Disability benefits (11 - 16 of 16 items)
Income Security: Selected Disability Payments
HRD-86-47FS: Published: Dec 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected issues concerning: (1) the administration of the Medicare part B program in Ohio; and (2) the time frames for paying beneficiaries whose social security disability claims were approved by either administrative law judges (ALJ) or federal courts.GAO noted that: (1) the Social Security Administration (SSA) has implemented a number of procedu...
Social Security Administration's Program for Reviewing the Continuing Eligibility of Disabled Persons
121775: Jun 30, 1983
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts over the past 2 years in reexamining the continued eligibility of persons on the disability rolls. These reexaminations are referred to as continuing disability investigations (CDI's). SSA has taken several initiatives over the past year to improve the review process, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services recently announced...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
Controls Over Medical Examinations Necessary for the Social Security Administration To Better Determine Disability
HRD-79-119: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
In 1978 the federal disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Insurance program paid about $72 million for independent medical examinations of persons claiming disability. The need for and the quality of the medical information purchased is not well documented. Program officials do not know how often state agencies have paid for independent medical examinations which were too comp...
A Plan for Improving the Disability Determination Process by Bringing It Under Complete Federal Management Should Be Developed
HRD-78-146: Published: Aug 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1978.
The most important step in considering claims for Social Security disability benefits is determining whether a claimant is disabled. State agencies carry out the disability determination process under contractual agreements with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). In 1977, about 6.7 million disability beneficiaries received disability benefits of about $14.0 billion.The means u...
Improvements Needed in Federal Employees' Compensation Program
105740: Apr 12, 1978
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides for two types of disability payments--monthly payments for loss of wages for as long as the disability continues, and scheduled awards for certain permanent disabilities. The Federal Employees' Compensation Program has grown substantially since 1970 and, if benefit payments continue to increase at the same rate, annual benefit costs will reach $1 bi...