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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2015

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2015/di_asr15.pdf

Provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits.  Includes number of current beneficiaries, benefits awarded, withhold or terminated, the income of disabled beneficiaries and more.   From the Social Security Administration

 

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

 

SSI Recipients by State and County 2015

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2015/ssi_sc15.pdf

Provides information about the number of recipients and amount of benefits received by state and county for the Supplemental Security Income Program, which provides cash assistance to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Household Food Security in the United States in 2015

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2137663/err215.pdf

12.7% of American households were food insecure at least some time during 2015, and 5% had very low food security.  The low food security households lacked the money to prevent disruptions of eating patterns.  Also describes the prevalence of food insecurity in households with children and participation in federal food assistance programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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

 

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2015

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2015/oasdi_sc15.pdf

Annual publication which provides data on the Social Security population at the local level.  Presents statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  Also shows the number of men and women aged 65 or older receiving benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Changes in ACA Individual Market Costs from 2014-2015: Near-Zero Growth Suggests an Improving Risk Pool

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Forms-Reports-and-Other-Resources/Downloads/Final-Risk-Pool-Analysis-8_11_16.pdf

Report which shows that “per-enrollee medical costs in the Affordable Care Act individual market were essentially unchanged in 2015, even as costs in the broader insurance market continued to rise.”  Argues that the program is becoming stronger by attracting more healthy, low-cost enrollees.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

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