Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Alabama with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Alabama 881,988 481,766 158,771 99,016 46,810 95,625 720,668 439,788 81,195 554,001
1 128,960 71,125 21,082 14,300 7,514 14,939 107,728 66,588 12,194 81,245
2 126,860 70,655 22,854 13,427 5,821 14,103 98,714 61,596 10,386 79,798
3 125,791 68,571 25,737 12,510 5,028 13,945 99,161 60,038 9,564 76,009
4 140,747 75,758 26,360 16,725 8,397 13,507 112,980 67,028 13,382 88,463
5 119,894 69,208 19,016 13,583 7,668 10,419 99,804 63,508 11,315 79,384
6 116,439 67,371 17,406 13,673 7,314 10,675 107,095 68,749 12,873 78,748
7 123,297 59,078 26,316 14,798 5,068 18,037 95,186 52,282 11,481 70,354
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

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 Alabama and total monthly payments, December 2004
Congressional district Number of recipients Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Alabama 162,971 19,211 1,006 142,754 68,149 3,474 372 64,302 65,755 36,604
1 20,907 2,387 139 18,381 8,607 462 51 8,093 8,158 4,412
2 26,693 3,466 149 23,078 10,824 605 51 10,166 11,372 6,325
3 25,393 2,755 221 22,417 10,483 470 84 9,928 10,105 5,595
4 22,782 3,141 136 19,505 9,149 507 50 8,591 10,456 5,911
5 17,433 2,213 109 15,111 7,011 399 40 6,572 7,463 4,234
6 11,837 1,093 65 10,679 5,164 223 24 4,917 4,467 2,157
7 37,926 4,156 187 33,583 16,907 805 69 16,033 13,734 7,970
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.