SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2009

 

Recipients Who Work

Table 40. Blind and disabled recipients who work, selected months 1976–2009
Month All blind and disabled recipients a Blind and disabled recipients who work
Total Receiving SSI b Section 1619(b) participants Total as a percentage of all blind and disabled recipients
December
1976 2,088,242 70,719 70,719 . . . 3.4
1977 2,186,771 83,697 83,697 . . . 3.8
1978 2,249,025 87,697 87,697 . . . 3.9
1979 2,277,859 92,270 92,270 . . . 4.1
1980 2,334,241 99,276 99,276 . . . 4.3
1981 2,340,785 102,632 102,632 . . . 4.4
1982 2,314,364 107,803 102,288 5,515 4.7
1983 2,391,262 113,899 108,734 5,165 4.8
1984 2,499,046 -- -- -- --
1985 2,633,552 -- -- -- --
1986 2,795,756 -- -- -- --
1987 2,945,244 172,855 157,223 15,632 5.9
1988 3,046,074 189,144 173,519 15,625 6.2
1989 3,172,270 205,837 187,583 18,254 6.5
1990 3,386,603 219,932 196,415 23,517 6.5
1991 3,681,050 229,619 202,355 27,264 6.2
1992 4,126,816 248,917 217,268 31,649 6.0
1993 4,544,777 265,649 230,350 35,299 5.8
1994 4,870,564 282,476 241,793 40,683 5.8
1995 5,115,014 298,635 251,633 47,002 5.8
1996 5,252,991 308,300 256,395 51,905 5.9
1997 5,189,724 319,855 262,766 57,089 6.2
1998 5,293,829 326,475 266,933 59,542 6.2
1999 5,317,861 340,618 271,353 69,265 6.4
2000 5,395,935 360,427 276,855 83,572 6.7
2001 5,500,481 346,110 269,655 76,455 6.3
2002 5,618,506 340,910 258,733 82,177 6.1
2003 5,740,683 323,682 252,585 71,097 5.6
2004 5,850,359 328,204 254,523 73,681 5.6
2005 5,977,788 336,570 258,365 78,205 5.6
2006 6,113,277 349,420 260,070 89,350 5.7
2007 6,252,564 357,344 259,793 97,551 5.7
2008 6,416,727 355,762 256,280 99,482 5.5
2009 6,582,261 340,175 248,641 91,534 5.2
2007
March 6,165,340 351,357 260,790 90,567 5.7
June 6,199,689 357,139 262,711 94,428 5.8
September 6,243,111 361,230 263,007 98,223 5.8
December 6,252,564 357,344 259,793 97,551 5.7
2008
March 6,294,771 359,253 259,871 99,382 5.7
June 6,352,610 361,596 259,659 101,937 5.7
September 6,408,469 361,308 256,731 104,577 5.6
December 6,416,727 355,762 256,280 99,482 5.5
2009
March 6,491,964 353,021 255,850 97,171 5.4
June 6,536,732 350,789 251,971 98,818 5.4
September 6,590,220 349,978 251,784 98,194 5.3
December 6,582,261 340,175 248,641 91,534 5.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: . . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
b. Includes section 1619(a) participants and SSI recipients earning less than the substantial gainful activity level ($1,000 effective January 2010).
