state relations (21 - 30 of 32 items)
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...
General Accounting Office Reviews of Domestic Food Assistance Programs
123992: Apr 25, 1984
Testimony was given on GAO work relating to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food assistance programs, including reports on: (1) overissued Food Stamp Program benefits; (2) wage matching, collections, and corrective action plans in the Food Stamp Program; (3) error-rate sanction systems for needs-based programs; (4) benefit targeting and related issues in the Special Supplemental Fo...
Eligibility for Aid for Families With Dependent Children in Mahoning County, Ohio
HRD-77-107: Published: Jun 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
A review of the certain procedures and practices of the Mahoning County Welfare Department in approving and reviewing eligibility for Aid to Families of Dependent Children (AFDC) and Medicaid revealed that there had been AFDC overpayments and potential Medicaid overpayments.In about half of the cases in a sample of 17 cases, AFDC overpayments have resulted because unemployment compensation was not...
Computer Matches Identify Potential Unemployment Benefit Overpayments
GGD-83-99: Published: Aug 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1983.
GAO was asked to determine whether retired Federal civilian and military personnel pensions are being deducted from State unemployment benefits as required by Federal and State law.Through computer matches, GAO identified 604 persons in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland who may have improperly received unemployment payments. Maryland officials advised GAO that none of the persons ma...
Observations on the National School Lunch Program's Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System
124037: Sep 7, 1983
GAO conducted a survey to obtain information on the operation of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System (AIMS), which it implemented under interim regulations which established four standards to improve the management of the National School Lunch Program and ensure correct claims for federal program reimbursement. These standards provide that: (1) app...
Several States Have Not Properly Implemented Certain AFDC Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
HRD-83-56: Published: Jun 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of provisions of title XXIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, which affects the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program.GAO found variances in the way some states implemented the following provisions: (1) the 150-percent income limit for eligibility; (2) the treatment of lump-sum income tax refunds as either a resource or income for e...
Federal Agencies' Unemployment Compensation Costs Can Be Reduced Through Improved Management
FPCD-83-3: Published: Oct 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of four agencies' controls to ensure that only eligible former federal employees receive unemployment payments.GAO reviewed actions affecting unemployment compensation practices which were taken by the Departments of Labor, Energy, and Commerce and the Office of Personnel Management and learned that these agencies were not following...
Better Management Information Can Be Obtained From the Quality Control System Used in the Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program
HRD-80-80: Published: Jul 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1980.
Over $900 million paid to poor families under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program was paid in error during 1978. This estimate includes overpayments to eligible families and payments to ineligible families and is based on data reported by the quality control system. The quality control system was established to improve the program's administration by identifying errors and developi...
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...
Unemployment Insurance and Special Employee Protection Programs
111626: Feb 21, 1980
Providing special assistance to certain groups impacted by federal policies is a complex and controversial question. GAO reviewed two such special assistance programs, the Redwood Employee Protection Program and the title V Program of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973. Although these special assistance programs had common objectives, they did not have consistent eligibility requirements...