Children Receiving SSI, 2005

 
Table 16. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments subject to deeming, by factors affecting parental deemed income, December 2005
Deeming factors All children living
with parent(s)
Children living with—
One parent Two parents
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 908,610 100.0 681,810 75.0 226,800 25.0
No deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 757,470 100.0 592,150 100.0 165,320 100.0
No parental income 349,000 46.1 308,430 52.1 40,570 24.5
Parent(s) receive public income-maintenance payments 101,460 13.4 86,160 14.6 15,300 9.3
Income less than deeming allocations a 30,380 4.0 22,980 3.9 7,400 4.5
Income less than exclusions b 276,630 36.5 174,580 29.5 102,050 61.7
Deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal 151,140 100.0 89,660 100.0 61,480 100.0
Parent(s) with—
Earned income only 112,770 74.6 66,860 74.6 45,910 74.7
Unearned income only 20,570 13.6 15,590 17.4 4,980 8.1
Both earned and unearned income 15,100 10.0 5,360 6.0 9,740 15.8
Manually computed deemed income 2,700 1.8 1,850 2.1 850 1.4
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 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.children@ssa.gov.