Section 1619 Participants

Table 8.
Number and percentage change from prior period, selected months 1982–2006
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

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

2005
2006

17,621
17,394

3.0
-1.3

78,205
89,350

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

2004
March
June
September
December

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

2006
March
June
September
December

17,597
18,159
18,670
17,394

-0.1
3.2
2.8
-6.8

78,910
83,090
87,216
89,350

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 89,350 participants in December 2006, 1,444 were blind.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

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Section 1619 Participants

982–2006
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
14.3
-2.2
4.8
3.8
-2.6

0.8
6.9
1.0
-2.4
0.9
5.3
5.0
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 2006

State or area

Ranking

All areas

All blind and
disabled recipients a

Section 1619 participants
Number

4,238,519

103,553

1
2
3
4
5

4,356
5,591
8,179
31,315
50,035

306
385
540
1,729
2,714

Vermont
Utah
Nebraska
Montana
Idaho

6
7
8
9
10

9,637
15,940
15,795
11,114
16,073

469
771
722
501
695

Kansas
Wisconsin
Delaware
New Hampshire
Connecticut

11
12
13
14
15

26,782
62,891
8,568
11,076
34,878

1,147
2,536
342
431
1,276

Massachusetts
Washington
Nevada
Maryland
Maine

16
17
18
19
20

110,553
78,555
19,419
57,804
24,384

3,730
2,611
639
1,900
752

Alaska
Hawaii
Colorado
New Jersey
Oregon

21
22
23
24
25

7,333
13,144
36,476
82,515
41,686

226
389
1,074
2,381
1,194

Missouri
Arizona
Virginia
Rhode Island
New York

26
27
28
29
30

81,828
59,147
83,462
19,677
344,700

2,278
1,642
2,292
516
8,910

Illinois
Indiana
Florida
District of Columbia
Pennsylvania

31
32
33
34
35

161,294
68,732
207,534
13,314
208,306

4,164
1,774
5,149
328
4,951

Michigan
New Mexico
Ohio
California
Oklahoma

36
37
38
39
40

153,051
32,265
176,942
605,127
53,324

3,550
739
4,011
13,393
1,125

Wyoming
North Dakota
South Dakota
Iowa
Minnesota

Louisiana
North Carolina
Arkansas
Texas
South Carolina

41
42
43
44
45

95,526
118,818
55,838
269,469
63,338

1,831
2,232
1,021
4,718
1,107

Georgia
Northern Mariana Islands
Mississippi
Tennessee
Alabama

46
47
48
49
50

121,663
393
72,176
105,736
103,393

2,097
6
1,088
1,522
1,437

West Virginia
Kentucky

51
52

57,583
121,784

788
1,424

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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Section 1619 Participants

entage of all blind
Section 1619 participants
Percent
2.44
7.02
6.89
6.60
5.52
5.42
4.87
4.84
4.57
4.51
4.32
4.28
4.03
3.99
3.89
3.66
3.37
3.32
3.29
3.29
3.08
3.08
2.96
2.94
2.89
2.86
2.78
2.78
2.75
2.62
2.58
2.58
2.58
2.48
2.46
2.38
2.32
2.29
2.27
2.21
2.11

ract Record format), 100 percent data.

1.92
1.88
1.83
1.75
1.75
1.72
1.53
1.51
1.44
1.39
1.37
1.17

Section 1619 Participants
Table 10.
Section 1619(a) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months,
2005–2006
December 2005

