Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

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 2007
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 592,533 411,840 70,584 45,721 22,643 41,745 649,645 485,756 52,166 447,253
1 127,492 88,199 15,908 9,185 4,202 9,998 136,556 101,927 10,294 94,864
2 120,805 83,352 14,702 9,662 4,927 8,162 130,954 96,572 10,950 89,451
3 121,863 84,043 15,667 9,526 4,099 8,528 132,595 98,267 10,702 91,511
4 103,675 74,444 9,202 8,376 5,248 6,405 120,178 92,740 10,058 83,095
5 118,698 81,802 15,105 8,972 4,167 8,652 129,362 96,251 10,163 88,332
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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 2007
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 54,237 6,706 456 47,075 26,212 2,406 216 23,590 16,899 12,867
1 14,988 2,011 134 12,843 7,209 741 61 6,407 4,549 3,964
2 6,914 599 64 6,251 3,288 182 31 3,075 2,510 1,201
3 11,650 1,210 87 10,353 5,731 428 44 5,259 3,524 2,438
4 9,117 1,622 77 7,418 4,346 599 33 3,714 2,770 2,810
5 11,568 1,264 94 10,210 5,637 455 48 5,135 3,546 2,454
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.