Congressional Statistics, December 2011

Minnesota

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 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Minnesota 904,803 623,002 120,648 65,911 34,893 60,349 1,051,199 782,034 79,376 656,491
1 126,382 88,476 14,438 10,375 5,656 7,437 139,922 105,236 12,066 96,126
2 96,689 68,995 11,265 6,387 3,285 6,757 119,308 90,955 8,127 70,701
3 102,146 74,906 10,791 6,718 3,802 5,929 133,162 104,490 9,198 78,092
4 98,455 65,208 15,887 6,495 3,041 7,824 118,151 86,188 8,446 68,335
5 85,838 56,277 15,554 5,324 2,284 6,399 101,106 73,324 6,747 58,925
6 106,250 72,956 14,569 6,925 3,721 8,079 127,235 94,089 8,478 73,727
7 136,969 94,082 15,866 12,159 6,600 8,262 143,500 106,076 13,107 103,418
8 152,074 102,102 22,278 11,528 6,504 9,662 168,814 121,677 13,207 107,167
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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
Minnesota 88,768 10,330 683 77,755 47,835 4,285 336 43,215 27,139 18,894
1 8,760 1,052 90 7,618 4,344 340 42 3,963 3,425 1,839
2 6,149 811 46 5,292 3,255 354 20 2,880 1,711 1,385
3 8,076 1,380 55 6,641 4,494 672 27 3,795 1,866 2,224
4 17,218 1,943 137 15,138 9,779 946 76 8,756 4,062 3,958
5 18,968 2,608 146 16,214 10,918 1,328 79 9,511 4,554 4,545
6 6,701 669 55 5,977 3,561 237 25 3,299 2,191 1,158
7 9,882 1,050 69 8,763 4,838 242 28 4,569 4,202 1,932
8 13,014 817 85 12,112 6,645 165 38 6,442 5,128 1,853
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.