SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2008

 

Children Under Age 18

Table 17. Recipients and average monthly payment, by SSA administrative region and state or other area, December 2008
Region and state or area Number Average monthly
payment a (dollars)
All areas 1,153,844 561.25
Boston 40,212 571.55
Connecticut 7,336 545.63
Maine 3,736 530.81
Massachusetts 20,972 586.66
New Hampshire 2,213 509.81
Rhode Island 4,172 605.60
Vermont 1,783 582.43
New York 101,260 570.13
New Jersey 23,824 547.75
New York 77,436 577.01
Philadelphia 122,896 543.55
Delaware 3,486 530.64
District of Columbia 4,488 557.07
Maryland 16,163 534.36
Pennsylvania 66,304 549.18
Virginia 23,222 530.49
West Virginia 9,233 550.43
Atlanta 287,855 546.75
Alabama 29,280 554.62
Florida 84,349 543.73
Georgia 37,511 545.19
Kentucky 29,715 561.32
Mississippi 22,946 556.22
North Carolina 40,565 536.26
South Carolina 19,630 538.75
Tennessee 23,859 547.47
Chicago 184,547 556.66
Illinois 45,149 559.06
Indiana 23,620 549.29
Michigan 39,095 564.60
Minnesota 12,297 537.04
Ohio 45,911 560.53
Wisconsin 18,475 546.78
Dallas 193,209 548.60
Arkansas 22,914 555.28
Louisiana 32,711 561.76
New Mexico 8,515 555.02
Oklahoma 16,194 545.89
Texas 112,875 543.33
Kansas City 40,637 541.84
Iowa 7,684 525.71
Kansas 7,879 532.85
Missouri 21,293 553.46
Nebraska 3,781 527.55
Denver 18,822 513.76
Colorado 7,706 520.05
Montana 2,260 543.41
North Dakota 1,044 495.25
South Dakota 2,199 512.06
Utah 4,803 493.57
Wyoming 810 519.51
San Francisco 133,536 641.15
Arizona 19,023 550.76
California 105,820 666.03
Hawaii 1,606 531.48
Nevada 6,817 535.80
Northern Mariana Islands 270 608.45
Seattle 30,870 540.06
Alaska 1,188 503.52
Idaho 4,728 533.21
Oregon 8,891 541.42
Washington 16,063 544.00
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 2008
Payment (dollars) Percentage of total
Total
Number 1,153,844
Percent 100.0
None a 0.2
Under 50 2.2
50–99 1.0
100–199 2.6
200–299 3.4
300–399 4.6
400–499 11.4
500–599 10.5
600–636 3.7
637 60.4
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, 2008.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 19. Recipients, by selected characteristics, December 2008
Characteristic Number Percentage of total
Total 1,153,844 100.0
Age
Under 1 year 20,343 1.8
1 31,302 2.7
2 36,916 3.2
3 44,815 3.9
4 50,032 4.3
5 55,538 4.8
6 61,275 5.3
7 68,017 5.9
8 72,676 6.3
9 73,883 6.4
10 75,973 6.6
11 75,659 6.6
12 75,908 6.6
13 77,377 6.7
14 80,734 7.0
15 83,343 7.2
16 84,968 7.4
17 85,085 7.4
Sex
Male 759,112 65.8
Female 394,732 34.2
Citizenship status
Citizen 1,151,260 99.8
Noncitizen 2,584 0.2
Living arrangements
Own household 144,917 12.6
Another's household 48,788 4.2
Parent's household 943,730 81.8
Medicaid institution 16,071 1.4
Unknown 338 0
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 20. Recipients, by diagnostic group and age, December 2008
Diagnostic group All ages Under 3 3–5 6–12 13–17
Number
All recipients under age 18 1,153,844 88,561 150,385 503,391 411,507
Congenital anomalies 60,466 13,701 14,662 21,435 10,668
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 7,437 761 1,367 2,957 2,352
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,935 86 149 609 1,091
Injuries 6,159 662 1,084 2,394 2,019
Mental disorders
Retardation 163,160 912 7,036 60,025 95,187
Other 595,823 7,474 62,481 295,474 230,394
Neoplasms 13,035 940 2,703 6,131 3,261
