Disability Characteristics of Income-Based Government Assistance Recipients in the United States: 2011

Source: Bernice L. Boursiquot and Matthew W. Brault, American Community Survey Briefs, ACSBR/11-12, February 2013

…This brief presents information from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) showing the prevalence of disability among civilian noninstitutionalized adults aged 18 and older who received income-based government assistance—cash assistance programs (SSI, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or other government assistance) and inkind assistance programs (SNAP and Medicaid). These data are presented for the nation and states to highlight the geographic variation of disability in this population. The civilian noninstitutionalized population does not include adults living in institutions like correctional facilities and nursing homes….

In 2011, nearly 46.0 million people, or 19.8 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 18
years and older, received incomebased government assistance through SSI, SNAP, Medicaid, TANF or other government assistance. Among individuals who received government assistance, 14.0 million people, or 30.4 percent, had one or more types of disability…