Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

Connecticut

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2009
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
Connecticut 611,276 428,877 74,153 43,845 21,551 42,850 723,023 546,727 54,015 459,881
1 130,604 90,903 16,696 8,867 3,952 10,186 150,638 113,371 10,689 96,568
2 126,330 88,598 15,510 9,278 4,657 8,287 148,282 111,207 11,394 93,981
3 124,798 86,668 16,387 9,048 3,823 8,872 146,191 109,418 10,973 93,097
4 106,699 77,347 9,594 8,106 5,070 6,582 133,682 104,292 10,534 85,264
5 122,845 85,361 15,966 8,546 4,049 8,923 144,230 108,437 10,425 90,971
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2009
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 56,310 6,717 433 49,160 29,426 2,604 209 26,613 17,652 13,309
1 15,475 2,034 116 13,325 8,033 803 57 7,173 4,740 4,120
2 7,097 588 61 6,448 3,645 202 29 3,415 2,592 1,214
3 12,207 1,193 97 10,917 6,515 445 46 6,024 3,715 2,527
4 9,276 1,589 71 7,616 4,726 655 33 4,037 2,795 2,827
5 12,255 1,313 88 10,854 6,507 499 44 5,964 3,810 2,621
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.