Congressional Statistics, December 2008

North Carolina

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to an eligible worker and family members when the worker elects to start receiving retirement benefits or when the worker 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 current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2008
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers Disabled workers Widow(er)s a Spouses b Children c All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s a
North Carolina 1,631,266 1,031,806 281,498 127,252 54,593 136,117 1,705,531 1,176,854 129,456 1,090,908
1 136,668 76,740 29,109 12,595 4,391 13,833 127,449 79,319 11,047 84,259
2 112,457 65,866 22,998 9,083 3,280 11,230 110,790 71,102 8,531 69,996
3 123,430 78,026 19,752 10,377 5,069 10,206 125,456 86,028 10,274 83,311
4 92,043 62,017 12,658 6,687 3,354 7,327 106,364 77,757 7,819 65,084
5 138,855 92,030 21,498 10,616 4,830 9,881 146,523 104,501 10,898 96,932
6 137,939 95,398 19,310 9,540 4,563 9,128 152,935 113,297 10,573 98,964
7 144,361 86,234 27,830 12,078 5,068 13,151 146,703 96,582 11,656 91,362
8 110,183 65,408 22,186 8,426 3,117 11,046 112,058 73,334 8,290 69,304
9 109,807 73,902 15,253 8,310 3,941 8,401 127,038 92,306 9,765 77,381
10 139,330 90,322 24,558 9,636 3,732 11,082 146,629 102,682 9,794 92,904
11 167,260 110,829 25,402 13,660 7,256 10,113 173,805 124,158 14,012 118,945
12 107,059 64,826 21,068 7,954 2,677 10,534 110,637 74,002 8,139 68,184
13 111,874 70,208 19,876 8,290 3,315 10,185 119,146 81,787 8,658 74,282
All areas d 50,898,244 32,273,651 7,426,691 4,541,467 2,524,841 4,131,594 53,666,109 37,207,910 4,908,428 35,818,757
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. 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.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
d. 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 2008
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
North Carolina 208,344 22,358 1,700 184,286 96,736 4,963 723 91,050 80,894 45,720
1 32,128 3,647 240 28,241 14,337 697 106 13,534 13,660 7,934
2 18,529 2,036 145 16,348 8,465 407 63 7,994 7,471 4,267
3 14,089 1,548 116 12,425 6,064 307 48 5,710 5,547 3,031
4 9,037 1,039 89 7,909 4,349 314 36 4,000 2,966 1,899
5 12,203 1,645 115 10,443 5,434 328 42 5,064 5,283 3,121
6 9,318 925 81 8,312 4,232 206 32 3,995 3,412 1,737
7 24,037 2,265 156 21,616 11,156 444 63 10,649 9,600 5,243
8 17,012 1,538 123 15,351 8,318 372 52 7,894 5,906 3,179
9 8,846 1,091 58 7,697 4,368 351 27 3,989 2,753 1,784
10 13,417 1,329 121 11,967 6,225 289 54 5,883 5,268 2,704
11 15,861 2,017 127 13,717 7,450 428 57 6,965 7,094 4,025
12 18,836 1,557 176 17,103 9,377 394 73 8,910 6,163 3,349
13 15,031 1,721 153 13,157 6,961 426 70 6,465 5,771 3,447
All areas b 7,519,593 1,203,089 70,311 6,246,193 3,880,019 475,824 36,376 3,367,820 2,612,149 2,033,285
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.