September 2006

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

1,111

18,670

1,119

17,394

290
25
260
147
3,970

1,074
1,039
1,084
1,083
1,221

310
a
265
176
4,515

1,075
1,066
1,082
1,061
1,235

284
a
281
164
4,067

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

171
135
43
68
865

1,060
1,054
1,076
1,050
1,065

158
140
46
77
899

1,097
1,052
1,103
1,055
1,065

156
132
46
63
810

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

332
62
95
753
229

1,068
1,085
1,085
1,058
1,066

370
69
127
695
230

1,066
1,100
1,094
1,064
1,056

322
58
91
702
225

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

177
128
275
329
98

1,076
1,077
1,088
1,083
1,095

174
139
246
331
100

1,090
1,076
1,091
1,073
1,086

159
140
225
332
91

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

305
601
535
261
208

1,082
1,130
1,057
1,066
1,050

287
614
526
274
219

1,091
1,128
1,068
1,064
1,068

286
544
504
279
188

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

260
48
95
95
45

1,074
1,086
1,117
1,063
1,097

250
57
102
120
44

1,088
1,077
1,080
1,078
1,053

254
60
94
104
35

315
114
1,585
323
29

1,086
1,065
1,121
1,052
1,048

326
124
1,691
316
40

1,101
1,102
1,122
1,058
1,059

333
127
1,598
310
35

602
150
129
745
77

1,070
1,066
1,098
1,064
1,102

615
144
160
773
75

1,067
1,071
1,069
1,068
1,124

576
132
153
728
63

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)

17,621

December 2006

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

171
52
237
705
81

1,071
1,052
1,079
1,062
1,105

167
63
247
797
103

1,083
1,069
1,086
1,062
1,071

153
44
223
737
100

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

64
362
481
141
319
31

1,097
1,069
1,081
1,093
1,080
1,053

60
349
530
138
328
41

1,130
1,075
1,089
1,087
1,079
1,069

60
331
482
150
308
33

3

1,018

a

964

a

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

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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Section 1619 Participants

ea, selected months,
December 2006
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,166
1,120
1,131
1,144
1,115
1,279
1,155
1,135
1,129
1,104
1,115
1,105
1,162
1,178
1,110
1,107
1,120
1,129
1,153
1,118
1,138
1,134
1,183
1,126
1,106
1,114
1,134
1,153
1,123
1,120
1,153
1,136
1,148
1,172
1,102
1,126
1,109
1,132
1,153
1,120
1,152

rd format), 100 percent data.

1,119
1,130
1,119
1,115
1,119
1,150
1,128
1,138
1,130
1,117
1,079
964

Section 1619 Participants
Table 11.
Section 1619(b) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months,
2005–2006
December 2005

September 2006

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

78,205

Alabama
Alaska a
Arizona
Arkansas
California

December 2006

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

1,118

87,216

1,173

89,350

1,002
186
1,126
785
8,254

1,121
1,222
1,171
1,052
1,420

1,170
229
1,405
900
9,345

1,185
1,358
1,252
1,109
1,527

1,195
b
1,424
897
9,945

Colorado
Connecticut a
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

848
1,051
251
251
3,836

1,148
1,043
1,224
1,429
1,161

903
1,188
286
267
4,481

1,166
1,114
1,258
1,431
1,198

938
1,171
303
282
4,530

Georgia
Hawaii a
Idaho a
Illinois a
Indiana a

1,640
272
520
3,044
1,462

1,110
1,246
980
1,095
973

1,828
338
610
3,496
1,532

1,146
1,248
1,019
1,175
1,035

1,839
338
613
3,603
1,589

Iowa
Kansas a
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,496
949
1,150
1,370
636

