Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Louisiana

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 Louisiana 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
Louisiana 731,513 372,854 103,797 106,491 59,256 89,115 556,418 320,564 84,591 473,776
1 112,395 63,660 14,501 15,110 8,326 10,798 93,738 59,050 13,172 77,898
2 93,782 45,071 16,748 12,223 5,069 14,671 67,347 36,963 9,468 54,820
3 109,315 48,946 17,159 16,761 11,277 15,172 84,263 43,537 13,838 66,119
4 109,238 60,539 13,768 15,662 7,938 11,331 81,978 50,210 11,892 74,375
5 113,184 57,945 15,230 17,512 9,092 13,405 80,676 46,244 12,761 74,944
6 87,008 45,393 11,095 12,645 7,060 10,815 68,866 40,827 10,392 57,027
7 106,591 51,300 15,296 16,578 10,494 12,923 79,546 43,730 13,066 68,593
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 Louisiana 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
Louisiana 167,784 20,707 1,792 145,285 67,744 4,036 682 63,025 58,700 39,393
1 17,308 2,092 148 15,068 7,137 454 54 6,628 5,916 3,881
2 33,937 3,352 204 30,381 15,007 754 74 14,177 10,473 6,390
3 22,798 2,404 225 20,169 9,268 449 90 8,728 7,878 4,628
4 23,338 3,640 321 19,377 9,053 672 124 8,256 8,664 6,347
5 29,812 4,484 362 24,966 11,167 811 136 10,220 11,166 8,421
6 17,259 1,785 241 15,233 7,234 366 90 6,777 5,468 3,570
7 23,332 2,950 291 20,091 8,876 527 111 8,237 9,135 6,156
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.