Table 1.

Number and percentage distribution of recipients of federally administered SSI payments, by age,
December 1974–2005
Under 18

18–64 a

65 or older

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

3,996,064
4,314,275
4,235,939
4,237,692
4,216,925
4,149,575

b

70,900
107,026
125,412
147,355
165,899
177,306

1.8
2.5
3.0
3.5
3.9
4.3

1,503,155
1,699,394
1,713,594
1,736,879
1,747,126
1,726,553

37.6
39.4
40.5
41.0
41.4
41.6

2,422,009
2,507,855
2,396,933
2,353,458
2,303,900
2,245,716

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

4,142,017
4,018,875
3,857,590
3,901,497
4,029,333

190,394
194,890
191,570
198,323
211,587

4.6
4.8
5.0
5.1
5.3

1,730,847
1,702,895
1,655,279
1,699,774
1,780,459

41.8
42.4
42.9
43.6
44.2

2,220,776
2,121,090
2,010,741
2,003,400
2,037,287

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

4,138,021
4,269,184
4,384,999
4,463,869
4,593,059

227,384
241,198
250,902
255,135
264,890

5.5
5.6
5.7
5.7
5.8

1,879,168
2,010,458
2,118,710
2,202,714
2,301,926

45.4
47.1
48.3
49.3
50.1

2,031,469
2,017,528
2,015,387
2,006,020
2,026,243

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

4,817,127
5,118,470
5,566,189
5,984,330
6,295,786

308,589
397,162
556,470
722,678
841,474

6.4
7.8
10.0
12.1
13.4

2,449,897
2,641,524
2,910,016
3,148,413
3,335,255

50.9
51.6
52.3
52.6
53.0

2,058,641
2,079,784
2,099,703
2,113,239
2,119,057

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

6,514,134
6,613,718
6,494,985
6,566,069
6,556,634

917,048
955,174
879,828
887,066
847,063

14.1
14.4
13.5
13.5
12.9

3,482,256
3,568,393
3,561,625
3,646,020
3,690,994

53.5
54.0
54.8
55.5
56.3

2,114,830
2,090,151
2,053,532
2,032,983
2,018,577

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

6,601,686
6,688,489
6,787,857
6,902,364
6,987,845
7,113,879

846,784
881,836
914,821
959,379
993,127
1,036,498

12.8
13.2
13.5
13.9
14.2
14.6

3,744,038
3,811,494
3,877,752
3,953,248
4,017,108
4,082,870

56.7
57.0
57.1
57.3
57.5
57.4

2,010,864
1,995,159
1,995,284
1,989,737
1,977,610
1,994,511

Year

All ages

1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes students aged 18 to 21, who are considered children for program purposes.
b. In December 1974, includes children aged 18 to 21.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

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Children Receiving SSI, 2005
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SSI payments, by age,
65 or older
Percentage
of total

rd format), 100 percent data.

60.6
58.1
56.6
55.5
54.6
54.1
53.6
52.8
52.1
51.3
50.6
49.1
47.3
46.0
44.9
44.1
42.7
40.6
37.7
35.3
33.7
32.5
31.6
31.6
31.0
30.8
30.5
29.8
29.4
28.8
28.3
28.0

Table 2.
Number and percentage distribution of SSI applications received, by age, 1973–2005
Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All ages a

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Total

57,066,760

8,079,720

14.2

39,150,830

68.6

9,836,210

State conversions b

3,406,600

3,650

0.1

1,424,010

41.8

1,978,940

Federal applications
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

284,930
2,060,590
1,467,960
1,212,810
1,272,360
1,268,170
1,325,270

5,030
124,300
100,030
84,360
95,610
99,460
108,000

1.8
6.0
6.8
7.0
7.5
7.8
8.1

82,820
1,096,130
976,840
866,720
904,150
905,340
950,980

29.1
53.2
66.5
71.5
71.1
71.4
71.8

197,080
840,160
391,090
261,730
272,600
263,370
266,290

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

1,410,080
1,149,290
1,016,080
1,132,220
1,264,480

113,200
95,010
94,680
101,560
104,860

8.0
8.3
9.3
9.0
8.3

1,016,750
863,670
775,240
832,540
866,420

72.1
75.1
76.3
73.5
68.5

280,130
190,610
146,160
198,120
293,200

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1,401,400
1,465,970
1,433,340
1,360,870
1,392,660

