Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2006
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 722,643 371,872 114,609 97,808 54,832 83,522 628,891 363,002 88,381 464,667
1 114,630 65,155 16,479 14,602 7,883 10,511 108,213 67,695 14,437 78,591
2 59,164 30,225 10,719 7,307 3,261 7,652 50,372 28,893 6,621 36,054
3 104,905 47,254 18,406 15,085 10,279 13,881 92,072 47,531 14,110 63,044
4 114,018 62,999 17,022 14,729 7,412 11,856 97,372 59,307 12,652 75,953
5 119,378 60,681 19,004 16,804 8,767 14,122 97,223 55,216 13,903 76,791
6 98,577 51,234 15,017 12,948 7,151 12,227 88,155 51,802 12,018 62,908
7 111,971 54,324 17,962 16,333 10,079 13,273 95,484 52,558 14,640 71,326
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, U.S. 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 and total monthly payments, December 2006
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 157,977 16,825 1,615 139,537 69,635 3,517 667 65,449 54,539 33,981
1 16,813 1,806 157 14,850 7,381 428 64 6,888 5,942 3,607
2 17,786 1,716 98 15,972 8,478 446 43 7,988 5,535 3,388
3 22,544 2,025 182 20,337 10,277 409 77 9,791 7,727 4,144
4 25,332 3,222 310 21,800 10,996 620 125 10,251 8,807 5,887
5 31,544 3,767 355 27,422 13,108 733 146 12,227 11,214 7,557
6 20,354 1,761 256 18,337 9,288 389 104 8,793 6,380 3,732
7 23,604 2,528 257 20,819 10,103 489 105 9,507 8,934 5,666
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.