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,784 837 2,011 5,679 4,257
Circulatory system 5,862 1,133 1,544 2,016 1,169
Digestive system 9,105 3,172 2,484 2,499 950
Genitourinary system 3,183 345 507 1,210 1,121
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 8,048 659 1,194 3,141 3,054
Nervous system and sense organs 93,030 6,945 14,743 39,983 31,359
Respiratory system 30,852 2,915 6,770 15,171 5,996
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,636 161 389 754 332
Other 114,556 44,038 26,754 33,389 10,375
Unknown 26,773 3,820 4,507 10,524 7,922
Percent
All recipients under age 18 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 5.2 15.5 9.7 4.3 2.6
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
Injuries 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 14.1 1.0 4.7 11.9 23.1
Other 51.6 8.4 41.5 58.7 56.0
Neoplasms 1.1 1.1 1.8 1.2 0.8
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1.1 0.9 1.3 1.1 1.0
Circulatory system 0.5 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.3
Digestive system 0.8 3.6 1.7 0.5 0.2
Genitourinary system 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7
Nervous system and sense organs 8.1 7.8 9.8 7.9 7.6
Respiratory system 2.7 3.3 4.5 3.0 1.5
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1
Other 9.9 49.7 17.8 6.6 2.5
Unknown 2.3 4.3 3.0 2.1 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 2008
Diagnostic group Total Male Female
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All recipients under age 18 1,153,844 100.0 759,112 100.0 394,732 100.0
Congenital anomalies 60,466 5.2 32,519 4.3 27,947 7.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 7,437 0.6 3,910 0.5 3,527 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1,935 0.2 987 0.1 948 0.2
Injuries 6,159 0.5 3,574 0.5 2,585 0.7
Mental disorders
Retardation 163,160 14.1 101,325 13.3 61,835 15.7
Other 595,823 51.6 437,390 57.6 158,433 40.1
Neoplasms 13,035 1.1 7,225 1.0 5,810 1.5
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 12,784 1.1 7,182 0.9 5,602 1.4
Circulatory system 5,862 0.5 3,153 0.4 2,709 0.7
Digestive system 9,105 0.8 4,955 0.7 4,150 1.1
Genitourinary system 3,183 0.3 1,885 0.2 1,298 0.3
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 8,048 0.7 3,921 0.5 4,127 1.0
Nervous system and sense organs 93,030 8.1 51,985 6.8 41,045 10.4
Respiratory system 30,852 2.7 19,722 2.6 11,130 2.8
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,636 0.1 856 0.1 780 0.2
Other 114,556 9.9 62,422 8.2 52,134 13.2
Unknown 26,773 2.3 16,101 2.1 10,672 2.7
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 2008
Year of first eligibility All ages Age in December 2008
18–21 22–25 26–29 30–39 40–49 50 or older a
Total
Number 805,943 248,573 164,566 124,705 172,573 87,230 8,296
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1974–1976 8.3 . . . . . . . . . 8.8 50.3 100.0
1977–1980 8.7 . . . . . . 2.1 21.0 35.8 . . .
1981–1984 8.2 . . . 2.4 16.6 17.7 12.2 . . .
1985–1989 13.6 4.8 21.6 19.0 21.5 1.7 . . .
1990–1994 32.6 35.1 42.6 44.0 29.3 . . . . . .
1995–1999 15.6 25.8 22.1 18.0 1.8 . . . . . .
2000–2004 10.2 25.2 11.4 0.4 . . . . . . . . .
2005–2008 2.8 9.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 52 in 2008.
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 2008
Type of income Number Percent Average monthly amount (dollars)
Total 1,153,844 100.0 . . .
No earned or unearned income a 818,893 71.0 . . .
