Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

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 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
Washington 982,948 647,342 136,709 81,159 51,318 66,420 1,019,168 726,056 88,262 702,837
1 89,307 62,509 9,355 7,577 4,713 5,153 97,840 72,859 8,693 67,927
2 119,416 79,488 16,124 9,736 6,582 7,486 123,712 88,735 10,582 85,856
3 128,077 82,138 18,873 10,703 6,809 9,554 132,489 92,306 11,520 88,211
4 112,788 74,036 16,178 8,830 5,631 8,113 112,073 79,942 9,285 79,635
5 126,641 80,389 19,568 10,841 6,755 9,088 125,125 86,301 11,466 88,477
6 133,115 85,619 20,155 11,272 6,953 9,116 131,999 91,907 11,656 93,160
7 83,964 57,027 12,486 6,559 3,456 4,436 91,115 66,637 7,525 62,245
8 90,458 62,549 9,468 7,102 5,317 6,022 101,548 75,359 8,320 67,542
9 99,182 63,587 14,502 8,539 5,102 7,452 103,267 72,010 9,216 69,784
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
Washington 121,654 15,249 897 105,508 64,827 6,177 413 58,238 34,079 28,073
1 7,444 1,695 64 5,685 3,954 756 30 3,168 1,708 2,573
2 11,980 1,174 96 10,710 6,331 438 42 5,852 3,589 2,291
3 14,759 1,334 133 13,292 7,738 529 60 7,148 4,204 2,650
4 14,987 1,453 91 13,443 8,160 412 42 7,707 5,041 2,857
5 16,806 1,118 108 15,580 8,934 363 49 8,522 5,313 2,655
6 18,672 1,421 144 17,107 10,103 562 67 9,474 5,235 3,326
7 15,755 3,310 117 12,328 8,189 1,449 49 6,691 3,992 5,645
8 7,665 1,801 50 5,814 4,063 833 26 3,204 1,616 2,698
9 13,586 1,943 94 11,549 7,356 835 48 6,473 3,381 3,378
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.