Entitlements and Appropriated Entitlements in the Federal Budget Process

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Entitlements are programs that require payments to persons, state or local governments, or other entities if specific eligibility criteria established in the authorizing law are met. Entitlement payments are legal obligations of the federal government, and eligible beneficiaries may have legal recourse if full payment under the law is not provided. This report briefly discusses entitlements and entitlement procedures in the federal budget process.

Creator(s): Heniff, Jr., Bill
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: December 1, 2010
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Heniff, Jr., Bill

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: December 1, 2010
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Entitlements are programs that require payments to persons, state or local governments, or other entities if specific eligibility criteria established in the authorizing law are met. Entitlement payments are legal obligations of the federal government, and eligible beneficiaries may have legal recourse if full payment under the law is not provided. This report briefly discusses entitlements and entitlement procedures in the federal budget process.

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