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  1. Thanks for this site.it’s very helpful for Mr to get the answers I need. I’m still waiting on a decision on my ssi case.let me know if I need to to anything to help with it.

  2. A. The original Department of Education was created in 1867 to collect information on schools and teaching that would help the States establish effective school systems and recreated in the Education Reorganization Act of 1978. The Department of Education Appropriations Act (DEAA), 2017, provides $68.2 billion in discretionary funding FY 17, a decrease of $67.6 million, or 0.1%, below the FY16 level of $68.3 billion and a decrease of $1.1 billion, or 1.6% below $69.4 billion FY 17 budget request. This is all the punishment ED is due for the Pell Grant subsidy of FY 15 that has fallen off the three-year projection and possibly didn’t cost the General Fund anything. The FY 18 request proposes to cut ED outlays to $59 billion, -13.5% less than the $68.2 billion appropriated by DEAA 17. The FY18 request proposes to justify cutting $4.4 billion Federal investment in Elementary and Secondary Education Administration (EASA) programs by eliminating funding for 13 programs totaling $3.9 billion that are duplicative, ineffective, or more appropriately supported through State, local, or private funding sources. It proposes to reduce education outlays from the $62.9 billion total to $60.0 billion with a $2.9 billion cancellation from Pell cary-over fund. The overview table in the FY budget is not divided into EASA and Post-secondary, is indeterminate in regards to EASA, underreports post-secondary costs by $4 billion and the Excel table for all outlays are mislabeled Education and Secondary. The collaboration between the Secretary and US Marshall seems to be winning the psychological war to close schools to the rampage shootings of Congress at the expense of the accuracy of both Justice and Education Department budget definitions of agency under 31USC§101. ED $68.2 billion FY 17 + 2.5% growth – zero proven abolitions = $69.9 billion discretionary budget authority – zero undistributed offsetting receipts = $69.9 ED FY 18 outlays.

    Program
    FY 16
    FY 17
    FY 18
    FY 18
    2.5%
    ESEA
    38,191
    38,037
    34,448
    38,987
    Post-secondary
    30,117
    30,202
    28,441
    30,957
    Total Outlays
    68,307
    68,239
    62,889
    69,944
    OMB
    68,506
    73,669
    75,866
    75,866
    1. The Department’s Budget also includes mandatory funds. In general, mandatory funding does not require an annual appropriation because authorizing legislation establishes a fixed funding level or a method for calculating automatic appropriations without further congressional action. The largest mandatory programs in the Department’s Budget are federally subsidized loans for postsecondary students, the costs of which are estimated based on assumptions about the cost of Federal borrowing, loan volume, origination fees, repayments, and defaults. Most of the Department’s 100-plus programs are funded through discretionary appropriation acts enacted each fiscal year. It is good that these programs are reviewed and inferior products are abolished to reduce spending. However, there are many education programs—some of them large—that are funded directly through their authorizing statutes. For many budgeting purposes, these programs are classified as mandatory. The Direct Loan program is the largest mandatory program in the Department. The Direct Loan program will make an estimated $96.9 billion in loans to postsecondary students and their families in fiscal year 2016. In total, discretionary and mandatory funding would make available $193.1 billion in aid to education in fiscal year 2018, of which $134.2 billion would fund new postsecondary grants, loans, and work-study assistance to help an estimated 12.2 million students and their families pay for postsecondary education and training.

    2. Secretary John B. King Jr. put in an extra row on- mandatory Pell Grant to try to demystify why spending was $10 billion less than reported by OMB and produced stable growth since the subsidy in FY15. He led 300 economists and 600 churches to petition the White House to legalize marijuana and reduce Justice Department outlays $10 billion by abolishing the FBI, DEA, Interagency Drug and Crime Task Force, and colonial justice assistance grants under the Slavery Convention of 1926. The new ED Secretary and US Marshall seem to mistakenly wish to steal $10 billion from the $69 billion that is lawfully due ED programs FY 18 with 2.5% growth from the $68.2 billion authorized by the DEAA 17; anything less constitutes deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246. The ED Budget Summary for FY 2017 reported that in the Fiscal Year 2017 Education Budget the Administration requests $69.4 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education in 2017, an increase of $1.3 billion, or 2 percent, over the 2016 level. In total, discretionary and mandatory funding would make available $209 billion in aid to education in fiscal year 2017, of which $139.7 billion is new postsecondary grants, loans, and work-study assistance—an increase of $42 billion, or 43 percent, over the amount available in 2008—to help an estimated 12.1 million students and their families pay for postsecondary education and training.

