Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 determine the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2012
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 748,595 510,098 103,473 52,831 32,230 49,963 870,965 637,479 63,775 540,025
1 98,826 66,091 16,351 6,900 3,587 5,897 115,288 83,092 8,437 70,344
2 102,848 75,445 10,612 6,535 4,912 5,344 127,550 99,075 8,463 78,560
3 135,222 90,691 19,321 10,089 5,982 9,139 146,116 104,953 11,294 96,361
4 80,437 53,485 11,230 6,348 3,699 5,675 90,054 64,658 7,389 58,060
5 113,157 73,707 17,020 8,194 5,355 8,881 125,805 88,796 9,534 78,227
6 109,267 76,614 13,104 7,107 4,554 7,888 136,372 102,578 9,104 80,044
7 108,838 74,065 15,835 7,658 4,141 7,139 129,780 94,327 9,553 78,429
All areas c 56,758,185 36,720,492 8,826,591 4,348,486 2,443,212 4,419,404 65,430,104 46,327,075 5,107,327 39,613,754
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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 2012
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 70,743 9,132 516 61,095 38,296 3,521 264 34,510 23,817 15,739
1 16,304 2,863 104 13,337 9,057 1,240 54 7,764 5,114 4,643
2 4,957 515 49 4,393 2,653 194 29 2,430 1,717 890
3 14,156 1,202 90 12,864 7,370 288 39 7,043 5,538 2,721
4 7,549 786 42 6,721 3,918 227 19 3,671 2,863 1,608
5 9,665 803 90 8,772 5,277 265 48 4,963 3,255 1,517
6 8,775 1,792 77 6,906 4,934 821 43 4,069 2,399 2,412
7 9,337 1,171 64 8,102 5,088 486 32 4,570 2,931 1,948
All areas b 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 2,759,751 2,081,532
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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.