Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Massachusetts

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 2009
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
Massachusetts 1,117,870 724,674 179,409 82,792 41,230 89,765 1,207,840 851,453 94,632 796,641
1 124,440 76,807 22,581 9,226 4,359 11,467 128,656 87,200 10,164 83,577
2 124,143 75,423 23,280 9,274 4,116 12,050 128,476 86,322 10,109 82,742
3 107,643 68,311 18,720 7,882 3,551 9,179 114,594 79,177 8,828 75,006
4 116,565 76,507 18,197 8,433 4,330 9,098 125,721 89,254 9,646 83,656
5 100,260 63,143 17,236 7,085 3,813 8,983 109,211 75,927 8,069 69,242
6 117,372 80,296 15,232 9,175 4,768 7,901 133,147 97,513 10,978 88,557
7 106,348 72,979 14,445 7,925 4,256 6,743 120,672 88,723 9,484 81,418
8 70,005 40,524 16,160 4,335 2,202 6,784 67,540 43,745 4,266 44,657
9 108,047 69,802 17,016 8,221 3,911 9,097 118,024 82,698 9,547 77,678
10 143,047 100,882 16,542 11,236 5,924 8,463 161,799 120,892 13,539 110,108
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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 186,352 46,296 3,590 136,466 102,754 20,775 2,026 79,954 67,334 49,717
1 21,447 3,295 411 17,741 11,876 1,241 235 10,399 8,262 3,642
2 26,394 3,892 493 22,009 14,998 1,539 285 13,175 9,374 4,410
3 18,151 4,023 344 13,784 9,813 1,665 188 7,960 6,683 4,353
4 17,258 4,534 353 12,371 9,165 1,781 197 7,188 6,946 4,871
5 19,325 4,708 367 14,250 10,845 2,196 206 8,443 6,523 4,998
6 13,275 3,733 236 9,306 7,105 1,751 125 5,230 4,915 3,959
7 12,658 4,177 289 8,192 6,816 1,939 162 4,714 4,506 4,433
8 30,850 10,964 515 19,371 17,747 5,648 301 11,799 10,211 11,574
9 16,644 4,558 342 11,744 9,059 2,086 198 6,776 5,563 4,900
10 10,350 2,412 240 7,698 5,329 929 130 4,270 4,351 2,577
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.