Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

Massachusetts

Social Security

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 2007
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Massachusetts 1,080,847 698,950 166,198 86,283 43,540 85,876 1,083,680 759,550 91,437 778,331
1 120,174 74,016 20,889 9,710 4,660 10,899 115,701 77,981 9,943 82,086
2 119,518 72,920 21,347 9,633 4,329 11,289 115,339 77,464 9,766 80,954
3 104,321 66,432 17,141 8,207 3,785 8,756 102,949 70,985 8,548 73,682
4 112,421 73,295 17,016 8,772 4,576 8,762 112,139 78,946 9,265 81,304
5 95,289 60,236 15,518 7,270 3,857 8,408 96,379 66,843 7,672 66,657
6 113,637 77,199 14,244 9,548 5,045 7,601 119,363 86,602 10,549 86,342
7 105,197 72,140 13,461 8,466 4,578 6,552 110,926 81,230 9,369 81,342
8 67,966 39,347 15,305 4,529 2,203 6,582 60,925 39,248 4,190 43,610
9 105,096 67,580 15,808 8,606 4,115 8,987 106,369 74,026 9,274 76,207
10 137,228 95,785 15,469 11,542 6,392 8,040 143,591 106,224 12,862 106,147
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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.

Supplemental Security Income

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 2007
Congressional district Number of recipients Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Massachusetts 178,518 45,147 3,698 129,673 91,408 18,731 1,948 70,730 65,558 48,512
1 20,356 3,265 426 16,665 10,414 1,128 224 9,062 7,924 3,535
2 24,377 3,926 477 19,974 12,937 1,434 252 11,251 8,840 4,312
3 17,490 3,967 350 13,173 8,892 1,535 178 7,179 6,625 4,300
4 16,906 4,618 386 11,902 8,287 1,680 194 6,413 6,970 4,992
5 18,520 4,527 395 13,598 9,724 1,961 201 7,561 6,291 4,847
6 12,705 3,548 252 8,905 6,284 1,541 132 4,612 4,764 3,848
7 12,139 3,961 294 7,884 6,050 1,709 155 4,186 4,460 4,208
8 30,220 10,705 540 18,975 16,058 5,129 307 10,622 9,957 11,356
9 15,881 4,325 333 11,223 8,004 1,799 189 6,016 5,441 4,650
10 9,924 2,305 245 7,374 4,757 815 116 3,827 4,286 2,464
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.