Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Colorado

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Colorado 635,816 419,821 84,311 53,469 33,130 45,085 671,777 477,213 59,210 460,638
1 80,170 52,044 13,235 6,629 3,378 4,884 84,543 59,216 7,457 57,661
2 70,671 47,672 8,866 5,356 3,550 5,227 79,385 57,479 6,253 51,086
3 122,193 78,201 17,017 11,152 6,714 9,109 120,118 82,868 11,455 86,838
4 98,489 65,398 12,009 8,985 5,609 6,488 101,811 72,510 9,867 72,978
5 96,013 61,206 13,616 8,097 5,514 7,580 97,246 67,105 8,619 67,310
6 80,975 57,257 7,604 6,019 4,310 5,785 95,448 71,714 7,411 60,811
7 87,305 58,043 11,964 7,231 4,055 6,012 93,225 66,322 8,147 63,954
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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 59,995 8,852 481 50,662 28,690 3,103 217 25,370 21,343 14,658
1 13,694 2,685 85 10,924 6,798 1,060 41 5,697 4,580 4,252
2 4,946 821 33 4,092 2,401 328 16 2,057 1,602 1,256
3 13,317 1,476 90 11,751 6,086 310 37 5,739 5,495 2,898
4 7,646 882 63 6,701 3,395 234 26 3,135 3,105 1,633
5 8,017 745 86 7,186 3,913 215 38 3,660 2,880 1,396
6 3,415 786 41 2,588 1,739 348 21 1,370 882 1,020
7 8,960 1,457 83 7,420 4,359 608 37 3,714 2,799 2,203
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.