Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

Minnesota

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2006
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
Minnesota 801,237 537,792 94,885 72,994 42,166 53,400 781,321 564,986 74,203 592,095
1 117,670 80,107 11,465 12,056 7,472 6,570 109,693 80,119 11,896 91,677
2 78,732 54,124 8,706 6,356 3,541 6,005 80,620 59,363 6,779 57,181
3 88,505 63,592 8,433 7,219 4,130 5,131 97,175 74,402 8,332 68,517
4 87,951 58,584 11,790 7,326 3,618 6,633 89,828 64,935 8,069 63,873
5 79,282 52,044 12,713 6,331 2,684 5,510 79,772 57,162 6,835 56,897
6 84,499 55,789 10,847 6,858 4,106 6,899 84,024 59,845 7,050 58,565
7 127,604 84,422 12,774 13,963 8,741 7,704 111,963 79,757 12,749 97,893
8 136,994 89,130 18,157 12,885 7,874 8,948 128,244 89,403 12,492 97,492
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, 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 2006
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
Minnesota 75,759 10,259 724 64,776 34,986 3,621 319 31,045 24,035 16,989
1 7,893 1,153 89 6,651 3,364 321 38 3,005 3,254 1,812
2 4,827 723 57 4,047 2,136 281 27 1,827 1,370 1,137
3 6,562 1,252 66 5,244 3,218 556 28 2,633 1,406 1,901
4 14,690 1,800 130 12,760 7,157 763 64 6,329 3,460 3,324
5 16,162 2,384 160 13,618 8,134 1,075 76 6,981 3,892 3,770
6 5,287 627 54 4,606 2,417 192 24 2,200 1,824 1,022
7 8,980 1,374 76 7,530 3,628 262 23 3,341 4,226 2,177
8 11,358 946 92 10,320 4,930 168 36 4,725 4,603 1,846
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.