Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

New Mexico

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
New Mexico 392,306 249,317 64,559 28,079 18,048 32,303 432,570 302,881 31,447 267,791
1 125,166 80,564 21,502 8,662 5,217 9,221 144,964 102,408 10,277 86,095
2 136,987 86,613 22,018 10,369 7,219 10,768 144,759 100,537 11,315 94,180
3 130,153 82,140 21,039 9,048 5,612 12,314 142,848 99,935 9,854 87,516
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
New Mexico 64,300 8,549 460 55,291 33,625 2,552 234 30,839 24,540 17,068
1 18,746 2,118 124 16,504 10,397 703 59 9,636 6,390 4,075
2 23,960 3,916 191 19,853 12,037 1,159 98 10,780 9,863 7,159
3 21,594 2,515 145 18,934 11,190 690 77 10,423 8,287 5,834
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.