Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2007
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 934,770 511,245 186,043 94,203 44,257 99,022 871,901 532,154 87,809 580,494
1 137,937 75,961 24,905 14,178 7,325 15,568 131,023 80,731 13,715 86,237
2 133,945 74,859 26,693 12,549 5,520 14,324 119,532 74,524 11,040 83,108
3 136,810 74,245 30,405 12,322 4,987 14,851 123,265 74,228 10,727 81,739
4 152,387 81,683 31,770 16,213 7,967 14,754 139,487 82,609 14,771 94,235
5 130,349 75,449 22,841 13,280 7,375 11,404 124,361 79,361 12,662 85,714
6 120,291 70,889 19,376 12,593 6,724 10,709 126,300 82,329 13,519 81,402
7 123,051 58,159 30,053 13,068 4,359 17,412 107,933 58,373 11,375 68,059
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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 2007
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 165,380 15,564 896 148,920 76,801 3,067 356 73,378 64,184 32,763
1 21,315 1,978 128 19,209 9,884 422 48 9,414 8,093 4,069
2 26,268 2,716 128 23,424 11,746 503 53 11,191 10,689 5,586
3 26,587 2,309 204 24,074 12,372 425 81 11,866 10,235 5,184
4 23,886 2,545 115 21,226 10,550 443 42 10,065 10,419 5,306
5 17,990 1,810 101 16,079 7,873 357 40 7,476 7,306 3,798
6 11,729 871 65 10,793 5,771 205 27 5,539 4,175 1,866
7 37,605 3,335 155 34,115 18,605 712 66 17,827 13,267 6,954
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.