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People With Disabilities: Federal Programs Could Work Together More Efficiently to Promote Employment
HEHS-96-126: Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal programs targeted to disabled persons, focusing on: (1) how many of the programs provide employment-related services; (2) coordination of information, eligibility criteria, and services among various programs; and (3) the programs' effectiveness in promoting employment among disabled persons.GAO found that: (1) 130 federal programs provide...
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...
PASS Program: SSA Work Incentive for Disabled Beneficiaries Poorly Managed
HEHS-96-51: Published: Feb 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) Program, focusing on: (1) SSA management of the program and its impact on employment of the disabled; and (2) the program's vulnerability to abuse.GAO found that: (1) SSA has poorly implemented and managed the PASS program and has not given its field office staff ad...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Spur States Toward Program Restructuring
T-HEHS-96-75: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1996.
GAO discussed how states are addressing rising Medicaid costs, focusing on the: (1) federal mandates that have led to Medicaid cost growth; (2) states' use of section 1115 waivers for managed care programs; and (3) states' experiences with section 1115 managed care programs. GAO noted that: (1) federal mandates, medical price inflation, and higher provider reimbursements have contributed to rising...
Welfare to Work: Child Care Assistance Limited; Welfare Reform May Expand Needs
HEHS-95-220: Published: Sep 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1995.
GAO examined the extent to which the child care needs of welfare recipients in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program are currently being met, focusing on: (1) whether any barriers exist to meeting JOBS participants' child care needs; (2) the effects of child care subsidies on former welfare recipients' move toward self- sufficiency; and (3) the potential implications of we...
Supplemental Security Income: Growth and Changes in Recipient Population Call for Reexamining Program
HEHS-95-137: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
GAO provided information on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on the factors contributing to caseload growth and changes in the characteristics of SSI recipients.GAO found that: (1) congressional actions and court decisions have broadened the population eligible for SSI program; (2) Congress has mandated outreach and publicity efforts to help overcome barriers to getting SSI...
Food Assistance: Reducing Food Stamp Benefit Overpayments and Trafficking
RCED-95-198: Published: Jun 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed fraud, waste, and abuse in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food stamp program, focusing on: (1) the causes of benefit overpayments; (2) whether USDA controls and procedures are adequate to prevent retailer involvement in the trafficking of food stamp coupons; and (3) what can be done to reduce trafficking by food stamp recipients.GAO found t...
Supplemental Security Income: Recipient Population Has Changed as Caseloads Have Burgeoned
T-HEHS-95-120: Published: Mar 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) factors contributing to caseload growth; (2) how the characteristics of SSI recipients have changed; and (3) ways to improve SSI. GAO noted that: (1) the major factors contributing to program growth include eligibility expansions, outreach, limited emphasis on return to work, and imm...