Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Tennessee

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 Tennessee 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
Tennessee 1,041,362 609,475 164,197 112,981 55,511 99,198 838,182 544,673 91,049 685,018
1 141,511 78,403 25,432 16,507 8,718 12,451 110,893 68,154 12,768 90,016
2 120,802 72,660 18,218 13,314 7,008 9,602 100,655 67,019 11,316 81,755
3 126,314 73,688 20,687 13,647 7,060 11,232 103,856 67,461 11,302 83,117
4 130,291 74,134 22,184 14,643 7,407 11,923 99,907 63,121 10,971 83,291
5 87,035 54,277 11,970 8,874 3,946 7,968 75,440 51,850 7,865 60,668
6 123,910 74,043 19,017 12,713 6,205 11,932 99,135 65,257 10,065 81,215
7 96,646 59,235 12,760 9,949 5,364 9,338 80,289 54,217 8,253 65,797
8 120,997 70,539 19,225 12,899 5,777 12,557 93,692 60,365 9,911 78,614
9 93,856 52,496 14,704 10,435 4,026 12,195 74,310 47,224 8,595 60,545
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 Tennessee 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
Tennessee 161,349 18,858 1,602 140,889 64,873 3,448 639 60,785 63,878 38,205
1 20,563 2,513 184 17,866 7,813 445 65 7,302 8,897 5,430
2 15,490 1,557 139 13,794 6,251 268 57 5,926 6,137 3,211
3 18,815 1,948 170 16,697 7,432 353 73 7,005 7,346 4,115
4 21,523 2,583 187 18,753 8,621 399 73 8,148 9,315 5,499
5 11,893 1,358 161 10,374 4,955 333 63 4,558 4,168 2,547
6 15,264 2,210 198 12,856 5,983 386 73 5,523 6,926 4,155
7 11,387 1,630 122 9,635 4,404 305 51 4,046 4,591 3,068
8 20,521 2,576 185 17,760 8,128 424 68 7,635 8,308 5,074
9 25,893 2,483 256 23,154 11,282 531 112 10,638 8,190 5,106
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.