Program management (31 - 40 of 40 items)
What Can Be Done To Check the Growth of Federal Entitlement and Indexed Spending?
PAD-81-21: Published: Mar 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1981.
To assist Congress in its effort to find ways to reduce the budget, GAO offers seven basic approaches to controlling that portion of the budget consisting of entitlements and indexed spending. These approaches include: (1) eliminate a program altogether; (2) limit the indexing of program benefits; (3) tighten eligibility criteria to target available funds to the most needy; (4) reduce the level of...
Millions Can Be Saved by Identifying Supplemental Security Income Recipients Owning Too Many Assets
HRD-81-4: Published: Feb 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1981.
In fiscal year 1979, an estimated $125 million was overpaid to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who owned assets, such as bank accounts and real property, valued in excess of the limitations allowed for program eligibility. GAO assessed the adequacy of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to reduce problems causing these overpayments.GAO found that an estimated $47 milli...
Analysis of Two Studies of Quality in New York City's Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program
HRD-80-48: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1980.
An analysis was made of two studies of quality in New York City's Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program to determine: (1) if the difference between the error rate estimates was significant, and (2) which estimate was most accurate. These studies were made by the State Quality Control (QC) staff and the State Office of the Welfare Inspector General (IG). AFDC, one of the largest fe...
Changes Needed To Prevent Commuters and Transients From Receiving Supplemental Security Income
HRD-80-15: Published: Jan 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1980.
A review was made of the adequacy of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) policies, procedures, and practices for determining whether Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients remain outside the United States for 30 or more consecutive days and thus are ineligible for the benefits.No significant problems were found in the SSA operation for detecting recipients outside the United States f...
Wisconsin's Aid to Families With Dependent Children and Child Support Enforcement Programs Could Be Improved
HRD-78-130: Published: Jun 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1978.
In response to a congressional inquiry, the management of Wisconsin's Child Support Enforcement Program and the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was examined. AFDC is a federally aided public assistance program which provides financial assistance to needy children and their parents or relatives to encourage the care of dependent children in the home. The Department of Health, Educati...
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...
Problems With the Emergency Food Stamp Program
105629: Mar 31, 1978
One of the harshest winters in recent history and other disaster situations resulted in the distribution of nearly $43 million of emergency food stamp benefits in fiscal year 1977. Program abuses were attributable largely to serious problems in program administration pointing out the need for better program guidance by the Food and Nutrition Service and better planning and control by State and loc...
The Social Security Administration Needs To Improve Its Disability Claims Process
HRD-78-40: Published: Feb 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1978.
The Social Security Administration's (SSA) procedures for processing approved disability insurance claims were reviewed to determine if the process could be improved. The review covered claims processing steps at the Bureau of Disability Insurance and at district offices and included an analysis of a sample of 498 approved disability insurance claims processed by 15 SSA district offices.The disabi...
Social Security Administration Should Provide More Management and Leadership in Determining Who Is Eligible for Disability Benefits
HRD-76-105: Published: Aug 17, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1976.
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