Blind and Disabled Recipients

Table 1.
Number and percentage who work, selected months, 1976–2004
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

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

Month
December
1976
1977
1978
1979

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: . . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.

b. Includes section 1619(a) participants and SSI recipients earning less than the substantial gainful activity level ($830 effective January 2005).
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ork

Total as a percentage
of all blind
and disabled
recipients

rmat), 100 percent data.

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
5.5
5.5
5.6
5.6

y level ($830 effective January 2005).

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 2.
Number and percentage who work, by state or other area, December 2004
Recipients who work
All blind and
disabled recipients

Number

5,850,359

328,204

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

144,687
8,789
82,175
78,316
841,885

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

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

46,569
45,825
12,405
19,047
321,530

3,875
3,828
834
653
11,435

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

173,247
15,944
19,740
227,977
91,519

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

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

40,343
36,013
165,707
151,409
29,714

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

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

78,638
127,912
205,330
63,030
109,624

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

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

107,842
13,768
20,589
24,362
12,465

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

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

118,456
43,619
501,231
170,726
7,237

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

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

233,052
69,345
52,222
288,759
26,055

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

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

93,201
11,200
144,217
366,570
19,970

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

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

12,074
114,810
99,341
72,026
83,813
5,428

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

State or area
All areas

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

606

16

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Includes section 1619(b) participants.
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Blind and Disabled Recipients

004
Recipients who work
Percentage of all blind
and disabled recipients
5.6
2.7
6.8
4.3
4.6
5.2
8.3
8.4
6.7
3.4
3.6
4.0
5.0
8.7
5.9
6.3
16.4
11.2
2.8
3.6
7.4
7.2
7.5
6.8
15.4
2.8
6.6
12.6
14.5
6.1
10.1
6.4
4.8
6.0
4.6
18.8
7.2
5.4
7.4
5.2
6.2
5.1
18.7
3.6
3.7
10.7
9.8
5.6
5.8
2.9
12.1
14.1

ct Record format), 100 percent data.

2.6

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 3.
Percentage distribution of recipients and those who work aged 18–64, by diagnostic group,
December 2004
Diagnostic group
Total
Number
Percent
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Schizophrenia
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 b
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

All blind and disabled recipients
4,017,108
100.0
0.6
3.7
1.7
2.6
21.9
9.9
25.3
1.1
0.4
4.5
0.9
1.0
9.9
7.8
2.1
0.2
0.2
6.2

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Effective with the December 2002 edition, all recipients in each recipient category are included when computing percentages for each
diagnostic category. Previously, only recipients with identified diagnoses were included in this computation.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
b. Most disabled recipients classified as blind are included in this category. A few blind recipients with a primary impairment other than diseases
of the eye are coded in other categories. Also, a few recipients are classified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the
definition of blindness.
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Blind and Disabled Recipients

, by diagnostic group,
Recipients who work

a

313,004
100.0
1.3
1.3
1.0
1.4
42.0
7.2
16.3
0.6
0.3
1.2
0.3
0.6
3.3
8.8
0.7
0.1
0.3
13.4

act Record format), 100 percent data.

e included when computing percentages for each
s computation.

ients with a primary impairment other than diseases
s of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 4.
Number and percentage of recipients, those who work, and section 1619(b) participants aged 18–64,
by age, December 2004
Recipients who work
All blind and
disabled recipients
Age
Total
18–21
22–29
30–39
40–49
50–59
60–64

Section 1619(b) participants

Number

Percent

Number

Percentage
of all blind and
disabled recipients

4,088,304

100.0

313,005

7.7

71,195

272,114
504,572
696,602
1,056,428
1,074,642
483,946

6.7
12.3
17.0
25.8
26.3
11.8

30,392
75,465
77,329
72,536
44,483
12,800

11.2
15.0
11.1
6.9
4.1
2.6

2,867
17,801
20,246
18,175
9,431
2,675

a

Number

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
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ind and Disabled Recipients

cipants aged 18–64,
Section 1619(b) participants
Percentage
of all blind and
disabled recipients

mat), 100 percent data.

1.7
1.1
3.5
2.9
1.7
0.9
0.6

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 5.
Number in December 2003, by program status and earnings in December 2004
Not receiving payments
in December 2004
Ineligible because of earned income
Reasons no longer eligible
Receiving payments
in December 2004
Program status
in December 2003

Section
1619(b)

Can
pay for
equivalent
coverage

Both

Other
excess
income

Total

Section
1619(a)

All blind and
disabled
recipients

5,676,848

16,242

223,887

4,909,518

69,256

683

161

340

119,846

Receiving payments
Section 1619(a)
Have earnings
No earnings

17,643
237,204
5,350,729

6,216
2,694
5,294

3,017
171,618
44,669

3,842
38,214
4,856,578

2,260
7,787
17,591

40
74
198

10
5
32

13
25
92

626
6,224
107,121

71,272

2,038

4,583

10,884

41,618

371

114

210

5,875

Not receiving payments
Section 1619(b)

Have
earnings No earnings

Does
not need
or use
Medicaid

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

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Disabled Recipients

ments
04

percent data.

