Congressional Statistics, December 2005

Wisconsin

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
Wisconsin 953,640 639,270 110,360 89,371 47,754 66,885 908,725 657,625 89,372 697,720
1 118,484 79,293 14,161 10,861 5,153 9,016 118,259 85,278 11,392 85,408
2 101,255 69,427 11,842 8,689 4,352 6,945 99,815 73,885 8,987 74,409
3 124,611 82,622 14,242 12,266 7,032 8,449 110,667 79,046 11,339 91,797
4 97,684 56,110 18,199 8,827 3,304 11,244 87,464 56,684 8,473 62,279
5 117,804 85,379 9,517 10,953 5,999 5,956 125,203 95,894 12,179 93,275
6 128,907 88,744 13,731 11,789 6,409 8,234 122,996 90,598 11,854 96,008
7 138,918 92,963 15,462 13,685 8,069 8,739 125,836 90,545 12,916 102,140
8 125,977 84,732 13,206 12,301 7,436 8,302 118,486 85,694 12,232 92,404
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
Wisconsin 92,289 8,487 935 82,867 40,080 2,077 384 37,618 32,996 16,084
1 9,459 667 99 8,693 4,198 173 39 3,985 3,253 1,334
2 9,017 706 101 8,210 3,798 195 34 3,568 3,252 1,355
3 10,589 1,312 115 9,162 4,037 217 47 3,772 4,835 2,303
4 30,563 2,069 256 28,238 14,710 625 112 13,972 8,371 4,515
5 4,586 766 45 3,775 1,937 247 18 1,672 1,651 1,147
6 8,005 773 97 7,135 3,272 176 38 3,057 3,196 1,395
7 11,226 1,310 122 9,794 4,514 247 49 4,217 4,961 2,380
8 8,844 884 100 7,860 3,611 194 43 3,373 3,477 1,655
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.