Congressional Statistics, December 2004

Kentucky

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 Kentucky 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
Kentucky 782,861 407,004 153,226 92,716 49,482 80,433 631,544 367,311 75,552 482,318
1 145,922 79,253 27,113 17,405 8,986 13,165 115,866 69,586 13,945 92,831
2 126,409 69,052 23,203 14,114 7,719 12,321 99,302 60,131 11,205 79,244
3 121,992 73,537 18,406 13,985 6,526 9,538 108,754 71,928 13,239 85,042
4 116,819 63,038 20,721 13,989 7,628 11,443 97,286 58,597 12,008 74,458
5 156,555 56,680 43,656 21,159 12,447 22,613 115,762 47,321 15,148 76,443
6 115,164 65,444 20,127 12,064 6,176 11,353 94,573 59,747 10,007 74,300
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 Kentucky 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
Kentucky 179,171 14,863 1,474 162,834 75,751 2,787 603 72,360 63,414 34,648
1 28,425 3,175 209 25,041 11,202 529 82 10,589 12,099 6,537
2 23,846 2,529 190 21,127 9,574 468 78 9,027 9,796 5,103
3 19,024 1,512 236 17,276 8,460 385 96 7,977 5,980 2,933
4 21,339 1,768 203 19,368 8,953 317 78 8,557 7,665 3,921
5 64,609 3,691 450 60,468 28,654 674 193 27,786 19,389 11,420
6 21,928 2,188 186 19,554 8,907 412 73 8,421 8,485 4,734
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.