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Government Social Benefits.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Table 3.12. Government Social Benefits
[Billions of dollars]
Last Revised on: July 31, 2018

Line                                          2010      2011      2012

1          Government social benefits      2,297.9   2,327.2   2,340.5
2     To persons                           2,281.40  2,310.10  2,322.60
3        Federal                           1,757.5   1,779.5   1,781.8
4         Benefits from social
          insurance funds                  1,364.7   1,379.0   1,424.2
5          Social security (1)               690.2     713.3     762.1
6          Medicare (2)                      513.4     535.6     554.7
7          Unemployment insurance            138.9     107.2      83.6
8           State                             67.2      56.9      45.3
9           Railroad employees                 0.1       0.1       0.1
10          Federal employees                  1.7       1.9       1.6
11          Emergency unemployment
            compensation                      69.9      48.3      36.6
12         Railroad retirement                10.8      11.0      11.4
13         Pension benefit guaranty            2.4       2.4       2.4
14         Veterans' life insurance            1.4       1.4       1.3
15         Workers' compensation               2.7       3.0       3.0
16         Military medical insurance (3)      5.0       5.2       5.5
17       Veterans' benefits                   56.4      61.8      68.7
18        Pension and disability              48.5      52.1      58.4
19        Readjustment                         8.0       9.7      10.3
20        Other (4)                            ---       ---       ---
21      Supplemental Nutrition
        Assistance Program (SNAP) (5)         66.5      72.7      74.9
22      Black lung benefits                    0.4       0.4       0.4
23      Supplemental security income          44.6      46.0      48.8
24      Direct relief                          ---       ---       ---
25      Refundable tax credits (6)           144.3     151.4     98.7
26      Other (7)                             80.4      68.1      66.3
27    State and local                        523.9     530.7     540.8
28     Benefits from social
       insurance funds                        17.2      16.3      15.7
29      Temporary disability insurance         5.6       5.5       5.5
30      Workers' compensation                 11.6      10.8      10.2
31     Public assistance                     477.4     484.4     493.7
32       Medical care                        411.0     419.8     431.4
33        Medicaid                           396.9     406.0     417.5
34        Other medical care (8)              14.1      13.8      13.9
35      Family assistance (9)                 22.4      20.8      19.8
36      Supplemental security income (10)      4.6       4.5       4.3
37      General assistance                    18.1      17.9      17.5
38        Energy assistance                    4.9       4.8       4.1
39        Other (11)                          16.5      16.7      16.5
40       Education                            25.8      26.9      28.6
41       Employment and training               1.5       1.2       1.0
42       Other (12)                            2.1       2.0       1.8
43      To the rest of the world (13)         16.5      17.0      18.0

Line                                          2013      2014      2015

1          Government social benefits      2,404.8   2,516.7   2,652.9
2     To persons                           2,385.90  2,497.20  2,632.5
3        Federal                           1,821.5   1,879.5   1,966.8
4         Benefits from social
          insurance funds                  1,457.3   1,493.6   1,564.1
5          Social security (1)               799.0     834.6     871.8
6          Medicare (2)                      572.8     598.6     634.0
7          Unemployment insurance             62.5      35.5      32.2
8           State                             38.7      34.4      31.5
9           Railroad employees                 0.1       0.1       0.1
10          Federal employees                  1.3       0.8       0.6
11          Emergency unemployment
            compensation                      22.4       0.2       0.0
12         Railroad retirement                11.7      12.0      12.2
13         Pension benefit guaranty            1.7       3.0       3.8
14         Veterans' life insurance            1.3       1.2       1.2
15         Workers' compensation               3.1       3.4       3.4
16         Military medical insurance (3)      5.1       5.4       5.6
17       Veterans' benefits                   77.7      82.4      88.5
18        Pension and disability              65.8      70.3      75.8
19        Readjustment                        11.9      12.1      12.7
20        Other (4)                            ---       ---       ---
21      Supplemental Nutrition
        Assistance Program (SNAP) (5)         74.7      69.4      68.7
22      Black lung benefits                    0.3       0.3       0.3
23      Supplemental security income          50.6      51.6      52.3
24      Direct relief                          ---       ---       ---
25      Refundable tax credits (6)           97.6      115.0     125.7
26      Other (7)                             63.3      67.3      67.1
27    State and local                        564.4     617.7     665.6
28     Benefits from social
       insurance funds                        15.7      16.1      15.8
29      Temporary disability insurance         5.6       6.2       6.1
30      Workers' compensation                 10.0       9.9       9.7
31     Public assistance                     515.4     565.8     612.2
32       Medical care                        453.6     503.2     547.6
33        Medicaid                           440.0     490.9     536.0
34        Other medical care (8)              13.7      12.2      11.7
35      Family assistance (9)                 19.7      20.1      21.0
36      Supplemental security income (10)      4.2       4.2       4.4
37      General assistance                    17.4      17.5      18.4
38        Energy assistance                    3.8       4.0       3.7
39        Other (11)                          16.6      16.8      17.2
40       Education                            30.6      32.4      34.1
41       Employment and training               1.0       0.9       1.0
42       Other (12)                            1.8       2.4       2.6
43      To the rest of the world (13)         18.9      19.5      20.4