120,640
125,270
124,910
125,280
132,080

8.6
8.5
8.7
9.2
9.5

1,047,930
1,099,220
1,068,890
1,008,200
1,016,430

74.8
75.0
74.6
74.1
73.0

232,830
241,480
239,540
227,390
244,150

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,550,990
1,808,690
2,086,820
2,308,770
2,256,640

163,610
247,460
380,350
503,800
541,150

10.5
13.7
18.2
21.8
24.0

1,136,160
1,315,160
1,460,520
1,567,730
1,512,310

73.3
72.7
70.0
67.9
67.0

251,220
246,070
245,950
237,240
203,180

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,062,590
1,915,520
1,594,630
1,626,210
1,658,400

502,940
462,710
332,940
337,300
350,070

24.4
24.2
20.9
20.7
21.1

1,380,090
1,285,630
1,130,410
1,141,180
1,148,740

66.9
67.1
70.9
70.2
69.3

179,560
167,180
131,280
147,730
159,590

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

1,742,630
1,859,990
2,084,730
2,230,540
2,414,720
2,539,810

358,800
376,170
413,330
436,230
455,080
459,850

20.6
20.2
19.8
19.6
18.8
18.1

1,224,540
1,323,020
1,492,740
1,616,440
1,769,740
1,844,140

70.3
71.1
71.6
72.5
73.3
72.6

159,290
160,800
178,660
177,870
189,900
235,820

Year

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Totals include applications taken under the abbreviated application process, which was used from 1987 to 1999. Totals do not
include reapplications as a result of the Sullivan v. Zebley decision. Those reapplications were received from 1991 to 1995.
b. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the
Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

73–2005
65 or older
Percentage
of total
17.2
58.1
69.2
40.8
26.6
21.6
21.4
20.8
20.1
19.9
16.6
14.4
17.5
23.2
16.6
16.5
16.7
16.7
17.5
16.2
13.6
11.8
10.3
9.0
8.7
8.7
8.2
9.1
9.6
9.1
8.6
8.6
8.0
7.9
9.3

d format), 10 percent sample.

1987 to 1999. Totals do not
ived from 1991 to 1995.
the Blind, and Aid to the

Table 3.
Number and percentage distribution of SSI awards, by age, 1974–2005
Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All ages

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Total

26,384,510

3,360,310

12.7

15,387,790

58.3

7,636,410

State conversions a

3,158,410

2,620

0.1

1,305,060

41.3

1,850,730

Federal applications
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1,329,870
927,800
674,580
643,480
566,190
517,010

