Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Kentucky

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 Kentucky 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
Kentucky 768,876 400,017 145,144 94,238 50,317 79,160 597,230 348,023 73,908 477,752
1 146,046 79,509 25,965 18,185 9,366 13,021 111,596 67,256 14,003 93,810
2 134,497 74,576 23,220 15,491 8,395 12,815 102,952 63,280 11,997 86,034
3 113,771 68,825 16,342 13,492 6,235 8,877 98,145 65,113 12,347 80,310
4 117,167 63,118 20,083 14,488 7,882 11,596 93,584 56,328 11,922 75,113
5 153,423 55,164 41,829 21,405 12,487 22,538 109,010 44,365 14,741 75,202
6 103,972 58,825 17,705 11,177 5,952 10,313 81,941 51,679 8,896 67,283
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 Kentucky 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
Kentucky 178,551 15,721 1,358 161,472 73,209 2,894 524 69,790 62,998 35,375
1 28,893 3,488 193 25,212 11,242 589 72 10,580 12,280 6,879
2 24,718 2,778 195 21,745 9,667 507 78 9,081 10,086 5,418
3 18,172 1,496 208 16,468 7,876 367 78 7,430 5,688 2,902
4 21,969 1,942 184 19,843 8,933 337 71 8,524 7,913 4,187
5 64,894 3,913 433 60,548 27,821 703 172 26,945 19,228 11,546
6 19,905 2,104 145 17,656 7,668 389 51 7,227 7,803 4,443
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.