Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Pennsylvania

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
Pennsylvania 2,481,695 1,600,882 339,380 239,399 118,435 183,599 2,710,656 1,901,728 272,830 1,800,927
1 96,434 50,966 21,102 9,173 3,174 12,019 90,460 54,118 8,891 58,074
2 101,125 61,099 17,985 9,314 2,594 10,133 103,710 69,354 9,625 67,947
3 137,331 83,931 20,828 13,823 7,799 10,950 146,167 98,436 15,885 95,704
4 140,464 90,609 15,699 16,559 9,268 8,329 159,555 111,386 19,842 107,280
5 140,475 88,816 20,495 13,234 7,733 10,197 146,942 101,578 14,587 99,972
6 118,428 82,469 13,153 9,858 4,801 8,147 142,093 106,403 12,368 90,165
7 118,128 81,667 11,910 11,134 5,232 8,185 142,873 105,832 14,112 92,208
8 118,655 81,817 13,881 10,174 4,951 7,832 143,489 105,803 12,679 89,899
9 141,692 89,106 19,829 14,215 8,715 9,827 143,137 97,774 14,988 101,304
10 149,023 96,883 21,026 13,031 6,624 11,459 156,188 109,484 14,150 105,758
11 151,825 95,474 24,683 13,152 5,616 12,900 156,661 106,346 13,988 104,678
12 153,181 87,909 22,579 20,597 11,023 11,073 159,677 100,608 22,701 109,201
13 120,470 81,362 13,974 11,626 5,091 8,417 140,568 102,216 14,087 92,136
14 121,722 72,270 20,166 14,462 5,369 9,455 127,151 83,051 16,010 85,946
15 137,761 93,444 17,584 11,470 5,421 9,842 155,143 113,742 13,425 101,518
16 122,056 83,486 15,277 9,310 5,413 8,570 137,400 102,210 11,003 90,931
17 136,482 91,940 18,420 11,545 5,153 9,424 146,402 105,689 12,728 99,042
18 142,799 94,852 14,566 16,131 9,066 8,184 164,910 117,752 19,481 110,263
19 133,644 92,782 16,223 10,591 5,392 8,656 148,130 109,945 12,279 98,901
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
Pennsylvania 340,051 27,066 2,052 310,933 176,145 8,783 939 166,424 98,515 61,006
1 52,311 3,830 257 48,224 29,353 1,386 124 27,843 11,559 9,597
2 37,359 3,112 245 34,002 20,575 984 124 19,466 8,977 7,729
3 20,193 910 124 19,159 10,693 254 62 10,376 6,327 2,320
4 11,846 801 73 10,972 6,058 212 30 5,816 3,744 1,717
5 17,206 925 80 16,201 8,507 217 33 8,256 5,948 2,394
6 8,834 939 54 7,841 4,409 313 26 4,070 2,633 1,585
7 8,013 1,155 66 6,792 3,919 386 31 3,502 2,253 1,808
8 6,819 968 64 5,787 3,338 393 30 2,915 1,751 2,009
9 17,935 1,188 101 16,646 8,921 292 43 8,585 6,174 2,949
10 15,359 1,208 91 14,060 7,393 338 52 7,003 5,565 2,551
11 17,797 1,388 108 16,301 8,546 354 43 8,149 6,014 2,907
12 24,105 1,344 129 22,632 12,184 343 59 11,782 7,623 3,886
13 16,183 2,768 86 13,329 8,489 1,267 39 7,184 3,359 5,255
14 26,962 1,794 153 25,015 14,362 559 62 13,740 7,732 4,542
15 14,059 1,325 80 12,654 6,835 447 31 6,357 4,348 2,550
16 13,543 1,123 90 12,330 6,890 362 39 6,489 4,286 2,362
17 12,773 952 105 11,716 6,458 278 42 6,138 4,043 1,995
18 8,909 658 67 8,184 4,354 194 28 4,132 2,948 1,418
19 9,845 678 79 9,088 4,864 205 38 4,621 3,231 1,432
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.