Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

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 2007
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 1,139,632 676,808 198,708 107,686 52,393 104,037 1,089,862 715,961 102,696 746,806
1 159,644 90,192 31,634 15,826 8,607 13,385 148,732 92,721 14,449 101,540
2 135,174 83,832 21,624 12,768 6,788 10,162 133,869 91,154 12,841 92,532
3 141,022 83,483 25,198 13,480 6,911 11,950 137,236 90,035 13,161 92,577
4 155,088 90,853 28,061 15,107 7,725 13,342 143,029 92,599 13,550 100,530
5 95,962 60,127 15,167 8,691 3,596 8,381 97,996 67,611 9,075 66,001
6 123,870 74,647 21,530 11,015 5,073 11,605 118,030 77,962 10,348 80,015
7 111,065 69,517 15,947 9,848 5,375 10,378 110,749 76,190 9,786 75,847
8 130,406 75,931 23,556 12,244 5,358 13,317 119,892 77,067 11,160 83,228
9 87,401 48,226 15,991 8,707 2,960 11,517 80,331 50,621 8,325 54,536
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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, U.S. 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 2007
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 163,267 15,248 1,499 146,520 77,943 3,227 664 74,052 61,967 33,977
1 20,915 2,133 166 18,616 9,898 442 67 9,389 8,829 4,905
2 15,686 1,311 116 14,259 7,333 272 52 7,008 6,061 3,054
3 19,310 1,636 165 17,509 8,983 336 75 8,573 7,366 3,943
4 22,194 2,156 170 19,868 10,036 372 74 9,590 9,273 5,162
5 13,285 1,237 179 11,869 6,963 366 77 6,519 4,411 2,380
6 14,162 1,580 173 12,409 6,781 316 77 6,388 5,931 3,198
7 11,873 1,351 122 10,400 5,763 311 54 5,397 4,386 2,639
8 20,950 1,926 176 18,848 9,998 366 72 9,561 7,962 4,261
9 24,892 1,918 232 22,742 12,188 446 116 11,626 7,748 4,435
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.