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Data Note: SSI Recipients Who Work
Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion
  • Daria Domin, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Frank A. Smith, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a means-tested income-support program administered by the Social Security Administration. Eligibility is contingent upon proving that one has a limited ability to work due to disability. However, the program offers several work incentives aimed at encouraging SSI recipients to enter the workforce while maintaining their benefits. Despite the promotion of employment through Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) and other programs, a very small percentage of SSI recipients actually work. This Data Note examines the number of SSI recipients working by state in 2010.

Data Note No. 36 This is a publication of, funded in part by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (#90DN0216).
Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Citation Information
Daria Domin and Frank A. Smith. "Data Note: SSI Recipients Who Work" (2011)
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