Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Washington

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
Washington 1,049,039 698,822 150,080 80,041 49,621 70,475 1,172,821 845,946 93,854 745,854
1 96,080 68,372 10,213 7,532 4,584 5,379 113,708 86,008 9,366 72,969
2 128,922 86,785 18,149 9,677 6,329 7,982 144,139 104,478 11,335 92,063
3 139,509 90,314 21,369 10,762 6,714 10,350 155,684 109,653 12,512 95,197
4 119,832 79,468 17,674 8,682 5,440 8,568 128,134 92,487 9,814 84,445
5 134,012 85,923 21,387 10,605 6,414 9,683 142,646 99,507 12,092 92,652
6 140,365 91,199 21,974 11,040 6,658 9,494 149,859 105,558 12,292 97,743
7 86,891 59,889 12,835 6,232 3,258 4,677 101,621 75,595 7,682 64,043
8 97,833 68,438 10,529 7,074 5,324 6,468 118,571 89,087 8,923 73,009
9 105,595 68,434 15,950 8,437 4,900 7,874 118,459 83,573 9,838 73,733
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
Washington 130,833 15,978 878 113,977 74,660 7,040 436 67,184 36,341 29,868
1 8,214 1,851 62 6,301 4,552 883 30 3,639 1,904 2,815
2 12,865 1,201 85 11,579 7,287 491 42 6,754 3,758 2,413
3 16,147 1,398 134 14,615 9,033 609 64 8,360 4,579 2,865
4 16,288 1,458 88 14,742 9,007 452 46 8,508 5,298 2,953
5 17,958 1,118 100 16,740 10,257 399 47 9,810 5,579 2,780
6 19,930 1,456 134 18,340 11,545 617 70 10,859 5,630 3,533
7 16,276 3,375 117 12,784 9,302 1,606 56 7,640 4,116 5,800
8 8,555 1,947 48 6,560 5,060 966 25 4,069 1,810 2,954
9 14,600 2,174 110 12,316 8,618 1,017 56 7,546 3,667 3,755
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.