Blind and Disabled Recipients

Table 1.
Number and percentage who work, selected months, 1976–2005
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
2005

5,395,935
5,500,481
5,618,506
5,740,683
5,850,359
5,977,788

360,427
346,110
340,910
323,682
328,204
336,570

276,855
269,655
258,733
252,585
254,523
258,365

83,572
76,455
82,177
71,097
73,681
78,205

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

Month
December
1976
1977
1978
1979

2003
March
June
September
December

2004
March
June
September
December

5,796,837
5,834,265
5,869,004
5,850,359

321,030
323,624
328,831
328,204

251,498
250,726
253,174
254,523

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

2005
March
June
September
December

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

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

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

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

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
b. Includes section 1619(a) participants and SSI recipients earning less than the substantial gainful activity level ($860 effective
January 2006).
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

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Blind and Disabled Recipients

o work
Total as a
percentage
of all blind
and disabled
recipients
3.4
3.8
3.9
4.1
4.3
4.4
4.7
4.8
---5.9
6.2
6.5
6.5
6.2
6.0
5.8
5.8
5.8
5.9
6.2
6.2
6.4
6.7
6.3
6.1
5.6
5.6
5.6
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.6

5.5
5.5
5.6
5.6
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.6
Record format), 100 percent data.

nful activity level ($860 effective

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 2.
Number and percentage who work, by state or other area, December 2005
Recipients who work
All blind and
disabled recipients

Number

5,977,788

336,570

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

146,839
9,055
85,381
82,046
864,099

4,059
597
3,919
3,700
44,807

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

47,743
46,446
12,600
19,433
327,657

4,016
3,825
890
720
12,752

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

176,985
16,421
20,940
231,183
94,133

7,145
893
1,892
13,534
5,755

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

41,272
36,792
167,213
139,585
30,165

6,690
4,101
4,749
5,271
2,160

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

80,596
129,792
208,237
65,107
110,205

6,032
9,505
13,526
9,976
3,088

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

109,850
14,084
20,898
24,878
13,134

7,299
1,805
3,046
1,689
1,283

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

120,669
45,810
507,304
175,678
7,276

7,683
2,259
30,609
8,202
1,346

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

238,161
72,296
53,790
291,744
26,662

16,792
3,971
4,064
15,472
1,683

State or area
All areas

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

93,917
11,357
145,366
395,498
20,861

4,883
2,061
5,210
14,113
2,263

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

12,381
118,210
102,768
73,019
86,049
5,576

1,157
6,852
6,042
2,166
10,171
836

627

11

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

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

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Blind and Disabled Recipients

ber 2005
Recipients who work
Percentage of all blind
and disabled recipients
5.6
2.8
6.6
4.6
4.5
5.2
8.4
8.2
7.1
3.7
3.9
4.0
5.4
9.0
5.9
6.1
16.2
11.1
2.8
3.8
7.2
7.5
7.3
6.5
15.3
2.8
6.6
12.8
14.6
6.8
9.8
6.4
4.9
6.0
4.7
18.5
7.1
5.5
7.6
5.3
6.3

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

5.2
18.1
3.6
3.6
10.8
9.3
5.8
5.9
3.0
11.8
15.0
1.8

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 3.
Percentage distribution of recipients and those who work aged 18–64, by diagnostic group,
December 2005
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

4,082,870
100.0
0.6
3.5
1.6
2.6
21.7
9.9
26.1
1.1
0.4
4.5
0.9
1.0
10.2
7.8
2.1
0.2
0.2
5.6

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

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Blind and Disabled Recipients

ed 18–64, by diagnostic group,

Recipients who work a
321,327
100.0
1.4
1.3
1.0
1.4
41.5
7.1
17.6
0.7
0.4
1.2
0.4
0.6
3.4
9.0
0.7
0.1
0.3
12.2

eristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

blind recipients with a primary impairment other than
assified with diseases of the eye, but their impairment

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 2005
Recipients who work

Number

Percent

Number

Percentage
of all blind
and disabled
recipients

4,158,453

100.0

321,327

7.7

75,583

285,640
520,247
681,095
1,061,793
1,123,466
486,212

6.9
12.5
16.4
25.5
27.0
11.7

32,658
79,819
76,150
72,837
46,716
13,147

11.4
15.3
11.2
6.9
4.2
2.7

3,176
19,252
20,653
19,234
10,379
2,889

All blind and
disabled recipients a
Age
Total
18–21
22–29
30–39
40–49
50–59
60–64

Section 1619(b) participants

Number

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.

