Congressional Statistics, December 2011

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2011
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Massachusetts 1,161,122 753,594 194,434 79,750 40,104 93,240 1,324,894 937,430 95,796 819,775
1 129,536 80,213 24,529 8,931 4,193 11,670 141,066 95,941 10,325 86,179
2 129,404 78,354 25,519 8,950 3,943 12,638 140,909 94,755 10,213 84,873
3 112,152 70,786 20,642 7,490 3,412 9,822 126,012 86,924 8,783 76,671
4 121,296 79,648 19,677 8,245 4,219 9,507 138,495 98,680 9,940 86,555
5 105,473 66,271 18,909 6,960 3,837 9,496 121,401 84,497 8,331 72,038
6 122,422 83,946 16,776 8,802 4,624 8,274 147,035 108,086 11,112 91,598
7 108,102 74,016 15,426 7,556 4,159 6,945 129,606 95,391 9,499 81,925
8 73,304 42,684 17,169 4,171 2,263 7,017 74,524 48,702 4,347 46,576
9 111,278 72,188 18,062 7,861 3,803 9,364 128,256 90,576 9,585 79,401
10 148,155 105,488 17,725 10,784 5,651 8,507 177,589 133,877 13,661 113,959
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2011
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 197,327 47,866 3,602 145,859 111,245 21,876 2,099 87,270 69,564 51,282
1 22,834 3,384 411 19,039 12,767 1,326 240 11,202 8,565 3,772
2 28,909 4,261 505 24,143 16,958 1,760 313 14,885 9,989 4,734
3 19,565 4,113 329 15,123 11,113 1,764 183 9,165 6,878 4,405
4 18,229 4,474 355 13,400 9,951 1,805 204 7,942 7,138 4,827
5 20,467 4,854 378 15,235 11,676 2,289 212 9,175 6,770 5,168
6 14,066 3,834 244 9,988 7,765 1,821 146 5,798 5,079 4,066
7 13,021 4,265 285 8,471 7,098 2,027 158 4,912 4,514 4,505
8 31,967 11,237 514 20,216 18,503 5,791 312 12,400 10,504 11,847
9 17,439 4,910 350 12,179 9,727 2,293 206 7,229 5,756 5,263
10 10,830 2,534 231 8,065 5,686 1,000 124 4,562 4,371 2,695
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.