Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Connecticut

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 in Connecticut with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Connecticut 582,834 404,950 60,532 50,208 25,348 41,796 545,944 408,779 48,772 445,174
1 130,865 91,032 14,168 10,483 4,966 10,216 120,185 90,090 10,061 98,731
2 106,141 72,658 11,415 9,382 5,107 7,579 97,750 71,836 8,971 79,316
3 119,826 82,820 13,246 10,530 4,610 8,620 111,426 82,903 10,093 91,456
4 109,679 78,207 8,693 9,954 6,098 6,727 108,334 83,247 10,115 88,048
5 116,323 80,233 13,010 9,859 4,567 8,654 108,247 80,700 9,531 87,623
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
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.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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 in Connecticut and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Connecticut 51,122 6,949 504 43,669 21,700 2,224 207 19,268 15,487 12,433
1 14,185 2,145 147 11,893 6,047 707 57 5,281 4,284 3,846
2 6,230 561 69 5,600 2,658 145 31 2,480 2,099 1,055
3 11,001 1,248 101 9,652 4,689 381 41 4,266 3,243 2,402
4 9,149 1,698 86 7,365 3,791 577 33 3,181 2,624 2,826
5 10,557 1,297 101 9,159 4,512 411 43 4,058 3,237 2,304
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
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.