Congressional Statistics, December 2011

 

Louisiana

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
Louisiana 809,450 426,325 149,911 92,305 50,305 90,604 826,634 489,397 97,858 509,036
1 126,040 73,639 20,262 13,624 7,046 11,469 139,637 89,816 15,741 85,375
2 81,804 41,675 18,238 8,361 3,264 10,266 78,914 45,444 8,481 47,302
3 115,820 54,084 23,453 14,200 9,581 14,502 119,682 64,243 15,647 68,968
4 123,634 68,906 21,990 13,254 6,568 12,916 123,731 76,382 13,428 79,570
5 118,608 62,563 21,627 13,856 7,123 13,439 114,264 67,312 13,559 75,201
6 119,406 63,815 21,021 13,425 7,481 13,664 124,966 75,327 14,526 75,421
7 124,138 61,643 23,320 15,585 9,242 14,348 125,439 70,873 16,475 77,199
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
Louisiana 178,806 13,493 1,426 163,887 91,359 3,286 659 87,414 57,276 31,957
1 18,318 1,511 117 16,690 9,156 414 54 8,688 6,067 3,374
2 27,539 2,024 115 25,400 14,785 590 55 14,140 8,375 4,644
3 24,455 1,611 166 22,678 12,644 391 84 12,169 7,900 3,911
4 28,280 2,337 255 25,688 14,385 498 120 13,766 8,863 5,113
5 30,391 2,548 320 27,523 14,967 554 144 14,270 9,857 5,867
6 24,199 1,593 231 22,375 12,599 417 102 12,080 7,327 3,990
7 25,624 1,869 222 23,533 12,823 422 99 12,301 8,887 5,058
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.