Number Of Beneficiaries Receiving OASDI Benefits By State County 2019

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The dataset provides information on the Social Security beneficiary population which includes the people receiving Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits at the local level. The number of OASDI beneficiaries are shown in the in the dataset. It presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.


The data in this report are derived from the Master Beneficiary Record, the principal administrative file of Social Security beneficiaries. The national ZIP + 4 file produced by the U.S. Postal Service is used to designate the beneficiary’s state and county. The ZIP + 4 file, which specifies counties in terms of 9-digit ZIP Codes, provides a more accurate designation of counties where ZIP Code areas cross county boundaries than the data available in the Master Beneficiary Record.

It also shows the numbers of men and women aged 65 or older receiving benefits. This report is a useful planning aid for Social Security Administration field offices and for those providing information to federal, state, and local government agencies. The data include only persons whose benefits are currently payable. Those whose benefits were withheld are excluded.

The monthly benefit reported is the amount Social Security beneficiaries were paid for the month of December. The monthly benefit is the amount payable after any reductions. Some Social Security beneficiaries have a representative payee—a person designated by the Social Security Administration to receive their monthly benefit when such action is in the beneficiary’s best interest. About 3 percent of all adult beneficiaries and virtually all child beneficiaries under age 18 have representative payees.

For most children, the representative payee is the parent with whom the child resides. For beneficiaries with representative payees, the state and county designations are those of the representative payees, not those of the beneficiaries. To avoid disclosure of the reason for eligibility of small groups and the amount of benefits received, a special procedure (controlled rounding) has been used in preparing the dataset. Under this procedure, county data on the number of persons are changed according to the following formula:

1. If the number is evenly divisible by 5 (ends in 0 or 5), then the numbers are not changed.
2. Otherwise, the number is rounded either to the next higher multiple of 5 or the next lower multiple of 5, in such a way that the difference between each rounded and unrounded cell value, each rounded and unrounded row total, and each rounded and unrounded column total is less than 5.

Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia contain at least one independent city that is not part of a county. For these states, the counties are listed in alphabetical order, followed by the independent cities in alphabetical order.

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Old Age Insurance, OASDI Beneficiary, Federal Benefit Payment, Health Benefits, Surviving Child Benefits, Retirement Insurance, Survivors Insurance, Disability Insurance, Benefit Amount

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Total Number Of Beneficiaries Social Security OASDI By State And County 2019, Social Security OASDI Beneficiary Number And Type By State And County 2019, SS Old Age Survivors And Disability Insurance Beneficiary By State And County 2019

StateState of beneficiarystring-
CountyCounty of beneficiarystring-
American_National_Standards_Institute_CodeStandardized numeric or alphabetic codes issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to ensure uniform identification of geographic entities through all federal government agenciesstring-
Total_Number_Of_BeneficiariesTotal number of beneficiries eligible for OASDI benefitsintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Retirement_Retired_WorkersNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Retirement" for retired workersintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Retirement_SpousesNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Retirement" for spousesintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Retirement_ChildrenNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Retirement" for childrenintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Survivors_Widowers_And_ParentsNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Survivors" for widowers and parentsintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Survivors_ChildrenNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Survivors" for childrenintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Disability_Disabled_WorkersNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Disability" for disabled workersintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Diability_SpousesNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Disability" for spousesintegerlevel : Ratio
Benefit_Type_Disability_ChildrenNumber of OASDI benefits of type "Disability" for childrenintegerlevel : Ratio
Aged_65_Or_Older_MenNumber of OASDI benefits for male beneficiaries of age 65 or olderintegerlevel : Ratio
Aged_65_Or_Older_WomenNumber of OASDI benefits for female beneficiaries of age 65 or olderintegerlevel : Ratio
StateCountyAmerican National Standards Institute CodeTotal Number Of BeneficiariesBenefit Type Retirement Retired WorkersBenefit Type Retirement SpousesBenefit Type Retirement ChildrenBenefit Type Survivors Widowers And ParentsBenefit Type Survivors ChildrenBenefit Type Disability Disabled WorkersBenefit Type Diability SpousesBenefit Type Disability ChildrenAged 65 Or Older MenAged 65 Or Older Women