Income maintenance programs (41 - 48 of 48 items)
Improvements Needed To Insure the Accuracy of Supplemental Security Income Retroactive Payments
HRD-79-26: Published: Dec 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1978.
During fiscal year (FY) 1977, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued about 1.8 million retroactive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments totalling about $505 million. An estimated 462,195 recipients of these retroactive benefits were overpaid about $75 million, and an estimated 206,825 were underpaid about $6 million. About 37 percent of FY retroactive checks were in error, twice th...
Federal Domestic Food Assistance Programs: A Time for Assessment and Change
CED-78-113: Published: Jun 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1978.
Thirteen major federal domestic programs, costing several billion dollars annually, provide food or food-related assistance to needy Americans. The programs are administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA); the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW); and the Community Services Administration (CSA).These programs have helped many people obtain more adequate diets. However, the l...
Supplemental Security Income Quarterly Accounting Period for Determining Eligibility and Benefit Payment Accounts
HRD-78-114: Published: May 26, 1978. Publicly Released: May 26, 1978.
Pending legislation contains a provision requiring that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility and benefit payment amounts be determined on a monthly rather than a quarterly basis. The Senate Committee on Finance, in its consideration of the bill, is requiring the Social Security Administration to experiment with various accounting periods and reporting methodologies. Quarterly computation...
Review of the Eligibility of Persons Converted From State Disability Rolls to the Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-78-97: Published: Apr 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1978.
Social Security Administration's (SSA) activities relating to an assessment of the continued medical eligibility of over 2 million disabled Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients were reviewed. SSA was asked to evaluate two samples of SSI disabled recipients including an evaluation of: (1) medical evidence supporting the disability determination of 402 recipients who were converted to the S...
Number of Newly Arrived Aliens Who Receive Supplemental Security Income Needs To Be Reduced
HRD-78-50: Published: Feb 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1978.
Although the Immigration and Nationality Act has provisions directed at preventing newly arrived aliens from receiving public assistance, many do receive assistance, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI). About 37,500 newly arrived aliens in five States receive about $72 million in SSI benefits annually, and about $16 million of this is paid to refugees who are exempt from the act's public...
Need to Change Income Criteria of the Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-77-114: Published: Jun 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1977.
An examination was performed of the Supplemental Security Income program to identify legislative changes needed for recipients to be treated more equitably.Concern was expressed about a provision that calls for a reduction in benefits when recipients receive in-kind support and maintenance. The amount of the reduction varies depending upon the recipient's living arrangements. This can result in re...
Efforts Made to Locate and Enroll Potential Recipients of the Supplemental Security Income Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled
HRD-76-176: Published: Dec 6, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1976.
The rate of participation in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and the effectiveness of Social Security Administration (SSA) outreach efforts were evaluated.Out of an estimated 7.2 million persons eligible to participate in SSI, 4.3 million were enrolled as of September 1976. Many efforts were made to reach potentially eligible persons. The SSI-Alert project used governmental agencies...