Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

Rhode Island

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
Rhode Island 210,949 139,997 36,921 12,750 5,319 15,962 246,685 178,467 15,597 147,731
1 105,320 69,413 18,893 6,286 2,659 8,069 120,436 86,776 7,612 73,578
2 105,629 70,584 18,028 6,464 2,660 7,893 126,249 91,691 7,985 74,153
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
Rhode Island 32,737 3,270 181 29,286 17,983 1,164 94 16,726 11,084 6,896
1 18,988 2,062 102 16,824 10,355 743 53 9,560 6,425 4,134
2 13,749 1,208 79 12,462 7,628 421 41 7,166 4,659 2,762
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.