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 41. Blind and disabled recipients who work, by state or other area, December 2009
State or area All blind and disabled recipients Recipients who work
Number Percentage of all blind and disabled recipients
All areas 6,582,261 340,175 5.2
Alabama 157,202 3,978 2.5
Alaska 10,253 644 6.3
Arizona 93,384 4,004 4.3
Arkansas 96,572 4,043 4.2
California 901,399 42,720 4.7
Colorado 53,829 3,842 7.1
Connecticut 50,718 4,091 8.1
Delaware 14,291 981 6.9
District of Columbia 22,013 810 3.7
Florida 361,438 11,520 3.2
Georgia 197,246 6,830 3.5
Hawaii 18,460 911 4.9
Idaho 24,694 1,727 7.0
Illinois 242,327 13,384 5.5
Indiana 108,680 5,682 5.2
Iowa 44,759 6,657 14.9
Kansas 41,897 4,228 10.1
Kentucky 179,192 4,515 2.5
Louisiana 157,017 5,990 3.8
Maine 33,135 1,984 6.0
Maryland 89,975 6,554 7.3
Massachusetts 143,683 9,838 6.8
Michigan 229,513 12,788 5.6
Minnesota 75,392 10,635 14.1
Mississippi 113,514 3,052 2.7
Missouri 121,700 7,248 6.0
Montana 16,087 1,969 12.2
Nebraska 23,260 3,032 13.0
Nevada 29,400 1,744 5.9
New Hampshire 16,110 1,278 7.9
New Jersey 131,096 7,862 6.0
New Mexico 51,499 2,131 4.1
New York 543,535 30,304 5.6
North Carolina 193,820 7,934 4.1
North Dakota 7,685 1,370 17.8
Ohio 262,286 16,957 6.5
Oklahoma 85,162 4,255 5.0
Oregon 63,093 4,426 7.0
Pennsylvania 325,502 16,397 5.0
Rhode Island 28,456 1,709 6.0
South Carolina 100,353 4,782 4.8
South Dakota 12,491 2,081 16.7
Tennessee 156,574 5,121 3.3
Texas 488,298 16,980 3.5
Utah 24,823 2,472 10.0
Vermont 14,097 1,233 8.7
Virginia 126,910 7,023 5.5
Washington 117,089 6,426 5.5
West Virginia 77,305 2,307 3.0
Wisconsin 98,195 10,888 11.1
Wyoming 6,064 826 13.6
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 788 12 1.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Includes section 1619(b) participants.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 42. Percentage distribution of all blind and disabled recipients and those who work aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2009
Diagnostic group All blind and disabled recipients Recipients who work a
Total
Number 4,451,288 324,187
Percent 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.8 1.9
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.0 1.1
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.5 0.9
Injuries 2.6 1.4
Mental disorders
Retardation 20.7 39.9
Schizophrenia 9.4 6.3
Other 28.7 21.2
Neoplasms 1.3 0.8
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.4 0.4
Circulatory system 4.3 1.3
Digestive system 1.0 0.4
Genitourinary system 1.0 0.7
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 11.3 4.1
Nervous system and sense organs b 7.8 9.1
Respiratory system 2.0 0.8
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.1
Other 0.3 0.4
Unknown 3.8 9.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
b. Most disabled recipients classified as blind are included in this category. A few blind recipients with a primary impairment other than diseases of the eye are coded in other categories. Also, a few recipients are classified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the definition of blindness.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 43. All blind and disabled recipients, those who work, and section 1619(b) participants aged 18–64, by age, December 2009
Age All blind and disabled recipients a Recipients who work a Section 1619(b) participants
Number Percent Number Percentage of all blind and disabled recipients Number Percentage of all blind and disabled recipients
Total 4,539,224 100.0 324,187 7.1 87,936 1.9
18–21 349,331 7.7 31,552 9.0 2,658 0.8
22–25 314,930 6.9 46,626 14.8 11,063 3.5
26–29 289,028 6.4 40,653 14.1 12,389 4.3
30–39 679,272 15.0 71,408 10.5 22,749 3.3
40–49 1,026,578 22.6 65,027 6.3 20,496 2.0
50–59 1,330,218 29.3 53,084 4.0 14,452 1.1
60–64 549,867 12.1 15,837 2.9 4,129 0.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 44. Blind and disabled recipients in December 2008, by program status and earnings in December 2009
Program status in December 2008 Total Receiving payments in December 2009 Not receiving payments in December 2009
Ineligible because of earned income Other excess income Other nonpay
Section 1619(b) Reasons no longer eligible
Do not need or use Medicaid Can pay for equivalent coverage Both
Section 1619(a) Have earnings No earnings
All blind and disabled recipients 6,336,019 11,231 220,871 5,508,832 87,315 274 76 177 155,881 351,362
Receiving payments
Section 1619(a) 16,141 4,597 2,917 3,539 2,508 12 5 7 1,001 1,555