Other
non-pay

336,915
1,619
10,563
319,154
5,579

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 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

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

State or area
All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

16

3

4

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

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Disabled Recipients Who Work

tate or other area,

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

d format), 100 percent data.

9

Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Wo
Table 7.
Number and percentage who work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics,
December 2004

Characteristic

Number

Percent

328,204

100.0

3,176
30,392
75,465
77,329
72,536
44,483
12,800
12,023

1.0
9.3
23.0
23.6
22.1
13.6
3.9
3.7

Sex
Male
Female

174,596
153,608

53.2
46.8

Earned income a
Wages
Self-employment

309,175
20,376

94.2
6.2

78,193
15,741
42,201
32,417
25,667
22,149
20,372
16,363
11,585
10,367
6,815
46,334

23.8
4.8
12.9
9.9
7.8
6.7
6.2
5.0
3.5
3.2
2.1
14.1

164,765
143,214
2,554
100
20,495
12,904

50.2
43.6
0.8
0
6.2
3.9

17,115
73,681
418
6,874
2,827

5.2
22.4
0.1
2.1
0.9

Total
Age
Under 18
18–21
22–29
30–39
40–49
50–59
60–64
65 or older

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

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.
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ork and their average earnings, by selected characteristics,

Average
earnings
(dollars)

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

nts.

than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of earned or unearned
ncome, or benefit from more than one work incentive provision.

an for achieving self-support (PASS). See Tables 14–17 for data on all recipients with a PASS.

or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

474
375
439
523
504
484
431
380
293
475
473
487
306
51
82
137
234
333
432
528
630
732
828
932
1,607
553
372
309
716
428
578
1,076
1,070
755
512
919

olicy

tatcomps/ssi_workers/2004/

Section 1619 Participants
Table 8.
Number and percentage change from prior period, selected months 1982–2004
Section 1619(a) participants

Section 1619(b) participants

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
17,130
17,115

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
17,130

-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
16,891
17,115

-1.5
-1.7
1.8
1.3

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

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 73,681 participants in December 2004, 1,178 were blind.
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Section 1619 Participants

4
Section 1619(b) participants

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
format), 100 percent data.

ings below the increased SGA level
his can lead to decreases in the number

Section 1619 Participants
Table 9.
Ranking of state or other area, by section 1619 participants as a percentage of all blind
and disabled recipients in state aged 18–64, December 2004

