Accession Number PB2013-103053
Title Supplemental Security Income: An Overview.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 22p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In 1974, the federal government established the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to provide cash assistance to people who are disabled, aged, or both and who have low income and few assets. SSI replaced several state-run support programs that had been partially financed by the federal government. In fiscal year 2013, the program will make payments to more than 8 million people at a cost to the federal government of about $53 billion, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates.
Keywords Disabilities
Federal assistance programs
Federal government
Social security
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)
Supplemental Security Income(SSI) Program
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TANF)

Source Agency Congressional Budget Office
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
92C - Social Concerns
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
91K - Social Services
Corporate Author Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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