Children Receiving SSI, 2004

 
Table 10. Number and percentage distribution of adult recipients who first became eligible for SSI before age 18, by year of first eligibility and age in December 2004
Year of first eligibility All ages Age in December 2004
18–21 22–29 30–39 40 or older a
Total
Number 642,960 197,780 247,040 135,590 62,550
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1974–1976 11.6 . . . 0.3 23.9 65.7
1977–1980 12.4 . . . 7.8 29.9 31.4
1981–1984 11.5 1.9 15.7 21.5 3.0
1985–1989 16.9 19.0 18.7 18.5 . . .
1990–1994 31.1 41.0 44.9 6.1 . . .
1995–1999 12.0 23.9 12.2 . . . . . .
2000–2004 4.5 14.2 0.3 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Those under age 18 in 1974 would be no older than 48 in 2004.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.