Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2006
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
Colorado 600,316 392,178 75,836 54,252 34,753 43,297 572,275 402,730 54,370 433,502
1 78,057 50,837 11,769 7,056 3,649 4,746 75,074 52,610 7,215 57,099
2 65,682 43,755 8,061 5,366 3,593 4,907 66,492 47,566 5,676 47,025
3 117,854 74,647 15,596 11,459 7,277 8,875 104,728 71,614 10,721 83,434
4 93,583 61,174 11,025 9,120 5,960 6,304 87,158 61,265 9,037 68,852
5 89,155 56,457 11,843 8,213 5,645 6,997 81,538 55,876 7,900 62,703
6 72,772 50,446 6,647 5,809 4,315 5,555 76,902 56,898 6,449 53,774
7 83,213 54,862 10,895 7,229 4,314 5,913 80,383 56,901 7,372 60,615
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, 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 2006
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
Colorado 56,944 8,663 527 47,754 25,173 2,809 229 22,135 20,542 14,125
1 13,007 2,554 98 10,355 5,923 948 46 4,928 4,377 4,021
2 4,659 792 42 3,825 2,152 298 19 1,834 1,500 1,183
3 12,988 1,585 100 11,303 5,452 328 39 5,084 5,431 2,964
4 7,426 949 60 6,417 3,066 228 23 2,814 3,077 1,687
5 7,399 738 93 6,568 3,319 196 41 3,082 2,748 1,325
6 3,131 674 43 2,414 1,437 276 19 1,141 813 866
7 8,334 1,371 91 6,872 3,821 533 38 3,249 2,596 2,079
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.