66,880
62,880
45,030
50,970
47,050
45,810

5.0
6.8
6.7
7.9
8.3
8.9

491,170
508,950
403,350
375,950
323,170
292,380

36.9
54.9
59.8
58.4
57.1
56.6

771,820
355,970
226,200
216,560
195,970
178,820

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

526,790
411,510
342,680
458,610
586,670

46,260
39,050
35,670
42,110
45,740

8.8
9.5
10.4
9.2
7.8

293,740
248,340
202,590
262,660
322,390

55.8
60.3
59.1
57.3
55.0

186,790
124,120
104,420
153,840
218,540

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

527,800
603,580
589,440
578,370
629,460

46,590
51,020
48,480
47,560
51,520

8.8
8.5
8.2
8.2
8.2

324,070
391,600
373,320
361,070
388,120

61.4
64.9
63.3
62.4
61.7

157,140
160,960
167,640
169,740
189,820

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

718,310
822,890
1,049,260
1,054,170
944,830

76,070
126,190
221,080
236,220
203,190

10.6
15.3
21.1
22.4
21.5

446,940
504,860
636,300
630,030
580,640

62.2
61.4
60.6
59.8
61.5

195,300
191,840
191,880
187,920
161,000

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

893,460
797,970
673,340
739,410
757,270

177,550
144,270
116,280
135,600
139,400

19.9
18.1
17.3
18.3
18.4

571,080
526,690
461,260
489,240
493,960

63.9
66.0
68.5
66.2
65.2

144,830
127,010
95,800
114,570
123,910

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

747,010
770,340
818,050
824,000
856,190
845,760

144,540
156,900
169,130
179,590
182,190
176,870

19.3
20.4
20.7
21.8
21.3
20.9

483,020
502,590
533,470
537,420
566,080
556,280

64.7
65.2
65.2
65.2
66.1
65.8

119,450
110,850
115,450
106,990
107,920
112,610

Year

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Persons who were converted to the SSI program in 1973 from the state Old-Age Assistance, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the
Permanently and Totally Disabled programs.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

65 or older
Percentage
of total
28.9
58.6
58.0
38.4
33.5
33.7
34.6
34.6
35.5
30.2
30.5
33.5
37.3
29.8
26.7
28.4
29.3
30.2
27.2
23.3
18.3
17.8
17.0
16.2
15.9
14.2
15.5
16.4
16.0
14.4
14.1
13.0
12.6
13.3

d format), 10 percent sample.
the Blind, and Aid to the

Table 4.
Number and percentage distribution of SSI applications and awards for children,
by selected characteristics, 2005
Applications

Awards

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

459,850

100.0

176,870

Age
Under 5
5–12
13–17

154,600
212,380
92,870

33.6
46.2
20.2

72,090
73,340
31,440

Sex
Male
Female

289,520
170,330

63.0
37.0

114,290
62,580

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen

457,790
2,060

99.6
0.4

176,290
580

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

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

17,960
10,660
142,990
5,260

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

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

7,990
1,090
170
1,060

...
...
...

...
...
...

21,650
94,460
3,050

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

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

1,380
1,010
1,310
520
1,220
10,220
3,450
260
24,170
3,860

Characteristic
Total

Living arrangements a
Own household
Another's household
Parent's household
Medicaid institution
Diagnostic group a
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Determined at award.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Children Receiving SSI, 2005
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dren,
Awards
Percentage
of total
100.0
40.8
41.5
17.8
64.6
35.4
99.7
0.3
10.2
6.0
80.8
3.0
4.5
0.6
0.1
0.6
12.2
53.4
1.7
0.8
0.6
0.7
0.3
0.7
5.8
2.0
0.1
13.7
2.2

ord format), 10 percent sample.

Table 5.
Number of children receiving federally administered SSI payments and average monthly payment,
by SSA administrative region and state or other area, December 2005
Region and state or area
All areas

Number
1,036,990

Boston
Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont

35,780
6,580
3,690
18,150
1,710
4,000
1,650

New York
New Jersey
New York

93,230
21,590
71,640

Philadelphia
Delaware
District of Columbia
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia
West Virginia

112,520
3,210
4,820
14,720
58,360
22,430
8,980

Atlanta
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee

268,990
27,650
79,850
33,190
27,420
22,480
37,470
18,590
22,340

Chicago
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Ohio
Wisconsin

170,640
44,450
20,530
37,240
10,380
41,520
16,520

Dallas
Arkansas
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas

153,370
18,190
28,660
7,640
13,240
85,640

Kansas City
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska

36,540
6,610
6,790
19,700
3,440

Denver
Colorado
Montana
North Dakota
South Dakota
Utah
Wyoming
San Francisco
Arizona
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Northern Mariana Islands
Seattle
Alaska
Idaho
Oregon
Washington

