Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Tennessee

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 2009
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
Tennessee 1,212,968 730,711 217,950 105,359 50,506 108,442 1,257,202 837,850 108,735 787,049
1 170,045 97,584 34,390 15,458 8,298 14,315 170,940 108,394 15,298 107,427
2 144,716 91,283 23,657 12,521 6,558 10,697 155,153 107,380 13,601 98,240
3 149,618 89,674 27,609 13,149 6,658 12,528 157,165 104,447 13,828 97,280
4 165,149 97,924 30,898 14,803 7,443 14,081 165,221 108,168 14,420 106,101
5 101,438 64,259 16,728 8,434 3,439 8,578 112,078 78,169 9,537 68,635
6 134,479 82,036 24,134 10,971 4,989 12,349 139,509 93,368 11,163 86,165
7 120,589 76,790 17,703 9,784 5,324 10,988 131,169 91,822 10,598 81,478
8 136,689 80,816 25,377 11,894 5,071 13,531 136,340 89,002 11,752 86,526
9 90,245 50,345 17,454 8,345 2,726 11,375 89,627 57,100 8,538 55,197
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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 169,342 14,090 1,450 153,802 87,276 3,309 690 83,277 62,838 32,742
1 21,636 1,972 159 19,505 10,586 435 68 10,082 8,993 4,751
2 16,243 1,217 113 14,913 8,293 278 56 7,960 6,203 2,980
3 20,014 1,529 175 18,310 10,189 358 90 9,740 7,515 3,893
4 22,976 1,946 160 20,870 11,747 361 71 11,315 9,357 4,918
5 14,416 1,256 165 12,995 7,864 423 76 7,365 4,542 2,434
6 14,928 1,423 168 13,337 7,752 315 80 7,357 6,002 3,045
7 12,438 1,294 115 11,029 6,276 337 57 5,882 4,515 2,565
8 21,453 1,671 162 19,620 11,018 347 73 10,598 7,919 3,902
9 25,238 1,782 233 23,223 13,552 454 120 12,978 7,792 4,254
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.