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Federal Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2007 to 2027

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52405-means-tested-programs.pdf

Estimates that, if current laws remain generally unchanged, federal spending for cash-assistance programs for people of low income would grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% over the coming decade.  The estimate covers such programs as Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps), student Pell grants and others.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Congressional Statistics, 2015 Expanded Edition

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

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

Presents statistics on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, including the number of recipients and the amount of total monthly payments in the nation, each state, and each congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Mental Health,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2015/ssi_asr15.pdf

Provides a statistical summary of the Supplemental Security Income Program including the number of recipients, average monthly payment, total payments for the year, and characteristics of recipients.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

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

 

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