Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Georgia

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
Georgia 1,347,932 824,603 222,208 118,114 51,915 131,092 1,389,721 933,026 120,948 884,315
1 113,780 66,191 20,667 10,787 4,971 11,164 113,093 72,756 10,699 72,760
2 111,814 62,885 21,470 11,393 4,152 11,914 103,823 64,491 10,202 70,012
3 124,741 79,435 18,951 10,293 4,664 11,398 133,260 92,078 10,895 83,465
4 68,804 41,197 11,680 5,170 2,314 8,443 71,303 47,235 5,456 43,154
5 76,215 46,730 13,311 7,010 2,486 6,678 78,434 52,855 7,462 51,504
6 79,134 56,854 6,351 6,595 4,333 5,001 97,231 74,552 8,284 60,581
7 86,734 56,241 11,312 6,894 3,467 8,820 95,459 67,164 7,746 58,630
8 124,296 71,205 24,319 10,920 4,584 13,268 118,772 74,472 10,223 77,500
9 132,284 85,718 20,182 10,932 5,416 10,036 139,787 98,175 11,391 90,530
10 127,856 81,520 19,540 11,063 4,992 10,741 131,331 90,990 11,178 86,481
11 109,496 67,430 18,501 9,290 3,943 10,332 116,557 78,603 9,853 71,510
12 113,126 63,717 21,472 11,204 3,951 12,782 108,513 67,242 10,649 70,135
13 79,652 45,480 14,452 6,563 2,642 10,515 82,158 52,414 6,910 48,053
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
Georgia 212,901 25,483 1,875 185,543 103,782 6,540 832 96,410 76,570 49,971
1 18,590 1,801 151 16,638 8,490 342 63 8,085 7,405 4,051
2 27,897 3,064 242 24,591 13,234 613 103 12,519 10,711 6,681
3 14,201 1,505 130 12,566 7,284 340 55 6,889 5,132 2,992
4 13,025 1,942 132 10,951 6,544 704 58 5,782 3,561 3,092
5 20,038 2,468 183 17,387 10,506 664 79 9,763 6,776 4,820
6 4,613 1,441 39 3,133 2,222 595 20 1,608 1,194 1,879
7 9,993 2,318 92 7,583 4,954 846 42 4,066 2,828 3,362
8 23,241 2,229 214 20,798 11,151 463 95 10,593 8,994 5,057
9 12,807 1,548 112 11,147 5,823 314 50 5,459 5,310 3,073
10 16,315 1,851 140 14,324 7,842 373 63 7,406 6,700 3,981
11 13,601 1,357 126 12,118 6,836 339 57 6,440 4,960 2,754
12 24,460 2,595 216 21,649 11,380 516 97 10,768 9,177 5,780
13 14,120 1,364 98 12,658 7,515 432 52 7,032 3,822 2,449
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.