Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau
(4) In an effort to expedite the release of alternative income and poverty estimates, 
     capital gains and losses were not estimated for 2008 or 2009. 

(5) Government nonmeans-tested income includes social security, unemployment compensation, 
     workers' compensation, veterans' payments other than pensions, government 
     retirement/survivor pensions and annuities, government disability pensions, 
     governmental educational assistance and economic stimulus payments. 
    For 2009, government nonmeans-tested income does not include Economic Recovery 
     Payments. The impact of these payments can be seen by comparing the results in 
     the final two columns (1b and 1c). For 2008, the economic stimulus payments are 
     included with nonmeans-tested government cash transfers even though they began 
     to phase out for single filers with adjusted gross incomes (AGI) over $75,000 
     and joint filers with AGI over $150,000. 

(6) Economic Recovery Payments were assigned to all persons who received benefits from 
     the Social Security Administration, disabled veterans receiving benefits from the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs and those receiving benefits from the Railroad 
     Retirement Board. 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free)
Last revised: December 29, 2010