Table 1.

Number and percentage distribution of recipients of federally administered SSI payments, by age,
December 1974–2006
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

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

846,784
881,836
914,821
959,379
993,127

12.8
13.2
13.5
13.9
14.2

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

56.7
57.0
57.1
57.3
57.5

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

2005
2006

7,113,879
7,235,583

1,036,498
1,078,977

14.6
14.9

4,082,870
4,152,130

57.4
57.4

1,994,511
2,004,476

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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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
27.7

Table 2.
Number and percentage distribution of SSI applications received, by age, 1973–2006
Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All ages a

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Total

59,723,740

8,548,333

14.3

41,089,040

68.8

10,086,367

State conversions b

3,402,474

3,939

0.1

1,419,041

41.7

1,979,494

Federal applications
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

282,472
2,069,452
1,468,610
1,207,448
1,268,462
1,265,436
1,323,113

5,007
125,028
99,996
83,960
95,314
99,610
106,828

1.8
6.0
6.8
7.0
7.5
7.9
8.1

82,993
1,098,373
977,209
865,790
903,618
902,756
949,087

29.4
53.1
66.5
71.7
71.2
71.3
71.7

194,472
846,051
391,405
257,698
269,530
263,070
267,198

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

1,408,034
1,148,844
1,015,848
1,131,890
1,264,820

114,508
94,246
93,872
101,087
104,748

8.1
8.2
9.2
8.9
8.3

1,013,221
864,481
775,491
834,190
868,375

72.0
75.2
76.3
73.7
68.7

280,305
190,117
146,485
196,613
291,697

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1,399,869
1,467,326
1,435,024
1,365,117
1,388,545

119,021
124,938
126,575
125,953
130,307

8.5
8.5
8.8
9.2
9.4

1,049,758
1,098,832
1,069,285
1,013,316
1,015,483

75.0
74.9
74.5
74.2
73.1

231,090
243,556
239,164
225,848
242,755

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

1,547,230
1,807,821
2,087,788
2,310,005
2,260,271

166,416
248,325
378,808
503,486
540,124

10.8
13.7
18.1
21.8
23.9

1,133,564
1,315,918
1,465,039
1,571,203
1,517,140

73.3
72.8
70.2
68.0
67.1

247,250
243,578
243,941
235,316
203,007

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,055,907
1,922,472
1,601,970
1,629,223
1,661,448

500,333
465,685
336,074
339,243
350,382

24.3
24.2
21.0
20.8
21.1

1,375,696
1,289,985
1,133,623
1,139,825
1,153,450

66.9
67.1
70.8
70.0
69.4

179,878
166,802
132,273
150,155
157,616

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1,744,386
1,861,123
2,084,828
2,224,739
2,418,096

360,329
376,002
414,068
437,492
458,236

20.7
20.2
19.9
19.7
19.0

1,224,826
1,324,057
1,490,731
1,608,391
1,771,003

70.2
71.1
71.5
72.3
73.2

159,231
161,064
180,029
178,856
188,857

2005
2006

2,545,079
2,648,570

458,588
459,805

18.0
17.4

1,850,002
1,923,288

72.7
72.6

236,489
265,477

Year

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
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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73–2006
65 or older
Percentage
of total
16.9
58.2
68.8
40.9
26.7
21.3
21.2
20.8
20.2
19.9
16.5
14.4
17.4
23.1
16.5
16.6
16.7
16.5
17.5
16.0
13.5
11.7
10.2
9.0
8.7
8.7
8.3
9.2
9.5
9.1
8.7
8.6
8.0
7.8
9.3
10.0

d format), 100 percent data.

