7.

E SSI: Recipient Characteristics
Table 7.E2—Number and percentage distribution of federally administered awards, by sex, age, and eligibility
category, 2001
Adults
Sex and age

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Blind and
disabled children a

4,920
100.0

496,360
100.0

161,420
100.0

48.5
51.5

62.9
37.1

...
...
...
...
16.9
12.0
14.0
22.4
22.6
8.3
1.2
0.4
0.2
2.0

...
...
...
...
7.2
8.8
18.2
26.6
29.8
9.4
...
...
...
...

40.2
26.5
22.6
7.9
2.8
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

All persons
Total
Number ............................................
Percent ............................................

770,520
100.0

107,820
100.0

Percentage distribution by sex
Male ............................................................
Female ........................................................

49.8
50.2

36.1
63.9

48.0
52.0

Percentage distribution by age
Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

8.4
5.6
4.7
1.7
5.3
5.7
11.8
17.3
19.4
5.7
8.1
2.8
1.6
1.8

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
55.8
19.7
11.5
13.0
Male

Subtotal ...................................................

383,620

38,970

2,360

240,820

101,470

Total percent............................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

9.9
7.8
6.2
1.9
6.1
5.9
11.2
16.9
18.4
5.2
6.2
2.2
1.1
0.9

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
59.2
21.0
11.1
8.7

...
...
...
...
19.9
11.9
12.3
22.5
21.2
8.5
0.4
0.8
0.4
2.1

...
...
...
...
8.5
9.3
17.7
26.7
29.1
8.6
...
...
...
...

37.4
29.4
23.6
7.0
2.6
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Female
Subtotal ...................................................

386,900

68,850

2,560

255,540

59,950

Total percent............................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

7.0
3.3
3.2
1.5
4.6
5.5
12.4
17.6
20.3
6.3
9.9
3.4
2.1
2.8

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
53.8
19.0
11.7
15.4

...
...
...
...
14.1
12.1
15.6
22.3
23.8
8.2
2.0
0.0
0.0
2.0

...
...
...
...
6.1
8.3
18.6
26.5
30.5
10.1
...
...
...
...

44.9
21.6
20.9
9.5
3.2
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

a. Includes students aged 18–21.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016.

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7.E SSI: Recipient Characteristics
Table 7.E3—Number and percentage distribution of persons receiving federally administered payments, by sex,
age, and eligibility category, December 2001
Adults
Sex and age

All recipients

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Blind and disabled,
under age 18

All persons
Total number ....................................

6,688,489

1,264,463

71,451

4,470,739

881,836

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

40.8
59.2

63.9
36.1

...
...
...
...
6.0
11.2
15.3
17.2
16.6
8.0
7.1
6.4
5.0
7.1

...
...
...
...
5.2
10.1
16.1
21.5
21.2
10.1
7.0
4.5
2.4
2.1

16.1
27.4
36.5
19.9
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Percentge distribution by sex
Male ............................................................
Female ........................................................

41.7
58.3

29.4
70.6

43.0
57.0

Percentage distribution by age
Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

2.1
3.6
4.8
2.6
3.5
6.8
10.9
14.6
14.3
6.8
7.6
7.7
6.4
8.1

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
15.3
24.4
25.2
35.0
Male

Subtotal............................................

2,791,482

372,345

30,731

1,824,525

563,881

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

2.9
5.7
7.6
4.0
4.8
8.6
12.3
15.0
12.7
5.8
6.1
5.9
4.3
4.2

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
18.4
28.5
25.9
27.2

...
...
...
...
7.2
13.9
18.5
19.2
15.8
7.2
5.9
4.8
3.5
4.0

...
...
...
...
7.3
12.9
18.5
22.6
19.2
8.8
5.5
3.1
1.3
0.8

14.5
28.1
37.7
19.7
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Female
Subtotal............................................

3,897,007

892,118

40,720

2,646,214

317,955

Total percent ....................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5 .......................................................
5–9 ..............................................................
10–14 ..........................................................
15–17 ..........................................................
18–21 ..........................................................
22–29 ..........................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75–79 ..........................................................
80 or older...................................................