    3. ED FY 18 budget cuts to $59 billion, exceed proof, $70 billion FY 18 budget authority – 0 proven abolitions = $70 FY 18 discretionary budget authority – 0 undistributed offsetting receipts = $70 billion ED FY 18. Justice FY 18 budget levies war for the DEA and is non-committal on-budget improvement whose copied subtotals were obviously subjected to double jeopardy and must re-entered manually to add-up in a Microsoft Word table before publishing in .pdf. The President does not seem to understand that undistributed offsetting receipts are unspent funds that are returned to the agency at the end of the year to reduce costs to the General Fund that would earn a >$100 billion surplus FY 18 except that FBI and DEA screened federal officials can’t do the math required by law. Proposing the ED Secretary, in legal custody of the US Marshall, steal $10 billion from the Department of Education to perpetuate a $10 billion levy for drug war in Justice and finance foreign war in Defense departments must be overruled in its infancy as advocacy of the overthrow of the government by use of force under 18USC§2385 before deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246 warrants conviction of treason under 18USC(115)§2381 and theft and bribery of government programs under 18USC§666 like DEAA 17 suggests. Education statute has long needed to abolish enforcement under the Slavery Convention of 1926 (1) ‘enforcement of Section 111’ at 20USC§112 needs to be repealed under the 21st Amendment and, (2) the words ‘enforcement of’ must be removed from the caption of Part 1200 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations so that it states, Nondiscrimination on the basis of Handicap in programs or activities conducted by the National Council on Disability at the end of Education statute 34CFR§1200.170, and (3) General Definitions of the Office of Museum and Library Services at 20USC§9101(1) replaced with (1) No stalking in the library 18USC§2261A.

    4. ED and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have long needed to stabilize federal education outlay growth at 2.5-3% annually. More than most agencies, ED must reconcile ED budget and OMB ED on-budget spending estimates to reduce historical deficits and national debt under Art. 2(2) of the United States Constitution. The boom and bust cycle of ED budget proposals is a vicious cycle of crime and punishment that must be stabilized at 2.5-3% growth. Accountants should aim for 3% growth for EASA programs because education is traditionally considered an in-kind welfare program and child poverty is running at 22-33% and 2.5% for higher education because annual tuition inflation above 2.5% must be redressed. OMB estimates education spending of $103.3 billion in 2015, $68.5 billion in 2016 and $73.7 billion in 2017. This is a difference of $15 billion in 2015, – $10 billion in 2016, and $5.8 billion in 2017. It can be estimated that OMB ED budget has a margin of error of 17% in 2015, 12.7% in 2016 and 7.3% in 2017. 2015 ED ‘discretionary’ spending was $67.9 billion, in 2016 $68.3 billion, and in 2017 is projected to be $69.4 billion. In 2015 ED ‘mandatory’ spending is reported to be $20.4 billion, before going down to $10.2 billion in 2016 and $10.1 billion in 2017. Adding discretionary and mandatory spending brings total education spending to $88.3 billion in 2015, $78.5 billion in 2016 and $79.5 billion in 2017. OMB overestimated FY 15 ED outlays that took into consideration a one-time $10 billion Pell Grant subsidy. 1973 and 1974 seem to be the only years that positive ED spending growth was reported by OMB to be less than 3%.

    • Mr or mrs on the comments you need to express in English please.this is a English country not Spanish country.sorry Mr or Mrs.

      • There are bilingual representatives for a number of languages withing SSA and the government. They don’t need to use English to ask their question although many would prefer that English be used as their question might serve to help others. Then there are the nosy ones and those who are prejudiced. Don’t know which one you are Lesly but it really doesn’t matter now does it!

