Social Security and SSI Statistics by Congressional District, December 2002

 

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. OASDI in Nebraska, December 2002: Number of beneficiaries and monthly benefit amount for benefits in current-payment status
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
United States, total 46,444,240 29,190,150 5,543,981 4,967,155 2,832,767 3,910,187 37,854,411 26,125,087 4,169,125 33,162,456
Nebraska 287,181 187,732 28,001 31,570 19,486 20,392 232,152 165,190 27,352 218,652
1 94,977 62,758 8,800 10,215 6,208 6,996 77,124 55,489 8,800 72,791
2 75,986 49,585 9,220 7,173 3,645 6,363 64,422 45,898 6,507 54,476
3 116,218 75,389 9,981 14,182 9,633 7,033 90,605 63,802 12,044 91,385
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
b. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s, disabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers, and parents.

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. SSI in Nebraska, December 2002: Number of persons receiving federally administered payments and monthly benefit amount
Congressional district Number of recipients Monthly benefit amount
(thousands of dollars)
Number of recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
United States, total 6,787,857 1,251,528 77,658 5,458,671 2,951,425 415,574 35,144 2,500,707 2,406,327 1,995,284
Nebraska 21,591 2,262 242 19,087 8,102 471 92 7,538 8,689 4,034
1 6,640 700 109 5,831 2,513 168 40 2,305 2,498 1,193
2 7,789 632 70 7,087 3,073 155 28 2,890 2,860 1,252
3 7,162 930 63 6,169 2,516 148 25 2,343 3,331 1,589
a. Includes persons who are receiving both SSI payments and Social Security benefits.