Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

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 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
Rhode Island 214,095 142,813 37,312 12,492 5,330 16,148 256,785 187,018 15,637 150,709
1 106,621 70,478 19,059 6,169 2,666 8,249 124,955 90,510 7,629 74,718
2 107,474 72,335 18,253 6,323 2,664 7,899 131,830 96,508 8,008 75,991
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
Rhode Island 33,133 3,281 172 29,680 17,989 1,180 84 16,725 11,175 7,008
1 19,214 2,045 97 17,072 10,440 748 48 9,644 6,394 4,171
2 13,919 1,236 75 12,608 7,548 431 36 7,081 4,781 2,837
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.