Program Descriptions

Federal/State

Social Security Programs in the United States
(released July 1997)

This is a comprehensive description of the programs under the Social Security Act and how they operate. The programs are grouped into four major areas: social insurance, health insurance and health services, assistance programs, and programs for specific groups (such as veterans, government employees, and railroad workers).

State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients

This annual publication presents data on selected characteristics of mandatory and optional state assistance programs for SSI recipients. It focuses on eligibility provisions and the maximum levels of assistance for individuals and couples who receive supplementary payments.

Available editions:  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004  |  2002

Note: Due to diminishing resources and increasingly unreliable data, 2011 was the last edition of State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients. We will continue to report optional state supplementation payment levels for federally administered states in our SSI Recipients by State and County publication.

International

Country Index
International Update

This monthly publication covers recent developments in foreign private and public pensions, social security, and retirement.

  

Social Security Programs Throughout the World

This publication highlights the principal features of social security programs in more than 170 countries. Published in collaboration with the International Social Security Association, one of four regional volumes is issued every six months.

Available editions:

Europe:2012  |  2010  |  2008  |  2006  |  2004  |  2002

Asia and the Pacific:2012  |  2010  |  2008  |  2006  |  2004  |  2002

Africa:2013  |  2011  |  2009  |  2007  |  2005  |  2003

The Americas:2013  |  2011  |  2009  |  2007  |  2005  |  2003