NY 23rd Residents Receiving Social Security Benefits by Counties

The following tables show Social Security data for the NY 23rd Congressional District as of SocSecCardsDecember, 2013. At that time there were 178,385 NY 23rd-ers receiving Social Security benefits. The first table indicates how many residents were receiving each benefit by number and per cent. Using the 2010 census population as a base,  22.7% of NY 23rd residents received Social Security benefits.

Tables 2, 3, and 4 breaks down the Old-Age (Retirement) Benefits, Survivor Benefits, and Disability Benefits by counties.

Table 5 Summarizes the total benefit recipients by counties.

Table 1. NY 23rd Residents Receiving  

Social Security Benefits

Total Data

Table 2. OLD-AGE (Retirement ) Benefits by County


Table 3. SURVIVOR BENEFITS  by County


Table 4. DISABILITY BENEFITS  by County 

NY 23rd DISABILITY data Rep. Reed has pointed out that if no congressional action happens before August, 2016, disability benefits would be decreased by 20%. That would affect almost 37,000 NY 23rd residents.

The amendment Rep. Reed proposed to the House Rules (and the House approved) to solve this problem would permit only increasing the Social Security “tax” rates, or, decreasing the disability benefits. Since employers (and Corporations) pay into Social Security Congress would be reluctant to raise the tax rate. They would rather cut disability benefits. Hence, the idea of the only way to “Save” Social Security is to reduce its benefits. In reality there are other ways to “Save” Social Security.


NY23rd SS Data SummaryThis data is from Social Security Recipients by State and Counties, Table 4 


About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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1 Response to NY 23rd Residents Receiving Social Security Benefits by Counties

  1. josephurban says:

    Thanks for the raw data. I guess it is clear why the GOP wants to go after SSI Disability. It is a small percentage of the overall population. Easy targets.


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