Have earnings 240,081 1,854 171,188 38,456 8,447 36 2 6 7,753 12,339
No earnings 5,980,394 3,124 41,576 5,454,728 15,133 38 10 28 136,121 329,636
Not receiving payments
Section 1619(b) 99,403 1,656 5,190 12,109 61,227 188 59 136 11,006 7,832
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 45. Blind and disabled recipients who work, by state or other area, December 2009
State or area Total Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants Other blind and disabled recipients who work
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
Number Percentage
of total
All areas 340,175 11,900 3.5 91,534 26.9 236,741 69.6
Alabama 3,978 186 4.7 1,255 31.5 2,537 63.8
Alaska 644 17 2.6 224 34.8 403 62.6
Arizona 4,004 164 4.1 1,278 31.9 2,562 64.0
Arkansas 4,043 117 2.9 966 23.9 2,960 73.2
California 42,720 2,391 5.6 10,260 24.0 30,069 70.4
Colorado 3,842 118 3.1 926 24.1 2,798 72.8
Connecticut 4,091 111 2.7 1,144 28.0 2,836 69.3
Delaware 981 30 3.1 276 28.1 675 68.8
District of Columbia 810 51 6.3 345 42.6 414 51.1
Florida 11,520 479 4.2 4,081 35.4 6,960 60.4
Georgia 6,830 238 3.5 1,947 28.5 4,645 68.0
Hawaii 911 36 4.0 345 37.9 530 58.2
Idaho 1,727 57 3.3 508 29.4 1,162 67.3
Illinois 13,384 497 3.7 3,523 26.3 9,364 70.0
Indiana 5,682 130 2.3 1,488 26.2 4,064 71.5
Iowa 6,657 121 1.8 1,463 22.0 5,073 76.2
Kansas 4,228 115 2.7 977 23.1 3,136 74.2
Kentucky 4,515 181 4.0 1,196 26.5 3,138 69.5
Louisiana 5,990 292 4.9 2,037 34.0 3,661 61.1
Maine 1,984 53 2.7 624 31.5 1,307 65.9
Maryland 6,554 223 3.4 2,031 31.0 4,300 65.6
Massachusetts 9,838 388 3.9 3,428 34.8 6,022 61.2
Michigan 12,788 294 2.3 2,934 22.9 9,560 74.8
Minnesota 10,635 175 1.6 2,505 23.6 7,955 74.8
Mississippi 3,052 114 3.7 983 32.2 1,955 64.1
Missouri 7,248 143 2.0 1,762 24.3 5,343 73.7
Montana 1,969 29 1.5 436 22.1 1,504 76.4
Nebraska 3,032 70 2.3 615 20.3 2,347 77.4
Nevada 1,744 54 3.1 461 26.4 1,229 70.5
New Hampshire 1,278 26 2.0 351 27.5 901 70.5
New Jersey 7,862 218 2.8 2,231 28.4 5,413 68.9
New Mexico 2,131 101 4.7 693 32.5 1,337 62.7
New York 30,304 1,215 4.0 8,285 27.3 20,804 68.7
North Carolina 7,934 228 2.9 1,992 25.1 5,714 72.0
North Dakota 1,370 27 2.0 360 26.3 983 71.8
Ohio 16,957 367 2.2 3,287 19.4 13,303 78.5
Oklahoma 4,255 112 2.6 1,227 28.8 2,916 68.5
Oregon 4,426 103 2.3 1,078 24.4 3,245 73.3
Pennsylvania 16,397 615 3.8 4,817 29.4 10,965 66.9
Rhode Island 1,709 44 2.6 433 25.3 1,232 72.1
South Carolina 4,782 101 2.1 1,043 21.8 3,638 76.1
South Dakota 2,081 37 1.8 474 22.8 1,570 75.4
Tennessee 5,121 157 3.1 1,332 26.0 3,632 70.9
Texas 16,980 734 4.3 5,316 31.3 10,930 64.4
Utah 2,472 39 1.6 674 27.3 1,759 71.2
Vermont 1,233 44 3.6 431 35.0 758 61.5
Virginia 7,023 230 3.3 2,053 29.2 4,740 67.5
Washington 6,426 270 4.2 2,311 36.0 3,845 59.8
West Virginia 2,307 126 5.5 759 32.9 1,422 61.6
Wisconsin 10,888 207 1.9 2,123 19.5 8,558 78.6
Wyoming 826 22 2.7 239 28.9 565 68.4
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 12 3 25.0 7 58.3 2 16.7
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 46. Blind and disabled recipients who work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2009
Characteristic Number Percent Average earnings (dollars)
Total 340,175 100.0 577
Age
Under 18 2,594 0.8 531
18–21 31,552 9.3 460
22–25 46,626 13.7 577
26–29 40,653 12.0 645
30–39 71,408 21.0 637
40–49 65,027 19.1 609
50–59 53,084 15.6 556
60–64 15,837 4.7 485
65 or older 13,394 3.9 360
Sex
Male 182,589 53.7 572
Female 157,586 46.3 582
Earned income a
Wages 318,301 93.6 595
Self-employment income 23,452 6.9 368
Earnings (dollars)
65 or less 84,852 24.9 42
66–99 16,368 4.8 82
100–199 39,950 11.7 139
200–299 29,049 8.5 238
300–399 22,827 6.7 337
400–499 19,119 5.6 436
500–599 18,557 5.5 534
600–699 15,626 4.6 634
700–799 11,851 3.5 736
800–899 10,383 3.1 833
900–999 7,796 2.3 934
1,000–1,099 7,751 2.3 1,028
1,100–1,199 4,612 1.4 1,137
1,200–1,299 5,642 1.7 1,231
1,300–1,399 4,030 1.2 1,336
1,400 or more 41,762 12.3 2,220
Unearned income a
None 175,320 51.5 708
Social Security benefits 147,366 43.3 400
Other pensions 1,903 0.6 442
Income based on need 225 0.1 858
Asset income 10,727 3.2 491
Other 14,889 4.4 722
Work incentives a
Section 1619(a) 11,900 3.5 1,262
Section 1619(b) 91,534 26.9 1,327
Plan to achieve self-support (PASSb 358 0.1 769
Impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) 3,862 1.1 640
Blind work expenses (BWE) 1,643 0.5 1,196
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 they may benefit from more than one work incentive provision.
