Congressional Statistics, December 2003

Washington

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 Washington 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
Washington 890,475 581,068 108,142 83,323 54,580 63,362 786,017 557,394 77,484 644,244
1 81,146 55,651 7,576 7,731 4,987 5,201 75,028 55,124 7,490 61,699
2 101,072 66,262 12,006 9,305 6,587 6,912 88,751 63,074 8,593 73,121
3 121,605 77,416 16,120 11,683 7,471 8,915 106,834 73,917 10,778 84,929
4 100,678 66,058 12,195 9,000 5,859 7,566 85,565 61,255 8,095 72,449
5 114,753 72,180 15,457 11,173 7,257 8,686 96,649 66,392 10,130 81,399
6 116,166 74,403 15,196 11,163 7,252 8,152 98,307 68,414 9,945 82,771
7 84,234 57,443 10,739 7,461 4,208 4,383 78,420 57,662 7,352 64,407
8 81,106 55,323 7,304 7,220 5,506 5,753 77,640 57,238 7,183 60,724
9 89,715 56,332 11,549 8,587 5,453 7,794 78,818 54,314 7,914 62,745
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 Washington 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
Washington 109,173 14,203 962 94,008 49,054 5,145 391 43,517 29,686 24,976
1 7,140 1,538 67 5,535 3,274 617 27 2,630 1,629 2,272
2 10,090 1,073 102 8,915 4,466 354 41 4,070 2,971 1,933
3 14,205 1,363 141 12,701 6,389 466 59 5,863 4,021 2,524
4 12,757 1,363 95 11,299 5,496 364 41 5,090 4,237 2,618
5 14,986 1,141 111 13,734 6,650 334 39 6,276 4,685 2,438
6 16,191 1,334 150 14,707 7,293 459 61 6,772 4,342 2,853
7 15,041 3,192 135 11,714 6,896 1,260 53 5,582 3,583 5,260
8 6,533 1,484 55 4,994 2,974 620 22 2,331 1,243 2,166
9 12,230 1,715 106 10,409 5,611 667 44 4,899 2,975 2,912
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.