SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2005

 

Section 1619 Participants

Chart 6. Percentage distribution, by state, December 2005

The state distribution of section 1619 cases mirrors that for all working recipients in Chart 2. Proportions of section 1619 cases were higher in the Midwest and lower in the South.

Map linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 9.
Chart 7. Percentage distribution, by age, December 2005

Recipients who benefit from section 1619(a) are younger than those who benefit from 1619(b).

Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 12.
Chart 8. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, December 2005

As with all working recipients, the majority of the section 1619 participants were diagnosed with a mental disorder. Two-thirds of participants under section 1619(a) and three-fifths of participants under section 1619(b) had either mental retardation or other mental disorders.

Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 13.
Table 8. Number and percentage change from prior period, selected months, 1982–2005
Month Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants a
Number Percentage
change from
prior period
Number Percentage
change from
prior period
December
1982 287 . . . 5,515 . . .
1983 392 36.6 5,165 -6.3
1984 -- -- -- --
1985 -- -- -- --
1986 -- -- -- --
1987 14,559 . . . 15,632 . . .
1988 19,920 36.8 15,625 0
1989 25,655 28.8 18,254 16.8
1990 13,994 -45.5 23,517 28.8
1991 15,531 11.0 27,264 15.9
1992 17,603 13.3 31,649 16.1
1993 20,028 13.8 35,299 11.5
1994 24,315 21.4 40,683 15.3
1995 28,060 15.4 47,002 15.5
1996 31,085 10.8 51,905 10.4
1997 34,673 11.5 57,089 10.0
1998 37,271 7.5 59,542 4.3
1999 25,528 -31.5 69,265 16.3
2000 27,542 7.9 83,572 20.7
2001 22,100 -19.8 76,455 -8.5
2002 17,271 -21.9 82,177 7.5
2003 17,130 -0.8 71,097 -13.5
2004 17,115 -0.1 73,681 3.6
2005 17,621 3.0 78,205 6.1
2003
March 16,771 -2.9 74,558 -9.3
June 16,539 -1.4 72,016 -3.4
September 16,562 0.1 73,576 2.2
December 17,130 3.4 71,097 -3.4
2004
March 16,879 -1.5 69,532 -2.2
June 16,587 -1.7 72,898 4.8
September 16,891 1.8 75,657 3.8
December 17,115 1.3 73,681 -2.6
2005
March 17,082 -0.2 74,247 0.8
June 17,655 3.4 79,368 6.9
September 17,874 1.2 80,134 1.0
December 17,621 -1.4 78,205 -2.4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: When the substantial gainful activity (SGA) level is periodically raised, SSI recipients with earnings below the increased SGA level become eligible for regular SSI benefits rather than the special cash payments under section 1619(a). This can lead to decreases in the number of 1619(a) participants.
. . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
a. Includes blind participants. Of the 75,583 participants in December 2005, 1,228 were blind.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 9. Ranking of state or other area, by section 1619 participants as a percentage of all blind and disabled recipients in state aged 18–64, December 2005
State or area Ranking All blind
and disabled
recipients a
Section 1619 participants
Number Percent
All areas 4,158,453 92,950 2.24
North Dakota 1 5,474 353 6.45
South Dakota 2 8,079 495 6.13
Wyoming 3 4,308 247 5.73
Iowa 4 30,922 1,652 5.34
Minnesota 5 48,104 2,433 5.06
Vermont 6 9,379 431 4.60
Nebraska 7 15,594 671 4.30
Montana 8 10,816 443 4.10
Wisconsin 9 61,877 2,469 3.99
Kansas 10 26,583 1,043 3.92
Idaho 11 15,493 606 3.91
Utah 12 15,127 585 3.87
New Hampshire 13 10,399 402 3.87
Connecticut 14 34,097 1,166 3.42
Delaware 15 8,295 283 3.41
Massachusetts 16 108,545 3,444 3.17
Washington 17 76,381 2,319 3.04
Maine 18 23,886 718 3.01
Maryland 19 56,490 1,694 3.00
Alaska 20 7,033 204 2.90
Colorado 21 35,530 1,001 2.82
Nevada 22 18,558 507 2.73
Oregon 23 40,585 1,101 2.71
New Jersey 24 81,219 2,116 2.61
Hawaii 25 12,843 326 2.54
Indiana 26 66,968 1,661 2.48
Virginia 27 81,394 2,017 2.48
Missouri 28 79,844 1,974 2.47
Rhode Island 29 19,273 465 2.41
District of Columbia 30 12,821 304 2.37
New York 31 342,309 8,081 2.36
Arizona 32 58,328 1,341 2.30
Michigan 33 151,213 3,473 2.30
Illinois 34 159,328 3,657 2.30
New Mexico 35 31,416 708 2.25
Pennsylvania 36 202,597 4,485 2.21
