Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

West Virginia

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 West Virginia, 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
West Virginia 400,941 204,906 67,964 57,211 32,866 37,994 315,821 180,889 46,075 257,518
1 127,861 72,295 16,705 18,447 10,761 9,653 103,216 64,489 15,438 88,971
2 126,705 69,417 19,487 16,679 9,685 11,437 99,745 61,086 13,420 83,823
3 146,375 63,194 31,772 22,085 12,420 16,904 112,858 55,314 17,216 84,724
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 West Virginia, 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
West Virginia 74,096 4,948 594 68,554 30,960 878 235 29,847 23,874 12,703
1 18,782 1,430 185 17,167 7,699 255 74 7,371 6,165 3,160
2 20,562 1,785 191 18,586 8,230 311 73 7,845 7,403 4,087
3 34,752 1,733 218 32,801 15,032 312 88 14,631 10,306 5,456
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.