Welfare benefits (41 - 50 of 51 items)
Welfare to Work: AFDC Training Program Spends Billions, but Not Well Focused on Employment
T-HEHS-95-51: Published: Jan 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the success of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program in moving Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients into employment. GAO noted that: (1) although the federal government has spent almost $8 billion to provide AFDC recipients with education, training, and support services, it has not transformed AFDC int...
Welfare to Work: Current AFDC Program Not Sufficiently Focused on Employment
HEHS-95-28: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the progress the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program has made in: (1) serving a larger portion of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients; and (2) ensuring that JOBS participants obtain employment and leave AFDC.GAO found that: (1) about 11 percent of AFDC recipients participate in JOBS, and this perce...
Families on Welfare: Focus on Teenage Mothers Could Enhance Welfare Reform Efforts
HEHS-94-112: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the demographic and economic characteristics of single-parent families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) benefits, focusing on: (1) how certain characteristics of AFDC female-headed families influence their length of stay on welfare; and (2) the implications for welfare reform in general and the Job Opportunities and...
Families on Welfare: Sharp Rise in Never-Married Women Reflects Societal Trend
HEHS-94-92: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on changes in the characteristics of female-headed families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits between 1976 and 1992.GAO found that: (1) in response to AFDC program growth, states have initiated major reforms, including taking new actions to change welfare recipients' behavior and enhance family responsibi...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...
Food Stamp Program: The Household Definition Is Not a Major Source of Caseworker Errors
RCED-90-183: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program, focusing on whether the household definition caseworkers use to compute food stamp benefits is a significant cause of caseworker errors.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1988, caseworkers' incorrect eligibility determinations relating to household definition resulted in between $23 million and $75 million in food stamp...
Noncash Benefits: Methodological Review of Experimental Valuation Methods Indicates Many Problems Remain
PEMD-87-23: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) developed a general approach for assessing future proposed methods to change poverty indicators; and (2) applied its approach to one method the Census Bureau used to place cash value on noncash benefits.The GAO assessment approach: (1) identified specific concerns within each method; (2) examined these concerns using indicators, such as changes in t...
Food Stamp Program: Results of the Simplified Application Demonstration Project
RCED-87-102: Published: Jun 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the design and implementation of the Food Stamp Program's Simplified Application Demonstration Project, which Congress authorized to reduce administrative costs and errors in program eligibility and benefit determinations.GAO found that the project: (1) simplified eligibility determinations by deeming applicants eligible if they were already eligib...
Noncash Benefits: Initial Results Show Valuation Methods Differentially Affect the Poor
PEMD-87-7BR: Published: Oct 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the alternative methods to value noncash benefits of total federal support for the poor to determine whether: (1) the conceptual, operational, or computational aspects of the methods distort the estimates of poverty derived from them; and (2) if there are such factors, how big their influence is on poverty estimates.GAO found that when medical b...
Welfare Simplification: Projects To Coordinate Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-86-124FS: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) an inventory of service integration demonstration projects completed during the period 1970 through 1985; and (2) a bibliography of literature on service integration.GAO focused its work on service integration projects for low-income families generally eligible for programs such as Aid to Families With Dependent Children, Medicaid, Food Sta...