Congressional Statistics

for December 2004

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 total monthly benefits, December 2004
Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Retired

Disabled
workers Widow(er)s b

Children d

131,280

58,287

128,602

1,252,432

852,024

108,749

977,811

26,182
18,918
15,949
10,115
17,680

14,035
9,398
10,355
6,212
10,933

5,251
3,555
5,334
3,128
5,297

14,790
10,433
9,271
6,384
8,656

101,245
77,966
87,600
71,102
106,863

61,992
49,101
58,782
50,985
75,458

10,084
7,084
8,361
5,835
9,156

82,283
60,984
71,216
52,846
86,382

84,325
74,096
59,990
62,835
80,871

16,150
25,230
18,797
12,249
20,643

9,418
12,409
8,704
8,138
10,057

4,831
5,340
3,204
3,774
3,897

8,217
12,884
10,679
7,329
10,515

112,146
106,396
84,762
89,866
108,607

82,454
67,228
55,421
64,770
75,357

8,590
9,671
7,061
7,833
8,371

88,142
79,934
63,913
66,746
83,724

156,349
97,210
102,675

101,211
59,415
63,855

22,279
17,050
16,683

14,505
8,266
8,850

8,297
2,767
3,612

10,057
9,712
9,675

133,030
83,172
89,676

93,211
56,018
61,245

12,198
6,936
7,568

110,307
62,886
68,448

47,687,693

29,952,474

6,198,271

4,828,972

2,721,657

3,986,319

41,574,348

28,601,332

4,329,336

33,696,001

workers a

1,468,728

912,634

237,925

1
2
3
4
5

133,597
98,481
106,353
75,651
123,830

73,339
56,177
65,444
49,812
81,264

6
7
8
9
10

122,941
129,959
101,374
94,325
125,983

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North Carolina

All areas

e

Widow(er)s b

Number of
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older

Spouses c

Total

Congressional district

Retired
workers

All
beneficiaries

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 receiving payment on the record of a worker who is deceased.
c. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired or disabled.
d. These beneficiaries receive payment on the record of a worker who is retired, deceased, or disabled.
e. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.

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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 total monthly payments, December 2004
Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients

Number of recipients
With

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

OASDI a

Aged 65
or older

195,805

26,566

1,886

167,353

78,093

5,047

712

72,333

82,310

49,958

1
2
3
4
5

33,313
17,160
13,085
7,783
11,671

4,911
2,510
1,892
1,052
1,974

275
126
130
101
136

28,127
14,524
11,063
6,630
9,561

12,919
6,814
4,972
3,173
4,456

841
440
326
274
352

99
49
44
39
49

11,978
6,324
4,602
2,858
4,054

14,884
7,702
5,537
2,844
5,479

9,338
4,718
3,301
1,886
3,569

6
7
8
9
10

8,263
24,128
15,446
7,331
12,506

1,050
3,022
1,686
990
1,592

82
169
147
69
127

7,131
20,937
13,613
6,272
10,787

3,432
9,543
6,290
3,096
4,990

190
522
343
265
301

31
62
56
26
52

3,209
8,957
5,890
2,804
4,636

3,386
10,483
5,780
2,494
5,202

1,853
6,091
3,255
1,650
2,931

11
12
13

15,343
15,918
13,858

2,472
1,555
1,860

148
193
183

12,723
14,170
11,815

5,888
6,919
5,597

452
335
400

57
73
68

5,379
6,510
5,128

7,211
5,558
5,750

4,561
3,197
3,608

6,987,845

1,211,167

75,924

5,700,754

3,224,059

426,925

35,916

2,761,217

2,441,374

1,977,610

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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