Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

New Jersey

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
New Jersey 1,407,621 969,546 169,799 112,705 54,615 100,956 1,663,434 1,234,168 134,604 1,054,870
1 110,296 68,127 17,902 10,221 4,039 10,007 122,473 82,741 11,629 75,665
2 128,925 85,060 18,653 10,205 4,400 10,607 144,719 103,180 11,711 91,110
3 147,019 104,661 15,745 11,725 5,845 9,043 175,646 132,601 14,235 113,127
4 138,029 98,882 14,872 11,311 5,017 7,947 166,005 125,856 13,691 106,899
5 110,801 80,742 9,715 8,964 4,902 6,478 141,701 109,850 11,528 88,078
6 93,749 62,471 12,884 7,965 3,383 7,046 110,584 79,346 9,496 67,982
7 101,481 73,578 8,849 8,082 4,363 6,609 129,420 99,625 10,358 80,502
8 96,153 66,049 12,003 7,304 3,787 7,010 111,405 83,440 8,591 72,016
9 102,420 73,490 11,007 8,025 4,424 5,474 121,639 93,297 9,571 80,560
10 83,767 51,280 14,698 6,196 2,323 9,270 87,985 59,830 6,398 55,260
11 104,497 77,538 8,829 8,070 4,399 5,661 135,272 106,124 10,575 84,046
12 113,973 80,348 11,366 8,749 4,389 9,121 142,386 108,084 10,999 87,445
13 76,511 47,320 13,276 5,888 3,344 6,683 74,200 50,192 5,822 52,180
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
New Jersey 159,525 33,972 895 124,658 79,412 13,494 394 65,525 50,890 52,615
1 16,480 1,541 127 14,812 8,557 527 58 7,972 5,124 3,208
2 14,716 1,637 77 13,002 7,358 516 33 6,809 5,282 3,125
3 7,417 1,051 42 6,324 3,606 387 18 3,200 2,557 1,673
4 8,289 1,155 43 7,091 4,397 425 20 3,952 2,764 1,954
5 5,634 1,717 29 3,888 2,496 661 12 1,822 1,720 2,196
6 9,987 2,364 55 7,568 4,829 947 22 3,859 3,211 3,518
7 5,364 1,983 30 3,351 2,392 834 12 1,546 1,454 2,510
8 16,018 3,865 87 12,066 7,985 1,592 37 6,356 5,110 5,963
9 11,518 4,383 49 7,086 5,516 1,923 19 3,574 3,699 5,898
10 24,602 3,791 145 20,666 12,793 1,443 65 11,285 7,019 6,622
11 5,115 1,881 26 3,208 2,334 826 10 1,498 1,462 2,371
12 8,890 2,439 50 6,401 4,439 1,033 27 3,379 2,530 3,396
13 25,495 6,165 135 19,195 12,711 2,379 60 10,272 8,958 10,181
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.