Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

Arkansas

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
Arkansas 666,172 389,390 140,953 49,151 21,521 65,157 731,882 478,033 54,011 420,481
1 182,719 104,501 39,918 14,553 5,963 17,784 192,939 123,340 14,934 114,033
2 152,384 90,227 31,762 10,207 4,395 15,793 175,241 116,814 11,913 96,294
3 146,466 89,330 29,260 9,799 4,632 13,445 164,040 110,693 11,334 94,983
4 184,603 105,332 40,013 14,592 6,531 18,135 199,662 127,186 15,830 115,171
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
Arkansas 112,741 5,834 661 106,246 59,780 1,288 318 58,174 38,239 14,957
1 36,328 2,177 202 33,949 19,011 418 100 18,494 13,040 5,684
2 27,043 978 176 25,889 15,168 241 86 14,840 7,946 2,571
3 17,826 974 97 16,755 9,154 239 44 8,871 6,271 2,245
4 31,544 1,705 186 29,653 16,447 390 88 15,969 10,982 4,457
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.