Congressional Statistics, December 2009

 

South 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 2009
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
South Carolina 889,876 556,444 156,502 69,929 29,571 77,430 942,226 643,622 71,542 578,014
1 154,455 102,063 22,919 11,907 5,865 11,701 166,878 118,713 12,899 104,601
2 137,233 92,903 17,708 10,749 5,487 10,386 153,703 112,929 11,934 96,142
3 161,666 101,551 30,097 11,445 5,018 13,555 172,691 117,687 11,790 104,646
4 148,492 91,156 29,210 10,562 4,588 12,976 161,453 108,890 11,447 94,990
5 149,566 90,906 28,348 12,237 4,223 13,852 156,203 103,862 11,925 94,106
6 138,464 77,865 28,220 13,029 4,390 14,960 131,299 81,541 11,548 83,529
All areas d 52,522,819 33,514,013 7,788,013 4,488,492 2,501,723 4,230,578 55,905,731 39,020,920 4,893,329 36,594,122
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 2009
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 109,515 10,045 1,267 98,203 55,101 2,365 572 52,164 40,615 22,683
1 13,295 1,140 130 12,025 6,475 281 56 6,138 4,859 2,594
2 13,319 1,151 175 11,993 6,934 299 82 6,554 4,533 2,559
3 16,298 1,264 187 14,847 8,468 266 85 8,116 6,016 2,905
4 16,006 1,266 200 14,540 8,585 335 90 8,160 5,708 2,795
5 20,752 2,036 216 18,500 10,311 449 102 9,760 7,991 4,613
6 29,845 3,188 359 26,298 14,328 735 157 13,436 11,508 7,217
All areas b 7,676,686 1,185,959 69,302 6,421,425 4,120,127 475,505 36,702 3,607,920 2,621,649 2,025,610
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.