Social Security and SSI Statistics by

Congressional District, December 2002

Georgia

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 selfemployment covered by the Social Security program.
Table 1.—OASDI in Georgia, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in
current–payment status
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Congressional
district
United States, total ................

Retired
workers 1

Disabled
workers

46,444,240 29,190,150

5,543,981

Total

Widow(er)s

2

Wives and
husbands

All
Children beneficiaries
37,854,411

26,125,087

4,169,125

33,162,456

Georgia .........................................

1,143,597

673,120

171,409

122,230

54,813

122,025

891,061

580,396

94,716

745,704

1 ....................................................
2 ....................................................
3 ....................................................
4 ....................................................
5 ....................................................

96,546
88,883
111,635
85,782
69,420

53,757
49,830
60,383
50,726
40,770

15,752
13,853
20,370
11,808
11,133

10,829
10,704
12,575
9,050
7,466

5,353
4,188
4,852
4,083
2,852

10,855
10,308
13,455
10,115
7,199

71,963
63,032
77,561
68,999
54,407

44,719
39,456
46,209
45,632
35,398

8,082
7,495
8,486
7,339
6,025

60,774
57,116
68,236
56,902
46,009

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................

59,549
60,446
87,855
111,592
103,277

40,324
37,446
55,083
68,859
63,548

4,725
7,656
11,503
16,001
15,227

6,073
6,011
8,687
11,223
10,434

3,873
3,035
4,317
5,563
4,966

4,554
6,298
8,265
9,946
9,102

55,787
51,538
72,566
85,988
82,605

40,784
34,850
49,478
57,820
55,503

5,829
5,174
7,162
8,420
8,249

44,419
40,054
59,207
74,483
68,804

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................

100,500
94,732
73,380

58,973
52,574
40,847

16,165
15,037
12,179

10,586
11,191
7,401

4,248
4,466
3,017

10,528
11,464
9,936

78,442
70,924
57,242

50,877
43,954
35,712

8,131
8,455
5,863

65,018
60,137
44,545

1
2

4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187

Retired
workers Widow(er)s 2

Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65
or older

Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

Contact: Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.
Social Security Administration • Office of Policy • Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics • March 2003

Social Security and SSI Statistics by
Congressional District, December 2002

Georgia

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.—SSI in Georgia, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly
benefit amount
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients
Congressional
district

Number of recipients

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

With
OASDI 1

Aged 65
or older

United States, total ................

6,787,857

1,251,528

77,658

5,458,671

2,951,425

415,574

35,144

2,500,707

2,406,327

1,995,284

Georgia .........................................

199,025

30,944

2,196

165,885

75,906

6,198

854

68,854

79,580

55,497

1 ....................................................
2 ....................................................
3 ....................................................
4 ....................................................
5 ....................................................

18,293
22,938
26,916
16,561
18,882

2,639
3,298
3,978
3,112
2,759

177
229
327
218
219

15,477
19,411
22,611
13,231
15,904

6,793
8,857
9,728
6,468
7,849

419
556
659
787
601

63
92
123
83
85

6,310
8,209
8,946
5,598
7,162

8,049
9,491
11,807
5,946
6,681

4,992
6,273
7,894
4,936
4,895

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................

3,377
5,585
8,678
15,188
11,613

995
1,308
1,330
2,677
1,818

30
66
111
168
110

2,352
4,211
7,237
12,343
9,685

1,355
2,158
3,229
5,338
4,143

359
402
239
459
291

15
29
39
65
42

981
1,727
2,951
4,815
3,810

880
1,851
3,523
6,960
5,226

1,289
1,880
2,295
4,871
3,263

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................

16,536
21,254
13,204

2,176
2,890
1,964

180
221
140

14,180
18,143
11,100

6,425
8,161
5,404

394
505
527

72
89
58

5,959
7,567
4,819

6,613
8,333
4,220

4,110
5,530
3,269

1 Includes

persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.

Contact: Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.
Social Security Administration • Office of Policy • Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics • March 2003