  3. A. Annual spending by the White House is reported in the Executive Office of the President row of White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) historical table 4.1 Outlays by Agency. OMB Historical Tables reports that Executive Office of the President spending has normalized after a wartime high of $7.7 billion FY 2005 to an estimated $409 million FY 17 going down to $404 million FY 18. The Executive Office of the President congressional budget justification however reports a much higher total level of spending of $761 million FY 17 and $755 million FY 18 because of $379 million FY 17 and $360 million FY 18 attributed to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Subtracting the cost of ONDCP from the total brings the budget slightly below the level reported in the FY 17 Historical Tables $382 million FY 17 to $386 FY 18. The President is cautioned by the Monroe Doctrine regarding the conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim or injure persons or damage property in a foreign country under 18USC§956 that offends the Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation) No. 2017/11 9 March 2017. It is not okay that the President publicly sympathizes with the Philippine President killing drug users and spends this levy for war on vacation security without informing the public that ONDCP has been abolished by final decision of the Executive Office of the President congressional budget justification for the fiscal year. The Paperwork Reduction Act needs the ONDCP outlay row to be deleted from all future EOP FY budget under 44USC§3508. ONDCP 74 FTEs FY 17 or 65 FY 18 should be given 60 days notice of force reduction under 5CFR§351.803 and Slavery Convention of 1926. ONDCP funding must abolished because the levy for drug war is treason under 18USC§2381 and tampering with a witness is a violent crime under 18USC§1512 that together constitute grounds for impeachment under Art. 2(4) of the US Constitution. Vacation security it is. ONDCP funds $379 million FY 17 and $360 million FY 18 are added to the Office of Administration, to pay for vacation security and undistributed offsetting receipts, on top of 95.9 million FY 17 and their easy to add $100 million FY 18. No undistributed offsetting receipts can be estimated for the Executive Office of the President FY 17- FY 18. OMB Historical Tables should report total outlays of $761 million FY 17 and $755 million FY 18 exactly as they do in the EOP FY justification.

    1. OMB derives its basic authority from Title 31 of the U.S. Code, based on provisions originally enacted in the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as amended. This Act provided the first comprehensive national budget system and established the Bureau of the Budget (the Bureau), the precursor to OMB, in the Department of the Treasury. The Act called for the Bureau to assemble and correlate, as well as recommend changes to, the requests for appropriations of the Executive Branch. The Bureau was further authorized to make detailed administrative studies that would help in securing greater economy and efficiency in the conduct of the public service. The Bureau moved from the Department of the Treasury to the Executive Office of the President in 1939 and was reorganized into OMB by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970. FY 18 budget estimate for all components, including programs, within the EOP is $754,917,000, which represents a decrease of $6,502,000, or 0.9 percent, from the FY 2017 estimated level. The President must submit his budget contents to Congress in the first week of January to first week of February under 31USC(11)§1105(a). The President must submit any supplemental or additional budgeting changes and re-appraisements to Congress before July 16th of every year whereby 30 September appropriations occur for the next fiscal year beginning 1 October under 31USC§1106.

    B. When a new President of the United States moves into the White House, he enters a dwelling that is home, office and goldfish bowl all in one. Every President arrives at the Executive Mansion with fresh hopes and ambitions. The Secret Service has been responsible for the safety of the President since 1901. To get past the 13 gatehouses set at the various entrances, visitors must have a pass or official clearance. Secret Service men guard these posts day and night, and special agents remain close to the President and his family at all times. When the President’s House was new, the river flowed much closer to the south grounds. With the felling of trees upstream, the Potomac began to silt up. By the 1840s, reeking mud flats had formed, giving rise to gossip, after President Taylor’s death in 1850, that their fumes were responsible. The constant dampness from the stream and the chills and fevers suffered by White House residents, forced various Presidents to flee to rented houses in hot weather. Van Buren leased a summer home in a summer home in nearby Georgetown. Buchanan accepted the loan of a cottage at the Soldiers’ Home as did Abraham Lincoln, where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. The unwholesome swamps were finally drained and filled in the 1890s. Now, to be cool, the sea surface temperature anomaly map indicates that there are oceanic hydrocarbon heating pumps, that need to be found, extinguished and removed by the cable and magnet of an oil tanker or warship, emanating from the Potomac to the Northwest Passage, causing warm temperatures and drought in the Great Plains. Maybe Battle Mountain Sanitarium Reserve; riot police are fined $100 million to compensate Standing Rock Reservation and slash piles fined $1,000 per kiloton under 24USC§154. Trump Trail coast to coast requires written instruments such as cooperative agreements, assistance agreements, volunteer agreements, and memoranda of understanding to formalize National Trail partnerships at the relevant agency level consistent with the National Trail System Act of 1968 under 6USC§1246(h)(1).

