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Social Security: Disability Rolls Keep Growing, While Explanations Remain Elusive
HEHS-94-34: Published: Feb 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent growth in social security disability insurance (DI) program beneficiaries, focusing on: (1) the reasons for the increase in DI beneficiaries; and (2) what information is needed to evaluate the program's potential for future growth.GAO found that: (1) the Social Security Administration (SSA) has forecasted that DI rolls will increase to o...
Social Security: Disability Benefits for Drug Addicts and Alcoholics Are Out of Control
T-HEHS-94-101: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) payment of disability benefits to drug addicts and alcoholics. GAO noted that: (1) the number of addicts receiving disability benefits has substantially increased at an annual cost of about $1.4 billion; (2) SSA does not adequately monitor addicts receiving disability benefits and does not know the treatm...
Benefits for Illegal Aliens: Some Program Costs Increasing, But Total Costs Unknown
T-HRD-93-33: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the fiscal impact of providing public benefits to illegal aliens, focusing on: (1) illegal aliens' eligibility for various programs; (2) the reasons for the lack of program cost data; and (3) national and state cost estimates. GAO noted that: (1) illegal aliens and their U.S. children are eligible to receive emergency Medicaid services, primary and secondary education, school nutriti...
Unemployment Insurance: Program's Ability to Meet Objectives Jeopardized
HRD-93-107: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, focusing on the: (1) factors contributing to the decline in UI beneficiaries; and (2) effect of this decline on the program's ability to meet its objectives.GAO found that: (1) the deteriorating financial solvency of state trust funds has led to changes in state laws affecting eligibility and compensation le...
Foster Care: State Agencies Other Than Child Welfare Can Access Title IV-E Funds
HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether federal statutes permit federal reimbursement for foster care placements by state juvenile justice and mental health agencies; (2) which states are claiming reimbursement for juvenile justice and mental health agency placements and the amounts claimed during 1991; and (3) what barriers states encounter in trying to claim reimbursemen...
Food Stamp Program: Alternative Definitions of a Household for Food Stamp Eligibility
RCED-90-137: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) how the household definition evolved into its current form; (2) whether the current household definition contributes to homelessness; and (3) alternative household definitions for food stamp eligibility.GAO found that: (1) in 1971, a food stamp household was defined based on household members...
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...
Food Assistance Programs: Recipient and Expert Views on Food Assistance at Four Indian Reservations
RCED-90-152: Published: Jun 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed food assistance programs on four Indian reservations, focusing on: (1) households that participated in the programs; (2) the programs' effects on hunger and the health of Indians on the four reservations; and (3) the availability of nutrition education.GAO found that: (1) the Food Stamp Program and the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPI...
Adoption: Assistance Provided by Selected Employers to Adopting Parents
HRD-90-47FS: Published: Dec 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on 77 employers offering financial assistance to employees adopting children.GAO found that: (1) 56 of 77 employers financially assisted employees adopting children and commonly imposed a dollar limit on the amount of reimbursement; (2) seven of those employers provided lump-sum payments to adoptive parents without regard to expenses...
GAO Audit of the Food Stamp Program
T-RCED-90-10: Published: Oct 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1989.
GAO discussed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) administration of the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) food stamp automation; (2) alternatives for program eligibility; and (3) ways to improve benefit opportunities for eligible participants. GAO found that: (1) although food stamp automation improved client interviews and case action notification, and identified or avoided some program err...