Florida 37 204,821 4,530 2.21
Ohio 38 174,435 3,619 2.07
California 39 598,454 11,678 1.95
Oklahoma 40 51,138 921 1.80
North Carolina 41 115,687 2,061 1.78
Louisiana 42 93,942 1,650 1.76
Arkansas 43 54,505 890 1.63
South Carolina 44 62,895 1,017 1.62
Texas 45 256,784 4,128 1.61
Georgia 46 119,503 1,911 1.60
Northern Mariana Islands 47 384 6 1.56
Mississippi 48 72,173 981 1.36
Tennessee 49 103,983 1,368 1.32
Alabama 50 101,533 1,259 1.24
West Virginia 51 56,459 677 1.20
Kentucky 52 120,649 1,379 1.14
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 10. Section 1619(a) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months, 2004–2005
State or area December 2004 September 2005 December 2005
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
All areas 17,115 1,076 17,874 1,081 17,621 1,111
Alabama 250 1,037 284 1,029 290 1,074
Alaska 32 1,133 30 1,006 25 1,039
Arizona 206 1,044 240 1,059 260 1,084
Arkansas 152 1,013 150 1,028 147 1,083
California 3,788 1,181 4,117 1,194 3,970 1,221
Colorado 163 1,044 175 1,029 171 1,060
Connecticut 144 1,042 135 1,022 135 1,054
Delaware 42 1,032 47 1,044 43 1,076
District of Columbia 60 1,040 61 1,038 68 1,050
Florida 697 1,030 823 1,034 865 1,065
Georgia 338 1,014 332 1,033 332 1,068
Hawaii 62 1,033 65 1,052 62 1,085
Idaho 91 1,062 84 1,038 95 1,085
Illinois 701 1,024 736 1,035 753 1,058
Indiana 253 1,040 236 1,037 229 1,066
Iowa 185 1,051 171 1,055 177 1,076
Kansas 152 1,068 121 1,061 128 1,077
Kentucky 238 1,031 260 1,056 275 1,088
Louisiana 335 1,032 347 1,034 329 1,083
Maine 96 1,080 98 1,060 98 1,095
Maryland 310 1,041 301 1,050 305 1,082
Massachusetts 582 1,082 595 1,086 601 1,130
Michigan 606 1,033 562 1,041 535 1,057
Minnesota 262 1,059 264 1,038 261 1,066
Mississippi 194 1,017 199 1,023 208 1,050
Missouri 257 1,043 272 1,041 260 1,074
Montana 49 1,034 53 1,045 48 1,086
Nebraska 79 1,045 96 1,050 95 1,117
Nevada 78 1,065 90 1,040 95 1,063
New Hampshire 63 1,057 48 1,041 45 1,097
New Jersey 321 1,037 352 1,047 315 1,086
New Mexico 100 1,024 120 1,019 114 1,065
New York 1,617 1,086 1,643 1,087 1,585 1,121
North Carolina 292 1,019 333 1,026 323 1,052
North Dakota 37 1,032 26 1,024 29 1,048
Ohio 677 1,041 660 1,038 602 1,070
Oklahoma 143 1,022 154 1,038 150 1,066
Oregon 125 1,038 133 1,053 129 1,098
Pennsylvania 775 1,041 738 1,040 745 1,064
Rhode Island 85 1,099 87 1,067 77 1,102
South Carolina 136 1,030 158 1,037 171 1,071
South Dakota 60 1,063 50 1,014 52 1,052
Tennessee 256 1,047 250 1,042 237 1,079
Texas 643 1,024 714 1,031 705 1,062
Utah 79 1,023 75 1,036 81 1,105
Vermont 62 1,097 56 1,081 64 1,097
Virginia 321 1,043 359 1,036 362 1,069
Washington 421 1,056 476 1,055 481 1,081
West Virginia 127 1,039 152 1,072 141 1,093
Wisconsin 341 1,050 316 1,049 319 1,080
Wyoming 29 1,034 27 1,001 31 1,053
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 3 945 3 1,018 3 1,018
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 11. Section 1619(b) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months, 2004–2005
State or area December 2004 September 2005 December 2005
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
All areas 73,681 1,070 80,134 1,107 78,205 1,118
Alabama 903 1,110 1,040 1,096 1,002 1,121
Alaska a 178 1,183 187 1,249 186 1,222
Arizona 944 1,104 1,134 1,164 1,126 1,171
Arkansas 778 1,004 827 1,029 785 1,052
California 7,216 1,399 7,961 1,439 8,254 1,420
Colorado 809 1,021 879 1,138 848 1,148
Connecticut a 1,056 979 1,131 1,034 1,051 1,043
Delaware 246 1,123 265 1,201 251 1,224
District of Columbia 239 1,441 242 1,438 251 1,429
Florida 3,248 1,094 3,861 1,121 3,836 1,161
Georgia 1,558 1,055 1,688 1,100 1,640 1,110
Hawaii a 203 1,148 270 1,210 272 1,246
Idaho a 470 957 539 1,008 520 980
Illinois a 2,875 1,078 3,187 1,107 3,044 1,095
Indiana a 1,434 944 1,522 966 1,462 973
Iowa 1,419 819 1,519 847 1,496 843
Kansas a 930 867 986 929 949 951
Kentucky 1,141 1,069 1,189 1,164 1,150 1,155
Louisiana 1,464 1,001 1,421 1,052 1,370 1,071
Maine 662 988 706 985 636 1,000
Maryland 1,241 1,131 1,459 1,181 1,429 1,189
Massachusetts 2,979 1,200 3,046 1,210 2,957 1,240
Michigan 3,124 989 3,212 1,026 3,042 1,024
Minnesota a 2,150 863 2,338 922 2,215 935
Mississippi 785 1,123 862 1,104 805 1,125
