Congressional Statistics, December 2005

 

Colorado

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
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
Colorado 584,527 378,977 72,394 54,726 35,446 42,984 532,834 372,927 52,544 421,436
1 78,064 50,584 11,478 7,242 3,810 4,950 71,963 50,310 7,111 57,170
2 63,437 41,793 7,731 5,355 3,562 4,996 61,340 43,528 5,417 44,995
3 115,422 72,685 14,889 11,651 7,497 8,700 98,154 66,884 10,430 81,685
4 90,659 58,732 10,446 9,234 6,042 6,205 80,737 56,405 8,774 66,677
5 86,320 54,307 11,199 8,226 5,765 6,823 75,432 51,393 7,595 60,696
6 68,748 47,216 6,203 5,671 4,277 5,381 69,434 51,029 6,026 50,669
7 81,877 53,660 10,448 7,347 4,493 5,929 75,774 53,379 7,190 59,544
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 and total monthly payments, December 2005
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 55,529 8,552 527 46,450 23,857 2,658 218 20,980 20,213 13,896
1 12,844 2,489 107 10,248 5,532 887 45 4,599 4,373 3,935
2 4,536 773 38 3,725 2,016 281 18 1,716 1,451 1,147
3 12,918 1,636 100 11,182 5,495 321 37 5,135 5,429 3,004
4 7,190 942 60 6,188 2,906 224 22 2,660 3,017 1,670
5 7,132 758 92 6,282 3,106 192 37 2,875 2,667 1,317
6 2,943 613 40 2,290 1,293 244 17 1,032 759 816
7 7,966 1,341 90 6,535 3,506 507 38 2,960 2,517 2,007
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.