Congressional Statistics, December 2010

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. A worker's lifetime covered earnings largely determines the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2010
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 924,726 581,505 164,930 69,992 29,481 78,818 991,098 680,694 72,459 596,860
1 163,396 108,638 24,424 12,180 5,886 12,268 178,828 128,024 13,342 109,762
2 143,851 97,805 19,185 10,778 5,455 10,628 163,120 120,300 12,077 100,094
3 166,114 104,786 31,332 11,358 4,986 13,652 179,457 122,823 11,816 106,951
4 153,945 94,882 30,523 10,558 4,657 13,325 169,134 114,623 11,543 97,762
5 155,338 94,969 29,936 12,152 4,226 14,055 164,158 109,789 12,036 97,102
6 142,082 80,425 29,530 12,966 4,271 14,890 136,401 85,134 11,645 85,189
All areas d 54,031,968 34,593,080 8,203,951 4,445,547 2,476,836 4,312,554 58,048,295 40,662,492 4,884,520 37,291,572
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 2010
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 112,094 9,674 1,271 101,149 56,283 2,272 575 53,437 40,894 22,475
1 13,895 1,133 138 12,624 6,798 281 57 6,460 5,035 2,654
2 13,761 1,119 176 12,466 7,042 270 79 6,693 4,623 2,577
3 16,811 1,200 182 15,429 8,734 257 82 8,394 6,044 2,860
4 16,406 1,253 201 14,952 8,299 334 93 7,872 5,759 2,744
5 21,151 1,931 223 18,997 10,635 433 104 10,098 7,925 4,547
6 30,070 3,038 351 26,681 14,776 695 161 13,920 11,508 7,093
All areas b 7,912,266 1,183,853 69,289 6,659,124 4,273,680 474,932 36,836 3,761,912 2,697,963 2,041,490
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.