Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Iowa

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Iowa 563,610 378,386 65,571 54,037 28,961 36,655 599,606 434,970 60,850 424,860
1 114,531 75,875 13,663 11,205 6,322 7,466 121,718 87,442 12,668 85,043
2 107,081 72,311 13,403 9,389 4,842 7,136 116,585 85,192 10,643 78,881
3 104,119 70,722 12,940 9,006 4,323 7,128 113,849 83,556 10,315 77,494
4 117,600 80,421 11,801 11,944 6,471 6,963 124,573 91,416 13,484 91,648
5 120,279 79,057 13,764 12,493 7,003 7,962 122,881 87,364 13,739 91,794
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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
Iowa 45,413 3,385 713 41,315 20,929 832 300 19,797 17,450 6,915
1 10,892 644 143 10,105 5,163 148 61 4,955 3,902 1,349
2 9,700 595 149 8,956 4,648 151 68 4,430 3,645 1,329
3 8,983 862 163 7,958 4,321 278 76 3,967 3,170 1,645
4 6,844 571 130 6,143 2,939 119 49 2,771 2,872 1,137
5 8,994 713 128 8,153 3,857 136 47 3,675 3,861 1,455
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.