Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

Massachusetts

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, 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. OASDI in Massachusetts, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in current-payment status
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
United States, total 46,444,240 29,190,150 5,543,981 4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187 37,854,411 26,125,087 4,169,125 33,162,456
Massachusetts 1,060,273 695,460 132,205 98,881 51,340 82,387 880,644 625,676 86,921 784,863
1 114,837 72,876 15,596 10,913 5,468 9,984 92,151 63,780 9,349 82,108
2 114,643 72,738 15,863 10,806 4,927 10,309 92,361 64,204 9,135 81,680
3 103,408 67,367 13,632 9,529 4,526 8,354 84,486 59,563 8,251 75,660
4 108,380 71,287 13,672 9,800 5,306 8,315 89,443 63,541 8,617 80,224
5 91,677 58,568 12,498 8,054 4,294 8,263 76,188 53,330 6,981 65,005
6 110,233 75,090 11,426 10,717 5,869 7,131 95,544 69,605 9,790 85,332
7 110,014 76,535 11,173 10,309 5,666 6,331 96,427 71,579 9,475 87,401
8 69,447 40,483 13,228 5,586 2,522 7,628 51,522 33,516 4,284 45,206
9 104,859 68,866 12,618 10,316 5,017 8,042 88,524 62,595 9,276 78,649
10 132,775 91,650 12,499 12,851 7,745 8,030 113,994 83,959 11,759 103,598
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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. SSI in Massachusetts, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly benefit amount
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
United States, total 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 2,406,327 1,995,284
Massachusetts 166,566 44,958 4,033 117,575 74,098 15,912 1,890 56,295 62,381 48,318
1 17,718 3,268 472 13,978 7,861 923 213 6,725 7,207 3,552
2 20,788 3,845 467 16,476 9,513 1,202 212 8,098 7,770 4,199
3 16,287 4,142 356 11,789 7,065 1,327 165 5,573 6,418 4,502
4 16,601 5,019 444 11,138 6,913 1,556 201 5,156 7,084 5,426
5 16,975 4,289 391 12,295 7,606 1,570 178 5,858 5,857 4,592
6 12,465 3,711 325 8,429 5,500 1,343 157 4,001 4,761 3,988
7 11,386 3,939 323 7,124 4,911 1,413 144 3,354 4,528 4,185
8 30,062 10,187 628 19,247 14,447 4,390 323 9,734 9,299 10,788
9 14,722 4,183 338 10,201 6,443 1,491 173 4,779 5,229 4,498
10 9,562 2,375 289 6,898 3,840 699 125 3,017 4,228 2,588
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.