Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Kentucky

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 2009
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
Kentucky 870,206 461,223 190,170 86,110 44,837 87,866 861,173 511,086 86,007 526,606
1 158,001 87,565 32,648 15,583 7,953 14,252 153,829 94,344 15,403 98,813
2 146,031 81,254 29,698 13,537 7,241 14,301 141,411 87,282 13,232 89,923
3 130,967 79,088 23,725 12,255 5,385 10,514 141,644 94,369 14,070 87,959
4 132,778 73,398 26,560 13,140 6,926 12,754 135,965 83,728 13,772 82,806
5 171,036 63,674 52,135 19,831 11,712 23,684 155,118 65,641 17,540 83,270
6 131,393 76,244 25,404 11,764 5,620 12,361 133,207 85,723 11,991 83,835
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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
Kentucky 189,203 11,477 1,258 176,468 96,579 2,626 581 93,371 65,548 32,433
1 28,912 2,263 187 26,462 14,027 442 83 13,501 11,762 5,626
2 25,372 1,894 155 23,323 12,466 431 68 11,967 9,890 4,518
3 22,484 1,473 184 20,827 12,303 482 86 11,735 6,708 3,025
4 22,430 1,342 185 20,903 11,510 292 82 11,136 7,899 3,642
5 65,636 2,776 394 62,466 34,056 581 197 33,279 20,341 11,157
6 24,369 1,729 153 22,487 12,217 398 65 11,754 8,948 4,465
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.