Congressional Statistics, December 2011

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. 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
Pennsylvania 2,617,879 1,703,768 390,415 223,402 109,417 190,877 3,044,365 2,160,559 270,299 1,850,453
1 97,183 50,901 23,659 8,262 2,856 11,505 95,780 56,970 8,313 56,261
2 104,712 62,972 20,827 8,401 2,474 10,038 113,286 75,980 9,090 68,100
3 146,445 90,414 24,104 13,177 7,146 11,604 164,880 112,391 15,999 99,045
4 146,791 96,318 17,960 15,296 8,317 8,900 177,331 126,107 19,403 108,967
5 147,170 93,990 23,065 12,396 7,170 10,549 163,233 114,132 14,462 101,931
6 126,342 88,653 15,308 9,180 4,516 8,685 161,249 122,002 12,213 94,112
7 125,679 87,772 13,723 10,709 4,958 8,517 163,615 122,614 14,500 96,632
8 128,266 89,355 16,220 9,730 4,728 8,233 166,365 124,017 12,924 95,472
9 151,214 96,271 22,822 13,426 8,229 10,466 162,539 112,640 15,063 105,507
10 156,234 102,886 23,371 12,067 6,143 11,767 174,693 124,357 13,926 108,981
11 159,512 101,153 27,608 12,260 5,240 13,251 175,440 120,436 13,890 107,452
12 160,321 93,921 26,107 18,876 10,064 11,353 177,449 114,253 22,037 110,142
13 130,416 88,209 17,094 10,967 4,864 9,282 161,809 118,395 14,183 96,999
14 118,114 70,294 21,713 12,270 4,436 9,401 131,025 86,284 14,369 80,059
15 143,931 97,207 20,351 10,818 5,058 10,497 171,873 126,209 13,435 102,378
16 137,166 94,290 18,797 9,328 5,420 9,331 164,552 123,287 11,736 100,147
17 141,454 95,207 21,199 10,575 4,572 9,901 161,424 116,912 12,390 98,825
18 150,316 101,379 17,224 15,288 8,035 8,390 184,358 133,652 19,536 113,156
19 146,613 102,576 19,263 10,376 5,191 9,207 173,464 129,920 12,833 106,287
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
Pennsylvania 367,586 25,292 1,964 340,330 203,114 8,845 937 193,332 104,151 62,041
1 55,109 3,646 232 51,231 32,827 1,424 120 31,283 12,128 9,982
2 40,751 2,795 231 37,725 23,885 971 119 22,795 9,539 7,743
3 21,914 834 119 20,961 12,222 280 60 11,882 6,635 2,405
4 12,691 737 67 11,887 6,790 199 33 6,558 4,001 1,745
5 17,295 808 80 16,407 8,949 200 37 8,713 5,952 2,344
6 10,043 1,072 60 8,911 5,363 354 29 4,980 3,033 1,799
7 9,071 1,110 63 7,898 4,766 416 32 4,318 2,362 1,864
8 7,541 1,027 52 6,462 3,870 415 24 3,431 1,937 2,080
9 18,527 998 96 17,433 9,745 255 44 9,446 6,316 2,795
10 15,718 981 86 14,651 8,119 279 40 7,801 5,507 2,382
11 19,235 1,307 111 17,817 10,087 357 46 9,683 6,311 2,999
12 25,187 1,102 128 23,957 13,681 297 63 13,321 7,967 3,742
13 19,253 2,795 89 16,369 10,982 1,325 43 9,614 4,059 5,652
14 26,719 1,392 140 25,187 14,984 479 60 14,446 7,311 4,078
15 16,241 1,370 81 14,790 8,818 489 35 8,293 5,004 2,790
16 15,301 1,114 83 14,104 8,185 385 40 7,761 4,760 2,520
17 14,236 875 102 13,259 7,648 282 43 7,322 4,334 2,011
18 11,329 684 76 10,569 6,149 228 36 5,885 3,519 1,686
19 11,425 645 68 10,712 6,042 209 34 5,800 3,476 1,424
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.