Congressional Statistics, December 2004

 

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 total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
South Carolina 754,532 454,655 124,794 70,605 31,013 73,465 639,878 423,850 57,945 488,206
1 124,215 78,194 17,939 11,376 6,063 10,643 106,704 73,111 9,786 83,141
2 114,737 73,066 14,714 10,903 5,904 10,150 102,409 71,566 9,729 78,884
3 139,092 85,756 23,991 11,421 5,228 12,696 120,078 80,590 9,540 90,164
4 126,117 76,470 22,774 10,680 4,560 11,633 111,093 73,985 9,362 81,533
5 128,047 75,062 22,554 12,498 4,495 13,438 106,736 68,854 9,738 80,495
6 122,324 66,107 22,822 13,727 4,763 14,905 92,858 55,744 9,790 73,989
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, 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 in South Carolina and total monthly payments, December 2004
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
South Carolina 105,342 12,887 1,430 91,025 42,666 2,480 539 39,646 41,868 25,629
1 12,515 1,357 144 11,014 4,988 280 49 4,658 4,924 2,791
2 12,905 1,459 208 11,238 5,318 284 81 4,952 4,722 2,863
3 15,163 1,612 186 13,365 6,119 279 70 5,769 6,070 3,259
4 14,206 1,457 199 12,550 6,068 298 79 5,691 5,467 2,818
5 20,342 2,782 248 17,312 8,214 516 94 7,603 8,392 5,463
6 30,211 4,220 445 25,546 11,957 820 164 10,972 12,293 8,435
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.