Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

Connecticut

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 Connecticut with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Connecticut 583,386 405,499 62,508 49,068 24,578 41,733 566,126 423,610 49,414 443,375
1 125,808 87,221 14,146 9,863 4,616 9,962 119,506 89,327 9,796 94,320
2 114,436 78,657 12,553 9,940 5,348 7,938 109,285 80,431 9,897 85,466
3 121,392 83,841 13,885 10,409 4,495 8,762 117,011 86,921 10,334 92,007
4 104,489 74,756 8,485 9,130 5,666 6,452 107,257 82,598 9,650 83,667
5 117,261 81,024 13,439 9,726 4,453 8,619 113,066 84,333 9,738 87,915
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, 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 in Connecticut and total monthly payments, December 2004
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 51,557 6,779 471 44,307 22,642 2,224 197 20,220 15,680 12,424
1 14,190 2,075 139 11,976 6,159 698 57 5,404 4,250 3,814
2 6,604 616 68 5,920 2,871 160 27 2,684 2,297 1,196
3 11,077 1,206 95 9,776 4,838 385 42 4,410 3,310 2,382
4 8,803 1,590 75 7,138 3,931 559 30 3,341 2,522 2,686
5 10,883 1,292 94 9,497 4,841 420 39 4,381 3,301 2,346
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.