b. Number of working recipients with a PASS. See Tables 53–56 for data on all recipients with a PASS.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 47. Number of section 1619 participants and percentage change from prior period, selected months 1982–2009
Month Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants a
Number Percentage change from prior period Number Percentage change from prior period
December
1982 287 . . . 5,515 . . .
1983 392 36.6 5,165 -6.3
1984 -- -- -- --
1985 -- -- -- --
1986 -- -- -- --
1987 14,559 . . . 15,632 . . .
1988 19,920 36.8 15,625 0
1989 25,655 28.8 18,254 16.8
1990 13,994 -45.5 23,517 28.8
1991 15,531 11.0 27,264 15.9
1992 17,603 13.3 31,649 16.1
1993 20,028 13.8 35,299 11.5
1994 24,315 21.4 40,683 15.3
1995 28,060 15.4 47,002 15.5
1996 31,085 10.8 51,905 10.4
1997 34,673 11.5 57,089 10.0
1998 37,271 7.5 59,542 4.3
1999 25,528 -31.5 69,265 16.3
2000 27,542 7.9 83,572 20.7
2001 22,100 -19.8 76,455 -8.5
2002 17,271 -21.9 82,177 7.5
2003 17,132 -0.8 71,097 -13.5
2004 17,114 -0.1 73,681 3.6
2005 17,621 3.0 78,205 6.1
2006 17,394 -1.3 89,350 14.3
2007 16,939 -2.6 97,551 9.2
2008 16,142 -4.7 99,482 2.0
2009 11,900 -26.3 91,534 -8.0
2007
March 17,444 0.3 90,567 1.4
June 17,698 1.5 94,428 4.3
September 18,007 1.7 98,223 4.0
December 16,939 -5.9 97,551 -0.7
2008
March 16,725 -1.3 99,382 1.9
June 16,548 -1.1 101,937 2.6
September 16,403 -0.9 104,577 2.6
December 16,142 -1.6 99,482 -4.9
2009
March 15,166 -6.0 97,171 -2.3
June 14,848 -2.1 98,818 1.7
September 14,065 -5.3 98,194 -0.6
December 11,900 -15.4 91,534 -6.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: When the substantial gainful activity (SGA) level is periodically raised, SSI recipients with earnings below the increased SGA level become eligible for regular SSI benefits rather than the special cash payments under section 1619(a). This can lead to decreases in the number of 1619(a) participants.
. . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
a. Includes blind participants. Of the 91,534 participants in December 2009, 1,589 were blind.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 48. Ranking of state or other area, by section 1619 participants as a percentage of all blind and disabled recipients in state aged 18–64, December 2009
State or area Ranking All blind and disabled recipients a Section 1619 participants
Number Percent
All areas 4,539,224 99,685 2.20
North Dakota 1 5,769 377 6.53
South Dakota 2 8,663 493 5.69
Wyoming 3 4,681 250 5.34
Minnesota 4 54,905 2,613 4.76
Iowa 5 33,234 1,557 4.68
Vermont 6 10,809 462 4.27
Utah 7 17,788 694 3.90
Nebraska 8 17,280 666 3.85
Montana 9 12,109 442 3.65
Kansas 10 30,066 1,066 3.55
Maryland 11 63,714 2,196 3.45
Connecticut 12 36,489 1,210 3.32
Wisconsin 13 70,098 2,272 3.24
Delaware 14 9,469 300 3.17
Idaho 15 17,834 555 3.11
Massachusetts 16 118,241 3,678 3.11
Alaska 17 7,892 238 3.02
Washington 18 86,426 2,505 2.90
New Hampshire 19 12,799 369 2.88
New Jersey 20 87,741 2,352 2.68
Hawaii 21 14,369 368 2.56
New York 22 361,870 9,172 2.53
Maine 23 26,076 659 2.53
Virginia 24 88,442 2,226 2.52
Colorado 25 39,738 998 2.51
District of Columbia 26 15,238 379 2.49
Oregon 27 47,397 1,142 2.41
Pennsylvania 28 222,546 5,278 2.37
Nevada 29 21,563 501 2.32
Illinois 30 167,892 3,868 2.30
Arizona 31 62,114 1,392 2.24
Rhode Island 32 20,585 459 2.23
Northern Mariana Islands 33 455 10 2.20
Louisiana 34 104,681 2,252 2.15
New Mexico 35 34,781 746 2.14
Oklahoma 36 60,101 1,286 2.14
Missouri 37 88,876 1,837 2.07
Indiana 38 76,668 1,580 2.06
California 39 611,368 11,939 1.95
Florida 40 224,937 4,355 1.94
Texas 41 308,257 5,816 1.89
Michigan 42 167,093 3,111 1.86
Ohio 43 191,200 3,536 1.85
Arkansas 44 62,282 1,042 1.67
