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Welfare Reform: Implications of Proposals on Legal Immigrants' Benefits
HEHS-95-58: Published: Feb 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of proposed welfare reform legislation on legal immigrant welfare recipients, focusing on: (1) legal immigrants' and citizens' use of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs; (2) the numbers of legal immigrants receiving SSI or AFDC benefits; (3) the immigrant recipients that cou...
Supplemental Security Income: Recent Growth in the Rolls Raises Fundamental Program Concerns
T-HEHS-95-67: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
GAO discussed growth in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program and changes in the characteristics of SSI recipients. GAO noted that: (1) since 1986, the number of disabled SSI recipients under age 65 has increased an average of over 8 percent annually, adding nearly 2 million younger recipients to the rolls, while the number of aged and blind recipients has remained constant; (2) the incre...
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...
Welfare Reform: Alabama's Demonstration Project
HRD-89-129BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Alabama's proposed Avenues to Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training Services (ASSETS), a welfare reform demonstration project intended to: (1) simplify and consolidate the administration of federal welfare programs; and (2) provide recipients with greater incentive and ability to succeed in society.GAO found that Alabam...
Welfare: Summary of Administrative Problems Discussed in Past GAO Reports
HRD-88-29BR: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized the administrative problems it discussed in past reports on public assistance programs; and (2) provided questions for Congress to consider concerning welfare reform proposals.GAO found that the problems included: (1) overlapping of legislative and oversight responsibilities and a lack of consistency in terminology and definitions between...
Welfare and Taxes: Extending Benefits and Taxes to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa
HRD-87-60: Published: Sep 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the potential effects of fully extending Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, foster care, Child Support Enforcement, and Food Stamp benefits, and federal income taxes, to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.GAO found that: (1) federal costs would increase due to higher...
Welfare Simplification: States' Views on Coordinating Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-87-110FS: Published: Jul 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized states' responses to selected questions on efforts to integrate services under six human resources programs which provide benefits to low-income families.GAO found that: (1) 23 states have integrated all their service delivery units for the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Medicaid programs; (2) 48 states would like to...
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...