SSI Disabled Recipients Who Work, 2006

 

Section 1619 Participants

Chart 6. Percentage distribution, by state, December 2006

The state distribution of section 1619 cases mirrors that for all working recipients in Chart 2. Proportions of section 1619 cases were higher in the Midwest and lower in the South.

Map linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 9.
Chart 7. Percentage distribution, by age, December 2006

Recipients who benefit from section 1619(a) are younger than those who benefit from 1619(b).

Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 12.
Chart 8. Percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, December 2006

As with all working recipients, the majority of the section 1619 participants were diagnosed with a mental disorder. Two-thirds of participants under section 1619(a) and three-fifths of participants under section 1619(b) had either mental retardation or other mental disorders.

Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: Table 13.
Table 8. Number and percentage change from prior period, selected months 1982–2006
Month Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants a
Number Percentage change from prior period Number Percentage change from prior period
December
1982 287 . . . 5,515 . . .
1983 392 36.6 5,165 -6.3
1984 -- -- -- --
1985 -- -- -- --
1986 -- -- -- --
1987 14,559 . . . 15,632 . . .
1988 19,920 36.8 15,625 0
1989 25,655 28.8 18,254 16.8
1990 13,994 -45.5 23,517 28.8
1991 15,531 11.0 27,264 15.9
1992 17,603 13.3 31,649 16.1
1993 20,028 13.8 35,299 11.5
1994 24,315 21.4 40,683 15.3
1995 28,060 15.4 47,002 15.5
1996 31,085 10.8 51,905 10.4
1997 34,673 11.5 57,089 10.0
1998 37,271 7.5 59,542 4.3
1999 25,528 -31.5 69,265 16.3
2000 27,542 7.9 83,572 20.7
2001 22,100 -19.8 76,455 -8.5
2002 17,271 -21.9 82,177 7.5
2003 17,130 -0.8 71,097 -13.5
2004 17,115 -0.1 73,681 3.6
2005 17,621 3.0 78,205 6.1
2006 17,394 -1.3 89,350 14.3
2004
March 16,879 -1.5 69,532 -2.2
June 16,587 -1.7 72,898 4.8
September 16,891 1.8 75,657 3.8
December 17,115 1.3 73,681 -2.6
2005
March 17,082 -0.2 74,247 0.8
June 17,655 3.4 79,368 6.9
September 17,874 1.2 80,134 1.0
December 17,621 -1.4 78,205 -2.4
2006
March 17,597 -0.1 78,910 0.9
June 18,159 3.2 83,090 5.3
September 18,670 2.8 87,216 5.0
December 17,394 -6.8 89,350 2.4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTES: When the substantial gainful activity (SGA) level is periodically raised, SSI recipients with earnings below the increased SGA level become eligible for regular SSI benefits rather than the special cash payments under section 1619(a). This can lead to decreases in the number of 1619(a) participants.
. . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
a. Includes blind participants. Of the 89,350 participants in December 2006, 1,444 were blind.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 9. Ranking of state or other area, by section 1619 participants as a percentage of all blind and disabled recipients in state aged 18–64, December 2006
State or area Ranking All blind and disabled recipients a Section 1619 participants
Number Percent
All areas 4,238,519 103,553 2.44
Wyoming 1 4,356 306 7.02
