Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2006
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 587,292 408,611 67,281 46,686 23,213 41,501 623,902 466,733 51,560 442,308
1 126,109 87,463 15,136 9,344 4,288 9,878 131,036 97,898 10,137 93,790
2 118,210 81,735 13,730 9,713 5,066 7,966 124,063 91,606 10,652 87,339
3 121,604 83,889 15,016 9,806 4,259 8,634 128,149 94,978 10,657 91,024
4 103,781 74,358 8,875 8,639 5,383 6,526 116,540 89,848 10,031 82,820
5 117,588 81,166 14,524 9,184 4,217 8,497 124,112 92,402 10,083 87,335
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, 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 2006
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 53,318 6,724 467 46,127 24,886 2,341 211 22,333 16,504 12,675
1 14,717 2,035 146 12,536 6,874 724 63 6,086 4,416 3,929
2 6,766 599 66 6,101 3,057 176 33 2,847 2,410 1,166
3 11,385 1,207 86 10,092 5,350 413 38 4,898 3,444 2,398
4 8,954 1,611 73 7,270 4,112 584 31 3,496 2,694 2,749
5 11,496 1,272 96 10,128 5,491 443 44 5,004 3,540 2,433
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.