Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Colorado

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received is based on the worker's level of earnings in employment or self-employment covered by the Social Security program.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Colorado with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Colorado 557,245 356,594 66,085 55,269 36,829 42,468 464,234 322,189 48,653 403,643
1 78,935 50,678 11,109 7,656 4,189 5,303 66,863 46,546 6,925 57,835
2 58,149 37,883 6,755 5,227 3,587 4,697 51,498 36,280 4,858 41,616
3 111,005 68,648 13,804 11,822 7,954 8,777 86,220 58,076 9,693 78,741
4 84,798 53,924 9,354 9,233 6,207 6,080 68,858 47,512 8,051 62,576
5 81,391 50,824 9,956 8,168 5,879 6,564 64,900 44,027 6,904 57,675
6 61,059 41,088 5,504 5,302 4,158 5,007 56,330 40,793 5,151 44,789
7 81,908 53,549 9,603 7,861 4,855 6,040 69,562 48,951 7,069 60,411
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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 in Colorado and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Colorado 54,103 8,548 557 44,998 21,738 2,486 229 19,022 19,584 13,659
1 12,832 2,436 119 10,277 5,221 819 48 4,354 4,326 3,845
2 4,192 755 47 3,390 1,809 266 26 1,516 1,324 1,090
3 13,014 1,766 108 11,140 4,976 334 41 4,600 5,415 3,118
4 6,840 979 67 5,794 2,614 215 25 2,373 2,893 1,673
5 6,849 752 87 6,010 2,744 190 34 2,519 2,479 1,282
6 2,673 546 43 2,084 1,185 206 18 960 709 725
7 7,703 1,314 86 6,303 3,186 455 34 2,697 2,438 1,926
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
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.