Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

Massachusetts

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Massachusetts 1,094,012 706,674 172,992 84,458 41,946 87,942 1,170,915 821,494 95,648 785,810
1 121,727 74,847 21,720 9,469 4,487 11,204 124,914 84,300 10,331 82,779
2 121,402 73,627 22,363 9,437 4,170 11,805 124,729 83,510 10,223 81,687
3 105,721 67,001 18,037 8,036 3,662 8,985 111,388 76,668 8,929 74,369
4 113,809 74,266 17,664 8,589 4,393 8,897 121,286 85,550 9,697 82,107
5 97,306 61,251 16,417 7,119 3,768 8,751 105,108 72,856 8,061 67,807
6 114,772 78,057 14,702 9,363 4,888 7,762 128,774 93,689 11,061 87,161
7 105,470 72,262 14,066 8,202 4,376 6,564 118,537 86,808 9,722 81,326
8 68,771 39,540 15,869 4,467 2,148 6,747 65,743 42,290 4,369 44,005
9 105,837 68,292 16,203 8,364 3,996 8,982 114,616 80,078 9,648 76,716
10 139,197 97,531 15,951 11,412 6,058 8,245 155,821 115,745 13,606 107,853
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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 182,149 45,740 3,643 132,766 95,073 19,474 1,943 73,656 66,331 49,233
1 20,937 3,260 422 17,255 10,906 1,162 222 9,522 8,072 3,563
2 25,408 3,878 486 21,044 13,769 1,455 259 12,055 9,146 4,339
3 17,718 3,982 341 13,395 9,108 1,574 174 7,361 6,614 4,363
4 17,075 4,621 368 12,086 8,469 1,725 193 6,551 6,967 4,955
5 18,826 4,624 383 13,819 9,906 2,046 198 7,662 6,359 4,941
6 13,016 3,669 250 9,097 6,623 1,631 124 4,868 4,847 3,939
7 12,415 4,121 295 7,999 6,282 1,820 161 4,301 4,523 4,345
8 30,538 10,876 523 19,139 16,606 5,323 296 10,988 10,114 11,513
9 16,150 4,378 332 11,440 8,395 1,892 189 6,314 5,411 4,758
10 10,066 2,331 243 7,492 5,007 847 127 4,033 4,278 2,517
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.