Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Kentucky

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Kentucky 844,573 444,208 181,616 87,403 45,679 85,667 827,189 486,909 86,332 517,245
1 154,837 85,201 31,503 15,967 8,188 13,978 149,361 90,905 15,596 97,864
2 140,788 77,771 28,194 13,694 7,308 13,821 134,749 82,534 13,234 87,688
3 127,601 76,816 22,419 12,556 5,556 10,254 136,997 90,805 14,315 87,041
4 127,903 70,135 25,087 13,273 7,069 12,339 129,334 79,067 13,766 81,030
5 166,778 61,583 50,189 20,069 11,810 23,127 149,926 62,751 17,499 81,975
6 126,666 72,702 24,224 11,844 5,748 12,148 126,822 80,847 11,922 81,647
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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 186,431 12,093 1,266 173,072 89,597 2,608 557 86,431 65,035 32,839
1 28,745 2,393 193 26,159 13,270 451 87 12,732 11,808 5,768
2 25,140 2,070 157 22,913 11,762 441 68 11,253 9,906 4,716
3 21,568 1,474 190 19,904 10,850 447 84 10,319 6,524 2,989
4 22,044 1,420 176 20,448 10,740 294 74 10,372 7,865 3,733
5 65,175 2,922 395 61,858 31,973 581 183 31,209 20,138 11,165
6 23,759 1,814 155 21,790 11,002 394 62 10,546 8,794 4,468
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.