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Social Security and SSI Statistics by

Arizona
Congressional District, December 2002

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.—OASDI in Arizona, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in
current–payment status

Monthly benefit amount


Number of beneficiaries (thousands of dollars) Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
Congressional Retired Disabled Wives and All Retired aged 65
district Total workers 1 workers Widow(er)s 2 husbands Children beneficiaries workers Widow(er)s 2 or older

United States, total ................ 46,444,240 29,190,150 5,543,981 4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187 37,854,411 26,125,087 4,169,125 33,162,456
Arizona.......................................... 838,262 547,058 97,937 76,223 50,739 66,305 698,621 497,376 65,994 600,789
1 .................................................... 119,752 73,850 15,075 11,179 8,105 11,543 93,970 64,351 8,845 81,353
2 .................................................... 161,928 115,845 14,971 13,363 9,126 8,623 139,175 105,738 11,999 124,522
3 .................................................... 84,950 54,971 10,780 7,981 4,406 6,812 75,742 53,278 7,349 60,381
4 .................................................... 64,875 33,324 13,096 5,959 3,063 9,433 47,907 28,440 4,645 37,494
5 .................................................... 83,393 57,325 7,914 7,617 5,025 5,512 76,793 56,882 7,305 62,806
6 .................................................... 104,219 71,411 10,561 9,412 5,930 6,905 88,895 65,098 8,351 77,967
7 .................................................... 86,664 50,291 12,480 8,555 5,751 9,587 63,434 41,002 6,594 56,343
8 .................................................... 132,481 90,041 13,060 12,157 9,333 7,890 112,701 82,583 10,902 99,923

1 Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.


2 Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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.—SSI in Arizona, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly
benefit amount

Monthly benefit amount


Number of recipients (thousands of dollars) Number of recipients

Congressional With Aged 65


district Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled OASDI 1 or older

United States, total ................ 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 2,406,327 1,995,284
Arizona.......................................... 88,256 13,273 944 74,039 36,501 3,718 394 32,389 29,096 22,407
1 .................................................... 18,422 2,758 215 15,449 7,392 661 97 6,634 6,830 5,488
2 .................................................... 9,062 1,294 97 7,671 3,727 352 39 3,335 3,130 2,123
3 .................................................... 7,086 978 80 6,028 3,112 323 30 2,759 1,897 1,430
4 .................................................... 19,304 2,121 166 17,017 8,397 632 67 7,698 5,680 3,973
5 .................................................... 4,431 660 46 3,725 1,868 216 22 1,630 1,244 959
6 .................................................... 5,654 797 56 4,801 2,313 229 21 2,063 1,749 1,250
7 .................................................... 15,404 3,308 166 11,930 6,168 918 69 5,181 5,496 5,162
8 .................................................... 8,893 1,357 118 7,418 3,524 387 49 3,088 3,070 2,022

1 Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.

Contact: Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.

Social Security Administration • Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics • March 2003