7.

E SSI: Recipient Characteristics
Table 7.E2—Percentage distribution of federally administered awards, by sex, age, and eligibility category, 2002
Adults
Sex and age

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Blind and
disabled children a

4,780
100.0

526,550
100.0

173,770
100.0

49.1
50.9

64.0
36.0

...
...
...
...
16.9
7.9
18.2
20.9
25.5
6.9
0.6
1.5
0.6
0.8

...
...
...
...
7.2
9.0
17.3
27.3
29.9
9.0
0.4

39.1
26.2
23.6
8.3
2.8
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

All persons
Number
Percent

818,050
100.0

112,950
100.0

50.6
49.4

36.9
63.1

Percentage distribution by sex
Male
Female

53.3
46.7

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

8.3
5.6
5.0
1.8
5.3
5.8
11.2
17.7
19.4
5.8
7.8
2.8
1.7
1.8

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
54.8
20.4
12.0
12.8

413,900
100.0

41,650
100.0

2,550
100.0

258,410
100.0

111,290
100.0

9.9
7.7
6.6
2.1
6.0
6.2
10.6
17.1
18.2
5.5
5.9
2.3
1.2
0.9

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
57.0
22.6
11.3
9.1

...
...
...
...
16.5
7.8
19.6
23.5
26.3
4.3

...
...
...
...
8.4
9.8
16.8
27.1
28.9
8.7
0.3

1.2
0.8

b

b
b
b

36.7
28.6
24.5
7.7
2.5
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

404,150
100.0

71,300
100.0

2,230
100.0

268,140
100.0

62,480
100.0

6.7
3.4
3.4
1.4
4.6
5.4
11.9
18.3
20.6
6.1
9.7
3.4
2.2
2.7

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
53.5
19.1
12.4
14.9

...
...
...
...
17.5
8.1
16.6
17.9
24.7
9.9
1.3
1.8
0.4
1.8

...
...
...
...
6.1
8.1
17.8
27.4
30.9
9.7
0.6
0.1
0.1

43.5
22.1
22.0
9.2
3.2
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

b

b
b

Male
Number
Percent
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

b

Female
Number
Percent
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
a. Includes students aged 18–21.
b. Less than 0.05 percent.
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 recipients of federally administered payments,
by sex, age, and eligibility category, December 2002
Adults
Sex and age

All recipients

Blind

Disabled

Blind and disabled,
under age 18

70,896
100.0

4,550,612
100.0

914,821
100.0

40.9
59.1

64.3
35.7

...
...
...
...
6.0
11.4
14.9
17.2
17.2
8.0
7.0
6.3
4.9
7.1

...
...
...
...
5.3
9.9
15.4
21.8
21.5
10.1
7.0
4.5
2.4
2.1

16.1
26.8
36.9
20.2
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Aged
All persons

Number
Percent

6,787,857
100.0

1,251,528
100.0

42.0
58.0

29.9
70.1

Percentge distribution by sex
Male
Female

43.4
56.6

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

2.2
3.6
5.0
2.7
3.6
6.8
10.5
14.8
14.6
6.9
7.6
7.4
6.3
8.0

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
15.3
23.8
25.3
35.7

2,852,456
100.0

374,065
100.0

30,749
100.0

1,859,278
100.0

588,364
100.0

3.0
5.7
7.8
4.1
4.9
8.4
11.7
15.1
13.0
5.8
6.1
5.7
4.3
4.3

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
18.4
27.5
26.1
28.0

...
...
...
...
7.4
13.9
17.8
19.3
16.5
7.3
5.9
4.7
3.4
3.9

...
...
...
...
7.4
12.7
17.6
22.8
19.7
8.8
5.6
3.2
1.4
0.8

14.6
27.6
38.0
19.8
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

3,935,401
100.0

877,463
100.0

40,147
100.0

2,691,334
100.0

326,457
100.0

1.6
2.1
2.9
1.7
2.6
5.6
9.6
14.6
15.8
7.6
8.7
8.7
7.8
10.8

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
14.0
22.2
24.9
39.0

...
...
...
...
5.0
9.5
12.7
15.6
17.7
8.6
7.8
7.4
6.1
9.5

...
...
...
...
3.8
8.0
13.9
21.1
22.8
11.0
8.0
5.4
3.1
2.9

19.0
25.6
34.7
20.7
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Male
Number
Percent
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

Female
Number
Percent
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

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 2002
Number

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

Percentage distribution
With
representative
Total
payee

Total

With
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

6,787,857

2,345,635

4,442,222

100.0

34.6

65.4

1,251,528
77,658
5,458,671

46,402
19,000
2,280,233

1,205,126
58,658
3,178,438

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.7
24.5
41.8

96.3
75.5
58.2

914,821
3,877,752
1,995,284

913,892
1,278,852
152,891

929
2,598,900
1,842,393

100.0
100.0
100.0

99.9
33.0
7.7

0.1
67.0
92.3

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 living
arrangement, eligibility category, and age, December 2002
Living arrangement a
Total
Number
Percent

Number

Aged

Category
Blindb

Disabledc

Under 18

Age
18–64

65 or older

6,787,857
100.0

1,251,528
100.0

77,658
100.0

5,458,671
100.0

914,821
100.0

3,877,752
100.0

1,995,284
100.0

93.8
4.2
2.1

90.7
7.5
1.8

92.0
5.4
2.6

94.5
3.4
2.1

95.3
3.3
1.4

94.3
3.8
1.9

91.9
5.3
2.7

Own household
Another’s household
Institutional care covered by Medicaid
a. As defined for determination of federal SSI payment standards.
b. Includes 17,900 persons aged 65 or older.
c. Includes 725,900 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 1982–2002, selected years

Year

All noncitizens
Percentage of
Number
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
2002

692,590
695,650
703,515

10.5
10.4
10.4

364,470
364,550
364,827

28.3
28.9
29.1

328,120
331,100
338,688

6.2
6.1
6.1

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Paul S. Davies (410) 966-0299.

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Aged

Blind and disabled
Percentage of
Number
total SSI