Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2003

Iowa

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 monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Number of beneficiaries Retired Congressional district Iowa 1 2 3 4 5 All areas
c

Monthly benefit amount (thousands of dollars) Wives and husbands 36,686 7,575 5,882 5,442 8,314 9,473 2,772,576 Children 34,926 6,953 6,622 6,897 6,501 7,953 3,960,823 All beneficiaries 463,328 91,109 87,484 87,854 95,923 100,956 39,541,474 Retired workers 330,695 64,367 63,083 63,746 68,822 70,676 27,230,628 Widow(er)s
b

Total 546,078 107,175 100,681 100,850 113,527 123,845 47,038,391

workers

a

Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 53,812 10,776 10,813 10,699 9,732 11,792 5,873,673 61,233 12,295 10,343 10,273 13,455 14,867 4,899,704

Number of OASDI beneficiaries aged 65 or older 416,282 80,141 75,313 75,725 89,218 95,885 33,433,599

359,421 69,576 67,021 67,539 75,525 79,760 29,531,615

55,084 11,058 9,410 9,364 12,183 13,067 4,238,982

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. c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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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 monthly payment amount, December 2003
Number of recipients Congressional district Iowa 1 2 3 4 5 All areas
b

Monthly payment amount (thousands of dollars) Disabled 37,275 8,688 7,689 7,177 5,686 8,035 5,592,504 Total 15,884 3,815 3,357 3,241 2,230 3,239 3,077,818 Aged 771 140 126 235 118 151 424,774 Blind 283 57 59 64 45 56 35,646 Disabled 14,828 3,618 3,171 2,941 2,066 3,032 2,617,398

Number of recipients With OASDI
a

Total 41,893 9,619 8,462 8,186 6,508 9,118 6,902,364

Aged 3,827 765 620 826 695 921 1,232,778

Blind 791 166 153 183 127 162 77,082

Aged 65 or older 7,196 1,423 1,276 1,545 1,201 1,751 1,989,737

16,464 3,474 3,253 2,933 2,802 4,002 2,421,362

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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