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ind and Disabled Recipients

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

ecord format), 100 percent data.

1.8
1.1
3.7
3.0
1.8
0.9
0.6

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 5.
Number in December 2004, by program status and earnings in December 2005
Not receiving payments
in December 2005
Ineligible because of earned income
Reasons no longer eligible
Receiving payments
in December 2005
Program status
in December 2004
All blind and
disabled
recipients
Receiving payments
Section 1619(a)
Have earnings
No earnings
Not receiving payments
Section 1619(b)

Total

Section
Have
1619(a) earnings

No
earnings

Do not
Can
need
pay for
Section
or use equivalent
1619(b) Medicaid coverage

Both

Other
excess
income

Other
nonpay

5,806,479

16,823

226,942 5,038,249

74,093

741

180

388

128,492

320,571

17,581
237,741
5,477,369

6,589
2,889
5,731

2,395
3,826
174,133
35,624
46,074 4,987,752

2,504
8,580
19,750

41
65
196

8
11
30

23
25
74

681
6,977
114,595

1,514
9,437
303,167

73,788

1,614

43,259

439

131

266

6,239

6,453

4,340

11,047

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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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 2005
Total

Section 1619(a)
participants

Section 1619(b)
participants

336,570

17,621

78,205

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

4,059
597
3,919
3,700
44,807

290
25
260
147
3,970

1,002
186
1,126
785
8,254

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

4,016
3,825
890
720
12,752

171
135
43
68
865

848
1,051
251
251
3,836

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

7,145
893
1,892
13,534
5,755

332
62
95
753
229

1,640
272
520
3,044
1,462

6,690
4,101
4,749
5,271
2,160

177
128
275
329
98

1,496
949
1,150
1,370
636

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

6,032
9,505
13,526
9,976
3,088

305
601
535
261
208

1,429
2,957
3,042
2,215
805

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

7,299
1,805
3,046
1,689
1,283

260
48
95
95
45

1,774
405
590
428
367

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

7,683
2,259
30,609
8,202
1,346

315
114
1,585
323
29

1,868
626
6,731
1,792
330

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

16,792
3,971
4,064
15,472
1,683

602
150
129
745
77

3,120
798
1,005
3,844
402

State or area
All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

4,883
2,061
5,210
14,113
2,263

171
52
237
705
81

879
457
1,182
3,559
519

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,157
6,852
6,042
2,166
10,171
836

64
362
481
141
319
31

379
1,700
1,902
549
2,199
220

11

3

3

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

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

k, by state or other area,

Other recipients
who work
240,744
2,767
386
2,533
2,768
32,583
2,997
2,639
596
401
8,051
5,173
559
1,277
9,737
4,064
5,017
3,024
3,324
3,572
1,426
4,298
5,947
9,949
7,500
2,075
5,265
1,352
2,361
1,166
871
5,500
1,519
22,293
6,087
987
13,070
3,023
2,930
10,883
1,204

ct Record format), 100 percent data.

3,833
1,552
3,791
9,849
1,663
714
4,790
3,659
1,476
7,653
585
5

Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work
Table 7.
Number and percentage who work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics,
December 2005

Characteristic

Number

Percent

336,570

100.0

3,314
32,658
79,819
76,150
72,837
46,716
13,147
11,929

1.0
9.7
23.7
22.6
21.6
13.9
3.9
3.5

Sex
Male
Female

179,586
156,984

53.4
46.6

Earned income a
Wages
Self-employment

317,589
20,467

94.4
6.1

76,605
16,012
43,089
32,838
25,897
22,552
20,589
16,807
12,303
10,980
7,416
51,482

