Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

Iowa

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 2013
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
Iowa 609,067 422,005 77,493 47,484 23,006 39,079 728,571 545,656 59,461 453,183
1 157,182 109,914 19,079 12,332 6,314 9,543 188,958 142,765 15,460 118,029
2 152,735 104,772 20,795 11,515 5,591 10,062 181,910 135,272 14,299 111,449
3 136,966 94,430 19,210 9,402 4,007 9,917 167,627 125,421 11,949 98,922
4 162,184 112,889 18,409 14,235 7,094 9,557 190,076 142,198 17,753 124,783
All areas c 57,978,610 37,892,659 8,940,950 4,290,073 2,442,308 4,412,620 68,544,382 49,026,786 5,152,133 40,865,508
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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 2013
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
Iowa 50,849 3,140 697 47,012 26,541 924 329 25,287 18,584 7,051
1 12,560 682 190 11,688 6,622 179 88 6,355 4,531 1,557
2 15,108 809 165 14,134 8,110 223 79 7,809 5,443 1,975
3 13,076 1,031 194 11,851 6,911 375 91 6,445 4,529 2,095
4 10,105 618 148 9,339 4,898 148 72 4,678 4,081 1,424
All areas b 8,363,477 1,157,118 67,671 7,138,688 4,677,154 483,984 37,494 4,155,676 2,770,750 2,107,524
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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.