Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

South Carolina

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 in South Carolina with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
South Carolina 735,095 441,489 118,809 70,817 31,267 72,713 598,718 395,980 55,891 477,125
1 117,930 73,801 16,712 11,076 5,943 10,398 97,168 66,427 9,148 78,949
2 112,496 71,136 14,130 11,016 6,079 10,135 96,301 66,964 9,448 77,641
3 137,824 85,054 23,056 11,587 5,419 12,708 114,527 77,033 9,342 89,860
4 124,355 75,332 21,922 10,860 4,626 11,615 105,397 70,172 9,170 80,769
5 122,883 71,840 21,227 12,417 4,410 12,989 98,155 63,185 9,270 77,449
6 119,607 64,326 21,762 13,861 4,790 14,868 87,168 52,196 9,512 72,457
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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 in South Carolina and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
South Carolina 105,706 13,864 1,480 90,362 41,059 2,587 561 37,910 42,482 26,858
1 12,367 1,446 137 10,784 4,823 297 47 4,478 4,939 2,872
2 13,271 1,587 231 11,453 5,294 306 88 4,900 4,931 3,019
3 15,232 1,756 194 13,282 5,970 294 71 5,605 6,162 3,481
4 14,096 1,547 206 12,343 5,658 305 84 5,268 5,450 2,960
5 20,387 3,064 261 17,062 7,681 545 100 7,035 8,611 5,822
6 30,353 4,464 451 25,438 11,630 838 168 10,623 12,389 8,704
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
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.