Congressional Statistics, December 2011

 

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 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Arkansas 647,077 369,989 138,156 50,841 23,112 64,979 673,482 429,704 53,021 399,589
1 170,972 95,480 37,707 14,456 6,184 17,145 171,547 106,905 14,160 104,217
2 150,630 87,026 32,056 10,782 4,817 15,949 162,989 105,716 11,911 92,764
3 163,902 96,439 34,295 11,674 5,770 15,724 171,873 112,125 12,570 102,579
4 161,573 91,044 34,098 13,929 6,341 16,161 167,072 104,959 14,380 100,029
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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 109,660 6,503 675 102,482 55,905 1,307 309 54,288 38,215 15,437
1 33,994 2,274 196 31,524 17,190 407 95 16,687 12,449 5,474
2 26,237 1,099 185 24,953 13,976 242 77 13,657 8,039 2,696
3 20,320 1,273 118 18,929 10,095 276 49 9,770 7,513 2,766
4 29,109 1,857 176 27,076 14,643 382 88 14,174 10,214 4,501
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.