Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in New Jersey with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
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
New Jersey 1,363,814 935,583 140,693 127,277 59,909 100,352 1,285,376 951,484 121,496 1,030,414
1 104,421 65,059 13,659 11,388 4,767 9,548 92,355 62,905 10,365 73,767
2 123,131 80,819 14,933 11,564 5,081 10,734 109,523 77,929 10,622 88,260
3 140,001 99,567 12,510 12,718 6,530 8,676 131,947 99,802 12,291 108,849
4 130,027 93,593 11,424 12,395 5,270 7,345 123,922 94,304 11,927 102,435
5 103,652 74,489 8,053 9,787 5,278 6,045 105,214 80,783 9,988 82,212
6 95,692 64,127 11,050 9,369 3,938 7,208 90,454 65,391 8,955 70,851
7 99,839 72,234 7,297 9,173 4,855 6,280 101,553 78,134 9,343 79,957
8 97,030 66,097 10,775 8,551 4,069 7,538 90,635 67,477 8,167 72,941
9 107,865 77,411 9,843 9,846 4,899 5,866 103,816 79,769 9,508 85,511
10 90,065 55,411 13,585 7,909 2,895 10,265 77,486 53,008 6,791 60,334
11 97,781 71,009 7,667 8,930 4,670 5,505 100,204 77,246 9,224 77,668
12 98,763 68,559 8,567 8,931 4,337 8,369 97,894 73,276 8,860 75,731
13 75,547 47,208 11,330 6,716 3,320 6,973 60,366 41,454 5,448 51,898
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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. Number of recipients of federally administered SSI payments in New Jersey and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
New Jersey 149,354 33,659 1,013 114,682 64,668 11,799 409 52,459 47,386 50,311
1 14,695 1,692 119 12,884 6,730 488 49 6,192 4,660 3,109
2 13,642 1,855 87 11,700 5,617 476 34 5,106 5,185 3,246
3 7,143 1,046 49 6,048 2,961 326 17 2,616 2,417 1,640
4 7,510 1,201 43 6,266 3,286 351 16 2,917 2,566 1,892
5 4,970 1,489 41 3,440 1,927 509 14 1,402 1,577 1,939
6 9,163 2,150 61 6,952 3,837 748 23 3,066 3,007 3,106
7 4,700 1,638 35 3,027 1,811 581 12 1,217 1,320 2,100
8 15,318 3,805 96 11,417 6,703 1,405 37 5,259 4,685 5,562
9 11,752 4,584 60 7,108 5,018 1,827 21 3,168 3,527 5,980
10 23,400 4,024 177 19,199 10,677 1,355 78 9,244 6,719 6,671
11 4,766 1,691 34 3,041 1,828 631 13 1,184 1,415 2,141
12 7,611 2,205 42 5,364 3,225 832 15 2,377 2,337 3,031
13 24,684 6,279 169 18,236 11,042 2,264 73 8,704 7,971 9,894
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.
b. Includes recipients in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Northern Mariana Islands.