Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Alabama

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Alabama with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
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
Alabama 867,603 474,866 148,774 100,920 47,891 95,152 680,898 417,255 79,584 549,610
1 131,795 72,494 20,693 15,264 7,946 15,398 105,747 65,368 12,535 83,570
2 123,827 68,977 21,407 13,625 5,963 13,855 92,514 57,832 10,154 78,343
3 124,987 68,579 24,182 12,838 5,309 14,079 94,475 57,778 9,405 76,360
4 137,937 74,420 24,594 17,042 8,490 13,391 106,382 63,389 13,103 87,419
5 112,134 64,900 16,949 13,075 7,345 9,865 89,578 57,176 10,442 74,750
6 108,677 63,007 15,644 13,185 7,113 9,728 95,854 61,659 11,898 74,265
7 128,246 62,489 25,305 15,891 5,725 18,836 96,346 54,050 12,045 74,903
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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 in Alabama and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Alabama 163,689 20,989 1,033 141,667 65,120 3,706 364 61,049 66,995 38,705
1 21,997 2,663 139 19,195 8,707 498 50 8,158 8,646 4,728
2 26,841 3,782 150 22,909 10,829 634 48 10,146 11,645 6,736
3 25,704 3,076 233 22,395 10,149 522 81 9,546 10,450 5,977
4 22,933 3,474 135 19,324 8,440 543 47 7,848 10,628 6,308
5 16,561 2,303 107 14,151 6,299 403 37 5,858 7,150 4,326
6 11,103 1,187 61 9,855 4,372 227 21 4,122 4,386 2,194
7 38,550 4,504 208 33,838 16,321 876 76 15,368 14,090 8,436
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
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.