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604. Government Expenditures for Income-Tested Benefits by Type of Benefit

[In millions of dollars (54,214 represents $54,214,000,000). [For fiscal years ending in year shown; see text, Section 9, State and Local Government. Programs covered provide cash, goods, or services to persons who make no payment and render no service in return. In case of many programs, including family cash welfare, food and housing programs, job and training programs and some educational programs, some recipients must work or study. Most of the programs base eligibility on individual, household, or family income, but some use group or area income tests; and a few offer help on the basis of presumed need. Constant dollar figures area based on the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers]

 
Total spending Constant (1998) dollars
Level of
government Current Constant Medical Cash Food Housing Education Jobs/ Services Energy
and year dollars (1998) benefits aid benefits benefits benefits training aid
dollars
 
TOTAL
 
1975 54,214 164,385 49,109 59,097 21,219 13,141 7,044 6,634 8,141 0
1976 66,944 191,926 53,753 64,768 23,968 15,224 11,038 13,317 9,779 80
1977 74,005 199,215 59,407 64,261 23,067 16,259 9,858 14,751 10,797 813
1978 84,115 210,455 60,866 61,171 23,473 18,367 10,769 24,427 10,698 683
1979 91,476 205,544 61,897 57,312 24,205 19,007 11,374 20,995 10,163 591
1980 104,676 207,231 64,537 56,865 26,818 19,017 10,247 17,235 9,103 3,407
1981 116,981 209,935 67,985 57,350 29,197 19,488 9,115 13,639 9,557 3,605
1982 120,683 204,011 68,626 55,358 27,711 19,919 13,615 6,870 8,458 3,453
1983 127,812 209,337 69,539 56,033 30,921 20,439 12,653 7,511 8,850 3,392
1984 135,342 212,496 71,242 56,789 30,877 20,152 13,052 8,564 8,382 3,437
1985 143,294 217,245 74,955 57,059 30,914 21,396 15,115 6,028 8,302 3,475
1986 148,586 221,157 78,651 60,206 30,133 19,744 15,703 5,506 7,874 3,341
1987 158,199 227,174 85,803 60,713 30,242 18,971 14,761 5,533 8,023 3,129
1988 171,641 236,685 90,703 63,028 29,448 20,272 16,121 5,267 9,086 2,759
1989 186,317 245,112 96,591 65,320 28,939 20,950 17,141 5,147 8,645 2,380
1990 212,578 265,405 108,397 67,738 31,345 21,909 17,966 5,296 10,597 2,158
1991 251,896 301,724 131,652 73,813 35,117 22,712 18,458 5,783 11,892 2,298
1992 296,403 344,585 157,919 81,173 39,820 28,160 16,527 6,387 12,538 2,061
1993 312,331 352,697 161,546 84,468 41,034 28,553 17,028 6,023 12,233 1,812
1994 348,770 383,854 177,654 95,002 41,687 28,351 17,103 6,070 15,792 2,195
1995 366,669 392,253 186,816 97,989 41,323 29,176 17,215 5,817 12,119 1,800
1996 370,769 385,319 184,923 96,083 40,617 29,052 17,020 4,868 11,454 1,301
1997 379,971 385,910 189,008 94,537 37,932 29,347 17,809 4,036 11,813 1,428
1998 391,733 391,729 196,389 94,562 35,511 29,511 18,126 3,856 12,453 1,321
 
