Social security benefits (31 - 40 of 44 items)
Impact of Vocational Rehabilitation Services on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
T-HRD-88-16: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 26, 1988.
GAO discussed vocational rehabilitation (VR) services for beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program. GAO found that: (1) the majority of SSDI beneficiaries were either too old for VR services or unlikely candidates due to the nature of their disabilities; (2) in 1986, only 1 percent of the persons who became beneficiaries in 1983 left the benefit rolls to work and le...
Social Security: Implementation of New Mental Impairment Criteria for Disability Benefits
HRD-86-75BR: Published: May 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Social Security Administration's (SSA) implementation of changes to methods used in evaluating claims relating to mental impairments for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs, as mandated by the Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act of 1984.GAO found that: (1) although SSA ma...
Need for More Uniform Application of the Presumptive Disability Provision of the Supplemental Security Income Program
MWD-76-2: Published: Oct 16, 1975. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Discontinuing Social Security's Currently Insured Benefit Provision Would Save Millions and Eliminate Inequities
HRD-82-51: Published: Apr 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) eligibility insurance provisions, known as the currently insured provision.The currently insured benefit eligibility insurance provision no longer has relevance. Discontinuance of the provision could save SSA trust funds about $180 million through 1990 and will not affect survivors now receiving benefits. Further, discontinuance will end some...
Minimum Social Security Benefits
114746: Mar 26, 1981
In 1979, GAO recommended that Congress eliminate the minimum benefits for new social security beneficiaries. Unlike the President's proposal which applied to present and future beneficiaries, the GAO recommendation applied only to future beneficiaries. GAO found that the minimum benefit provision, which was intended to help the poor, has in recent years mainly benefited retired government workers...
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...
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...
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...
The Well-Being of Older People in Cleveland, Ohio
HRD-77-70: Published: Apr 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1977.
The overall well-being of older people in Cleveland, Ohio, was assessed in terms of their social and economic status, mental and physical health, and ability to do daily tasks. Information was gathered on the services offered by 23 federal programs and other services and factors which could affect the well-being of the individuals in the sample.Only one of every five of the more than 1,600 people...