Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

New Mexico

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 2007
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 Mexico 327,219 197,848 50,689 29,561 19,797 29,324 299,527 199,745 27,723 221,666
1 103,496 63,874 16,488 8,996 5,778 8,360 99,071 67,027 8,892 71,271
2 114,463 69,176 17,171 10,557 7,760 9,799 101,928 67,758 9,803 77,981
3 109,260 64,798 17,030 10,008 6,259 11,165 98,527 64,960 9,027 72,414
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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 2007
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 Mexico 56,408 8,430 479 47,499 25,965 2,273 208 23,484 21,880 15,921
1 15,418 1,778 119 13,521 7,409 538 52 6,820 5,283 3,350
2 20,568 3,724 184 16,660 9,331 1,010 79 8,242 8,391 6,409
3 20,422 2,928 176 17,318 9,225 725 77 8,423 8,206 6,162
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.