Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

Mississippi

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
Mississippi 596,637 328,311 125,555 51,432 21,233 70,106 584,009 361,043 49,660 355,134
1 167,079 92,802 37,430 13,083 5,141 18,623 165,198 102,474 12,395 98,295
2 130,585 67,806 29,577 11,298 3,658 18,246 119,920 71,439 10,014 73,370
3 151,095 85,709 29,295 13,476 5,582 17,033 151,179 95,914 13,427 93,348
4 147,878 81,994 29,253 13,575 6,852 16,204 147,713 91,216 13,823 90,121
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
Mississippi 125,507 10,990 887 113,630 62,393 2,231 384 59,778 47,813 25,639
1 28,688 2,620 183 25,885 13,920 507 79 13,334 11,939 6,064
2 43,506 3,787 348 39,371 22,171 801 157 21,213 15,789 8,849
3 29,243 2,715 183 26,345 14,341 519 76 13,746 11,168 6,363
4 24,070 1,868 173 22,029 11,961 403 72 11,486 8,917 4,363
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.