North Carolina 45 128,913 2,149 1.67
South Carolina 46 67,591 1,107 1.64
Georgia 47 133,103 2,107 1.58
West Virginia 48 59,585 865 1.45
Mississippi 49 74,725 1,051 1.41
Alabama 50 109,850 1,400 1.27
Tennessee 51 113,072 1,428 1.26
Kentucky 52 127,849 1,331 1.04
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 49. Section 1619(a) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months 2008–2009
State or area December 2008 September 2009 December 2009
Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars)
All areas 16,142 1,235 14,065 1,227 11,900 1,262
Alabama 230 1,209 198 1,192 186 1,220
Alaska a 1,160 25 1,140 17 1,167
Arizona 234 1,214 190 1,203 164 1,221
Arkansas 136 1,192 128 1,213 117 1,242
California 3,587 1,344 2,827 1,316 2,391 1,346
Colorado 152 1,191 131 1,189 118 1,240
Connecticut 138 1,182 114 1,197 111 1,217
Delaware 39 1,201 34 1,205 30 1,227
District of Columbia 49 1,194 64 1,215 51 1,225
Florida 672 1,186 578 1,196 479 1,230
Georgia 289 1,203 252 1,195 238 1,219
Hawaii 48 1,194 46 1,235 36 1,285
Idaho 79 1,186 61 1,204 57 1,211
Illinois 706 1,176 592 1,190 497 1,223
Indiana 179 1,176 158 1,183 130 1,223
Iowa 152 1,225 147 1,227 121 1,246
Kansas 161 1,183 126 1,178 115 1,238
Kentucky 202 1,204 183 1,193 181 1,229
Louisiana 329 1,197 327 1,210 292 1,229
Maine 96 1,194 67 1,203 53 1,277
Maryland 267 1,189 265 1,189 223 1,222
Massachusetts 541 1,228 497 1,228 388 1,291
Michigan 401 1,193 382 1,182 294 1,230
Minnesota 237 1,208 200 1,205 175 1,224
Mississippi 139 1,192 155 1,220 114 1,220
Missouri 221 1,204 196 1,187 143 1,272
Montana 55 1,188 42 1,208 29 1,281
Nebraska 81 1,252 79 1,203 70 1,263
Nevada 91 1,160 68 1,169 54 1,221
New Hampshire 45 1,211 49 1,173 26 1,257
New Jersey 276 1,201 239 1,205 218 1,244
New Mexico 119 1,189 104 1,182 101 1,193
New York 1,657 1,256 1,442 1,255 1,215 1,293
North Carolina 286 1,199 231 1,195 228 1,213
North Dakota 33 1,213 31 1,165 27 1,205
Ohio 522 1,196 474 1,182 367 1,235
Oklahoma 182 1,190 145 1,188 112 1,231
Oregon 158 1,217 128 1,195 103 1,220
Pennsylvania 751 1,187 687 1,196 615 1,234
Rhode Island 48 1,187 58 1,193 44 1,272
South Carolina 135 1,201 120 1,205 101 1,234
South Dakota 50 1,205 35 1,202 37 1,181
Tennessee 197 1,197 193 1,217 157 1,227
Texas 836 1,185 839 1,185 734 1,216
Utah 73 1,191 64 1,188 39 1,211
Vermont 64 1,229 59 1,250 44 1,289
Virginia 300 1,188 277 1,194 230 1,242
Washington 408 1,211 343 1,214 270 1,255
West Virginia 141 1,235 146 1,222 126 1,281
Wisconsin 280 1,182 237 1,186 207 1,218
Wyoming 35 1,149 28 1,171 22 1,245
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands a 1,105 4 1,090 3 1,097
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 50. Section 1619(b) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months 2008–2009
State or area December 2008 September 2009 December 2009
Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars)
All areas 99,482 1,340 98,194 1,347 91,534 1,327
Alabama 1,397 1,402 1,416 1,417 1,255 1,388
Alaska a 226 1,449 236 1,495 224 1,438
Arizona 1,495 1,538 1,407 1,524 1,278 1,527
Arkansas 1,023 1,334 1,034 1,359 966 1,302
California 11,344 1,699 10,728 1,661 10,260 1,631
Colorado 1,106 1,292 1,041 1,280 926 1,286
Connecticut a 1,316 1,249 1,265 1,241 1,144 1,242
Delaware 326 1,351 331 1,305 276 1,280
District of Columbia 336 1,670 356 1,669 345 1,673
Florida 4,600 1,320 4,456 1,321 4,081 1,317
Georgia 2,031 1,286 2,079 1,275 1,947 1,277
Hawaii a 391 1,655 375 1,574 345 1,528
Idaho a 631 1,132 563 1,177 508 1,175
Illinois a 3,838 1,328 3,788 1,353 3,523 1,324
Indiana a 1,663 1,134 1,572 1,157 1,488 1,124
Iowa 1,667 989 1,546 1,002 1,463 976
Kansas a 1,100 1,133 1,045 1,118 977 1,100
