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Accession Number PB2013-105859
Title Growth in Means-Tested Programs and Tax Credits for Low-Income Households.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 35p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The federal government devotes roughly one-sixth of its spending to 10 major means-tested programs and tax credits, which provide cash payments or assistance in obtaining health care, food, housing, or education to people with relatively low income or few assets. Those programs and credits consist of the following: Medicaid, The low-income subsidy (LIS) for Part D of Medicare (the part of Medicare that provides prescription drug benefits), The refundable portion of the earned income tax credit (EITC), The refundable portion of the child tax credit (CTC), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called the Food Stamp program), Child nutrition programs, Housing assistance programs, and The Federal Pell Grant Program.
Keywords Cash assistance programs
Education programs
Health care programs
Low income housing
Tax credits

Source Agency Congressional Budget Office
NTIS Subject Category 91E - Housing
91J - Economic Studies
43A - Finance
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1313
Contract Number N/A

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