Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 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
Tennessee 1,321,955 806,266 250,867 102,229 48,051 114,542 1,489,191 1,005,997 114,627 859,176
1 189,914 110,954 39,813 15,302 8,128 15,717 206,829 133,847 16,350 121,093
2 152,725 96,015 27,120 11,933 6,345 11,312 177,147 122,985 13,997 103,522
3 168,226 100,766 33,105 13,606 6,473 14,276 189,906 126,743 15,274 108,743
4 143,645 87,233 27,875 10,754 5,188 12,595 161,105 107,824 11,876 91,894
5 110,859 70,212 20,015 8,278 3,351 9,003 132,386 92,698 10,125 74,248
6 163,268 103,562 29,040 11,778 5,607 13,281 184,255 128,080 13,016 108,476
7 139,374 85,186 25,243 10,828 5,378 12,739 155,243 104,521 11,986 90,411
8 145,985 92,793 24,741 11,034 5,124 12,293 169,554 118,544 12,750 98,193
9 107,959 59,545 23,915 8,716 2,457 13,326 112,766 70,752 9,253 62,596
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
Tennessee 182,957 12,748 1,425 168,784 99,858 3,245 732 95,882 65,220 32,162
1 23,541 1,718 170 21,653 12,148 404 82 11,662 9,553 4,642
2 18,091 1,089 102 16,900 9,716 291 56 9,370 6,555 3,195
3 23,392 1,503 164 21,725 12,140 335 82 11,722 8,711 4,272
4 17,304 1,279 141 15,884 9,397 312 77 9,008 6,372 3,130
5 16,945 1,361 172 15,412 9,912 494 86 9,332 5,101 2,684
6 17,607 1,380 157 16,070 9,435 284 77 9,073 7,107 3,393
7 16,286 1,208 123 14,955 8,980 277 65 8,638 6,028 2,961
8 18,011 1,361 120 16,530 9,767 338 57 9,371 6,549 3,230
9 31,780 1,849 276 29,655 18,364 509 150 17,705 9,244 4,655
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.