Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Louisiana

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Louisiana 748,171 386,309 128,161 95,478 52,325 85,898 717,667 415,745 95,194 480,390
1 118,958 68,096 17,900 14,419 7,492 11,051 123,865 78,055 15,758 81,935
2 68,664 34,339 14,016 7,858 3,268 9,183 62,764 35,427 7,604 40,821
3 108,173 49,110 20,424 14,777 9,889 13,973 104,772 54,488 15,260 65,353
4 116,130 64,112 18,834 14,113 6,940 12,131 109,411 66,599 13,416 76,960
5 119,952 61,578 20,349 15,861 8,195 13,969 108,243 62,046 14,528 77,421
6 102,519 53,558 16,937 12,647 6,999 12,378 101,093 59,612 12,984 65,458
7 113,775 55,516 19,701 15,803 9,542 13,213 107,519 59,519 15,642 72,442
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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 165,777 15,509 1,506 148,762 79,205 3,480 631 75,093 55,829 33,375
1 17,315 1,711 120 15,484 8,010 432 48 7,530 5,990 3,590
2 22,893 1,968 111 20,814 11,955 542 49 11,364 7,024 4,099
3 22,971 1,840 173 20,958 11,302 402 77 10,824 7,797 4,037
4 26,172 2,831 280 23,061 12,283 568 114 11,601 8,833 5,528
5 31,387 3,293 340 27,754 14,123 682 142 13,298 10,887 7,036
6 20,935 1,601 235 19,099 10,194 382 97 9,715 6,508 3,689
7 24,104 2,265 247 21,592 11,338 472 104 10,762 8,790 5,396
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.