With income b 334,951 29.0 226
Earned income only 1,813 0.2 421
Unearned income only 332,153 28.8 224
Both earned and unearned income 985 0.1 608
With unearned income c 333,138 28.9 224
Social Security 83,236 7.2 220
Veterans' benefits 1,055 0.1 90
Income based on need 17,156 1.5 231
Support from absent parents 147,913 12.8 213
Asset income 7,178 0.6 4
Other 3,814 0.3 395
In-kind income 105,234 9.1 182
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 2008
Parents in household Number Percentage of total
Total 1,153,844 100.0
No parents a 142,850 12.4
One parent 768,820 66.6
Two parents 242,174 21.0
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 2008
Parental income All children living with one parent Children living with—
Mother only Father only
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 768,820 100.0 724,661 100.0 44,159 100.0
No parental income 358,320 46.6 341,551 47.1 16,769 38.0
Parental income a 410,500 53.4 383,110 52.9 27,390 62.0
Earned income 267,554 34.8 248,819 34.3 18,735 42.4
Unearned income 164,807 21.4 155,000 21.4 9,807 22.2
Total income (dollars)
None 358,320 46.6 341,551 47.1 16,769 38.0
Under 200 64,645 8.4 62,705 8.7 1,940 4.4
200–399 32,335 4.2 30,762 4.2 1,573 3.6
400–599 34,825 4.5 32,898 4.5 1,927 4.4
600–999 84,750 11.0 79,363 11.0 5,387 12.2
1,000 or more 193,945 25.2 177,382 24.5 16,563 37.5
Earned income (dollars)
None 501,266 65.2 475,842 65.7 25,424 57.6
Under 200 5,070 0.7 4,791 0.7 279 0.6
200–399 10,283 1.3 9,839 1.4 444 1.0
400–599 17,723 2.3 16,933 2.3 790 1.8
600–999 52,207 6.8 50,005 6.9 2,202 5.0
1,000 or more 182,271 23.7 167,251 23.1 15,020 34.0
Unearned income (dollars)
None 604,013 78.6 569,661 78.6 34,352 77.8
Under 200 73,939 9.6 71,665 9.9 2,274 5.1
200–399 26,649 3.5 25,278 3.5 1,371 3.1
400–599 19,965 2.6 18,642 2.6 1,323 3.0
600–999 35,412 4.6 32,031 4.4 3,381 7.7
1,000 or more 8,842 1.2 7,384 1.0 1,458 3.3
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 2008
Parental income All children living with two parents Mother Father
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 242,174 100.0 242,174 100.0 242,174 100.0
No parental income 44,943 18.6 156,123 64.5 77,581 32.0
Parental income a 197,231 81.4 86,051 35.5 164,593 68.0
Earned income 161,826 66.8 59,273 24.5 130,706 54.0
Unearned income 56,219 23.2 30,387 12.5 41,510 17.1
Total income (dollars)
None 44,943 18.6 156,123 64.5 77,581 32.0
Under 200 6,840 2.8 15,241 6.3 7,502 3.1
200–399 6,395 2.6 7,401 3.1 5,092 2.1
400–599 7,516 3.1 8,080 3.3 7,578 3.1
600–999 22,446 9.3 16,962 7.0 22,725 9.4
1,000 or more 154,034 63.6 38,367 15.8 121,696 50.3
Earned income (dollars)
None 80,348 33.2 182,901 75.5 111,468 46.0
Under 200 1,660 0.7 2,415 1.0 1,599 0.7
200–399 2,619 1.1 3,637 1.5 2,288 0.9
400–599 4,398 1.8 5,091 2.1 3,702 1.5
600–999 13,085 5.4 11,679 4.8 10,486 4.3
1,000 or more 140,064 57.8 36,451 15.1 112,631 46.5
Unearned income (dollars)
None 185,955 76.8 211,787 87.5 200,664 82.9
Under 200 11,316 4.7 15,330 6.3 9,648 4.0
200–399 7,897 3.3 4,405 1.8 4,494 1.9
400–599 6,969 2.9 3,407 1.4 4,823 2.0
600–999 17,054 7.0 5,766 2.4 13,722 5.7
1,000 or more 12,983 5.4 1,479 0.6 8,823 3.6
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 2008
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 607,731 1,354 469,161 1,038 191,983 1,749
Earned income 429,380 1,683 308,092 1,363 149,441 2,026
Unearned income b 221,026 454 185,387 363 51,317 643
Social Security 84,448 659 66,271 560 25,024 740
Other pensions 4,493 437 2,596 354 2,356 443
Public income-maintenance 87,513 145 82,798 133 10,218 166
Asset income 11,798 56 9,103 39 3,697 84
Other 43,304 677 31,303 570 12,468 918
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 2008
Deeming factors All children living with parent(s) Children living with—
One parent Two parents
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,010,994 100.0 768,820 76.0 242,174 24.0
No deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 828,043 100.0 657,608 100.0 170,435 100.0
No parental income 403,263 48.7 358,320 54.5 44,943 26.4
Parent(s) receive public income-maintenance payments 87,513 10.6 75,406 11.5 12,107 7.1
Income less than deeming allocations a 36,942 4.5 27,735 4.2 9,207 5.4
Income less than exclusions b 300,325 36.3 196,147 29.8 104,178 61.1
Deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 182,951 100.0 111,212 100.0 71,739 100.0
Parent(s) with—
Earned income only 137,487 75.1 81,870 73.6 55,617 77.5
Unearned income only 27,503 15.0 21,732 19.5 5,771 8.0
Both earned and unearned income 15,230 8.3 5,462 4.9 9,768 13.6
Manually computed deemed income 2,731 1.5 2,148 1.9 583 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.