Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

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 2009
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 663,894 443,673 87,987 53,252 32,788 46,194 709,615 509,759 59,536 477,256
1 82,320 53,908 13,686 6,524 3,299 4,903 87,622 61,929 7,375 58,591
2 75,265 51,417 9,288 5,508 3,596 5,456 85,567 62,681 6,520 53,916
3 133,574 86,916 18,659 11,456 6,902 9,641 132,407 92,625 11,823 94,465
4 102,965 69,278 12,580 8,953 5,568 6,586 107,582 77,557 9,891 75,992
5 92,504 59,159 13,347 7,507 5,091 7,400 95,144 65,963 8,117 63,881
6 86,699 62,190 8,025 6,128 4,392 5,964 103,673 78,893 7,661 64,813
7 90,567 60,805 12,402 7,176 3,940 6,244 97,620 70,112 8,149 65,598
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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 62,047 9,078 494 52,475 31,318 3,399 234 27,685 21,814 15,026
1 14,223 2,828 95 11,300 7,552 1,197 50 6,305 4,686 4,451
2 5,151 854 32 4,265 2,588 355 17 2,216 1,656 1,300
3 14,128 1,497 93 12,538 6,864 333 42 6,489 5,808 3,009
4 7,861 853 63 6,945 3,710 248 26 3,436 3,121 1,621
5 7,722 707 78 6,937 3,921 235 36 3,651 2,692 1,302
6 3,611 812 50 2,749 1,891 377 26 1,488 929 1,053
7 9,351 1,527 83 7,741 4,791 654 37 4,100 2,922 2,290
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.