Congressional Statistics, December 2010

Colorado

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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
Colorado 693,341 465,625 94,404 53,330 32,352 47,630 749,162 540,599 60,071 492,754
1 84,518 55,440 14,489 6,402 3,193 4,994 90,796 64,279 7,261 59,367
2 79,263 54,489 9,997 5,564 3,643 5,570 91,100 67,063 6,649 56,287
3 137,286 90,144 19,581 11,326 6,676 9,559 137,490 96,821 11,757 96,222
4 107,355 72,573 13,535 9,001 5,456 6,790 113,384 82,074 10,018 78,318
5 97,284 62,507 14,360 7,533 5,070 7,814 101,008 70,455 8,192 66,242
6 92,808 67,003 8,789 6,316 4,438 6,262 112,274 85,973 7,969 68,827
7 94,827 63,469 13,653 7,188 3,876 6,641 103,110 73,935 8,226 67,491
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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
Colorado 65,720 9,050 509 56,161 33,965 3,386 233 30,346 22,863 15,239
1 14,853 2,815 90 11,948 7,885 1,172 43 6,670 4,887 4,463
2 5,430 857 27 4,546 2,834 354 13 2,466 1,749 1,346
3 14,702 1,427 96 13,179 7,309 328 40 6,941 5,940 3,007
4 8,342 829 68 7,445 4,082 233 29 3,820 3,267 1,652
5 8,262 714 90 7,458 4,322 242 45 4,036 2,804 1,321
6 3,920 855 46 3,019 2,107 395 24 1,688 1,088 1,105
7 10,211 1,553 92 8,566 5,427 663 40 4,724 3,128 2,345
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.