Children Receiving SSI, December 2003

 
Table 16. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments subject to deeming, by factors affecting parental deemed income, December 2003
Deeming factors All children living
with parent(s)
Children living with—
One parent Two parents
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 838,220 100.0 618,030 73.7 220,190 26.3
No deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 666,100 100.0 519,990 100.0 146,110 100.0
No parental income 310,680 46.6 274,530 52.8 36,150 24.7
Parent(s) receive public income-maintenance payments 107,090 16.1 90,980 17.5 16,110 11.0
Income less than deeming allocations a 20,930 3.1 14,760 2.8 6,170 4.2
Income less than exclusions b 227,400 34.1 139,720 26.9 87,680 60.0
Deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 172,120 100.0 98,040 100.0 74,080 100.0
Parent(s) with—
Earned income only 131,440 76.4 75,930 77.4 55,510 74.9
Unearned income only 19,210 11.2 14,020 14.3 5,190 7.0
Both earned and unearned income 17,690 10.3 5,950 6.1 11,740 15.8
Manually computed deemed income 3,780 2.2 2,140 2.2 1,640 2.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Includes allocations for ineligible children and SSI-eligible aliens sponsored by parents.
b. Includes $65 and one-half of the remaining earned income exclusion, $20 general income exclusion, and parental living allowance.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.