Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Arkansas

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received is based on the worker's level of earnings in employment or self-employment covered by the Social Security program.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Arkansas with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Arkansas 543,669 310,264 91,424 58,671 28,928 54,382 419,307 265,616 45,289 352,335
1 147,981 82,640 25,287 17,135 7,946 14,973 109,746 68,152 12,461 94,724
2 116,134 67,321 19,491 11,418 5,524 12,380 93,269 60,033 9,334 75,282
3 134,469 78,133 23,552 12,833 7,198 12,753 104,642 67,397 10,244 86,926
4 145,085 82,170 23,094 17,285 8,260 14,276 111,650 70,033 13,248 95,403
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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 in Arkansas and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Arkansas 86,365 11,158 871 74,336 33,146 1,745 311 31,088 37,327 20,842
1 29,343 4,383 253 24,707 11,315 660 97 10,557 13,333 8,143
2 16,935 1,591 226 15,118 6,652 257 69 6,325 6,511 3,126
3 15,700 1,721 146 13,833 5,969 286 52 5,630 6,883 3,129
4 24,387 3,463 246 20,678 9,209 541 92 8,575 10,600 6,444
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent 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.