Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

New Hampshire

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. OASDI in New Hampshire, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in current-payment status
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
United States, total 46,444,240 29,190,150 5,543,981 4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187 37,854,411 26,125,087 4,169,125 33,162,456
New Hampshire 207,140 137,801 25,863 17,335 9,508 16,633 174,829 125,985 15,368 148,423
1 101,514 67,634 13,019 8,347 4,563 7,951 84,831 61,021 7,333 72,518
2 105,626 70,167 12,844 8,988 4,945 8,682 89,997 64,964 8,034 75,905
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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. SSI in New Hampshire, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly benefit amount
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
United States, total 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 2,406,327 1,995,284
New Hampshire 12,522 978 135 11,409 5,077 220 47 4,809 4,726 1,875
1 5,905 495 63 5,347 2,375 108 23 2,244 2,277 894
2 6,617 483 72 6,062 2,702 112 24 2,565 2,449 981
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.