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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Congressional Statistics, 2015 Expanded Edition

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2015ee/index.html

Presents statistics on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, including the number of recipients and the amount of total monthly payments in the nation, each state, and each congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration

 

CBO’s 2016 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/52298-socialsecuritychartbook.pdf

Presents additional information about long-term projections for Social Security in the form of 12 exhibits that illustrate the program’s finances and the distribution of benefits paid and revenues received to and from various segments of the population.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits: 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2017.pdf

Fact sheet which posts rates and limits for various government programs for 2017.  Notable for announcing inflation adjustment for social security benefits which is 0.3% for 2017.  From the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy of the Social Security Administration

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Codes, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2015/oasdi_zip15.pdf

Information on the beneficiary population at the state and zip code level.  Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and zip code.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2013/eedata_sc13.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of employees and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

401(K) Plans: DOL Could Take Steps to Improve Retirement Income Options for Plan Participants

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678924.pdf

Finds that many 401(k) plan sponsors do not offer annuities or other plans for helping participants make their savings last for a long retirement.  This report examines what is known about lifetime income options in 401(k) plans, barriers to their inclusion in plans, and alternatives for participants who don’t choose a lifetime income option.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees

Categories: Federal State Relations,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/temporary-postings/savings-arrangements-final-rule.pdf

Text of final rule that assists states in creating payroll-deduction IRA plans for workers in the private sector who don’t have access to an employer-provided savings arrangement. The rule provides guidance by providing a safe harbor from preemption of state laws by ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).  The rule becomes effective in 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  From the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor

 

Fast Facts and Figures about Social Security, 2016

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2016/fast_facts16.pdf

Answers the most frequently asked questions about the Social Security programs and highlights basic program statistics for the retirement, survivors, disability, and Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

 

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