Congressional Statistics, December 2007

 

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 2007
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 822,377 507,282 140,472 70,106 30,459 74,058 801,117 540,542 65,886 538,249
1 139,355 90,420 20,366 11,648 5,899 11,022 138,118 96,764 11,548 94,982
2 125,071 82,976 15,832 10,729 5,670 9,864 128,859 92,993 10,980 87,955
3 151,561 94,638 27,074 11,514 5,217 13,118 149,401 101,318 10,932 98,940
4 137,410 84,112 26,067 10,554 4,672 12,005 138,085 92,732 10,537 89,364
5 137,937 82,723 25,343 12,308 4,376 13,187 132,432 86,900 11,015 87,562
6 131,043 72,413 25,790 13,353 4,625 14,862 114,222 69,834 10,874 79,446
All areas e 49,864,838 31,527,728 7,098,723 4,602,812 2,584,884 4,050,691 49,218,145 34,004,494 4,657,266 35,119,015
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes 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 2007
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 105,676 11,223 1,311 93,142 48,658 2,402 548 45,708 40,855 23,689
1 12,732 1,254 128 11,350 5,598 287 51 5,260 4,874 2,690
2 12,566 1,262 179 11,125 5,906 287 74 5,545 4,494 2,592
3 15,439 1,406 186 13,847 7,305 272 76 6,957 6,026 3,022
4 15,131 1,370 196 13,565 7,300 322 81 6,898 5,606 2,803
5 20,100 2,337 217 17,546 9,351 486 94 8,770 8,046 4,917
6 29,708 3,594 405 25,709 13,198 748 172 12,278 11,809 7,665
All areas b 7,359,525 1,204,512 71,727 6,083,286 3,735,792 465,272 36,571 3,233,949 2,568,637 2,016,588
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.