22.8
4.8
12.8
9.8
7.7
6.7
6.1
5.0
3.7
3.3
2.2
15.3

170,583
146,252
2,465
167
17,656
13,902

50.7
43.5
0.7
0
5.2
4.1

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

17,621
78,205
419
6,310
2,552

5.2
23.2
0.1
1.9
0.8

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 they may 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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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work

ho work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics,

Average
earnings
(dollars)
500
404
465
544
533
512
460
403
311
503
497
513
336
50
82
137
234
333
433
528
630
732
828
932
1,646
586
387
337
725
432
610

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

rticipants.

greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of earned or
d and unearned income, or they may benefit from more than one work incentive provision.

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

-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

ion, Office of Policy
ork, 2005
licy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2005/

1,111
1,118
840
526
969

Section 1619 Participants
Table 8.
Number and percentage change from prior period, selected months 1982–2005
Section 1619(a) participants

Section 1619(b) participants a

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
2005

27,542
22,100
17,271
17,130
17,115
17,621

7.9
-19.8
-21.9
-0.8
-0.1
3.0

83,572
76,455
82,177
71,097
73,681
78,205

16,771
16,539
16,562
17,130

-2.9
-1.4
0.1
3.4

74,558
72,016
73,576
71,097

Month
December
1982
1983
1984

2003
March
June
September
December

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

2005
March
June
September
December

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

-0.2
3.4
1.2
-1.4

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

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 75,583 participants in December 2005, 1,228 were blind.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

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Section 1619 Participants

982–2005
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
6.1
-9.3
-3.4
2.2
-3.4

-2.2
4.8
3.8
-2.6
0.8
6.9
1.0
-2.4

act Record format), 100 percent data.

s with earnings below the increased SGA
ction 1619(a). This can lead to decreases

.

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 2005

State or area

Ranking

All areas

All blind and
disabled recipients a

Section 1619 participants
Number

4,158,453

92,950

1
2
3
4
5

5,474
8,079
4,308
30,922
48,104

353
495
247
1,652
2,433

Vermont
Nebraska
Montana
Wisconsin
Kansas

6
7
8
9
10

9,379
15,594
10,816
61,877
26,583

431
671
443
2,469
1,043

Idaho
Utah
New Hampshire
Connecticut
Delaware

11
12
13
14
15

15,493
15,127
10,399
34,097
8,295

606
585
402
1,166
283

Massachusetts
Washington
Maine
Maryland
Alaska

16
17
18
19
20

108,545
76,381
23,886
56,490
7,033

3,444
2,319
718
1,694
204

Colorado
Nevada
Oregon
New Jersey
Hawaii

21
22
23
24
25

35,530
18,558
40,585
81,219
12,843

1,001
507
1,101
2,116
326

Indiana
Virginia
Missouri
Rhode Island
District of Columbia

26
27
28
29
30

66,968
81,394
79,844
19,273
12,821

1,661
2,017
1,974
465
304

New York
Arizona
Michigan
Illinois
New Mexico

31
32
33
34
35

342,309
58,328
151,213
159,328
31,416

8,081
1,341
3,473
3,657
708

Pennsylvania
Florida
Ohio
California
Oklahoma

36
37
38
39
40

202,597
204,821
174,435
598,454
51,138

4,485
4,530
3,619
11,678
921

North Dakota
South Dakota
Wyoming
Iowa
Minnesota

North Carolina
Louisiana
Arkansas
South Carolina
Texas

41
42
43
44
45

115,687
93,942
54,505
62,895
256,784

2,061
1,650
890
1,017
4,128

Georgia
Northern Mariana Islands
Mississippi
Tennessee
Alabama

46
47
48
49
50

119,503
384
72,173
103,983
101,533

1,911
6
981
1,368
1,259

West Virginia
Kentucky

51
52

56,459
120,649

677
1,379

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

entage of all blind
Section 1619 participants
Percent
2.24
6.45
6.13
5.73
5.34
5.06
4.60
4.30
4.10
3.99
3.92
3.91
3.87
3.87
3.42
3.41
3.17
3.04
3.01
3.00
2.90
2.82
2.73
2.71
2.61
2.54
2.48
2.48
2.47
2.41
2.37
2.36
2.30
2.30
2.30
2.25
2.21
2.21
2.07
1.95
1.80

ract Record format), 100 percent data.