North Dakota 2 5,591 385 6.89
South Dakota 3 8,179 540 6.60
Iowa 4 31,315 1,729 5.52
Minnesota 5 50,035 2,714 5.42
Vermont 6 9,637 469 4.87
Utah 7 15,940 771 4.84
Nebraska 8 15,795 722 4.57
Montana 9 11,114 501 4.51
Idaho 10 16,073 695 4.32
Kansas 11 26,782 1,147 4.28
Wisconsin 12 62,891 2,536 4.03
Delaware 13 8,568 342 3.99
New Hampshire 14 11,076 431 3.89
Connecticut 15 34,878 1,276 3.66
Massachusetts 16 110,553 3,730 3.37
Washington 17 78,555 2,611 3.32
Nevada 18 19,419 639 3.29
Maryland 19 57,804 1,900 3.29
Maine 20 24,384 752 3.08
Alaska 21 7,333 226 3.08
Hawaii 22 13,144 389 2.96
Colorado 23 36,476 1,074 2.94
New Jersey 24 82,515 2,381 2.89
Oregon 25 41,686 1,194 2.86
Missouri 26 81,828 2,278 2.78
Arizona 27 59,147 1,642 2.78
Virginia 28 83,462 2,292 2.75
Rhode Island 29 19,677 516 2.62
New York 30 344,700 8,910 2.58
Illinois 31 161,294 4,164 2.58
Indiana 32 68,732 1,774 2.58
Florida 33 207,534 5,149 2.48
District of Columbia 34 13,314 328 2.46
Pennsylvania 35 208,306 4,951 2.38
Michigan 36 153,051 3,550 2.32
New Mexico 37 32,265 739 2.29
Ohio 38 176,942 4,011 2.27
California 39 605,127 13,393 2.21
Oklahoma 40 53,324 1,125 2.11
Louisiana 41 95,526 1,831 1.92
North Carolina 42 118,818 2,232 1.88
Arkansas 43 55,838 1,021 1.83
Texas 44 269,469 4,718 1.75
South Carolina 45 63,338 1,107 1.75
Georgia 46 121,663 2,097 1.72
Northern Mariana Islands 47 393 6 1.53
Mississippi 48 72,176 1,088 1.51
Tennessee 49 105,736 1,522 1.44
Alabama 50 103,393 1,437 1.39
West Virginia 51 57,583 788 1.37
Kentucky 52 121,784 1,424 1.17
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes section 1619(b) participants.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 10. Section 1619(a) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months, 2005–2006
State or area December 2005 September 2006 December 2006
Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars)
All areas 17,621 1,111 18,670 1,119 17,394 1,166
Alabama 290 1,074 310 1,075 284 1,120
Alaska 25 1,039 a 1,066 a 1,131
Arizona 260 1,084 265 1,082 281 1,144
Arkansas 147 1,083 176 1,061 164 1,115
California 3,970 1,221 4,515 1,235 4,067 1,279
Colorado 171 1,060 158 1,097 156 1,155
Connecticut 135 1,054 140 1,052 132 1,135
Delaware 43 1,076 46 1,103 46 1,129
District of Columbia 68 1,050 77 1,055 63 1,104
Florida 865 1,065 899 1,065 810 1,115
Georgia 332 1,068 370 1,066 322 1,105
Hawaii 62 1,085 69 1,100 58 1,162
Idaho 95 1,085 127 1,094 91 1,178
Illinois 753 1,058 695 1,064 702 1,110
Indiana 229 1,066 230 1,056 225 1,107
Iowa 177 1,076 174 1,090 159 1,120
Kansas 128 1,077 139 1,076 140 1,129
Kentucky 275 1,088 246 1,091 225 1,153
Louisiana 329 1,083 331 1,073 332 1,118
Maine 98 1,095 100 1,086 91 1,138
Maryland 305 1,082 287 1,091 286 1,134
Massachusetts 601 1,130 614 1,128 544 1,183
Michigan 535 1,057 526 1,068 504 1,126
Minnesota 261 1,066 274 1,064 279 1,106
Mississippi 208 1,050 219 1,068 188 1,114
Missouri 260 1,074 250 1,088 254 1,134
Montana 48 1,086 57 1,077 60 1,153
Nebraska 95 1,117 102 1,080 94 1,123
Nevada 95 1,063 120 1,078 104 1,120
New Hampshire 45 1,097 44 1,053 35 1,153
New Jersey 315 1,086 326 1,101 333 1,136
New Mexico 114 1,065 124 1,102 127 1,148