1.5
2.1
2.8
1.7
2.6
5.6
9.9
14.3
15.5
7.5
8.8
8.9
7.9
10.9

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
14.0
22.7
24.9
38.3

...
...
...
...
5.1
9.2
12.9
15.8
17.2
8.6
8.0
7.7
6.1
9.4

...
...
...
...
3.7
8.1
14.4
20.8
22.5
10.9
8.1
5.4
3.1
3.0

18.9
26.1
34.6
20.4
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Art Kahn (410) 965-0186.

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7.E SSI: Recipient Characteristics
Table 7.E4—Number and percentage distribution of persons with representative payees receiving federally
administered payments, by eligibility category and age, December 2001
Number

Total

With
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

6,688,489

2,283,985

1,264,478
78,255
5,345,756
881,836
3,811,494
1,995,159

Category and age
Total .........................................................................
Category
Aged ................................................................................
Blind ................................................................................
Disabled ..........................................................................
Age
Under 18..........................................................................
18–64 ..............................................................................
65 or older .......................................................................

Percentage distribution

Total

With
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

4,404,504

100.0

34.1

65.9

46,926
18,784
2,218,275

1,217,552
59,471
3,127,481

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.7
24.0
41.5

96.3
76.0
58.5

880,713
1,251,437
151,835

1,123
2,560,057
1,843,324

100.0
100.0
100.0

99.9
32.8
7.6

0.1
67.2
92.4

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Arthur Kahn (410) 965-0186.

Table 7.E5—Number and percentage distribution of persons receiving federally administered payments, by
eligibility category, age, and living arrangement, December 2001
Category
Number

Aged

Blind b

Disabled c

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

Total .........................................................................

6,688,489

1,264,478

78,255

5,345,756

881,836

3,811,494

1,995,159

Total percent .............................................................

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Own household................................................................
Another’s household ........................................................
Institutional care covered by Medicaid...............................

93.8
4.1
2.1

90.8
7.3
1.9

92.2
5.2
2.6

94.5
3.3
2.2

95.4
3.1
1.5

94.4
3.7
1.9

91.9
5.2
2.8

Living arrangement

a

Age

a. As defined for determination of federal SSI payment standards.
b. Includes 18,300 persons aged 65 or older.
c. Includes 712,400 persons aged 65 or older.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Arthur Kahn (410) 965-0186.

Table 7.E6—Number of noncitizens receiving federally administered payments as a percentage of SSI recipients,
by eligibility category, December 1982–2001, selected years
All noncitizens

Aged

Blind and disabled

Year

Number

Percentage of
total SSI

Number

Percentage of
total SSI

Number

Percentage of
total SSI

1982.................................................................................
1985.................................................................................

127,900
210,800

3.3
5.1

91,900
146,500

5.9
9.7

36,000
64,300

1.6
2.4

1990.................................................................................
1991.................................................................................
1992.................................................................................
1993.................................................................................
1994.................................................................................

435,600
519,660
601,430
683,150
738,140

9.0
10.2
10.8
11.4
11.7

282,400
329,690
372,930
416,420
440,000

19.4
22.5
25.4
28.2
30.0

153,200
189,970
228,500
266,730
298,140

4.6
5.2
5.6
5.9
6.2

1995.................................................................................
1996.................................................................................
1997.................................................................................
1998.................................................................................
1999.................................................................................

785,410
724,990
650,830
669,630
684,930

12.1
11.0
10.0
10.2
10.4

459,220
417,360
367,200
364,980
368,330

31.8
29.5
27.0
27.4
28.2

326,190
307,630
283,630
304,650
316,600

6.3
5.9
5.5
5.8
6.0

2000.................................................................................
2001.................................................................................

692,590
695,650

10.5
10.4

364,470
364,550

28.3
28.9

328,120
331,100

6.2
6.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Lenna D. Kennedy (410) 965-9846.

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