Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

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 2009
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 1,440,943 995,695 176,927 110,859 54,287 103,175 1,719,218 1,280,706 133,669 1,069,348
1 112,920 69,952 18,879 10,006 3,954 10,129 126,776 85,990 11,484 76,390
2 132,959 87,772 19,753 10,145 4,332 10,957 150,682 107,672 11,769 92,773
3 150,652 107,652 16,416 11,565 5,725 9,294 182,205 138,167 14,180 114,772
4 140,586 100,902 15,225 11,164 4,880 8,415 170,540 129,705 13,655 107,911
5 113,521 83,136 10,006 8,814 4,865 6,700 146,707 114,323 11,467 89,572
6 96,676 64,930 13,440 7,784 3,393 7,129 115,600 83,607 9,380 69,464
7 103,477 75,396 9,148 7,908 4,326 6,699 133,331 103,205 10,229 81,343
8 98,018 67,462 12,452 7,196 3,811 7,097 114,417 85,900 8,527 72,727
9 103,981 74,800 11,330 7,794 4,492 5,565 124,127 95,556 9,341 81,026
10 84,995 52,341 15,207 6,031 2,275 9,141 89,919 61,450 6,280 55,740
11 108,335 80,797 9,134 8,061 4,444 5,899 141,828 111,912 10,670 86,517
12 116,427 82,068 12,134 8,564 4,400 9,261 146,809 111,589 10,902 88,197
13 78,396 48,487 13,803 5,827 3,390 6,889 76,277 51,630 5,785 52,916
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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 162,954 34,191 861 127,902 85,837 14,275 411 71,152 51,698 53,146
1 16,918 1,566 114 15,238 9,406 549 55 8,802 5,254 3,314
2 15,220 1,657 78 13,485 8,229 547 35 7,647 5,385 3,159
3 7,661 1,038 39 6,584 3,966 403 16 3,548 2,587 1,684
4 8,742 1,205 44 7,493 4,680 459 32 4,189 2,802 2,027
5 5,786 1,704 32 4,050 2,691 700 14 1,977 1,724 2,197
6 10,031 2,381 54 7,596 5,140 1,005 26 4,109 3,172 3,525
7 5,530 2,054 32 3,444 2,595 886 13 1,695 1,522 2,587
8 16,163 3,749 82 12,332 8,562 1,609 35 6,917 5,108 5,850
9 11,655 4,441 46 7,168 5,878 2,045 19 3,813 3,767 5,980
10 24,888 3,759 125 21,004 13,753 1,507 57 12,189 7,085 6,642
11 5,248 1,937 26 3,285 2,553 889 11 1,654 1,513 2,449
12 9,141 2,502 52 6,587 4,863 1,130 24 3,709 2,660 3,454
13 25,971 6,198 137 19,636 13,521 2,545 72 10,904 9,119 10,278
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.