Congressional Statistics, December 2011

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. 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 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Alabama 1,037,438 576,629 225,847 88,656 40,432 105,874 1,111,578 691,111 94,819 627,589
1 153,709 86,625 30,543 13,561 6,760 16,220 167,454 105,467 15,090 94,905
2 148,156 83,894 32,318 11,921 4,914 15,109 152,316 96,452 12,031 89,968
3 152,003 83,003 37,072 11,530 4,607 15,791 157,687 95,707 11,474 88,090
4 167,509 91,039 37,653 15,126 7,323 16,368 175,709 106,209 15,828 100,436
5 146,218 86,853 27,409 12,800 6,822 12,334 160,921 105,555 14,025 94,403
6 138,713 83,106 24,656 12,276 6,318 12,357 166,745 110,714 15,042 91,031
7 131,130 62,109 36,196 11,442 3,688 17,695 130,745 71,008 11,329 68,756
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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 174,853 11,619 811 162,423 89,218 2,597 360 86,261 63,764 29,274
1 23,054 1,609 106 21,339 11,613 389 45 11,179 8,327 3,944
2 27,701 1,972 128 25,601 13,794 412 58 13,324 10,556 4,910
3 27,991 1,706 182 26,103 14,408 355 76 13,977 10,104 4,544
4 24,735 1,745 91 22,899 12,236 342 36 11,858 9,929 4,506
5 19,039 1,391 87 17,561 9,471 305 40 9,126 7,191 3,344
6 13,410 762 69 12,579 7,098 210 30 6,858 4,550 1,841
7 38,923 2,434 148 36,341 20,598 583 75 19,940 13,107 6,185
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.