1.78
1.76
1.63
1.62
1.61
1.60
1.56
1.36
1.32
1.24
1.20
1.14

Section 1619 Participants
Table 10.
Section 1619(a) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months,
2004–2005
December 2004

September 2005

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

1,076

17,874

1,081

17,621

250
32
206
152
3,788

1,037
1,133
1,044
1,013
1,181

284
30
240
150
4,117

1,029
1,006
1,059
1,028
1,194

290
25
260
147
3,970

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

163
144
42
60
697

1,044
1,042
1,032
1,040
1,030

175
135
47
61
823

1,029
1,022
1,044
1,038
1,034

171
135
43
68
865

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

338
62
91
701
253

1,014
1,033
1,062
1,024
1,040

332
65
84
736
236

1,033
1,052
1,038
1,035
1,037

332
62
95
753
229

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

185
152
238
335
96

1,051
1,068
1,031
1,032
1,080

171
121
260
347
98

1,055
1,061
1,056
1,034
1,060

177
128
275
329
98

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

310
582
606
262
194

1,041
1,082
1,033
1,059
1,017

301
595
562
264
199

1,050
1,086
1,041
1,038
1,023

305
601
535
261
208

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

257
49
79
78
63

1,043
1,034
1,045
1,065
1,057

272
53
96
90
48

1,041
1,045
1,050
1,040
1,041

260
48
95
95
45

321
100
1,617
292
37

1,037
1,024
1,086
1,019
1,032

352
120
1,643
333
26

1,047
1,019
1,087
1,026
1,024

315
114
1,585
323
29

677
143
125
775
85

1,041
1,022
1,038
1,041
1,099

660
154
133
738
87

1,038
1,038
1,053
1,040
1,067

602
150
129
745
77

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

17,115

December 2005

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

136
60
256
643
79

1,030
1,063
1,047
1,024
1,023

158
50
250
714
75

1,037
1,014
1,042
1,031
1,036

171
52
237
705
81

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

62
321
421
127
341
29

1,097
1,043
1,056
1,039
1,050
1,034

56
359
476
152
316
27

1,081
1,036
1,055
1,072
1,049
1,001

64
362
481
141
319
31

3

945

3

1,018

3

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

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.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2005/

Section 1619 Participants

ea, selected months,
December 2005
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,111
1,074
1,039
1,084
1,083
1,221
1,060
1,054
1,076
1,050
1,065
1,068
1,085
1,085
1,058
1,066
1,076
1,077
1,088
1,083
1,095
1,082
1,130
1,057
1,066
1,050
1,074
1,086
1,117
1,063
1,097
1,086
1,065
1,121
1,052
1,048
1,070
1,066
1,098
1,064
1,102

rd format), 100 percent data.

1,071
1,052
1,079
1,062
1,105
1,097
1,069
1,081
1,093
1,080
1,053
1,018

Section 1619 Participants
Table 11.
Section 1619(b) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months,
2004–2005
December 2004

September 2005

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

73,681

Alabama
Alaska a
Arizona
Arkansas
California

December 2005

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

1,070

80,134

1,107

78,205

903
178
944
778
7,216

1,110
1,183
1,104
1,004
1,399

1,040
187
1,134
827
7,961

1,096
1,249
1,164
1,029
1,439

1,002
186
1,126
785
8,254

Colorado
Connecticut a
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

809
1,056
246
239
3,248

1,021
979
1,123
1,441
1,094

879
1,131
265
242
3,861

1,138
1,034
1,201
1,438
1,121

848
1,051
251
251
3,836

Georgia
Hawaii a
Idaho a
Illinois a
Indiana a

1,558
203
470
2,875
1,434

1,055
1,148
957
1,078
944

1,688
270
539
3,187
1,522

1,100
1,210
1,008
1,107
966

1,640
272
520
3,044
1,462

Iowa
Kansas a
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,419
930
1,141
1,464
662

