What are the average Social Security Insurance benefits in Texas?


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According to the 2014 Congressional Statistics of the U.S. Social Security Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Texas had a total of 3,842,249 recipients of Social Security Insurance receiving a total of $4,502 million in monthly benefits. This translates into an average of $1172 for every recipient of Social Security Insurance in the state.

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As of 2014, there were 2,424,311 retired workers in Texas, receiving $3,146 million in monthly benefits. This averaged to $1298 received per retired worker in the state.

In Texas, a total of 574,012 disabled workers received $975.6 million in monthly benefits, with an average of $1700 received per disabled worker.

The state had 319,026 widowers and parents receiving a total of $380.3 million in monthly payments, averaging $1192 per recipient.

These statistics are about Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance, or OASDI, which is popularly referred to as Social Security benefits. They are paid to eligible workers or families when the worker decides to start receiving his retirement benefits, or when the worker dies or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received by a worker is largely determined by the amount of his lifetime earnings.

Benefits for Texas are determined federally by the U.S. Social Security Administration, and are limited to a maximum of $733 for an eligible individual and $1,100 for an eligible family for 2016. Texas only supplements federal Social Security Insurance benefits for residents of nursing homes.

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