Income from Transfer Payments

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Layer displays information about personal income from transfer payments from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Local Area Personal Income data series. In personal income, transfer receipts are benefits received by persons for which no current services are performed. They are payments by government and business to individuals and non-profit institutions. Specifically, transfer payment income encompasses all receipts from:

  • Retirement and disability;
  • Medical benefits;
  • Income maintenance benefits (SSI, EITC, SNAP, etc.);
  • Unemployment;
  • Veterans’ benefits;
  • Education and training assistance;
  • Other government benefits;
  • Payments from businesses

For more information, please see the Local Area Personal Income Methodology.