Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Alabama

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Alabama 952,511 522,664 194,031 92,620 42,921 100,275 951,795 583,174 92,447 591,880
1 139,866 77,584 25,813 13,826 7,187 15,456 142,446 88,324 14,371 87,991
2 135,677 75,978 27,797 12,300 5,359 14,243 129,799 81,121 11,571 84,142
3 136,604 74,372 31,195 11,709 4,577 14,751 131,988 79,719 10,895 81,565
4 153,262 82,492 32,506 15,885 7,660 14,719 150,478 89,545 15,524 95,053
5 133,366 77,758 23,715 13,146 7,153 11,594 136,503 87,701 13,449 87,988
6 128,666 75,821 21,321 13,040 6,830 11,654 143,700 93,912 14,836 86,744
7 125,070 58,659 31,684 12,714 4,155 17,858 116,881 62,852 11,800 68,397
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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
Alabama 166,762 14,403 872 151,487 79,420 2,916 353 76,151 63,658 31,745
1 20,817 1,807 123 18,887 9,790 396 47 9,347 7,853 3,908
2 26,464 2,438 128 23,898 12,193 467 52 11,674 10,471 5,291
3 26,204 2,113 198 23,893 12,694 395 79 12,219 9,983 4,965
4 23,529 2,277 102 21,150 10,503 402 37 10,064 10,048 4,963
5 18,278 1,717 90 16,471 8,383 346 37 8,000 7,238 3,688
6 12,686 901 69 11,716 6,235 216 29 5,990 4,582 2,013
7 38,784 3,150 162 35,472 19,622 693 72 18,857 13,483 6,917
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.