Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

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 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
West Virginia 436,445 225,811 91,273 49,293 29,253 40,815 448,604 259,271 51,799 270,612
1 137,807 78,250 23,421 15,817 9,659 10,660 144,119 90,512 17,240 92,181
2 144,112 80,021 28,155 14,695 8,594 12,647 148,417 91,703 15,440 92,094
3 154,526 67,540 39,697 18,781 11,000 17,508 156,068 77,056 19,119 86,337
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
West Virginia 79,924 3,303 526 76,095 40,915 731 244 39,940 25,539 11,719
1 21,202 886 160 20,156 10,785 196 74 10,515 6,831 2,850
2 22,722 1,278 178 21,266 11,439 284 83 11,071 7,978 3,724
3 36,000 1,139 188 34,673 18,691 251 87 18,353 10,730 5,145
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.