State-administered programs (31 - 40 of 48 items)
Food Stamp Program: The Household Definition Is Not a Major Source of Caseworker Errors
RCED-90-183: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program, focusing on whether the household definition caseworkers use to compute food stamp benefits is a significant cause of caseworker errors.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1988, caseworkers' incorrect eligibility determinations relating to household definition resulted in between $23 million and $75 million in food stamp...
GAO Audit of the Food Stamp Program
T-RCED-90-10: Published: Oct 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1989.
GAO discussed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) administration of the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) food stamp automation; (2) alternatives for program eligibility; and (3) ways to improve benefit opportunities for eligible participants. GAO found that: (1) although food stamp automation improved client interviews and case action notification, and identified or avoided some program err...
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...
Food Stamps: Reasons for Nonparticipation
PEMD-89-5BR: Published: Dec 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined the reported reasons why eligible households did not participate in the Food Stamp Program; and (2) compared nonparticipation reasons cited by families in 1979 with those cited in 1986.GAO found that, in 1979 and 1986, respectively: (1) 46.1 percent and 43.8 percent of eligible families participated in the program; (2) 53.8 percent and 50.7...
Low-Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to Funding Reductions
HRD-88-92BR: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Service's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in 13 states, focusing on: (1) the availability and use of oil overcharge funds; (2) federal allotments to LIHEAP, total LIHEAP funding, and funding projections; (3) the effects of LIHEAP funding cuts; and (4) the states' and interest grou...
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...
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...
Welfare: Expert Panels' Insights on Major Reform Proposals
HRD-88-59: Published: Feb 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO convened two panels of experts to obtain their insights on four welfare reform issues, including: (1) case management; (2) contracts between welfare recipients and agencies; (3) services coordination; and (4) target populations.GAO found that the panels: (1) supported the case management concept of using a single case manager to help welfare recipients a...
Surplus Commodities: Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program's Operations and Continuance
RCED-88-11: Published: Oct 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), focusing on the views of Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania regarding the: (1) appropriateness of the method for allocating commodities and funds among states; and (2) potential effects of the program's continuation on the states.GAO found that: (1) since...
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...