Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

West Virginia

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
West Virginia 429,613 219,004 89,682 50,571 29,673 40,683 437,536 249,098 52,590 268,123
1 135,963 76,196 23,023 16,319 9,789 10,636 140,765 87,268 17,617 91,837
2 140,966 77,131 27,300 15,042 8,766 12,727 143,742 87,612 15,640 90,561
3 152,684 65,677 39,359 19,210 11,118 17,320 153,029 74,219 19,333 85,725
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
West Virginia 79,768 3,561 536 75,671 39,551 740 234 38,577 25,533 11,811
1 21,002 974 158 19,870 10,281 202 67 10,012 6,813 2,937
2 22,427 1,332 181 20,914 10,969 279 79 10,611 7,866 3,722
3 36,339 1,255 197 34,887 18,300 259 87 17,954 10,854 5,152
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.