Social Security and SSI Statistics by

Congressional District, December 2002

North Carolina

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 selfemployment covered by the Social Security program.
Table 1.—OASDI in North Carolina, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in
current–payment status
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Congressional
district

Total

Retired
workers 1

Disabled
Wives and
workers Widow(er)s 2 husbands

Children

All
beneficiaries

4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187

Retired
workers Widow(er)s 2

Number
of OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65
or older

United States, total ................

46,444,240

29,190,150

5,543,981

37,854,411

26,125,087

4,169,125

33,162,456

North Carolina...............................

1,405,158

873,041

213,294

134,332

60,390

124,101

1,111,590

758,132

103,188

946,043

1 ....................................................
2 ....................................................
3 ....................................................
4 ....................................................
5 ....................................................

127,401
97,065
104,355
70,574
118,217

69,955
55,034
63,515
45,991
77,543

23,209
17,803
14,963
9,121
15,759

14,474
9,842
10,863
6,101
11,270

5,459
3,871
5,619
3,107
5,451

14,304
10,515
9,395
6,254
8,194

89,410
70,872
79,283
61,340
94,699

54,982
44,537
52,893
43,789
66,960

9,707
6,849
8,056
5,302
8,690

79,470
60,317
69,968
49,399
83,239

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................

117,173
123,547
96,130
87,251
118,922

80,778
69,697
57,068
58,415
76,861

14,116
22,836
16,813
10,537
18,141

9,491
12,708
8,754
8,067
10,062

5,018
5,552
3,329
3,679
3,939

7,770
12,754
10,166
6,553
9,919

99,496
93,079
74,849
77,557
95,412

73,687
58,447
49,153
56,182
66,729

8,034
9,140
6,652
7,228
7,793

85,307
76,498
61,497
62,605
80,311

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................

149,402
97,867
97,254

96,523
60,286
61,375

19,771
15,848
14,377

14,909
8,857
8,934

8,552
3,039
3,775

9,647
9,837
8,793

118,156
78,275
79,157

82,809
53,203
54,755

11,622
7,002
7,107

106,700
64,369
66,363

1
2

Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

Contact: Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.
Social Security Administration • Office of Policy • Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics • March 2003

North Carolina

Social Security and SSI Statistics by
Congressional District, December 2002

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 North Carolina, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and
monthly benefit amount
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients
Congressional
district

Number of recipients

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

With
OASDI 1

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

North Carolina...............................

192,539

30,031

2,011

160,497

70,107

5,463

727

63,918

84,649

53,940

1 ....................................................
2 ....................................................
3 ....................................................
4 ....................................................
5 ....................................................

33,507
17,627
13,231
7,443
11,711

5,533
2,908
2,211
1,111
2,211

298
162
146
107
138

27,676
14,557
10,874
6,225
9,362

12,124
6,295
4,624
2,808
4,078

920
508
372
272
394

108
63
51
37
52

11,096
5,723
4,202
2,499
3,632

15,483
8,161
5,983
2,909
5,670

10,039
5,264
3,733
1,978
3,896

6 ....................................................
7 ....................................................
8 ....................................................
9 ....................................................
10..................................................

8,128
24,112
14,569
6,632
12,064

1,223
3,535
1,841
993
1,798

101
186
155
68
137

6,804
20,391
12,573
5,571
10,129

2,961
8,869
5,568
2,527
4,286

213
596
359
240
329

34
63
55
23
54

2,714
8,209
5,154
2,263
3,903

3,547
10,892
5,715
2,426
5,210

2,073
6,662
3,403
1,636
3,164

11 ..................................................
12..................................................
13..................................................

15,343
15,475
12,697

2,841
1,779
2,047

151
202
160

12,351
13,494
10,490

5,332
5,983
4,652

488
353
419

56
72
57

4,788
5,559
4,175

7,399
5,763
5,491

4,956
3,463
3,673

1 Includes

persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.

Contact: Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.
Social Security Administration • Office of Policy • Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics • March 2003