Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 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
Iowa 600,700 413,054 76,228 48,681 23,942 38,795 700,510 520,364 59,621 445,044
1 155,168 107,828 18,686 12,552 6,661 9,441 181,760 136,491 15,329 116,122
2 150,499 102,532 20,464 11,765 5,727 10,011 174,836 128,973 14,324 109,039
3 133,767 91,507 18,859 9,637 4,032 9,732 159,768 118,438 11,979 96,097
4 161,266 111,187 18,219 14,727 7,522 9,611 184,146 136,463 17,989 123,786
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
Iowa 49,751 3,144 697 45,910 25,862 905 337 24,620 18,491 6,944
1 12,248 676 186 11,386 6,395 173 88 6,134 4,516 1,537
2 14,746 802 162 13,782 7,854 222 78 7,555 5,342 1,929
3 12,680 1,007 192 11,481 6,695 349 98 6,248 4,499 2,036
4 10,077 659 157 9,261 4,918 161 73 4,684 4,134 1,442
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.