Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

Kentucky

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
Kentucky 930,222 503,866 209,422 82,627 42,151 92,156 997,885 606,205 89,135 564,639
1 173,870 98,140 37,208 15,283 7,648 15,591 183,256 114,712 16,262 109,154
2 151,603 86,262 31,870 12,651 6,551 14,269 159,282 100,447 13,321 93,896
3 130,189 78,197 25,820 10,918 4,639 10,615 150,961 100,622 13,462 85,332
4 146,288 86,161 28,781 12,105 6,083 13,158 166,632 108,725 14,169 93,468
5 191,967 75,759 58,050 20,630 11,991 25,537 189,136 85,218 19,910 96,439
6 136,305 79,347 27,693 11,040 5,239 12,986 148,620 96,482 12,011 86,350
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
Kentucky 192,587 10,187 1,202 181,198 101,853 2,527 586 98,740 66,149 32,042
1 30,643 1,884 173 28,586 15,625 395 81 15,149 12,112 5,444
2 24,864 1,749 169 22,946 12,801 405 76 12,319 9,666 4,371
3 23,537 1,430 171 21,936 13,141 508 88 12,546 7,055 3,084
4 20,636 1,025 148 19,463 10,996 281 68 10,647 7,030 2,904
5 66,646 2,607 390 63,649 35,594 573 200 34,821 21,195 11,723
6 26,261 1,492 151 24,618 13,697 364 74 13,259 9,091 4,516
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.