Child Support Payments and the SSI Program

by Susan Wilschke and Richard Balkus
Policy Brief No. 2004-02 (released February 2004)
Table equivalent for Chart 1 Number of SSI child recipients with payments from absent parents, by amount of payment, June 2002 (in thousands)
Monthly payment
(in dollars)
Other income No other income
1–50 2.60 8.02
51–100 4.37 12.88
101–200 9.42 26.89
201–300 5.97 15.79
301–400 2.52 6.74
401–500 0.98 2.79
501–600 0.28 1.11
601+ 0.12 0.71
Source: Social Security Administration, SSI Characteristic Extract Record, 10 percent data.