Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

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. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in Massachusetts with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
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
Massachusetts 1,061,843 694,015 138,622 96,365 49,389 83,452 909,314 643,587 87,293 780,657
1 115,153 72,801 16,264 10,756 5,337 9,995 95,227 65,676 9,483 81,894
2 117,707 74,164 17,119 10,789 4,961 10,674 97,730 67,443 9,386 83,188
3 100,707 65,271 13,815 9,063 4,236 8,322 84,848 59,482 8,118 73,175
4 114,143 74,728 14,995 10,143 5,293 8,984 97,197 68,710 9,219 83,864
5 92,760 59,277 13,175 7,910 4,143 8,255 79,732 55,751 7,068 65,759
6 116,216 79,005 12,679 10,976 5,893 7,663 103,700 75,371 10,332 89,226
7 100,649 70,132 10,514 9,167 5,051 5,785 91,565 68,052 8,736 79,782
8 70,052 40,868 13,636 5,519 2,527 7,502 53,488 34,759 4,337 45,643
9 101,866 66,248 13,344 9,486 4,633 8,155 88,056 61,759 8,733 75,221
10 132,590 91,521 13,081 12,556 7,315 8,117 117,766 86,580 11,877 102,905
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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 in Massachusetts and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Massachusetts 167,866 44,729 4,033 119,104 75,886 16,122 1,911 57,852 62,595 48,060
1 18,202 3,188 485 14,529 8,113 905 227 6,980 7,316 3,491
2 21,496 3,915 498 17,083 9,996 1,255 237 8,503 7,949 4,288
3 16,100 3,987 337 11,776 7,165 1,318 163 5,683 6,281 4,337
4 17,748 5,524 476 11,748 7,615 1,863 223 5,528 7,329 5,919
5 17,176 4,231 411 12,534 7,905 1,583 191 6,130 5,882 4,541
6 13,058 3,785 315 8,958 5,949 1,393 146 4,409 4,988 4,045
7 10,187 3,563 307 6,317 4,358 1,301 139 2,916 3,961 3,777
8 29,266 9,978 590 18,698 13,979 4,244 301 9,433 9,396 10,609
9 14,980 4,255 328 10,397 6,748 1,547 159 5,041 5,283 4,538
10 9,653 2,303 286 7,064 4,055 708 121 3,224 4,210 2,515
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
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.