Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 determine the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2012
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
Alabama 1,060,623 593,250 233,847 87,237 39,404 106,885 1,168,580 731,798 95,766 647,360
1 153,975 88,153 30,667 13,034 6,475 15,646 172,993 110,521 14,923 96,625
2 151,773 86,756 33,195 11,853 4,890 15,079 161,414 103,186 12,357 93,475
3 154,881 85,546 37,535 11,454 4,663 15,683 167,230 102,721 11,943 91,183
4 175,601 95,448 40,425 15,315 7,385 17,028 190,593 115,449 16,607 105,928
5 138,153 83,884 25,491 11,433 6,032 11,313 157,081 105,150 12,914 91,034
6 134,850 80,721 24,380 11,598 5,977 12,174 165,238 109,941 14,470 89,028
7 151,390 72,742 42,154 12,550 3,982 19,962 154,031 84,831 12,552 80,087
All areas c 56,758,185 36,720,492 8,826,591 4,348,486 2,443,212 4,419,404 65,430,104 46,327,075 5,107,327 39,613,754
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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 2012
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 177,046 10,877 798 165,371 94,353 2,547 367 91,440 64,308 28,951
1 22,448 1,466 96 20,886 11,931 382 41 11,508 8,079 3,769
2 27,552 1,776 123 25,653 14,511 388 55 14,067 10,370 4,706
3 25,188 1,376 162 23,650 13,479 296 71 13,112 9,103 3,966
4 26,128 1,691 91 24,346 13,431 344 45 13,043 10,411 4,586
5 16,981 1,100 93 15,788 9,052 261 47 8,745 6,331 2,819
6 13,480 716 55 12,709 7,206 205 23 6,977 4,615 1,831
7 45,269 2,752 178 42,339 24,743 672 84 23,987 15,399 7,274
All areas b 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 2,759,751 2,081,532
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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.