Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Louisiana

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 Louisiana, 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
Louisiana 725,029 369,445 98,322 107,922 60,451 88,889 533,909 308,117 83,056 471,368
1 109,736 62,045 13,470 15,147 8,517 10,557 88,859 55,997 12,831 76,443
2 95,334 46,120 16,284 12,656 5,252 15,022 66,548 36,779 9,528 56,229
3 107,524 48,142 16,209 16,741 11,405 15,027 80,264 41,564 13,444 65,222
4 108,712 60,155 13,004 16,070 8,135 11,348 78,821 48,362 11,795 74,323
5 114,540 58,510 14,736 18,144 9,478 13,672 78,854 45,187 12,761 75,981
6 84,509 44,135 10,167 12,621 7,071 10,515 64,921 38,576 10,098 55,787
7 104,674 50,338 14,452 16,543 10,593 12,748 75,639 41,648 12,596 67,383
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 Louisiana, 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
Louisiana 166,866 21,932 1,832 143,102 66,031 4,221 698 61,112 59,114 40,647
1 16,284 2,077 153 14,054 6,479 453 57 5,969 5,553 3,782
2 34,593 3,615 211 30,767 14,753 805 86 13,861 10,727 6,689
3 22,313 2,478 224 19,611 8,952 462 84 8,405 7,824 4,666
4 23,202 3,852 340 19,010 8,912 700 128 8,085 8,788 6,583
5 30,319 4,883 377 25,059 11,237 872 140 10,225 11,555 8,899
6 16,840 1,904 237 14,699 6,921 387 85 6,448 5,408 3,654
7 23,315 3,123 290 19,902 8,778 542 117 8,118 9,259 6,374
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.