Congressional Statistics, December 2004

New Jersey

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 New Jersey with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
New Jersey 1,368,705 938,208 147,397 124,075 58,791 100,234 1,337,546 988,336 122,705 1,027,817
1 103,823 64,415 14,391 10,904 4,539 9,574 94,999 64,427 10,287 72,426
2 122,818 80,676 15,591 11,128 4,925 10,498 113,426 80,624 10,589 87,572
3 140,853 100,165 13,184 12,490 6,445 8,569 138,266 104,332 12,532 108,958
4 131,898 94,793 12,173 12,211 5,274 7,447 130,646 99,254 12,210 103,013
5 105,995 76,313 8,513 9,695 5,236 6,238 111,772 85,818 10,260 83,690
6 92,290 60,749 11,642 8,912 3,691 7,296 89,475 63,637 8,751 66,926
7 100,790 72,785 7,748 9,006 4,785 6,466 106,265 81,517 9,515 80,079
8 97,858 66,808 11,055 8,526 4,036 7,433 94,856 70,650 8,454 73,543
9 103,971 74,599 9,901 9,296 4,657 5,518 103,675 79,502 9,279 82,148
10 85,574 51,946 13,833 7,220 2,593 9,982 75,457 51,000 6,316 56,242
11 98,122 71,481 7,852 8,642 4,607 5,540 104,349 80,613 9,262 77,625
12 106,863 74,740 9,527 9,294 4,598 8,704 110,213 82,995 9,587 81,891
13 77,850 48,738 11,987 6,751 3,405 6,969 64,147 43,967 5,664 53,704
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, 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 in New Jersey and total monthly payments, December 2004
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 149,918 33,397 1,014 115,507 67,943 11,941 445 55,556 47,447 50,291
1 14,727 1,559 122 13,046 7,385 451 52 6,882 4,618 3,027
2 13,527 1,740 80 11,707 6,064 462 32 5,570 5,037 3,131
3 6,944 1,061 50 5,833 3,183 344 19 2,819 2,320 1,602
4 7,206 1,179 45 5,982 3,298 377 21 2,899 2,523 1,843
5 5,081 1,525 44 3,512 2,047 521 23 1,502 1,599 1,993
6 9,535 2,235 63 7,237 4,169 800 23 3,346 3,106 3,297
7 4,879 1,748 34 3,097 1,903 630 13 1,260 1,386 2,215
8 15,343 3,847 101 11,395 6,896 1,450 41 5,404 4,689 5,650
9 10,827 4,249 53 6,525 4,829 1,722 18 3,088 3,193 5,574
10 23,827 3,942 193 19,692 11,207 1,360 91 9,756 6,693 6,555
11 4,722 1,660 33 3,029 1,864 638 15 1,210 1,372 2,125
12 8,141 2,195 39 5,907 3,646 826 16 2,802 2,486 3,045
13 25,159 6,457 157 18,545 11,445 2,355 77 9,012 8,425 10,234
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.