Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 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
Tennessee 1,115,933 659,946 190,539 108,804 53,402 103,242 1,030,141 673,960 100,247 727,300
1 155,575 87,634 29,990 15,985 8,708 13,258 140,007 87,117 14,092 98,414
2 132,319 81,509 20,884 12,925 6,928 10,073 126,441 85,587 12,571 89,827
3 136,463 80,751 23,736 13,416 6,910 11,650 128,585 84,327 12,698 89,339
4 152,057 88,359 27,114 15,422 7,904 13,258 135,239 86,863 13,378 97,888
5 94,766 59,261 14,523 8,868 3,787 8,327 93,722 64,442 8,978 65,178
6 120,104 72,043 20,468 10,977 5,106 11,510 110,114 72,429 9,910 77,144
7 107,480 66,811 15,317 9,774 5,375 10,203 102,895 70,347 9,327 72,459
8 127,325 73,986 22,533 12,294 5,480 13,032 112,954 72,408 10,787 80,972
9 89,844 49,592 15,974 9,143 3,204 11,931 80,184 50,441 8,507 56,079
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
Tennessee 162,660 16,067 1,525 145,068 72,881 3,270 649 68,961 62,434 34,770
1 20,881 2,238 173 18,470 9,133 447 64 8,621 8,884 5,077
2 15,606 1,339 126 14,141 6,798 265 55 6,478 5,982 3,051
3 18,935 1,678 167 17,090 8,306 333 74 7,898 7,233 3,857
4 22,288 2,282 178 19,828 9,359 387 73 8,899 9,431 5,289
5 12,922 1,276 175 11,471 6,375 355 72 5,947 4,346 2,446
6 14,040 1,687 178 12,175 6,190 330 77 5,783 5,995 3,330
7 11,784 1,412 119 10,253 5,241 297 50 4,893 4,551 2,751
8 20,562 2,058 168 18,336 9,127 370 65 8,691 8,047 4,337
9 25,642 2,097 241 23,304 12,346 484 115 11,746 7,965 4,632
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.