Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2006

Arkansas

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, dies, or becomes disabled. The amount of benefits received is based on the worker’s level of earnings in employment or self-employment covered by the Social Security program.
Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2006
Number of beneficiaries Retired Congressional district Arkansas 1 2 3 4 All areas
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Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars) Spouses c 27,067 7,325 5,493 6,673 7,576 2,632,069 Children d 57,499 15,553 13,671 13,452 14,823 4,040,530 All beneficiaries 509,093 132,755 119,095 125,734 131,508 46,938,032 Retired workers 320,568 82,023 76,292 80,437 81,816 32,351,857 Widow(er)s
b

Total 576,997 156,060 129,821 141,549 149,567 49,122,624

workers a 327,697 86,872 74,927 81,861 84,037 30,976,145

Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 109,118 30,273 24,309 27,279 27,257 6,806,918 55,616 16,037 11,421 12,284 15,874 4,666,962

Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older 365,916 97,630 82,417 89,938 95,931 34,468,217

48,995 13,288 10,624 11,182 13,900 4,576,981

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data. a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries. b. 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. c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled. d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled. e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

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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 2006
Number of recipients Congressional district Arkansas 1 2 3 4 All areas b Total 92,810 30,570 19,815 16,824 25,601 7,235,583 Aged 9,147 3,431 1,457 1,524 2,735 1,211,681 Blind 771 221 206 131 213 73,418 Disabled 82,892 26,918 18,152 15,169 22,653 5,950,484 Total 40,437 13,303 8,856 7,328 10,949 3,499,569 Total monthly payments (thousands of dollars) Aged 1,595 561 273 289 470 453,537 Blind 288 87 71 46 82 36,296 Disabled 38,554 12,654 8,510 6,993 10,395 3,009,734 Number of recipients With OASDI a 37,359 12,832 7,057 7,058 10,412 2,528,975 Aged 65 or older 18,467 6,940 3,027 2,929 5,571 2,004,476

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.

For questions pertaining to the data, please call Cherice Jefferies at (410) 965-5520 or e-mail cong.stats@ssa.gov.

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