16,140
6,880
1,930
1,050
1,750
3,670
860
122,790
16,440
98,780
1,640
5,630
300
26,990
1,160
4,050
7,480
14,300

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: The data in this table represent recipients who received SSI payments in December 2005. These numbers differ from the
numbers in Table 1, which are based on universe counts.
a. Includes federally administered state supplementation payments.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

ed SSI payments and average monthly payment,
rea, December 2005
Average monthly payment a (dollars)
517.63
526.24
497.89
489.21
539.62
467.35
566.62
538.09
529.56
512.38
534.73
501.19
491.16
511.98
494.04
506.08
492.39
500.89
503.01
514.52
500.04
506.81
515.87
507.20
488.67
490.41
508.29
508.71
511.74
501.23
515.30
495.94
510.28
499.10
506.25
506.42
515.75
518.49
502.97
502.45
499.53
481.54
493.17
511.73
476.76

477.51
479.22
479.92
459.68
487.76
473.74
475.38
596.74
508.87
618.90
494.43
496.33
560.37
488.71
445.05
474.05
493.10
494.10

Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.

SI payments in December 2005. These numbers differ from the

ts.

.

ildren/2005/

Table 6.
Percentage distribution of children receiving federal SSI payments, by monthly payment,
December 2005
Payment (dollars)
Total
Number
Percent
None a
Under 50
50–99
100–199
200–299
300–399
400–499
500–578
579
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Persons receiving only a federally administered state supplementary payment on December 1, 2005.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

ution of children receiving federal SSI payments, by monthly payment,
Percentage of total
1,036,990
100.0
0.3
2.0
0.8
2.3
3.3
9.2
9.4
8.9
63.8

ty Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.

nly a federally administered state supplementary payment on December 1, 2005.

tt (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

istration, Office of Policy
SI, 2005
rity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

Table 7.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments,
by selected characteristics, December 2005
Characteristic
Total

Number
1,036,990

Age
Under 1 year
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

18,210
28,040
30,640
38,550
44,800
50,500
52,570
57,810
58,700
60,320
65,130
70,970
74,390
77,100
80,420
79,680
77,260
71,900

Sex
Male
Female
Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen

678,560
358,430
1,033,790
3,200

Living arrangements
Own household
Another's household
Parent's household
Medicaid institution

135,700
35,360
852,670
13,260

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

ving federally administered SSI payments,
Percentage of total
100.0
1.8
2.7
3.0
3.7
4.3
4.9
5.1
5.6
5.7
5.8
6.3
6.8
7.2
7.4
7.8
7.7
7.5
6.9
65.4
34.6
99.7
0.3
13.1
3.4
82.2
1.3

rd (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.

n/2005/

Table 8.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments,
by diagnostic group and age, December 2005
Diagnostic group

All ages

Under 3

3–5

6–12

Number
All recipients under age 18
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

1,036,990

76,890

133,850

439,890

50,730
6,420
2,420
5,240

12,350
780
80
460

11,390
1,100
210
850

17,990
2,370
980
2,050

205,520
480,290
10,460

2,030
7,150
850

10,080
54,100
2,660

75,150
234,700
4,580

12,590
5,310
5,630
2,680

740
1,150
1,830
250

2,020
1,280
1,590
400

5,460
1,620
1,410
1,020

7,890
91,510
26,240
1,210
89,060
33,790

470
6,260
3,240
150
35,000
4,100

1,120
14,710
6,920
290
20,630
4,500

2,870
39,410
10,740
490
25,440
13,610

Percent
All recipients under age 18
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

4.9
0.6
0.2
0.5

16.1
1.0
0.1
0.6

8.5
0.8
0.2
0.6

4.1
0.5
0.2
0.5

19.8
46.3
1.0

2.6
9.3
1.1

7.5
40.4
2.0

17.1
53.4
1.0

1.2
0.5
0.5
0.3

1.0
1.5
2.4
0.3

1.5
1.0
1.2
0.3

1.2
0.4
0.3
0.2

0.8
8.8
2.5
0.1
8.6
3.3

0.6
8.1
4.2
0.2
45.5
5.3

0.8
11.0
5.2
0.2
15.4
3.4

0.7
9.0
2.4
0.1
5.8
3.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.

CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

ered SSI payments,
13–17

386,360
9,000
2,170
1,150
1,880
118,260
184,340
2,370
4,370
1,260
800
1,010
3,430
31,130
5,340
280
7,990
11,580

100.0
2.3
0.6
0.3
0.5
30.6
47.7
0.6

d format), 10 percent sample.

1.1
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.9
8.1
1.4
0.1
2.1
3.0

Table 9.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments,
by diagnostic group and sex, December 2005
Total
Diagnostic group
All recipients under age 18
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic
diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Other
Neoplasms
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Genitourinary system
Musculoskeletal system and
connective tissue
Nervous system and sense organs
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

Male

Female

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

1,036,990

100.0

678,560

100.0

358,430

50,730

4.9

26,940

4.0

23,790

6,420
2,420
5,240

0.6
0.2
0.5

3,080
1,210
3,130

0.5
0.2
0.5

3,340
1,210
2,110

205,520
480,290
10,460

19.8
46.3
1.0

126,790
353,990
5,810

18.7
52.2
0.9

78,730
126,300
4,650

12,590
5,310
5,630
2,680

1.2
0.5
0.5
0.3

7,230
2,760
3,150
1,590

1.1
0.4
0.5
0.2

5,360
2,550
2,480
1,090

7,890

0.8

3,730

0.5

4,160

91,510
26,240
1,210
89,060
33,790

8.8
2.5
0.1
8.6
3.3

51,630
16,610
690
49,350
20,870

7.6
2.4
0.1
7.3
3.1

39,880
9,630
520
39,710
12,920

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent data.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

red SSI payments,
Female
Percent
100.0
6.6
0.9
0.3
0.6
22.0
35.2
1.3
1.5
0.7
0.7
0.3
1.2
11.1
2.7
0.1
11.1
3.6
format), 10 percent data.

Table 10.
Number and percentage distribution of adult recipients who first became eligible for SSI before
age 18, by year of first eligibility and age in December 2005
Age in December 2005
Year of first eligibility
Total
Number
Percent
1974–1976
1977–1980
1981–1984
1985–1989
1990–1994
1995–1999
2000–2004
2005

All ages

18–21

22–29

30–39

680,610
100.0

208,590
100.0

258,310
100.0

141,990
100.0

10.5
11.4
10.6
16.6
31.5
13.2
6.1
0.1

...
...
0.4
16.5
39.2
25.1
18.4
0.4

0
5.7
14.6
19.4
44.7
14.5
1.2
...

19.3
27.6
20.9
20.0
12.2
...
...
...

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Those under the age of 18 in 1974 would be no older than 49 in 2005.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

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eligible for SSI before

mber 2005
40 or older a
71,720
100.0
61.7
32.9
5.4
...
...
...
...
...

ecord format), 10 percent sample.

Table 11.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments
and average monthly amount of child's income, by type of income, December 2005
Type of income

Number

Percent

1,036,990

100.0

No earned or unearned income a

745,910

71.9

With income b
Earned income only
Unearned income only
Both earned and unearned income

291,080
1,820
288,170
1,090

28.1
0.2
27.8
0.1

With unearned income c
Social Security
Veterans'
Income based on need
Support from absent parents
Asset income
Other
In-kind income

289,260
75,060
1,510
9,700
131,700
11,500
5,500
80,940

27.9
7.2
0.1
0.9
12.7
1.1
0.5
7.8

Total

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. The percentage of children receiving the full federal benefit rate, as shown in Table 6, is smaller than the percentage of those with
no income, as shown here, because of the effect of parental deemed income in the payment computation.
b. Does not include income deemed from parents in the household.
c. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of unearned income.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

administered SSI payments
December 2005
Average monthly
amount (dollars)
...
...
209
302
207
533
207
205
82
267
202
1
440
157

Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.

is smaller than the percentage of those with
yment computation.

ceive more than one type of unearned income.

