Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

Mississippi

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 2006
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
Mississippi 553,844 296,755 109,531 54,735 23,570 69,253 475,427 286,499 46,480 332,518
1 150,682 81,937 32,070 13,490 5,518 17,667 129,991 78,881 11,221 89,697
2 125,324 63,659 25,874 12,781 4,335 18,675 101,416 59,170 10,063 71,816
3 143,308 78,895 26,289 14,510 6,441 17,173 125,482 77,387 12,678 89,260
4 134,530 72,264 25,298 13,954 7,276 15,738 118,539 71,062 12,517 81,745
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, 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 2006
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 123,593 14,135 971 108,487 52,335 2,567 362 49,405 49,662 29,518
1 27,806 3,525 216 24,065 11,517 612 81 10,823 12,319 7,152
2 43,517 4,941 374 38,202 18,961 946 139 17,875 16,656 10,287
3 29,545 3,533 209 25,803 12,241 609 76 11,555 11,983 7,499
4 22,725 2,136 172 20,417 9,613 398 64 9,150 8,704 4,580
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.