Children Receiving SSI, 2004

 
Table 11. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments and average monthly amount of child's income, by type of income, December 2004
Type of income Number Percent Average monthly
amount (dollars)
Total 992,690 100.0 . . .
No earned or unearned income a 716,210 72.1 . . .
With income b 276,480 27.9 207
Earned income only 1,910 0.2 363
Unearned income only 273,540 27.6 204
Both earned and unearned income 1,030 0.1 509
With unearned income c 274,570 27.7 204
Social Security 70,230 7.1 196
Veterans' 1,360 0.1 87
Income based on need 10,050 1.0 324
Support from absent parents 125,260 12.6 200
Asset income 14,010 1.4 1
Other 5,010 0.5 531
In-kind income 74,360 7.5 152
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. The percentage of children receiving the full federal benefit rate, as shown in Table 6, 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.children@ssa.gov.