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, 1974–2006
Under 18

18–64

65 or older

All ages

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

Total

27,226,940

3,534,700

13.0

15,953,361

58.6

7,738,879

State conversions a

3,155,995

2,748

0.1

1,299,343

41.2

1,853,904

Federal applications
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1,336,164
929,369
667,994
642,712
563,117
517,446

66,699
63,060
46,114
50,883
46,520
44,911

5.0
6.8
6.9
7.9
8.3
8.7

493,511
509,271
400,314
377,454
321,413
293,910

36.9
54.8
59.9
58.7
57.1
56.8

775,954
357,038
221,566
214,375
195,184
178,625

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

523,758
409,992
343,928
453,789
585,832

45,781
39,106
35,410
42,154
45,766

8.7
9.5
10.3
9.3
7.8

292,080
248,105
203,335
259,042
322,858

55.8
60.5
59.1
57.1
55.1

185,897
122,781
105,183
152,593
217,208

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

526,418
603,989
589,053
578,748
630,486

46,362
50,632
48,292
47,798
50,985

8.8
8.4
8.2
8.3
8.1

324,933
390,499
372,914
362,903
390,703

61.7
64.7
63.3
62.7
62.0

155,123
162,858
167,847
168,047
188,798

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

718,917
821,396
1,054,441
1,052,415
943,889

77,923
125,874
221,362
236,564
203,688

10.8
15.3
21.0
22.5
21.6

447,849
506,177
641,750
629,246
580,253

62.3
61.6
60.9
59.8
61.5

193,145
189,345
191,329
186,605
159,948

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

888,633
797,137
676,444
743,121
758,076

175,784
144,404
117,090
136,383
140,520

19.8
18.1
17.3
18.4
18.5

568,072
525,350
463,444
490,638
494,609

63.9
65.9
68.5
66.0
65.2

144,777
127,383
95,910
116,100
122,947

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

750,163
772,775
820,992
827,029
852,052

144,136
156,844
170,048
179,566
183,152

19.2
20.3
20.7
21.7
21.5

485,798
504,366
535,507
539,127
561,487

64.8
65.3
65.2
65.2
65.9

120,229
111,565
115,437
108,336
107,413

2005
2006

852,222
838,448

177,688
170,453

20.8
20.3

560,960
556,140

65.8
66.3

113,574
111,855

Year

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
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:
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65 or older
Percentage
of total
28.4
58.7
58.1
38.4
33.2
33.4
34.7
34.5
35.5
29.9
30.6
33.6
37.1
29.5
27.0
28.5
29.0
29.9
26.9
23.1
18.1
17.7
16.9
16.3
16.0
14.2
15.6
16.2
16.0
14.4
14.1
13.1
12.6
13.3
13.3

d format), 100 percent data.
the Blind, and Aid to the

Table 4.
Number and percentage distribution of SSI applications and awards for children,
by selected characteristics, 2006
Applications

Awards

Number

Percentage
of total

Number

459,805

100.0

170,453

Age
Under 5
5–12
13–17

156,241
209,901
93,663

34.0
45.7
20.4

71,202
69,746
29,505

Sex
Male
Female

286,975
172,830

62.4
37.6

109,800
60,653

Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen

457,610
2,195

99.5
0.5

169,881
572

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

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

17,242
12,221
135,363
5,627

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

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

8,065
1,144
143
1,061

...
...
...

...
...
...

18,123
91,640
2,820

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

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

1,293
943
1,492
548
1,235
10,536
3,604
271
23,894
3,641

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), 100 percent data.
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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dren,
Awards
Percentage
of total

ord format), 100 percent data.

100.0
41.8
40.9
17.3
64.4
35.6
99.7
0.3
10.1
7.2
79.4
3.3
4.7
0.7
0.1
0.6
10.6
53.8
1.7
0.8
0.6
0.9
0.3
0.7
6.2
2.1
0.2
14.0
2.1

Table 5.
Number of children receiving federally administered SSI payments and average monthly payment,
by SSA administrative region and state or other area, December 2006
Region and state or area
All areas

Number
1,078,977

Boston
Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont

37,439
6,898
3,504
19,129
1,953
4,232
1,723

New York
New Jersey
New York

96,126
22,704
73,422

Philadelphia
Delaware
District of Columbia
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Virginia
West Virginia

