Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2004

South 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
Number of beneficiaries Retired Congressional district South Carolina 1 2 3 4 5 6 All areas e Total 754,532 124,215 114,737 139,092 126,117 128,047 122,324 47,687,693 workers a 454,655 78,194 73,066 85,756 76,470 75,062 66,107 29,952,474 Disabled workers Widow(er)s b 124,794 17,939 14,714 23,991 22,774 22,554 22,822 6,198,271 70,605 11,376 10,903 11,421 10,680 12,498 13,727 4,828,972 Spouses c 31,013 6,063 5,904 5,228 4,560 4,495 4,763 2,721,657 Children d 73,465 10,643 10,150 12,696 11,633 13,438 14,905 3,986,319 Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars) All beneficiaries 639,878 106,704 102,409 120,078 111,093 106,736 92,858 41,574,348 Retired workers 423,850 73,111 71,566 80,590 73,985 68,854 55,744 28,601,332 Widow(er)s b 57,945 9,786 9,729 9,540 9,362 9,738 9,790 4,329,336 Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older 488,206 83,141 78,884 90,164 81,533 80,495 73,989 33,696,001

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
Number of recipients Congressional district South Carolina 1 2 3 4 5 6 All areas b Total 105,342 12,515 12,905 15,163 14,206 20,342 30,211 6,987,845 Aged 12,887 1,357 1,459 1,612 1,457 2,782 4,220 1,211,167 Blind 1,430 144 208 186 199 248 445 75,924 Disabled 91,025 11,014 11,238 13,365 12,550 17,312 25,546 5,700,754 Total 42,666 4,988 5,318 6,119 6,068 8,214 11,957 3,224,059 Total monthly payments (thousands of dollars) Aged 2,480 280 284 279 298 516 820 426,925 Blind 539 49 81 70 79 94 164 35,916 Disabled 39,646 4,658 4,952 5,769 5,691 7,603 10,972 2,761,217 Number of recipients With OASDI a 41,868 4,924 4,722 6,070 5,467 8,392 12,293 2,441,374 Aged 65 or older 25,629 2,791 2,863 3,259 2,818 5,463 8,435 1,977,610

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.

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