Congressional Statistics, December 2006

 

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 2006
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 801,076 489,743 135,892 70,167 30,760 74,514 752,077 503,672 63,666 519,054
1 134,364 86,185 19,735 11,599 6,001 10,844 128,202 89,025 11,083 90,393
2 124,376 81,036 16,179 10,996 5,820 10,345 123,029 87,558 10,818 85,728
3 147,094 91,358 25,954 11,357 5,233 13,192 140,008 94,566 10,440 95,254
4 132,717 81,034 24,771 10,431 4,624 11,857 128,817 86,253 10,099 85,739
5 135,950 80,682 24,804 12,466 4,466 13,532 125,479 81,593 10,748 85,453
6 126,575 69,448 24,449 13,318 4,616 14,744 106,542 64,678 10,479 76,487
All areas e 49,122,624 30,976,145 6,806,918 4,666,962 2,632,069 4,040,530 46,938,032 32,351,857 4,576,981 34,468,217
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, 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 2006
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 105,524 11,771 1,381 92,372 45,189 2,418 555 42,215 41,178 24,314
1 12,677 1,297 137 11,243 5,340 283 54 5,003 4,877 2,698
2 12,996 1,350 195 11,451 5,497 291 77 5,128 4,741 2,757
3 15,317 1,473 190 13,654 6,730 269 79 6,381 6,008 3,052
4 14,758 1,394 202 13,162 6,722 319 81 6,321 5,510 2,828
5 20,422 2,516 244 17,662 8,659 503 104 8,051 8,300 5,170
6 29,354 3,741 413 25,200 12,238 751 158 11,329 11,742 7,809
All areas b 7,235,583 1,211,681 73,418 5,950,484 3,499,569 453,537 36,296 3,009,734 2,528,975 2,004,476
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.