Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

Kentucky

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 2007
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
Kentucky 827,346 433,528 174,341 88,722 47,035 83,720 757,639 443,799 81,903 507,671
1 152,902 83,766 30,479 16,335 8,561 13,761 137,829 83,427 14,882 96,641
2 136,623 75,127 26,952 13,776 7,495 13,273 122,095 74,383 12,430 85,234
3 125,615 75,574 21,459 12,845 5,822 9,915 126,420 83,616 13,708 86,113
4 124,958 68,240 23,840 13,482 7,275 12,121 118,058 71,876 13,093 79,351
5 163,812 60,215 48,452 20,361 11,970 22,814 137,808 57,200 16,609 80,719
6 123,436 70,606 23,159 11,923 5,912 11,836 115,429 73,297 11,180 79,613
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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 2007
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
Kentucky 184,103 12,684 1,325 170,094 86,832 2,642 578 83,612 64,935 33,126
1 28,598 2,615 194 25,789 12,918 487 82 12,349 11,893 5,958
2 24,738 2,117 161 22,460 11,263 436 70 10,757 9,948 4,757
3 20,649 1,483 205 18,961 10,286 429 93 9,764 6,418 2,948
4 21,661 1,489 187 19,985 10,169 293 77 9,799 7,810 3,730
5 65,012 3,111 413 61,488 31,453 611 187 30,655 20,089 11,240
6 23,445 1,869 165 21,411 10,743 386 68 10,288 8,777 4,493
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.