Congressional Statistics, December 2012

 

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 determine the amount of benefits received.

Table 1. Number of OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2012
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 and parents Spouses a Children b All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s and parents
South Carolina 986,256 629,035 177,541 69,470 29,007 81,203 1,139,261 793,757 77,424 650,247
1 133,073 92,509 17,020 9,093 5,442 9,009 162,901 122,268 11,169 96,291
2 123,914 82,376 18,564 9,055 4,086 9,833 149,514 107,922 10,800 85,073
3 158,208 99,708 31,504 9,749 4,040 13,207 182,273 124,839 10,745 102,468
4 135,404 85,958 25,712 8,942 3,989 10,803 161,808 112,700 10,673 89,628
5 143,633 90,001 27,610 10,118 3,697 12,207 165,216 112,912 11,053 92,309
6 130,341 75,494 27,490 10,905 3,449 13,003 133,749 85,437 10,533 79,567
7 161,683 102,989 29,641 11,608 4,304 13,141 183,800 127,680 12,450 104,911
All areas c 56,758,185 36,720,492 8,826,591 4,348,486 2,443,212 4,419,404 65,430,104 46,327,075 5,107,327 39,613,754
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
a. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
b. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
c. 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 2012
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 117,115 8,976 1,252 106,887 62,122 2,230 600 59,291 41,264 22,053
1 9,389 696 88 8,605 4,858 188 39 4,631 3,186 1,651
2 12,678 863 157 11,658 6,965 230 75 6,660 3,970 2,103
3 15,521 961 169 14,391 8,260 221 88 7,952 5,487 2,440
4 14,547 1,090 166 13,291 7,896 301 80 7,515 5,005 2,378
5 16,574 1,263 174 15,137 9,046 301 84 8,661 5,790 3,013
6 27,489 2,356 320 24,813 14,289 584 150 13,556 10,022 6,053
7 20,917 1,747 178 18,992 10,808 407 85 10,317 7,804 4,415
All areas b 8,262,877 1,156,188 67,725 7,038,964 4,598,945 474,662 36,865 4,087,418 2,759,751 2,081,532
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record (Characteristic Extract Record format), 100 percent data as of December 2012 and U.S. Postal Service geography data as of March 2013; represents the 2010 Census redistricting in effect for the 113th Congress.
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.