Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Mississippi

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 Mississippi, 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
Mississippi 527,330 279,693 93,263 59,108 26,014 69,252 379,102 227,754 42,325 319,566
1 137,922 74,615 26,364 14,253 5,911 16,779 99,013 60,122 9,933 83,285
2 125,079 63,001 22,675 14,543 5,108 19,752 85,050 49,566 9,745 72,841
3 133,269 72,812 21,741 15,264 7,023 16,429 97,987 60,401 11,197 83,809
4 131,060 69,265 22,483 15,048 7,972 16,292 97,050 57,664 11,448 79,631
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 Mississippi, 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
Mississippi 127,032 19,109 1,164 106,759 47,498 3,247 416 43,835 54,529 35,521
1 28,475 4,940 227 23,308 10,116 822 78 9,215 13,635 8,870
2 45,206 6,727 464 38,015 17,500 1,184 170 16,146 18,377 12,538
3 29,423 4,590 254 24,579 10,905 758 87 10,060 12,844 8,645
4 23,928 2,852 219 20,857 8,977 483 80 8,415 9,673 5,468
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.