7.

E SSI: Recipient Characteristics
Table 7.E2—Percentage distribution of federally administered awards, by sex, age,
and eligibility category, 2004
Adults
Blind

Disabled

Blind and
disabled children a

4,070
100.0

558,850
100.0

187,420
100.0

49.6
50.4

65.1
34.9

...
...
...
...
15.0
15.5
14.7
17.9
24.3
7.9
1.7
1.0
1.0
1.0

...
...
...
...
7.3
9.4
16.0
27.1
31.3
8.5
0.3

38.0
26.5
23.6
9.2
2.8
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

39,790
100.0

2,270
100.0

277,420
100.0

122,080
100.0

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
56.6
22.8
11.4
9.1

...
...
...
...
15.0
15.9
16.3
15.9
25.6
8.8
1.8
0.9

...
...
...
...
8.3
10.2
15.6
26.8
30.8
8.0
0.3

b

b

b

b

35.6
29.2
24.4
8.4
2.4
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Sex and age

Total

Aged

Number
Percent

856,190
100.0

105,850
100.0

Male
Female

51.6
48.4

37.6
62.4

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
5.8
5.2
2.0
5.4
6.2
10.5
17.8
20.6
5.6
6.9
2.6
1.5
1.6

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
54.2
21.2
11.8
12.9

441,560
100.0
9.8
8.1
6.7
2.3
5.9
6.5
9.9
16.9
19.5
5.1
5.3
2.1
1.0
0.8

All persons

Percentage distribution by sex
55.8
44.2

Percentage distribution by age

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

414,630
100.0

66,060
100.0

1,800
100.0

281,430
100.0

65,340
100.0

6.7
3.4
3.5
1.7
4.9
5.9
11.2
18.8
21.7
6.1
8.6
3.2
1.9
2.4

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
52.7
20.2
12.0
15.1

...
...
...
...
15.0
15.0
12.8
20.6
22.8
6.7
1.7
1.1
2.2
2.2

...
...
...
...
6.3
8.6
16.4
27.5
31.8
9.4
0.4

42.4
21.3
22.1
10.7
3.5
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

b
b
b

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.
b.

Includes students aged 18–21.
Less than 0.05 percent.

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 2004
Adults
Blind

Disabled

Blind and disabled,
under age 18

69,235
100.0

4,714,316
100.0

993,127
100.0

41.1
58.9

65.0
35.0

...
...
...
...
6.0
12.3
14.0
17.1
18.1
8.0
6.8
5.8
5.0
6.9

...
...
...
...
5.6
10.1
14.1
21.8
22.3
10.1
7.0
4.4
2.5
2.0

15.9
26.8
36.2
21.1
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

371,795
100.0

30,424
100.0

1,937,364
100.0

645,851
100.0

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
17.9
25.8
25.9
30.3

...
...
...
...
7.4
14.7
16.3
19.1
17.7
7.2
5.8
4.5
3.4
3.9

...
...
...
...
8.0
13.0
15.8
22.6
20.7
8.8
5.6
3.2
1.5
0.8

14.2
27.6
37.4
20.8
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

Sex and age

All recipients

Aged

Number
Percent

6,987,845
100.0

1,211,167
100.0

Male
Female

42.7
57.3

30.7
69.3

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

2.3
3.8
5.1
3.0
3.9
7.0
9.7
14.9
15.2
6.9
7.4
6.9
6.0
7.9

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
15.0
22.5
24.8
37.6

2,985,434
100.0
3.1
6.0
8.1
4.5
5.2
8.6
10.4
14.9
13.6
5.8
5.9
5.3
4.2
4.3

All persons

Percentage distribution by sex
43.9
56.1

Percentage distribution by age

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

4,002,411
100.0

839,372
100.0

38,811
100.0

2,776,952
100.0

347,276
100.0

1.7
2.2
2.9
1.9
2.8
5.7
9.1
14.9
16.5
7.7
8.5
8.2
7.4
10.6

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
13.7
21.1
24.4
40.8

...
...
...
...
4.8
10.5
12.1
15.5
18.5
8.7
7.6
6.8
6.3
9.2

...
...
...
...
4.0
8.1
13.0
21.2
23.5
11.0
7.9
5.3
3.2
2.8

19.0
25.3
33.9
21.8
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 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 2004
Number

Category and age
Total
Category
Aged
Blind a
Disabled b

Percentage distribution

Total

With
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

Total

With
representative
payee

Without
representative
payee

6,987,845

2,493,270

4,494,575

100.0

35.7

64.3

1,211,167
75,924
5,700,754

45,047
19,519
2,428,704

1,166,120
56,405
3,272,050

100.0
100.0
100.0

3.7
25.7
42.6

96.3
74.3
57.4

993,127
4,017,108
1,977,610

992,251
1,346,772
154,247

876
2,670,336
1,823,363

100.0
100.0
100.0

99.9
33.5
7.8

0.1
66.5
92.2

Age
Under 18
18–64
65 or older

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

Includes 17,000 persons aged 65 or older.
Includes 749,500 persons aged 65 or older.

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 2004
Category
Living arrangement a
Total
Number
Percent
Own household
Another’s household
Institutional care covered by Medicaid

Age

Number

Aged

Blind b

Disabled c

Under 18

18–64

65 or older

6,987,845
100.0

1,211,167
100.0

75,924
100.0

5,700,754
100.0

993,127
100.0

4,017,108
100.0

1,977,610
100.0

93.8
4.2
2.0

90.8
7.4
1.7

92.2
5.4
2.5

94.5
3.5
2.1

95.2
3.4
1.4

94.2
4.0
1.9

92.2
5.2
2.6

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

As defined for determination of federal SSI payment standards.
Includes 17,000 persons aged 65 or older.
Includes 749,500 persons aged 65 or older.

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 1982–2004, 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
2002
2003
2004

692,590
695,650
703,515
696,772
676,979

10.5
10.4
10.4
10.1
9.7

364,470
364,550
364,827
356,298
342,220

28.3
28.9
29.1
28.9
28.3

328,120
331,100
338,688
340,474
334,759

6.2
6.1
6.1
6.0
5.8

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

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