Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 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
Mississippi 622,029 348,466 132,257 50,273 20,318 70,715 655,846 412,893 52,165 375,485
1 162,088 92,345 36,086 11,659 4,661 17,337 173,625 110,227 12,026 97,973
2 154,807 81,755 35,959 12,570 3,967 20,556 153,324 92,715 11,913 87,376
3 152,396 88,362 29,675 12,668 5,150 16,541 164,890 106,884 13,636 95,627
4 152,738 86,004 30,537 13,376 6,540 16,281 164,007 103,067 14,589 94,509
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
Mississippi 126,650 9,910 885 115,855 65,302 2,112 398 62,792 46,993 24,459
1 25,923 2,032 169 23,722 13,411 409 76 12,927 10,274 5,070
2 48,119 3,799 373 43,947 25,112 827 174 24,111 17,350 9,381
3 28,174 2,384 171 25,619 14,272 494 74 13,704 10,518 5,852
4 24,434 1,695 172 22,567 12,507 382 74 12,050 8,851 4,156
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.