Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2006
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
New Jersey 1,381,151 948,401 158,619 117,395 56,826 99,910 1,478,656 1,092,872 127,096 1,030,597
1 106,504 65,564 16,294 10,487 4,348 9,811 106,883 71,920 10,807 72,893
2 125,662 82,726 17,113 10,596 4,728 10,499 127,659 90,738 11,013 88,665
3 143,340 101,797 14,517 12,057 6,191 8,778 154,581 116,398 13,273 109,744
4 134,760 96,529 13,626 11,684 5,204 7,717 146,382 110,794 12,799 104,146
5 107,753 78,041 9,096 9,213 5,108 6,295 124,533 95,960 10,723 84,954
6 91,879 60,861 12,155 8,312 3,508 7,043 97,937 69,853 8,972 66,238
7 100,316 72,636 8,245 8,472 4,524 6,439 115,868 89,017 9,820 79,392
8 96,259 65,805 11,540 7,817 3,842 7,255 101,585 75,701 8,399 71,915
9 102,323 73,442 10,439 8,487 4,526 5,429 110,982 85,059 9,246 80,284
10 83,733 51,028 14,165 6,618 2,466 9,456 80,409 54,392 6,278 55,022
11 100,475 73,969 8,280 8,255 4,468 5,503 117,535 91,473 9,732 79,634
12 111,304 78,225 10,554 9,094 4,590 8,841 125,832 95,042 10,316 85,074
13 76,843 47,778 12,595 6,303 3,323 6,844 68,471 46,525 5,716 52,636
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, U.S. 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 2006
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
New Jersey 154,347 33,716 959 119,672 72,572 12,697 440 59,433 49,219 51,341
1 15,600 1,533 128 13,939 7,711 477 58 7,176 4,872 3,108
2 13,958 1,630 77 12,251 6,511 493 32 5,985 5,100 3,027
3 7,130 1,074 40 6,016 3,259 370 16 2,873 2,452 1,630
4 7,621 1,193 44 6,384 3,609 406 20 3,182 2,568 1,918
5 5,431 1,642 32 3,757 2,304 586 11 1,706 1,696 2,135
6 9,712 2,294 64 7,354 4,447 875 34 3,536 3,128 3,372
7 5,119 1,885 33 3,201 2,128 736 24 1,367 1,405 2,369
8 15,733 3,867 89 11,777 7,449 1,531 37 5,880 4,887 5,813
9 11,186 4,302 56 6,828 5,218 1,809 21 3,387 3,508 5,688
10 24,069 3,806 166 20,097 11,858 1,377 78 10,402 6,892 6,492
11 4,893 1,817 34 3,042 2,096 750 12 1,333 1,424 2,295
12 8,509 2,314 41 6,154 3,990 917 19 3,053 2,538 3,222
13 25,386 6,359 155 18,872 11,986 2,365 72 9,548 8,749 10,272
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.