  4. A. Since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) FY 2017 budget upheld both the 2.5% annual average growth rate and UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Best accountant in the Cabinet FY 17. The EPA’s FY 2018 Annual Performance Plan and Budget of $5.655 billion is $2 billion below the FY 2017 Annualized Continuing Resolution (ACR) funding level for the EPA of $8.3 billion. EPA’s $8,267 million FY 2017 is administrated Goal 1: Addressing Climate Change and Improving Air Quality – $1,132 million, 13.7%. Goal 2 Protecting America’s Waters – $3,746 million, 45.3%. Goal 3: Cleaning up Communities and Advancing Sustainable Development – $1,910 million, 23.1%. Goal 4: Ensuring the Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution – $680 million, 8.2%. Goal 5: Protecting Human Health and the Environment by Enforcing Laws and Ensuring Compliance – $800 million, 9.7%. EPA budget appropriations are expected to continue perfect 2.5% growth to $8.5 billion FY18; any proven abolitions shall be expressed as undistributed offsetting receipts at year end.

    1. EPA FTEs have declined from a high of 17,417 in 2010 to a low of 15,335 in 2015 and is now rising at an average annual rate of 2.6% to 15,416 in 2017. This is too fast. EPA got 2.5% outlay growth right. However, to avoid rejection in the future, new hire growth is expected to grow at the stately pace of 0.9% to afford a 1.6% pay raise. The Administrator must stand trial for 3,805 counts of attempted deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246 for his unprofessional plan to reduce EPA FTEs from 15,416 to 11,611 and cut spending from the appropriate rate of $8.5 billion to $5.7 billion and $2.8 billion undistributed offsetting receipts. The former state attorney general’s robbery of the EPA’s model 2.5% growth budget constitutes a terrorist attempt to affect the conduct, climate change science and budget of the United States Government by coercion under 31CFR§50.5 and 18USC§2331. It is highly offensive that an attorney general would be so anarchist as to advocate to overthrow the government under 18USC§2385. It is the inferior authority for employment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Senior Executive Service under 5USC§3151-3152 that is due for a force reduction under 5CFR§351.803. After repeated checking there seems to be a $20 million error in the addition of total EPA spending FY17 in the FY 18 EPA budget, to fulfill the misdemeanor requirement for impeachment under Arts. 2(4) of the US Constitution and UN Charter. The President is not competent to uphold treaty obligations pertaining to carbon emissions because the Secretary’s only qualification is that he doesn’t believe in climate change treaties. To abolish slash and burn forest labor, extinguish and remove oceanic hydrocarbon heating pumps a Bureau of Land Management climate change program was protected as an $18 million bond regarding arson within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction under 18USC§81.

    B. There is concern that the United States may suffer environmental damage if industrial pollution is deregulated and clean energy unsubsidized. Since passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) in 1990, nationwide air quality has improved significantly. From 2003 to 2014, population-weighted ambient concentrations of fine particulate matter and ozone have decreased 29 percent and 18 percent, respectively. However, even with this progress, in 2014, approximately 57 million people in the U.S. lived in counties with air that did not meet health-based standards for at least one pollutant. Outdoor and indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in making asthma worse and triggering asthma attacks. Over 23 million Americans currently have asthma, which annually accounts for over 500,000 hospitalizations, more than 10 million missed school days, and over $50 billion in economic costs. Under the CAAA and the Montreal Protocol, the EPA is authorized to control and reduce ozone depleting substances (ODS) in the U.S., and to contribute to the Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund. As of January 1, 2015, ODS production and imports was capped at 1,524 ODP-weighted metric tons, which is 10 percent of the U.S. baseline under the Montreal Protocol (ODP weighted means that the metric tons of different substances are weighted by ozone depleting potential). In 2020, all production and import will be phased out except for exempted amounts. Corticosteroid inhalers must be exempt.