State or area

Ranking

All areas

All blind and
disabled recipients a

Section 1619 participants
Number

4,088,303

88,077

1
2
3
4
5

5,450
7,938
4,158
30,377
46,892

352
503
241
1,582
2,358

Vermont
Wisconsin
Nebraska
Kansas
New Hampshire

6
7
8
9
10

9,196
60,431
15,433
26,024
9,833

426
2,639
648
1,043
393

Montana
Idaho
Utah
Connecticut
Delaware

11
12
13
14
15

10,595
14,653
14,456
33,782
8,189

420
552
536
1,177
284

Massachusetts
Maine
Alaska
Washington
Maryland

16
17
18
19
20

107,148
23,537
6,860
74,331
54,993

3,424
748
209
2,084
1,517

Colorado
Oregon
Indiana
New Jersey
Nevada

21
22
23
24
25

34,773
39,370
65,266
80,358
18,289

953
1,048
1,655
2,010
455

Missouri
Michigan
Rhode Island
Virginia
New York

26
27
28
29
30

78,643
149,621
18,906
79,226
340,928

1,925
3,619
440
1,832
7,655

District of Columbia
Illinois
Ohio
New Mexico
Pennsylvania

31
32
33
34
35

12,523
157,798
170,915
30,000
203,092

277
3,466
3,650
638
4,258

Hawaii
Arizona
Florida
Northern Mariana Islands
California

36
37
38
39
40

12,487
56,199
200,953
385
585,721

254
1,107
3,826
7
10,495

Louisiana
Arkansas
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Texas

41
42
43
44
45

101,941
52,408
112,521
49,330
241,756

1,752
883
1,872
797
3,849

Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee

46
47
48

117,699
62,345
102,986

1,831
960
1,374

North Dakota
South Dakota
Wyoming
Iowa
Minnesota

Mississippi
West Virginia

49
50

72,009
55,821

949
644

Alabama
Kentucky

51
52

99,709
120,049

1,120
1,340

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Section 1619 Participants

of all blind
Section 1619 participants
Percent
2.15
6.46
6.34
5.80
5.21
5.03
4.63
4.37
4.20
4.01
4.00
3.96
3.77
3.71
3.48
3.47
3.20
3.18
3.05
2.80
2.76
2.74
2.66
2.54
2.50
2.49
2.45
2.42
2.33
2.31
2.25
2.21
2.20
2.14
2.13
2.10
2.03
1.97
1.90
1.82
1.79
1.72
1.68
1.66
1.62
1.59
1.56
1.54
1.33

rd format), 100 percent data.

1.32
1.15
1.12
1.12

Section 1619 Participants
Table 10.
Section 1619(a) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months,
2003–2004
December 2003

September 2004
Number

Number

1,059

16,891

1,060

17,115

219
29
209
149
3,568

1,000
1,076
1,018
1,008
1,169

248
29
205
133
3,686

1,018
1,013
1,028
1,008
1,166

250
32
206
152
3,788

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

143
166
36
57
690

1,000
1,001
991
1,053
1,024

161
159
39
56
720

1,015
1,041
1,013
1,014
1,016

163
144
42
60
697

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

319
41
69
738
244

1,005
1,017
1,024
1,017
1,006

314
54
89
657
212

1,005
1,012
1,052
1,020
1,031

338
62
91
701
253

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

197
142
210
375
100

1,027
1,046
1,018
1,008
1,060

183
135
249
323
99

1,024
1,043
1,023
1,014
1,078

185
152
238
335
96

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

274
618
598
278
203

1,018
1,054
1,024
1,042
1,017

279
569
600
236
197

1,028
1,055
1,032
1,027
1,020

310
582
606
262
194

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

263
50
98
66
50

1,005
986
1,027
1,029
1,016

263
49
71
66
51

1,029
1,013
1,055
1,028
1,036

257
49
79
78
63

327
105
1,665
284
26

1,035
1,004
1,070
1,024
1,014

332
105
1,536
337
35

1,026
1,021
1,065
1,009
1,018

321
100
1,617
292
37

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

722
139
123
914
85

1,028
1,025
1,040
1,033
1,064

676
121
144
852
72

1,018
1,009
1,028
1,040
1,052

677
143
125
775
85

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

162
54
255
713
81

1,016
1,052
1,024
1,023
1,023

148
55
247
740
83

1,026
1,012
1,025
1,008
1,004

136
60
256
643
79

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

52
315
407
124
349

1,062
1,029
1,039
1,033
1,026

58
307
425
134
327

1,064
1,013
1,035
1,034
1,035

62
321
421
127
341

All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

Number
17,130

December 2004
Average
earnings
(dollars)

State or area

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Wyoming
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

29

1,021

25

997

29

a

a

a

a

3

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.workers@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2004
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Section 1619 Participants

cted months,
December 2004
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,076
1,037
1,133
1,044
1,013
1,181
1,044
1,042
1,032
1,040
1,030
1,014
1,033
1,062
1,024
1,040
1,051
1,068
1,031
1,032
1,080
1,041
1,082
1,033
1,059
1,017
1,043
1,034
1,045
1,065
1,057
1,037
1,024
1,086
1,019
1,032
1,041
1,022
1,038
1,041
1,099
1,030
1,063
1,047
1,024
1,023
1,097
1,043
1,056
1,039
1,050

, 100 percent data.

1,034
945

Section 1619 Participants
Table 11.
Section 1619(b) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months,
2003–2004
December 2003

September 2004

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

71,097

Alabama
Alaska a
Arizona
Arkansas
California

December 2004

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

1,081

75,657

1,097

73,681

902
154
879
739
6,497

1,204
1,175
1,165
1,027
1,390

956
193
960
764
7,225

1,180
1,163
1,165
1,058
1,420

903
178
944
778
7,216

Colorado
Connecticut a
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

807
1,058
242
219
3,174

1,074
954
1,159
1,432
1,099

857
1,057
266
241
3,403

1,080
992
1,189
1,444
1,134

809
1,056
246
239
3,248

Georgia
Hawaii a
Idaho a
Illinois a
Indiana a

1,454
150
423
2,711
1,427

1,070
1,065
987
1,051
957

1,629
190
480
2,852
1,495

1,089
1,134
951
1,075
985

1,558
203
470
2,875
1,434

Iowa
Kansas a
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,487
935
1,125
1,424
643

