Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Alabama

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 2009
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
Alabama 983,341 543,725 204,573 91,034 42,103 101,906 995,047 614,516 91,971 603,628
1 145,362 81,226 27,438 13,794 7,107 15,797 149,513 93,418 14,491 90,598
2 140,628 79,232 29,378 12,185 5,274 14,559 136,363 85,772 11,611 86,405
3 143,959 78,531 33,571 11,885 4,740 15,232 140,850 85,325 11,189 84,876
4 160,325 86,682 34,781 15,745 7,592 15,525 159,152 95,311 15,558 97,489
5 137,871 81,153 24,876 12,984 7,013 11,845 142,963 92,810 13,430 90,068
6 128,444 76,814 21,578 12,262 6,367 11,423 146,182 96,707 14,230 85,707
7 126,752 60,087 32,951 12,179 4,010 17,525 120,024 65,173 11,462 68,485
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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 169,343 13,368 850 155,125 86,379 2,936 368 83,076 63,843 30,748
1 22,209 1,781 117 20,311 11,230 432 49 10,749 8,207 4,001
2 26,670 2,272 135 24,263 13,182 469 60 12,653 10,531 5,156
3 27,205 1,970 193 25,042 14,235 401 85 13,749 10,145 4,845
4 24,143 2,097 98 21,948 11,655 402 36 11,217 10,164 4,838
5 18,467 1,627 88 16,752 8,916 351 41 8,524 7,321 3,576
6 12,460 769 65 11,626 6,763 209 25 6,529 4,262 1,797
7 38,189 2,852 154 35,183 20,398 672 72 19,655 13,213 6,535
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.