Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work

Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work Chart 3. Percentage distribution, by age, December 2003 One-third of the working recipients in December 2003 were under age 30, and 25 percent were aged 30–39. Only 21 percent were aged 50 or older.

50 or older 21%

Under 22 10%

22–29 23%

40–49 22%

30–39 25%
SOURCE: Table 7. NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.

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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work Chart 4. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, December 2003 A large majority of working SSI recipients aged 18–64 in December 2003 were disabled because of a mental impairment. Forty-two percent were diagnosed with mental retardation and 22 percent with other mental disorders. Nine percent had diseases of the nervous system and sense organs, mostly blindness.

Unknown 15% Other physical disorders 8% Mental retardation 42%

Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1%

Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 3% Nervous system and sense organs 9% Other mental disorders 22%

SOURCE: Table 3. NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.

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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work Chart 5. Percentage distribution, by monthly earnings, December 2003 Two out of three working recipients earned less than $500 in December 2003. This amount would not affect their status as disabled, since it is less than the substantial gainful activity level of $800 for 2003. One out of seven earned $1,000 or more. This proportion includes those receiving special cash benefits, or special Medicaid status, under section 1619.

$1,000 or more 14% $65 or less 25%

$500–999 20%

$66–199 17%

$200–499 24%
SOURCE: Table 7. NOTE: Data include section 1619(b) participants.

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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work Table 6. Number participating in section 1619(a) or 1619(b) and others who work, by state or other area, December 2003
State or area All areas a Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Total 323,682 3,714 574 3,423 3,405 42,178 3,931 3,842 804 663 11,080 6,990 746 1,674 12,999 5,713 6,567 3,920 4,593 5,454 2,206 5,602 9,671 13,947 9,222 3,054 7,163 1,694 2,934 1,329 1,248 7,605 2,142 29,742 7,674 1,332 16,582 3,579 3,826 15,481 1,668 4,786 2,089 5,242 13,594 2,112 Section 1619(a) participants 17,130 219 29 209 149 3,568 143 166 36 57 690 319 41 69 738 244 197 142 210 375 100 274 618 598 278 203 263 50 98 66 50 327 105 1,665 284 26 722 139 123 914 85 162 54 255 713 81 Section 1619(b) participants 71,089 902 154 879 739 6,497 807 1,058 242 219 3,174 1,454 150 423 2,711 1,427 1,487 935 1,125 1,424 643 1,219 2,876 3,143 2,044 783 1,709 373 587 302 330 1,694 586 5,979 1,576 286 3,058 566 919 3,623 368 831 472 1,177 3,302 422 Other recipients who work 235,447 2,593 391 2,335 2,517 32,113 2,981 2,618 526 387 7,216 5,217 555 1,182 9,550 4,042 4,883 2,843 3,258 3,655 1,463 4,109 6,177 10,206 6,900 2,068 5,191 1,271 2,249 961 868 5,584 1,451 22,098 5,814 1,020 12,802 2,874 2,784 10,944 1,215 3,793 1,563 3,810 9,579 1,609 (Continued)

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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work Table 6. Number participating in section 1619(a) or 1619(b) and others who work, by state or other area, December 2003—Continued
State or area Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Outlying area Northern Mariana Islands Total 1,071 6,260 5,594 1,976 10,211 760 Section 1619(a) participants 52 315 407 124 349 29 Section 1619(b) participants 351 1,441 1,627 454 2,360 181 Other recipients who work 668 4,504 3,560 1,398 7,502 550

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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.workers@ssa.gov.

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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work Table 7. Number and percentage who work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2003
Average earnings (dollars) 469 382 436 529 497 471 421 366 280 468 469 482 281 52 82 137 234 333 432 527 630 734 829 931 1,611 548 367 303 713 421 559 1,059 1,081 720 521 945

Characteristic Total Age Under 18 18–21 22–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–64 65 or older Sex Male Female Earned income a Wages Self-employment Earnings (dollars) 65 or less 66–99 100–199 200–299 300–399 400–499 500–599 600–699 700–799 800–899 900–999 1,000 or more Unearned income a None Social Security Other pensions Income based on need Asset income Other Work incentives a Section 1619(a) Section 1619(b) Plans for achieving self-support b Impairment-related work expenses Blind work expenses

Number 323,682 3,194 29,137 72,943 80,117 71,128 42,504 12,518 12,141 171,840 151,842 306,073 18,812 80,874 15,037 40,792 31,774 25,386 21,156 19,849 15,843 11,769 9,322 6,900 44,980 161,282 141,139 2,623 90 23,254 12,262 17,132 71,097 438 7,604 3,074

Percent 100.0 1.0 9.0 22.5 24.8 22.0 13.1 3.9 3.8 53.1 46.9 94.6 5.8 25.0 4.6 12.6 9.8 7.8 6.5 6.1 4.9 3.6 2.9 2.1 13.9 49.8 43.6 0.8 0 7.2 3.8 5.3 22.0 0.1 2.3 0.9

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data. NOTE: Includes section 1619(b) participants. a. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of earned or unearned income, or both earned and unearned income, or benefit from more than one work incentive provision. b. Number of working recipients with a plan for achieving self-support (PASS). See Tables 14–17 for data on all recipients with a PASS. CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

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