Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

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 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
Wisconsin 940,225 629,555 104,694 90,899 49,018 66,059 853,288 617,040 86,529 692,948
1 116,532 78,081 13,395 10,957 5,238 8,861 110,794 80,006 10,936 84,541
2 99,322 67,789 11,208 8,817 4,486 7,022 93,112 68,694 8,685 73,392
3 122,454 81,041 13,412 12,481 7,272 8,248 103,405 73,758 10,959 90,830
4 98,949 57,400 17,618 9,170 3,451 11,310 84,885 55,422 8,417 64,008
5 115,976 84,016 9,005 11,099 6,124 5,732 117,344 89,948 11,733 92,380
6 125,978 86,706 12,821 11,928 6,564 7,959 114,586 84,380 11,427 94,667
7 137,052 91,274 14,789 13,956 8,261 8,772 118,058 84,578 12,546 101,374
8 123,962 83,248 12,446 12,491 7,622 8,155 111,103 80,256 11,826 91,756
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 Wisconsin 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
Wisconsin 90,149 8,678 937 80,534 37,689 2,039 370 35,279 32,177 16,170
1 9,289 673 108 8,508 3,901 174 42 3,684 3,198 1,334
2 8,717 705 103 7,909 3,518 188 35 3,294 3,186 1,371
3 10,467 1,365 117 8,985 3,921 218 48 3,654 4,741 2,359
4 30,029 2,103 252 27,674 13,946 621 107 13,216 8,062 4,529
5 4,320 753 45 3,522 1,669 240 16 1,411 1,574 1,112
6 7,676 783 95 6,798 3,094 162 35 2,896 3,120 1,388
7 11,148 1,380 119 9,649 4,253 242 46 3,964 4,973 2,445
8 8,503 916 98 7,489 3,385 190 38 3,156 3,323 1,632
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.