Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

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. 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
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
Connecticut 599,533 417,204 72,930 44,871 21,963 42,565 701,732 526,166 54,757 453,266
1 128,275 88,790 16,301 9,054 4,053 10,077 146,573 109,602 10,854 95,595
2 122,679 85,225 15,079 9,454 4,751 8,170 142,321 105,653 11,482 91,615
3 123,114 84,681 16,348 9,305 3,921 8,859 142,808 105,847 11,185 92,219
4 104,659 75,299 9,495 8,231 5,127 6,507 129,730 100,475 10,586 83,927
5 120,806 83,209 15,707 8,827 4,111 8,952 140,300 104,589 10,651 89,910
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
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 2008
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 55,429 6,656 438 48,335 27,486 2,452 205 24,829 17,339 13,030
1 15,147 1,974 120 13,053 7,418 741 53 6,624 4,592 3,981
2 7,011 603 64 6,344 3,375 195 29 3,151 2,541 1,237
3 12,065 1,215 98 10,752 6,131 442 50 5,639 3,660 2,496
4 9,219 1,589 69 7,561 4,485 608 31 3,846 2,837 2,788
5 11,987 1,275 87 10,625 6,077 467 42 5,568 3,709 2,528
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.