Missouri a 1,717 879 1,841 900 1,774 917
Montana 383 876 424 880 405 906
Nebraska a 579 933 581 951 590 919
Nevada a 392 1,211 426 1,244 428 1,278
New Hampshire a 339 985 375 984 367 1,023
New Jersey 1,752 1,166 1,906 1,185 1,868 1,182
New Mexico 568 1,080 647 1,109 626 1,089
New York 6,242 1,221 6,791 1,247 6,731 1,270
North Carolina 1,629 1,009 1,814 1,036 1,792 1,054
North Dakota a 319 815 335 881 330 879
Ohio a 3,072 950 3,256 974 3,120 965
Oklahoma a 676 840 789 898 798 900
Oregon a 945 900 1,036 939 1,005 916
Pennsylvania 3,587 1,025 4,003 1,074 3,844 1,082
Rhode Island 367 1,105 410 1,136 402 1,112
South Carolina 858 945 903 981 879 984
South Dakota 458 776 453 798 457 849
Tennessee 1,178 1,085 1,303 1,107 1,182 1,101
Texas 3,342 1,008 3,675 1,042 3,559 1,054
Utah a 471 889 525 965 519 980
Vermont 378 946 365 964 379 1,083
Virginia a 1,554 1,043 1,767 1,118 1,700 1,113
Washington 1,721 1,116 1,895 1,143 1,902 1,163
West Virginia 525 1,140 563 1,184 549 1,197
Wisconsin 2,351 884 2,338 907 2,199 925
Wyoming 222 827 238 894 220 887
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 4 1,080 4 906 3 808
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. The Social Security Administration identifies persons as potential participants; the state makes final Medicaid determinations.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 12. Number and average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2005
Characteristic Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
Number Average
earnings
(dollars)
All participants 17,621 1,111 78,205 1,118
Age
Under 18 135 1,059 185 --
18–21 2,139 1,072 3,176 1,255
22–29 4,752 1,104 19,252 1,167
30–39 4,358 1,119 20,653 1,112
40–49 3,774 1,127 19,234 1,095
50–59 1,982 1,120 10,379 1,107
60–64 362 1,137 2,889 1,003
65 or older 119 1,132 2,437 926
Sex
Male 9,750 1,122 40,782 1,144
Female 7,871 1,098 37,423 1,089
Earned income a
Wages 17,148 1,113 75,876 1,125
Self-employment 586 1,065 2,997 1,036
Earnings (dollars)
Less than 400 . . . . . . 9,954 268
400–499 . . . . . . 6,106 436
500–599 . . . . . . 7,205 529
600–699 . . . . . . 6,791 630
700–899 1,062 879 9,947 775
900–1,199 10,849 1,017 7,757 1,011
1,200 or more 5,710 1,334 30,445 1,920
Unearned income a
None 15,809 1,113 24,970 1,784
Social Security 545 1,074 49,837 747
Other pensions 27 1,100 488 994
Income based on need 7 1,043 41 1,312
Asset income 736 1,133 3,693 1,030
Other 563 1,077 3,765 1,259
Work incentives a
Plans for achieving self-support b 176 1,439 0 0
Impairment-related work expenses 446 1,197 1,486 989
Blind work expenses 3 1,869 545 1,503
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: -- = not available; . . . = not applicable.
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. Includes 18 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 13. Percentage distribution of participants aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2005
Diagnostic group All blind
and disabled
recipients
Section 1619(a)
participants
Section 1619(b)
participants
Total
Number 4,082,870 17,367 75,583
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.6 0.7 0.8
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.5 1.8 1.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.6 1.6 1.8
Injuries 2.6 1.8 2.3
Mental disorders
Retardation 21.7 32.3 30.6
Schizophrenia 9.9 8.4 8.6
Other 26.1 25.7 22.6
Neoplasms 1.1 1.1 1.1
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.4 0.6 0.7
Circulatory system 4.5 1.5 1.7
Digestive system 0.9 0.5 0.6
Genitourinary system 1.0 1.0 1.2
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 10.2 3.9 5.3
Nervous system and sense organs a 7.8 10.8 10.4
Respiratory system 2.1 1.0 1.0
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.1 0.1
Other 0.2 0.4 0.3
Unknown 5.6 6.8 9.0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Most disabled recipients classified as blind are included in this category. A few blind recipients with a primary impairment other than diseases of the eye are coded in other categories. Also, a few recipients are classified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the definition of blindness.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.