Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

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 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
Mississippi 632,191 360,086 132,736 49,469 19,741 70,159 684,993 438,362 52,613 386,038
1 164,683 95,418 35,994 11,407 4,540 17,324 181,431 117,193 12,055 100,730
2 156,912 84,093 36,362 12,327 3,796 20,334 159,442 97,813 11,969 89,352
3 154,754 91,198 29,668 12,428 5,025 16,435 172,205 113,478 13,712 98,307
4 155,842 89,377 30,712 13,307 6,380 16,066 171,915 109,878 14,877 97,649
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
Mississippi 126,240 9,276 894 116,070 65,466 2,029 418 63,019 46,136 23,790
1 25,771 1,871 164 23,736 13,061 388 79 12,594 10,048 4,924
2 47,945 3,574 383 43,988 25,566 793 185 24,588 17,072 9,125
3 27,991 2,214 168 25,609 14,210 463 74 13,673 10,275 5,642
4 24,533 1,617 179 22,737 12,629 385 79 12,164 8,741 4,099
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.