Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2003

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 monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Number of beneficiaries Retired Congressional district Arkansas 1 2 3 4 All areas
c

Monthly benefit amount (thousands of dollars) Wives and husbands 28,928 7,946 5,524 7,198 8,260 2,772,576 Children 54,382 14,973 12,380 12,753 14,276 3,960,823 All beneficiaries 419,307 109,746 93,269 104,642 111,650 39,541,474 Retired workers 265,616 68,152 60,033 67,397 70,033 27,230,628 Widow(er)s
b

Total 543,669 147,981 116,134 134,469 145,085 47,038,391

workers

a

Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 91,424 25,287 19,491 23,552 23,094 5,873,673 58,671 17,135 11,418 12,833 17,285 4,899,704

Number of OASDI beneficiaries aged 65 or older 352,335 94,724 75,282 86,926 95,403 33,433,599

310,264 82,640 67,321 78,133 82,170 29,531,615

45,289 12,461 9,334 10,244 13,248 4,238,982

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. c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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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 monthly payment amount, December 2003
Number of recipients Congressional district Arkansas 1 2 3 4 All areas
b

Monthly payment amount (thousands of dollars) Disabled 74,336 24,707 15,118 13,833 20,678 5,592,504 Total 33,146 11,315 6,652 5,969 9,209 3,077,818 Aged 1,745 660 257 286 541 424,774 Blind 311 97 69 52 92 35,646 Disabled 31,088 10,557 6,325 5,630 8,575 2,617,398

Number of recipients With OASDI
a

Total 86,365 29,343 16,935 15,700 24,387 6,902,364

Aged 11,158 4,383 1,591 1,721 3,463 1,232,778

Blind 871 253 226 146 246 77,082

Aged 65 or older 20,842 8,143 3,126 3,129 6,444 1,989,737

37,327 13,333 6,511 6,883 10,600 2,421,362

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.

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