Congressional Statistics, December 2010

 

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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 622,167 437,382 77,298 43,106 21,257 43,124 742,891 563,107 53,501 465,277
1 132,576 92,479 17,395 8,741 3,871 10,090 154,199 116,356 10,597 97,434
2 129,267 90,927 16,238 9,137 4,543 8,422 153,369 115,429 11,319 95,708
3 126,371 87,908 17,017 8,856 3,741 8,849 149,455 112,147 10,792 93,587
4 108,366 78,761 10,006 7,933 5,070 6,596 137,061 107,180 10,410 86,186
5 125,587 87,307 16,642 8,439 4,032 9,167 148,807 111,995 10,383 92,362
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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 58,257 6,617 431 51,209 30,613 2,551 212 27,851 18,233 13,387
1 15,931 2,004 124 13,803 8,229 784 63 7,383 4,923 4,110
2 7,382 580 52 6,750 3,808 196 27 3,585 2,659 1,213
3 12,695 1,154 91 11,450 6,752 435 42 6,275 3,818 2,548
4 9,544 1,565 75 7,904 4,985 641 36 4,308 2,871 2,830
5 12,705 1,314 89 11,302 6,839 494 44 6,300 3,962 2,686
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.