Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2006

Kentucky

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 Kentucky 1 2 3 4 5 6 All areas e Total 812,644 150,714 133,550 124,795 121,871 160,527 121,187 49,122,624 workers a 424,678 82,236 73,285 75,203 66,266 58,647 69,041 30,976,145 Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 167,356 29,510 25,733 20,483 22,782 46,628 22,220 6,806,918 90,047 16,663 13,950 13,276 13,518 20,553 12,087 4,666,962 Spouses c 48,026 8,702 7,613 6,072 7,466 12,119 6,054 2,632,069 Children d 82,537 13,603 12,969 9,761 11,839 22,580 11,785 4,040,530 Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars) All beneficiaries 720,189 131,597 115,335 121,660 111,407 130,750 109,439 46,938,032 Retired workers 420,432 79,262 70,104 80,422 67,527 53,890 69,227 32,351,857 Widow(er)s
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Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older 497,917 95,056 83,194 85,671 77,187 78,923 77,886 34,468,217

80,489 14,695 12,184 13,723 12,715 16,193 10,979 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 Kentucky 1 2 3 4 5 6 All areas b Total 181,700 28,455 24,407 20,077 21,501 64,334 22,926 7,235,583 Aged 13,384 2,746 2,318 1,515 1,568 3,274 1,963 1,211,681 Blind 1,381 199 175 220 196 426 165 73,418 Disabled 166,935 25,510 21,914 18,342 19,737 60,634 20,798 5,950,484 Total 81,713 12,033 10,546 9,573 9,593 29,908 10,059 3,499,569 Total monthly payments (thousands of dollars) Aged 2,681 493 454 415 301 619 397 453,537 Blind 577 79 75 88 78 189 66 36,296 Disabled 78,454 11,460 10,017 9,069 9,213 29,099 9,595 3,009,734 Number of recipients With OASDI a 64,396 11,910 9,936 6,327 7,776 19,767 8,680 2,528,975 Aged 65 or older 33,476 6,068 4,908 2,957 3,807 11,209 4,527 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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2 Congressional Statistics for December 2006, Kentucky