Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Washington

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 Washington, 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
Washington 872,993 570,068 101,132 83,727 55,687 62,379 746,514 530,401 75,513 634,345
1 78,405 53,933 6,913 7,628 5,019 4,912 70,754 52,170 7,207 59,847
2 103,104 67,656 11,594 9,816 6,989 7,049 87,506 62,383 8,759 75,147
3 107,981 68,345 13,937 10,719 6,912 8,068 91,703 63,184 9,580 75,437
4 99,996 65,480 11,609 9,200 6,045 7,662 82,245 58,865 8,007 71,950
5 111,909 70,482 14,346 11,144 7,393 8,544 91,404 62,927 9,810 79,775
6 119,872 76,659 15,132 11,893 7,806 8,382 97,954 68,161 10,235 85,917
7 86,669 59,002 10,546 7,848 4,514 4,759 78,303 57,511 7,520 66,427
8 77,050 52,464 6,496 7,034 5,464 5,592 71,409 52,714 6,778 57,514
9 88,007 56,047 10,559 8,445 5,545 7,411 75,231 52,484 7,613 62,331
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 Washington, 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
Washington 105,786 14,109 941 90,736 47,303 5,025 383 41,895 28,988 24,381
1 6,217 1,435 62 4,720 2,743 578 27 2,138 1,385 2,078
2 9,915 1,117 100 8,698 4,371 359 42 3,969 3,012 1,982
3 13,643 1,231 120 12,292 6,336 406 48 5,882 3,643 2,226
4 12,339 1,341 99 10,899 5,342 347 42 4,953 4,265 2,588
5 14,373 1,164 108 13,101 6,295 318 38 5,939 4,573 2,394
6 16,580 1,442 150 14,988 7,636 497 61 7,079 4,472 2,989
7 15,290 3,324 143 11,823 6,712 1,319 58 5,335 3,673 5,359
8 6,320 1,411 53 4,856 2,837 578 21 2,237 1,274 2,066
9 11,109 1,644 106 9,359 5,030 624 44 4,362 2,691 2,699
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.