Congressional Statistics, December 2004

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Louisiana 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
Louisiana 740,304 377,254 110,441 105,083 58,103 89,423 584,627 335,809 86,609 476,265
1 112,526 63,657 15,218 14,797 8,153 10,701 97,353 61,059 13,391 77,467
2 96,871 46,393 18,140 12,290 4,977 15,071 71,945 39,293 9,844 56,018
3 109,936 49,508 17,911 16,517 11,128 14,872 88,238 45,654 14,167 66,414
4 110,175 60,932 14,832 15,319 7,681 11,411 85,839 52,358 12,055 74,387
5 115,099 58,826 16,457 17,310 8,964 13,542 85,367 48,719 13,099 75,642
6 88,130 46,032 11,928 12,347 6,923 10,900 72,433 42,844 10,551 57,241
7 107,567 51,906 15,955 16,503 10,277 12,926 83,452 45,882 13,502 69,096
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 Louisiana 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
Louisiana 169,522 19,581 1,738 148,203 71,106 3,892 658 66,555 58,553 38,098
1 16,835 1,935 146 14,754 6,917 428 54 6,434 5,820 3,678
2 35,123 3,286 193 31,644 15,748 755 71 14,921 10,833 6,453
3 22,803 2,262 203 20,338 9,757 434 80 9,243 7,792 4,436
4 23,865 3,428 312 20,125 9,853 640 120 9,092 8,634 6,121
5 30,214 4,183 362 25,669 12,075 766 135 11,173 11,068 8,009
6 17,499 1,699 241 15,559 7,444 354 90 6,998 5,455 3,446
7 23,183 2,788 281 20,114 9,309 512 105 8,691 8,951 5,955
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.