Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

Tennessee

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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
Tennessee 1,251,947 756,708 230,168 104,318 49,737 111,016 1,311,420 877,122 108,933 803,412
1 175,044 101,025 35,991 15,261 8,210 14,557 177,709 113,432 15,210 109,817
2 149,406 94,459 25,015 12,421 6,482 11,029 161,779 112,348 13,652 100,275
3 154,268 92,748 29,069 13,016 6,532 12,903 163,411 108,955 13,827 99,180
4 170,414 101,322 32,410 14,619 7,390 14,673 172,115 113,182 14,425 108,500
5 104,541 66,201 17,954 8,373 3,336 8,677 116,806 81,376 9,594 69,615
6 140,440 85,879 25,742 10,965 4,991 12,863 147,551 99,020 11,315 88,823
7 125,320 80,418 18,611 9,833 5,283 11,175 138,152 97,341 10,800 84,057
8 140,389 83,059 26,910 11,708 4,928 13,784 141,576 92,484 11,732 87,661
9 92,125 51,597 18,466 8,122 2,585 11,355 92,321 58,984 8,377 55,484
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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
Tennessee 174,486 13,637 1,438 159,411 91,219 3,246 693 87,281 63,970 32,432
1 22,084 1,877 161 20,046 10,841 418 70 10,353 9,104 4,683
2 16,834 1,207 106 15,521 8,954 284 54 8,615 6,392 3,023
3 20,528 1,470 173 18,885 10,393 345 89 9,959 7,698 3,829
4 23,510 1,838 165 21,507 12,009 339 76 11,593 9,477 4,827
5 15,175 1,264 158 13,753 8,474 420 73 7,982 4,760 2,455
6 15,583 1,411 171 14,001 8,155 320 82 7,753 6,166 3,003
7 12,845 1,246 107 11,492 6,723 341 51 6,330 4,482 2,541
8 22,104 1,592 170 20,342 11,520 328 78 11,115 8,027 3,851
9 25,823 1,732 227 23,864 14,151 450 119 13,581 7,864 4,220
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.