Congressional Statistics, December 2011

 

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. 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 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Tennessee 1,287,683 780,479 241,802 103,471 48,962 112,969 1,411,408 946,888 112,935 827,555
1 179,470 103,778 37,712 15,114 8,056 14,810 190,293 121,745 15,756 112,864
2 153,874 97,477 26,399 12,344 6,377 11,277 174,398 121,438 14,201 103,567
3 158,385 95,291 30,571 12,844 6,420 13,259 175,255 117,103 14,232 101,845
4 174,889 104,293 33,729 14,493 7,244 15,130 184,886 121,914 14,959 111,535
5 107,651 68,332 19,091 8,257 3,268 8,703 125,746 87,881 9,851 71,674
6 145,524 89,348 27,035 10,993 4,964 13,184 160,275 107,953 11,921 92,437
7 130,435 84,020 19,702 9,836 5,351 11,526 150,740 106,606 11,300 87,698
8 143,403 85,028 28,124 11,554 4,802 13,895 151,328 99,129 12,075 89,576
9 94,052 52,912 19,439 8,036 2,480 11,185 98,487 63,117 8,638 56,359
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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 179,325 13,213 1,473 164,639 95,434 3,195 725 91,515 64,093 32,142
1 22,549 1,762 170 20,617 11,337 394 75 10,868 9,123 4,573
2 17,349 1,159 113 16,077 9,312 275 67 8,970 6,417 2,993
3 21,078 1,456 158 19,464 10,982 343 78 10,561 7,800 3,861
4 23,862 1,771 175 21,916 12,179 340 79 11,760 9,352 4,770
5 15,894 1,309 163 14,422 8,964 453 83 8,429 4,776 2,537
6 16,125 1,367 179 14,579 8,756 311 88 8,356 6,160 2,990
7 13,284 1,202 106 11,976 7,108 322 51 6,735 4,519 2,486
8 22,685 1,511 166 21,008 12,008 316 79 11,613 8,019 3,769
9 26,499 1,676 243 24,580 14,789 441 125 14,223 7,927 4,163
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.