Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

Arkansas

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
Arkansas 635,041 361,848 133,719 51,890 23,828 63,756 632,021 401,438 51,743 391,663
1 168,840 93,934 36,704 14,850 6,388 16,964 162,113 100,570 13,920 102,954
2 146,818 84,574 30,789 10,887 4,977 15,591 151,669 98,048 11,505 90,120
3 160,066 93,589 33,301 11,843 5,929 15,404 160,465 103,980 12,175 99,669
4 159,317 89,751 32,925 14,310 6,534 15,797 157,774 98,840 14,144 98,920
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
Arkansas 106,526 6,924 697 98,905 54,153 1,370 306 52,477 38,635 15,937
1 33,666 2,466 199 31,001 16,913 443 90 16,381 12,732 5,740
2 24,921 1,171 194 23,556 13,221 248 87 12,886 7,952 2,734
3 19,601 1,304 117 18,180 9,585 278 49 9,258 7,580 2,799
4 28,338 1,983 187 26,168 14,434 402 80 13,952 10,371 4,664
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.