Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

Massachusetts

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 determine the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2012
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
Massachusetts 1,185,307 772,044 200,147 78,280 40,515 94,321 1,390,625 988,743 96,267 841,831
1 157,865 95,598 31,446 10,622 5,050 15,149 173,551 117,540 12,273 104,147
2 127,887 80,226 24,208 8,487 3,847 11,119 146,066 100,283 10,192 86,970
3 120,728 74,282 23,530 7,653 4,085 11,178 139,254 95,191 9,215 80,567
4 123,147 83,453 17,875 8,037 4,323 9,459 153,589 112,323 10,535 91,046
5 117,559 82,495 15,233 7,943 4,861 7,027 148,939 112,295 10,421 91,538
6 139,247 95,928 19,134 9,678 5,156 9,351 172,592 127,488 12,509 104,853
7 91,028 52,333 21,685 5,180 2,772 9,058 93,514 59,938 5,524 57,258
8 130,336 85,753 21,092 8,934 4,429 10,128 155,295 110,473 11,188 94,141
9 177,510 121,976 25,944 11,746 5,992 11,852 207,825 153,212 14,410 131,311
All areas c 56,758,185 36,720,492 8,826,591 4,348,486 2,443,212 4,419,404 65,430,104 46,327,075 5,107,327 39,613,754
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2012
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 185,785 21,968 2,410 161,407 102,239 8,957 1,187 92,095 57,023 46,017
1 36,253 1,905 444 33,904 21,092 667 233 20,192 11,246 5,599
2 19,843 1,545 275 18,023 11,227 602 125 10,499 6,008 3,687
3 23,230 2,292 283 20,655 12,931 909 140 11,881 7,040 5,300
4 11,162 1,521 183 9,458 5,882 597 78 5,206 3,554 2,910
5 11,543 2,339 180 9,024 6,060 1,015 85 4,959 3,407 4,022
6 13,991 1,801 189 12,001 7,404 770 85 6,549 4,312 3,833
7 35,055 6,708 366 27,981 19,208 3,014 196 15,998 9,837 12,646
8 16,419 2,623 234 13,562 8,584 1,057 115 7,411 5,044 4,711
9 18,289 1,234 256 16,799 9,853 325 129 9,399 6,575 3,309
All areas b 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 2,759,751 2,081,532
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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.