Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Tennessee

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
Tennessee 1,168,699 697,706 207,678 106,469 51,167 105,679 1,196,982 790,590 108,689 766,774
1 164,606 93,291 33,233 15,711 8,436 13,935 163,830 102,621 15,371 104,690
2 138,652 86,634 22,447 12,653 6,633 10,285 147,005 100,854 13,599 95,191
3 143,324 85,482 26,065 13,091 6,667 12,019 149,283 98,614 13,697 94,365
4 160,290 94,022 29,745 15,154 7,590 13,779 158,365 102,602 14,571 103,957
5 97,336 61,376 15,675 8,476 3,526 8,283 106,594 73,968 9,482 66,996
6 129,014 78,154 22,768 11,042 5,018 12,032 131,885 87,678 11,080 83,606
7 114,594 72,273 16,732 9,766 5,271 10,552 122,616 84,939 10,433 78,376
8 131,640 76,988 24,233 11,952 5,145 13,322 129,569 83,703 11,666 84,088
9 89,243 49,486 16,780 8,624 2,881 11,472 87,835 55,612 8,790 55,505
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
Tennessee 165,222 14,561 1,480 149,181 79,944 3,187 670 76,087 61,959 33,350
1 21,396 2,010 164 19,222 10,122 417 70 9,635 8,914 4,825
2 15,777 1,287 113 14,377 7,439 272 54 7,113 6,024 3,044
3 19,283 1,530 163 17,590 9,124 331 75 8,718 7,313 3,846
4 22,633 2,045 177 20,411 10,647 366 76 10,206 9,337 5,082
5 13,528 1,227 171 12,130 7,022 379 76 6,567 4,335 2,363
6 14,535 1,497 174 12,864 7,022 315 79 6,628 5,977 3,149
7 12,030 1,277 111 10,642 5,821 292 49 5,480 4,443 2,543
8 20,908 1,795 166 18,947 9,951 349 72 9,531 7,859 4,084
9 25,132 1,893 241 22,998 12,795 467 120 12,209 7,757 4,414
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.