Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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 1,089,887 727,956 159,689 80,008 49,449 72,785 1,229,800 890,170 94,566 768,056
1 100,828 72,002 11,013 7,557 4,659 5,597 120,335 91,462 9,466 75,988
2 134,369 90,520 19,552 9,662 6,337 8,298 151,582 110,053 11,417 95,006
3 145,183 94,497 22,570 10,830 6,750 10,536 163,747 115,901 12,705 98,276
4 123,665 82,103 18,822 8,621 5,400 8,719 133,360 96,535 9,814 86,299
5 138,885 89,359 22,714 10,552 6,283 9,977 148,998 104,347 12,136 94,913
6 144,806 94,165 23,263 11,009 6,537 9,832 155,889 110,041 12,343 99,890
7 89,933 62,092 13,472 6,152 3,286 4,931 106,099 79,222 7,651 65,681
8 102,846 72,135 11,348 7,214 5,405 6,744 125,882 94,927 9,151 76,275
9 109,372 71,083 16,935 8,411 4,792 8,151 123,908 87,681 9,883 75,728
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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 137,546 16,258 879 120,409 77,915 7,166 435 70,314 38,514 30,593
1 8,734 1,884 64 6,786 4,939 904 31 4,004 2,105 2,898
2 13,707 1,185 87 12,435 7,607 483 40 7,083 4,049 2,448
3 16,878 1,356 127 15,395 9,394 584 62 8,747 4,831 2,844
4 17,155 1,488 88 15,579 10,303 463 47 9,793 5,606 2,988
5 18,763 1,123 99 17,541 10,251 405 46 9,800 5,877 2,843
6 21,008 1,478 142 19,388 11,995 620 71 11,304 5,989 3,641
7 16,983 3,483 114 13,386 9,648 1,640 56 7,953 4,329 5,985
8 9,000 2,012 49 6,939 5,091 993 25 4,073 1,920 3,075
9 15,318 2,249 109 12,960 8,686 1,073 56 7,557 3,808 3,871
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.