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Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Benefit Overpayments: Recoveries Could Be Increased in the Food Stamp and AFDC Programs
RCED-86-17: Published: Mar 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Food Stamp and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs to: (1) examine how state and local collection offices use such collection methods as recoupment to recover overpayment claims; and (2) identify specific actions that would increase collections. The programs are operated by the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Departme...
Accounting Procedures Used by the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service for the Child Nutrition Programs
B-200555: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was requested to review certain changes in accounting procedures used by the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the child nutrition programs. Specific questions were raised as to: (1) whether the shortfall in the child nutrition programs for fiscal year 1980 will be greater than the $243 million that was transferred to the Food Stamp Program, as permitted by the S...
Possible Food Stamp Fraud by Certain Migrant Farm Workers in Polk County, Minnesota
103366: Aug 1, 1977
Certain migrant farm workers in Polk County, Minnesota, have allegedly been participating in the food stamp program at low (or no) purchase requirements because of an arrangement under which employer-farmers in the area were required to withhold wages until the end of the work season. Presumably, such deferred wages were not reported and/or considered in determining food stamp benefits for these w...
States' Capability To Prevent or Detect Multiple Participation in the Food Stamp Program
CED-82-103: Published: Jun 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1982.
GAO was asked to obtain information on the following: (1) the States' capability to prevent or detect multiple participation in the Food Stamp Program; and (2) how many States do not have a statewide computer system for the Program and what progress these States are making to obtain such a system. In addition, GAO was asked to determine whether the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authority to...
Changes Are Needed in the Proposed Departmental Review and Evaluation of the Puerto Rico Block Grant
CED-82-50: Published: Feb 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) proposed study of Puerto Rico's transition from the Food Stamp Program to the Puerto Rico Block Grant which is part of the USDA Nutritional Assistance Grant.GAO believes that the limited objectives of the preliminary study plans do not fully address the grant's primary objective to provide nutritional assistance t...
Millions Could Be Saved by Improving Integrity of the Food Stamp Program's Authorization-To-Participate System
CED-82-34: Published: Jan 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of the Authorization-to-Participate (ATP) system, the Food Stamp Program's principal benefit delivery method. The purpose of the review was to make a preliminary assessment of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) efforts to ensure the integrity of the system, which will deliver about $8 billion of the estimated $10.6 billion in food stamp b...
Reduced Cost and Increased Competition for Printing Food Stamp Coupons
112926: Jul 25, 1980
Ways to explore the possibility of reducing costs and increasing competition for printing food stamp coupons have been suggested. In order to minimize the risk of counterfeiting food coupons, a relatively sophisticated and high cost printing process has been employed that provides a high level of coupon security but offers limited opportuntiy for competition. Over the past 8 years, redemptions of...
Regulation of Retailers Authorized To Accept Food Stamps Should Be Strengthened
CED-78-183: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorizes and regulates retailers who participate in its food stamp program. Approximately 270,000 retailers are authorized to accept food stamps. In fiscal 1977, $8 billion worth of stamps were redeemed by 17 million participants.Criteria for authorization of retailers are unclear, and authorize such firms as pastry shops, gas sta...
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: Program and Budget Improvement
PAD-76-37: Published: Dec 1, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1976.
The General Accounting Office has the responsibility for indentifying and specifying congessional information needs and for recommending improvements to meet those needs. Presented in this document are GAO's initial recommendations for improving budget, program and other information on the programs funded through:(Part 1) The Food Stamp Program: In this document are GAO's initial recommendations f...