Congressional Statistics

for December 2003

Social Security

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 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
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Retired
Congressional district
Georgia

Total

workers

a

Disabled
b
workers Widow(er)s

Wives and
husbands

Children

All
beneficiaries

Retired
workers

Widow(er)s

b

Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older

1,168,230

689,592

180,273

121,095

53,918

123,352

943,262

615,131

97,134

759,671

1
2
3
4
5

105,536
106,191
109,586
63,213
66,683

59,034
59,344
59,593
37,929
39,393

17,667
17,104
20,669
8,931
10,859

11,582
12,709
11,782
5,957
6,968

5,597
4,941
4,596
2,764
2,725

11,656
12,093
12,946
7,632
6,738

81,592
77,663
79,491
54,393
54,158

50,796
48,383
47,531
36,363
35,529

8,981
9,110
8,245
5,312
5,786

66,533
68,032
66,964
41,736
44,441

6
7
8
9
10

63,143
63,754
99,979
115,675
105,045

43,034
39,842
62,096
71,617
64,857

5,047
8,161
14,028
17,146
15,927

6,338
6,174
9,596
11,318
10,267

4,000
3,069
4,605
5,454
4,857

4,724
6,508
9,654
10,140
9,137

61,228
56,383
84,739
92,427
87,078

44,981
38,373
57,283
62,230
58,637

6,284
5,500
8,107
8,800
8,418

47,230
42,427
66,345
77,207
69,779

11
12
13

101,898
94,280
73,247

59,821
52,175
40,857

16,799
15,525
12,410

10,364
10,847
7,193

4,248
4,214
2,848

10,666
11,519
9,939

82,253
72,883
58,967

53,305
44,957
36,758

8,249
8,451
5,885

65,561
59,159
44,257

47,038,391

29,531,615

5,873,673

4,899,704

2,772,576

3,960,823

39,541,474

27,230,628

4,238,982

33,433,599

All areas

c

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
Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients

Number of recipients
With
a

Aged 65
or older

71,994

77,782

53,954

64
114
109
54
83

6,737
10,204
8,985
3,875
7,119

8,091
11,629
10,869
3,071
6,317

4,878
7,884
7,219
2,786
4,712

383
425
267
444
282

14
28
54
69
43

1,151
1,826
3,919
5,299
3,926

914
1,836
4,163
7,106
5,128

1,353
1,964
2,640
4,847
3,159

6,563
8,133
5,910

377
484
582

72
82
59

6,113
7,566
5,268

6,411
7,942
4,305

3,921
5,213
3,378

3,077,818

424,774

35,646

2,617,398

2,421,362

1,989,737

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

200,025

29,711

2,167

168,147

78,969

6,122

852

1
2
3
4
5

18,830
28,181
25,377
10,537
18,323

2,491
4,171
3,556
1,809
2,612

185
283
296
141
213

16,154
23,727
21,525
8,587
15,498

7,199
11,036
9,691
4,495
7,802

396
717
596
565
599

6
7
8
9
10

3,564
5,775
10,724
15,923
11,579

1,052
1,386
1,457
2,617
1,742

33
72
142
169
114

2,479
4,317
9,125
13,137
9,723

1,549
2,280
4,241
5,812
4,252

11
12
13

16,474
20,746
13,992

2,081
2,672
2,065

184
201
134

14,209
17,873
11,793

6,902,364

1,232,778

77,082

5,592,504

Congressional district
Georgia

All areas

b

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 technical information about the data processing,
call Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.

Social Security Administration
Office of Policy
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics
500 E Street, SW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20254
SSA Publication No. 13-11710
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