Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

Tennessee

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, 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 Tennessee with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Tennessee 1,061,977 622,690 172,996 111,512 54,488 100,291 889,021 578,001 93,471 694,961
1 146,929 81,767 27,108 16,492 8,782 12,780 119,785 73,828 13,275 93,061
2 124,993 75,861 19,162 13,222 6,972 9,776 108,383 72,590 11,717 84,508
3 129,977 76,209 21,791 13,650 6,986 11,341 111,527 72,637 11,816 85,308
4 144,541 82,775 24,882 15,762 8,032 13,090 115,992 73,736 12,365 92,752
5 92,687 57,732 13,265 9,237 4,013 8,440 83,509 57,279 8,528 64,247
6 111,274 66,332 18,167 10,869 5,197 10,709 92,070 60,348 8,843 71,857
7 98,738 60,662 13,466 9,801 5,276 9,533 85,376 57,754 8,434 66,844
8 122,147 71,223 20,177 12,633 5,657 12,457 98,416 63,295 10,129 78,934
9 90,691 50,129 14,978 9,846 3,573 12,165 73,963 46,533 8,366 57,450
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. 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.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, 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 in Tennessee and total monthly payments, December 2004
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 160,577 17,511 1,581 141,485 67,475 3,299 646 63,529 62,642 36,476
1 20,565 2,370 179 18,016 8,076 436 66 7,573 8,826 5,269
2 15,329 1,456 136 13,737 6,246 262 57 5,925 6,001 3,098
3 18,815 1,839 169 16,807 7,655 347 70 7,237 7,222 3,995
4 22,658 2,575 200 19,883 9,403 405 77 8,920 9,726 5,589
5 12,486 1,327 171 10,988 5,538 339 70 5,127 4,262 2,557
6 13,484 1,813 179 11,492 5,532 321 67 5,143 5,976 3,461
7 11,362 1,512 111 9,739 4,804 298 43 4,461 4,531 2,893
8 20,448 2,332 176 17,940 8,614 392 72 8,149 8,177 4,736
9 25,430 2,287 260 22,883 11,603 494 119 10,989 7,921 4,878
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.