State-administered programs (41 - 48 of 48 items)
Low Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to 1984 Amendments
HRD-86-92: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated states' use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEA) Block Grant, focusing on the effects of: (1) 1984 amendments to the block grant legislation; (2) budget reductions that the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act requires; and (3) a $2.1-billion oil overcharge settlement.The 1984 amendments: (1) changed the fund allocation...
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant
129328: Mar 13, 1986
GAO discussed the impact of the 1984 amendments to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance block grant on program funding, eligibility policies, and crisis assistance for 13 states. GAO found that: (1) the 1984 amendments, which changed the allocation formula for home energy assistance, have begun to influence state spending patterns in fiscal year 1986; (2) 7 out of 13 states received 1986 allotmen...
Program Implications of Maintaining the Appropriation Authorization Limitations for FY 1980 and FY 1981 Now Imposed on the Food Stamp Program
A-51604: Published: Apr 3, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Better Federal Program Administration Can Contribute to Improving State Foster Care Programs
HRD-84-2: Published: Aug 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and selected states, of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act to determine the guidance which HHS has given to the states and how HHS has determined whether states have complied with the act's requirements.During the initial year of implementation, much confusion ex...
SSA's Program for Reviewing the Disability of Persons With Mental Impairments
121085: Apr 7, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) current process for determining whether persons with mental impairments qualify for disability under two SSA disability programs. GAO reviewed a total of 159 mental disability cases that had been recently adjudicated by SSA and examined 40 denials or terminations in detail. Although this case review...
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...
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...
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...