843
951
1,155
1,071
1,000

1,605
1,002
1,243
1,424
702

860
998
1,249
1,159
1,037

1,592
1,037
1,249
1,539
677

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota a
Mississippi

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

1,189
1,240
1,024
935
1,125

1,637
3,235
3,176
2,469
917

1,225
1,278
1,059
975
1,157

1,658
3,295
3,159
2,493
938

Missouri a
Montana
Nebraska a
Nevada a
New Hampshire a

1,774
405
590
428
367

917
906
919
1,278
1,023

2,079
475
633
511
395

961
926
961
1,371
1,055

2,100
456
639
561
402

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota a

1,868
626
6,731
1,792
330

1,182
1,089
1,270
1,054
879

2,029
649
7,341
1,949
345

1,211
1,131
1,301
1,082
872

2,124
645
7,568
1,974
357

Ohio a
Oklahoma a
Oregon a
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

3,120
798
1,005
3,844
402

965
900
916
1,082
1,112

3,490
1,000
1,060
4,234
427

1,002
987
1,017
1,125
1,224

3,546
1,019
1,079
4,361
468

State or area
All areas

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah a

879
457
1,182
3,559
519

984
849
1,101
1,054
980

963
480
1,330
4,040
652

1,008
839
1,143
1,128
982

992
508
1,360
4,131
690

Vermont
Virginia a
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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

1,083
1,113
1,163
1,197
925
887

416
1,936
2,197
655
2,271
267

1,130
1,174
1,219
1,301
951
979

418
2,018
2,197
654
2,284
278

3

808

4

859

b

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.
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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Section 1619 Participants

ea, selected months,
December 2006
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,193
1,224
1,304
1,280
1,147
1,549
1,177
1,130
1,244
1,443
1,233
1,153
1,311
1,078
1,182
1,057
891
1,015
1,280
1,187
1,056
1,257
1,288
1,064
973
1,202
986
928
979
1,377
1,064
1,249
1,124
1,325
1,073
867
1,027
1,002
1,026
1,136
1,216

rd format), 100 percent data.

l Medicaid determinations.

1,013
863
1,160
1,139
1,038
1,090
1,192
1,242
1,332
962
999
1,103

Section 1619 Participants
Table 12.
Number and average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2006
Section 1619(a) participants

Section 1619(b) participants

Number

Average
earnings
(dollars)

Number

17,394

1,166

89,350

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

119
2,162
4,877
3,952
3,681
2,091
401
111

1,083
1,134
1,155
1,173
1,180
1,183
1,193
1,225

235
3,784
22,558
23,155
21,331
12,265
3,296
2,726

Sex
Male
Female

9,582
7,812

1,176
1,154

46,968
42,382

16,948
542

1,168
1,111

86,788
3,376

...
...
...
...
...
9,952
7,442

...
...
...
...
...
1,033
1,343

10,523
6,288
7,582
7,547
10,901
8,830
37,679

15,776
484
32
10
610
535

1,168
1,119
1,137
1,040
1,166
1,138

30,470
54,688
540
64
3,752
4,328

141
359
2

1,513
1,229
2,047

0
1,461
588

Characteristic
All participants

Earned income a
Wages
Self-employment
Earnings (dollars)
Less than 400
400–499
500–599
600–699
700–899
900–1,199
1,200 or more
Unearned income a
None
Social Security
Other pensions
Income based on need
Asset income
Other
Work incentives a
Plans to achieve 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 22 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

006
Section 1619(b) participants
Average
earnings
(dollars)
1,193
-1,363
1,253
1,196
1,161
1,164
1,051
955
1,227
1,156
1,201
1,079
268
436
530
631
777
1,012
1,987
1,877
771
1,128
1,401
1,095
1,363
0
1,023
1,646
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 2006
Diagnostic group

All blind and
disabled recipients

Section 1619(a)
participants

4,152,130
100.0

17,164
100.0

0.7
3.4
1.6
2.6

0.8
1.7
1.6
1.9

21.6
9.7
26.8
1.2

30.8
8.1
27.1
1.0

0.4
4.4
0.9
1.0

0.7
1.4
0.5
1.0

10.3
7.8
2.0
0.2
0.2
5.2

4.3
10.8
1.0
0.1
0.4
6.6

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.

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Section 1619 Participants

oup, December 2006
Section 1619(b)
participants
86,389
100.0
0.8
1.8
1.7
2.3
29.4
8.4
24.2
1.2
0.7
1.7
0.6
1.2
5.5
10.5
0.9
0.1
0.3
8.5

ract Record format), 100 percent data.

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