Federal outlays for payments to individuals for selected assistance programs, 1976-2012
$ million (constant 2012)

Line graph with 4 lines and 37 points per line.

Line 1, Earned income tax credit.
Point 1, 1976 is 3260.28.
Point 2, is 3412.988.
Point 3, is 3102.3362.
Point 4, is 2444.5752.
Point 5, is 3552.5771.
Point 6, is 3328.9868.
Point 7, 1982 is 2857.434.
Point 8, is 2796.16.
Point 9, is 2636.243.
Point 10, is 2347.1506.
Point 11, is 2964.1926.
Point 12, is 2849.7144.
Point 13, 1988 is 5236.2183.
Point 14, is 7409.9614.
Point 15, is 7648.4487.
Point 16, is 8234.704.
Point 17, is 12019.729.
Point 18, is 13952.006.
Point 19, 1994 is 16963.93.
Point 20, is 22965.426.
Point 21, is 28035.637.
Point 22, is 31264.838.
Point 23, is 32733.344.
Point 24, is 35323.85.
Point 25, 2000 is 33834.973.
Point 26, is 33866.086.
Point 27, is 35512.41.
Point 28, is 39880.727.
Point 29, is 40271.93.
Point 30, is 40627.44.
Point 31, 2006 is 41187.98.
Point 32, is 42381.574.
Point 33, is 43294.875.
Point 34, is 45395.05.
Point 35, is 57606.977.
Point 36, is 56803.69.
Point 37, 2012 is 54890.
Line 2, SNAP (formerly Food stamps)(including Puerto Rico).
Point 1, 1976 is 22725.12.
Point 2, is 20451.412.
Point 3, is 19364.07.
Point 4, is 21574.246.
Point 5, is 25403.016.
Point 6, is 28422.676.
Point 7, 1982 is 26204.646.
Point 8, is 29167.197.
Point 9, is 26405.443.
Point 10, is 26727.643.
Point 11, is 26066.041.
Point 12, is 25075.465.
Point 13, 1988 is 25511.523.
Point 14, is 25412.723.
Point 15, is 27971.12.
Point 16, is 33122.56.
Point 17, is 37311.07.
Point 18, is 39089.77.
Point 19, 1994 is 39413.637.
Point 20, is 38497.67.
Point 21, is 37200.375.
Point 22, is 32696.76.
Point 23, is 28369.648.
Point 24, is 26191.08.
Point 25, 2000 is 23717.799.
Point 26, is 24756.223.
Point 27, is 28165.146.
Point 28, is 31600.37.
Point 29, is 34786.71.
Point 30, is 38340.906.
Point 31, 2006 is 39427.305.
Point 32, is 38628.867.
Point 33, is 41928.848.
Point 34, is 59506.496.
Point 35, is 74221.945.
Point 36, is 79243.66.
Point 37, 2012 is 80401.
Line 3, Family support payments to States and TANF.
Point 1, 1976 is 23213.355.
Point 2, is 23353.02.
Point 3, is 22512.186.
Point 4, is 20106.87.
Point 5, is 19292.584.
Point 6, is 19539.484.
Point 7, 1982 is 17915.469.
Point 8, is 18153.14.
Point 9, is 17483.5.
Point 10, is 18403.795.
Point 11, is 20690.693.
Point 12, is 21302.12.
Point 13, 1988 is 20890.531.
Point 14, is 20674.57.
Point 15, is 21511.922.
Point 16, is 22790.828.
Point 17, is 24715.31.
Point 18, is 24831.107.
Point 19, 1994 is 25574.479.
Point 20, is 25811.246.
Point 21, is 24393.447.
Point 22, is 21556.088.
Point 23, is 21769.174.
Point 24, is 23313.576.
Point 25, 2000 is 23815.03.
Point 26, is 28344.682.
Point 27, is 29030.432.
Point 28, is 28873.941.
Point 29, is 26180.28.
Point 30, is 25087.23.
Point 31, 2006 is 23799.879.
Point 32, is 23379.96.
Point 33, is 23262.998.
Point 34, is 23771.99.
Point 35, is 23096.7.
Point 36, is 21738.752.
Point 37, 2012 is 20093.
Line 4, Payment where child credit exceeds tax liability*.
Point 1, 1976 is No data.
Point 2, is No data.
Point 3, is No data.
Point 4, is No data.
Point 5, is No data.
Point 6, is No data.
Point 7, 1982 is No data.
Point 8, is No data.
Point 9, is No data.
Point 10, is No data.
Point 11, is No data.
Point 12, is No data.
Point 13, 1988 is No data.
Point 14, is No data.
Point 15, is No data.
Point 16, is No data.
Point 17, is No data.
Point 18, is No data.
Point 19, 1994 is No data.
Point 20, is No data.
Point 21, is No data.
Point 22, is No data.
Point 23, is No data.
Point 24, is 613.2613.
Point 25, 2000 is 1048.7947.
Point 26, is 1273.0735.
Point 27, is 6457.73.
Point 28, is 8029.5513.
Point 29, is 10765.029.
Point 30, is 17191.924.
Point 31, 2006 is 17621.566.
Point 32, is 17893.188.
Point 33, is 36277.055.
Point 34, is 25988.342.
Point 35, is 23857.955.
Point 36, is 23160.578.
Point 37, 2012 is 22106.

SNAP (formerly food stamps)

Earned income tax credit (EITC)
Family support payments to States and TANF

Child tax credit (CTC)
Notes: SNAP=Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, TANF=Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The child tax credit series begins in 1999. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from the President's 2014 budget.

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