Kentucky 1,373 1,474 1,310 1,446 1,196 1,360
Louisiana 2,043 1,412 2,136 1,387 2,037 1,378
Maine 701 1,145 687 1,176 624 1,138
Maryland 2,009 1,404 2,132 1,434 2,031 1,410
Massachusetts 3,787 1,437 3,694 1,466 3,428 1,473
Michigan 3,140 1,143 3,188 1,186 2,934 1,151
Minnesota a 2,664 1,068 2,690 1,061 2,505 1,051
Mississippi 1,032 1,407 1,058 1,377 983 1,355
Missouri a 2,041 1,072 1,880 1,099 1,762 1,075
Montana 475 1,066 474 1,117 436 1,079
Nebraska a 653 1,088 643 1,081 615 1,092
Nevada a 546 1,546 512 1,565 461 1,547
New Hampshire a 409 1,126 378 1,079 351 1,040
New Jersey 2,347 1,372 2,416 1,386 2,231 1,372
New Mexico 627 1,275 735 1,284 693 1,255
New York 8,723 1,475 8,750 1,501 8,285 1,487
North Carolina 2,226 1,229 2,192 1,231 1,992 1,203
North Dakota a 379 968 388 963 360 958
Ohio a 3,735 1,156 3,519 1,158 3,287 1,123
Oklahoma a 1,294 1,156 1,303 1,185 1,227 1,163
Oregon a 1,209 1,114 1,205 1,097 1,078 1,056
Pennsylvania 5,167 1,319 5,274 1,345 4,817 1,337
Rhode Island 485 1,339 477 1,296 433 1,294
South Carolina 1,078 1,140 1,088 1,152 1,043 1,174
South Dakota 516 977 515 968 474 942
Tennessee 1,486 1,256 1,438 1,242 1,332 1,223
Texas 5,295 1,356 5,610 1,362 5,316 1,344
Utah a 756 1,188 722 1,217 674 1,199
Vermont 471 1,248 446 1,261 431 1,248
Virginia a 2,272 1,312 2,197 1,352 2,053 1,316
Washington 2,644 1,380 2,567 1,386 2,311 1,389
West Virginia 801 1,543 810 1,592 759 1,512
Wisconsin 2,304 1,076 2,242 1,112 2,123 1,053
Wyoming 297 1,050 276 1,088 239 1,064
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 7 1,195 4 1,339 7 1,382
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. The Social Security Administration identifies persons as potential participants; the state makes final Medicaid determinations.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 51. Section 1619 participants and their average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2009
Characteristic Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants
Number Percent Average earnings (dollars) Number Percent Average earnings (dollars)
All participants 11,900 100.0 1,262 91,534 100.0 1,327
Age
Under 18 66 0.6 1,198 241 0.3 --
18–21 1,111 9.3 1,232 2,658 2.9 1,276
22–25 1,977 16.6 1,234 11,063 12.1 1,337
26–29 1,469 12.3 1,265 12,389 13.5 1,428
30–39 2,777 23.3 1,267 22,749 24.9 1,372
40–49 2,448 20.6 1,281 20,496 22.4 1,302
50–59 1,630 13.7 1,276 14,452 15.8 1,304
60–64 337 2.8 1,285 4,129 4.5 1,182
65 or older 85 0.7 1,255 3,357 3.7 999
Sex
Male 6,240 52.4 1,271 47,442 51.8 1,357
Female 5,660 47.6 1,252 44,092 48.2 1,296
Earned income a
Wages 11,547 97.0 1,265 88,225 96.4 1,342
Self-employment income 437 3.7 1,189 4,127 4.5 1,079
Earnings (dollars)
Less than 400 . . . . . . . . . 10,311 11.3 267
400–499 . . . . . . . . . 5,749 6.3 439
500–599 . . . . . . . . . 7,059 7.7 536
600–699 . . . . . . . . . 6,951 7.6 635
700–799 . . . . . . . . . 5,661 6.2 736
800–899 . . . . . . . . . 4,823 5.3 833
900–999 3 c 993 3,624 4.0 934
1,000–1,099 2,214 18.6 1,049 3,571 3.9 1,026
1,100–1,199 2,318 19.5 1,136 2,030 2.2 1,137
1,200–1,299 2,753 23.1 1,231 2,460 2.7 1,231
1,300–1,399 2,106 17.7 1,335 1,703 1.9 1,337
1,400 or more 2,506 21.1 1,540 37,592 41.1 2,266
Unearned income a
None 11,042 92.8 1,265 34,044 37.2 2,118
Social Security benefits 263 2.2 1,211 53,215 58.1 771
Other pensions 17 0.1 1,214 461 0.5 1,290
Income based on need 6 0.1 1,167 69 0.1 1,796
Asset income 219 1.8 1,271 2,748 3.0 1,247
Other 370 3.1 1,202 4,602 5.0 1,519
Work incentives a
Plan to achieve self-support (PASSb 82 0.7 1,703 0 0 0
Impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) 222 1.9 1,370 1,146 1.3 1,189
Blind work expenses (BWE) 1 c 1,280 493 0.5 1,949
