Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Wisconsin

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 in Wisconsin with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Wisconsin 928,556 622,140 98,295 92,503 50,362 65,256 812,917 588,513 84,964 689,223
1 111,941 75,213 12,274 10,818 5,268 8,368 102,896 74,478 10,417 81,810
2 100,584 68,294 10,955 9,146 4,709 7,480 90,684 66,749 8,688 74,367
3 119,835 79,386 12,301 12,696 7,453 7,999 97,342 69,543 10,767 89,813
4 98,536 58,065 16,604 9,420 3,596 10,851 82,101 54,205 8,387 65,017
5 116,317 83,846 8,843 11,422 6,299 5,907 113,440 86,723 11,627 92,688
6 130,705 90,031 12,397 12,766 7,238 8,273 114,721 84,622 11,812 98,955
7 132,820 88,257 13,758 13,909 8,212 8,684 110,112 78,784 12,035 98,620
8 117,818 79,048 11,163 12,326 7,587 7,694 101,619 73,405 11,229 87,953
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
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.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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 in Wisconsin and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Wisconsin 88,843 8,941 966 78,936 35,358 2,025 379 32,953 31,737 16,337
1 8,845 681 105 8,059 3,621 168 38 3,414 3,019 1,320
2 8,858 737 108 8,013 3,485 186 38 3,261 3,289 1,400
3 10,373 1,450 118 8,805 3,624 227 48 3,348 4,713 2,455
4 29,001 2,041 260 26,700 12,930 572 110 12,247 7,793 4,356
5 4,829 820 50 3,959 1,848 261 16 1,570 1,681 1,214
6 7,881 841 103 6,937 2,868 178 37 2,653 3,177 1,477
7 11,011 1,427 123 9,461 4,000 241 48 3,710 4,880 2,502
8 8,045 944 99 7,002 2,976 189 40 2,746 3,185 1,613
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
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.