794
927
1,106
1,040
988

1,541
940
1,128
1,512
677

834
928
1,104
1,031
990

1,419
930
1,141
1,464
662

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota a
Mississippi

1,219
2,876
3,143
2,044
783

1,164
1,171
1,028
914
1,138

1,318
3,026
3,233
2,203
838

1,176
1,206
1,027
885
1,184

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

Missouri a
Montana
Nebraska a
Nevada a
New Hampshire a

1,709
373
587
302
330

914
846
885
1,172
911

1,754
406
595
398
352

902
865
942
1,212
967

1,717
383
579
392
339

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota a

1,694
586
5,979
1,576
286

1,230
1,084
1,270
1,010
797

1,795
578
6,336
1,677
322

1,189
1,080
1,250
1,021
805

1,752
568
6,242
1,629
319

Ohio a
Oklahoma a
Oregon a
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

3,058
566
919
3,623
368

960
853
855
1,044
1,064

3,217
687
971
3,940
388

970
855
909
1,071
1,127

3,072
676
945
3,587
367

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah a

831
472
1,177
3,302
422

994
827
1,108
1,024
946

877
466
1,217
3,354
489

991
839
1,143
1,036
1,019

858
458
1,178
3,342
471

Vermont
Virginia a
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

351
1,441
1,627
454
2,360

919
1,021
1,117
1,112
899

380
1,560
1,785
509
2,393

973
1,066
1,119
1,156
916

378
1,554
1,721
525
2,351

State or area
All areas

Wyoming
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

181

812

220

900

222

8

1,220

7

1,194

4

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. The Social Security Administration identifies persons as potential participants; final Medicaid determinations are made by the state.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

File available from:
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Section 1619 Participants

cted months,
December 2004
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,070
1,110
1,183
1,104
1,004
1,399
1,021
979
1,123
1,441
1,094
1,055
1,148
957
1,078
944
819
867
1,069
1,001
988
1,131
1,200
989
863
1,123
879
876
933
1,211
985
1,166
1,080
1,221
1,009
815
950
840
900
1,025
1,105
945
776
1,085
1,008
889
946
1,043
1,116
1,140
884

, 100 percent data.

are made by the state.

827
1,080

Section 1619 Participants
Table 12.
Number and average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2004
Section 1619(a) participants

Section 1619(b) participants

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

17,115

1,076

73,681

Age
Under 18
18–21
22–29
30–39
40–49
50–59
60–64
65 or older

112
1,875
4,537
4,516
3,760
1,832
362
121

1,008
1,048
1,067
1,081
1,089
1,085
1,102
1,062

148
2,867
17,801
20,246
18,175
9,431
2,675
2,338

Sex
Male
Female

9,374
7,741

1,088
1,061

38,415
35,266

Earned income a
Wages
Self-employment

16,589
629

1,078
1,017

71,570
2,694

Earnings (dollars)
Less than 400
400–499
500–599
600–699
700–899
900–1,199
1,200 or more

...
...
...
...
2,391
10,290
4,434

...
...
...
...
860
1,017
1,328

10,030
6,012
7,162
6,591
9,211
7,177
27,498

Unearned income a
None
Social Security
Other pensions
Income based on need
Asset income
Other

15,196
573
33
2
893
507

1,077
1,031
1,077
1,124
1,101
1,045

22,714
47,722
470
22
4,336
3,335

163
511
4

1,339
1,126
1,752

0
1,583
581

Characteristic
All participants

Work incentives a
Plans for achieving self-support b
Impairment-related work expenses
Blind work expenses

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: -- = not available; . . . = not applicable.
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. Includes 16 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

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Section 1619 Participants

Section 1619(b) participants

format), 100 percent data.

one type of earned or unearned
n.

Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,070
-1,193
1,120
1,058
1,050
1,062
972
905
1,089
1,050
1,077
953
268
435
529
630
775
1,012
1,862
1,709
728
940
1,712
989
1,230
0
969
1,409

Section 1619 Participants
Table 13.
Percentage distribution of participants aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2004
Diagnostic group
Total
Number
Percent
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Schizophrenia
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 a
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

