Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Louisiana

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
Louisiana 770,217 401,165 135,077 94,302 51,753 87,920 745,801 436,365 94,892 489,625
1 119,852 69,017 18,467 13,877 7,194 11,297 125,674 79,732 15,282 81,505
2 74,130 37,578 15,480 8,154 3,311 9,607 68,421 39,158 7,954 43,704
3 110,321 50,659 21,311 14,454 9,755 14,142 107,894 56,920 15,071 65,967
4 118,749 66,049 19,764 13,767 6,834 12,335 112,950 69,364 13,240 77,815
5 115,076 60,091 19,753 14,487 7,470 13,275 105,080 61,287 13,407 74,004
6 112,834 59,261 19,077 13,552 7,576 13,368 111,980 66,436 13,943 71,512
7 119,255 58,510 21,225 16,011 9,613 13,896 113,803 63,469 15,994 75,118
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
Louisiana 169,857 14,728 1,468 153,661 85,358 3,517 664 81,177 56,027 32,764
1 17,695 1,632 119 15,944 8,807 432 53 8,323 5,981 3,470
2 24,326 2,013 108 22,205 13,202 588 53 12,561 7,447 4,339
3 23,300 1,740 171 21,389 11,886 415 81 11,390 7,793 3,963
4 26,855 2,615 262 23,978 13,308 556 116 12,636 8,751 5,290
5 29,491 2,901 321 26,269 13,957 630 144 13,182 9,989 6,331
6 23,098 1,681 251 21,166 11,844 418 113 11,313 7,161 4,010
7 25,092 2,146 236 22,710 12,354 478 105 11,771 8,905 5,361
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.