SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, December 2003

 

Other Work Incentive Participants

Chart 9. Percentage distribution, by age and provision, December 2003

Recipients with income excluded under plans for achieving self-support (PASS), impairment-related work expenses (IRWE), or blind work expenses (BWE) were similar in age to all working recipients (Chart 3). PASS participants were somewhat older—52 percent were aged 40 or older, compared with 32 percent of those with IRWE and 40 percent of those with BWE.

Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 15.
Chart 10. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group and provision, December 2003

The most frequently identified diagnosis varied among recipients who had income excluded under plans for achieving self-support (PASS), impairment-related work expenses (IRWE), or blind work expenses (BWE). Over half of the recipients who had some income excluded under IRWE were mentally retarded, and 40 percent of those with a PASS had other mental disorders. Four-fifths of those with BWE had a nervous system disorder.

Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 16.
Table 14. Number, by state or other area and provision, December 2003
State or area Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASSa
Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)
Blind
work expenses
(BWE)
All areas 1,705 7,604 3,074
Alabama 26 167 29
Alaska 4 6 3
Arizona 19 92 32
Arkansas 19 84 31
California 511 719 447
Colorado 11 35 36
Connecticut 9 171 23
Delaware 0 41 9
District of Columbia b b 4
Florida 61 357 99
Georgia 28 256 60
Hawaii 9 7 9
Idaho 17 20 9
Illinois 21 283 71
Indiana 6 134 42
Iowa 26 49 73
Kansas 23 308 34
Kentucky 49 108 48
Louisiana 3 136 53
Maine 34 38 16
Maryland 16 200 49
Massachusetts 86 210 260
Michigan 57 191 90
Minnesota 40 162 66
Mississippi 7 40 50
Missouri 17 157 57
Montana 32 10 10
Nebraska 12 31 22
Nevada 9 19 13
New Hampshire 7 30 11
New Jersey 16 205 42
New Mexico b 80 19
New York 111 609 227
North Carolina 110 361 117
North Dakota 7 11 3
Ohio 38 131 110
Oklahoma 5 80 23
Oregon 24 42 35
Pennsylvania 18 370 145
Rhode Island 8 9 17
South Carolina 11 80 38
South Dakota 14 16 6
Tennessee 15 158 54
Texas 31 333 200
Utah 4 59 21
Vermont 18 7 6
Virginia 15 555 78
Washington 36 109 58
West Virginia 6 33 22
Wisconsin 54 288 93
Wyoming b 5 b
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 0 b b
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 448 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.
Table 15. Number, by selected characteristics and provision, December 2003
Characteristic Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASSa
Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)
Blind
work expenses
(BWE)
Total 1,705 7,604 3,074
Age
Under 18 7 4 3
18–21 66 392 143
22–29 284 2,357 761
30–39 455 2,399 953
40–49 535 1,477 633
50–59 296 688 436
60–64 45 163 90
65 or older 17 124 55
Sex
Male 720 4,130 1,665
Female 985 3,474 1,409
Earned income b
Wages 444 7,539 2,973
Self-employment 86 82 124
Earnings (dollars)
None 1,181 0 0
65 or less 29 638 213
66–99 11 311 106
100–199 35 1,126 285
200–299 59 1,024 212
300–399 37 874 202
400–499 52 726 174
500–599 42 635 182
600–699 51 463 162
700–799 29 391 116
800–899 35 252 120
900–999 21 208 117
1,000 or more 123 956 1,185
Unearned income b
None 309 3,210 1,570
Social Security 1,333 3,930 1,251
Other pensions 19 59 9
Income based on need 0 1 0
Asset income 121 684 286
Other 81 217 128
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes 448 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.
Table 16. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group and provision, December 2003
Diagnostic group All blind and disabled recipients Plans for achieving self-support
(PASSa
Impairment-related work expenses
(IRWE)
Blind work expenses
(BWE)
Total
Number 3,953,224 1,705 7,604 3,074
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.6 0.8 1.7 1.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.9 2.6 0.4 0.4
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.7 2.4 0.6 0.1
Injuries 2.6 7.7 2.2 0.1
Mental disorders
Retardation 22.0 4.2 55.1 2.0
Schizophrenia 10.0 10.0 3.9 0
Other 24.3 29.6 8.5 0.3
Neoplasms 1.1 0.9 0.3 0.1
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.4 0.3 0.1 0
Circulatory system 4.7 1.3 0.7 1.2
Digestive system 0.9 0.8 0.1 0
Genitourinary system 1.1 1.0 0.2 0.1
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 9.7 7.6 1.0 0.1
Nervous system and sense organs b 7.8 12.1 11.4 80.3
Respiratory system 2.1 1.2 0.2 0
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.2 0 0
Other 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
Unknown 6.9 17.4 13.4 14.1
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: Effective with the December 2002 edition, all recipients in each recipient category are included when computing percentages for each diagnostic category. Previously, only recipients with identified diagnoses were included in this computation.
a. Includes 448 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.
Table 17. Percent distribution of persons with income excluded, by amount excluded and provision, December 2003
Amount excluded (dollars) Plans for achieving
self-support
(PASSa
Impairment-related
work expenses
(IRWE)
Blind
work expenses
(BWE)
Total
Number 1,257 7,604 3,074
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 25 2.7 18.9 17.9
25–49 1.0 25.4 10.2
50–99 2.3 32.2 14.3
100–199 5.6 15.6 18.4
200–299 9.6 3.9 11.8
300–499 23.5 2.5 14.1
500–999 47.7 1.2 10.1
1,000 or more 7.6 0.3 3.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Data do not include plans for achieving self-support that exclude only resources.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.