All blind and
disabled recipients

Section 1619(a)
participants

4,017,108
100.0

16,882
100.0

0.6
3.7
1.7
2.6

0.8
1.8
1.5
1.8

21.9
9.9
25.3
1.1

34.0
8.6
23.4
1.0

0.4
4.5
0.9
1.0
9.9
7.8
2.1
0.2
0.2
6.2

0.8
1.4
0.4
1.0
3.8
10.5
1.1
0.1
0.4
7.6

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Effective with the December 2002 edition, all recipients in each recipient category are included when computing percentages for each
diagnostic category. Previously, only recipients with identified diagnoses were included in this computation.
a. Most disabled recipients classified as blind are included in this category. A few blind recipients with a primary impairment other than diseases
of the eye are coded in other categories. Also, a few recipients are classified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the
definition of blindness.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

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Section 1619 Participants

cember 2004
Section 1619(b)
participants
71,195
100.0
0.8
2.0
1.8
2.2
31.4
8.8
21.5
1.1
0.6
1.7
0.6
1.2
5.2
10.1
1.0
0.1
0.2
9.8

d format), 100 percent data.

when computing percentages for each
tion.

a primary impairment other than diseases
ye, but their impairment does not meet the

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 14.
Number, by state or other area and provision, 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

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

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

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.workers@ssa.gov.

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Other Work Incentive Participants

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
33
4
47
182
15
3
73
46
19
76
3
b

ct Record format), 100 percent data.

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 15.
Number, by selected characteristics and provision, December 2004
Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,598

6,874

Age
Under 18
18–21
22–29
30–39
40–49
50–59
60–64
65 or older

7
62
306
388
483
302
38
12

0
363
2,186
2,071
1,366
627
150
111

Sex
Male
Female

687
911

3,739
3,135

Earned income b
Wages
Self-employment

412
82

6,801
85

Earnings (dollars)
None
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

1,112
27
7
28
46
48
38
35
45
22
42
19
129

0
564
276
1,035
926
775
681
614
443
310
252
167
831

Unearned income b
None
Social Security
Other pensions
Income based on need
Asset income
Other

297
1,242
17
0
97
70

2,958
3,517
47
0
543
213

Characteristic
Total

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

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Other Work Incentive Participants

Blind
work expenses
(BWE)
2,827
4
121
720
819
620
398
83
62
1,519
1,308
2,742
110
0
202
92
288
211
174
173
156
134
108
134
89
1,066
1,445
1,192
5
0
230
105
Record format), 100 percent data.

more than one type of earned or unearned

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 16.
Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group and provision, December 2004

Diagnostic group

All blind and
disabled recipients

Total
Number
Percent
Congenital anomalies
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Injuries
Mental disorders
Retardation
Schizophrenia
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 b
Respiratory system
Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Other
Unknown

Plans for achieving Impairment-related
self-support
work expenses
(PASS) a
(IRWE)

4,017,108
100.0

1,598
100.0

6,874
100.0

0.6
3.7
1.7
2.6

1.0
2.3
2.1
7.1

2.1
0.3
0.5
2.2

21.9
9.9
25.3
1.1

4.8
10.1
28.7
0.6

54.3
3.6
9.0
0.4

0.4
4.5
0.9
1.0
9.9
7.8
2.1
0.2
0.2
6.2

0.3
1.8
0.6
0.9
7.7
13.2
0.9
0.1
0.1
17.8

0.1
0.7
0.1
0.3
1.2
11.8
0.3
0
0.2
12.8

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Effective with the December 2002 edition, all recipients in each recipient category are included when computing percentages for each
diagnostic category. Previously, only recipients with identified diagnoses were included in this computation.
a. Includes 401 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
b. Most disabled recipients classified as blind are included in this category. A few blind recipients with a primary impairment other than diseases
of the eye are coded in other categories. Also, a few recipients are classified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment does not meet the
definition of blindness.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2004/

Work Incentive Participants

Blind work
expenses
(BWE)
2,827
100.0
1.1
0.4
0.1
0.1
2.1
0
0.3
0.1
0
1.5
0
0.1
0.1
80.5
0
0
0.1
13.4

at), 100 percent data.

computing percentages for each

ary impairment other than diseases
their impairment does not meet the

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 17.
Percent distribution of persons with income excluded, by amount excluded and provision,
December 2004

Amount excluded (dollars)

Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,197
100.0

6,874
100.0

0.8
1.6
1.8
6.3
8.5
24.6
47.5
8.9

19.1
24.6
32.4
15.2
4.4
2.9
1.3
0.3

Total
Number
Percent
Under 25
25–49
50–99
100–199
200–299
300–499
500–999
1,000 or more

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Data do not include plans for achieving self-support that exclude only resources.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

File available from:
Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2004/

Other Work Incentive Participants

luded and provision,

Blind
work expenses
(BWE)

act Record format), 100 percent data.

2,827
100.0
18.4
10.0
15.0
17.7
11.7
13.8
10.1
3.4