|Data Dictionary:||ACS 2011 (1-Year Estimates)|
|Data Source:||U.S. Census Bureau|
Universe: Universe: Households
|ACS 2011-1yr Summary File: Technical Documentation -> Appendix A. Supplemental Documentation -> Subject Definitions -> Population Variables -> Income in the Past 12 Months -> Public assistance income|
Public assistance income includes general assistance and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Separate payments received for hospital or other medical care (vendor payments) are excluded. This does not include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or noncash benefits such as Food Stamps. The terms "public assistance income" and "cash public assistance" are used interchangeably in the 2011 ACS data products.