Congressional Statistics, December 2011

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. 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 2011
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
North Carolina 1,808,331 1,166,056 321,185 124,086 52,529 144,475 2,028,201 1,425,800 135,774 1,193,445
1 146,690 84,280 32,396 11,859 4,029 14,126 147,149 93,627 11,196 89,645
2 126,694 75,812 26,410 9,061 3,190 12,221 134,569 88,295 9,198 77,834
3 134,031 87,415 21,795 10,004 4,593 10,224 146,956 103,494 10,762 90,005
4 108,221 75,119 14,753 6,786 3,643 7,920 135,178 101,496 8,512 76,786
5 152,331 102,332 24,598 10,211 4,567 10,623 172,171 124,573 11,273 104,151
6 157,076 109,139 23,522 9,506 4,414 10,495 185,511 138,414 11,211 110,301
7 162,177 100,638 30,893 11,946 5,045 13,655 177,855 121,414 12,467 103,057
8 120,127 72,463 24,914 8,102 2,995 11,653 130,523 86,750 8,506 74,100
9 126,911 86,906 17,886 8,635 4,129 9,355 157,049 115,962 10,912 88,505
10 152,803 100,257 27,889 9,311 3,565 11,781 171,519 121,702 10,082 100,049
11 183,050 123,120 29,276 13,089 6,721 10,844 203,543 147,381 14,493 127,802
12 117,281 71,763 24,524 7,647 2,463 10,884 128,691 86,954 8,346 72,412
13 120,939 76,812 22,329 7,929 3,175 10,694 137,485 95,739 8,815 78,798
All areas c 55,404,480 35,599,569 8,575,544 4,398,094 2,455,822 4,375,451 62,213,382 43,736,668 5,041,881 38,292,328
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 2011
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 224,962 20,192 1,750 203,020 113,640 4,874 823 107,944 81,576 44,050
1 33,045 3,065 240 29,740 16,034 614 110 15,310 13,333 7,495
2 19,685 1,801 143 17,741 9,724 385 69 9,270 7,375 4,021
3 14,107 1,295 105 12,707 6,902 270 44 6,588 5,198 2,624
4 10,313 1,109 95 9,109 5,416 365 42 5,009 3,145 2,027
5 12,804 1,390 114 11,300 6,173 289 48 5,836 5,127 2,841
6 11,576 1,022 95 10,459 6,044 246 44 5,754 4,004 1,952
7 25,258 1,897 145 23,216 12,807 395 76 12,335 9,547 4,977
8 18,730 1,456 137 17,137 9,750 392 61 9,298 6,081 3,217
9 10,453 1,203 66 9,184 5,486 419 33 5,034 3,056 1,976
10 14,657 1,122 129 13,406 7,504 251 65 7,188 5,302 2,538
11 17,019 1,722 130 15,167 8,428 392 58 7,979 7,155 3,782
12 21,197 1,545 198 19,454 11,263 422 99 10,742 6,600 3,349
13 16,118 1,565 153 14,400 8,110 434 74 7,601 5,653 3,251
All areas b 8,112,773 1,182,106 69,033 6,861,634 4,389,872 471,847 36,718 3,881,307 2,716,259 2,058,641
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.