SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2004

 

Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work

Chart 3. Percentage distribution, by age, December 2004

One-third of the working recipients in December 2004 were under age 30, and 24 percent were aged 30–39. Only 21 percent were aged 50 or older.

Pie chart with 5 slices, showing age under 22 equals 10%, age 22 to 29 equals 23%, age 30 to 39 equals 24%, age 40 to 49 equals 22%, and age 50 or older equals 21%.
SOURCE: Table 7.
NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.
Chart 4. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, December 2004

A large majority of working SSI recipients aged 18–64 in December 2004 were disabled because of a mental impairment. Forty-two percent were diagnosed with mental retardation and 24 percent with other mental disorders. Eight 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 2004

Two out of three working recipients earned less than $500 in December 2004. This amount would not affect their status as disabled, since it is less than the substantial gainful activity level of $810 for 2004. One out of seven 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 24%, $66 to $199 equals 18%, $200 to $499 equals 24%, $500 to $999 equals 20%, and $1,000 or more equals 14%.
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 2004
State or area Total Section 1619(a)
participants
Section 1619(b)
participants
Other
recipients
who work
All areas 328,204 17,115 73,681 237,408
Alabama 3,850 250 903 2,697
Alaska 601 32 178 391
Arizona 3,555 206 944 2,405
Arkansas 3,611 152 778 2,681
California 43,491 3,788 7,216 32,487
Colorado 3,875 163 809 2,903
Connecticut 3,828 144 1,056 2,628
Delaware 834 42 246 546
District of Columbia 653 60 239 354
Florida 11,435 697 3,248 7,490
Georgia 7,010 338 1,558 5,114
Hawaii 799 62 203 534
Idaho 1,715 91 470 1,154
Illinois 13,370 701 2,875 9,794
Indiana 5,721 253 1,434 4,034
Iowa 6,614 185 1,419 5,010
Kansas 4,017 152 930 2,935
Kentucky 4,681 238 1,141 3,302
Louisiana 5,505 335 1,464 3,706
Maine 2,210 96 662 1,452
Maryland 5,689 310 1,241 4,138
Massachusetts 9,610 582 2,979 6,049
Michigan 13,992 606 3,124 10,262
Minnesota 9,679 262 2,150 7,267
Mississippi 3,081 194 785 2,102
Missouri 7,157 257 1,717 5,183
Montana 1,738 49 383 1,306
Nebraska 2,981 79 579 2,323
Nevada 1,498 78 392 1,028
New Hampshire 1,257 63 339 855
New Jersey 7,594 321 1,752 5,521
New Mexico 2,110 100 568 1,442
New York 30,114 1,617 6,242 22,255
North Carolina 7,772 292 1,629 5,851
North Dakota 1,358 37 319 1,002
Ohio 16,741 677 3,072 12,992
Oklahoma 3,731 143 676 2,912
Oregon 3,885 125 945 2,815
Pennsylvania 15,083 775 3,587 10,721
Rhode Island 1,623 85 367 1,171
South Carolina 4,734 136 858 3,740
South Dakota 2,096 60 458 1,578
Tennessee 5,216 256 1,178 3,782
Texas 13,583 643 3,342 9,598
Utah 2,137 79 471 1,587
Vermont 1,183 62 378 743
Virginia 6,451 321 1,554 4,576
Washington 5,721 421 1,721 3,579
West Virginia 2,069 127 525 1,417
Wisconsin 10,167 341 2,351 7,475
Wyoming 763 29 222 512
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 16 3 4 9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
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 2004
Characteristic Number Percent Average
earnings
(dollars)
Total 328,204 100.0 474
Age
Under 18 3,176 1.0 375
18–21 30,392 9.3 439
22–29 75,465 23.0 523
30–39 77,329 23.6 504
40–49 72,536 22.1 484
50–59 44,483 13.6 431
60–64 12,800 3.9 380
65 or older 12,023 3.7 293
Sex
Male 174,596 53.2 475
Female 153,608 46.8 473
Earned income a
Wages 309,175 94.2 487
Self-employment 20,376 6.2 306
Earnings (dollars)
65 or less 78,193 23.8 51
66–99 15,741 4.8 82
100–199 42,201 12.9 137
200–299 32,417 9.9 234
300–399 25,667 7.8 333
400–499 22,149 6.7 432
500–599 20,372 6.2 528
600–699 16,363 5.0 630
700–799 11,585 3.5 732
800–899 10,367 3.2 828
900–999 6,815 2.1 932
1,000 or more 46,334 14.1 1,607
Unearned income a
None 164,765 50.2 553
Social Security 143,214 43.6 372
Other pensions 2,554 0.8 309
Income based on need 100 0 716
Asset income 20,495 6.2 428
Other 12,904 3.9 578
Work incentives a
Section 1619(a) 17,115 5.2 1,076
Section 1619(b) 73,681 22.4 1,070
Plans for achieving self-support b 418 0.1 755
Impairment-related work expenses 6,874 2.1 512
Blind work expenses 2,827 0.9 919
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 benefit from more than one work incentive provision.
b. Number of working recipients with a plan for achieving 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.