Recipients Who Work

Table 30.
By selected months, 1976–2003
Blind and disabled recipients who work

All blind
and disabled
recipients a

Total

Receiving
SSI b

Section 1619(b)
participants

Total as a
percentage
of all blind
and disabled
recipients

2,088,242
2,186,771
2,249,025
2,277,859

70,719
83,697
87,697
92,270

70,719
83,697
87,697
92,270

...
...
...
...

3.4
3.8
3.9
4.1

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

2,334,241
2,340,785
2,314,364
2,391,262
2,499,046

99,276
102,632
107,803
113,899
--

99,276
102,632
102,288
108,734
--

...
...
5,515
5,165
--

4.3
4.4
4.7
4.8
--

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

2,633,552
2,795,756
2,945,244
3,046,074
3,172,270

--172,855
189,144
205,837

--157,223
173,519
187,583

--15,632
15,625
18,254

--5.9
6.2
6.5

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

3,386,603
3,681,050
4,126,816
4,544,777
4,870,564

219,932
229,619
248,917
265,649
282,476

196,415
202,355
217,268
230,350
241,793

23,517
27,264
31,649
35,299
40,683

6.5
6.2
6.0
5.8
5.8

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

5,115,014
5,252,991
5,189,724
5,293,829
5,317,861

298,635
308,300
319,855
326,475
340,618

251,633
256,395
262,766
266,933
271,353

47,002
51,905
57,089
59,542
69,265

5.8
5.9
6.2
6.2
6.4

2000
2001
2002
2003

5,395,935
5,500,481
5,618,506
5,740,683

360,427
346,110
340,910
323,682

276,855
269,655
258,733
252,585

83,572
76,455
82,177
71,097

6.7
6.3
6.1
5.6

2001
March
June
September
December

5,423,974
5,448,865
5,493,302
5,500,481

352,940
353,336
353,207
346,110

274,283
275,435
274,664
269,655

78,657
77,901
78,543
76,455

6.5
6.5
6.4
6.3

2002
March
June
September
December

5,538,532
5,573,711
5,620,838
5,618,506

339,430
342,946
348,244
340,910

266,835
265,597
265,871
258,733

72,595
77,349
82,373
82,177

6.1
6.2
6.2
6.1

Month
December
1976
1977
1978
1979

(Continued)

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Recipients Who Work
Table 30.
By selected months, 1976–2003—Continued
Blind and disabled recipients who work

Month
2003
March
June
September
December

All blind
and disabled
recipients a

Total

Receiving
SSI b

Section 1619(b)
participants

Total as a
percentage
of all blind
and disabled
recipients

5,657,353
5,705,871
5,749,384
5,740,683

334,378
329,740
329,195
323,682

259,820
257,724
255,619
252,585

74,558
72,016
73,576
71,097

5.9
5.8
5.7
5.6

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
b. Includes section 1619(a) participants.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 31.
Recipients participating in section 1619(a) or section 1619(b), selected months, 1982–2003
Section 1619(a)

Section 1619(b)

