SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2005

 

Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work

Chart 3. Percentage distribution, by age, December 2005

Over one-third of the working recipients in December 2005 were under age 30, and 23 percent were aged 30–39. Only 21 percent were aged 50 or older.

Pie chart with 5 slices, showing age under 22 equals 11%, age 22 to 29 equals 24%, age 30 to 39 equals 23%, age 40 to 49 equals 22%, and age 50 or older equals 21%.
SOURCE: Table 7.
NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.
Chart 4. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, December 2005

A large majority of working SSI recipients aged 18–64 in December 2005 were disabled because of a mental impairment. Forty-two percent were diagnosed with mental retardation and 25 percent with other mental disorders. Nine percent had diseases of the nervous system and sense organs, mostly blindness.

Pie chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 3.
NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.
Chart 5. Percentage distribution, by monthly earnings, December 2005

Two out of three working recipients earned less than $500 in December 2005. This amount would not affect their status as disabled, since it is less than the substantial gainful activity level of $830 for 2005. One out of seven earned $1,000 or more. This proportion includes those receiving special cash benefits, or special Medicaid status, under section 1619.

Pie chart with 5 slices, showing earnings of $65 or less equals 23%, $66 to $199 equals 18%, $200 to $499 equals 24%, $500 to $999 equals 20%, and $1,000 or more equals 15%.
SOURCE: Table 7.
NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.
Table 6. Number participating in section 1619(a) or 1619(b) and others who work, by state or other area, December 2005
State or area Total Section 1619(a)
participants
Section 1619(b)
participants
Other
recipients
who work
All areas 336,570 17,621 78,205 240,744
Alabama 4,059 290 1,002 2,767
Alaska 597 25 186 386
Arizona 3,919 260 1,126 2,533
Arkansas 3,700 147 785 2,768
California 44,807 3,970 8,254 32,583
Colorado 4,016 171 848 2,997
Connecticut 3,825 135 1,051 2,639
Delaware 890 43 251 596
District of Columbia 720 68 251 401
Florida 12,752 865 3,836 8,051
Georgia 7,145 332 1,640 5,173
Hawaii 893 62 272 559
Idaho 1,892 95 520 1,277
Illinois 13,534 753 3,044 9,737
Indiana 5,755 229 1,462 4,064
Iowa 6,690 177 1,496 5,017
Kansas 4,101 128 949 3,024
Kentucky 4,749 275 1,150 3,324
Louisiana 5,271 329 1,370 3,572
Maine 2,160 98 636 1,426
Maryland 6,032 305 1,429 4,298
Massachusetts 9,505 601 2,957 5,947
Michigan 13,526 535 3,042 9,949
Minnesota 9,976 261 2,215 7,500
Mississippi 3,088 208 805 2,075
Missouri 7,299 260 1,774 5,265
Montana 1,805 48 405 1,352
Nebraska 3,046 95 590 2,361
Nevada 1,689 95 428 1,166
New Hampshire 1,283 45 367 871
New Jersey 7,683 315 1,868 5,500
New Mexico 2,259 114 626 1,519
New York 30,609 1,585 6,731 22,293
North Carolina 8,202 323 1,792 6,087
North Dakota 1,346 29 330 987
Ohio 16,792 602 3,120 13,070
Oklahoma 3,971 150 798 3,023
Oregon 4,064 129 1,005 2,930
Pennsylvania 15,472 745 3,844 10,883
Rhode Island 1,683 77 402 1,204
South Carolina 4,883 171 879 3,833
South Dakota 2,061 52 457 1,552
Tennessee 5,210 237 1,182 3,791
Texas 14,113 705 3,559 9,849
Utah 2,263 81 519 1,663
Vermont 1,157 64 379 714
Virginia 6,852 362 1,700 4,790
Washington 6,042 481 1,902 3,659
West Virginia 2,166 141 549 1,476
Wisconsin 10,171 319 2,199 7,653
Wyoming 836 31 220 585
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 11 3 3 5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 7. Number and percentage who work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2005
Characteristic Number Percent Average
earnings
(dollars)
Total 336,570 100.0 500
Age
Under 18 3,314 1.0 404
18–21 32,658 9.7 465
22–29 79,819 23.7 544
30–39 76,150 22.6 533
40–49 72,837 21.6 512
50–59 46,716 13.9 460
60–64 13,147 3.9 403
65 or older 11,929 3.5 311
Sex
Male 179,586 53.4 503
Female 156,984 46.6 497
Earned income a
Wages 317,589 94.4 513
Self-employment 20,467 6.1 336
Earnings (dollars)
65 or less 76,605 22.8 50
66–99 16,012 4.8 82
100–199 43,089 12.8 137
200–299 32,838 9.8 234
300–399 25,897 7.7 333
400–499 22,552 6.7 433
500–599 20,589 6.1 528
600–699 16,807 5.0 630
700–799 12,303 3.7 732
800–899 10,980 3.3 828
900–999 7,416 2.2 932
1,000 or more 51,482 15.3 1,646
Unearned income a
None 170,583 50.7 586
Social Security 146,252 43.5 387
Other pensions 2,465 0.7 337
Income based on need 167 0 725
Asset income 17,656 5.2 432
Other 13,902 4.1 610
Work incentives a
Section 1619(a) 17,621 5.2 1,111
Section 1619(b) 78,205 23.2 1,118
Plans for achieving self-support b 419 0.1 840
Impairment-related work expenses 6,310 1.9 526
Blind work expenses 2,552 0.8 969
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 plan for achieving self-support (PASS). See Tables 14–17 for data on all recipients with a PASS.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.