Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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 790,617 414,008 142,796 93,272 50,915 89,626 772,879 454,993 94,562 496,502
1 122,955 71,287 19,429 13,693 7,121 11,425 130,169 83,104 15,173 82,724
2 78,315 39,786 16,960 8,326 3,290 9,953 72,682 41,748 8,098 45,403
3 113,284 52,419 22,481 14,385 9,596 14,403 112,005 59,575 15,153 67,088
4 121,158 67,538 20,890 13,434 6,675 12,621 116,335 71,741 13,011 78,286
5 116,958 61,430 20,689 14,117 7,284 13,438 107,803 63,295 13,158 74,252
6 116,271 61,548 20,163 13,483 7,538 13,539 116,503 69,616 13,975 73,046
7 121,676 60,000 22,184 15,834 9,411 14,247 117,382 65,913 15,994 75,703
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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 174,731 14,045 1,445 159,241 88,340 3,404 657 84,278 56,927 32,202
1 18,079 1,578 113 16,388 9,007 426 51 8,530 6,075 3,441
2 26,250 2,004 108 24,138 14,088 591 51 13,446 7,973 4,472
3 23,931 1,674 171 22,086 12,270 405 84 11,782 7,962 3,922
4 27,486 2,442 258 24,786 13,800 521 115 13,164 8,833 5,139
5 29,911 2,692 327 26,892 14,426 587 144 13,694 9,914 6,033
6 23,648 1,638 233 21,777 12,291 422 104 11,766 7,238 3,979
7 25,426 2,017 235 23,174 12,457 453 107 11,898 8,932 5,216
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.