Table 12.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments,
by number of parents in the household, December 2005
Parents in household
Total
No parents a
One parent
Two parents

Number
1,036,990
128,380
681,810
226,800

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: The total of children with one or two parents in the household differs slightly from the number of children living in a parent's
household in Table 7. This is because the data in Table 7 represent only households in which a parent is the head of the household,
whereas the data in this table include children living with parents who are not the head of the household.
a. Children with no parents in the household reside independently, with other relatives or nonrelatives, or in institutions or in foster
care. Deeming does not apply in these situations.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Children Receiving SSI, 2005
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eceiving federally administered SSI payments,
r 2005
Percentage of total
100.0
12.4
65.7
21.9

Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.

old differs slightly from the number of children living in a parent's
nt only households in which a parent is the head of the household,
who are not the head of the household.

y, with other relatives or nonrelatives, or in institutions or in foster

.

ildren/2005/

Table 13.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments with
one parent in the household, by type and monthly amount of parental income, December 2005
Children living with—

All children living
with one parent
Parental income

Mother only

Father only

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Total

681,810

100.0

645,000

100.0

36,810

No parental income

308,430

45.2

294,650

45.7

13,780

Parental income a
Earned income
Unearned income

373,380
236,350
161,170

54.8
34.7
23.6

350,350
220,160
153,060

54.3
34.1
23.7

23,030
16,190
8,110

Total income (dollars)
None
Under 200
200–399
400–599
600–999
1,000 or more

308,430
74,330
30,230
36,400
76,320
156,100

45.2
10.9
4.4
5.3
11.2
22.9

294,650
72,470
28,920
34,560
71,840
142,560

45.7
11.2
4.5
5.4
11.1
22.1

13,780
1,860
1,310
1,840
4,480
13,540

Earned income (dollars)
None
Under 200
200–399
400–599
600–999
1,000 or more

445,460
4,750
9,580
18,570
54,690
148,760

65.3
0.7
1.4
2.7
8.0
21.8

424,840
4,490
9,220
17,950
52,390
136,110

65.9
0.7
1.4
2.8
8.1
21.1

20,620
260
360
620
2,300
12,650

Unearned income (dollars)
None
Under 200
200–399
400–599
600–999
1,000 or more

520,640
87,460
25,020
20,650
23,240
4,800

76.4
12.8
3.7
3.0
3.4
0.7

491,940
85,010
23,810
19,320
20,840
4,080

76.3
13.2
3.7
3.0
3.2
0.6

28,700
2,450
1,210
1,330
2,400
720

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive both earned and unearned income.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

red SSI payments with
, December 2005

n living with—
Father only
Percent
100.0
37.4
62.6
44.0
22.0
37.4
5.1
3.6
5.0
12.2
36.8
56.0
0.7
1.0
1.7
6.2
34.4
78.0
6.7
3.3
3.6
6.5
2.0
format), 10 percent sample.

d and unearned income.

Table 14.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments with
two parents in the household, by type and monthly amount of parental income, December 2005
All children living
with two parents
Parental income

