Blind and Disabled Recipients

Table 1.
Number and percentage who work, selected months, 1976–2006
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

2005
2006

5,977,788
6,113,277

336,570
349,420

258,365
260,070

78,205
89,350

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

2004
March
June
September
December

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

2006
March
June
September
December

6,014,109
6,045,960
6,098,112
6,113,277

336,446
341,450
346,309
349,420

257,536
258,360
259,093
260,070

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

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 ($900 effective
January 2007).
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
5.7
5.5
5.5
5.6
5.6

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

nful activity level ($900 effective

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 2.
Number and percentage who work, by state or other area, December 2006
Recipients who work
All blind and
disabled recipients

Number

6,113,277

349,420

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

149,300
9,439
87,205
84,700
876,326

4,268
621
4,263
3,858
46,849

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

49,120
47,747
13,041
20,021
331,835

4,102
3,941
969
795
13,435

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

180,879
16,810
21,841
234,207
96,891

7,213
926
2,007
14,242
5,911

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

41,920
37,313
169,732
142,044
30,857

6,985
4,282
4,843
5,428
2,193

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

82,612
132,997
211,639
68,020
110,460

6,277
9,812
13,664
10,430
3,164

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

112,676
14,577
21,214
26,206
14,003

7,635
1,904
3,133
1,814
1,313

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

122,884
47,370
513,648
180,285
7,438

7,869
2,316
31,382
8,353
1,396

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

242,316
75,688
55,410
301,386
27,265

17,170
4,242
4,227
16,180
1,641

State or area
All areas

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

94,643
11,626
147,892
419,516
21,902

4,859
2,114
5,352
15,027
2,517

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

12,753
120,819
106,134
74,621
87,723
5,658

1,255
7,198
6,415
2,254
10,488
875

666

13

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 2006
Recipients who work
Percentage of all blind
and disabled recipients
5.7
2.9
6.6
4.9
4.6
5.3
8.4
8.3
7.4
4.0
4.0
4.0
5.5
9.2
6.1
6.1
16.7
11.5
2.9
3.8
7.1
7.6
7.4
6.5
15.3
2.9
6.8
13.1
14.8
6.9
9.4
6.4
4.9
6.1
4.6
18.8
7.1
5.6
7.6
5.4
6.0

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

5.1
18.2
3.6
3.6
11.5
9.8
6.0
6.0
3.0
12.0
15.5
2.0

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 3.
Percentage distribution of recipients and those who work aged 18–64, by diagnostic group,
December 2006
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

4,152,130
100.0
0.7
3.4
1.6
2.6
21.6
9.7
26.8
1.2
0.4
4.4
0.9
1.0
10.3
7.8
2.0
0.2
0.2
5.2

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.
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Blind and Disabled Recipients

ed 18–64, by diagnostic group,

Recipients who work a
333,701
100.0
1.5
1.2
0.9
1.4
40.5
7.0
18.9
0.7
0.4
1.3
0.4
0.6
3.6
9.0
0.7
0.1
0.3
11.3

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 2006
Recipients who work

Number

Percent

Number

Percentage
of all blind
and disabled
recipients

4,238,519

100.0

333,701

7.9

86,389

304,948
539,439
671,409
1,056,432
1,167,963
498,328

7.2
12.7
15.8
24.9
27.6
11.8

33,863
85,238
76,904
73,613
49,920
14,163

11.1
15.8
11.5
7.0
4.3
2.8

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

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.

2.0
1.2
4.2
3.4
2.0
1.1
0.7

Blind and Disabled Recipients
Table 5.
Number in December 2005, by program status and earnings in December 2006
Not receiving payments
in December 2006
Ineligible because of earned income
Reasons no longer eligible
Receiving payments
in December 2006
Program status
in December 2005
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

5,931,220

16,537

228,838 5,169,888

84,226

355

92

159

120,918

310,207

17,694
241,863
5,593,327

6,658
2,835
5,454

2,460
3,921
179,421
32,759
43,099 5,122,983

2,773
9,077
20,937

33
50
113

2
7
20

12
11
34

734
6,622
107,178

1,101
11,081
293,509

78,336

1,590

51,439

159

63

102

6,384

4,516

3,858

10,225

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 2006
Total

Section 1619(a)
participants

Section 1619(b)
participants

349,420

17,394

89,350

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

4,268
621
4,263
3,858
46,849

284
a
281
164
4,067

1,195
a
1,424
897
9,945

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

4,102
3,941
969
795
13,435

156
132
46
63
810

938
1,171
303
282
4,530

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

7,213
926
2,007
14,242
5,911

322
58
91
702
225

1,839
338
613
3,603
1,589

6,985
4,282
4,843
5,428
2,193

159
140
225
332
91

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

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

6,277
9,812
13,664
10,430
3,164

286
544
504
279
188

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

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

7,635
1,904
3,133
1,814
1,313

254
60
94
104
35

2,100
456
639
561
402

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

7,869
2,316
31,382
8,353
1,396

333
127
1,598
310
35

2,124
645
7,568
1,974
357

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

17,170
4,242
4,227
16,180
1,641

576
132
153
728
63

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

State or area
All areas

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

4,859
2,114
5,352
15,027
2,517

153
44
223
737
100

992
508
1,360
4,131
690

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1,255
7,198
6,415
2,254
10,488
875

60
331
482
150
308
33

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

13

a

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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Disabled Recipients Who Work

k, by state or other area,

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

3,714
1,562
3,769
10,159
1,727

ct Record format), 100 percent data.

