Congressional Statistics, December 2005

Pennsylvania

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
Pennsylvania 2,419,023 1,561,287 292,983 257,392 130,933 176,428 2,299,407 1,610,085 255,637 1,764,573
1 97,079 52,073 18,680 10,269 3,502 12,555 79,723 48,236 8,716 59,497
2 102,412 62,381 16,001 10,431 2,978 10,621 91,655 61,544 9,520 69,534
3 133,748 82,068 17,679 15,049 8,622 10,330 124,867 84,086 15,116 94,192
4 137,672 88,084 13,407 17,759 10,428 7,994 135,769 93,884 18,593 105,308
5 136,378 86,513 17,665 14,033 8,530 9,637 124,831 86,257 13,519 97,172
6 114,037 79,186 11,390 10,520 5,318 7,623 119,066 88,798 11,493 87,140
7 116,575 80,405 10,370 12,030 5,849 7,921 122,285 90,183 13,256 91,086
8 112,240 76,452 12,349 10,442 5,211 7,786 116,967 85,309 11,227 84,001
9 135,532 85,088 16,957 14,957 9,435 9,095 119,025 80,899 13,735 97,222
10 142,652 92,632 18,300 13,637 7,139 10,944 129,697 90,746 12,900 101,155
11 149,409 94,908 21,394 14,533 6,129 12,445 133,799 91,645 13,443 104,203
12 152,639 87,758 19,546 22,432 12,342 10,561 139,356 87,891 21,532 110,328
13 121,541 82,696 12,295 12,708 5,771 8,071 123,559 90,155 13,427 94,140
14 126,784 76,216 17,453 16,746 6,587 9,782 116,288 76,563 16,251 91,701
15 132,268 89,833 15,240 12,065 5,848 9,282 129,542 94,824 12,334 97,287
16 114,804 78,621 12,817 9,690 5,745 7,931 112,286 83,401 9,939 85,878
17 131,068 88,749 15,570 12,334 5,664 8,751 122,115 88,273 11,836 95,975
18 137,911 90,906 12,639 16,979 10,005 7,382 138,731 98,285 17,862 106,412
19 124,274 86,718 13,231 10,778 5,830 7,717 119,848 89,107 10,939 92,342
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
Pennsylvania 317,785 29,633 2,200 285,952 150,158 8,541 915 140,701 94,146 60,899
1 49,448 4,006 293 45,149 25,038 1,281 135 23,621 10,939 9,167
2 36,342 3,491 259 32,592 17,885 996 124 16,764 8,904 7,848
3 18,911 1,087 136 17,688 8,937 264 56 8,616 6,075 2,446
4 10,904 907 77 9,920 5,061 200 29 4,831 3,537 1,797
5 16,284 1,163 78 15,043 7,398 256 32 7,109 5,692 2,555
6 7,433 759 52 6,622 3,429 242 21 3,165 2,260 1,293
7 7,273 1,255 78 5,940 3,161 387 32 2,742 2,104 1,809
8 6,523 983 72 5,468 2,932 364 29 2,538 1,702 1,999
9 17,079 1,463 120 15,496 7,625 325 51 7,248 5,998 3,127
10 14,179 1,374 101 12,704 6,294 298 36 5,958 5,378 2,613
11 16,468 1,480 113 14,875 7,458 327 40 7,089 5,917 2,960
12 23,239 1,619 123 21,497 11,098 362 48 10,688 7,471 3,899
13 14,560 2,922 92 11,546 7,015 1,232 40 5,741 3,036 5,101
14 25,582 2,069 176 23,337 12,195 588 68 11,538 7,492 4,695
15 12,646 1,293 72 11,281 5,646 393 28 5,224 4,075 2,367
16 12,354 1,190 99 11,065 5,805 341 41 5,422 3,933 2,306
17 11,568 1,005 111 10,452 5,425 261 41 5,122 3,721 1,941
18 8,301 779 68 7,454 3,804 208 27 3,569 2,877 1,541
19 8,691 788 80 7,823 3,944 208 29 3,706 3,035 1,435
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.