Social Security and SSI Statistics by

Congressional District, December 2002

New Jersey

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 New Jersey, 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

Wives and
Disabled
workers Widow(er)s 2 husbands

All
Children beneficiaries

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

46,444,240

29,190,150

5,543,981

37,854,411

26,125,087

4,169,125

33,162,456

New Jersey ...................................

1,360,270

934,962

133,979

130,370

61,327

99,632

1,242,757

922,505

120,720

1,031,762

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

102,039
120,684
137,045
130,063
102,245

63,756
79,523
97,864
93,936
73,514

12,751
13,885
11,386
10,693
7,600

11,366
11,649
12,783
12,804
9,959

4,828
5,166
6,764
5,477
5,313

9,338
10,461
8,248
7,153
5,859

87,303
103,958
125,117
120,217
100,634

59,773
74,298
95,057
91,805
77,304

10,001
10,375
12,013
11,996
9,854

72,424
87,149
107,366
103,190
81,426

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................

92,145
100,711
100,169
106,336
88,919

60,902
72,827
68,643
76,724
54,288

10,705
7,031
10,498
9,130
13,394

9,328
9,533
9,090
10,029
7,929

3,891
4,989
4,284
4,793
2,785

7,319
6,331
7,654
5,660
10,523

83,736
99,073
91,190
99,926
73,487

59,852
76,256
68,336
77,148
49,990

8,621
9,384
8,471
9,426
6,500

67,527
80,567
75,892
84,822
58,999

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................

95,443
106,857
77,614

69,236
74,820
48,929

7,206
8,765
10,935

8,925
9,769
7,206

4,732
4,832
3,473

5,344
8,671
7,071

94,783
102,880
60,447

73,087
77,710
41,883

8,947
9,423
5,703

75,759
82,715
53,926

1
2

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

Retired
workers Widow(er)s 2

Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65
or older

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

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

New Jersey

Social Security and SSI Statistics by
Congressional District, December 2002

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 New Jersey, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly
benefit amount
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients
Congressional
district

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

New Jersey ...................................

148,367

33,985

1,039

113,343

63,339

11,680

419

51,240

47,615

50,486

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

13,831
12,954
6,477
7,019
4,915

1,623
1,914
1,058
1,262
1,550

123
83
43
48
44

12,085
10,957
5,376
5,709
3,321

6,185
5,327
2,625
2,942
1,892

452
488
325
374
507

49
35
18
18
16

5,684
4,804
2,283
2,549
1,369

4,502
4,957
2,222
2,495
1,593

2,978
3,256
1,576
1,932
2,004

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................

9,374
4,479
15,260
10,505
23,920

2,296
1,640
3,923
4,162
4,135

71
33
106
59
184

7,007
2,806
11,231
6,284
19,601

3,841
1,610
6,611
4,344
10,699

770
571
1,427
1,641
1,364

27
13
38
22
81

3,044
1,027
5,147
2,682
9,254

3,110
1,214
4,710
3,043
6,892

3,298
2,060
5,668
5,415
6,807

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................

4,537
10,357
24,739

1,676
2,153
6,593

29
50
166

2,832
8,154
17,980

1,772
4,508
10,983

626
777
2,358

10
20
74

1,135
3,711
8,551

1,363
3,404
8,110

2,113
3,225
10,154

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