777
4,849
3,736
1,450
7,896
564
7

Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work
Table 7.
Number and percentage who work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics,
December 2006

Characteristic

Number

Percent

349,420

100.0

3,246
33,863
85,238
76,904
73,613
49,920
14,163
12,473

0.9
9.7
24.4
22.0
21.1
14.3
4.1
3.6

Sex
Male
Female

186,840
162,580

53.5
46.5

Earned income a
Wages
Self-employment

329,457
21,565

94.3
6.2

76,736
16,384
43,182
32,460
26,021
22,472
21,173
17,684
12,951
11,662
7,874
60,821

22.0
4.7
12.4
9.3
7.4
6.4
6.1
5.1
3.7
3.3
2.3
17.4

177,891
151,486
2,402
201
16,300
14,592

50.9
43.4
0.7
0.1
4.7
4.2

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 to achieve self-support b
Impairment-related work expenses
Blind work expenses

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

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.
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Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work

ho work and their average earnings, by selected characteristics,

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

1,166
1,193
792
551
1,028

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

-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.

ion, Office of Policy
ork, 2006
licy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2006/

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.
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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.

File available from:
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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.

File available from:
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http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2006/

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.

File available from:
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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

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 14.
Number, by state or other area and provision, December 2006
Plans to achieve
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,583

5,650

23
4
7
16
371

143
b
59
48
366

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

13
9
0
b
39

27
108
27
0
306

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

26
5
23
43
30

194
7
8
191
94

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

53
25
64
b
46

50
286
81
96
27

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

18
100
43
52
7

161
147
95
113
36

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

34
17
17
b
12

104
9
19
19
19

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

3
0
86
73
b

201
56
477
293
7

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

26
6
31
13
10

106
65
36
242
10

State or area
All areas
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

20
7
20
22
b

60
12
101
284
36

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

30
7
33
11
78
b

9
465
89
25
234
b

b

b

Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 435 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)
2,370
28
b
27
20
391
24
32
9
3
82
48
8
4
57
38
47
30
34
34
10
34
211
78
44
22
29
9
8
13
6
44
15
185
93
3
80
21
20
88
8

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

31
6
36
156
13
4
58
45
13
64
3
b

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 15.
Number, by selected characteristics and provision, December 2006
Plans to achieve
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,583

5,650

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

1
69
308
364
461
313
57
10

4
276
1,813
1,608
1,102
601
145
101

Sex
Male
Female

643
940

3,106
2,544

Earned income b
Wages
Self-employment

393
101

5,556
117

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

1,098
33
9
32
26
40
36
40
44
45
29
23
128

0
469
227
798
696
663
493
497
364
269
231
141
802

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

317
1,228
18
0
58
54

2,367
2,978
30
1
345
195

Characteristic
Total

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 435 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.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2006/

Other Work Incentive Participants

06
Blind
work expenses
(BWE)

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

receive more than one type of earned or

2,370
4
84
579
678
536
364
67
58
1,273
1,097
2,296
91
0
150
78
229
188
154
117
116
99
103
94
86
956
1,217
1,023
6
0
153
63

Other Work Incentive Participants
Table 16.
Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group and provision, December 2006

Diagnostic group

All blind and
disabled
recipients

Plans to
achieve
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairmentrelated work
expenses
(IRWE)

4,152,130
100.0

1,583
100.0

5,650
100.0

0.7
3.4
1.6
2.6

0.9
1.7
1.9
5.9

2.8
0.5
0.7
1.8

21.6
9.7
26.8
1.2

3.9
9.7
31.0
0.8

51.5
3.5
10.8
0.4

0.4
4.4
0.9
1.0
10.3
7.8
2.0
0.2
0.2
5.2

0.6
1.5
0.6
0.8
7.8
13.8
0.5
0
0.3
18.5

0.1
0.8
0.2
0.3
1.5
13.2
0.4
0
0.4
10.9

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 435 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:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2006/

Work Incentive Participants

6

Blind work
expenses
(BWE)
2,370
100.0
1.0
0.3
0.1
0.1
2.4
0
0.4
0.2
0
1.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
81.9
0
0
0.1
12.2

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 2006

Amount excluded (dollars)

Plans to achieve
self-support
(PASS) a

Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)

1,148
100.0

5,650
100.0

0.3
1.1
1.1
5.9
7.3
20.7
49.7
13.8

18.5
24.1
31.8
15.6
4.8
3.2
1.8
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 to achieve 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, 2006
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_workers/2006/

Other Work Incentive Participants

ount excluded and provision,

Blind
work expenses
(BWE)

c Extract Record format), 100 percent data.

2,370
100.0
18.7
10.8
14.8
16.6
11.9
13.0
11.0
3.1