Social Security and SSI Statistics by

Congressional District, December 2002

Missouri

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 selfemployment covered by the Social Security program.
Table 1.—OASDI in Missouri, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in
current–payment status
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Congressional
district

Total

Retired
workers 1

Disabled
Wives and
workers Widow(er)s 2 husbands

Children

All
beneficiaries

4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187

Retired
workers Widow(er)s 2

Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65
or older

United States, total ................

46,444,240

29,190,150

5,543,981

37,854,411

26,125,087

4,169,125

33,162,456

Missouri.........................................

1,024,105

632,096

136,001

109,779

57,199

89,030

821,417

556,072

91,823

713,437

1 ....................................................
2 ....................................................
3 ....................................................
4 ....................................................
5 ....................................................

112,920
94,735
102,408
123,767
105,501

68,487
64,912
64,663
76,232
67,008

15,940
7,710
13,190
16,392
14,581

11,226
10,011
11,195
13,122
9,995

4,556
6,075
5,062
7,264
4,430

12,711
6,027
8,298
10,757
9,487

92,887
88,464
87,712
94,263
88,143

62,633
64,860
60,028
63,360
61,271

9,726
9,897
10,212
10,366
8,755

76,652
72,616
73,285
85,081
73,978

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................

107,601
121,085
143,739
112,349

68,553
73,821
79,408
69,012

12,147
16,959
24,133
14,949

12,381
12,809
17,081
11,959

6,775
7,511
9,002
6,524

7,745
9,985
14,115
9,905

86,625
92,758
102,289
88,272

59,633
62,117
62,722
59,445

10,363
10,311
12,386
9,802

78,720
83,096
92,336
77,673

1
2

Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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.—SSI in Missouri, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly
benefit amount
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients

Number of recipients

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

With
OASDI 1

Aged 65
or older

United States, total ................

6,787,857

1,251,528

77,658

5,458,671

2,951,425

415,574

35,144

2,500,707

2,406,327

1,995,284

Missouri.........................................

114,361

11,300

973

102,088

45,401

2,301

365

42,734

42,993

21,797

1 ....................................................
2 ....................................................
3 ....................................................
4 ....................................................
5 ....................................................

20,638
2,866
10,382
11,730
12,859

1,863
353
1,004
1,125
1,130

159
33
95
94
153

18,616
2,480
9,283
10,511
11,576

8,828
1,143
4,454
4,594
5,354

459
113
299
187
257

58
13
36
37
61

8,312
1,018
4,119
4,369
5,036

6,237
889
3,153
4,609
4,464

3,739
552
1,764
2,104
2,065

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................

7,832
12,684
25,273
10,097

896
1,238
2,802
889

67
103
186
83

6,869
11,343
22,285
9,125

2,873
4,846
9,527
3,782

159
216
460
152

25
40
62
33

2,690
4,589
9,005
3,597

3,211
5,306
10,965
4,159

1,614
2,296
5,904
1,759

Congressional
district

1 Includes

persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.

Contact: Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.
Social Security Administration • Office of Policy • Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics • March 2003