Congressional Statistics, December 2005

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Louisiana 715,061 368,471 108,749 99,448 55,834 82,559 597,736 345,519 86,356 462,348
1 110,092 62,876 15,195 14,087 7,887 10,047 100,200 63,128 13,375 75,837
2 62,453 33,001 10,334 8,148 3,480 7,490 52,092 30,531 7,200 39,664
3 106,497 48,217 17,889 15,626 10,595 14,170 89,902 46,666 14,085 64,141
4 112,702 61,979 16,256 15,036 7,602 11,829 92,066 55,886 12,411 75,177
5 118,302 59,963 18,142 17,225 8,887 14,085 92,170 52,170 13,658 76,515
6 94,673 49,035 13,826 12,806 7,169 11,837 81,158 47,592 11,409 60,504
7 110,342 53,400 17,107 16,520 10,214 13,101 90,147 49,546 14,217 70,510
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, 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 2005
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 152,500 17,360 1,634 133,506 64,723 3,475 645 60,602 53,602 34,288
1 15,885 1,756 150 13,979 6,706 407 58 6,240 5,576 3,501
2 14,897 1,620 84 13,193 6,521 388 34 6,098 4,877 3,124
3 22,139 2,138 191 19,810 9,579 416 76 9,086 7,651 4,205
4 24,898 3,353 308 21,237 10,587 625 121 9,840 8,902 6,059
5 31,273 4,019 373 26,881 12,723 756 147 11,819 11,317 7,831
6 19,676 1,803 259 17,614 8,654 386 101 8,166 6,191 3,739
7 23,732 2,671 269 20,792 9,951 495 106 9,349 9,088 5,829
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.