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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Appendix D, Table D.1

Social Welfare Expenditures in the U.S., 1992 (billions of dollars)

Program Total Recipients
(millions1)
Total Expenditures Transfer Payments Administrative and Direct Service Costs
SOCIAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS

Disability Insurance (OASDI)

3.52 32.0 31.17 .83

Unemployment Insurance

3.23 39.5 35.99 3.51

Railroad Temporary Disability Insurance

.0084 .0403 .0263 .014

State Temporary Disability Insurance

  3.22 3.08 .14

Veterans Pensions and Compensations

2.675 17.30 16.38 .92

Workers Compensation

n/a 37.36 35.38 1.98
Total, Social Insurance   126.2 119.0 7.19
PUBLIC AID

Cash Aid Programs

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

4.026 22.20 20.66 1.54

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)

4.777 22.20 20.83 1.37

Public Assistance

n/a 132.74 124.11 8.63

Low Income Heat and Energy Assistance Program

6.28 2.23 2.09 .14
Total, Cash Aid Programs   179.37    

Non-Cash Aid Programs

Food Stamps

25.49 16.25 15.29 .96

Woman, Infants and Children (WIC)

1.2210 2.57 2.42 .15

Public Housing

4.4811 12.5 (1993) 11.76 .74
Total, Non-Cash Programs   31.32    
Total, Public Aid   210.69 197.21 13.48
DIRECT HUMAN SERVICES

Child Welfare

Title IV-B

NA .27 .18 .09

Title IV-E (Foster Care)

.22212 2.21 1.19 1.02

Title IV-E (Adoption Assistance)

.06613 .22 .16 .06

Head Start

.62114 2.23 0 2.23

Vocational Rehabilitation

.95015 2.13 0 2.13

Special Education

4.3 2.63 0 2.63
Total, Direct Human Services   9.66 1.52 8.14
Total for Programs Analyzed in This Study   336.89 317.73 19.19

Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census (1994); Committee on Ways and Means (1994); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (1993a).
1Recipient and expenditure data from 1992 unless otherwise noted.
2Monthly average December 1992.
3Average weekly 1992.
4Weekly average for 1990.
5As of September 30, 1992.
6Monthly average number disabled, December 1992.
7Average monthly, head of household.
8Households for FY 1992.
9Average annual for FY 1992.
10Heads of household.
11Households in March 1993 receiving means-tested benefits.
12Average monthly.
13Average monthly.
14Average annual, 1992.
15Includes active cases accepted for rehab. services during year, plus active cases on hand at beginning of 1992.


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