Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Georgia

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Georgia with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
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
Georgia 1,168,230 689,592 180,273 121,095 53,918 123,352 943,262 615,131 97,134 759,671
1 105,536 59,034 17,667 11,582 5,597 11,656 81,592 50,796 8,981 66,533
2 106,191 59,344 17,104 12,709 4,941 12,093 77,663 48,383 9,110 68,032
3 109,586 59,593 20,669 11,782 4,596 12,946 79,491 47,531 8,245 66,964
4 63,213 37,929 8,931 5,957 2,764 7,632 54,393 36,363 5,312 41,736
5 66,683 39,393 10,859 6,968 2,725 6,738 54,158 35,529 5,786 44,441
6 63,143 43,034 5,047 6,338 4,000 4,724 61,228 44,981 6,284 47,230
7 63,754 39,842 8,161 6,174 3,069 6,508 56,383 38,373 5,500 42,427
8 99,979 62,096 14,028 9,596 4,605 9,654 84,739 57,283 8,107 66,345
9 115,675 71,617 17,146 11,318 5,454 10,140 92,427 62,230 8,800 77,207
10 105,045 64,857 15,927 10,267 4,857 9,137 87,078 58,637 8,418 69,779
11 101,898 59,821 16,799 10,364 4,248 10,666 82,253 53,305 8,249 65,561
12 94,280 52,175 15,525 10,847 4,214 11,519 72,883 44,957 8,451 59,159
13 73,247 40,857 12,410 7,193 2,848 9,939 58,967 36,758 5,885 44,257
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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. Number of recipients of federally administered SSI payments in Georgia and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Georgia 200,025 29,711 2,167 168,147 78,969 6,122 852 71,994 77,782 53,954
1 18,830 2,491 185 16,154 7,199 396 64 6,737 8,091 4,878
2 28,181 4,171 283 23,727 11,036 717 114 10,204 11,629 7,884
3 25,377 3,556 296 21,525 9,691 596 109 8,985 10,869 7,219
4 10,537 1,809 141 8,587 4,495 565 54 3,875 3,071 2,786
5 18,323 2,612 213 15,498 7,802 599 83 7,119 6,317 4,712
6 3,564 1,052 33 2,479 1,549 383 14 1,151 914 1,353
7 5,775 1,386 72 4,317 2,280 425 28 1,826 1,836 1,964
8 10,724 1,457 142 9,125 4,241 267 54 3,919 4,163 2,640
9 15,923 2,617 169 13,137 5,812 444 69 5,299 7,106 4,847
10 11,579 1,742 114 9,723 4,252 282 43 3,926 5,128 3,159
11 16,474 2,081 184 14,209 6,563 377 72 6,113 6,411 3,921
12 20,746 2,672 201 17,873 8,133 484 82 7,566 7,942 5,213
13 13,992 2,065 134 11,793 5,910 582 59 5,268 4,305 3,378
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data.
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.
b. Includes recipients in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Northern Mariana Islands.