Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

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 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
Louisiana 735,263 378,666 121,444 96,724 53,665 84,764 660,195 381,393 90,179 472,690
1 114,423 65,091 16,830 14,270 7,542 10,690 111,362 69,761 14,560 78,663
2 65,518 33,192 12,546 7,752 3,357 8,671 56,878 32,492 7,146 39,462
3 105,934 47,837 19,372 14,805 10,033 13,887 95,877 49,627 14,284 63,761
4 113,989 63,170 17,623 14,252 7,209 11,735 100,613 61,415 12,666 76,057
5 111,996 57,737 18,183 15,236 7,824 13,016 94,553 54,347 13,051 72,687
6 107,918 55,634 17,546 13,953 7,692 13,093 99,220 57,744 13,276 68,672
7 115,485 56,005 19,344 16,456 10,008 13,672 101,690 56,008 15,197 73,388
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
Louisiana 162,760 16,261 1,564 144,935 75,473 3,551 652 71,270 55,595 33,847
1 16,892 1,701 138 15,053 7,749 409 58 7,282 5,857 3,507
2 20,742 1,877 101 18,764 10,409 513 46 9,851 6,382 3,791
3 22,794 1,968 187 20,639 10,911 423 83 10,405 7,839 4,157
4 25,522 3,023 278 22,221 11,647 603 113 10,931 8,831 5,714
5 29,193 3,334 340 25,519 12,711 673 143 11,895 10,253 6,736
6 22,848 1,910 258 20,680 10,854 437 101 10,316 7,207 4,211
7 24,769 2,448 262 22,059 11,191 492 108 10,591 9,226 5,731
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.