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Table 6. Persons with a disability who used a financial assistance program in the past year by age, employment status, usual full- or part-time status, and program limitation on work, May 2012

Table 6. Persons with a disability who used a financial assistance program in the past year by age, employment status, usual full- or part-time status, and program limitation on work, May 2012
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Total Persons who used a financial assistance program
Total Percent of
total
Percent of persons who used a
financial assistance program
Total Worked
less
because
of
program(1)
Did not
work less
because
of
program(1)

Persons with a disability

Total, 16 years and over

28,308 16,537 58.4 100.0 6.2 92.5

16 to 64 years

15,445 8,306 53.8 100.0 10.2 88.0

65 years and over

12,863 8,232 64.0 100.0 2.2 97.0

Employed

5,162 1,235 23.9 100.0 11.9 87.8

Usually work full time

3,397 506 14.9 100.0 9.4 90.6

Usually work part time

1,765 730 41.3 100.0 13.7 85.8

Unemployed

758 302 39.8 100.0 11.5 87.3

Not in the labor force

22,389 15,000 67.0 100.0 5.6 93.0

Footnotes
(1) Persons with a disability were able to report more than one financial assistance program, and the report of a limitation could refer to any of the assistance programs used. Data may not sum to total because some persons did not respond to the question on work limitation.

NOTE: Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours. Financial assistance programs include: Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Disability Compensation, disability insurance payments, Medicaid, Medicare, and other payments or programs.

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Last Modified Date: April 24, 2013
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