All SCSEP participants are at least 55 years old and have a family income less than 125% of poverty ($14,713 for family of one). Of the 67,356 SCSEP participants during the year ending June 30, 2015:
88% had family incomes less than 100% of federal poverty guidelines;
48% were from a racial or ethnic minority, 65% were women, and 18% had at least one disability;
31% were 65 or older, including 5% who were 70 years or older;
19% had less than a high school diploma; and
13% were veterans or qualified spouses.