Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2003

Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island 1 2 All areas
c

Monthly benefit amount (thousands of dollars) Wives and husbands 6,769 3,429 3,340 2,772,576 Children 14,364 6,525 7,839 3,960,823 All beneficiaries 164,523 83,215 81,307 39,541,474 Retired workers 119,165 61,106 58,059 27,230,628 Widow(er)s
b

Total 192,650 97,652 94,998 47,038,391

workers

a

Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 26,442 12,723 13,719 5,873,673 15,693 8,020 7,673 4,899,704

Number of OASDI beneficiaries aged 65 or older 140,879 73,088 67,791 33,433,599

129,382 66,955 62,427 29,531,615

14,033 7,155 6,878 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.

www.socialsecurity.gov/policy

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 Rhode Island 1 2 All areas
b

Monthly payment amount (thousands of dollars) Disabled 24,779 11,448 13,331 5,592,504 Total 13,100 6,109 6,991 3,077,818 Aged 1,291 680 610 424,774 Blind 85 46 38 35,646 Disabled 11,724 5,382 6,341 2,617,398

Number of recipients With OASDI
a

Total 29,127 13,837 15,290 6,902,364

Aged 4,147 2,284 1,863 1,232,778

Blind 201 105 96 77,082

Aged 65 or older 7,331 3,826 3,505 1,989,737

11,242 5,707 5,535 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.

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
2 ♦ Congressional Statistics for December 2003, Rhode Island