Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Minnesota

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
Minnesota 831,763 563,356 103,993 70,175 38,676 55,563 900,039 657,484 78,896 616,550
1 119,583 82,245 12,484 11,362 6,633 6,859 123,515 91,144 12,356 93,098
2 84,831 59,146 9,639 6,361 3,356 6,329 96,827 72,309 7,538 62,253
3 92,794 67,287 9,272 7,034 3,865 5,336 112,926 87,312 8,996 72,118
4 90,578 60,319 13,054 7,007 3,329 6,869 102,182 74,198 8,502 65,441
5 79,938 52,287 13,593 5,816 2,434 5,808 88,693 63,695 6,966 56,852
6 91,818 61,340 12,244 6,941 3,953 7,340 101,759 73,364 7,911 64,441
7 130,450 87,461 13,917 13,315 7,885 7,872 127,054 91,778 13,394 100,353
8 141,771 93,271 19,790 12,339 7,221 9,150 147,083 103,684 13,233 101,994
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
Minnesota 80,635 10,352 722 69,561 40,123 3,983 344 35,795 25,083 17,800
1 8,003 1,136 93 6,774 3,563 345 45 3,173 3,206 1,847
2 5,431 759 58 4,614 2,668 314 26 2,328 1,523 1,245
3 7,159 1,321 62 5,776 3,848 625 29 3,194 1,565 2,061
4 15,663 1,843 134 13,686 8,178 834 70 7,274 3,683 3,526
5 17,137 2,508 148 14,481 9,235 1,219 73 7,943 4,104 4,048
6 5,905 669 54 5,182 2,908 216 28 2,665 1,993 1,108
7 9,276 1,215 77 7,984 3,966 256 29 3,681 4,191 2,073
8 12,061 901 96 11,064 5,757 175 45 5,537 4,818 1,892
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.