Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2013

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

Provides statistics on the Social Security population at the local level, including the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration


Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Welfare/Social Services

Explains the purpose and details of legislation that would provide financial support from the British government for eligible parents with childcare costs.  The government would provide 20% support up to 10,000 pounds per year for each child.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/35


Congressional Statistics, December 2013

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

Provides fact sheets and statistical tables on number of recipients and total dollar amounts for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs by state and congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration



The State of Social Safety Nets: 2014

Categories: Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

First in a series that will monitor and report on social safety nets in developing countries.  This report provides social safety net statistics  and explains trends in 146 countries.  From the World Bank


Disability Benefits

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

For basic information about Social Security disability benefits.  From the Social Security Administration.


Living in Near Poverty in the United States: 1966-2012

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

Provides data on the demographic characteristics of people  close to but not below the official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012.  The report also gives assistance program participation rates of the near-poor.  From the Census Bureau


Puerto Rico: Information on How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs and Revenue Sources

Categories: Govt Finance,Puerto Rico,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

Examines potential changes to selected federal social services programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Supplemental Security Income, if Puerto Rico were to become a state.  Spending for most of these programs would increase substantially, but the federal government would also collect more from corporate and individual  income taxes.  From the Government Accountability Office


Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan Regarding Federal Spending for Major Mandatory Spending Programs and Tax Credits That are Primarily Means-Tested

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

Contains tables showing federal spending for entitlement programs and tax credits with baseline projections for 2014-2024 and historical spending for the period 2004-2013.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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