Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Mississippi

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
Mississippi 583,515 318,734 121,217 52,139 21,746 69,679 564,156 346,176 49,834 349,830
1 162,881 89,850 36,235 13,164 5,195 18,437 158,815 97,868 12,322 96,574
2 128,304 66,300 28,432 11,608 3,782 18,182 116,573 69,060 10,209 72,763
3 148,027 83,457 28,294 13,639 5,777 16,860 146,329 92,223 13,441 92,190
4 144,303 79,127 28,256 13,728 6,992 16,200 142,440 87,025 13,862 88,303
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
Mississippi 124,023 11,562 884 111,577 61,261 2,347 372 58,541 47,754 26,418
1 28,384 2,816 193 25,375 13,617 540 80 12,997 11,988 6,316
2 43,077 4,011 347 38,719 22,178 851 154 21,173 15,818 9,154
3 29,085 2,839 179 26,067 14,072 551 73 13,448 11,161 6,522
4 23,477 1,896 165 21,416 11,394 406 65 10,923 8,787 4,426
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.