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News & Updates:
Democrats reveal a new proposal that would alter social insurance policies in the interest of people like the American elderly; A source close to the White House negotiations claims that the failure to establish wall funding would force President Trump to declare a state of emergency at the border; Data from JP Morgan on the international trade indicates the slowest amount of growth in two years.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, is an integral part of the United States’ nutritional social safety net. In February, the Trump Administration proposed an overhaul and cut in funding to SNAP. The proposal moves away from the traditional system of electronic monetary credits and instead proposes to provide households with a physical basket of foods. This article will explore the history and evolution of SNAP and evaluate the President’s proposed changes to the program.
Research by Faculty Affiliate Olivia S. Michell has inspired a new startup that is building a way for consumers to more easily buy what has notoriously been a hard sell: annuity contracts, both those that create an immediate income stream and others that produce income years down the road.
Kentucky becomes first ever state to institute Medicaid work requirements; Democrats say they have 50 votes in the Senate to strike down Net Neutrality repeal; Higher pay may be the turning point in inflation.
Senate passes battlefield medical approvals bill; Individual mandate repeal attached to tax bill, sparking fears of rising premiums; US to be a big driver of oil production growth over the next decade; Jobless claims tick up on Puerto Rico backlog, underlying data strong.
The central hub for benefits information pertaining to: Child Care/Child Support, Counsel/Counseling, Disability Assistance, Disaster Relief, Education/Training, Employment/Career Development Assistance, Energy Assistance, Environmental Sustainability/Conservation, Food/Nutrition, Grants/Scholarships/Fellowships, HIV/AIDS, Healthcare, Housing, Insurance, Living Assistance, Loan/Loan Repayment, Medicaid/Medicare, Military: Active Duty and Veterans, Social Security/Retirement, Tax Assistance, and Volunteer Opportunities.
Quick link to main Benefits page: http://www.benefits.gov/benefits
Quick link to Other Resources: http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/other-resources/
Congressional Budget Office: Social Security
Social Security is the single largest federal program, with outlays of $768 billion in fiscal year 2012. The program has two parts. The Old-Age and Survivors Insurance program pays benefits to retired workers and to their dependents and survivors, and the Disability Insurance program pays benefits to disabled workers and to their spouses and survivors. Social Security benefits are financed by a payroll tax on current workers, half paid by the worker and half paid by the employer. CBO regularly examines various possible changes to Social Security outlays or receipts.
U.S. Census Bureau: Social Insurance & Human Services
This section presents data related to governmental expenditures for social insurance and human services; governmental programs for old-age, survivors, disability, and health insurance (OASDHI); governmental employee retirement; private pension plans; government unemployment and temporary disability insurance; federal supplemental security income payments and aid to the needy; child and other welfare services; and federal food programs. Also included here are selected data on workers’ compensation and vocational rehabilitation, child support, child care, charity contributions, and philanthropic trusts and foundations.
U.S. Social Security Administration
The Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP) is the principal advisor to the Commissioner of Social Security on major policy issues and comprises nine offices. The research and policy analysis information on this website is the result of a collaborative effort among three ORDP offices—the Office of Program Development & Research, the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, and the Office of Retirement Policy. All three offices work together to conduct research and policy analysis and disseminate the results of their research in a variety of publications that are available on this website. The statistics on this website are provided by the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, the agency’s source for statistics on the OASDI and SSI programs and the earnings of the working and beneficiary populations.
Quick link to the Research, Statistics, & Policy Analysis page where you can access recent statistics, the Monthly Statistical Snapshot, and other Publications like the Annual Statistical Supplement: http://www.ssa.gov/policy/index.html
Quick link to Public-Use Data Files: http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/data/index.html
USDA Nutrition Assistance Data
Data and research regarding the following USDA Nutrition Assistance programs are available through this site:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Food Distribution Programs
- School Meals
- Women, Infants and Children
Quick link: http://www.fns.usda.gov/data-and-statistics