Congressional Statistics, December 2008

Washington

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
Washington 1,008,804 667,631 142,746 80,505 49,922 68,000 1,117,592 800,499 93,548 723,322
1 91,374 64,589 9,593 7,441 4,587 5,164 107,137 80,574 9,131 69,843
2 122,944 82,377 16,917 9,703 6,389 7,558 136,186 98,225 11,269 88,762
3 132,927 85,492 20,144 10,699 6,704 9,888 146,960 102,782 12,325 91,565
4 115,580 76,203 16,875 8,711 5,443 8,348 122,628 87,944 9,780 81,893
5 130,132 82,848 20,526 10,805 6,573 9,380 137,256 95,040 12,186 90,932
6 136,341 87,988 21,105 11,173 6,772 9,303 144,317 100,845 12,350 95,648
7 84,713 57,808 12,665 6,412 3,308 4,520 98,136 72,243 7,851 62,837
8 93,090 64,861 9,883 7,024 5,180 6,142 111,887 83,646 8,809 70,050
9 101,703 65,465 15,038 8,537 4,966 7,697 113,084 79,201 9,847 71,792
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
Washington 125,063 15,442 876 108,745 66,004 6,402 401 59,202 34,799 28,713
1 7,743 1,745 63 5,935 4,009 798 27 3,184 1,759 2,644
2 12,167 1,165 87 10,915 6,315 444 41 5,831 3,591 2,349
3 15,352 1,355 141 13,856 7,775 545 64 7,166 4,402 2,735
4 15,537 1,439 88 14,010 8,444 427 41 7,975 5,134 2,859
5 17,400 1,117 102 16,181 8,953 378 44 8,532 5,443 2,720
6 19,267 1,414 137 17,716 10,320 568 64 9,688 5,378 3,417
7 15,935 3,351 119 12,465 8,515 1,480 53 6,982 3,998 5,755
8 8,023 1,847 54 6,122 4,326 876 27 3,423 1,699 2,784
9 13,639 2,009 85 11,545 7,347 885 40 6,422 3,395 3,450
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.