Congressional Statistics, December 2005

 

Washington

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
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
Washington 937,567 613,643 123,168 82,391 53,137 65,228 901,644 639,387 83,261 668,728
1 84,975 58,874 8,419 7,664 4,842 5,176 86,206 63,706 8,152 64,070
2 112,441 74,045 14,481 9,778 6,769 7,368 107,765 76,686 9,825 80,374
3 121,257 76,870 17,204 10,893 6,909 9,381 116,029 80,062 10,918 82,798
4 106,268 69,727 14,021 8,891 5,763 7,866 98,176 70,113 8,688 75,329
5 120,516 76,110 17,385 11,073 6,998 8,950 110,657 75,972 10,914 84,222
6 127,554 81,789 18,256 11,450 7,291 8,768 117,125 81,343 11,005 89,401
7 84,481 57,229 11,913 7,005 3,801 4,533 85,241 62,241 7,510 62,934
8 85,512 58,474 8,541 7,090 5,398 6,009 89,042 65,572 7,665 63,190
9 94,563 60,525 12,948 8,547 5,366 7,177 91,404 63,693 8,584 66,410
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 and total monthly payments, December 2005
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
Washington 115,688 14,727 957 100,004 56,906 5,571 423 50,911 32,252 26,508
1 7,071 1,559 67 5,445 3,586 656 41 2,888 1,605 2,353
2 11,342 1,137 105 10,100 5,676 391 45 5,240 3,390 2,154
3 14,171 1,292 141 12,738 6,769 471 58 6,239 3,978 2,501
4 13,728 1,394 98 12,236 6,797 370 41 6,385 4,667 2,717
5 15,881 1,129 105 14,647 7,873 341 45 7,487 5,073 2,525
6 18,329 1,442 154 16,733 8,864 521 66 8,276 5,098 3,230
7 15,670 3,295 126 12,249 7,849 1,355 52 6,441 3,937 5,532
8 7,056 1,626 50 5,380 3,337 713 23 2,600 1,415 2,394
9 12,440 1,853 111 10,476 6,151 750 50 5,350 3,089 3,102
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.