Congressional Statistics, December 2004

Pennsylvania

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Pennsylvania with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Pennsylvania 2,400,110 1,552,128 276,173 264,129 134,057 173,623 2,174,652 1,525,786 249,897 1,768,950
1 98,001 52,969 18,008 10,657 3,633 12,734 77,101 46,970 8,686 60,832
2 103,403 63,238 15,386 10,876 3,130 10,773 88,289 59,449 9,475 71,059
3 132,198 81,121 16,768 15,358 8,828 10,123 117,827 79,386 14,684 94,113
4 137,379 87,737 12,683 18,295 10,755 7,909 129,140 89,218 18,257 106,048
5 133,901 85,140 16,488 14,227 8,637 9,409 116,987 81,083 13,060 96,227
6 112,346 78,320 10,668 10,658 5,389 7,311 111,627 83,427 11,084 86,667
7 116,913 80,524 9,963 12,453 6,117 7,856 116,939 86,242 13,064 92,078
8 110,129 74,857 11,812 10,567 5,277 7,616 109,143 79,543 10,796 82,813
9 132,917 83,707 15,734 15,110 9,523 8,843 111,220 75,826 13,218 96,036
10 142,161 92,478 17,485 13,996 7,305 10,897 122,908 86,293 12,545 101,634
11 148,558 94,858 20,359 15,034 6,236 12,071 126,810 87,246 13,257 105,113
12 152,733 87,666 18,487 23,330 12,685 10,565 132,972 83,784 21,374 111,584
13 122,601 83,691 11,624 13,327 6,026 7,933 119,024 87,053 13,427 96,159
14 128,683 78,125 16,644 17,466 7,006 9,442 112,961 74,999 16,185 94,572
15 129,887 88,533 14,232 12,243 5,888 8,991 121,231 89,023 11,936 96,621
16 112,199 77,160 11,623 9,812 5,824 7,780 104,411 77,907 9,566 84,853
17 129,229 87,997 14,326 12,604 5,769 8,533 114,683 83,364 11,530 95,844
18 136,011 89,202 11,825 17,300 10,178 7,506 130,348 92,031 17,331 105,600
19 120,861 84,805 12,058 10,816 5,851 7,331 111,030 82,943 10,424 91,097
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. 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.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, 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 in Pennsylvania and total monthly payments, December 2004
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
Pennsylvania 317,079 31,809 2,304 282,966 149,119 9,261 970 138,887 98,292 63,443
1 48,860 4,166 317 44,377 25,077 1,367 157 23,552 11,189 9,247
2 36,407 3,711 272 32,424 18,324 1,093 125 17,105 9,249 8,123
3 18,855 1,226 141 17,488 8,815 295 61 8,458 6,264 2,625
4 11,071 1,039 80 9,952 5,101 246 32 4,823 3,782 1,941
5 16,353 1,309 80 14,964 7,332 287 33 7,011 5,963 2,720
6 7,307 848 55 6,404 3,297 264 22 3,010 2,353 1,403
7 7,070 1,218 83 5,769 3,084 392 35 2,656 2,129 1,762
8 6,557 1,014 80 5,463 2,975 381 30 2,563 1,762 2,013
9 17,130 1,624 121 15,385 7,610 359 50 7,200 6,278 3,346
10 14,297 1,498 101 12,698 6,005 321 37 5,646 5,666 2,755
11 16,483 1,599 113 14,771 7,118 360 38 6,718 6,215 3,127
12 23,572 1,850 132 21,590 11,051 419 52 10,578 7,850 4,223
13 14,473 2,988 96 11,389 6,962 1,279 42 5,639 3,156 5,121
14 25,659 2,284 192 23,183 12,304 654 73 11,576 7,968 4,987
15 12,448 1,314 80 11,054 5,705 404 33 5,268 4,215 2,387
16 12,208 1,275 97 10,836 5,647 377 40 5,230 4,060 2,403
17 11,438 1,152 109 10,177 5,196 300 43 4,852 3,935 2,112
18 8,383 865 77 7,441 3,764 236 30 3,497 3,102 1,629
19 8,508 829 78 7,601 3,743 219 27 3,496 3,156 1,519
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.