknown 275 a
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 20. Recipients, by diagnostic group and age, December 2009
Diagnostic group All ages Under 3 3–5 6–12 13–17
Number
All recipients under age 18 1,199,788 91,090 160,238 532,914 415,546
Congenital anomalies 63,896 14,299 15,490 23,178 10,929
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 7,595 747 1,334 3,073 2,441
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,737 95 151 525 966
Injuries 6,464 614 1,211 2,578 2,061
Mental disorders
Retardation 151,985 873 6,397 57,564 87,151
Other 639,325 8,458 68,902 320,280 241,685
Neoplasms 13,773 912 2,869 6,733 3,259
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 13,068 919 2,126 5,867 4,156
Circulatory system 6,104 1,131 1,523 2,282 1,168
Digestive system 11,030 4,149 2,834 3,000 1,047
Genitourinary system 3,327 340 546 1,285 1,156
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 8,432 708 1,329 3,326 3,069
Nervous system and sense organs 95,549 7,357 15,857 41,501 30,834
Respiratory system 32,701 3,010 6,484 16,825 6,382
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,931 201 450 891 389
Other 115,842 43,597 27,853 33,250 11,142
Unknown 27,029 3,680 4,882 10,756 7,711
Percent
All recipients under age 18 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 5.3 15.7 9.7 4.3 2.6
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
Injuries 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 12.7 1.0 4.0 10.8 21.0
Other 53.3 9.3 43.0 60.1 58.2
Neoplasms 1.1 1.0 1.8 1.3 0.8
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.0
Circulatory system 0.5 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.3
Digestive system 0.9 4.6 1.8 0.6 0.3
Genitourinary system 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7
Nervous system and sense organs 8.0 8.1 9.9 7.8 7.4
Respiratory system 2.7 3.3 4.0 3.2 1.5
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1
Other 9.7 47.9 17.4 6.2 2.7
Unknown 2.3 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 21. Recipients, by diagnostic group and sex, December 2009
Diagnostic group Total Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All recipients under age 18 1,199,788 100.0 791,606 100.0 408,182 100.0
Congenital anomalies 63,896 5.3 34,386 4.3 29,510 7.2
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 7,595 0.6 3,990 0.5 3,605 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,737 0.1 883 0.1 854 0.2
Injuries 6,464 0.5 3,775 0.5 2,689 0.7
Mental disorders
Retardation 151,985 12.7 94,624 12.0 57,361 14.1
Other 639,325 53.3 468,848 59.2 170,477 41.8
Neoplasms 13,773 1.1 7,610 1.0 6,163 1.5
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 13,068 1.1 7,350 0.9 5,718 1.4
Circulatory system 6,104 0.5 3,262 0.4 2,842 0.7
Digestive system 11,030 0.9 6,011 0.8 5,019 1.2
Genitourinary system 3,327 0.3 2,005 0.3 1,322 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 8,432 0.7 4,124 0.5 4,308 1.1
Nervous system and sense organs 95,549 8.0 53,408 6.7 42,141 10.3
Respiratory system 32,701 2.7 20,913 2.6 11,788 2.9
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,931 0.2 1,001 0.1 930 0.2
Other 115,842 9.7 63,140 8.0 52,702 12.9
Unknown 27,029 2.3 16,276 2.1 10,753 2.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 22. Adult recipients who first became eligible for SSI before age 18, by year of first eligibility and age in December 2009
Year of first eligibility All ages Age in December 2009
18–21 22–25 26–29 30–39 40–49 50 or older a
Total
Number 866,110 264,705 175,133 132,684 188,388 90,541 14,659
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1974–1976 7.5 . . . . . . . . . 5.9 44.2 94.7
1977–1980 7.8 . . . . . . 0.3 17.6 36.9 5.3
1981–1984 7.4 . . . 0.3 13.3 17.2 14.8 . . .
1985–1989 12.4 1.8 18.5 20.1 21.1 4.1 . . .
1990–1994 32.3 31.6 41.8 44.1 34.3 . . . . . .
1995–1999 16.6 26.1 23.2 20.3 3.9 . . . . . .
2000–2004 11.6 26.5 15.7 2.1 . . . . . . . . .
2005–2009 4.4 14.0 0.6 . . . . . . . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Those under age 18 in 1974 would be no older than 53 in 2009.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 23. Recipients and average monthly amount of child's income, by type of income, December 2009
Type of income Number Percent Average monthly amount (dollars)
Total 1,199,788 100.0 . . .
No earned or unearned income a 890,620 74.2 . . .