115,787
3,334
4,441
15,275
60,991
22,810
8,936

Atlanta
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee

275,413
28,672
80,608
35,046
27,797
22,853
38,295
18,731
23,411

Chicago
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Ohio
Wisconsin

177,249
45,096
21,545
38,719
11,212
43,565
17,112

Dallas
Arkansas
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas

166,907
19,501
29,343
7,762
14,592
95,709

Kansas City
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska

38,228
7,124
7,302
20,269
3,533

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

17,341
7,161
2,091
989
2,020
4,219
861
125,498
17,804
99,711
1,557
6,193
233
28,989
1,155
4,296
8,321
15,217

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes federally administered state supplementation payments.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2006/

ed SSI payments and average monthly payment,
rea, December 2006
Average monthly payment a (dollars)
537.83
545.79
518.60
509.12
560.69
487.22
576.64
554.40
550.67
530.95
556.77
519.56
507.37
533.12
510.66
525.45
506.39
525.96
524.38
532.52
521.76
523.82
535.60
532.95
512.91
518.39
526.19
530.95
533.97
524.05
536.79
512.17
534.81
520.94
526.90
529.14
538.04
533.87
524.64
522.81
516.79
498.85
512.29
527.26
502.20

493.20
497.05
514.85
478.69
491.01
482.51
482.76
615.73
528.67
639.98
496.88
507.00
577.52
508.01
475.75
494.23
514.22
510.95

Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

ts.

.

ildren/2006/

Table 6.
Percentage distribution of children receiving federal SSI payments, by monthly payment,
December 2006
Payment (dollars)
Total
Number
Percent
None a
Under 50
50–99
100–199
200–299
300–399
400–499
500–602
603
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Persons receiving only a federally administered state supplementary payment on December 1, 2006.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2006/

ution of children receiving federal SSI payments, by monthly payment,
Percentage of total
1,078,977
100.0

ty Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

nly a federally administered state supplementary payment on December 1, 2006.

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

Administration, Office of Policy
SI, 2006
rity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2006/

0.2
2.0
0.8
2.3
3.2
4.7
12.4
11.5
62.9

Table 7.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments,
by selected characteristics, December 2006
Characteristic
Total

Number
1,078,977

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

19,156
28,710
32,609
38,882
45,893
52,523
57,886
60,591
64,223
65,750
67,375
69,711
73,881
77,972
81,284
82,881
81,693
77,957

Sex
Male
Female
Citizenship status
Citizen
Noncitizen

707,388
371,589
1,075,906
3,071

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

138,529
41,025
885,407
14,016

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

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Children Receiving SSI, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_children/2006/

ving federally administered SSI payments,
Percentage of total

rd (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

n/2006/

100.0
1.8
2.7
3.0
3.6
4.3
4.9
5.4
5.6
6.0
6.1
6.2
6.5
6.8
7.2
7.5
7.7
7.6
7.2
65.6
34.4
99.7
0.3
12.8
3.8
82.1
1.3

Table 8.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments,
by diagnostic group and age, December 2006
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

1,078,977

80,475

137,298

459,417

54,461
7,061
2,304
5,701

12,850
803
80
568

12,565
1,274
183
938

19,432
2,668
843
2,143

192,912
524,425
10,972

1,338
6,855
753

9,321
57,135
2,527

69,352
255,973
4,815

12,647
5,184
6,623
2,995

755
1,167
2,063
290

1,940
1,289
1,975
471

5,553
1,589
1,742
1,114

7,826
92,889
28,240
1,312
96,492
26,933

623
6,306
3,010
136
39,088
3,790

1,094
14,611
7,694
299
20,004
3,978

2,882
39,978
11,931
578
28,293
10,531

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

5.0
0.7
0.2
0.5

16.0
1.0
0.1
0.7

9.2
0.9
0.1
0.7

4.2
0.6
0.2
0.5

17.9
48.6
1.0

1.7
8.5
0.9

6.8
41.6
1.8

15.1
55.7
1.0

1.2
0.5
0.6
0.3

0.9
1.5
2.6
0.4

1.4
0.9
1.4
0.3

1.2
0.3
0.4
0.2

0.7
8.6
2.6
0.1
8.9
2.5

0.8
7.8
3.7
0.2
48.6
4.7

0.8
10.6
5.6
0.2
14.6
2.9

0.6
8.7
2.6
0.1
6.2
2.3

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

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

File available from:
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Children Receiving SSI, 2006
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ered SSI payments,
13–17

401,787
9,614
2,316
1,198
2,052
112,901
204,462
2,877
4,399
1,139
843
1,120
3,227
31,994
5,605
299
9,107
8,634

d format), 100 percent data.

