Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

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 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
Massachusetts 1,206,184 789,860 203,672 76,497 41,309 94,846 1,452,820 1,040,122 96,199 862,304
1 160,268 97,403 32,113 10,383 5,062 15,307 180,340 122,797 12,253 106,270
2 130,251 82,333 24,682 8,315 3,856 11,065 152,730 105,639 10,184 89,255
3 123,617 76,377 24,209 7,538 4,186 11,307 146,335 100,743 9,229 83,015
4 125,935 85,664 18,226 7,922 4,542 9,581 161,234 118,605 10,633 93,734
5 118,798 83,777 15,123 7,776 5,051 7,071 154,868 117,506 10,461 93,106
6 141,781 98,357 19,412 9,474 5,214 9,324 180,727 134,510 12,533 107,694
7 92,614 53,610 21,993 4,999 2,898 9,114 97,368 63,050 5,416 58,606
8 131,905 87,256 21,433 8,635 4,473 10,108 161,263 115,456 11,115 95,825
9 181,015 125,083 26,481 11,455 6,027 11,969 217,955 161,817 14,375 134,799
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
Massachusetts 188,015 22,049 2,386 163,580 101,211 9,167 1,194 90,850 56,920 46,904
1 36,701 1,913 438 34,350 20,667 684 236 19,747 11,262 5,768
2 20,135 1,577 276 18,282 10,947 638 136 10,173 5,953 3,805
3 23,679 2,328 288 21,063 12,902 942 152 11,809 7,085 5,476
4 11,282 1,492 181 9,609 5,778 586 79 5,113 3,533 2,929
5 11,564 2,368 172 9,024 5,849 1,038 84 4,727 3,378 4,087
6 14,248 1,816 181 12,251 7,440 788 83 6,569 4,311 3,918
7 35,288 6,680 370 28,238 19,178 3,050 186 15,941 9,820 12,819
8 16,600 2,698 220 13,682 8,653 1,123 114 7,416 5,032 4,863
9 18,518 1,177 260 17,081 9,798 318 125 9,355 6,546 3,239
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.