Congressional Statistics, December 2008

Virginia

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Virginia 1,207,101 765,139 185,112 104,967 53,236 98,647 1,273,789 879,166 110,799 840,490
1 115,439 78,319 13,147 10,123 5,431 8,419 123,497 89,803 11,002 84,799
2 86,244 56,146 11,004 8,166 4,340 6,588 90,807 64,068 8,853 62,142
3 105,251 61,048 20,640 9,679 3,162 10,722 102,072 65,141 9,478 67,015
4 117,183 71,536 19,331 10,645 4,462 11,209 121,011 80,538 10,911 77,858
5 149,995 94,922 25,100 12,137 5,673 12,163 153,480 106,031 11,997 102,044
6 139,784 90,464 21,615 11,633 5,679 10,393 147,774 103,914 12,514 98,631
7 119,949 81,332 14,812 10,135 4,845 8,825 136,658 99,767 11,776 87,806
8 59,482 43,514 5,397 4,609 2,754 3,208 66,954 52,106 5,212 47,766
9 166,584 83,367 41,378 16,277 8,985 16,577 165,342 91,797 15,778 98,250
10 77,036 53,629 7,599 6,389 3,804 5,615 86,955 64,673 7,326 58,542
11 70,154 50,862 5,089 5,174 4,101 4,928 79,240 61,328 5,953 55,637
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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
Virginia 142,012 19,642 1,140 121,230 65,095 6,282 509 58,303 49,944 34,386
1 8,159 1,053 88 7,018 3,691 284 35 3,372 2,860 1,856
2 8,873 1,178 85 7,610 4,084 369 42 3,674 2,764 1,877
3 24,217 1,777 213 22,227 11,826 414 94 11,317 7,590 3,945
4 15,841 1,386 131 14,324 7,200 321 57 6,822 5,335 2,914
5 18,034 2,166 106 15,762 7,920 452 47 7,421 7,642 4,285
6 13,323 1,130 132 12,061 6,067 267 57 5,743 5,302 2,458
7 9,017 1,185 85 7,747 4,152 369 39 3,743 3,134 2,069
8 7,290 3,030 56 4,204 3,399 1,328 28 2,042 1,951 3,925
9 24,533 1,730 127 22,676 10,872 343 53 10,476 10,093 4,768
10 6,256 2,112 63 4,081 2,862 847 30 1,985 1,849 2,734
11 6,469 2,895 54 3,520 3,022 1,288 26 1,707 1,424 3,555
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.