Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Utah

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 Utah, 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
Utah 250,877 162,254 24,186 22,623 18,281 23,533 205,276 146,090 20,051 181,778
1 80,509 52,405 7,910 7,125 5,765 7,304 62,312 44,273 5,979 58,604
2 99,371 66,897 8,452 8,964 7,309 7,749 85,280 62,735 8,245 74,825
3 70,997 42,952 7,824 6,534 5,207 8,480 57,683 39,081 5,827 48,349
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 Utah, 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
Utah 21,025 2,132 262 18,631 8,588 658 107 7,822 6,332 3,734
1 7,560 833 103 6,624 3,188 262 41 2,885 2,423 1,423
2 6,978 693 74 6,211 2,776 203 29 2,544 2,201 1,287
3 6,487 606 85 5,796 2,624 194 37 2,393 1,708 1,024
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.