Recipients Who Work

Table 30.
By selected months, 1976–2004
Blind and disabled recipients who work

All blind
and disabled
recipients a

Total

Receiving
SSI b

Section 1619(b)
participants

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

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

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
--

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

5,395,935
5,500,481
5,618,506
5,740,683
5,850,359

360,427
346,110
340,910
323,682
328,204

276,855
269,655
258,733
252,585
254,523

83,572
76,455
82,177
71,097
73,681

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

2003
March
June
September
December

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

Month
December
1976
1977
1978
1979

2004
March
June
September
December

5,796,837
5,834,265
5,869,004
5,850,359

321,030
323,624
328,831
328,204

251,498
250,726
253,174
254,523

69,532
72,898
75,657
73,681

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.

File available from:
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SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2004/

Recipients Who Work

who work

Total as a
percentage
of all blind
and disabled recipients
3.4
3.8
3.9
4.1
4.3
4.4
4.7
4.8
---5.9
6.2
6.5
6.5
6.2
6.0
5.8
5.8
5.8
5.9
6.2
6.2
6.4
6.7
6.3
6.1
5.6
5.6

6.1
6.2
6.2
6.1

5.9
5.8
5.7
5.6

ormat), 100 percent data.

5.5
5.5
5.6
5.6

Recipients Who Work
Table 31.
Recipients participating in section 1619(a) or section 1619(b), selected months, 1982–2004
Section 1619(a)

Section 1619(b) a

Number

Percentage change
from prior period

Number

287
392
--

...
36.6
--

5,515
5,165
--

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

--14,559
19,920
25,655

--...
36.8
28.8

--15,632
15,625
18,254

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

27,542
22,100
17,271
17,132
17,114

7.9
-19.8
-21.9
-0.8
-0.1

83,572
76,455
82,177
71,097
73,681

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

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

2004
March
June
September
December

16,879
16,587
16,892
17,114

-1.5
-1.7
1.8
1.3

69,532
72,898
75,657
73,681

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.

File available from:
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Recipients Who Work

ths, 1982–2004
Section 1619(b)

a

Percentage change
from prior period
...
-6.3
---...
0
16.8
28.8
15.9
16.1
11.5
15.3
15.5
10.4
10.0
4.3
16.3
20.7
-8.5
7.5
-13.5
3.6

-5.0
6.5
6.5
-0.2

-9.3
-3.4
2.2
-3.4

-2.2
4.8
3.8
-2.6

rd format), 100 percent data.

rnings below the increased SGA level
This change in status is reflected in the
ber 2003.

Recipients Who Work
Table 32.
By state or other area, December 2004
Total

Section 1619(a)
participants

Section 1619(b)
participants

328,204

17,115

73,681

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

3,850
601
3,555
3,611
43,491

250
32
206
152
3,788

903
178
944
778
7,216

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

3,875
3,828
834
653
11,435

163
144
42
60
697

809
1,056
246
239
3,248

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

7,010
799
1,715
13,370
5,721

338
62
91
701
253

1,558
203
470
2,875
1,434

6,614
4,017
4,681
5,505
2,210

185
152
238
335
96

1,419
930
1,141
1,464
662

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

5,689
9,610
13,992
9,679
3,081

310
582
606
262
194

1,241
2,979
3,124
2,150
785

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

7,157
1,738
2,981
1,498
1,257

257
49
79
78
63

1,717
383
579
392
339

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

7,594
2,110
30,114
7,772
1,358

321
100
1,617
292
37

1,752
568
6,242
1,629
319

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

16,741
3,731
3,885
15,083
1,623

677
143
125
775
85

3,072
676
945
3,587
367

State or area
All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

4,734
2,096
5,216
13,583
2,137

136
60
256
643
79

858
458
1,178
3,342
471

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,183
6,451
5,721
2,069
10,167
763

62
321
421
127
341
29

378
1,554
1,721
525
2,351
222

16

3

4

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2004
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Recipients Who Work

Other blind and disabled
recipients who work
237,408
2,697
391
2,405
2,681
32,487
2,903
2,628
546
354
7,490
5,114
534
1,154
9,794
4,034
5,010
2,935
3,302
3,706
1,452
4,138
6,049
10,262
7,267
2,102
5,183
1,306
2,323
1,028
855
5,521
1,442
22,255
5,851
1,002
12,992
2,912
2,815
10,721
1,171

d format), 100 percent data.

3,740
1,578
3,782
9,598
1,587
743
4,576
3,579
1,417
7,475
512

9

Recipients Who Work
Table 33.
Recipients benefiting from specified work incentives, by state or other area, December 2004
Plans for achieving
self-support (PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses (IRWE)

1,598

6,874

31
6
12
25
463

164
4
87
75
590

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

12
5
0
b
45

21
128
36
b
350

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

30
9
18
33
15

213
9
10
229
119

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

20
12
57
8
27

58
286
99
140
33

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

9
87
51
33
10

202
184
132
140
37

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

18
24
13
4
9

148
11
28
25
28

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

13
0
117
74
5

196
69
521
337
8

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

41
6
20
17
9

116
81
42
329
10

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

19
11
15
25
3

75
18
142
330
58

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

21
16
31
10
57
0

5
522
93
34
296
4

b

b

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 401 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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Recipients Who Work

area, December 2004
Blind work
expenses (BWE)
2,827
38
b
24
24
409
35
23
12
3
107
55
12
3
69
42
69
35
45
47
13
42
244
103
51
43
41
11
14
13
11
48
14
203
125
4
101
24
33
121
13

ct Record format), 100 percent data.

33
4
47
182
15
3
73
46
19
76
3

b