Recipients Who Work

Table 27.
By selected months, 1976–2006
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

2005
2006

5,977,788
6,113,277

336,570
349,420

258,365
260,070

78,205
89,350

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

2005
March
June
September
December

5,919,765
5,946,966
5,966,290
5,977,788

325,357
333,089
337,325
336,570

251,110
253,721
257,191
258,365

74,247
79,368
80,134
78,205

Month
December
1976
1977
1978
1979

2006
March
June
September
December

6,014,109
6,045,960
6,098,112
6,113,277

336,446
341,450
346,309
349,420

257,536
258,360
259,093
260,070

78,910
83,090
87,216
89,350

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:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Recipients Who Work

s 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
5.6
5.7
5.5
5.5
5.6
5.6
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.6

ormat), 100 percent data.

5.6
5.6
5.7
5.7

Recipients Who Work
Table 28.
Recipients participating in section 1619(a) or section 1619(b), selected months, 1982–2006
Section 1619(a)

Section 1619(b)

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

2005
2006

17,621
17,394

3.0
-1.3

78,205
89,350

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

2005
March
June
September
December

17,082
17,655
17,874
17,621

-0.2
3.4
1.2
-1.4

74,247
79,368
80,134
78,205

2006
March
June
September
December

17,597
18,159
18,670
17,394

-0.1
3.2
2.8
-6.8

78,910
83,090
87,216
89,350

Month
December
1982
1983
1984

a

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 89,350 participants in December 2006, 1,444 were blind.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.asr@ssa.gov.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Recipients Who Work

ths, 1982–2006
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
6.1
14.3
-2.2
4.8
3.8
-2.6
0.8
6.9
1.0
-2.4
0.9
5.3
5.0
2.4

ord format), 100 percent data.

arnings below the increased SGA level
. This can lead to decreases in the number

Recipients Who Work
Table 29.
By state or other area, December 2006
Total

Section 1619(a)
participants

Section 1619(b)
participants

349,420

17,394

89,350

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

4,268
621
4,263
3,858
46,849

284
a
281
164
4,067

1,195
a
1,424
897
9,945

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

4,102
3,941
969
795
13,435

156
132
46
63
810

938
1,171
303
282
4,530

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

7,213
926
2,007
14,242
5,911

322
58
91
702
225

1,839
338
613
3,603
1,589

6,985
4,282
4,843
5,428
2,193

159
140
225
332
91

1,592
1,037
1,249
1,539
677

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

6,277
9,812
13,664
10,430
3,164

286
544
504
279
188

1,658
3,295
3,159
2,493
938

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

7,635
1,904
3,133
1,814
1,313

254
60
94
104
35

2,100
456
639
561
402

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

7,869
2,316
31,382
8,353
1,396

333
127
1,598
310
35

2,124
645
7,568
1,974
357

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

17,170
4,242
4,227
16,180
1,641

576
132
153
728
63

3,546
1,019
1,079
4,361
468

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

4,859
2,114
5,352
15,027
2,517

153
44
223
737
100

992
508
1,360
4,131
690

State or area
All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

1,255
7,198
6,415
2,254
10,488
875

60
331
482
150
308
33

418
2,018
2,197
654
2,284
278

13

a

a

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

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Recipients Who Work

Other blind and disabled
recipients who work
242,676
2,789
388
2,558
2,797
32,837
3,008
2,638
620
450
8,095
5,052
530
1,303
9,937
4,097
5,234
3,105
3,369
3,557
1,425
4,333
5,973
10,001
7,658
2,038
5,281
1,388
2,400
1,149
876
5,412
1,544
22,216
6,069
1,004
13,048
3,091
2,995
11,091
1,110
3,714
1,562
3,769
10,159
1,727

d format), 100 percent data.

777
4,849
3,736
1,450
7,896
564
7

Recipients Who Work
Table 30.
Recipients benefiting from specified work incentives, by state or other area, December 2006
Plans for achieving
self-support (PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses (IRWE)

1,583

5,650

23
4
7
16
371

143
b
59
48
366

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

13
9
0
b
39

27
108
27
0
306

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

26
5
23
43
30

194
7
8
191
94

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

53
25
64
b
46

50
286
81
96
27

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

18
100
43
52
7

161
147
95
113
36

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

34
17
17
b
12

104
9
19
19
19

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

3
0
86
73
b

201
56
477
293
7

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

26
6
31
13
10

106
65
36
242
10

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

20
7
20
22
b

60
12
101
284
36

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

30
7
33
11
78
b

9
465
89
25
234
b

0

0

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 435 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.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2006/

Recipients Who Work
area, December 2006
Blind work
expenses (BWE)
2,370
28
b
27
20
391
24
32
9
3
82
48
8
4
57
38
47
30
34
34
10
34
211
78
44
22
29
9
8
13
6
44
15
185
93
3
80
21
20
88
8
31
6
36
156
13

ct Record format), 100 percent data.

4
58
45
13
64
3
b