Congressional Statistics, December 2011

Mississippi

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
Mississippi 609,651 337,683 129,781 50,933 20,791 70,463 624,863 388,767 51,442 363,797
1 170,695 95,369 38,605 12,931 5,016 18,774 176,976 110,354 12,848 100,994
2 132,957 69,512 30,520 11,129 3,566 18,230 127,695 76,592 10,308 74,533
3 153,802 87,972 30,174 13,251 5,435 16,970 161,288 103,097 13,814 95,300
4 152,197 84,830 30,482 13,622 6,774 16,489 158,904 98,724 14,472 92,970
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
Mississippi 126,223 10,402 877 114,944 63,052 2,130 386 60,536 46,757 24,930
1 28,971 2,455 174 26,342 14,342 483 79 13,780 11,607 5,861
2 43,575 3,564 347 39,664 22,388 747 156 21,486 15,452 8,593
3 29,161 2,564 182 26,415 14,147 507 78 13,562 10,839 6,200
4 24,516 1,819 174 22,523 12,176 394 73 11,709 8,859 4,276
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.