Congressional Statistics, December 2011

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 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Colorado 721,274 486,849 100,000 53,159 32,330 48,936 815,841 591,581 62,541 514,038
1 87,113 57,175 15,207 6,354 3,165 5,212 97,705 69,263 7,499 61,014
2 83,285 57,651 10,621 5,657 3,675 5,681 100,317 74,278 7,075 59,602
3 141,213 93,526 20,388 11,058 6,614 9,627 147,798 104,934 11,972 99,473
4 111,369 75,547 14,483 8,894 5,416 7,029 123,105 89,449 10,332 81,259
5 101,486 65,558 15,237 7,608 5,051 8,032 110,303 77,330 8,645 69,307
6 98,584 71,549 9,471 6,469 4,574 6,521 125,097 96,179 8,537 73,723
7 98,224 65,843 14,593 7,119 3,835 6,834 111,516 80,149 8,480 69,660
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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 68,815 9,110 526 59,179 35,982 3,416 257 32,309 23,270 15,507
1 15,608 2,840 95 12,673 8,395 1,185 47 7,163 4,971 4,527
2 5,725 860 37 4,828 2,978 358 21 2,598 1,774 1,353
3 15,108 1,363 103 13,642 7,573 308 44 7,221 5,949 2,983
4 8,792 854 66 7,872 4,450 241 28 4,181 3,344 1,716
5 8,626 714 89 7,823 4,631 241 45 4,345 2,882 1,345
6 4,226 877 46 3,303 2,241 402 30 1,810 1,112 1,141
7 10,730 1,602 90 9,038 5,714 682 42 4,991 3,238 2,442
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.