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: -- = not available; . . . = not applicable.
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 they may benefit from more than one work incentive provision.
b. Includes 6 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
c. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 52. Percentage distribution of section 1619 participants aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2009
Diagnostic group All blind and disabled recipients Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants
Total
Number 4,451,288 11,749 87,936
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.8 0.8 1.0
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.0 1.6 1.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.5 1.6 1.7
Injuries 2.6 1.9 2.3
Mental disorders
Retardation 20.7 29.5 28.4
Schizophrenia 9.4 7.5 7.3
Other 28.7 29.0 25.6
Neoplasms 1.3 1.1 1.5
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.4 0.8 0.8
Circulatory system 4.3 1.6 1.8
Digestive system 1.0 0.5 0.7
Genitourinary system 1.0 1.2 1.2
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 11.3 5.4 6.3
Nervous system and sense organs a 7.8 10.2 11.0
Respiratory system 2.0 1.1 1.1
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.2 0.1
Other 0.3 0.4 0.3
Unknown 3.8 5.3 7.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Most disabled recipients classified as blind are included in this category. A few blind recipients with a primary impairment other than diseases of the eye are coded in other categories. Also, a few recipients are classified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the definition of blindness.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 53. Recipients benefiting from specified work incentives, by state or other area and provision, December 2009
State or area Plan to achieve self-support (PASSa Impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) Blind work expenses (BWE)
All areas 1,457 3,862 1,643
Alabama 20 92 28
Alaska 0 0 3
Arizona 10 48 16
Arkansas 10 33 14
California 328 183 249
Colorado 8 25 18
Connecticut 12 57 28
Delaware 0 26 4
District of Columbia b 3 b
Florida 38 218 67
Georgia 16 194 36
Hawaii 3 7 4
Idaho 4 4 6
Illinois 40 123 40
Indiana 25 62 29
Iowa 88 31 28
Kansas 35 225 22
Kentucky 39 52 25
Louisiana 3 54 21
Maine 44 14 8
Maryland 3 122 26
Massachusetts 122 103 144
Michigan 54 68 38
Minnesota 48 77 31
Mississippi 10 19 16
Missouri 53 68 22
Montana 9 8 4
Nebraska 23 19 11
Nevada 5 9 9
New Hampshire 11 21 3
New Jersey 11 137 32
New Mexico 3 34 9
New York 81 358 131
North Carolina 40 195 74
North Dakota 3 6 4
Ohio 24 67 54
Oklahoma 9 45 7
Oregon 12 22 12
Pennsylvania 19 146 56
Rhode Island 9 10 8
South Carolina 15 38 18
South Dakota 9 9 b
Tennessee 13 49 21
Texas 34 219 120
Utah b 23 10
Vermont 28 5 b
Virginia 14 299 39
Washington 6 68 32
West Virginia 14 31 11
Wisconsin 50 136 50
Wyoming 0 0 0
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0 b
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 375 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
b. Suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 54. Recipients benefiting from specified work incentives, by selected characteristics and provision, December 2009
Characteristic Plan to achieve self-support (PASSa Impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) Blind work expenses (BWE)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,457 100.0 3,862 100.0 1,643 100.0
Age
Under 18 2 0.1 3 0.1 3 0.2
18–21 71 4.9 212 5.5 40 2.4
22–25 153 10.5 638 16.5 171 10.4
26–29 155 10.6 658 17.0 213 13.0
30–39 320 22.0 1,018 26.4 469 28.5
40–49 413 28.3 689 17.8 358 21.8
50–59 282 19.4 434 11.2 269 16.4
60–64 51 3.5 133 3.4 74 4.5
