Food and Nutrition Service (51 - 60 of 125 items)
Food Assistance: Efforts To Control Fraud and Abuse in the WIC Program Can Be Strengthened
RCED-99-224: Published: Aug 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1999.
GAO examined fraud and abuse in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on: (1) what is known about the amount of fraud and abuse in the program, including the levels of fraud and abuse being detected by the state and local agencies responsible for administering WIC; and (2) the efforts taken to prevent and dete...
Food Stamp Program: Various Factors Have Led to Declining Participation
RCED-99-185: Published: Jul 2, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' efforts to reduce participation in the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the reasons for the recent drop in food stamp participation; and (2) any problems that households with eligible children have experienced in obtaining food stamps.GAO noted that: (1) the strong U.S. economy, tighter food stamp eligibility requirements, and welfare r...
Food Stamp Program: Relatively Few Improper Benefits Provided to Individuals in Long-Term Care Facilities
RCED-99-151: Published: Jun 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which individuals residing in long-term care facilities are improperly included as members of food stamp households, focusing on: (1) how many individuals were included as members of food stamp households while they were residing in long-term care facilities and the estimated value of the overpayments to those households; and (2) whet...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: USDA Needs to Accelerate Time Frames for Completing Contingency Planning
AIMD-99-178: Published: May 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified actions the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to develop year 2000 business continuity and contingency plans (BCCP).GAO noted that: (1) under the leadership of the department's chief information officer (CIO) and year 2000 program office, USDA component agencies are actively engaged in developing BCCPs to prepare for unforeseen year 2000...
Food Stamp Program: Storeowners Seldom Pay Financial Penalties Owed for Program Violations
RCED-99-91: Published: May 11, 1999. Publicly Released: May 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) efforts to maintain the integrity of the Food Stamp Program, focusing on the: (1) dollar amount of the financial penalties, collections, and debt reductions (waivers, adjustments, or write-offs) affecting storeowners violating program regulations during fiscal year (FY) 1993 through FY 1998; (2)...
Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Further Outreach and Administrative Simplification Could Increase Enrollment
HEHS-99-61: Published: Apr 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the level of enrollment in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program and the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program, focusing on: (1) the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of: (a) Medicare beneficiaries who enroll as a QMB or SLMB; and (b) Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for QMB or SLMB but do...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Customs Has Established Effective Year 2000 Program Controls
AIMD-99-37: Published: Mar 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Customs Service's efforts to address its year 2000 computing problem, focusing on whether Customs has established effective management structures and processes for managing and reporting on key aspects of its Year 2000 program.GAO noted that: (1) Customs has established effective Year 2000 program management controls, including structures and...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems That Support Federal Human Services Programs
T-AIMD-99-91: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the year 2000 status of states' automated systems that support federal human services programs, such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Food Stamps.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's survey last year of states' year 2000 status found that many systems were at risk and much work remained to ensure continued services; (2) overal...
Food Stamp Program: Information on Employment and Training Activities
RCED-99-40: Published: Dec 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the number of able-bodied adults without dependents who are receiving food stamp benefits, the number who are required to meet the work requirements, and the number who are exempted from the requirements; (2) the number of able-bodied adults without dependents participating in qualifying employment and training or Workfare progr...
Welfare Reform: Effects of Reduced Reimbursements on the Summer Food Service Program
RCED-99-20: Published: Nov 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program and the impacts the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 had on the program, focusing on the: (1) number and characteristics of sponsors participating in and dropping out of the program before and after the decrease in the reimbursements; (2) numbe...