Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

Colorado

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 2007
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
Colorado 616,232 404,472 80,205 53,909 34,002 43,644 608,090 429,354 55,783 446,469
1 79,269 51,246 12,808 6,868 3,472 4,875 78,322 54,574 7,230 57,199
2 67,913 45,504 8,445 5,358 3,594 5,012 71,234 51,171 5,852 49,063
3 127,158 81,013 17,323 12,050 7,430 9,342 116,682 80,100 11,561 90,490
4 95,802 63,089 11,591 9,068 5,777 6,277 92,433 65,310 9,318 70,862
5 84,790 53,774 11,714 7,418 5,216 6,668 80,577 55,327 7,417 59,489
6 76,196 53,360 7,033 5,927 4,317 5,559 83,786 62,442 6,795 56,987
7 85,104 56,486 11,291 7,220 4,196 5,911 85,056 60,430 7,610 62,379
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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 2007
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
Colorado 58,579 8,769 513 49,297 28,165 2,980 221 24,965 21,025 14,392
1 13,436 2,593 99 10,744 6,678 1,003 47 5,628 4,550 4,111
2 4,835 813 38 3,984 2,379 315 18 2,046 1,583 1,217
3 13,853 1,618 100 12,135 6,412 339 37 6,036 5,724 3,070
4 7,586 925 62 6,599 3,440 240 26 3,174 3,120 1,665
5 6,994 656 90 6,248 3,388 187 41 3,159 2,511 1,219
6 3,306 742 39 2,525 1,684 322 17 1,345 826 941
7 8,569 1,422 85 7,062 4,184 573 35 3,575 2,711 2,169
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.