Congressional Statistics, December 2011

Washington

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
Washington 1,127,126 755,720 168,044 79,639 49,289 74,434 1,330,257 966,778 98,234 796,472
1 104,916 75,356 11,540 7,540 4,733 5,747 131,049 100,124 9,871 79,602
2 139,438 94,360 20,716 9,638 6,352 8,372 164,467 119,891 11,896 98,815
3 150,711 98,550 23,747 10,856 6,709 10,849 177,860 126,447 13,304 102,561
4 127,500 84,914 19,794 8,528 5,316 8,948 143,738 104,491 10,125 88,812
5 142,804 92,196 23,845 10,413 6,196 10,154 159,921 112,504 12,458 97,754
6 148,819 97,115 24,348 10,897 6,397 10,062 167,636 118,793 12,745 102,864
7 92,842 64,434 14,011 6,065 3,339 4,993 114,575 86,031 7,876 67,977
8 106,966 75,209 12,080 7,275 5,505 6,897 137,126 103,604 9,636 79,737
9 113,130 73,586 17,963 8,427 4,742 8,412 133,885 94,893 10,323 78,350
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
Washington 142,932 16,506 885 125,541 80,897 7,272 451 73,174 39,681 31,398
1 8,998 1,930 62 7,006 4,996 902 37 4,056 2,176 2,984
2 14,393 1,244 84 13,065 8,116 512 40 7,565 4,237 2,575
3 17,537 1,387 137 16,013 9,736 602 65 9,069 4,923 2,951
4 17,746 1,463 91 16,192 10,189 464 48 9,677 5,719 3,020
5 19,441 1,081 101 18,259 10,829 387 49 10,393 6,046 2,841
6 21,800 1,500 141 20,159 12,370 633 71 11,666 6,097 3,785
7 17,600 3,567 107 13,926 10,003 1,683 51 8,269 4,493 6,125
8 9,435 2,061 60 7,314 5,457 1,012 33 4,412 2,022 3,161
9 15,982 2,273 102 13,607 9,201 1,076 57 8,068 3,968 3,956
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.