100.0
2.4
0.6
0.3
0.5
28.1
50.9
0.7
1.1
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.8
8.0
1.4
0.1
2.3
2.1

Table 9.
Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments,
by diagnostic group and sex, December 2006
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

1,078,977

100.0

707,388

100.0

371,589

54,461

5.0

29,259

4.1

25,202

7,061
2,304
5,701

0.7
0.2
0.5

3,647
1,155
3,366

0.5
0.2
0.5

3,414
1,149
2,335

192,912
524,425
10,972

17.9
48.6
1.0

119,256
385,132
6,060

16.9
54.4
0.9

73,656
139,293
4,912

12,647
5,184
6,623
2,995

1.2
0.5
0.6
0.3

7,166
2,839
3,615
1,774

1.0
0.4
0.5
0.3

5,481
2,345
3,008
1,221

7,826

0.7

3,823

0.5

4,003

92,889
28,240
1,312
96,492
26,933

8.6
2.6
0.1
8.9
2.5

51,956
18,170
675
53,236
16,259

7.3
2.6
0.1
7.5
2.3

40,933
10,070
637
43,256
10,674

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

File available from:
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Children Receiving SSI, 2006
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red SSI payments,
Female
Percent
100.0
6.8
0.9
0.3
0.6
19.8
37.5
1.3
1.5
0.6
0.8
0.3
1.1
11.0
2.7
0.2
11.6
2.9
format), 100 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 2006
Age in December 2006
Year of first eligibility
Total
Number
Percent
1974–1976
1977–1980
1981–1984
1985–1989
1990–1994
1995–1999
2000–2004
2005–2006

All ages

18–21

22–29

30–39

730,772
100.0

227,782
100.0

270,201
100.0

151,725
100.0

9.8
10.2
9.6
15.6
32.0
14.1
7.8
0.9

...
...
...
12.4
37.7
25.1
22.0
2.8

...
3.4
12.5
20.0
44.4
17.0
2.7
...

15.2
25.6
19.8
21.1
18.4
...
...
...

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Those under the age of 18 in 1974 would be no older than 50 in 2006.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.

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eligible for SSI before

mber 2006
40 or older a
81,064
100.0

ecord format), 100 percent data.

59.7
32.7
7.6
...
...
...
...
...

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 2006
Type of income

Number

Percent

1,078,977

100.0

No earned or unearned income a

771,501

71.5

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

307,476
1,949
304,452
1,075

28.5
0.2
28.2
0.1

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

305,527
77,401
1,223
12,200
137,274
9,733
5,634
91,249

28.3
7.2
0.1
1.1
12.7
0.9
0.5
8.5

Total

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
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:
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administered SSI payments
December 2006
Average monthly
amount (dollars)
...
...
213
389
211
558
211
206
85
233
205
1
417
165

Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

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 2006
Parents in household
Total
No parents a
One parent
Two parents

Number
1,079,320
132,610
713,070
233,640

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.

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eceiving federally administered SSI payments,
r 2006
Percentage of total
100.0
12.3
66.1
21.6

