Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

New Jersey

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 New Jersey, 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
New Jersey 1,360,270 934,962 133,979 130,370 61,327 99,632 1,242,757 922,505 120,720 1,031,762
1 102,039 63,756 12,751 11,366 4,828 9,338 87,303 59,773 10,001 72,424
2 120,684 79,523 13,885 11,649 5,166 10,461 103,958 74,298 10,375 87,149
3 137,045 97,864 11,386 12,783 6,764 8,248 125,117 95,057 12,013 107,366
4 130,063 93,936 10,693 12,804 5,477 7,153 120,217 91,805 11,996 103,190
5 102,245 73,514 7,600 9,959 5,313 5,859 100,634 77,304 9,854 81,426
6 92,145 60,902 10,705 9,328 3,891 7,319 83,736 59,852 8,621 67,527
7 100,711 72,827 7,031 9,533 4,989 6,331 99,073 76,256 9,384 80,567
8 100,169 68,643 10,498 9,090 4,284 7,654 91,190 68,336 8,471 75,892
9 106,336 76,724 9,130 10,029 4,793 5,660 99,926 77,148 9,426 84,822
10 88,919 54,288 13,394 7,929 2,785 10,523 73,487 49,990 6,500 58,999
11 95,443 69,236 7,206 8,925 4,732 5,344 94,783 73,087 8,947 75,759
12 106,857 74,820 8,765 9,769 4,832 8,671 102,880 77,710 9,423 82,715
13 77,614 48,929 10,935 7,206 3,473 7,071 60,447 41,883 5,703 53,926
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 New Jersey, 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
New Jersey 148,367 33,985 1,039 113,343 63,339 11,680 419 51,240 47,615 50,486
1 13,831 1,623 123 12,085 6,185 452 49 5,684 4,502 2,978
2 12,954 1,914 83 10,957 5,327 488 35 4,804 4,957 3,256
3 6,477 1,058 43 5,376 2,625 325 18 2,283 2,222 1,576
4 7,019 1,262 48 5,709 2,942 374 18 2,549 2,495 1,932
5 4,915 1,550 44 3,321 1,892 507 16 1,369 1,593 2,004
6 9,374 2,296 71 7,007 3,841 770 27 3,044 3,110 3,298
7 4,479 1,640 33 2,806 1,610 571 13 1,027 1,214 2,060
8 15,260 3,923 106 11,231 6,611 1,427 38 5,147 4,710 5,668
9 10,505 4,162 59 6,284 4,344 1,641 22 2,682 3,043 5,415
10 23,920 4,135 184 19,601 10,699 1,364 81 9,254 6,892 6,807
11 4,537 1,676 29 2,832 1,772 626 10 1,135 1,363 2,113
12 10,357 2,153 50 8,154 4,508 777 20 3,711 3,404 3,225
13 24,739 6,593 166 17,980 10,983 2,358 74 8,551 8,110 10,154
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.