Congressional Statistics, December 2005

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Tennessee 1,089,655 641,461 181,731 110,312 54,155 101,996 960,966 626,573 97,347 709,661
1 151,089 84,684 28,368 16,282 8,793 12,962 129,949 80,550 13,785 95,604
2 128,736 78,762 19,921 13,043 6,992 10,018 117,447 79,182 12,145 87,047
3 133,305 78,508 22,681 13,586 6,978 11,552 120,127 78,565 12,321 87,128
4 148,058 85,358 26,041 15,519 7,972 13,168 125,507 80,136 12,864 94,899
5 93,662 58,408 13,878 9,080 3,935 8,361 88,721 60,845 8,807 64,544
6 115,732 69,116 19,308 10,926 5,212 11,170 101,132 66,357 9,425 74,285
7 103,469 63,899 14,475 9,894 5,318 9,883 94,570 64,233 8,995 69,707
8 125,194 72,885 21,440 12,506 5,557 12,806 106,184 68,185 10,523 79,858
9 90,410 49,841 15,619 9,476 3,398 12,076 77,329 48,522 8,482 56,589
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, 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 2005
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
Tennessee 161,306 16,945 1,548 142,813 70,742 3,288 644 66,810 63,215 35,809
1 20,742 2,363 172 18,207 8,754 439 63 8,252 8,915 5,239
2 15,364 1,413 132 13,819 6,424 271 59 6,093 6,044 3,083
3 18,819 1,761 165 16,893 8,028 336 67 7,624 7,341 3,931
4 22,397 2,449 186 19,762 9,337 390 80 8,867 9,674 5,486
5 12,592 1,295 168 11,129 6,092 353 71 5,667 4,307 2,469
6 13,726 1,779 187 11,760 6,060 328 74 5,657 6,099 3,456
7 11,562 1,454 118 9,990 5,057 292 48 4,716 4,571 2,821
8 20,484 2,224 174 18,086 9,014 382 65 8,567 8,175 4,555
9 25,620 2,207 246 23,167 11,972 493 114 11,364 8,089 4,769
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.