65 or older 10 0.7 77 2.0 46 2.8
Sex
Male 612 42.0 2,120 54.9 905 55.1
Female 845 58.0 1,742 45.1 738 44.9
Earned income b
Wages 353 24.2 3,773 97.7 1,577 96.0
Self-employment income 83 5.7 112 2.9 84 5.1
Earnings (dollars)
None 1,037 71.2 0 0 0 0
65 or less 33 2.3 368 9.5 138 8.4
66–99 6 0.4 145 3.8 45 2.7
100–199 35 2.4 478 12.4 133 8.1
200–299 30 2.1 417 10.8 105 6.4
300–399 29 2.0 389 10.1 97 5.9
400–499 23 1.6 350 9.1 69 4.2
500–599 47 3.2 335 8.7 76 4.6
600–699 42 2.9 234 6.1 72 4.4
700–799 29 2.0 179 4.6 48 2.9
800–899 39 2.7 170 4.4 43 2.6
900–999 15 1.0 103 2.7 45 2.7
1,000–1,099 25 1.7 95 2.5 57 3.5
1,100–1,199 6 0.4 54 1.4 41 2.5
1,200–1,299 9 0.6 72 1.9 71 4.3
1,300–1,399 3 0.2 41 1.1 42 2.6
1,400 or more 49 3.4 432 11.2 561 34.1
Unearned income b
None 251 17.2 1,663 43.1 882 53.7
Social Security benefits 1,162 79.8 2,030 52.6 703 42.8
Other pensions 9 0.6 20 0.5 5 0.3
Income based on need 0 0 2 0.1 0 0
Asset income 39 2.7 149 3.9 57 3.5
Other 63 4.3 149 3.9 43 2.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 375 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
b. 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.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 55. Percentage distribution of recipients benefiting from specified work incentives, by diagnostic group and provision, December 2009
Diagnostic group All blind and disabled recipients Plan to achieve self-support (PASSa Impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) Blind work expenses (BWE)
Total
Number 4,451,288 1,457 3,862 1,643
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.8 0.7 3.0 1.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.0 1.3 0.5 0.1
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.5 1.3 0.7 0
Injuries 2.6 3.9 2.3 0.1
Mental disorders
Retardation 20.7 4.3 48.4 2.2
Schizophrenia 9.4 8.6 3.4 0.1
Other 28.7 31.8 14.0 0.2
Neoplasms 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.2
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.4 0.8 0.3 0
Circulatory system 4.3 1.4 0.9 1.0
Digestive system 1.0 0.6 0.1 0
Genitourinary system 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.2
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 11.3 7.6 2.2 0.2
Nervous system and sense organs b 7.8 13.1 14.3 84.5
Respiratory system 2.0 0.6 0.6 0.1
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.1 c 0
Other 0.3 0.4 0.3 0
Unknown 3.8 22.2 8.2 10.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 375 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
b. Most disabled recipients classified as blind are included in this category. A few blind recipients with a primary impairment other than diseases of the eye are coded in other categories. Also, a few recipients are classified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the definition of blindness.
c. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 56. Percentage distribution of recipients with income excluded under specified work incentives, by amount excluded and provision, December 2009
Amount excluded (dollars) Plan to achieve self-support (PASSa Impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) Blind work expenses (BWE)
Total
Number 1,082 3,862 1,643
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 25 0.5 18.2 17.9
25–49 1.2 20.8 10.3
50–99 1.7 31.6 12.7
100–199 4.6 18.1 18.1
200–299 5.7 5.6 11.2
300–499 19.8 3.6 13.0
500–599 10.4 0.7 4.1
600–699 13.7 0.4 3.0
700–799 10.4 0.2 2.0
800–899 8.1 0.1 1.7
900–999 7.1 0.1 1.3
1,000 or more 16.8 0.6 4.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Data do not include plans to achieve self-support that exclude only resources.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.