Social Security and SSI Statistics by

Congressional District, December 2002

Virginia

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 Virginia, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in
current–payment status
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries

Total

Retired
workers 1

Disabled
workers

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

Congressional
district

Widow(er)s

2

Wives and
husbands

All
Children beneficiaries

29,190,150

5,543,981

37,854,411

26,125,087

4,169,125

33,162,456

Virginia ..........................................

1,074,134

666,353

139,801

114,218

60,583

93,179

858,360

582,008

91,755

748,550

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

96,115
80,322
100,455
102,257
133,819

62,829
50,601
58,675
60,589
83,785

9,636
8,604
15,464
14,499
18,762

10,367
8,841
11,390
11,353
13,422

5,826
5,278
4,092
5,132
6,503

7,457
6,998
10,834
10,684
11,347

77,519
63,879
74,458
79,476
103,758

54,517
43,972
47,797
51,803
71,297

8,586
7,318
8,581
8,767
10,095

69,709
57,380
66,119
67,437
91,996

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................
11 ..................................................

125,329
103,498
57,349
152,362
62,783
59,845

80,955
69,144
40,722
75,212
42,098
41,743

15,839
10,662
4,454
32,514
5,416
3,951

12,585
10,493
5,523
18,611
6,360
5,273

6,497
5,418
3,360
10,267
3,890
4,320

9,453
7,781
3,290
15,758
5,019
4,558

101,399
90,132
48,637
115,101
53,353
50,643

71,291
65,070
36,724
63,177
38,441
37,914

10,333
9,338
4,803
13,773
5,534
4,623

89,598
76,371
45,991
90,551
46,874
46,524

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.

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 Virginia, 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

Virginia ..........................................

132,547

23,044

1,402

108,101

50,840

5,813

513

44,514

50,562

37,704

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

7,503
8,796
22,190
14,802
16,908

1,206
1,526
2,389
1,893
3,162

94
104
246
148
166

6,203
7,166
19,555
12,761
13,580

2,795
3,397
9,174
5,693
6,057

252
379
480
352
549

32
38
92
54
61

2,511
2,980
8,601
5,288
5,447

2,924
2,963
7,486
5,462
8,307

2,005
2,212
4,600
3,433
5,400

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................
11 ..................................................

12,301
7,632
7,174
24,328
5,250
5,663

1,556
1,313
3,015
2,716
1,725
2,543

119
121
80
181
81
62

10,626
6,198
4,079
21,431
3,444
3,058

4,466
2,855
2,971
9,097
2,035
2,300

289
317
1,167
460
581
988

41
40
33
64
31
26

4,136
2,498
1,770
8,574
1,423
1,287

5,347
3,032
1,702
10,565
1,647
1,127

2,929
2,158
3,853
5,804
2,246
3,064

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