  5. Solved?

    FY16
    FY17
    FY18
    HUD Discretionary Outlays Est.
    39,024
    38,248
    42,300
    Discretionary Outlays FY 18 added
    50,282
    51,407
    50,960
    Discretionary Offsetting Receipts
    -11,258
    -13,159
    -9,453
    Total Outlays
    39,024
    38,248
    41,507
    Outlays reported
    39,024
    38,248
    41,497
    OMB
    28,691
    40,738
    40,184
    FTEs
    8,029
    7,930
    7,713
    HUD FY 2015 Budget + 2.8% growth
    39,200
    40,300
    41,428
    FTEs
    8,029
    8,101
    8,174

    A. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was created at the end of the Great Depression in the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 shortly after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was created in 1934 to give homebuyers access to reasonably priced mortgages under fair terms. The Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 created HUD as Cabinet-level agency. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD FY 16-18 introductory table does not provide accurate federal outlay totals for the time period covered, nor are the HUD budgets FY 16-17 stable. HUD FY 18 introductory table is not an accurate statement. The discretionary outlay totals it begins with do not add up and the President’s request for $40.7 billion FY 18. It is very time-consuming and difficult to add discretionary outlay categories to produce total outlays and it is believed that HUD totals are slightly low. They correctly subtract discretionary offsetting receipts to produce a discretionary outlay estimate that is a little low. Mandatory Fair Housing Act programs are off-budget and mandatory programs should not be listed as an outlay category because it has a budget authority of $400 billion lending cap till 2019, $239 billion annual lending authority and $1.1 trillion in outstanding loans, that must not be confused with on-budget General Fund outlays. Reducing Public and Indian Housing spending by -3% when in-kind welfare programs should grow 3% annually by $1.6 billion to $28.1 billion FY 18 constitutes deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246. Some rental assistance beneficiaries face an illegal experimental increase in the tenant contribution toward rent from 30 percent of adjusted income to up to 35 percent of gross income (i.e., income adjusted by exclusions but not deductions), breaking the 30% of income rule, is a particularly heinous form of deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246. Total outlays of $41.5 billion is nearly exactly 2.8% agency growth from FY15 and this should therefore be made HUD budget for FY 18 although it means -3% outlay reduction. The Public and Indian Housing category needs $1.6 billion to achieve 3% growth to $28.1 billion, bringing total HUD outlays to $43.1 billion FY 18 and cannot settle for not less than $800 million + interagency receipts for 0% growth to $27.3 billion PIH and $42.3 billion total FY18.

    1. When Suan Donovan was promoted from HUD Secretary to OMB Director FY15 there was a precise $38,088 million spending agreement between the HUD FY 15 Congressional Budget Justification and OMB, furthermore HUD public housing benefit spending increased to $20 billion. Subsequently, however, the $38 billion figure was reduced to $35.5 billion. The HUD budget is always difficult but FY 18 is particularly deceptive. Donovan’s succeeded where other HUD directors failed in that he produced a short power point presentation that included an accurate summary of categories of HUD outlays FY 15. However instead of instituting the summary of appropriations in the introduction of the congressional budget justification the Secretary was institutionalized Director of OMB.

    2. Mandatory Outlays are self-sufficient and do not receive any outlays. The FY 17 budget however indicates $18.1 billion in federal outlays for FHA MMI Program Account and a reduction in receipts from the Capital Reserve Account from $15.6 billion FY 16 to -$1.8 billion FY 18 is not thought to be accurate or necessary to estimate federal HUD outlays. The fiscal year 2018 Budget requests $400 billion in loan guarantee commitment limitation, which is to remain available until September 30, 2019. This limitation includes sufficient authority for insurance of single family mortgages and mortgages under the HECM program. Total loan volume projected for all MMI programs for fiscal year 2018 is $228.7 billion. Of that total, $213.9 billion is estimated for standard forward mortgages and $14.8 billion is for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM). The size of the request and 2-year availability for this commitment authority reduces the likelihood of program disruption under a continuing resolution or greater than expected volume. The $228.7 billion in loan volume projected for the entire MMI portfolio in fiscal year 2018 is expected to generate $ 7.1 billion in negative subsidy receipts, which are transferred to the MMI Capital Reserve account, where they are available to cover any projected cost increases for the MMI portfolio. The 2018 President’s Budget requests no subsidy budget authority, and $30 billion in loan guarantee commitment authority, the same level as 2017, with loan guarantees resulting in an estimated $619 million in offsetting receipts to the U.S. Treasury General Fund.

