Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Iowa with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Iowa 548,320 361,730 56,612 59,790 35,162 35,026 482,290 344,583 55,762 416,129
1 109,935 71,551 11,612 12,257 7,437 7,078 96,897 68,537 11,444 81,853
2 101,971 67,997 11,509 10,209 5,652 6,604 91,986 66,326 9,636 75,808
3 99,696 66,825 10,999 9,897 5,104 6,871 90,002 65,293 9,353 74,474
4 116,183 77,564 10,472 13,402 8,109 6,636 101,754 73,139 12,573 91,057
5 120,535 77,793 12,020 14,025 8,860 7,837 101,650 71,288 12,755 92,937
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

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 Iowa and total monthly payments, December 2004
Congressional district Number of recipients Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Iowa 42,634 3,689 794 38,151 17,469 775 290 16,404 16,769 7,087
1 10,080 717 175 9,188 4,376 137 61 4,178 3,633 1,372
2 8,899 612 161 8,126 3,759 130 64 3,564 3,390 1,303
3 8,162 829 175 7,158 3,464 241 61 3,161 2,929 1,542
4 6,735 675 129 5,931 2,528 120 45 2,361 2,938 1,219
5 8,758 856 154 7,748 3,340 145 56 3,138 3,879 1,651
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.