Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Iowa

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received is based on the worker's level of earnings in employment or self-employment covered by the Social Security program.

Table 1. OASDI in Iowa, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in current-payment status
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
United States, total 46,444,240 29,190,150 5,543,981 4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187 37,854,411 26,125,087 4,169,125 33,162,456
Iowa 544,643 357,371 51,465 62,759 38,178 34,870 447,805 319,019 54,684 416,132
1 108,395 70,141 10,569 12,784 7,868 7,033 89,298 62,919 11,149 81,089
2 100,379 66,699 10,352 10,663 6,095 6,570 84,511 60,870 9,394 75,252
3 98,192 65,479 9,987 10,355 5,560 6,811 82,803 59,877 9,129 73,932
4 116,614 77,242 9,673 14,056 8,956 6,687 95,620 68,455 12,340 91,616
5 121,063 77,810 10,884 14,901 9,699 7,769 95,571 66,896 12,670 94,243
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal cash assistance program that provides monthly payments to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Table 2. SSI in Iowa, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly benefit amount
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
United States, total 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 2,406,327 1,995,284
Iowa 41,610 4,038 806 36,766 15,405 793 276 14,336 16,423 7,365
1 9,917 813 183 8,921 3,857 152 59 3,646 3,589 1,492
2 8,285 639 159 7,487 3,206 124 58 3,024 3,251 1,299
3 8,228 881 180 7,167 3,189 237 64 2,888 2,878 1,553
4 6,615 738 129 5,748 2,187 123 42 2,021 2,914 1,259
5 8,565 967 155 7,443 2,966 156 52 2,758 3,791 1,762
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.