Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2003

New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 1 2 All areas
c

Monthly benefit amount (thousands of dollars) Wives and husbands 9,302 4,282 5,020 2,772,576 Children 17,157 7,857 9,300 3,960,823 All beneficiaries 184,150 85,911 98,238 39,541,474 Retired workers 132,000 61,361 70,639 27,230,628 Widow(er)s
b

Total 211,339 99,401 111,938 47,038,391

workers

a

Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 27,923 13,451 14,472 5,873,673 17,148 7,967 9,181 4,899,704

Number of OASDI beneficiaries aged 65 or older 150,337 70,532 79,805 33,433,599

139,809 65,844 73,965 29,531,615

15,697 7,238 8,458 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 New Hampshire 1 2 All areas
b

Monthly payment amount (thousands of dollars) Disabled 11,694 5,252 6,442 5,592,504 Total 5,140 2,362 2,777 3,077,818 Aged 232 115 116 424,774 Blind 50 24 25 35,646 Disabled 4,857 2,222 2,635 2,617,398

Number of recipients With OASDI
a

Total 12,768 5,785 6,983 6,902,364

Aged 935 471 464 1,232,778

Blind 139 62 77 77,082

Aged 65 or older 1,836 855 981 1,989,737

4,764 2,199 2,565 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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Social Security Administration Office of Policy Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics 500 E Street, SW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20254 SSA Publication No. 13-11710
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