Massachusetts Social Security

How does Massachusetts rank for social security payments?

Massachusetts ranks 14th out of 50 states for lowest Social Security dollars per capita at $2,085.80. The study is based on a total of 6,789,319 Massachusettsans who received a reported $14,161,129,200 in Social Security Payments in the past year.

Massachusetts Social Security Payments By County

Massachusetts County Social Security Comparison

Massachusetts Social Security Received Map

Social Security Received By County

The percentage of households receiving social security in Massachusetts varies by county.

Applying For Social Security in Massachusetts

How do I apply for Social Security Benefits in Massachusetts?

Social Security Benefits are administered by the Federal government, and are available to citizens of all states including Massachusetts. There are 17 government social security benefits that you may apply for as a resident of Massachusetts.

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pension Insurance
Social Security Child's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Disabled Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Disabled Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Social Security Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse's Benefits
Social Security Lump Sum Death Payment
Social Security Medicare Program
Social Security Medicare Savings Program
Social Security Mother's or Father's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Parent's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits
Social Security Special Benefits for Qualified WWII Veterans
Social Security Spouse's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)

Massachusetts Social Security Payments by City Statistics

How do the per capita social security payments compare across the largest cities in Massachusetts?

City Payments Details

Boston

$1,227.91

Boston ranks 13th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Boston residents received $821,666,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Brockton

$1,749.54

Brockton ranks 31st of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Brockton residents received $166,487,900 in social security payments in the past year.

Cambridge

$1,395.66

Cambridge ranks 17th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Cambridge residents received $154,769,100 in social security payments in the past year.

Fall River

$2,333.24

Fall River ranks 107th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Fall River residents received $208,260,400 in social security payments in the past year.

Lowell

$1,267.73

Lowell ranks 14th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Lowell residents received $140,672,900 in social security payments in the past year.

Lynn

$1,368.55

Lynn ranks 16th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Lynn residents received $127,369,600 in social security payments in the past year.

New Bedford

$1,887.60

New Bedford ranks 49th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. New Bedford residents received $179,558,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Quincy

$1,876.40

Quincy ranks 44th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Quincy residents received $176,051,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Springfield

$1,710.03

Springfield ranks 28th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Springfield residents received $264,392,900 in social security payments in the past year.

Worcester

$1,691.12

Worcester ranks 26th of 224 among cities in Massachusetts with the lowest social security payments. Worcester residents received $312,422,500 in social security payments in the past year.

Research & Reports

Social Security Statistics

How does Massachusetts compare nationally? See which states receive the most social security payments.

We breakdown over 3,000 counties nationwide and rank states with the most and least social security payments given to residents.

Social Security Statistics

Food Stamp Recipients in Massachusetts

Which areas receive the most food stamp public assistance in Massachusetts? We breakdown food stamps by city and county statewide and rank communities with the most and least food and nutrional supplements given to residents.

Massachusetts Food Stamp Statistics

Massachusetts Poverty Statistics

Which areas have the highest rate of poverty in Massachusetts? We breakdown the poverty rate by city and county across Massachusetts and rank communities with the highest and lowest concentrations of residents living below the poverty line.

Massachusetts Poverty Statistics

Benefits in Massachusetts

2018 Massachusetts Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Massachusetts in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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