Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 2012
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 657,841 379,449 140,617 49,951 22,363 65,461 703,859 453,532 53,495 410,404
1 181,358 102,268 40,029 14,959 6,217 17,885 186,709 117,604 14,969 111,877
2 149,804 87,522 31,540 10,266 4,528 15,948 167,402 110,188 11,695 93,303
3 143,546 86,441 29,144 9,843 4,750 13,368 156,589 104,286 11,070 92,022
4 183,133 103,218 39,904 14,883 6,868 18,260 193,159 121,455 15,761 113,202
All areas c 56,758,185 36,720,492 8,826,591 4,348,486 2,443,212 4,419,404 65,430,104 46,327,075 5,107,327 39,613,754
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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 2012
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 112,119 6,201 657 105,261 58,940 1,315 318 57,306 38,910 15,233
1 36,472 2,333 205 33,934 18,995 437 101 18,457 13,371 5,834
2 26,583 1,031 171 25,381 14,538 243 76 14,220 8,027 2,572
3 17,634 1,028 101 16,505 9,159 244 45 8,870 6,345 2,268
4 31,430 1,809 180 29,441 16,248 392 96 15,760 11,167 4,559
All areas b 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 2,759,751 2,081,532
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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.