Congressional Statistics, December 2013

 

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 2013
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 1,014,683 655,835 179,893 68,773 29,047 81,135 1,204,469 850,516 78,625 678,564
1 138,641 97,510 17,439 9,149 5,511 9,032 174,798 132,541 11,535 101,773
2 127,785 85,800 18,966 8,976 4,117 9,926 158,420 115,617 10,978 88,694
3 160,965 102,937 31,489 9,552 4,009 12,978 190,310 132,254 10,798 105,811
4 138,783 89,265 25,808 8,879 4,066 10,765 170,183 120,188 10,846 93,186
5 147,373 93,475 28,055 9,989 3,697 12,157 174,223 120,508 11,191 96,226
6 133,429 78,327 27,940 10,713 3,390 13,059 140,434 91,065 10,606 82,452
7 167,707 108,521 30,196 11,515 4,257 13,218 196,101 138,343 12,671 110,422
All areas c 57,978,610 37,892,659 8,940,950 4,290,073 2,442,308 4,412,620 68,544,382 49,026,786 5,152,133 40,865,508
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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 2013
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 118,384 8,607 1,196 108,581 63,097 2,205 593 60,298 40,914 21,796
1 9,508 693 89 8,726 4,981 194 42 4,745 3,115 1,678
2 12,858 840 149 11,869 7,078 231 70 6,777 4,017 2,117
3 15,605 919 169 14,517 8,246 217 89 7,941 5,358 2,398
4 14,793 1,073 154 13,566 7,930 310 79 7,541 4,938 2,384
5 16,812 1,189 163 15,460 9,067 284 79 8,704 5,757 2,926
6 27,628 2,222 301 25,105 14,464 568 150 13,746 9,932 5,956
7 21,180 1,671 171 19,338 11,330 402 83 10,845 7,797 4,337
All areas b 8,363,477 1,157,118 67,671 7,138,688 4,677,154 483,984 37,494 4,155,676 2,770,750 2,107,524
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data; and U.S. Postal Service geographic 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.