South Carolina Social Security

How does South Carolina rank for social security payments?

South Carolina ranks 42nd out of 50 states for lowest Social Security dollars per capita at $2,530.34. The study is based on a total of 4,893,444 South Carolinians who received a reported $12,382,058,800 in Social Security Payments in the past year.

South Carolina Social Security Payments By County

South Carolina County Social Security Comparison

South Carolina Social Security Received Map

Social Security Received By County

The percentage of households receiving social security in South Carolina varies by county.

Applying For Social Security in South Carolina

How do I apply for Social Security Benefits in South Carolina?

Social Security Benefits are administered by the Federal government, and are available to citizens of all states including South Carolina. There are 17 government social security benefits that you may apply for as a resident of South Carolina.

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Pension Insurance
Social Security Child's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Disabled Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Disabled Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Social Security Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Independently Entitled Divorced Spouse's Benefits
Social Security Lump Sum Death Payment
Social Security Medicare Program
Social Security Medicare Savings Program
Social Security Mother's or Father's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Parent's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits
Social Security Special Benefits for Qualified WWII Veterans
Social Security Spouse's Insurance Benefits
Social Security Surviving Divorced Spouse Benefits
Social Security Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)

South Carolina Social Security Payments by City Statistics

How do the per capita social security payments compare across the largest cities in South Carolina?

City Payments Details

Charleston

$2,080.11

Charleston ranks 74th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Charleston residents received $272,919,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Columbia

$1,359.42

Columbia ranks 15th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Columbia residents received $179,764,400 in social security payments in the past year.

Goose Creek

$1,380.58

Goose Creek ranks 17th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Goose Creek residents received $56,659,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Greenville

$2,004.35

Greenville ranks 65th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Greenville residents received $128,400,800 in social security payments in the past year.

Hilton Head Island

$5,376.03

Hilton Head Island ranks 232nd of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Hilton Head Island residents received $213,245,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Mount Pleasant

$2,330.44

Mount Pleasant ranks 104th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Mount Pleasant residents received $187,975,800 in social security payments in the past year.

North Charleston

$1,391.76

North Charleston ranks 18th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. North Charleston residents received $150,568,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Rock Hill

$1,982.63

Rock Hill ranks 59th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Rock Hill residents received $140,299,100 in social security payments in the past year.

Summerville

$1,716.28

Summerville ranks 38th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Summerville residents received $84,307,300 in social security payments in the past year.

Sumter

$2,082.05

Sumter ranks 75th of 236 among cities in South Carolina with the lowest social security payments. Sumter residents received $83,877,500 in social security payments in the past year.

Research & Reports

Social Security Statistics

How does South Carolina compare nationally? See which states receive the most social security payments.

We breakdown over 3,000 counties nationwide and rank states with the most and least social security payments given to residents.

Social Security Statistics

Food Stamp Recipients in South Carolina

Which areas receive the most food stamp public assistance in South Carolina? We breakdown food stamps by city and county statewide and rank communities with the most and least food and nutrional supplements given to residents.

South Carolina Food Stamp Statistics

South Carolina Poverty Statistics

Which areas have the highest rate of poverty in South Carolina? We breakdown the poverty rate by city and county across South Carolina and rank communities with the highest and lowest concentrations of residents living below the poverty line.

South Carolina Poverty Statistics

Benefits in South Carolina

2018 South Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for South Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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