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SSI Recipients by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2013/ssi_sc13.pdf

Provides information on the number of recipients of the Supplemental Security Income  program by state and county, their eligibility category, age, and the amount they receive in benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2014/tr2014.pdf

Predicts that the assets of the trust funds will be exhausted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77% of benefits still payable at that time.  Also predicts that the annual cost of the program will begin to exceed the annual income in 2020.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Veterans’ Disability Compensation: Trends and Policy Options

Categories: Defense/Military,Disability,Govt Finance,Veterans

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45615-VADisability_1.pdf

Describes the extent, trends, and features of the Veterans’ disability program.  Spending on veterans’ disability programs has nearly tripled since 2000.   This report examines advantages and disadvantages of potential policy changes and their budgetary effects from 2015 through 2024.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2013/oasdi_sc13.pdf

Provides statistics on the Social Security population at the local level, including the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

65+ in the United States: 2010

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p23-212.pdf

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau

 

New Accountability Framework Raises the Bar for State Special Education Programs

Categories: Disability,Education,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-accountability-framework-raises-bar-state-special-education-programs

Describes shift of emphasis from procedural to educational results and outcomes to determine effectiveness of state special education programs by federal government.  Includes links to 2014 IDEA State Determinations.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Congressional Statistics, December 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2013/index.html

Provides fact sheets and statistical tables on number of recipients and total dollar amounts for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs by state and congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration

 

 

Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics: 2013

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/disabl_06112014.pdf

17.6% of persons with a disability in the U.S. were employed during 2013, virtually unchanged from 2012.  The figure for persons without a disability was 64%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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