Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2004

Maine

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 total monthly benefits, December 2004
Number of beneficiaries Retired Congressional district Maine 1 2 All areas e Total 266,129 131,915 134,214 47,687,693 workers a 161,143 83,277 77,866 29,952,474 Disabled workers Widow(er)s b 44,057 19,363 24,694 6,198,271 24,491 11,900 12,591 4,828,972 Spouses c 14,044 6,798 7,246 2,721,657 Children d 22,394 10,577 11,817 3,986,319 Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars) All beneficiaries 214,889 109,880 105,009 41,574,348 Retired workers 142,318 75,367 66,951 28,601,332 Widow(er)s b 21,094 10,684 10,410 4,329,336 Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older 180,742 92,715 88,027 33,696,001

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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased. c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled. d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled. e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

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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 total monthly payments, December 2004
Number of recipients Congressional district Maine 1 2 All areas
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Total monthly payments (thousands of dollars) Disabled 28,841 11,093 17,748 5,700,754 Total 12,967 5,035 7,932 3,224,059 Aged 442 186 256 426,925 Blind 87 39 47 35,916 Disabled 12,437 4,809 7,628 2,761,217

Number of recipients With OASDI
a

Total 31,642 12,186 19,456 6,987,845

Aged 2,583 997 1,586 1,211,167

Blind 218 96 122 75,924

Aged 65 or older 5,472 2,049 3,423 1,977,610

13,720 5,336 8,384 2,441,374

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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