Congressional Statistics

for December 2004

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 total monthly benefits, December 2004
Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Retired

Disabled
workers Widow(er)s b

Children d

264,129

134,057

173,623

2,174,652

1,525,786

249,897

1,768,950

18,008
15,386
16,768
12,683
16,488

10,657
10,876
15,358
18,295
14,227

3,633
3,130
8,828
10,755
8,637

12,734
10,773
10,123
7,909
9,409

77,101
88,289
117,827
129,140
116,987

46,970
59,449
79,386
89,218
81,083

8,686
9,475
14,684
18,257
13,060

60,832
71,059
94,113
106,048
96,227

78,320
80,524
74,857
83,707
92,478

10,668
9,963
11,812
15,734
17,485

10,658
12,453
10,567
15,110
13,996

5,389
6,117
5,277
9,523
7,305

7,311
7,856
7,616
8,843
10,897

111,627
116,939
109,143
111,220
122,908

83,427
86,242
79,543
75,826
86,293

11,084
13,064
10,796
13,218
12,545

86,667
92,078
82,813
96,036
101,634

148,558
152,733
122,601
128,683
129,887

94,858
87,666
83,691
78,125
88,533

20,359
18,487
11,624
16,644
14,232

15,034
23,330
13,327
17,466
12,243

6,236
12,685
6,026
7,006
5,888

12,071
10,565
7,933
9,442
8,991

126,810
132,972
119,024
112,961
121,231

87,246
83,784
87,053
74,999
89,023

13,257
21,374
13,427
16,185
11,936

105,113
111,584
96,159
94,572
96,621

112,199
129,229
136,011
120,861

77,160
87,997
89,202
84,805

11,623
14,326
11,825
12,058

9,812
12,604
17,300
10,816

5,824
5,769
10,178
5,851

7,780
8,533
7,506
7,331

104,411
114,683
130,348
111,030

77,907
83,364
92,031
82,943

9,566
11,530
17,331
10,424

84,853
95,844
105,600
91,097

47,687,693

29,952,474

6,198,271

4,828,972

2,721,657

3,986,319

41,574,348

28,601,332

4,329,336

33,696,001

workers a

2,400,110

1,552,128

276,173

1
2
3
4
5

98,001
103,403
132,198
137,379
133,901

52,969
63,238
81,121
87,737
85,140

6
7
8
9
10

112,346
116,913
110,129
132,917
142,161

11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Pennsylvania

All areas

e

Widow(er)s b

Number of
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older

Spouses c

Total

Congressional district

Retired
workers

All
beneficiaries

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
Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients

Number of recipients
With

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

OASDI a

Aged 65
or older

317,079

31,809

2,304

282,966

149,119

9,261

970

138,887

98,292

63,443

1
2
3
4
5

48,860
36,407
18,855
11,071
16,353

4,166
3,711
1,226
1,039
1,309

317
272
141
80
80

44,377
32,424
17,488
9,952
14,964

25,077
18,324
8,815
5,101
7,332

1,367
1,093
295
246
287

157
125
61
32
33

23,552
17,105
8,458
4,823
7,011

11,189
9,249
6,264
3,782
5,963

9,247
8,123
2,625
1,941
2,720

6
7
8
9
10

7,307
7,070
6,557
17,130
14,297

848
1,218
1,014
1,624
1,498

55
83
80
121
101

6,404
5,769
5,463
15,385
12,698

3,297
3,084
2,975
7,610
6,005

264
392
381
359
321

22
35
30
50
37

3,010
2,656
2,563
7,200
5,646

2,353
2,129
1,762
6,278
5,666

1,403
1,762
2,013
3,346
2,755

11
12
13
14
15

16,483
23,572
14,473
25,659
12,448

1,599
1,850
2,988
2,284
1,314

113
132
96
192
80

14,771
21,590
11,389
23,183
11,054

7,118
11,051
6,962
12,304
5,705

360
419
1,279
654
404

38
52
42
73
33

6,718
10,578
5,639
11,576
5,268

6,215
7,850
3,156
7,968
4,215

3,127
4,223
5,121
4,987
2,387

16
17
18
19

12,208
11,438
8,383
8,508

1,275
1,152
865
829

97
109
77
78

10,836
10,177
7,441
7,601

5,647
5,196
3,764
3,743

377
300
236
219

40
43
30
27

5,230
4,852
3,497
3,496

4,060
3,935
3,102
3,156

2,403
2,112
1,629
1,519

6,987,845

1,211,167

75,924

5,700,754

3,224,059

426,925

35,916

2,761,217

2,441,374

1,977,610

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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