Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

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 determine the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2013
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 1,081,046 612,315 237,304 85,880 38,442 107,105 1,222,936 776,135 96,594 667,055
1 157,874 91,588 31,286 12,947 6,345 15,708 182,005 117,999 15,102 100,033
2 153,864 89,029 33,648 11,476 4,697 15,014 168,244 108,901 12,253 95,765
3 158,288 88,366 38,149 11,320 4,614 15,839 175,355 109,028 12,102 94,284
4 177,906 97,936 40,693 15,088 7,158 17,031 198,084 121,723 16,785 108,555
5 141,969 87,158 25,958 11,402 5,989 11,462 165,809 112,279 13,176 94,385
6 137,469 83,349 24,729 11,364 5,849 12,178 173,191 116,666 14,576 91,908
7 153,676 74,889 42,841 12,283 3,790 19,873 160,248 89,539 12,601 82,125
All areas c 57,978,610 37,892,659 8,940,950 4,290,073 2,442,308 4,412,620 68,544,382 49,026,786 5,152,133 40,865,508
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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 2013
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 176,562 10,048 807 165,707 93,772 2,439 383 90,950 63,250 28,353
1 22,652 1,398 103 21,151 11,939 382 45 11,512 8,001 3,721
2 27,335 1,626 124 25,585 14,408 377 62 13,969 10,083 4,600
3 25,244 1,269 157 23,818 13,555 282 73 13,201 8,964 3,916
4 25,948 1,538 91 24,319 13,185 321 44 12,820 10,164 4,448
5 16,909 1,007 97 15,805 8,731 246 48 8,437 6,182 2,738
6 13,500 671 55 12,774 7,371 197 26 7,148 4,598 1,829
7 44,974 2,539 180 42,255 24,583 635 87 23,862 15,258 7,101
All areas b 8,363,477 1,157,118 67,671 7,138,688 4,677,154 483,984 37,494 4,155,676 2,770,750 2,107,524
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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.