Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 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
Washington 1,164,420 785,177 174,264 79,110 49,603 76,266 1,411,115 1,032,271 100,052 832,222
1 102,238 71,716 12,933 6,902 4,773 5,914 130,383 98,081 9,155 76,119
2 118,321 81,085 17,310 7,791 5,096 7,039 144,541 106,802 9,955 85,736
3 139,231 91,593 22,275 9,859 6,215 9,289 167,856 119,694 12,357 96,292
4 113,142 74,154 18,569 7,412 4,529 8,478 129,279 93,089 8,931 78,205
5 134,173 86,920 22,586 9,441 5,636 9,590 154,701 109,446 11,590 92,687
6 148,027 100,481 22,322 10,044 6,308 8,872 172,806 126,205 12,175 105,840
7 99,987 71,592 13,164 6,569 3,962 4,700 131,134 100,947 9,009 76,534
8 97,901 67,637 13,435 6,266 4,051 6,512 123,494 91,576 8,173 70,420
9 95,787 66,799 12,532 6,319 4,202 5,935 120,232 90,806 8,313 71,685
10 115,613 73,200 19,138 8,507 4,831 9,937 136,688 95,625 10,397 78,704
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
Washington 147,491 16,835 887 129,769 84,216 7,662 474 76,081 41,091 32,393
1 8,460 1,195 49 7,216 4,839 559 25 4,255 2,216 2,062
2 13,302 1,733 82 11,487 7,439 800 38 6,601 3,712 3,148
3 16,491 1,315 124 15,052 9,245 572 70 8,603 4,650 2,842
4 17,043 1,346 75 15,622 9,674 454 45 9,175 5,393 2,858
5 18,460 1,000 89 17,371 10,437 384 46 10,007 5,716 2,663
6 18,163 1,150 113 16,900 10,483 481 63 9,940 5,241 2,818
7 12,811 1,977 85 10,749 7,421 949 45 6,427 3,527 3,635
8 8,675 1,025 48 7,602 5,073 455 25 4,594 2,339 1,787
9 18,661 4,973 116 13,572 10,734 2,509 62 8,162 4,142 7,888
10 15,425 1,121 106 14,198 8,871 498 55 8,318 4,155 2,692
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.