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603. Households Receiving Means-Tested Noncash Benefits

[In thousands (82,368 represents 82,368,000), except percent. Households as of March of following year. Covers civilian noninstitutional population, including persons in the Armed Forces living off post or with their families on post. A means-tested benefit program requires that the household's income and/or assets fall below specified guidelines in order to qualify for benefits. The means-tested noncash benefits covered are food stamps, free or reduced-price school lunches, public or subsidized housing, and medicaid. There are general trends toward underestimation of noncash beneficiaries. Households are classified according to poverty status of family or nonfamily householder; for explanation of poverty level, see text, Section 14, Income. Data for 1980-91 based on 1980 census population controls; beginning 1992, based on 1990 census population controls. Based on Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III]

 
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
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Below poverty Below poverty Below poverty Below poverty Below poverty Below poverty Below poverty Below poverty Below poverty
TYPE OF BENEFIT RECEIVED 1980 1985 Total level Above Total level Above Total level Above Total level Above Total level Above Total level Above Total level Above Total level Above Total level Above
poverty poverty poverty poverty poverty poverty poverty poverty poverty
Percent level Percent level Percent level Percent level Percent level Percent level Percent level Percent level Percent level
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       Total households 82,368 88,458 94,312 12,227 100 82,085 95,669 12,949 100 82,720 96,426 13,563 100 82,863 97,107 13,777 100 83,330 98,990 13,660 100 85,330 99,627 12,926 100 86,701 101,018 13,102 100 87,916 102,528 12,960 100 89,568 103,874 12,714 100 91,160
Receiving at least one noncash benefit 14,266 14,466 16,098 7,671 63 8,427 17,387 8,262 64 9,125 18,639 8,614 64 10,025 19,937 8,817 64 11,120 21,267 8,730 64 12,537 21,148 8,298 64 12,850 21,666 8,383 64 13,283 19,713 7,949 61 11,764 19,807 7,707 61 12,100
  Not receiving cash public assistance 7,860 7,860 8,819 3,169 26 5,650 9,539 3,362 26 6,177 10,431 3,584 26 6,847 11,573 3,824 28 7,749 13,269 3,995 29 9,274 13,335 3,874 30 9,461 13,895 4,020 31 9,875 12,805 3,956 31 8,849 13,461 4,133 33 9,328
  Receiving cash public assistance 1 6,407 6,607 7,279 4,502 37 2,777 7,849 4,900 38 2,949 8,208 5,030 37 3,178 8,365 4,993 36 3,372 7,998 4,735 35 3,263 7,813 4,425 34 3,388 7,770 4,363 33 3,407 6,908 3,993 31 2,915 6,346 3,574 28 2,772
 
Total households receiving--
  Food stamps 6,769 6,779 7,163 5,193 43 1,970 7,839 5,489 42 2,350 8,669 6,001 44 2,668 9,167 4,827 35 4,340 8,925 5,939 44 2,986 8,388 5,399 42 2,989 8,263 5,399 41 2,864 7,256 4,924 38 2,332 6,357 4,293 34 2,064
  School lunch 5,532 5,752 6,252 3,195 26 3,057 6,922 3,677 28 3,245 7,264 3,701 27 3,563 8,109 3,929 29 4,180 8,534 3,978 29 4,556 8,607 3,749 29 4,858 8,922 3,881 30 5,041 7,585 3,342 26 4,243 8,120 3,398 27 4,722
  Public housing 2,777 3,799 4,339 2,637 22 1,702 4,511 2,765 21 1,746 4,550 2,669 20 1,881 5,183 2,909 21 2,274 4,946 2,743 20 2,203 4,846 2,546 20 2,300 4,981 2,622 20 2,359 4,778 2,728 21 2,050 4,808 2,709 21 2,099
  Medicaid 8,287 8,178 10,321 5,609 46 4,712 11,458 6,220 48 5,238 12,476 6,587 49 5,889 13,134 6,746 49 6,388 14,119 6,625 49 7,494 14,111 6,309 49 7,802 14,486 6,373 49 8,113 13,589 6,063 47 7,526 13,363 5,676 45 7,687



1 Households receiving money from aid to families with dependent children program (beginning 1996, temporary assistance for needy families program), supplemental security income program or other public assistance programs.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, series P60-155 and earlier reports and "Current Population Survey, Annual Demographic Survey, March Supplement;" published 24 September 1998;

http://ferret.bls.census.gov/macro/031999/noncash/toc.htm



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/603_households_receiving_means_tested_noncash_benefits.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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