819
867
1,069
1,001
988

1,519
986
1,189
1,421
706

847
929
1,164
1,052
985

1,496
949
1,150
1,370
636

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota a
Mississippi

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

1,131
1,200
989
863
1,123

1,459
3,046
3,212
2,338
862

1,181
1,210
1,026
922
1,104

1,429
2,957
3,042
2,215
805

Missouri a
Montana
Nebraska a
Nevada a
New Hampshire a

1,717
383
579
392
339

879
876
933
1,211
985

1,841
424
581
426
375

900
880
951
1,244
984

1,774
405
590
428
367

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota a

1,752
568
6,242
1,629
319

1,166
1,080
1,221
1,009
815

1,906
647
6,791
1,814
335

1,185
1,109
1,247
1,036
881

1,868
626
6,731
1,792
330

Ohio a
Oklahoma a
Oregon a
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

3,072
676
945
3,587
367

950
840
900
1,025
1,105

3,256
789
1,036
4,003
410

974
898
939
1,074
1,136

3,120
798
1,005
3,844
402

State or area
All areas

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah a

858
458
1,178
3,342
471

945
776
1,085
1,008
889

903
453
1,303
3,675
525

981
798
1,107
1,042
965

879
457
1,182
3,559
519

Vermont
Virginia a
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

378
1,554
1,721
525
2,351
222

946
1,043
1,116
1,140
884
827

365
1,767
1,895
563
2,338
238

964
1,118
1,143
1,184
907
894

379
1,700
1,902
549
2,199
220

4

1,080

4

906

3

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

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

File available from:
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Section 1619 Participants

ea, selected months,
December 2005
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,118
1,121
1,222
1,171
1,052
1,420
1,148
1,043
1,224
1,429
1,161
1,110
1,246
980
1,095
973
843
951
1,155
1,071
1,000
1,189
1,240
1,024
935
1,125
917
906
919
1,278
1,023
1,182
1,089
1,270
1,054
879
965
900
916
1,082
1,112

rd format), 100 percent data.

l Medicaid determinations.

984
849
1,101
1,054
980
1,083
1,113
1,163
1,197
925
887
808

Section 1619 Participants
Table 12.
Number and average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2005
Section 1619(a) participants

Section 1619(b) participants

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

17,621

1,111

78,205

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

135
2,139
4,752
4,358
3,774
1,982
362
119

1,059
1,072
1,104
1,119
1,127
1,120
1,137
1,132

185
3,176
19,252
20,653
19,234
10,379
2,889
2,437

Sex
Male
Female

9,750
7,871

1,122
1,098

40,782
37,423

Earned income a
Wages
Self-employment

17,148
586

1,113
1,065

75,876
2,997

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

...
...
...
...
1,062
10,849
5,710

...
...
...
...
879
1,017
1,334

9,954
6,106
7,205
6,791
9,947
7,757
30,445

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

15,809
545
27
7
736
563

1,113
1,074
1,100
1,043
1,133
1,077

24,970
49,837
488
41
3,693
3,765

176
446
3

1,439
1,197
1,869

0
1,486
545

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 they may benefit from more than one work incentive provision.
b. Includes 18 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

005
Section 1619(b) participants
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,118
-1,255
1,167
1,112
1,095
1,107
1,003
926
1,144
1,089
1,125
1,036
268
436
529
630
775
1,011
1,920
1,784
747
994
1,312
1,030
1,259
0
989
1,503
Record format), 100 percent data.

more than one type of earned or
one work incentive provision.

