Social Security and SSI Statistics by

Congressional District, December 2002

Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania, 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

United States, total ................ 46,444,240

Disabled
Wives and
workers Widow(er)s 2 husbands

All
Children beneficiaries

29,190,150

5,543,981

37,854,411

26,125,087

4,169,125

33,162,456

Pennsylvania.................................

2,374,525

1,546,390

242,145

276,582

142,259

167,149

2,015,576

1,423,706

245,170

1,780,598

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

100,078
106,642
130,886
135,374
130,215

55,565
66,133
80,507
86,264
83,195

16,360
14,000
14,645
11,160
14,531

11,528
11,877
16,110
18,879
14,803

3,976
3,572
9,422
11,403
8,894

12,649
11,060
10,202
7,668
8,792

74,284
85,591
109,400
119,182
106,757

46,291
58,398
73,969
82,370
74,405

8,903
9,779
14,439
17,605
12,703

64,040
74,734
94,762
105,410
94,912

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

111,889
115,971
106,569
127,963
137,807

78,194
80,288
72,578
80,904
90,335

9,541
8,676
10,523
13,425
15,246

11,234
12,983
10,731
15,480
14,299

5,760
6,536
5,446
9,747
7,645

7,160
7,488
7,291
8,407
10,282

103,866
108,604
98,541
100,169
111,254

77,900
80,467
72,026
68,563
78,769

10,905
12,734
10,253
12,695
12,009

87,335
92,570
80,864
94,116
100,306

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................
14..................................................
15..................................................

148,193
152,898
124,549
132,588
125,702

96,192
88,094
85,904
81,948
86,676

17,903
16,384
10,372
14,485
12,057

15,995
24,806
14,130
19,177
12,533

6,608
13,469
6,635
7,896
6,104

11,495
10,145
7,508
9,082
8,332

118,560
124,817
113,476
109,956
109,993

82,822
78,917
83,744
73,999
81,608

13,196
21,326
13,364
16,762
11,470

107,488
113,986
99,255
100,358
95,654

16..................................................
17..................................................
18..................................................
19..................................................

107,590
128,259
136,063
115,289

74,769
88,180
89,158
81,506

9,718
12,460
10,501
10,158

9,830
13,190
18,109
10,888

5,958
6,228
10,962
5,998

7,315
8,201
7,333
6,739

93,945
106,200
121,860
99,110

70,712
77,901
86,169
74,665

9,008
11,271
16,972
9,769

82,563
96,994
106,963
88,288

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

Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania, 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

Pennsylvania.................................

301,561

34,071

2,376

265,114

135,453

9,490

1,001

124,962

95,151

64,118

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

46,109
35,697
17,254
10,523
15,712

4,355
4,064
1,317
1,158
1,476

340
285
131
78
87

41,414
31,348
15,806
9,287
14,149

23,006
17,213
7,735
4,576
6,671

1,377
1,137
297
279
311

164
134
59
32
37

21,465
15,942
7,379
4,266
6,323

10,973
9,397
5,832
3,699
5,793

9,148
8,396
2,617
2,030
2,846

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

7,108
6,732
6,275
16,488
13,595

893
1,251
1,056
1,775
1,622

57
74
83
121
101

6,158
5,407
5,136
14,592
11,872

3,002
2,761
2,748
7,018
5,399

258
397
387
386
330

22
29
32
48
35

2,723
2,334
2,330
6,584
5,034

2,389
2,059
1,603
6,032
5,513

1,474
1,793
1,920
3,391
2,798

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................
14..................................................
15..................................................

15,556
22,925
13,241
24,708
11,162

1,709
2,103
2,997
2,623
1,323

130
139
93
203
81

13,717
20,683
10,151
21,882
9,758

6,640
10,184
6,196
11,353
4,725

364
476
1,255
708
378

47
58
42
86
34

6,228
9,650
4,900
10,560
4,313

5,972
7,629
2,964
7,751
3,893

3,211
4,370
4,818
5,289
2,310

16..................................................
17..................................................
18..................................................
19..................................................

10,923
10,784
8,558
8,211

1,260
1,211
987
891

90
110
91
82

9,573
9,463
7,480
7,238

4,741
4,542
3,513
3,430

364
297
257
233

34
43
35
32

4,344
4,201
3,221
3,165

3,696
3,732
3,124
3,100

2,243
2,145
1,801
1,518

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