FEDERAL
 
1975 39,461 119,652 29,063 38,627 19,524 13,141 6,610 6,516 6,170 0
1976 49,954 143,216 31,379 42,778 22,153 15,224 10,591 13,205 7,807 80
1977 55,113 148,359 35,479 42,255 20,878 16,259 9,360 14,598 8,716 813
1978 63,964 160,038 36,444 40,149 21,289 18,367 10,176 24,269 8,659 683
1979 70,172 157,674 36,875 38,046 23,317 19,007 10,810 20,820 8,208 591
1980 80,043 158,464 38,405 37,571 25,913 19,017 9,681 17,075 7,394 3,407
1981 87,936 157,811 39,935 37,615 28,156 19,488 8,591 13,488 6,933 3,605
1982 88,977 150,413 38,948 36,472 26,496 19,919 13,160 6,743 5,246 3,428
1983 93,930 153,680 38,611 36,690 29,639 20,439 12,158 7,382 5,411 3,351
1984 99,151 155,674 39,007 37,341 29,385 20,152 12,578 8,442 5,399 3,369
1985 105,064 159,285 42,268 37,123 29,354 21,396 14,427 5,905 5,384 3,428
1986 107,775 160,414 44,316 39,187 28,491 19,744 14,966 5,397 5,046 3,267
1987 114,835 164,903 50,467 39,431 28,566 18,971 14,027 5,431 5,180 2,830
1988 125,061 172,453 53,258 41,802 27,877 20,272 15,371 5,168 6,190 2,515
1989 134,730 177,246 55,790 43,628 27,410 20,950 16,424 5,019 5,882 2,143
1990 151,514 189,166 62,708 45,502 29,803 21,909 17,181 4,963 5,099 2,003
1991 177,953 213,154 74,805 50,634 33,545 22,712 17,803 5,257 6,236 2,163
1992 208,273 242,129 91,470 56,635 38,142 25,486 15,813 5,834 6,790 1,959
1993 223,595 252,492 96,044 60,245 39,266 27,051 16,163 5,388 6,604 1,732
1994 246,374 271,158 103,112 69,774 39,739 26,574 16,109 5,350 8,389 2,110
1995 258,457 276,491 108,489 72,662 39,365 26,689 16,193 4,949 6,431 1,713
1996 263,550 273,893 108,003 72,758 38,622 26,497 16,028 4,199 6,560 1,225
1997 269,754 273,971 109,471 72,971 35,927 26,853 16,767 3,855 6,764 1,363
1998 277,332 277,330 113,779 73,872 33,451 26,897 16,989 3,785 7,300 1,257
 
STATE AND LOCAL
 
1975 14,753 44,733 20,046 20,470 1,695 0 434 118 1,971 0
1976 16,990 48,710 22,374 21,990 1,815 0 447 112 1,972 0
1977 18,892 50,856 23,928 22,006 2,189 0 498 153 2,081 0
1978 20,151 50,418 24,422 21,022 2,184 0 593 158 2,039 0
1979 21,304 47,869 25,022 19,266 888 0 564 175 1,955 0
1980 24,633 48,767 26,132 19,294 905 0 566 160 1,709 0
1981 29,045 52,124 28,050 19,735 1,041 0 524 151 2,624 0
1982 31,706 53,598 29,678 18,886 1,215 0 455 127 3,212 25
1983 33,982 55,657 30,928 19,343 1,282 0 495 129 3,439 41
1984 36,191 56,822 32,235 19,448 1,492 0 474 122 2,983 68
1985 38,230 57,960 32,687 19,936 1,560 0 688 123 2,918 47
1986 40,811 60,744 34,335 21,019 1,642 0 737 109 2,828 74
1987 43,364 62,271 35,336 21,282 1,676 0 734 102 2,843 299
1988 46,580 64,232 37,445 21,226 1,571 0 750 99 2,896 244
1989 51,587 67,866 40,801 21,692 1,529 0 717 128 2,763 237
1990 61,064 76,239 45,689 22,236 1,542 0 785 333 5,498 155
1991 73,943 88,570 56,847 23,179 1,572 0 655 526 5,656 135
1992 88,130 102,456 66,449 24,538 1,678 2,674 714 553 5,748 102
1993 88,736 100,204 65,502 24,223 1,768 1,502 865 635 5,629 80
1994 102,396 112,696 74,542 25,228 1,948 1,777 994 720 7,403 85
1995 108,212 115,762 78,327 25,327 1,958 2,487 1,022 868 5,688 87
1996 107,219 111,426 76,920 23,325 1,995 2,555 992 669 4,894 76
1997 110,216 111,938 79,537 21,566 2,005 2,494 1,042 181 5,049 65
1998 114,401 114,399 82,610 20,690 2,060 2,614 1,137 71 5,153 64


Source: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, "Cash and Noncash Benefits for Persons With Limited Income: Eligibility Rules, Recipient and Expenditure Data, FY1996-FY1998" CRS Report RL 30401;December 15, 1999.



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