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Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

Categories: Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687314.pdf

Examines the characteristics of the low-wage workforce and how they have changed over time, the extent to which families dependent on low-wage workers are in poverty, and the extent to which such families participate in federal social safety net programs.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2018

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2018.pdf

Key figures for Social Security related programs for the year including tax rates, earnings limits, COLA percent and more.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Living Arrangements of People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Implications for Services and Supports: Issue Brief

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257966/LivingArran.pdf

Provides an overview of where people with dementias live and reviews use of services, quality of care, hospital and emergency department use, costs of care, and types of end-of-life care.  Contract report prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretasry for Planning and Evaluation of the Health and Human Services Department

 

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2016/index.html

Provides financial and demographic information about the program which provides benefits to the disabled.  Topics covered include current beneficiaries, benefits awarded-withheld-and terminated, and geographic distributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2016/index.html

Covers the number of recipients by state or county, eligibility category, and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income Program during 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Sixteenth Report to Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257521/WelfareIndicators.pdf

Covers 10 indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reveals that more than half (56%) of TANF and SNAP recipients are in the labor force and that the share of the population receiving more than half of their income from welfare benefits (4.9% or 15.5 million persons) has declined from recent peaks in 2010.  Also covers poverty rate, food insecurity, and births to unmarried women.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(births/deaths     food/nutrition     income/poverty     labor/employment     statistics     welfare/social services)

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53091-fshic.pdf

The federal government subsidizes health insurance for most Americans through a variety of programs and tax provisions.  In 2017 such subsidies total $705 billion.  The study estimates the future costs of such subsidies including preferential tax treatment for employer-provided insurance, the cost of Medicaid coverage, and support for ACA marketplace coverage.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2017

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2017/fast_facts17.pdf

Highlights data on the most important aspects of the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs, including the people they serve and the benefits they provide.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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