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Federal Spending on Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: In Brief [February 6, 2018]   [open pdf - 758KB]

"The Congressional Research Service (CRS) regularly receives requests about spending on programs that target low-income individuals and families for benefits and services. CRS has produced a series of reports that identify these programs and provides their spending amounts and recent spending trends. The most recent of this series is CRS Report R44574, Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Overview of Spending Trends, FY2008-FY2015. This In Brief report provides an interim update of the federal spending information in R44574 by extending it to include FY2016, the most recent year for which the federal spending data were available as of January 2018. In FY2016, the federal government spent $877.5 billion on benefits and services for people with low income. This was a 3.5% increase from the prior fiscal year. The increase was faster than both the rate of inflation over the year (1.2%) and the rate of economic growth (2.8%)."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45097
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2018-02-06
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