Congressional Statistics, December 2011

Kentucky

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
Kentucky 913,548 488,709 206,189 84,055 43,107 91,488 954,128 572,313 88,425 547,184
1 163,079 91,223 34,851 14,941 7,505 14,559 167,800 103,942 15,537 101,292
2 155,165 87,022 32,731 13,303 6,967 15,142 158,874 98,975 13,739 94,561
3 136,893 82,880 26,271 11,821 5,076 10,845 155,646 104,170 14,224 89,965
4 140,900 78,669 29,197 12,822 6,676 13,536 152,382 94,743 14,163 86,716
5 177,316 67,221 54,847 19,574 11,415 24,259 169,372 73,339 18,292 86,267
6 140,195 81,694 28,292 11,594 5,468 13,147 150,054 97,144 12,470 88,383
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
Kentucky 192,721 10,588 1,203 180,930 98,431 2,502 562 95,368 65,840 32,060
1 28,866 1,958 171 26,737 13,947 390 76 13,481 11,486 5,282
2 26,064 1,764 169 24,131 12,917 406 78 12,433 9,938 4,465
3 24,019 1,515 182 22,322 13,081 530 87 12,464 7,088 3,131
4 22,947 1,217 167 21,563 11,772 271 73 11,428 8,007 3,630
5 65,303 2,538 372 62,393 33,695 531 184 32,980 20,349 11,198
6 25,522 1,596 142 23,784 13,019 374 63 12,582 8,972 4,354
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.