Congressional Statistics, December 2006

Rhode Island

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 2006
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
Rhode Island 193,099 128,410 29,721 14,414 6,163 14,391 186,982 134,157 14,591 138,201
1 97,720 66,183 14,421 7,259 3,156 6,701 94,161 68,424 7,333 71,612
2 95,379 62,227 15,300 7,155 3,007 7,690 92,821 65,733 7,258 66,589
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, U.S. 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 2006
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
Rhode Island 30,710 3,977 194 26,539 14,885 1,326 90 13,468 11,755 7,312
1 14,815 2,174 102 12,539 7,082 689 50 6,342 5,929 3,709
2 15,895 1,803 92 14,000 7,803 636 40 7,126 5,826 3,603
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.