Congressional Statistics, December 2008

 

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 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
South Carolina 850,368 527,696 147,288 70,094 29,735 75,555 888,484 602,818 70,753 558,410
1 146,956 96,008 21,617 11,926 5,823 11,582 156,160 110,095 12,678 100,355
2 132,217 88,294 17,083 10,927 5,605 10,308 145,927 105,974 11,958 93,288
3 154,195 96,646 28,106 11,338 5,008 13,097 162,964 110,821 11,568 101,017
4 140,702 86,378 26,959 10,532 4,556 12,277 151,334 102,057 11,263 91,693
5 144,013 86,735 27,027 12,297 4,296 13,658 148,342 97,767 11,836 91,504
6 132,285 73,635 26,496 13,074 4,447 14,633 123,757 76,104 11,451 80,553
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
South Carolina 107,336 10,592 1,270 95,474 50,630 2,311 529 47,790 40,731 23,215
1 13,140 1,221 131 11,788 5,887 280 51 5,556 4,949 2,691
2 13,127 1,208 179 11,740 6,254 274 78 5,902 4,594 2,590
3 15,621 1,303 183 14,135 7,622 256 74 7,292 5,970 2,918
4 15,426 1,316 192 13,918 7,645 316 84 7,245 5,604 2,789
5 20,505 2,163 219 18,123 9,725 459 94 9,172 8,035 4,794
6 29,517 3,381 366 25,770 13,498 727 148 12,623 11,579 7,433
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.