Transfers to Househols in the SAM

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    DougO
    Federal grants to states are 11001 payments to 12001. In IMPLAN there is a transfer from state and local gov to enterprise to subsidize the non-profits. In the more current I-O technology, Non-profits are treated as an institution with its production function as a final demand and the subsidy is a more direct transfer. The services they provide are then "bought" by households. Direct state subsidies to households are a transfer by state and local to households.
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    mretzlaff
    Let me rephrase the question: In the SAM, do Federal transfers to households include only those dollars sent directly to households, or do they also include dollars transfered first to states as an intermediary and then ultimately transfered to households? Social Security payments would be an example of the first, SSI payments would be an example of the second. Said differently, do SSI payments (as an example) show in the SAM once -- as transfers from the Federal govt to households -- or twice - first as transfers from the Federal govt to states and second as transfers from states to households?
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    DougO
    My impression (reading this: [url=http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ssi/benefits.htm]link[/url]) is that the Federal SSI and State SSI payments are separate programs. This BEA table ([url=http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/nipa_underlying/TableView.asp?SelectedTable=27&FirstYear=2009&LastYear=2010&Freq=Qtr&ViewSeries=N]link[/url]) shows the grants to states - much of it is "earmarked" - my guess is if the Feds are subsidizing state SSI then it is a transfer first to states. I could not find it specifically in the NIPA documents (www.bea.gov).
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