Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

New Mexico

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 New Mexico with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
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
New Mexico 302,397 180,821 41,641 30,256 21,047 28,632 243,208 161,208 25,083 205,607
1 98,325 60,365 13,830 9,454 6,358 8,318 82,756 55,827 8,270 68,183
2 108,985 64,788 14,674 11,078 8,375 10,070 85,581 56,351 9,134 74,241
3 95,087 55,668 13,137 9,724 6,314 10,244 74,871 49,030 7,680 63,183
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
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 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, 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 in New Mexico and total monthly payments, December 2004
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
New Mexico 51,698 8,641 493 42,564 21,116 2,100 193 18,822 20,394 15,641
1 13,752 1,838 128 11,786 6,059 501 48 5,509 4,897 3,324
2 19,682 3,753 186 15,743 7,883 927 69 6,886 7,915 6,327
3 18,264 3,050 179 15,035 7,172 670 75 6,426 7,582 5,990
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.