Mother

Father

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

226,800

100.0

226,800

100.0

226,800

40,570

17.9

146,060

64.4

68,770

Parental income
Earned income
Unearned income

186,230
152,020
56,470

82.1
67.0
24.9

80,740
52,890
32,110

35.6
23.3
14.2

158,030
124,230
42,510

Total income (dollars)
None
Under 200
200–399
400–599
600–999
1,000 or more

40,570
8,600
6,690
8,250
23,500
139,190

17.9
3.8
2.9
3.6
10.4
61.4

146,060
18,330
7,240
9,380
15,320
30,470

64.4
8.1
3.2
4.1
6.8
13.4

68,770
9,350
5,240
8,570
23,610
111,260

Earned income (dollars)
None
Under 200
200–399
400–599
600–999
1,000 or more

74,780
1,720
2,660
4,610
14,870
128,160

33.0
0.8
1.2
2.0
6.6
56.5

173,910
2,210
3,700
5,560
12,060
29,360

76.7
1.0
1.6
2.5
5.3
12.9

102,570
1,630
2,120
3,530
12,000
104,950

Unearned income (dollars)
None
Under 200
200–399
400–599
600–999
1,000 or more

170,330
15,100
8,730
8,420
15,550
8,670

75.1
6.7
3.8
3.7
6.9
3.8

194,690
19,430
4,240
4,140
3,570
730

85.8
8.6
1.9
1.8
1.6
0.3

184,290
12,780
4,800
6,090
13,040
5,800

Total
No parental income
a

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive both earned and unearned income.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Children Receiving SSI, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2005/

red SSI payments with
e, December 2005
Father
Percent
100.0
30.3
69.7
54.8
18.7
30.3
4.1
2.3
3.8
10.4
49.1
45.2
0.7
0.9
1.6
5.3
46.3
81.3
5.6
2.1
2.7
5.7
2.6
format), 10 percent sample.

d and unearned income.

Table 15.
Number of children receiving federally administered SSI payments with one or more parents who
have income and average monthly amount of parental income, by type of income, December 2005
Children with parental income from—

All children with
parental income

Mother

Number

Average
monthly
amount
(dollars)

559,610

Earned income
Unearned income b
Social Security
Other pensions
Public income-maintenance
Asset income
Other

Type of income
Total a

Father

Number

Average
monthly
amount
(dollars)

Number

1,183

431,090

888

181,060

388,370

1,499

273,050

1,210

140,420

217,640
70,140
5,100
101,460
17,030
37,110

367
582
403
136
39
608

185,170
54,510
2,900
96,100
13,240
26,640

284
472
331
124
28
512

50,620
22,720
2,760
12,240
5,500
10,890

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive more than one type of earned or unearned
income or both earned and unearned income.
b. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some parents may receive more than one type of unearned income.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Children Receiving SSI, 2005
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r more parents who
ome, December 2005

rental income from—
Father
Average
monthly
amount
(dollars)
1,542
1,794
540
665
398
153
52
821
format), 10 percent sample.
one type of earned or unearned

one type of unearned income.

Table 16.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments
subject to deeming, by factors affecting parental deemed income, December 2005
Children living with—

All children living
with parent(s)
Deeming factors
Total

One parent

Two parents

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

908,610

100.0

681,810

75.0

226,800

No deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal

757,470

100.0

592,150

100.0

165,320

No parental income

349,000

46.1

308,430

52.1

40,570

Parent(s) receive public incomemaintenance payments
Income less than deeming allocations a
Income less than exclusions b

101,460
30,380
276,630

13.4
4.0
36.5

86,160
22,980
174,580

14.6
3.9
29.5

15,300
7,400
102,050

Deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal
Parent(s) with—
Earned income only
Unearned income only
Both earned and unearned income
Manually computed deemed income

151,140

100.0

89,660

100.0

61,480

112,770
20,570
15,100

74.6
13.6
10.0

66,860
15,590
5,360

74.6
17.4
6.0

45,910
4,980
9,740

2,700

1.8

1,850

2.1

850

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
a. Includes allocations for ineligible children and SSI-eligible aliens sponsored by parents.
b. Includes the general income exclusion ($20), the earned income exclusion ($65 plus one-half of the remaining earned income), and
the parental living allowance.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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red SSI payments
2005

n living with—
Two parents
Percent
25.0

ment computation
100.0
24.5
9.3
4.5
61.7

ment computation
100.0
74.7
8.1
15.8
1.4
format), 10 percent sample.

remaining earned income), and