Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2005

Colorado

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received is based on the worker’s level of earnings in employment or self-employment covered by the Social Security program.
Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
Number of beneficiaries Retired Congressional district Colorado 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 All areas e Total 584,527 78,064 63,437 115,422 90,659 86,320 68,748 81,877 48,434,281 workers a 378,977 50,584 41,793 72,685 58,732 54,307 47,216 53,660 30,460,839 Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 72,394 11,478 7,731 14,889 10,446 11,199 6,203 10,448 6,518,989 54,726 7,242 5,355 11,651 9,234 8,226 5,671 7,347 4,749,379 Spouses c 35,446 3,810 3,562 7,497 6,042 5,765 4,277 4,493 2,680,259 Children d 42,984 4,950 4,996 8,700 6,205 6,823 5,381 5,929 4,024,815 Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars) All beneficiaries 532,834 71,963 61,340 98,154 80,737 75,432 69,434 75,774 44,351,668 Retired workers 372,927 50,310 43,528 66,884 56,405 51,393 51,029 53,379 30,521,816 Widow(er)s
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Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older 421,436 57,170 44,995 81,685 66,677 60,696 50,669 59,544 34,019,044

52,544 7,111 5,417 10,430 8,774 7,595 6,026 7,190 4,470,918

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data. a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries. b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased. c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled. d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled. e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

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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 2005
Number of recipients Congressional district Colorado 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 All areas b Total 55,529 12,844 4,536 12,918 7,190 7,132 2,943 7,966 7,113,879 Aged 8,552 2,489 773 1,636 942 758 613 1,341 1,214,296 Blind 527 107 38 100 60 92 40 90 75,039 Disabled 46,450 10,248 3,725 11,182 6,188 6,282 2,290 6,535 5,824,544 Total 23,857 5,532 2,016 5,495 2,906 3,106 1,293 3,506 3,366,951 Total monthly payments (thousands of dollars) Aged 2,658 887 281 321 224 192 244 507 440,023 Blind 218 45 18 37 22 37 17 38 36,382 Disabled 20,980 4,599 1,716 5,135 2,660 2,875 1,032 2,960 2,890,546 Number of recipients With OASDI a 20,213 4,373 1,451 5,429 3,017 2,667 759 2,517 2,500,705 Aged 65 or older 13,896 3,935 1,147 3,004 1,670 1,317 816 2,007 1,994,511

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent 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.

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2 Congressional Statistics for December 2005, Colorado