Veterans (61 - 70 of 76 items)
Veterans' Benefits: Savings From Reducing VA Pensions to Medicaid-Supported Nursing Home Residents
HRD-92-32: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) administration of its veterans' and survivors' pension program, focusing on: (1) reductions to pensions paid to veterans without dependents who receive Medicaid-supported nursing home care, expected to result from provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990; (2) estimates of additional...
Veterans' Benefits: Millions in Savings Possible From VA's Matching Program With IRS and SSA
HRD-92-37: Published: Dec 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of using tax data to verify eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, focusing on: (1) VA access to, protection of, and use of the data received from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA); (2) VA plans to verify the data received in contested cases; and (3) VA procedu...
Veterans Affairs IRM: Stronger Role Needed for Chief Information Resources Officer
IMTEC-91-51BR: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan for reorganizing its Office of Information Resources Management (IRM); (2) determined the effects of the reorganization on automatic data processing (ADP) acquisition skills; (3) evaluated whether the reorganization was consistent with legal guidelines; and (4) evaluated the involveme...
Mail Management: The Department of Veterans Affairs Can Further Reduce Its Postage Costs
GGD-91-44: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed opportunities to reduce the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) postage costs through improved mail management.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal year 1989, VA incurred $48 million in postage costs and obtained about $6.3 million in postage discounts; (2) VA could save an additional $4 million annually by increasing its mailing of prescription drug...
Veterans' Benefits: VA Needs Death Information From Social Security to Avoid Erroneous Payments
HRD-90-110: Published: Jul 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made substantial erroneous payments to the accounts of deceased beneficiaries under its compensation and pension programs.GAO found that: (1) if surviving relatives do not report beneficiary deaths to VA in a timely manner, substantial erroneous payments can result; (2) in April 1989, VA paid pensio...
Disabled Veterans' Employment: Performance Standards Needed to Assess Program Results
GGD-89-45: Published: Feb 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) effectiveness of the Disabled Veterans' Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) at the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM); and (2) OPM oversight of DVAAP.GAO found that: (1)...
VA/DOD Health Care: Further Opportunities To Increase the Sharing of Medical Resources
HRD-88-51: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of legislation to promote their sharing of health care resources, to determine: (1) whether the two agencies took full advantage of opportunities to share their resources; (2) the adequacy of current incentives to share resources; (3) whether there were any b...
Defense Health Programs: Sharing of DOD Aeromedical Evacuation System With VA Could Reduce Costs
HRD-87-98: Published: Jul 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of legislation to promote greater sharing of health care resources between the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically between the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base and the VA outpatient clinic, both in Anchorage, Alaska.GAO found that: (1) VA use of the DOD aer...
Legal Authority To Stop Work
B-199567: Published: Jul 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
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Female Veterans' Access to VA Health Benefits
120736: Mar 3, 1983
Testimony was given concerning a GAO review of Veterans Administration (VA) efforts to provide health benefits to female veterans. GAO found that, although progress has been made in ensuring that medical care is available to female veterans, further action is needed to ensure that: (1) men and women have equal access to VA treatment programs and medical facilities; (2) women treated in VA faciliti...