Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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 1,140,830 739,823 187,321 81,322 40,602 91,762 1,244,433 878,976 93,624 805,433
1 127,158 78,597 23,553 9,084 4,284 11,640 132,653 90,081 10,068 84,516
2 126,818 76,876 24,408 9,164 4,018 12,352 132,234 88,856 10,029 83,363
3 109,925 69,722 19,628 7,674 3,458 9,443 118,237 81,695 8,665 75,566
4 119,162 78,186 19,011 8,358 4,280 9,327 129,848 92,376 9,624 84,924
5 103,156 64,859 18,108 7,060 3,859 9,270 113,416 78,895 8,106 70,532
6 119,792 82,097 15,944 8,959 4,645 8,147 137,366 100,872 10,834 89,567
7 107,335 73,562 14,997 7,757 4,205 6,814 122,946 90,496 9,344 81,493
8 71,803 41,677 16,734 4,214 2,216 6,962 69,741 45,417 4,190 45,522
9 110,090 71,088 17,735 8,051 3,883 9,333 121,411 85,232 9,413 78,422
10 145,591 103,159 17,203 11,001 5,754 8,474 166,582 125,056 13,351 111,528
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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 192,814 46,965 3,626 142,223 107,522 21,190 2,093 84,239 69,462 50,513
1 22,188 3,329 424 18,435 12,436 1,267 251 10,918 8,476 3,725
2 27,927 3,942 496 23,489 16,378 1,575 289 14,515 9,899 4,619
3 18,924 4,048 338 14,538 10,518 1,685 192 8,642 6,848 4,369
4 17,961 4,545 358 13,058 9,697 1,805 204 7,688 7,218 4,889
5 19,863 4,741 383 14,739 11,158 2,225 219 8,714 6,708 5,034
6 13,659 3,758 248 9,653 7,480 1,781 144 5,554 5,041 3,969
7 12,974 4,236 282 8,456 6,977 2,001 159 4,818 4,608 4,477
8 31,551 11,192 524 19,835 18,063 5,748 312 12,003 10,453 11,772
9 17,072 4,687 348 12,037 9,365 2,153 205 7,007 5,749 5,011
10 10,695 2,487 225 7,983 5,450 950 119 4,381 4,462 2,648
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.