Eligibility criteria (121 - 130 of 203 items)
Veterans Benefits: Verification of Selected Eligibility Factors
HRD-86-19: Published: Jun 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1986.
GAO compared information from selected Veterans Administration (VA) cash beneficiaries' 1981 tax returns with corresponding VA benefits entitlement criteria to determine whether there were persons who were receiving VA cash benefits to which they were not entitled.GAO obtained tax records for 451,664 persons entitled to VA cash benefits on December 31, 1981 and found that: (1) the marital status o...
Low Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to 1984 Amendments
HRD-86-92: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated states' use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEA) Block Grant, focusing on the effects of: (1) 1984 amendments to the block grant legislation; (2) budget reductions that the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act requires; and (3) a $2.1-billion oil overcharge settlement.The 1984 amendments: (1) changed the fund allocation...
Hunger Counties: Methodological Review of a Report by the Physician Task Force on Hunger
PEMD-86-7BR: Published: Mar 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated a Physician Task Force on Hunger in America report, which included a list of the 150 U.S. counties with the highest incidence of hunger, to determine: (1) its technical soundness; (2) the strength of its conclusions; and (3) the data and methods used as identifiers.The task force undertook the study in an attempt to: (1) document the distributi...
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant
129328: Mar 13, 1986
GAO discussed the impact of the 1984 amendments to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance block grant on program funding, eligibility policies, and crisis assistance for 13 states. GAO found that: (1) the 1984 amendments, which changed the allocation formula for home energy assistance, have begun to influence state spending patterns in fiscal year 1986; (2) 7 out of 13 states received 1986 allotmen...
Clinical Social Work: State Laws Governing Independent Practice and Reimbursement of Services
HRD-86-55FS: Published: Feb 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state laws and regulations governing clinical social workers who are not employed by physicians, clinics, or hospitals. GAO attempted to determine whether each state: (1) had established any control over social workers; (2) recognized independent social workers as health care providers for insurance reimbursement purposes; and (3) re...
Eligibility for Welfare in Louisiana
B-164031: Published: Aug 14, 1972. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Program Implications of Maintaining the Appropriation Authorization Limitations for FY 1980 and FY 1981 Now Imposed on the Food Stamp Program
A-51604: Published: Apr 3, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
General Accounting Office's Overview of the Food Stamp Program
126718: Apr 17, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program's integrity and administration. Program errors continue to cause about $1 billion in overpayments to households that have been declared ineligible or that have received more than they are entitled to. Congress made changes in the program to encourage and facilitate program improvement, although some concerns still remain, incl...
Overview and Perspectives on the Food Stamp Program
RCED-85-109: Published: Apr 17, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1985.
GAO reviewed five major Food Stamp Program issues, including: (1) program accountability and integrity; (2) program simplification; (3) nutritional adequacy of the program; (4) the interrelationship of the program with other food assistance programs; and (5) program coverage and eligibility requirements.GAO found that program errors continued to sap program resources causing about $1 billion in ov...
Better Federal Program Administration Can Contribute to Improving State Foster Care Programs
HRD-84-2: Published: Aug 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and selected states, of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act to determine the guidance which HHS has given to the states and how HHS has determined whether states have complied with the act's requirements.During the initial year of implementation, much confusion ex...