Congressional Statistics, December 2005

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
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
Connecticut 585,171 407,029 64,730 47,898 23,982 41,532 595,915 445,931 50,647 442,015
1 126,055 87,515 14,620 9,603 4,475 9,842 125,617 93,935 10,000 94,076
2 116,366 80,187 13,072 9,857 5,235 8,015 116,862 86,120 10,327 86,247
3 121,420 83,845 14,466 10,077 4,367 8,665 122,784 91,150 10,480 91,217
4 104,094 74,513 8,706 8,880 5,559 6,436 112,102 86,349 9,860 83,144
5 117,236 80,969 13,866 9,481 4,346 8,574 118,549 88,377 9,981 87,331
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 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, 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 2005
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 52,235 6,791 465 44,979 23,459 2,308 194 20,956 16,172 12,538
1 14,353 2,049 144 12,160 6,385 714 60 5,610 4,391 3,843
2 6,665 623 65 5,977 2,944 178 24 2,741 2,327 1,195
3 11,180 1,234 85 9,861 5,093 409 38 4,645 3,376 2,421
4 8,921 1,596 74 7,251 4,054 577 30 3,446 2,626 2,704
5 11,116 1,289 97 9,730 4,981 428 40 4,512 3,452 2,375
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.