Congressional Statistics, December 2011

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 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
South Carolina 956,097 604,445 172,568 69,754 29,299 80,031 1,073,608 741,216 75,593 620,923
1 171,587 114,545 26,223 12,292 5,885 12,642 197,151 141,653 14,115 116,182
2 149,883 102,428 20,287 10,827 5,452 10,889 177,985 131,954 12,689 104,963
3 170,096 107,649 32,411 11,228 4,915 13,893 192,161 132,049 12,187 110,187
4 158,127 97,958 31,679 10,564 4,611 13,315 181,987 123,866 12,059 101,086
5 160,501 98,574 31,224 12,149 4,256 14,298 177,630 119,350 12,620 100,733
6 145,903 83,291 30,744 12,694 4,180 14,994 146,694 92,345 11,922 87,772
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
South Carolina 114,974 9,307 1,253 104,414 59,260 2,206 586 56,468 40,402 22,082
1 14,450 1,087 138 13,225 7,351 267 61 7,022 5,023 2,630
2 14,064 1,116 176 12,772 7,234 278 83 6,873 4,585 2,571
3 17,144 1,132 183 15,829 8,975 245 88 8,642 5,962 2,791
4 17,119 1,227 199 15,693 9,090 325 94 8,671 5,809 2,715
5 21,628 1,863 212 19,553 11,237 426 107 10,704 7,690 4,430
6 30,569 2,882 345 27,342 15,374 664 154 14,556 11,333 6,945
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.