Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2007
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 1,388,380 955,202 163,421 114,947 55,727 99,083 1,535,998 1,137,090 128,455 1,041,934
1 108,091 66,584 17,179 10,347 4,188 9,793 112,206 75,507 11,012 74,377
2 126,723 83,456 17,830 10,365 4,587 10,485 133,056 94,635 11,129 89,790
3 145,098 103,146 15,151 11,878 6,067 8,856 162,007 122,066 13,460 111,681
4 136,176 97,509 14,122 11,585 5,076 7,884 152,849 115,699 13,076 105,724
5 108,686 78,936 9,332 9,110 5,020 6,288 129,923 100,340 10,972 86,245
6 93,469 62,211 12,620 8,211 3,528 6,899 103,453 74,033 9,184 67,818
7 99,826 72,302 8,525 8,178 4,405 6,416 119,130 91,571 9,786 79,310
8 95,767 65,781 11,587 7,532 3,825 7,042 104,234 77,988 8,369 72,031
9 101,786 73,086 10,630 8,236 4,463 5,371 113,654 87,136 9,234 80,317
10 83,172 50,987 14,216 6,400 2,372 9,197 82,114 55,817 6,206 55,143
11 102,862 76,160 8,498 8,227 4,430 5,547 124,530 97,400 10,060 82,373
12 110,474 77,785 10,925 8,767 4,429 8,568 129,147 97,678 10,273 84,881
13 76,250 47,259 12,806 6,111 3,337 6,737 69,696 47,221 5,694 52,244
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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 2007
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 156,152 33,843 909 121,400 76,598 13,160 390 63,048 49,845 52,002
1 15,860 1,508 125 14,227 8,306 495 56 7,755 4,963 3,128
2 14,378 1,641 72 12,665 7,040 502 29 6,508 5,205 3,082
3 7,191 1,061 40 6,090 3,427 385 14 3,027 2,458 1,651
4 7,982 1,199 48 6,735 3,946 420 23 3,504 2,573 1,935
5 5,462 1,657 32 3,773 2,461 614 13 1,834 1,701 2,137
6 9,834 2,348 61 7,425 4,733 928 24 3,781 3,207 3,487
7 5,183 1,956 33 3,194 2,276 790 14 1,472 1,451 2,455
8 15,804 3,881 85 11,838 7,691 1,589 35 6,068 4,991 5,903
9 11,341 4,378 54 6,909 5,340 1,900 21 3,419 3,573 5,827
10 24,181 3,798 161 20,222 12,282 1,417 73 10,792 6,966 6,639
11 5,013 1,841 22 3,150 2,277 779 9 1,489 1,422 2,323
12 8,565 2,363 39 6,163 4,270 972 17 3,280 2,550 3,295
13 25,358 6,212 137 19,009 12,548 2,368 62 10,118 8,785 10,140
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.