Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

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

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2013
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
Connecticut 648,466 462,058 81,570 40,685 21,288 42,865 854,037 656,765 55,388 494,508
1 137,435 97,581 17,823 8,120 3,754 10,157 176,155 135,410 10,778 103,311
2 134,322 95,846 17,265 8,617 4,340 8,254 175,982 134,510 11,724 101,474
3 131,573 92,667 18,140 8,274 3,699 8,793 171,629 130,495 11,113 99,006
4 113,544 83,434 10,602 7,627 5,335 6,546 158,535 125,439 10,937 92,085
5 131,592 92,530 17,740 8,047 4,160 9,115 171,735 130,912 10,836 98,632
All areas c 57,978,610 37,892,659 8,940,950 4,290,073 2,442,308 4,412,620 68,544,382 49,026,786 5,152,133 40,865,508
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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 2013
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 62,537 6,648 427 55,462 34,584 2,661 235 31,688 19,385 14,347
1 16,804 1,963 128 14,713 9,220 797 71 8,351 5,264 4,340
2 8,038 615 48 7,375 4,422 217 25 4,180 2,821 1,361
3 13,860 1,172 95 12,593 7,776 461 50 7,265 4,028 2,774
4 10,242 1,572 75 8,595 5,622 670 43 4,909 3,085 3,002
5 13,593 1,326 81 12,186 7,545 516 46 6,983 4,187 2,870
All areas b 8,363,477 1,157,118 67,671 7,138,688 4,677,154 483,984 37,494 4,155,676 2,770,750 2,107,524
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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.