Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

South Carolina

Social Security

Old-Age (retirement), Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)—popularly referred to as Social Security—provides monthly benefits to workers and their families when earnings stop or are reduced because the worker retires, 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. OASDI in South Carolina, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in current-payment status
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
United States, total 46,444,240 29,190,150 5,543,981 4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187 37,854,411 26,125,087 4,169,125 33,162,456
South Carolina 718,900 431,083 112,303 71,241 31,904 72,369 564,620 373,574 54,260 468,171
1 116,280 72,341 15,939 11,366 6,126 10,508 92,246 62,820 9,057 77,786
2 106,760 67,387 12,781 10,772 6,032 9,788 88,301 61,386 8,960 74,072
3 133,090 82,136 21,646 11,479 5,375 12,454 106,729 71,861 8,884 87,196
4 121,400 73,957 20,597 10,885 4,691 11,270 99,625 66,670 8,883 79,504
5 121,826 71,143 20,330 12,561 4,667 13,125 93,929 60,595 9,100 77,050
6 119,544 64,119 21,010 14,178 5,013 15,224 83,787 50,239 9,373 72,563
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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. SSI in South Carolina, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly benefit amount
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
United States, total 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 2,406,327 1,995,284
South Carolina 106,002 14,861 1,533 89,608 39,938 2,726 562 36,650 43,509 28,060
1 12,681 1,562 150 10,969 4,808 307 52 4,449 5,219 3,052
2 12,977 1,662 205 11,110 5,049 310 76 4,663 4,929 3,087
3 15,013 1,831 206 12,976 5,678 312 74 5,292 6,184 3,544
4 13,987 1,654 211 12,122 5,433 309 81 5,043 5,543 3,101
5 20,172 3,216 265 16,691 7,392 572 97 6,723 8,690 5,951
6 31,172 4,936 496 25,740 11,578 915 183 10,480 12,944 9,325
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.