    B. Reducing Public and Indian Housing spending by -3% when in-kind welfare programs should grow 3% annually by $1.6 billion to $28.1 billion FY 18 constitutes deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246. Whereas the FY 18 HUD budget is about 64% public housing the HUD budget should grow an average of 2.8% annually from the agreed upon $38 billion figure FY15 as a guide for stabilizing HUD outlays. Carson seems to make a $1.2 billion addition error regarding FY18 outlays trying to comply with the President’s $40.7 billion FY 18 estimate, down from his high estimate of $46.9 billion FY17. If public housing were to grow 3% from FY 17 total spending would be $43,738 million FY 18. This is however more than 2.8% from $38 billion FY 15 and now that HUD is trying to stabilize budget estimates, it is necessary that welfare beneficiaries share in the cuts, but -3% is criminal, zero growth is $42,918 million FY 2018. HUD has poor public housing beneficiaries who cannot pay the bills by cheating at the math to barely comply with the President’s nearly accurate $40.7 billion estimate. HUD ensures their good work making mandatory loan programs profitable and should be allowed $43 billion FY 18 to settle the accounting dispute and stabilize at 2.8% growth due to 3% growth in public housing program spending for the poor, elderly and disabled.

  6. A. Human (HS) Services was coined as part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the Education Reorganization Act of 1978. Human services degrees are social work, child development, psychology, addiction studies and mental health. Human services are accounted for by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Total human services spending is $59 billion FY 16, $64 billion FY 17 and $69 billion FY 18. Total SSI spending was $59.1 billion FY 16 and $59.4 billion FY 17. ACF is the second largest agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the FY 17 budget request was for $57.6 billion, an 18% increase from FY 16, the only agency with high growth that must be protected to begin to redress lingering child poverty from the 1996-2000 TANF cuts, with normal 4% TANF growth FY 18, 3% for in-kind welfare, child care etc.. It is not strange that child welfare spending should grow faster than neoplastic health insurance and hospital bills of zero dollar overpayment for subsidized profits in excess of 10%. To keep historical records of federal public health spending being less than $1 trillion until 2020, it is necessary to create an independent Cabinet-level Department of Human Services (DHS) row in the agency outlay ledger to account for the sum of historical on-budget Social Security costs until the vote to end poverty by 2020 makes SSI the off-budget responsibility of SSA and human services spending from FY 14 when combined HHS spending was $936 billion + 2.5% growth every year thereafter. Therefore, the SSI transitional human services row is estimated at $118 billion FY 16, $124 billion FY 17 (4.4% growth), and $69 billion FY 18.

    1. The average national poverty rate for all ages is 15.4% but 16-24 million children, 22%-33%, are growing up poor, otherwise poverty in the United States runs about 10% for working age adults and 9% for elderly, excluding medical bills that drive up the elderly poverty rate to 15.9%. The reason for the extraordinarily high rates of child poverty are that Congress has not authorized an automatic annual 3% raise in minimum wage, or paid for maternity leave, and cut 10 million Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) benefits 1996-2000. In 1996 the child poverty rate was the same as for any other age, about 15.7%. Until child poverty is ended by taxing the rich, the failure of the United States to pay legal child support obligations under 18USC§228 constitutes deprivation of relief benefits under 18USC§246. It is junior high time for HS to graduate from the Public Health Department (PHD), or half high school, to prevent true federal health spending from exceeding $1 trillions FY 18. The rule of law must account for 2.5% government health insurance growth from 2014 when the 15.3% Medicaid enrollment growth was incidental to 15.7% decline in employment by the health care sector until national health expenditure is less than 10% of GDP when health spending could be allowed to grow at the 3% rate of in-kind-welfare, like education and social work. Social work is due 3% growth. Cash welfare programs for the poor normally need 4% growth to afford 3% benefit growth to compete with 2.7% average annual inflation and 1% beneficiary population growth, that is dependent upon legitimate demand. Because different agencies and programs grow at different rates it is helpful to calculate the weighted average rate of agency outlay growth. Abysmally low 0.7%, but positive SSI growth, sustains the reasonable 4.4% human services growth FY 17 argument for TANF 4% growth FY 18 after 18% growth FY 17, other ACF programs 3% growth, ACL and SAMSHA 2.5% growth. With $20.9 billion TANF benefits growing 4% and $36.7 billion other ACF outlays growing at 3% = $21.7 billion TANF + $37.8 billion other ACF FY = 3.3% ACF growth to $59.5 billion FY 18. ACL can grow 2.5% to $2,034 million FY 18 but SAMHSA is going down to stabilize at 1.8% average annual growth since FY 16 after receiving a lot FY 17. For the sake of knowing the weighted average of ACF + 3.3% growth, ACL and SAMHSA + 2.5% growth, total human services outlay growth should average about 3.2% annually. For the sake of establishing the Department of Human Services (DHS) in generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) it is advised that HS FY 18 outlays reported to OMB be $65,758 million FY 18 and $462 million undistributed offsetting receipts against the SAMHSA budget cut.

