Disabilities (41 - 46 of 46 items)
Social Security: Demonstration Projects Concerning Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-87-35: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) observed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) implementation and evaluation of its demonstration projects involving disability claimants' eligibility interviews; (2) discussed implementation plans with SSA officials; and (3) reviewed the scope of work and the design and analysis plan developed by the contractor SSA selected to evaluate the pro...
Disability Programs: SSA Consultative Medical Examination Process Improved; Some Problems Remain
HRD-86-23: Published: Dec 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) management of consultative examinations (CE) in its disability programs. GAO evaluated: (1) SSA ability to ensure the quality and reliability of examinations and reports; (2) SSA controls to ensure the necessity and appropriateness of CE purchases; and (3) the operations of major volume providers nation...
Social Security Administration's Program for Reviewing the Continuing Eligibility of Disabled Persons
121775: Jun 30, 1983
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts over the past 2 years in reexamining the continued eligibility of persons on the disability rolls. These reexaminations are referred to as continuing disability investigations (CDI's). SSA has taken several initiatives over the past year to improve the review process, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services recently announced...
Social Security Administration Needs To Protect Against Possible Conflicts of Interest in Its Disability Programs
HRD-83-65: Published: Jun 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a survey of the consultative examination process used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make disability benefit eligibility determinations.GAO identified a loophole in SSA policies whereby physicians who are working for various state disability determination services (DDS) and under contract to SSA are prohibited from performing co...
Social Security Administration's Program for Reviewing the Disability of Persons with Mental Impairments
121582: May 20, 1983
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) process for determining whether persons with mental impairments qualify for disability under the two SSA disability programs. The adjudicative process is carried out by the States according to SSA guidelines and instructions. GAO found that, although the adjudicative process needs to be more critical of individual's problems, many of the ind...
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...