Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Wisconsin

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
Wisconsin 1,000,788 674,138 128,745 84,267 42,388 71,250 1,096,491 798,355 96,888 727,885
1 125,805 84,244 16,832 10,425 4,671 9,633 144,364 104,400 12,565 90,145
2 110,022 75,857 14,083 8,379 3,910 7,793 124,741 93,072 9,934 80,066
3 129,144 86,413 16,326 11,407 6,105 8,893 132,338 95,401 12,116 94,472
4 96,295 53,390 20,607 7,807 2,771 11,720 97,213 61,601 8,492 58,730
5 124,777 91,152 11,167 10,539 5,416 6,503 152,515 117,755 13,489 98,651
6 134,470 92,924 15,935 11,151 5,706 8,754 147,557 109,202 12,901 100,028
7 145,618 98,629 17,880 12,782 7,155 9,172 151,962 110,527 13,951 106,950
8 134,657 91,529 15,915 11,777 6,654 8,782 145,803 106,396 13,441 98,843
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
Wisconsin 99,128 7,718 843 90,567 48,191 2,142 377 45,673 34,773 15,853
1 10,580 644 92 9,844 5,167 197 41 4,929 3,588 1,402
2 9,975 690 82 9,203 4,777 223 33 4,521 3,488 1,403
3 10,811 1,153 106 9,552 4,770 219 51 4,500 4,815 2,188
4 32,733 1,899 232 30,602 17,413 642 109 16,662 8,921 4,491
5 5,036 737 44 4,255 2,290 260 19 2,011 1,716 1,168
6 8,684 674 87 7,923 3,991 173 37 3,780 3,297 1,322
7 11,689 1,127 102 10,460 5,301 233 46 5,022 5,131 2,266
8 9,620 794 98 8,728 4,483 195 42 4,247 3,817 1,613
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.