Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2006
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
Alabama 920,843 502,502 178,375 95,762 45,299 98,905 829,345 504,923 86,356 570,151
1 134,557 74,348 23,472 14,133 7,388 15,216 123,745 76,392 13,218 84,047
2 131,600 73,202 25,505 12,745 5,639 14,509 113,068 70,305 10,854 81,385
3 131,844 71,783 28,620 12,146 4,913 14,382 114,796 69,284 10,209 78,578
4 147,105 78,883 29,774 16,145 8,054 14,249 130,188 77,004 14,249 90,938
5 128,105 73,895 21,853 13,485 7,566 11,306 117,795 74,890 12,427 83,787
6 123,135 71,571 19,837 13,373 7,128 11,226 124,223 79,967 13,807 82,427
7 124,497 58,820 29,314 13,735 4,611 18,017 105,530 57,081 11,592 68,989
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, U.S. 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 2006
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
Alabama 164,782 16,652 927 147,203 72,589 3,160 354 69,073 64,936 33,847
1 20,758 2,084 120 18,554 8,994 426 42 8,525 7,927 4,107
2 26,539 2,909 135 23,495 11,351 527 52 10,771 10,947 5,718
3 25,654 2,456 208 22,990 11,207 435 80 10,691 10,042 5,306
4 23,202 2,688 123 20,391 9,762 448 43 9,269 10,345 5,360
5 17,801 1,922 107 15,772 7,580 370 42 7,166 7,389 3,889
6 12,443 994 65 11,384 5,588 213 25 5,348 4,597 2,120
7 38,385 3,599 169 34,617 18,105 738 66 17,300 13,689 7,347
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.