Congressional Statistics, December 2011

 

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. 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
New Jersey 1,500,403 1,037,768 194,312 107,508 54,403 106,412 1,889,187 1,410,883 136,654 1,104,066
1 119,235 73,958 21,161 9,753 3,839 10,524 141,215 96,224 11,789 79,391
2 139,305 91,805 22,213 9,827 4,174 11,286 166,746 119,136 12,032 95,790
3 156,687 111,709 18,383 11,331 5,435 9,829 200,550 152,022 14,658 118,105
4 145,570 104,164 16,955 10,896 4,757 8,798 186,902 141,981 14,106 110,293
5 118,162 87,099 10,704 8,437 4,959 6,963 161,665 126,976 11,605 93,001
6 100,116 67,269 14,728 7,460 3,416 7,243 126,392 91,433 9,514 71,206
7 107,271 78,427 10,076 7,698 4,281 6,789 146,324 113,521 10,569 83,922
8 101,625 70,054 13,375 6,986 3,904 7,306 124,551 93,774 8,678 74,973
9 107,306 77,152 12,132 7,561 4,643 5,818 134,050 103,344 9,468 82,878
10 88,746 54,768 16,552 5,806 2,346 9,274 98,261 67,423 6,342 57,584
11 111,681 83,963 9,637 7,643 4,519 5,919 155,025 123,290 10,733 89,493
12 123,690 87,396 13,599 8,464 4,602 9,629 165,237 126,079 11,330 93,236
13 81,009 50,004 14,797 5,646 3,528 7,034 82,269 55,679 5,829 54,194
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
New Jersey 173,000 34,516 822 137,662 91,627 13,881 371 77,375 54,320 54,296
1 18,226 1,543 114 16,569 10,297 535 53 9,709 5,734 3,441
2 16,468 1,632 73 14,763 9,153 548 35 8,569 5,612 3,184
3 8,289 1,029 39 7,221 4,303 379 17 3,907 2,717 1,703
4 9,599 1,233 50 8,316 5,271 470 23 4,779 3,014 2,119
5 6,054 1,688 26 4,340 2,824 664 11 2,149 1,734 2,222
6 10,691 2,443 51 8,197 5,432 987 20 4,425 3,355 3,623
7 6,015 2,193 29 3,793 2,800 911 11 1,878 1,635 2,744
8 16,815 3,763 76 12,976 8,789 1,552 35 7,203 5,301 5,915
9 12,322 4,570 46 7,706 6,072 2,001 19 4,052 3,984 6,196
10 26,753 3,800 119 22,834 14,985 1,475 57 13,453 7,500 6,815
11 5,616 1,990 30 3,596 2,680 879 13 1,788 1,591 2,533
12 9,907 2,575 44 7,288 5,322 1,133 21 4,168 2,800 3,539
13 26,245 6,057 125 20,063 13,697 2,346 58 11,293 9,343 10,262
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.