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Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2016 Annual Reports

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/tr16summary.pdf

A summary of the two reports on the current and projected financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Congressional Statistics, December 2015

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

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

Fact sheets and data tables for each state, showing the number of beneficiaries by type and the total monthly benefits paid under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program and the Supplemental Security Income Program.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2016/tr2016.pdf

Presents the current and projected financial status of the trust funds.  Projects that the combined asset reserves of the OASDI funds will be depleted  in 2034, the same as last year, with 79% of benefits payable at that time.  The Disability Trust Fund will become depleted in 2023, extended from last year’s estimate of 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Trends in Child Care Spending from the CCDF and TANF

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44528.pdf

Reviews the legislative history behind the Child Care and Development Fund programs, including the relative importance of state and federal authority in setting funding levels and program rules.  Also presents historical data on child care spending from CCDF and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs for FY2000 – FY2012.  . From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Social Security Disability Insurance: Participation and Spending

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51443-SSDI_Participation_Spending.pdf

Spending on Disability Insurance benefits grew more than ten-fold between 1970 and 2015 and nearly tripled as a share of GDP.  Even if spending is projected to be more modest in the coming years, under current law, spending would exceed income after 2018 and the Trust Fund would be exhausted in 2022.  This report lays out policy options for Congress.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Annual Statistical Supplement [Social Security]

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2015/index.html

Annual statistical compendium with more than 240 tables on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  Also includes data on related social insurance and welfare programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2014

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2014/index.html

Biennial report which includes more than 100 statistical tables with data on the major sources and amounts of income for people aged 55+ and their poverty status.  Also covers related social insurance and welfare programs.  See also Income of the Aged Chartbook 2014.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY2015 Annual Report

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2031346/eib150.pdf

Examines federal spending for 15 food assistance programs and trends in the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity in the U.S. through 2014.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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