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Food Stamp Program: States' Use of Options and Waivers to Improve Program Administration and Promote Access
GAO-02-409: Published: Feb 19, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2002.
To help states administer their Food Stamp Programs, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) offers options and waivers to their program rules and regulations. Almost all states used options or waivers in their food stamp eligibility determination process. More than half of the states chose to make households receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) services automatically eligible for...
Unemployment Insurance: Role as Safety Net for Low-Wage Workers Is Limited
GAO-01-181: Published: Dec 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2001.
The welfare and unemployment insurance (UI) programs have been part of the nation's social safety net since 1935. The welfare program provides cash assistance to needy families without means of support, while UI provides cash assistance to people temporarily unemployed. In 1996, welfare reform put time limits on how long most people can receive cash assistance and generally required recipients to...
Food Stamp Program: How States Are Using Federal Waivers of the Work Requirement
RCED-00-5: Published: Oct 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the measures used by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assess states' requests for waivers to the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents; (2) how states have used the waiver provision; and (3) whether USDA and states considered the availability of employment in adjace...
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...
Child Care: States' Efforts to Expand Programs Under Welfare Reform
T-HEHS-98-148: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed how child care programs are changing at the state level through the revisions in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, focusing on: (1) how much federal and state funds states are spending on child care subsidy programs and how they are allocating these resources; (2) how states are trying to increase the supply of child care to meet the project...
Child Care: Federal Funding for Fiscal Year 1997
HEHS-98-70R: Published: Jan 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how much money the federal government is spending on child care and for whom, focusing on the: (1) amount of federal funding for key child care programs for fiscal year (FY) 1997; (2) number of children served under these programs; and (3) programs' eligible populations.GAO noted that: (1) in FY 1997, approximately $13.8 billion in federal funds wa...
Welfare Reform: States' Efforts to Expand Child Care Programs
HEHS-98-27: Published: Jan 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of child care subsidy programs, focusing on: (1) how much federal and state funding is being spent on child care subsidy programs and how they are allocating these resources among welfare families, families making the transition from welfare to work, and working poor families; (2) how states are trying to increase the supply...
Food Assistance: Working Women's Access to WIC Benefits
RCED-98-19: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program benefits are accessible to eligible working women, focusing on: (1) the actions taken by local WIC agencies to increase access to WIC benefits for working women; (2) asking the local WIC agency directors' opinions on the accessib...
Earned Income Credit: Profile of Tax Year 1994 Credit Recipients
GGD-96-122BR: Published: Jun 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1996.
GAO provided information on the earned income tax credit (EIC), focusing on EIC participation for tax years 1990 through 1994 and the characteristics of taxpayers who received the credit in tax year 1994.GAO found that: (1) total EIC program costs increased 150 percent from 1990 to 1994, and the number of EIC recipients increased by about 50 percent, to 19.1 million; (2) the extension of EIC to ce...
Supplemental Security Income: Some Recipients Transfer Valuable Resources to Qualify for Benefits
HEHS-96-79: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the number of SSI recipients reporting resource transfers; (2) the kind and worth of resources being transferred; and (3) the possible savings resulting from a reinstatement of the SSI transfer-of-resources restriction.GAO found that: (1) while the number of SSI recipients reporting r...