Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

Louisiana

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
Louisiana 842,160 456,112 156,752 89,762 48,749 90,785 905,116 551,621 99,805 539,179
1 144,859 85,244 22,997 15,103 8,747 12,768 170,126 110,905 18,546 100,142
2 131,721 66,500 29,690 13,190 5,582 16,759 131,333 75,314 13,779 76,406
3 140,198 72,217 26,310 16,329 9,827 15,515 152,109 89,162 18,624 88,884
4 147,859 82,232 27,324 15,215 7,641 15,447 154,530 95,637 16,060 95,211
5 150,637 79,467 29,287 16,467 8,368 17,048 151,435 89,511 16,792 94,647
6 126,886 70,452 21,144 13,458 8,584 13,248 145,582 91,092 16,004 83,889
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
Louisiana 181,598 12,733 1,350 167,515 97,166 3,316 668 93,182 58,560 31,822
1 19,648 1,529 115 18,004 10,476 464 56 9,956 6,295 3,373
2 43,072 2,883 241 39,948 23,840 831 116 22,892 13,598 7,268
3 25,991 1,783 217 23,991 13,669 439 109 13,121 8,987 4,605
4 34,161 2,485 282 31,394 18,207 579 135 17,493 10,868 6,198
5 38,994 2,824 342 35,828 20,275 658 172 19,446 12,893 7,337
6 19,732 1,229 153 18,350 10,699 345 80 10,274 5,919 3,041
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.