New York 1,585 1,121 1,691 1,122 1,598 1,172
North Carolina 323 1,052 316 1,058 310 1,102
North Dakota 29 1,048 40 1,059 35 1,126
Ohio 602 1,070 615 1,067 576 1,109
Oklahoma 150 1,066 144 1,071 132 1,132
Oregon 129 1,098 160 1,069 153 1,153
Pennsylvania 745 1,064 773 1,068 728 1,120
Rhode Island 77 1,102 75 1,124 63 1,152
South Carolina 171 1,071 167 1,083 153 1,119
South Dakota 52 1,052 63 1,069 44 1,130
Tennessee 237 1,079 247 1,086 223 1,119
Texas 705 1,062 797 1,062 737 1,115
Utah 81 1,105 103 1,071 100 1,119
Vermont 64 1,097 60 1,130 60 1,150
Virginia 362 1,069 349 1,075 331 1,128
Washington 481 1,081 530 1,089 482 1,138
West Virginia 141 1,093 138 1,087 150 1,130
Wisconsin 319 1,080 328 1,079 308 1,117
Wyoming 31 1,053 41 1,069 33 1,079
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 3 1,018 a 964 a 964
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Data are not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 11. Section 1619(b) participants and their average earnings, by state or other area, selected months, 2005–2006
State or area December 2005 September 2006 December 2006
Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars)
All areas 78,205 1,118 87,216 1,173 89,350 1,193
Alabama 1,002 1,121 1,170 1,185 1,195 1,224
Alaska a 186 1,222 229 1,358 b 1,304
Arizona 1,126 1,171 1,405 1,252 1,424 1,280
Arkansas 785 1,052 900 1,109 897 1,147
California 8,254 1,420 9,345 1,527 9,945 1,549
Colorado 848 1,148 903 1,166 938 1,177
Connecticut a 1,051 1,043 1,188 1,114 1,171 1,130
Delaware 251 1,224 286 1,258 303 1,244
District of Columbia 251 1,429 267 1,431 282 1,443
Florida 3,836 1,161 4,481 1,198 4,530 1,233
Georgia 1,640 1,110 1,828 1,146 1,839 1,153
Hawaii a 272 1,246 338 1,248 338 1,311
Idaho a 520 980 610 1,019 613 1,078
Illinois a 3,044 1,095 3,496 1,175 3,603 1,182
Indiana a 1,462 973 1,532 1,035 1,589 1,057
Iowa 1,496 843 1,605 860 1,592 891
Kansas a 949 951 1,002 998 1,037 1,015
Kentucky 1,150 1,155 1,243 1,249 1,249 1,280
Louisiana 1,370 1,071 1,424 1,159 1,539 1,187
Maine 636 1,000 702 1,037 677 1,056
Maryland 1,429 1,189 1,637 1,225 1,658 1,257
Massachusetts 2,957 1,240 3,235 1,278 3,295 1,288
Michigan 3,042 1,024 3,176 1,059 3,159 1,064
Minnesota a 2,215 935 2,469 975 2,493 973
Mississippi 805 1,125 917 1,157 938 1,202
Missouri a 1,774 917 2,079 961 2,100 986
Montana 405 906 475 926 456 928
Nebraska a 590 919 633 961 639 979
Nevada a 428 1,278 511 1,371 561 1,377
New Hampshire a 367 1,023 395 1,055 402 1,064
New Jersey 1,868 1,182 2,029 1,211 2,124 1,249
New Mexico 626 1,089 649 1,131 645 1,124
New York 6,731 1,270 7,341 1,301 7,568 1,325
North Carolina 1,792 1,054 1,949 1,082 1,974 1,073
North Dakota a 330 879 345 872 357 867
Ohio a 3,120 965 3,490 1,002 3,546 1,027
Oklahoma a 798 900 1,000 987 1,019 1,002
Oregon a 1,005 916 1,060 1,017 1,079 1,026
Pennsylvania 3,844 1,082 4,234 1,125 4,361 1,136
Rhode Island 402 1,112 427 1,224 468 1,216
South Carolina 879 984 963 1,008 992 1,013
South Dakota 457 849 480 839 508 863
Tennessee 1,182 1,101 1,330 1,143 1,360 1,160
Texas 3,559 1,054 4,040 1,128 4,131 1,139
Utah a 519 980 652 982 690 1,038
Vermont 379 1,083 416 1,130 418 1,090
Virginia a 1,700 1,113 1,936 1,174 2,018 1,192
