Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Mississippi

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 Mississippi 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
Mississippi 533,381 283,268 97,493 58,024 25,330 69,266 397,750 238,843 43,058 322,862
1 140,524 75,896 27,914 14,036 5,760 16,918 104,943 63,479 10,155 84,551
2 122,168 61,607 22,954 13,822 4,809 18,976 86,121 50,179 9,574 70,988
3 142,086 77,768 23,793 15,744 7,201 17,580 108,186 66,714 11,999 89,291
4 128,603 67,997 22,832 14,422 7,560 15,792 98,498 58,469 11,330 78,032
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 Mississippi 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
Mississippi 126,169 17,522 1,135 107,512 49,401 3,038 410 45,952 52,639 33,630
1 28,116 4,463 220 23,433 10,784 749 75 9,959 13,088 8,276
2 43,919 6,031 439 37,449 17,920 1,110 167 16,642 17,419 11,564
3 30,817 4,422 270 26,125 11,699 730 95 10,873 12,970 8,640
4 23,317 2,606 206 20,505 8,996 448 72 8,476 9,162 5,150
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.