Congressional Statistics, December 2005

 

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
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 778,483 471,734 131,035 70,451 30,946 74,317 697,065 463,369 61,031 502,476
1 129,776 82,425 18,980 11,511 6,049 10,811 117,901 81,255 10,471 86,818
2 119,747 77,089 15,637 10,973 5,843 10,205 112,977 79,550 10,328 82,158
3 143,159 88,295 25,176 11,426 5,248 13,014 130,215 87,386 10,035 92,345
4 129,166 78,462 23,744 10,532 4,581 11,847 119,817 79,849 9,743 83,237
5 131,848 77,744 23,688 12,428 4,508 13,480 116,071 75,119 10,230 82,737
6 124,787 67,719 23,810 13,581 4,717 14,960 100,083 60,210 10,224 75,181
All areas e 48,434,281 30,460,839 6,518,989 4,749,379 2,680,259 4,024,815 44,351,668 30,521,816 4,470,918 34,019,044
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 and total monthly payments, December 2005
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 105,548 12,314 1,390 91,844 44,879 2,419 536 41,922 41,838 24,946
1 12,621 1,339 133 11,149 5,232 279 48 4,905 4,930 2,757
2 12,944 1,417 206 11,321 5,618 289 81 5,246 4,802 2,832
3 15,293 1,512 191 13,590 6,580 264 75 6,240 6,097 3,128
4 14,495 1,421 198 12,876 6,566 296 73 6,195 5,533 2,802
5 20,318 2,641 233 17,444 8,456 510 92 7,853 8,322 5,304
6 29,877 3,984 429 25,464 12,425 778 166 11,480 12,154 8,123
All areas b 7,113,879 1,214,296 75,039 5,824,544 3,366,951 440,023 36,382 2,890,546 2,500,705 1,994,511
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.