Congressional Statistics, December 2011

 

Iowa

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Iowa 592,000 404,184 74,258 50,003 24,978 38,577 671,839 495,579 59,763 435,929
1 120,392 81,249 15,437 10,399 5,494 7,813 136,390 99,834 12,513 87,398
2 113,725 77,933 15,163 8,736 4,306 7,587 131,664 97,777 10,490 82,024
3 112,099 77,100 14,964 8,604 3,845 7,586 130,841 97,194 10,470 81,367
4 122,582 85,574 13,352 10,910 5,438 7,308 138,722 103,676 13,092 93,365
5 123,202 82,328 15,342 11,354 5,895 8,283 134,222 97,099 13,199 91,775
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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
Iowa 48,927 3,205 709 45,013 24,738 871 327 23,540 18,131 6,888
1 11,692 594 144 10,954 6,158 148 69 5,941 4,057 1,373
2 10,529 559 146 9,824 5,500 152 67 5,281 3,805 1,317
3 10,036 884 169 8,983 5,120 306 80 4,734 3,460 1,742
4 7,253 523 113 6,617 3,374 127 46 3,201 2,951 1,085
5 9,417 645 137 8,635 4,586 137 64 4,384 3,858 1,371
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.