Congressional Statistics, December 2011

Connecticut

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 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Connecticut 630,447 444,322 79,684 42,433 20,925 43,083 787,707 598,661 54,998 472,762
1 133,967 93,833 17,762 8,597 3,763 10,012 163,005 123,449 10,890 98,807
2 131,670 92,806 16,943 9,048 4,404 8,469 163,615 123,428 11,691 97,794
3 127,718 89,055 17,497 8,727 3,664 8,775 158,110 118,869 11,119 94,725
4 109,533 79,844 10,290 7,740 5,067 6,592 144,994 113,770 10,622 87,473
5 127,559 88,784 17,192 8,321 4,027 9,235 157,982 119,144 10,677 93,963
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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
Connecticut 59,784 6,570 434 52,780 32,033 2,502 214 29,316 18,423 13,621
1 16,240 1,981 124 14,135 8,581 774 59 7,749 4,962 4,145
2 7,682 592 57 7,033 4,205 192 26 3,986 2,712 1,263
3 13,009 1,149 95 11,765 7,069 421 45 6,603 3,823 2,578
4 9,768 1,536 75 8,157 5,215 630 42 4,544 2,928 2,870
5 13,085 1,312 83 11,690 6,963 486 42 6,435 3,998 2,765
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.