Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 2012
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 640,424 453,438 81,151 41,611 20,984 43,240 821,956 627,951 55,348 484,516
1 135,797 95,829 17,774 8,353 3,774 10,067 169,867 129,744 10,858 101,357
2 131,707 93,365 17,028 8,723 4,311 8,280 167,913 127,432 11,569 98,815
3 130,240 90,992 18,158 8,552 3,653 8,885 165,585 124,880 11,190 97,203
4 112,594 82,440 10,593 7,731 5,176 6,654 153,174 120,690 10,850 90,655
5 130,086 90,812 17,598 8,252 4,070 9,354 165,416 125,204 10,881 96,486
All areas c 56,758,185 36,720,492 8,826,591 4,348,486 2,443,212 4,419,404 65,430,104 46,327,075 5,107,327 39,613,754
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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 2012
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 61,361 6,674 425 54,262 33,705 2,615 218 30,871 19,029 14,065
1 16,511 1,983 124 14,404 9,225 793 64 8,368 5,150 4,241
2 7,840 620 47 7,173 4,059 208 22 3,829 2,783 1,312
3 13,626 1,174 102 12,350 7,650 441 51 7,158 3,974 2,710
4 10,086 1,567 72 8,447 5,528 666 40 4,822 3,027 2,962
5 13,298 1,330 80 11,888 7,242 507 42 6,693 4,095 2,840
All areas b 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 2,759,751 2,081,532
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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.