Congressional Statistics, December 2005

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
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
Massachusetts 1,066,957 693,006 152,020 91,157 46,267 84,507 993,871 698,658 89,900 771,459
1 117,867 73,612 18,505 10,248 5,009 10,493 105,769 72,026 9,806 81,645
2 116,438 72,362 18,724 10,072 4,511 10,769 104,883 71,453 9,534 80,142
3 103,496 66,471 15,611 8,704 4,028 8,682 94,803 65,827 8,436 73,515
4 110,474 71,847 15,862 9,258 4,804 8,703 102,111 71,646 9,117 79,894
5 93,513 59,338 14,313 7,565 4,037 8,260 87,767 60,966 7,425 65,344
6 112,093 76,207 13,092 10,027 5,334 7,433 109,147 79,249 10,304 85,081
7 106,681 73,563 12,600 9,121 4,958 6,439 104,548 76,835 9,390 82,954
8 68,470 39,651 14,544 4,971 2,347 6,957 57,124 36,860 4,248 43,943
9 104,175 67,249 14,554 9,186 4,400 8,786 98,033 68,363 9,219 75,868
10 133,750 92,706 14,215 12,005 6,839 7,985 129,685 95,434 12,423 103,073
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 and total monthly payments, December 2005
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 171,098 44,553 3,860 122,685 82,069 17,050 1,908 63,111 64,104 47,711
1 19,220 3,248 461 15,511 9,355 1,004 230 8,120 7,647 3,500
2 22,313 3,842 476 17,995 11,163 1,322 245 9,595 8,182 4,171
3 16,722 4,006 352 12,364 7,956 1,408 174 6,374 6,507 4,319
4 16,716 4,752 408 11,556 7,548 1,586 204 5,756 7,168 5,112
5 17,652 4,353 407 12,892 8,630 1,726 193 6,710 6,105 4,674
6 12,416 3,606 274 8,536 5,885 1,451 133 4,300 4,766 3,845
7 11,660 3,853 320 7,487 5,360 1,525 155 3,680 4,475 4,102
8 29,960 10,455 570 18,935 14,902 4,679 289 9,933 9,836 11,075
9 14,884 4,195 330 10,359 7,001 1,601 169 5,230 5,244 4,479
10 9,555 2,243 262 7,050 4,265 743 111 3,409 4,174 2,434
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.