Section 1619 Participants
Table 13.
Percentage distribution of participants aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2005
Diagnostic group

All blind and
disabled recipients

Section 1619(a)
participants

4,082,870
100.0

17,367
100.0

0.6
3.5
1.6
2.6

0.7
1.8
1.6
1.8

21.7
9.9
26.1
1.1

32.3
8.4
25.7
1.1

0.4
4.5
0.9
1.0

0.6
1.5
0.5
1.0

10.2
7.8
2.1
0.2
0.2
5.6

3.9
10.8
1.0
0.1
0.4
6.8

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

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

File available from:
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Section 1619 Participants

oup, December 2005
Section 1619(b)
participants
75,583
100.0
0.8
1.9
1.8
2.3
30.6
8.6
22.6
1.1
0.7
1.7
0.6
1.2
5.3
10.4
1.0
0.1
0.3
9.0

ract Record format), 100 percent data.

pients with a primary impairment other than
ith diseases of the eye, but their impairment

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 14.
Number, by state or other area and provision, December 2005
Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,582

6,310

25
7
15
27
414

159
4
72
58
475

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

17
9
0
0
35

27
130
29
b
352

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

27
9
28
31
16

206
10
10
210
105

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

33
20
63
b
38

51
329
89
110
30

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

26
80
41
35
8

181
168
113
106
30

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

20
24
20
6
10

134
8
22
24
22

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

3
4
80
69
3

198
61
479
329
8

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

35
7
27
19
8

110
79
36
289
11

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

16
12
19
24
3

66
13
121
306
46

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

27
14
41
8
75
b

7
482
104
31
265
4

b

b

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 400 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)
2,552
26
b
29
20
397
30
23
9
4
99
50
10
b
55
44
58
28
38
34
12
38
212
87
49
32
38
9
10
14
8
47
13
202
111
3
89
20
30
103
9

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

30
5
36
177
13
4
62
42
16
72
b
b

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 15.
Number, by selected characteristics and provision, December 2005
Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,582

6,310

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

3
65
321
345
482
312
46
8

5
312
2,042
1,874
1,254
588
133
102

Sex
Male
Female

644
938

3,446
2,864

Earned income b
Wages
Self-employment

409
99

6,233
101

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

1,089
22
7
36
35
46
28
38
40
35
29
26
151

0
499
256
932
828
734
636
568
383
299
199
152
824

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

297
1,240
13
0
68
56

2,700
3,259
35
c
433
198

Characteristic
Total

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 400 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.
c. 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:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2005
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2005/

Other Work Incentive Participants

05
Blind
work expenses
(BWE)

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

receive more than one type of earned or

2,552
4
111
619
723
598
366
73
58
1,370
1,182
2,481
94
0
173
82
240
200
161
145
142
114
97
114
102
982
1,311
1,107
10
c
170
73

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 16.
Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group and provision, December 2005

Diagnostic group

All blind and
disabled
recipients

Plans for
achieving
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairmentrelated work
expenses
(IRWE)

4,082,870
100.0

1,582
100.0

6,310
100.0

0.6
3.5
1.6
2.6

0.9
2.3
1.8
6.0

2.4
0.5
0.7
2.1

21.7
9.9
26.1
1.1

4.4
9.1
31.4
1.1

53.5
3.4
9.7
0.3

0.4
4.5
0.9
1.0
10.2
7.8
2.1
0.2
0.2
5.6

0.4
1.2
0.9
0.6
7.3
13.1
0.4
0
0.3
18.7

0.1
0.7
0.1
0.3
1.4
12.5
0.3
0
0.3
11.5

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

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 400 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:
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SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2005
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Work Incentive Participants

5

Blind work
expenses
(BWE)
2,552
100.0
1.3
0.2
0.2
0
2.0
0
0.3
0.2
0
1.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
82.2
0
0
0.1
12.0

cord format), 100 percent data.

ith a primary impairment other than
ases of the eye, but their impairment

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 17.
Percentage distribution of persons with income excluded, by amount excluded and provision,
December 2005

Amount excluded (dollars)

Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,182
100.0

6,310
100.0

0.3
1.0
1.7
5.2
8.1
21.7
49.3
12.5

18.9
23.6
32.5
15.4
4.4
3.4
1.5
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:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2005
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Other Work Incentive Participants

ount excluded and provision,

Blind
work expenses
(BWE)

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

2,552
100.0
18.1
10.6
14.6
18.6
11.2
12.8
10.6
3.3