Congressional Statistics, December 2004

Nevada

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 Nevada with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2004
Congressional district Number of beneficiaries Total monthly benefits
(thousands of dollars)
Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older
Total Retired workers a Disabled workers Widow(er)s b Spouses c Children d All beneficiaries Retired workers Widow(er)s b
Nevada 339,019 228,653 43,650 26,435 14,864 25,417 305,624 220,209 24,617 238,417
1 97,325 62,383 14,861 7,730 3,737 8,614 85,639 59,234 7,088 65,438
2 121,359 82,327 15,284 9,657 5,755 8,336 107,899 77,931 8,913 86,073
3 120,335 83,943 13,505 9,048 5,372 8,467 112,086 83,044 8,615 86,906
All areas e 47,687,693 29,952,474 6,198,271 4,828,972 2,721,657 3,986,319 41,574,348 28,601,332 4,329,336 33,696,001
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.

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 Nevada and total monthly payments, December 2004
Congressional district Number of recipients Total monthly payments
(thousands of dollars)
Number of
recipients
Total Aged Blind Disabled Total Aged Blind Disabled With OASDI a Aged 65 or older
Nevada 32,562 8,197 702 23,663 14,098 2,595 328 11,175 10,588 8,675
1 14,409 3,472 293 10,644 6,310 1,121 140 5,048 4,441 3,680
2 9,460 2,057 216 7,187 4,046 548 97 3,401 3,546 2,205
3 8,693 2,668 193 5,832 3,741 925 91 2,725 2,601 2,790
All areas b 6,987,845 1,211,167 75,924 5,700,754 3,224,059 426,925 35,916 2,761,217 2,441,374 1,977,610
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.