Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Alabama

Social Security

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 Alabama, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in current-payment status
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
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
Alabama 854,423 469,211 139,354 102,779 49,098 93,981 647,609 398,636 78,368 545,142
1 123,973 68,192 18,562 14,700 7,688 14,831 96,065 59,506 11,659 78,743
2 121,442 68,415 19,682 13,795 6,184 13,366 87,800 55,456 9,972 77,895
3 124,066 68,288 23,132 13,125 5,379 14,142 90,490 55,538 9,299 76,161
4 135,150 73,053 23,043 17,246 8,707 13,101 100,371 60,072 12,768 86,224
5 114,783 66,252 16,561 13,941 7,874 10,155 88,474 56,440 10,799 76,718
6 110,371 64,348 14,762 13,889 7,566 9,806 94,710 61,437 12,166 76,251
7 124,638 60,663 23,612 16,083 5,700 18,580 89,697 50,185 11,702 73,150
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

Supplemental Security Income

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 Alabama, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly benefit amount
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 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
Alabama 163,662 22,712 1,074 139,876 64,495 3,965 380 60,149 68,411 40,623
1 21,048 2,656 144 18,248 8,509 486 54 7,970 8,309 4,628
2 26,768 4,182 154 22,432 10,466 703 53 9,710 11,879 7,159
3 25,902 3,359 238 22,305 10,019 556 80 9,384 10,777 6,332
4 23,309 3,751 142 19,416 8,528 586 51 7,891 11,005 6,669
5 17,006 2,548 117 14,341 6,355 453 39 5,863 7,475 4,637
6 10,978 1,260 69 9,649 4,414 236 25 4,153 4,408 2,271
7 38,651 4,956 210 33,485 16,203 946 78 15,179 14,558 8,927
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.