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/2006/

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 2006
Children living with—

All children living
with one parent
Parental income

Mother only

Father only

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Total

713,070

100.0

673,420

100.0

39,650

No parental income

324,220

45.5

309,690

46.0

14,530

Parental income a
Earned income
Unearned income

388,850
249,280
163,350

54.5
35.0
22.9

363,730
231,650
154,660

54.0
34.4
23.0

25,120
17,630
8,690

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

324,220
72,620
31,240
35,680
80,820
168,490

45.5
10.2
4.4
5.0
11.3
23.6

309,690
70,740
29,760
33,770
75,950
153,510

46.0
10.5
4.4
5.0
11.3
22.8

14,530
1,880
1,480
1,910
4,870
14,980

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

463,790
5,110
9,960
18,400
56,210
159,600

65.0
0.7
1.4
2.6
7.9
22.4

441,770
4,860
9,540
17,730
53,800
145,720

65.6
0.7
1.4
2.6
8.0
21.6

22,020
250
420
670
2,410
13,880

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

549,720
84,510
26,020
19,990
26,970
5,860

77.1
11.9
3.6
2.8
3.8
0.8

518,760
82,120
24,710
18,660
24,220
4,950

77.0
12.2
3.7
2.8
3.6
0.7

30,960
2,390
1,310
1,330
2,750
910

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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red SSI payments with
, December 2006

n living with—
Father only
Percent
100.0
36.6
63.4
44.5
21.9
36.6
4.7
3.7
4.8
12.3
37.8
55.5
0.6
1.1
1.7
6.1
35.0
78.1
6.0
3.3
3.4
6.9
2.3
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 2006
All children living
with two parents
Parental income

Mother

Father

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

233,640

100.0

233,640

100.0

233,640

41,300

17.7

150,200

64.3

71,330

Parental income
Earned income
Unearned income

192,340
158,480
55,350

82.3
67.8
23.7

83,440
55,940
31,800

35.7
23.9
13.6

162,310
129,700
40,940

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

41,300
7,970
6,330
7,780
23,280
146,980

17.7
3.4
2.7
3.3
10.0
62.9

150,200
17,620
6,950
9,060
16,480
33,330

64.3
7.5
3.0
3.9
7.1
14.3

71,330
8,930
4,840
7,990
22,970
117,580

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

75,160
1,570
2,490
4,140
14,370
135,910

32.2
0.7
1.1
1.8
6.2
58.2

177,700
2,430
3,540
5,520
12,340
32,110

76.1
1.0
1.5
2.4
5.3
13.7

103,940
1,560
2,040
3,410
11,530
111,160

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

178,290
13,750
8,490
7,830
16,120
9,160

76.3
5.9
3.6
3.4
6.9
3.9

201,840
18,330
4,190
3,950
4,500
830

86.4
7.8
1.8
1.7
1.9
0.4

192,700
11,600
4,760
5,510
13,120
5,950

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.

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red SSI payments with
e, December 2006
Father
Percent
100.0
30.5
69.5
55.5
17.5
30.5
3.8
2.1
3.4
9.8
50.3
44.5
0.7
0.9
1.5
4.9
47.6
82.5
5.0
2.0
2.4
5.6
2.5
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 2006
Children with parental income from—

All children with
parental income

Mother

Number

Average
monthly
amount
(dollars)

581,190

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

1,231

447,170

925

187,430

407,760

1,547

287,590

1,240

147,330

218,700
75,660
5,310
97,900
15,080
37,280

388
609
405
137
45
607

186,460
58,940
3,040
92,750
11,730
27,870

305
501
328
125
35
516

49,630
23,810
3,010
11,350
4,750
9,900

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.

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r more parents who
ome, December 2006

rental income from—
Father
Average
monthly
amount
(dollars)
1,611
1,860
563
696
383
154
55
832
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 2006
Children living with—

All children living
with parent(s)
Deeming factors
Total

One parent

Two parents

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

946,710

100.0

713,070

75.3

233,640

No deemed income used in child's payment computation
Subtotal

788,040

100.0

619,230

100.0

168,810

No parental income

365,520

46.4

324,220

52.4

41,300

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

97,900
31,820
292,800

12.4
4.0
37.2

84,060
23,810
187,140

13.6
3.8
30.2

13,840
8,010
105,660

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

158,670

100.0

93,840

100.0

64,830

119,470
21,720
14,610

75.3
13.7
9.2

69,990
16,710
5,130

74.6
17.8
5.5

49,480
5,010
9,480

2,870

1.8

2,010

2.1

860

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.

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red SSI payments
2006

n living with—
Two parents
Percent
24.7

ment computation
100.0
24.5
8.2
4.7
62.6

ment computation
100.0
76.3
7.7
14.6
1.3
format), 10 percent sample.

remaining earned income), and