Congressional Statistics

for December 2005

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 2005
Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)

Number of beneficiaries
Retired
Congressional district
North Carolina

Total

workers a

Disabled
b
workers Widow(er)s

Spouses c

Children d

All
beneficiaries

Retired
workers

Widow(er)s

b

Number of
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older

1,509,649

940,866

249,758

130,129

57,946

130,950

1,357,350

924,928

113,744

999,406

1
2
3
4
5

133,578
102,507
111,015
79,262
127,617

73,633
58,708
68,805
52,410
83,846

26,896
20,142
16,898
10,747
18,633

13,536
9,317
10,423
6,299
10,880

5,012
3,551
5,372
3,190
5,228

14,501
10,789
9,517
6,616
9,030

106,842
86,005
96,538
78,541
116,070

65,578
54,247
65,098
56,463
82,020

10,241
7,463
8,882
6,261
9,617

81,741
63,089
74,045
55,350
88,596

6
7
8
9
10

127,546
134,119
103,343
98,724
129,820

87,544
77,275
61,082
65,882
83,447

17,136
26,195
19,592
13,065
21,822

9,505
12,326
8,596
8,261
10,026

4,807
5,331
3,236
3,894
3,880

8,554
12,992
10,837
7,622
10,645

122,282
116,311
90,769
98,880
117,868

89,958
74,101
59,237
71,297
81,873

9,115
10,144
7,308
8,373
8,789

90,879
82,406
64,700
69,367
85,637

11
12
13

158,878
98,688
104,552

103,258
59,998
64,978

23,203
17,908
17,521

14,208
8,086
8,666

8,111
2,792
3,542

10,098
9,904
9,845

142,435
88,669
96,140

100,115
59,413
65,526

12,566
7,181
7,805

111,351
63,151
69,094

48,434,281

30,460,839

6,518,989

4,749,379

2,680,259

4,024,815

44,351,668

30,521,816

4,470,918

34,019,044

All areas e

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 2005
Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)

Number of recipients

Number of recipients
With

Congressional district
North Carolina

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

Total

Aged

Blind

Disabled

OASDI a

Aged 65
or older

199,139

25,396

1,801

171,942

82,516

4,987

688

76,840

82,362

48,597

1
2
3
4
5

33,224
17,392
13,188
8,214
11,776

4,555
2,368
1,810
1,070
1,879

261
132
129
94
129

28,408
14,892
11,249
7,050
9,768

13,773
7,034
5,190
3,489
4,513

800
424
315
280
342

102
50
48
33
46

12,870
6,559
4,826
3,175
4,124

14,645
7,618
5,505
2,914
5,466

8,925
4,560
3,189
1,894
3,448

6
7
8
9
10

8,510
24,084
15,926
7,827
12,776

1,007
2,859
1,645
1,024
1,489

75
172
137
61
120

7,428
21,053
14,144
6,742
11,167

3,665
9,778
6,862
3,444
5,311

200
507
355
285
293

27
60
49
26
49

3,437
9,210
6,457
3,132
4,968

3,417
10,350
5,831
2,609
5,210

1,805
5,866
3,250
1,695
2,825

11
12
13

15,347
16,624
14,251

2,375
1,514
1,801

139
183
169

12,833
14,927
12,281

6,119
7,275
6,055

448
335
397

59
74
59

5,612
6,865
5,598

7,228
5,711
5,858

4,415
3,197
3,528

7,113,879

1,214,296

75,039

5,824,544

3,366,951

440,023

36,382

2,890,546

2,500,705

1,994,511

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
2  Congressional Statistics for December 2005, North Carolina