Congressional Statistics, December 2011

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Wisconsin 1,085,632 736,890 152,850 79,747 38,506 77,639 1,265,027 930,512 97,429 766,501
1 137,813 92,473 20,549 9,874 4,394 10,523 168,111 122,217 12,663 95,377
2 121,521 84,698 16,727 8,136 3,648 8,312 146,923 111,063 10,236 86,359
3 142,794 96,760 19,578 10,872 5,596 9,988 155,911 114,158 12,275 101,677
4 101,716 55,753 23,907 7,256 2,473 12,327 108,080 68,244 8,319 58,943
5 135,653 99,032 13,733 10,034 5,118 7,736 176,176 136,702 13,668 103,933
6 144,368 100,461 18,913 10,558 4,949 9,487 168,358 125,647 12,993 103,877
7 154,080 106,096 20,303 11,907 6,240 9,534 171,405 126,754 13,780 110,810
8 147,687 101,617 19,140 11,110 6,088 9,732 170,063 125,727 13,496 105,525
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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 110,959 7,153 865 102,941 57,533 2,169 418 54,946 37,345 16,107
1 12,785 695 91 11,999 6,826 218 40 6,568 4,165 1,541
2 11,096 653 82 10,361 5,714 230 36 5,448 3,772 1,463
3 11,682 979 116 10,587 5,469 210 57 5,202 4,989 2,104
4 36,455 1,842 246 34,367 20,478 662 131 19,685 9,611 4,699
5 6,194 714 42 5,438 3,051 269 23 2,760 2,012 1,209
6 9,548 573 95 8,880 4,703 162 47 4,494 3,562 1,316
7 12,278 945 92 11,241 5,852 222 40 5,590 5,155 2,124
8 10,921 752 101 10,068 5,440 196 45 5,199 4,079 1,651
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.