Congressional Statistics, December 2003

 

Nebraska

Social Security

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 in Nebraska with benefits in current-payment status and monthly benefit amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
OASDI
beneficiaries
aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Wives and
husbands
Children All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Nebraska 287,900 188,349 29,642 30,919 18,553 20,437 240,192 170,876 27,621 218,356
1 95,721 63,481 9,369 10,000 5,916 6,955 80,362 57,902 8,886 73,120
2 76,323 49,642 9,723 7,016 3,511 6,431 66,753 47,443 6,583 54,456
3 115,856 75,226 10,550 13,903 9,126 7,051 93,077 65,530 12,151 90,780
All areas c 47,038,391 29,531,615 5,873,673 4,899,704 2,772,576 3,960,823 39,541,474 27,230,628 4,238,982 33,433,599
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.
c. Includes beneficiaries in the 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

Supplemental Security Income

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 in Nebraska and monthly payment amount, December 2003
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly payment amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Nebraska 21,856 2,177 244 19,435 8,609 472 90 8,045 8,729 3,958
1 6,767 709 111 5,947 2,692 181 42 2,467 2,581 1,232
2 7,885 601 62 7,222 3,308 148 23 3,137 2,875 1,205
3 7,204 867 71 6,266 2,608 142 25 2,440 3,273 1,521
All areas b 6,902,364 1,232,778 77,082 5,592,504 3,077,818 424,774 35,646 2,617,398 2,421,362 1,989,737
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.