a

Number

Percentage change
from prior period

Number

Percentage change
from prior period

287
392
--

...
36.6
--

5,515
5,165
--

...
-6.3
--

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

--14,559
19,920
25,655

--b
36.8
28.8

--15,632
15,625
18,254

--b
0
16.8

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

13,994
15,531
17,603
20,028
24,315

-45.5
11.0
13.3
13.8
21.4

23,517
27,264
31,649
35,299
40,683

28.8
15.9
16.1
11.5
15.3

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

28,060
31,085
34,673
37,271
25,528

15.4
10.8
11.5
7.5
-31.5

47,002
51,905
57,089
59,542
69,265

15.5
10.4
10.0
4.3
16.3

2000
2001
2002
2003

27,542
22,100
17,271
17,132

7.9
-19.8
-21.9
-0.8

83,572
76,455
82,177
71,097

20.7
-8.5
7.5
-13.5

2001
March
June
September
December

26,775
25,394
25,194
22,100

-2.8
-5.2
-0.8
-12.3

78,657
77,901
78,543
76,455

-5.9
-1.0
0.8
-2.7

2002
March
June
September
December

21,417
20,922
20,275
17,271

-3.1
-2.3
-3.1
-14.8

72,595
77,349
82,373
82,177

-5.0
6.5
6.5
-0.2

2003
March
June
September
December

16,771
16,539
16,562
17,132

-2.9
-1.4
0.1
3.4

74,558
72,016
73,576
71,097

-9.3
-3.4
2.2
-3.4

Month
December
1982
1983
1984

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 change in status is
reflected in the decreases in 1619(a) participants in 1990, June 2001, December 2001, December 2002, and December 2003.
. . . = not applicable; -- = not available..
a. Includes blind participants. Of the 71,097 participants in December 2003, 1,183 were blind.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 32.
By state or other area, December 2003
Total

Section 1619(a)
participants

323,682

17,130

71,089

235,447

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

3,714
574
3,423
3,405
42,178

219
29
209
149
3,568

902
154
879
739
6,497

2,593
391
2,335
2,517
32,113

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

3,931
3,842
804
663
11,080

143
166
36
57
690

807
1,058
242
219
3,174

2,981
2,618
526
387
7,216

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

6,990
746
1,674
12,999
5,713

319
41
69
738
244

1,454
150
423
2,711
1,427

5,217
555
1,182
9,550
4,042

6,567
3,920
4,593
5,454
2,206

197
142
210
375
100

1,487
935
1,125
1,424
643

4,883
2,843
3,258
3,655
1,463

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

5,602
9,671
13,947
9,222
3,054

274
618
598
278
203

1,219
2,876
3,143
2,044
783

4,109
6,177
10,206
6,900
2,068

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

7,163
1,694
2,934
1,329
1,248

263
50
98
66
50

1,709
373
587
302
330

5,191
1,271
2,249
961
868

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

7,605
2,142
29,742
7,674
1,332

327
105
1,665
284
26

1,694
586
5,979
1,576
286

5,584
1,451
22,098
5,814
1,020

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

16,582
3,579
3,826
15,481
1,668

722
139
123
914
85

3,058
566
919
3,623
368

12,802
2,874
2,784
10,944
1,215

State or area
All areas

a

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Section 1619(b) Other blind and disabled
participants
recipients who work

(Continued)

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Table 32.
By state or other area, December 2003—Continued
Total

Section 1619(a)
participants

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

4,786
2,089
5,242
13,594
2,112

162
54
255
713
81

831
472
1,177
3,302
422

3,793
1,563
3,810
9,579
1,609

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,071
6,260
5,594
1,976
10,211
760

52
315
407
124
349
29

351
1,441
1,627
454
2,360
181

668
4,504
3,560
1,398
7,502
550

16

b

b

b

State or area

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

Section 1619(b) Other blind and disabled
participants
recipients who work

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes data not distributed by category.
b. Data are not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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Table 33.
Recipients benefiting from specified work incentives, by state or other area, December 2003
Plans for achieving
self-support (PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses (IRWE)

Blind work
expenses (BWE)

1,705

7,604

3,074

26
4
19
19
511

167
6
92
84
719

29
3
32
31
447

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

11
9
0
b
61

35
171
41
b
357

36
23
9
4
99

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

28
9
17
21
6

256
7
20
283
134

60
9
9
71
42

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

26
23
49
3
34

49
308
108
136
38

73
34
48
53
16

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

16
86
57
40
7

200
210
191
162
40

49
260
90
66
50

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

17
32
12
9
7

157
10
31
19
30

57
10
22
13
11

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

16
b
111
110
7

205
80
609
361
11

42
19
227
117
3

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

38
5
24
18
8

131
80
42
370
9

110
23
35
145
17

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

(Continued)

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Table 33.
Recipients benefiting from specified work incentives, by state or other area, December 2003—Continued
Plans for achieving
self-support (PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses (IRWE)

Blind work
expenses (BWE)

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

11
14
15
31
4

80
16
158
333
59

38
6
54
200
21

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

18
15
36
6
54
b

7
555
109
33
288
5

6
78
58
22
93
b

0

b

b

State or area

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 324 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
b. Data are not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

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