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Federal Low-Income Programs: Multiple Programs Target Diverse Populations and Needs

Categories: Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671779.pdf

Describes federal programs (including tax expenditures) targeted to people with low incomes, identifies the number and selected household characteristics of people in poverty, identifies the number, poverty status, and household characteristics of selected programs’ recipients, and covers research on how selected programs may affect incentives to work.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2014

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2014/oasdi_sc14.pdf

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program.  From the Social Security Administration

 

A Primer on WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44115.pdf

Discusses the eligibility, benefits, and delivery systems for the program which provides food, nutrition education, and health care services to women, infants, and children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Improving the Assessment of SNAP Targeting Using Administrative Records

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1844884/err186.pdf

This study assesses the extent to which the food nutrition program, formerly known as Food Stamps, reaches the poorest households by estimating benefit receipt by annual household income relative to poverty.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Overpayments in the Social Security Administration’s Disability Programs: A 10-Year Study

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

http://oig.ssa.gov/sites/default/files/audit/full/pdf/A-01-14-24114.pdf

Studies 1,500 beneficiaries who began receiving disability benefits in October 2003 to determine the extent of overpayments in the program.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Congressional Statistics

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2014/index.html

Data on major Social Security programs (OASDI and SSI) for each state and Congressional district.  Covers total number of persons receiving benefits and the amount of total  monthly payments made to persons.  From the Social Security Administration

 

21.3 Percent of U.S. Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-97.html

Agency press release about the report entitled Dynamics of Economic Well-Being.  Provides a summary of who participated in the programs and for how long and offers a link to the full report.  From the Census Bureau

 

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009-2012: Who Gets Assistance?

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p70-141.pdf

Focuses on the participation and characteristics of people who receive benefits from federal means-tested assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, TANF, and Housing Assistance.  In 2012 approximately 21% of the population participated in one or more of the programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

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