Children Receiving SSI, December 2003

 
Table 11. Number and percentage distribution of children receiving federally administered SSI payments and average monthly amount of child's income, by type of income, December 2003
Type of income Number Percent Average monthly
amount (dollars)
Total 959,310 100.0 . . .
No earned or unearned income a 698,840 72.8 . . .
With income b 260,470 27.2 202
Earned income only 1,760 0.2 337
Unearned income only 257,640 26.9 199
Both earned and unearned income 1,070 0.1 522
With unearned income c 258,710 27.0 199
Social Security 67,400 7.0 191
Veterans' 1,510 0.2 79
Income based on need 7,760 0.8 245
Support from absent parents 116,530 12.1 200
Asset income 16,330 1.7 1
Other 4,960 0.5 664
In-kind income 68,350 7.1 148
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. The percentage of children receiving the full federal benefit rate, as shown in Table 6, is smaller than the percentage of those with no income, as shown here, because of the effect of parental deemed income in the payment computation.
b. Does not include income deemed from parents in the household.
c. The sum of the entries may be greater than the total because some recipients may receive more than one type of unearned income.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.children@ssa.gov.