Welfare recipients (21 - 30 of 60 items)
Welfare Reform: Information on Former Recipients' Status
HEHS-99-48: Published: Apr 28, 1999. Publicly Released: May 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on families no longer receiving welfare, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have reported information on the condition of families who have left welfare in the following key areas: (a) economic status; (b) family composition; and (c) family and child well-being; (2) generalizable state studies on what is known about the status...
Domestic Violence: Prevalence and Implications for Employment Among Welfare Recipients
HEHS-99-12: Published: Nov 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the effects of family violence on the use of welfare programs, focusing on the: (1) prevalence of domestic violence among welfare recipients; and (2) implications of domestic violence for the employment of welfare recipients and other low-income women.GAO noted that: (1) while studies on the prevalence of domestic violence among we...
Welfare Reform: States Are Restructuring Programs to Reduce Welfare Dependence
HEHS-98-109: Published: Jun 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to require and encourage welfare recipients and potential recipients to assume greater personal responsibility; (2) how states are providing services to support the objectives of TANF; and (3) early reported data to assess stat...
Welfare Reform: Transportation's Role in Moving From Welfare to Work
RCED-98-161: Published: May 29, 1998. Publicly Released: May 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether current studies and research demonstrate the importance of transportation services in implementing welfare reform; (2) the preliminary results of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) current welfare-to-work programs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Bridges to Work program; and (3) how an Access to Jobs...
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...
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 Stamp Program: Characteristics of Households Affected by Limit on the Shelter Deduction
RCED-97-118: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legislative changes to the Food Stamp Program mandated by the 1996 welfare reform act; focusing on, for fiscal year (FY) 1995, the: (1) characteristics of households whose food stamp benefits were limited because of the cap on their deduction for excess shelter expenses; and (2) extent to which food stamp benefits would have been higher for the...
Welfare Waivers Implementation: States Work to Change Welfare Culture, Community Involvement, and Service Delivery
HEHS-96-105: Published: Jul 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five states' early experiences with implementing welfare reforms under waivers of federal law, focusing on the states' approaches in implementing time-limited benefits, work requirements, and family cap provisions.GAO found that: (1) the five states made relatively few management or service delivery changes to implement their family cap provisions;...
Children Receiving SSI by State
HEHS-96-144R: Published: May 15, 1996. Publicly Released: May 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proportion of children in each state who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) states with the largest populations have the highest numbers of children on SSI; and (2) less populated states have the highest proportions of children on SSI...
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...