Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2003

Utah

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 Utah 1 2 3 All areas
c

Monthly benefit amount (thousands of dollars) Wives and husbands 18,072 5,693 7,111 5,268 2,772,576 Children 24,005 7,364 8,274 8,367 3,960,823 All beneficiaries 216,796 65,121 88,280 63,395 39,541,474 Retired workers 154,293 46,324 64,573 43,395 27,230,628 Widow(er)s
b

Total 256,551 81,469 100,096 74,986 47,038,391

workers

a

Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 25,581 8,210 8,929 8,442 5,873,673 22,683 7,041 8,813 6,829 4,899,704

Number of OASDI beneficiaries aged 65 or older 185,626 59,300 74,593 51,733 33,433,599

166,210 53,161 66,969 46,080 29,531,615

20,769 6,107 8,332 6,329 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 Utah 1 2 3 All areas
b

Monthly payment amount (thousands of dollars) Disabled 18,975 6,726 6,092 6,157 5,592,504 Total 9,022 3,284 2,779 2,958 3,077,818 Aged 676 265 209 200 424,774 Blind 106 41 28 36 35,646 Disabled 8,239 2,977 2,540 2,720 2,617,398

Number of recipients With OASDI
a

Total 21,386 7,662 6,841 6,883 6,902,364

Aged 2,141 830 675 636 1,232,778

Blind 270 106 74 90 77,082

Aged 65 or older 3,699 1,400 1,260 1,039 1,989,737

6,423 2,468 2,069 1,886 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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