Congressional Statistics

for December 2003

Social Security

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 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
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Retired
Congressional district
Pennsylvania

Total

workers

a

Disabled
b
workers Widow(er)s

Wives and
husbands

Children

All
beneficiaries

Retired
workers

Widow(er)s

b

Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older

2,386,460

1,546,901

259,793

270,735

137,662

171,369

2,087,506

1,468,250

247,384

1,775,654

1
2
3
4
5

102,307
108,437
130,210
135,288
133,803

56,338
67,255
80,054
86,095
84,768

17,466
14,897
15,577
11,948
15,881

11,452
11,765
15,556
18,557
14,741

3,964
3,593
8,988
10,877
8,861

13,087
10,927
10,035
7,811
9,552

78,364
90,601
112,132
122,630
112,742

48,527
61,761
75,709
84,570
78,035

9,147
10,050
14,365
17,842
13,030

64,975
76,124
93,772
105,057
96,583

6
7
8
9
10

109,966
113,501
108,367
135,329
140,730

76,470
78,497
73,691
85,006
92,140

10,021
9,188
11,158
15,145
16,384

10,714
12,313
10,700
16,114
14,310

5,402
6,130
5,335
10,035
7,484

7,359
7,373
7,483
9,029
10,412

104,924
109,844
103,561
109,304
117,395

78,281
81,402
75,562
74,417
82,868

10,731
12,463
10,552
13,638
12,378

85,018
90,205
82,152
98,836
101,801

11
12
13
14
15

146,497
151,725
120,256
128,241
126,442

94,047
87,332
82,223
78,826
86,573

18,978
17,318
10,893
15,045
13,112

15,357
23,852
13,357
17,969
12,233

6,295
12,841
6,101
7,356
5,914

11,820
10,382
7,682
9,045
8,610

120,714
127,933
112,533
109,606
113,910

83,480
80,812
82,460
73,492
83,988

13,093
21,161
12,969
16,184
11,536

104,814
112,063
94,826
96,003
95,158

16
17
18
19

109,829
129,405
137,893
118,234

75,819
88,602
90,087
83,078

10,715
13,404
11,431
11,232

9,832
12,981
18,109
10,823

5,892
6,007
10,681
5,906

7,571
8,411
7,585
7,195

98,876
110,736
127,104
104,589

74,037
80,934
89,560
78,348

9,284
11,460
17,447
10,045

83,535
97,167
107,932
89,633

47,038,391

29,531,615

5,873,673

4,899,704

2,772,576

3,960,823

39,541,474

27,230,628

4,238,982

33,433,599

All areas

c

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
Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients

Number of recipients
With
a

Aged 65
or older

131,083

96,954

64,002

145
137
56
33
33

22,417
16,278
8,038
4,583
6,833

11,117
9,220
6,104
3,884
6,021

9,289
8,252
2,638
2,112
2,870

252
391
364
380
345

23
32
32
51
42

2,900
2,568
2,417
7,218
5,237

2,373
2,166
1,680
6,505
5,510

1,477
1,800
1,962
3,568
2,765

6,671
10,341
6,642
11,180
5,061

372
447
1,246
637
401

38
53
42
72
40

6,260
9,840
5,352
10,469
4,619

6,044
7,584
3,042
7,387
4,069

3,141
4,183
4,926
4,811
2,340

10,200
10,023
8,026
7,461

5,137
4,865
3,837
3,507

360
300
271
221

40
40
35
29

4,736
4,523
3,530
3,256

3,820
3,855
3,418
3,155

2,331
2,128
1,909
1,500

5,592,504

3,077,818

424,774

35,646

2,617,398

2,421,362

1,989,737

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

310,937

32,971

2,371

275,595

141,419

9,353

983

1
2
3
4
5

47,953
35,878
18,237
11,216
16,524

4,290
3,925
1,292
1,142
1,446

322
285
134
92
87

43,341
31,668
16,811
9,982
14,991

23,912
17,563
8,394
4,874
7,173

1,349
1,147
299
257
306

6
7
8
9
10

7,261
7,056
6,415
17,892
13,602

890
1,232
1,000
1,744
1,541

62
72
79
126
110

6,309
5,752
5,336
16,022
11,951

3,176
2,991
2,813
7,650
5,625

11
12
13
14
15

15,866
22,907
13,935
24,079
11,712

1,666
1,910
2,961
2,299
1,318

115
134
95
189
90

14,085
20,863
10,879
21,591
10,304

16
17
18
19

11,561
11,304
9,157
8,382

1,259
1,176
1,039
841

102
105
92
80

6,902,364

1,232,778

77,082

Congressional district
Pennsylvania

All areas

b

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.

For technical information about the data processing,
call Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.

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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