    FY 16
    FY 17
    % Change FY 16-17
    FY 18
    Total ACF
    53,397
    57,582
    18%
    59,482
    Total ACL
    1,965
    1,993
    1.4%
    2,043
    Total SAMHSA
    3,634
    4,144
    14%
    3,771
    Total Human Services Department Outlays
    58,996
    63,719
    6.2%
    65,296
    Total SSI Expenditures
    59,100
    59,540
    0.7%
    0
    Human Services Outlay Row
    118,096
    123,259
    4.4%
    65,758
    Undistributed Offsetting Receipts
    0
    0
    0
    462

    • Thank you for your question Kenny. The “my Social Security” authentication system requires address verification as one of the essential criteria for issuing an account. People with APO/FPO/DPO addresses can create an account overseas, but our system does not support registration and account creation for users with a foreign address yet. However, you do not need a U.S. address to access our website. We remind our customers living outside the United States to contact their local U.S. embassy or consulate for any assistance related to your Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. We hope this information helps!

  7. Thank you for all the information you have submitted is very useful for us who read it, and hopefully useful also for all its.
    Healthy greetings always and awaited return visit yes.

    • Thank you for your feedback, Cara! We’re pleased we can help. Our employees are committed to providing the public with the best service possible. It’s wonderful to know our efforts are paying off.

      • Good day,
        We are planning, my daughter (12 years) and I, to go on a vacation for 50 days outside the US this coming summer o France and North Africa. We will be back to our US town and house in the US in August. Should we let SSA know that we are going on vacation. Will we loose benefits ( mine and hers [dependent child of retiree])? Will still have payment to our US accounts? Will the payment be suspended? Should we not go for more than 30 days?
        Thank you,

        Taj

  8. Good day,
    Could you please explain what exactly is the ’30 day rule’ for being outside the US. From what I am reading, anyone on SSA regular retirement benefits (Not on SSI) going on Vacation ( No intention to live abroad) must report ahead of time the intent to leave the US. Is that correct?

    PS My 12 year old also receives benefits on my account and is going along as well.

    Thank you,

    Taj

    • The 30 day rule applies to individuals living permanently outside the United States. If you and your son are going on an extended vacation and do not have plans to live abroad (permanently) this rule does not apply. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 if you need further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  9. Thank you for responding to my inquiry so quickly. I understand that it does not concern me nor my child.

    Taj

  10. Good day,
    Will it be acceptable to SSA to deduct half the rent of our two bedroom apartment ($900: 2 = $450) from a child’s benefits and half the car expenses and repairs since I take her to activities and to and from school.
    PS: I asked SSA and the agent said ” What ever you want to charge her.”
    Thank you,
    Taj

  11. My mom is going out of the country for two months, I will like to know what she has to do? Or notify at the social security office. As she is receiving her pension. Can this change anything? Please clarify. Thanks

    • Hello Alicia. If your mom is receiving retirement benefits, and is only traveling for a couple of months, she may continue to receive her payments while she is outside the United States.
      She is required to notify us of a permanent change of address.
      In the other hand, we cannot pay Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, if she will be absent from the country for a full calendar month or for 30 consecutive days or more. She must report the details of her trip as soon as possible.
      She can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or she can contact her local Social Security office directly. Thanks!

  12. I never knew that social security benefits are available to you when on vacation. We are going to our lake house for the summer and my brother needs his social security benefits. Thanks for the tips on how social security is still here when on vacation. https://cooklaw.org/salt-lake-city/

    • You should always report changes that may affect your Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. Thanks.

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