Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

Massachusetts

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 2006
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
Massachusetts 1,072,305 695,199 158,781 88,505 44,762 85,058 1,041,553 730,983 90,958 772,136
1 119,241 73,816 19,866 9,892 4,831 10,836 111,297 75,304 9,870 81,589
2 118,172 72,842 20,084 9,855 4,401 10,990 110,781 74,936 9,704 80,416
3 103,623 66,276 16,292 8,447 3,910 8,698 99,002 68,472 8,524 73,199
4 111,265 72,505 16,428 8,943 4,723 8,666 107,307 75,431 9,166 80,365
5 94,303 59,676 14,922 7,472 3,893 8,340 92,471 64,031 7,656 65,739
6 113,195 76,938 13,718 9,805 5,213 7,521 115,104 83,519 10,504 85,789
7 105,562 72,738 12,818 8,788 4,753 6,465 107,847 79,216 9,423 81,964
8 68,253 39,584 14,919 4,716 2,280 6,754 59,350 38,338 4,208 43,718
9 104,220 67,234 15,037 8,873 4,234 8,842 102,152 71,222 9,248 75,669
10 134,471 93,590 14,697 11,714 6,524 7,946 136,242 100,514 12,656 103,688
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, 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 2006
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 174,264 44,753 3,726 125,785 86,866 17,882 1,887 67,096 64,648 47,940
1 19,820 3,255 436 16,129 9,905 1,078 231 8,595 7,718 3,502
2 23,216 3,922 466 18,828 12,014 1,381 234 10,399 8,495 4,218
3 16,998 4,019 357 12,622 8,362 1,490 173 6,698 6,558 4,293
4 16,774 4,677 382 11,715 7,885 1,630 185 6,069 7,041 5,063
5 18,068 4,434 396 13,238 9,145 1,827 190 7,126 6,217 4,775
6 12,496 3,567 255 8,674 6,185 1,490 126 4,568 4,739 3,820
7 11,832 3,849 307 7,676 5,699 1,592 150 3,955 4,492 4,129
8 30,156 10,499 554 19,103 15,779 4,903 308 10,567 9,862 11,138
9 15,179 4,268 330 10,581 7,429 1,705 175 5,549 5,315 4,562
10 9,725 2,263 243 7,219 4,457 781 109 3,565 4,211 2,440
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.