Congressional Statistics, December 2011

Georgia

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
Georgia 1,524,263 951,771 264,416 117,001 51,583 139,492 1,684,659 1,152,035 128,541 982,617
1 124,623 74,726 23,046 10,450 4,759 11,642 132,627 87,783 11,094 79,199
2 122,803 70,529 25,124 11,085 3,920 12,145 122,160 77,188 10,670 75,385
3 145,045 93,376 23,450 10,618 4,805 12,796 165,809 115,866 12,041 94,790
4 83,002 50,739 15,140 5,322 2,434 9,367 91,661 61,873 6,035 50,950
5 83,246 52,686 14,854 6,623 2,414 6,669 92,364 64,144 7,600 55,412
6 91,264 67,112 7,704 6,596 4,451 5,401 120,327 94,109 8,883 68,999
7 106,595 70,396 14,791 7,323 3,924 10,161 125,316 89,549 8,776 70,669
8 134,824 78,957 27,306 10,640 4,331 13,590 138,918 89,002 10,701 82,850
9 147,476 96,613 23,986 10,598 5,238 11,041 166,108 117,792 11,855 98,802
10 140,811 91,266 22,918 10,560 4,837 11,230 155,077 109,063 11,439 93,843
11 127,607 79,709 22,763 9,671 4,077 11,387 145,486 99,394 10,996 81,853
12 125,060 72,245 25,004 10,975 3,805 13,031 128,399 81,415 11,160 76,232
13 91,907 53,417 18,330 6,540 2,588 11,032 100,406 64,858 7,292 53,633
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
Georgia 238,903 24,769 1,899 212,235 125,876 6,944 931 118,001 80,094 50,024
1 19,834 1,554 135 18,145 10,019 321 58 9,640 7,283 3,777
2 29,603 2,619 226 26,758 15,325 565 103 14,657 10,587 6,341
3 16,465 1,450 146 14,869 8,902 367 67 8,468 5,500 3,033
4 16,616 2,258 153 14,205 9,076 868 79 8,128 4,296 3,460
5 21,493 2,385 171 18,937 11,705 700 82 10,924 6,849 4,796
6 5,221 1,432 43 3,746 2,720 605 20 2,095 1,341 1,879
7 12,023 2,564 96 9,363 6,296 953 50 5,293 3,380 3,695
8 24,808 2,002 200 22,606 12,669 434 94 12,141 8,986 4,822
9 14,670 1,493 125 13,052 7,500 340 58 7,102 5,598 3,086
10 18,053 1,591 147 16,315 9,534 357 72 9,105 6,750 3,736
11 16,124 1,407 143 14,574 8,777 383 72 8,321 5,395 2,904
12 26,437 2,399 190 23,848 13,500 516 97 12,886 9,489 5,613
13 17,556 1,615 124 15,817 9,855 536 79 9,240 4,640 2,882
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.