Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 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
Washington 961,739 631,195 130,146 81,793 52,308 66,297 964,904 685,382 86,184 684,459
1 87,164 60,687 8,878 7,626 4,780 5,193 92,353 68,463 8,475 65,796
2 116,181 76,788 15,371 9,779 6,706 7,537 116,248 82,882 10,260 82,918
3 125,425 79,961 18,190 10,810 6,915 9,549 125,342 86,876 11,280 85,617
4 109,551 71,940 15,015 8,857 5,702 8,037 105,580 75,382 9,047 77,341
5 123,986 78,285 18,642 11,006 6,887 9,166 118,667 81,388 11,275 86,259
6 130,368 83,799 19,166 11,369 7,107 8,927 124,960 86,905 11,384 91,161
7 84,137 57,113 12,169 6,765 3,602 4,488 88,443 64,667 7,543 62,371
8 87,958 60,548 8,992 7,089 5,339 5,990 95,662 70,783 8,025 65,151
9 96,969 62,074 13,723 8,492 5,270 7,410 97,649 68,038 8,896 67,845
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
Washington 119,108 15,043 922 103,143 59,728 5,906 414 53,407 33,048 27,345
1 7,395 1,680 68 5,647 3,627 732 29 2,864 1,672 2,529
2 11,725 1,169 102 10,454 5,879 418 48 5,413 3,492 2,218
3 14,484 1,325 131 13,028 7,193 507 56 6,629 4,059 2,602
4 14,309 1,414 94 12,801 7,085 390 40 6,654 4,819 2,769
5 16,373 1,113 107 15,153 8,189 347 47 7,793 5,156 2,599
6 18,627 1,434 141 17,052 9,486 542 60 8,883 5,185 3,272
7 15,765 3,318 128 12,319 7,847 1,412 58 6,376 3,904 5,601
8 7,360 1,696 46 5,618 3,756 768 21 2,966 1,510 2,522
9 13,070 1,894 105 11,071 6,662 787 49 5,825 3,251 3,233
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.