Congressional Statistics

Social Security
for December 2005

Nebraska

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 with benefits in current-payment status and total monthly benefits, December 2005
Number of beneficiaries Retired Congressional district Nebraska 1 2 3 All areas e Total 292,000 96,627 79,448 115,925 48,434,281 workers a 191,944 64,300 51,820 75,824 30,460,839 Disabled b workers Widow(er)s 32,799 10,308 10,838 11,653 6,518,989 29,672 9,520 6,958 13,194 4,749,379 Spouses c 17,122 5,473 3,351 8,298 2,680,259 Children d 20,463 7,026 6,481 6,956 4,024,815 Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars) All beneficiaries 265,482 88,425 75,802 101,256 44,351,668 Retired workers 189,292 63,848 53,897 71,547 30,521,816 Widow(er)s
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Number of beneficiaries aged 65 or older 219,157 73,079 56,160 89,918 34,019,044

28,858 9,226 7,108 12,523 4,470,918

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.

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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 and total monthly payments, December 2005
Number of recipients Congressional district Nebraska 1 2 3 All areas b Total 22,328 6,887 8,132 7,309 7,113,879 Aged 2,026 680 591 755 1,214,296 Blind 239 103 69 67 75,039 Disabled 20,063 6,104 7,472 6,487 5,824,544 Total 9,395 2,854 3,632 2,908 3,366,951 Total monthly payments (thousands of dollars) Aged 471 181 151 138 440,023 Blind 106 42 31 32 36,382 Disabled 8,816 2,630 3,448 2,737 2,890,546 Number of recipients With OASDI a 9,039 2,689 3,043 3,307 2,500,705 Aged 65 or older 3,858 1,224 1,217 1,417 1,994,511

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.

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