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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work Chart 3. Percentage distribution, by age, December 2006 Over one-third of the working recipients in December 2006 were under age 30, and 22 percent were aged 30–39. Only 22 percent were aged 50 or older.

50 or older 22%

Under 22 11%

22–29 24%

40–49 21%

30–39 22%
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 2006 A large majority of working SSI recipients aged 18–64 in December 2006 were disabled because of a mental impairment. Forty-one percent were diagnosed with mental retardation and 26 percent with other mental disorders. Nine percent had diseases of the nervous system and sense organs, mostly blindness.

Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 1%

Other physical disorders 8%

Unknown 11%

Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 4% Nervous system and sense organs 9%

Mental retardation 41%

Other mental disorders 26%
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 2006 Two out of three working recipients earned less than $500 in December 2006. This amount would not affect their status as disabled, since it is less than the substantial gainful activity level of $860 for 2006. One out of six earned $1,000 or more. This proportion includes those receiving special cash benefits, or special Medicaid status, under section 1619.

$1,000 or more 17%

$65 or less 22%

$500–999 20% $66–199 17%

$200–499 23%
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 2006
Section 1619(a) participants 17,394 284 a 281 164 4,067 156 132 46 63 810 322 58 91 702 225 159 140 225 332 91 286 544 504 279 188 254 60 94 104 35 333 127 1,598 310 35 576 132 153 728 63 Section 1619(b) participants 89,350 1,195 a 1,424 897 9,945 938 1,171 303 282 4,530 1,839 338 613 3,603 1,589 1,592 1,037 1,249 1,539 677 1,658 3,295 3,159 2,493 938 2,100 456 639 561 402 2,124 645 7,568 1,974 357 3,546 1,019 1,079 4,361 468 Other recipients who work 242,676 2,789 388 2,558 2,797 32,837 3,008 2,638 620 450 8,095 5,052 530 1,303 9,937 4,097 5,234 3,105 3,369 3,557 1,425 4,333 5,973 10,001 7,658 2,038 5,281 1,388 2,400 1,149 876 5,412 1,544 22,216 6,069 1,004 13,048 3,091 2,995 11,091 1,110
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State or area All areas 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

Total 349,420 4,268 621 4,263 3,858 46,849 4,102 3,941 969 795 13,435 7,213 926 2,007 14,242 5,911 6,985 4,282 4,843 5,428 2,193 6,277 9,812 13,664 10,430 3,164 7,635 1,904 3,133 1,814 1,313 7,869 2,316 31,382 8,353 1,396 17,170 4,242 4,227 16,180 1,641

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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 2006—Continued
Section 1619(a) participants 153 44 223 737 100 60 331 482 150 308 33 a Section 1619(b) participants 992 508 1,360 4,131 690 418 2,018 2,197 654 2,284 278 a Other recipients who work 3,714 1,562 3,769 10,159 1,727 777 4,849 3,736 1,450 7,896 564 7

State or area South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Outlying area Northern Mariana Islands

Total 4,859 2,114 5,352 15,027 2,517 1,255 7,198 6,415 2,254 10,488 875 13

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.

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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 2006
Average earnings (dollars) 542 449 506 589 582 554 500 430 332 547 536 557 351 49 82 137 234 333 433 529 631 733 829 932 1,704 644 408 390 775 461 668
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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

Number 349,420 3,246 33,863 85,238 76,904 73,613 49,920 14,163 12,473 186,840 162,580 329,457 21,565 76,736 16,384 43,182 32,460 26,021 22,472 21,173 17,684 12,951 11,662 7,874 60,821 177,891 151,486 2,402 201 16,300 14,592

Percent 100.0 0.9 9.7 24.4 22.0 21.1 14.3 4.1 3.6 53.5 46.5 94.3 6.2 22.0 4.7 12.4 9.3 7.4 6.4 6.1 5.1 3.7 3.3 2.3 17.4 50.9 43.4 0.7 0.1 4.7 4.2

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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 2006—Continued
Average earnings (dollars) 1,166 1,193 792 551 1,028

Characteristic Work incentives a Section 1619(a) Section 1619(b) Plans to achieve self-support b Impairment-related work expenses Blind work expenses

Number 17,394 89,350 409 5,650 2,370

Percent 5.0 25.6 0.1 1.6 0.7

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 to achieve 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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