With income b 309,168 25.8 220
Earned income only 1,660 0.1 386
Unearned income only 306,737 25.6 219
Both earned and unearned income 771 0.1 542
With unearned income c 307,508 25.6 219
Social Security benefits 87,207 7.3 216
Veterans' benefits 958 0.1 94
Income based on need 16,265 1.4 240
Support from absent parents 158,393 13.2 215
Support and maintenance 5,781 0.5 4
Asset income 4,280 0.4 347
Other 59,343 4.9 149
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 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: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 24. Recipients, by number of parents in the household, December 2009
Parents in household Number Percentage of total
Total 1,199,788 100.0
No parents a 146,861 12.2
One parent 799,097 66.6
Two parents 253,830 21.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 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: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 25. Recipients with one parent in the household, by type and monthly amount of parental income, December 2009
Parental income All children living with one parent Children living with—
Mother only Father only
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 799,097 100.0 751,648 100.0 47,449 100.0
No parental income 379,872 47.5 361,742 48.1 18,130 38.2
Parental income a 419,225 52.5 389,906 51.9 29,319 61.8
Earned income 262,359 32.8 243,445 32.4 18,914 39.9
Unearned income 177,526 22.2 165,922 22.1 11,604 24.5
Total income (dollars)
None 379,872 47.5 361,742 48.1 18,130 38.2
Under 200 60,850 7.6 58,923 7.8 1,927 4.1
200–399 33,726 4.2 31,965 4.3 1,761 3.7
400–599 35,987 4.5 33,873 4.5 2,114 4.5
600–999 88,576 11.1 82,476 11.0 6,100 12.9
1,000 or more 200,086 25.0 182,669 24.3 17,417 36.7
Earned income (dollars)
None 536,738 67.2 508,203 67.6 28,535 60.1
Under 200 5,393 0.7 5,038 0.7 355 0.7
200–399 10,067 1.3 9,549 1.3 518 1.1
400–599 16,753 2.1 15,943 2.1 810 1.7
600–999 48,137 6.0 45,913 6.1 2,224 4.7
1,000 or more 182,009 22.8 167,002 22.2 15,007 31.6
Unearned income (dollars)
None 621,571 77.8 585,726 77.9 35,845 75.5
Under 200 67,488 8.4 65,366 8.7 2,122 4.5
200–399 28,395 3.6 26,879 3.6 1,516 3.2
400–599 22,569 2.8 21,056 2.8 1,513 3.2
600–999 44,180 5.5 40,025 5.3 4,155 8.8
1,000 or more 14,894 1.9 12,596 1.7 2,298 4.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 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: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 26. Recipients with two parents in the household, by type and monthly amount of parental income, December 2009
Parental income All children living with two parents Mother Father
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 253,830 100.0 253,830 100.0 253,830 100.0
No parental income 48,287 19.0 162,371 64.0 83,388 32.9
Parental income a 205,543 81.0 91,459 36.0 170,442 67.1
Earned income 161,034 63.4 61,704 24.3 127,350 50.2
Unearned income 67,415 26.6 33,313 13.1 50,428 19.9
Total income (dollars)
None 48,287 19.0 162,371 64.0 83,388 32.9
Under 200 6,817 2.7 15,063 5.9 7,595 3.0
200–399 6,900 2.7 7,700 3.0 5,556 2.2
400–599 8,038 3.2 8,628 3.4 8,039 3.2
600–999 24,903 9.8 18,515 7.3 25,414 10.0
1,000 or more 158,885 62.6 41,553 16.4 123,838 48.8
Earned income (dollars)
None 92,796 36.6 192,126 75.7 126,480 49.8
Under 200 1,970 0.8 2,655 1.0 1,811 0.7
200–399 2,993 1.2 3,689 1.5 2,496 1.0
400–599 4,604 1.8 5,099 2.0 3,809 1.5
600–999 13,548 5.3 11,719 4.6 10,842 4.3
1,000 or more 137,919 54.3 38,542 15.2 108,392 42.7
Unearned income (dollars)
None 186,415 73.4 220,517 86.9 203,402 80.1
Under 200 10,415 4.1 14,725 5.8 9,005 3.5
200–399 7,853 3.1 4,660 1.8 4,512 1.8
400–599 7,867 3.1 4,041 1.6 5,344 2.1
600–999 20,541 8.1 7,292 2.9 16,422 6.5
1,000 or more 20,739 8.2 2,595 1.0 15,145 6.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 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: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@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 2009
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 624,768 1,356 481,365 1,057 199,761 1,693
Earned income 423,393 1,690 305,149 1,390 146,264 1,992
Unearned income b 244,941 537 199,235 425 62,032 755
Social Security benefits 88,758 661 69,847 567 25,778 740
Other pensions 4,038 484 2,212 405 2,150 492
Public income-maintenance 81,366 151 76,856 137 10,040 173
Asset income 10,027 69 7,620 49 3,204 99
Other 72,127 804 49,563 673 23,546 1,047
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 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: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 28. Recipients subject to deeming, by factors affecting parental deemed income, December 2009
Deeming factors All children living with parent(s) Children living with—
One parent Two parents
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,052,927 100.0 799,097 75.9 253,830 24.1
No deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 874,457 100.0 688,503 100.0 185,954 100.0
No parental income 428,159 49.0 379,872 55.2 48,287 26.0
Parent(s) receive public income- maintenance payments 81,366 9.3 69,650 10.1 11,716 6.3
Income less than deeming allocations a 40,347 4.6 30,024 4.4 10,323 5.6
Income less than exclusions b 324,585 37.1 208,957 30.3 115,628 62.2
Deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 178,470 100.0 110,594 100.0 67,876 100.0
Parent(s) with—
Earned income only 126,189 70.7 77,455 70.0 48,734 71.8
Unearned income only 33,161 18.6 25,280 22.9 7,881 11.6
Both earned and unearned income 16,474 9.2 5,725 5.2 10,749 15.8
Manually computed deemed income 2,646 1.5 2,134 1.9 512 0.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 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: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.