Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 determine the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2012
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 1,525,574 1,059,928 198,643 105,636 54,728 106,639 1,973,247 1,481,065 137,878 1,132,487
1 134,801 85,595 23,210 10,416 4,354 11,226 166,398 116,011 13,037 92,270
2 156,079 104,815 24,366 10,527 4,587 11,784 193,502 140,497 13,357 109,840
3 164,210 115,940 20,490 11,739 5,387 10,654 214,657 161,409 15,506 123,200
4 152,380 110,852 16,342 11,264 5,235 8,687 204,524 157,535 15,224 118,508
5 130,260 96,610 12,113 8,849 5,220 7,468 182,302 144,066 12,407 103,466
6 109,889 73,616 15,993 7,987 4,106 8,187 141,341 102,212 10,423 78,644
7 117,814 87,362 10,758 7,996 4,639 7,059 166,847 131,276 11,346 93,563
8 89,368 56,686 15,687 5,908 3,992 7,095 93,342 64,477 6,239 61,353
9 113,695 79,053 14,680 7,670 4,948 7,344 138,773 104,907 9,555 85,184
10 103,063 64,458 18,710 6,648 2,915 10,332 118,704 82,686 7,591 68,002
11 132,655 101,018 10,688 9,057 5,289 6,603 190,175 153,101 12,994 108,795
12 121,360 83,923 15,606 7,575 4,056 10,200 162,681 122,887 10,198 89,662
All areas c 56,758,185 36,720,492 8,826,591 4,348,486 2,443,212 4,419,404 65,430,104 46,327,075 5,107,327 39,613,754
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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 2012
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 177,344 34,946 789 141,609 96,545 14,431 378 81,736 55,897 55,352
1 19,634 1,857 106 17,671 11,217 698 52 10,467 6,078 3,903
2 17,356 1,666 73 15,617 9,749 571 35 9,143 5,959 3,322
3 9,125 961 44 8,120 5,018 341 19 4,657 3,070 1,659
4 8,635 1,346 39 7,250 4,557 512 19 4,026 2,821 2,216
5 7,901 2,529 29 5,343 3,989 1,099 13 2,878 2,212 3,356
6 13,074 3,772 54 9,248 6,785 1,609 24 5,152 4,109 5,273
7 5,742 1,567 32 4,143 2,806 669 15 2,122 1,695 2,098
8 27,238 6,309 123 20,806 14,528 2,495 58 11,976 9,559 10,778
9 18,960 5,327 85 13,548 10,072 2,328 41 7,703 6,302 7,773
10 29,562 4,446 129 24,987 16,983 1,815 69 15,098 8,464 7,836
11 6,667 2,334 29 4,304 3,236 1,040 11 2,185 1,788 3,043
12 13,450 2,832 46 10,572 7,605 1,254 23 6,329 3,840 4,095
All areas b 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 2,759,751 2,081,532
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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.