Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Iowa

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 2009
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
Iowa 574,315 388,139 68,425 52,462 27,606 37,683 616,526 450,416 59,579 427,910
1 116,513 77,732 14,247 10,831 5,996 7,707 124,887 90,428 12,372 85,502
2 109,321 74,208 14,040 9,125 4,636 7,312 120,042 88,219 10,446 79,609
3 107,380 73,320 13,608 8,896 4,177 7,379 118,543 87,457 10,259 78,883
4 119,487 82,470 12,237 11,515 6,147 7,118 127,724 94,587 13,126 92,210
5 121,614 80,409 14,293 12,095 6,650 8,167 125,329 89,725 13,376 91,706
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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
Iowa 46,639 3,306 705 42,628 23,188 890 311 21,987 17,808 6,900
1 11,236 630 138 10,468 5,872 157 61 5,654 4,026 1,357
2 10,001 576 151 9,274 5,268 159 73 5,036 3,721 1,329
3 9,239 866 173 8,200 4,658 303 80 4,275 3,283 1,666
4 6,996 548 114 6,334 3,167 127 44 2,997 2,913 1,106
5 9,167 686 129 8,352 4,223 145 54 4,025 3,865 1,442
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.