Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Maryland

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Maryland 802,066 535,477 103,169 68,309 32,069 63,042 876,540 629,634 76,445 585,977
1 133,834 94,451 14,733 10,868 5,387 8,395 150,572 113,075 12,564 100,538
2 107,877 65,901 17,545 10,413 4,064 9,954 117,400 78,246 11,765 73,873
3 101,404 68,851 12,269 9,225 4,023 7,036 115,990 84,507 10,884 76,483
4 72,178 47,354 9,763 4,969 2,426 7,666 72,478 50,822 5,028 50,420
5 85,442 57,144 10,659 6,747 3,385 7,507 90,389 64,002 7,094 61,189
6 118,207 79,068 14,481 10,984 5,548 8,126 129,848 93,064 12,375 86,953
7 98,797 60,158 17,459 8,490 2,584 10,106 101,616 68,426 8,659 66,185
8 84,327 62,550 6,260 6,613 4,652 4,252 98,246 77,492 8,076 70,336
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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
Maryland 100,977 15,182 584 85,211 51,902 5,559 258 46,086 28,239 24,946
1 9,143 991 62 8,090 4,321 238 28 4,055 3,274 1,752
2 15,155 1,163 100 13,892 8,057 382 42 7,633 4,076 2,417
3 11,960 2,292 63 9,605 6,197 941 28 5,228 3,253 3,672
4 11,512 2,486 76 8,950 5,711 967 33 4,711 2,748 3,398
5 7,905 1,245 50 6,610 3,865 420 20 3,425 2,264 1,995
6 8,941 785 64 8,092 4,483 228 27 4,228 3,077 1,590
7 27,390 2,172 117 25,101 15,105 654 56 14,395 7,264 5,254
8 8,971 4,048 52 4,871 4,164 1,729 23 2,411 2,283 4,868
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.