Line                                          2016      2017

1          Government social benefits      2,738.3   2,825.8
2     To persons                           2,717.4   2,804.0
3        Federal                           2,024.1   2,091.7
4         Benefits from social
          insurance funds                  1,614.1   1,673.7
5          Social security (1)               896.5     926.1
6          Medicare (2)                      662.2     695.3
7          Unemployment insurance             31.7      29.1
8           State                             31.1      28.6
9           Railroad employees                 0.1       0.1
10          Federal employees                  0.5       0.4
11          Emergency unemployment
            compensation                       0.0       0.0
12         Railroad retirement                12.4      12.5
13         Pension benefit guaranty            1.7       1.1
14         Veterans' life insurance            1.1       1.0
15         Workers' compensation               3.3       3.3
16         Military medical insurance (3)      5.3       5.4
17       Veterans' benefits                   91.6      97.5
18        Pension and disability              79.8      85.4
19        Readjustment                        11.8      12.1
20        Other (4)                            ---       ---
21      Supplemental Nutrition
        Assistance Program (SNAP) (5)         65.4      64.0
22      Black lung benefits                    0.3       0.3
23      Supplemental security income          52.1      52.0
24      Direct relief                          ---       ---
25      Refundable tax credits (6)           130.6     136.8
26      Other (7)                             69.9      67.5
27    State and local                        693.3     712.3
28     Benefits from social
       insurance funds                        16.0      16.2
29      Temporary disability insurance         6.5       6.8
30      Workers' compensation                  9.5       9.5
31     Public assistance                     638.8     655.3
32       Medical care                        573.9     589.0
33        Medicaid                           562.7     577.4
34        Other medical care (8)              11.2      11.6
35      Family assistance (9)                 20.3      20.5
36      Supplemental security income (10)      4.3       4.4
37      General assistance                    19.5      20.5
38        Energy assistance                    3.6       3.5
39        Other (11)                          17.3      17.4
40       Education                            35.6      37.6
41       Employment and training               1.1       1.2
42       Other (12)                            1.9       2.0
43      To the rest of the world (13)         20.9      21.8

Legend / Footnotes:
(1.) Social security benefits include old-age, survivors, and
disability insurance benefits that are distributed from the federal
old-age and
survivors insurance trust fund and the disability insurance trust fund.
(2.) Medicare benefits include hospital and supplementary medical
insurance benefits that are distributed from the federal hospital
insurance trust fund and the supplementary medical insurance trust fund.
(3.) Consists of payments for medical services for dependents of
active duty military personnel at nonmilitary facilities.
(4.) Consists of mustering out pay, terminal leave pay, and adjusted
compensation benefits.
(5.) Prior to October 2008, benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program were called Food Stamp benefits.
(6.) Includes the amounts by which federal refundable tax credits
reduce personal current tax liabilities and liabilities to pay
contributions for government social insurance as well as the outlays
that are distributed when the amount of federal refundable tax credits
exceeds an individual's federal tax liabilities.
(7.) Consists largely of payments to nonprofit institutions; aid to
students; payments for medical services for retired military personnel
and their dependents at nonmilitary facilities; disaster relief;
workers' compensation benefits for federal employees (FECA); Payments
from the September 11 Victims' Compensation Fund; rebates to
individuals established by the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008;
additional unemployment benefits, COBRA premium subsidies, and
one-time payments to recipients of Social Security, SSI, Veterans
Pensions, and Railroad Retirement benefits established by the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; and health insurance
co-payment and cost-sharing benefits established by the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act.
(8.) Consists of general medical assistance and state child health
care programs.
(9.) Consists of aid to families with dependent children and,
beginning with 1996, assistance programs operating under the Personal
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of (1996.)
(10.) Prior to 1974, consists of old-age assistance, aid to the blind,
and aid to the permanently and totally disabled, when the programs
were partly federally funded.
(11.) Consists of expenditures for food under the supplemental program
for women, infants, and children; foster care; adoption assistance;
and payments to nonprofit welfare institutions.
(12.) Consists largely of veterans' benefits, Alaska dividends, and
crime-victim payments.
(13.) Consists of federal government social benefits to the rest of
the world and includes benefits paid to individuals in the U.S.
territories and the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and Northern Mariana
Islands
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