West Virginia Social Security

How does West Virginia rank for social security payments?

West Virginia ranks 50th out of 50 states for lowest Social Security dollars per capita at $2,993.79. The study is based on a total of 1,836,843 West Virginians who received a reported $5,499,120,600 in Social Security Payments in the past year.

West Virginia Social Security Payments By County

West Virginia County Social Security Comparison

West Virginia Social Security Received Map

Social Security Received By County

The percentage of households receiving social security in West Virginia varies by county.

Applying For Social Security in West Virginia

How do I apply for Social Security Benefits in West Virginia?

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

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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)

West Virginia Social Security Payments by City Statistics

How do the per capita social security payments compare across the largest cities in West Virginia?

City Payments Details

Beckley

$2,780.22

Beckley ranks 57th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Beckley residents received $47,160,900 in social security payments in the past year.

Charleston

$2,894.94

Charleston ranks 64th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Charleston residents received $142,963,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Clarksburg

$2,121.09

Clarksburg ranks 24th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Clarksburg residents received $33,858,900 in social security payments in the past year.

Fairmont

$2,481.89

Fairmont ranks 36th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Fairmont residents received $46,101,100 in social security payments in the past year.

Huntington

$2,369.03

Huntington ranks 34th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Huntington residents received $113,793,800 in social security payments in the past year.

Martinsburg

$2,172.24

Martinsburg ranks 26th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Martinsburg residents received $37,907,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Morgantown

$1,493.48

Morgantown ranks 7th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Morgantown residents received $44,952,300 in social security payments in the past year.

Parkersburg

$3,029.73

Parkersburg ranks 76th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Parkersburg residents received $92,697,700 in social security payments in the past year.

Weirton

$3,479.30

Weirton ranks 107th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Weirton residents received $66,388,500 in social security payments in the past year.

Wheeling

$3,281.57

Wheeling ranks 97th of 155 among cities in West Virginia with the lowest social security payments. Wheeling residents received $90,312,200 in social security payments in the past year.

Research & Reports

Social Security Statistics

How does West Virginia 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 West Virginia

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

West Virginia Food Stamp Statistics

West Virginia Poverty Statistics

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

West Virginia Poverty Statistics

2018 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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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