Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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 1,012,056 560,885 216,038 89,755 41,283 104,095 1,035,825 641,814 91,692 612,921
1 149,290 83,913 28,968 13,663 6,918 15,828 155,409 97,614 14,535 92,248
2 144,977 81,709 31,079 12,123 5,105 14,961 142,177 89,643 11,671 88,069
3 147,806 80,722 35,300 11,630 4,603 15,551 146,412 88,833 11,066 85,794
4 164,062 88,881 36,400 15,370 7,428 15,983 164,613 99,002 15,389 98,362
5 142,250 84,188 26,134 12,887 6,952 12,089 149,404 97,529 13,500 91,902
6 134,369 80,393 23,292 12,289 6,403 11,992 154,383 102,333 14,390 88,276
7 129,302 61,079 34,865 11,793 3,874 17,691 123,428 66,859 11,140 68,270
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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 172,223 12,500 821 158,902 88,549 2,748 356 85,445 64,310 29,948
1 22,441 1,678 106 20,657 11,455 411 44 11,000 8,266 3,937
2 27,285 2,130 131 25,024 13,673 440 60 13,173 10,695 5,047
3 27,671 1,837 193 25,641 14,257 370 83 13,803 10,188 4,681
4 24,430 1,940 89 22,401 12,110 375 33 11,703 10,096 4,674
5 18,643 1,522 89 17,032 9,002 327 40 8,635 7,235 3,446
6 13,083 751 62 12,270 7,208 204 26 6,979 4,459 1,806
7 38,670 2,642 151 35,877 20,845 622 70 20,152 13,371 6,357
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.