Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 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
Louisiana 826,350 440,210 154,275 91,274 49,617 90,974 866,080 518,962 99,132 524,401
1 141,711 82,006 22,688 15,334 8,847 12,836 162,250 103,967 18,434 96,899
2 128,146 63,565 28,893 13,375 5,705 16,608 124,984 70,370 13,689 73,603
3 138,073 69,793 26,012 16,599 10,037 15,632 145,858 83,944 18,460 86,755
4 145,868 80,133 26,914 15,485 7,833 15,503 148,697 90,890 15,964 93,398
5 148,316 77,108 28,747 16,795 8,548 17,118 145,500 84,701 16,703 92,709
6 124,236 67,605 21,021 13,686 8,647 13,277 138,790 85,090 15,882 81,037
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
Louisiana 180,936 12,976 1,388 166,572 95,101 3,309 660 91,133 58,009 31,767
1 19,613 1,488 115 18,010 10,222 452 56 9,713 6,159 3,300
2 42,485 2,842 239 39,404 23,420 806 116 22,498 13,209 7,080
3 25,984 1,836 230 23,918 13,256 447 105 12,704 8,919 4,643
4 34,170 2,633 291 31,246 17,851 599 134 17,118 10,991 6,320
5 38,991 2,953 369 35,669 19,723 670 181 18,872 12,879 7,469
6 19,693 1,224 144 18,325 10,630 335 68 10,227 5,852 2,955
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.