Congressional Statistics, December 2003

Minnesota

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 Minnesota 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
Minnesota 765,234 508,734 80,239 77,702 46,603 51,956 651,614 467,941 69,248 572,325
1 119,040 80,203 9,933 13,414 8,878 6,612 97,440 70,599 11,634 93,715
2 71,994 48,898 7,165 6,526 3,750 5,655 64,144 46,793 6,032 52,501
3 85,069 60,870 7,168 7,762 4,534 4,735 82,046 62,466 7,917 66,784
4 84,746 56,396 10,139 7,876 3,925 6,410 75,879 54,769 7,589 62,529
5 76,942 50,685 11,024 6,757 2,982 5,494 68,113 48,883 6,366 56,100
6 73,284 47,484 8,590 6,721 4,157 6,332 63,293 44,530 6,030 51,126
7 124,090 80,823 10,800 14,979 9,808 7,680 94,743 66,658 12,038 96,113
8 130,069 83,375 15,420 13,667 8,569 9,038 105,952 73,238 11,640 93,457
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 Minnesota 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
Minnesota 69,071 9,812 722 58,537 28,303 2,941 291 25,070 22,106 15,637
1 7,575 1,242 94 6,239 2,806 288 38 2,479 3,027 1,869
2 4,141 660 44 3,437 1,686 223 17 1,445 1,196 973
3 5,359 1,059 70 4,230 2,354 443 26 1,884 1,149 1,539
4 13,058 1,581 127 11,350 5,775 573 53 5,147 3,126 2,826
5 14,692 2,073 158 12,461 6,575 820 67 5,687 3,521 3,297
6 4,498 557 46 3,895 1,783 138 18 1,627 1,628 867
7 8,635 1,535 79 7,021 3,009 267 28 2,713 4,086 2,302
8 11,113 1,105 104 9,904 4,311 185 41 4,084 4,373 1,964
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.