Congressional Statistics, December 2012
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.
|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|
|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. The SSI program does not cover American Samoa.