Congressional Statistics

for December 2003

Social Security

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 self-employment
covered by the Social Security program.
Table 1.
Number of OASDI beneficiaries with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount,
December 2003
Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Retired
Congressional district
North Carolina

Total

workers

a

Disabled
b
workers Widow(er)s

Wives and
husbands

Children

All
beneficiaries

Retired
workers

Widow(er)s

b

Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older

1,436,151

891,128

226,046

132,849

59,259

126,869

1,176,677

800,777

105,737

961,406

1
2
3
4
5

130,336
97,612
106,279
74,643
125,862

71,255
55,218
65,042
48,732
82,524

24,997
18,524
15,450
9,863
17,491

14,222
9,556
10,787
6,292
11,589

5,330
3,658
5,582
3,182
5,478

14,532
10,656
9,418
6,574
8,780

94,682
74,119
83,910
67,019
104,407

57,855
46,409
56,212
47,861
73,737

9,835
6,912
8,315
5,645
9,255

80,624
60,265
71,450
52,172
88,268

6
7
8
9
10

122,696
126,697
96,970
91,485
123,591

84,063
71,772
57,363
60,881
79,291

15,526
24,193
17,434
11,621
19,763

9,768
12,458
8,622
8,220
10,204

4,988
5,417
3,262
3,701
3,930

8,351
12,857
10,289
7,062
10,403

107,482
99,291
78,061
83,735
102,267

79,153
62,465
51,109
60,311
71,011

8,549
9,306
6,763
7,598
8,147

88,415
78,114
61,523
65,139
82,570

11
12
13

151,120
95,755
93,105

97,590
59,061
58,336

20,782
15,980
14,422

14,650
8,296
8,185

8,358
2,865
3,508

9,740
9,553
8,654

123,894
79,343
78,462

86,722
53,956
53,971

11,875
6,773
6,757

107,357
62,776
62,733

47,038,391

29,531,615

5,873,673

4,899,704

2,772,576

3,960,823

39,541,474

27,230,628

4,238,982

33,433,599

All areas

c

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

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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 monthly payment amount, December 2003
Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients

Number of recipients
With
a

Aged 65
or older

67,652

83,432

51,878

96
62
49
37
58

11,408
6,115
4,411
2,749
4,001

15,165
8,037
5,741
2,969
5,978

9,643
4,968
3,523
1,984
3,941

209
556
334
268
322

32
70
61
25
50

2,943
8,731
5,422
2,738
4,365

3,544
10,723
5,567
2,595
5,416

2,009
6,396
3,191
1,759
3,210

5,500
6,047
4,602

456
361
390

58
65
54

4,985
5,620
4,158

7,156
5,401
5,140

4,652
3,234
3,368

3,077,818

424,774

35,646

2,617,398

2,421,362

1,989,737

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

194,551

28,261

1,957

164,333

73,607

5,231

723

1
2
3
4
5

33,156
17,660
13,296
7,746
12,490

5,167
2,674
2,094
1,092
2,183

270
163
144
105
154

27,719
14,823
11,058
6,549
10,153

12,379
6,636
4,813
3,047
4,444

874
458
352
260
384

6
7
8
9
10

8,600
24,314
14,645
7,441
12,731

1,157
3,287
1,679
1,050
1,777

94
181
162
69
130

7,349
20,846
12,804
6,322
10,824

3,184
9,358
5,818
3,033
4,739

11
12
13

15,106
15,082
12,284

2,590
1,668
1,843

156
177
152

12,360
13,237
10,289

6,902,364

1,232,778

77,082

5,592,504

Congressional district
North Carolina

All areas

b

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.

For technical information about the data processing,
call Cherice Jefferies (410) 965-5520.

Social Security Administration
Office of Policy
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics
500 E Street, SW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20254
SSA Publication No. 13-11710
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