Washington 1,902 1,163 2,197 1,219 2,197 1,242
West Virginia 549 1,197 655 1,301 654 1,332
Wisconsin 2,199 925 2,271 951 2,284 962
Wyoming 220 887 267 979 278 999
Outlying area
Northern Mariana Islands 3 808 4 859 b 1,103
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. The Social Security Administration identifies persons as potential participants; the state makes final Medicaid determinations.
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 12. Number and average earnings, by selected characteristics, December 2006
Characteristic Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants
Number Average earnings (dollars) Number Average earnings (dollars)
All participants 17,394 1,166 89,350 1,193
Age
Under 18 119 1,083 235 --
18–21 2,162 1,134 3,784 1,363
22–29 4,877 1,155 22,558 1,253
30–39 3,952 1,173 23,155 1,196
40–49 3,681 1,180 21,331 1,161
50–59 2,091 1,183 12,265 1,164
60–64 401 1,193 3,296 1,051
65 or older 111 1,225 2,726 955
Sex
Male 9,582 1,176 46,968 1,227
Female 7,812 1,154 42,382 1,156
Earned income a
Wages 16,948 1,168 86,788 1,201
Self-employment 542 1,111 3,376 1,079
Earnings (dollars)
Less than 400 . . . . . . 10,523 268
400–499 . . . . . . 6,288 436
500–599 . . . . . . 7,582 530
600–699 . . . . . . 7,547 631
700–899 . . . . . . 10,901 777
900–1,199 9,952 1,033 8,830 1,012
1,200 or more 7,442 1,343 37,679 1,987
Unearned income a
None 15,776 1,168 30,470 1,877
Social Security 484 1,119 54,688 771
Other pensions 32 1,137 540 1,128
Income based on need 10 1,040 64 1,401
Asset income 610 1,166 3,752 1,095
Other 535 1,138 4,328 1,363
Work incentives a
Plans to achieve self-support b 141 1,513 0 0
Impairment-related work expenses 359 1,229 1,461 1,023
Blind work expenses 2 2,047 588 1,646
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
NOTE: -- = not available; . . . = not applicable.
a. 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, or they may benefit from more than one work incentive provision.
b. Includes 22 persons with a PASS that excludes only resources.
CONTACT: Clark Pickett (410) 965-9016 or ssi.workers@ssa.gov.
Table 13. Percentage distribution of participants aged 18–64, by diagnostic group, December 2006
Diagnostic group All blind and disabled recipients Section 1619(a) participants Section 1619(b) participants
Total
Number 4,152,130 17,164 86,389
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.7 0.8 0.8
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.4 1.7 1.8
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.6 1.6 1.7
Injuries 2.6 1.9 2.3
Mental disorders
Retardation 21.6 30.8 29.4
Schizophrenia 9.7 8.1 8.4
Other 26.8 27.1 24.2
Neoplasms 1.2 1.0 1.2
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.4 0.7 0.7
Circulatory system 4.4 1.4 1.7
Digestive system 0.9 0.5 0.6
Genitourinary system 1.0 1.0 1.2
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 10.3 4.3 5.5
Nervous system and sense organs a 7.8 10.8 10.5
Respiratory system 2.0 1.0 0.9
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.1 0.1
Other 0.2 0.4 0.3
Unknown 5.2 6.6 8.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. 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.