Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Kentucky

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. OASDI in Kentucky, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in current-payment status
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
United States, total 46,444,240 29,190,150 5,543,981 4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187 37,854,411 26,125,087 4,169,125 33,162,456
Kentucky 756,432 394,088 137,568 95,561 51,317 77,898 568,203 331,776 72,546 472,366
1 141,955 77,320 24,244 18,367 9,421 12,603 104,859 63,283 13,672 91,890
2 118,975 65,409 20,132 14,245 7,785 11,404 86,905 52,991 10,516 75,780
3 120,435 73,173 16,462 14,545 6,959 9,296 100,651 67,005 12,889 85,426
4 111,889 60,549 18,275 14,332 7,835 10,898 86,807 52,493 11,451 72,217
5 152,360 54,537 40,570 21,689 12,855 22,709 104,457 42,351 14,446 74,684
6 110,818 63,100 17,885 12,383 6,462 10,988 84,522 53,651 9,569 72,369
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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. SSI in Kentucky, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly benefit amount
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
United States, total 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 2,406,327 1,995,284
Kentucky 176,378 16,600 1,374 158,404 70,454 3,022 532 66,900 62,897 35,858
1 27,599 3,608 206 23,785 10,209 604 82 9,523 11,870 6,814
2 23,012 2,859 183 19,970 8,785 518 70 8,197 9,590 5,346
3 18,262 1,586 223 16,453 7,716 378 84 7,254 5,883 3,008
4 20,484 1,908 145 18,431 8,154 323 54 7,777 7,478 3,952
5 64,492 4,210 447 59,835 26,964 770 181 26,013 19,330 11,630
6 22,529 2,429 170 19,930 8,628 430 61 8,137 8,746 5,108
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.