Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

Arkansas

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
Arkansas 588,910 333,546 115,806 54,626 26,350 58,582 537,711 337,867 49,836 372,603
1 159,223 88,236 32,245 15,731 7,189 15,822 140,242 86,273 13,522 99,286
2 132,887 76,611 25,786 11,267 5,358 13,865 126,254 80,936 10,853 84,369
3 145,753 84,140 28,947 12,238 6,530 13,898 133,883 85,497 11,530 92,468
4 151,047 84,559 28,828 15,390 7,273 14,997 137,332 85,160 13,931 96,480
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
Arkansas 95,629 8,510 747 86,372 44,134 1,539 297 42,297 37,550 17,765
1 31,157 3,180 218 27,759 14,244 535 90 13,619 12,783 6,636
2 20,910 1,386 203 19,321 10,092 270 81 9,741 7,235 2,932
3 17,433 1,430 118 15,885 7,997 288 43 7,665 7,146 2,853
4 26,129 2,514 208 23,407 11,801 446 83 11,272 10,386 5,344
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.