Since its implementation in 1974, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program has included certain provisions to encourage blind and disabled recipients to work while allowing them to retain their eligibility and exclude a portion of their income from counting against their SSI payment. This report provides data on all SSI blind and disabled recipients who work; those who retain eligibility for special cash benefits when their earnings exceed the substantial gainful activity level; those who retain Medicaid eligibility when their earnings make them ineligible for any cash payments; and those who participate under work incentive provisions.
This edition of the report has been substantially reorganized. Charts and tables on like topics have been placed together in sections. Some appear in a different order and have been renumbered. However, the data covered in these charts and tables remain the same as in previous editions of the report.
Clark D. Pickett of the Division of SSI Statistics and Analysis programmed and compiled the data. Staff of the Division of Information Resources edited the report and prepared the print and electronic versions for publication.
Edward J. DeMarco Associate Commissioner for Research, Evaluation, and Statistics February 2005
Charts and Tables
Blind and Disabled Recipients (Charts 1–2 and Tables 1–5)
Blind and Disabled Recipients Who Work (Charts 3–5 and Tables 6–7)
Section 1619 Participants (Charts 6–8 and Tables 8–13)
Other Work Incentive Participants (Charts 9–10 and Tables 14–17)