Congressional Statistics, December 2005

 

Alabama

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
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
Alabama 903,561 492,486 169,641 97,543 46,205 97,686 777,608 473,236 84,208 561,659
1 131,853 72,839 22,257 14,234 7,457 15,066 116,030 71,715 12,771 82,640
2 129,112 71,773 24,277 13,035 5,739 14,288 105,820 65,857 10,618 80,260
3 129,517 70,408 27,308 12,381 5,031 14,389 107,624 64,935 9,984 77,453
4 144,418 77,397 28,353 16,471 8,252 13,945 122,148 72,177 13,902 89,590
5 124,362 71,656 20,556 13,570 7,641 10,939 109,166 69,310 11,932 81,679
6 119,959 69,362 18,818 13,550 7,236 10,993 115,948 74,335 13,389 80,312
7 124,340 59,051 28,072 14,302 4,849 18,066 100,872 54,907 11,611 69,725
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 and total monthly payments, December 2005
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
Alabama 163,884 17,891 969 145,024 70,436 3,308 368 66,760 65,871 35,172
1 20,744 2,214 128 18,402 8,883 453 48 8,381 8,036 4,232
2 26,616 3,189 142 23,285 11,147 557 51 10,538 11,229 6,024
3 25,527 2,606 209 22,712 10,728 447 77 10,203 10,195 5,472
4 23,022 2,915 135 19,972 9,394 475 55 8,863 10,483 5,627
5 17,608 2,062 114 15,432 7,390 377 43 6,969 7,491 4,065
6 12,086 1,028 65 10,993 5,371 217 25 5,128 4,514 2,105
7 38,281 3,877 176 34,228 17,521 779 66 16,676 13,923 7,647
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.