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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2013

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2013/di_asr13.pdf

Provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits including benefits awarded, income of disabled beneficiaries and geographic distribution of benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41917.pdf

Reports on trends in the economic well-being of female-headed families with children since the advent of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2015

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2015.pdf

Fact sheet with program rates and adjustments including the 2015 Cost-of-Living adjustment.  Covers both the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p60-251.pdf

Provides information about the nation’s poverty rate according to the official measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account the effect of federal noncash benefits.  The official measure showed 45.8 million in poverty in 2013 while the SPM showed 48.7 million.  From the Census Bureau.

 

The Effects of Unemployment Benefits on Unemployment and Labor Force Participation: Evidence from 35 Years of Benefits Extensions

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201465/201465pap.pdf

Finds that extended benefits increased the unemployment rate slightly in the most recent recession but did not affect the labor force participation rate.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33809.pdf?

Examines the degree to which residents of the U.S. who are not citizens are eligible for assistance from the four major federal means-tested benefit programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Fast Facts and Figures about Social Security, 2014

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2014/fast_facts14.pdf

Current program information and data about the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Code, 2013

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2013/oasdi_zip13.pdf

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state, Social Security field office, and zip code.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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