Thursday, August 18, 2022

Obscure Data Needed

 What percentage of Social Security Disability payments are for SMI (severely mentally ill) and total amount paid annually?  If this includes SSI payments that is fine.  U.S. Social SecurityAdministration Office of Policy, “Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006,” Table 5.A4 in 2007 had this data.

Why do I care?  The Locke Foundation has tasked me to write a chapter about intersectionality of mental illness, substance abuse, deinstitutionalization, and poverty for an upcoming paper about poverty in North Carolina.

Found it.


  1. Here is the same table through the year 2021.

    1. That provides lots of data but not the mental illness portion of disability beneficiaries. I have since found it.