Food relief programs (21 - 30 of 42 items)
Welfare Waivers Implementation: States Work to Change Welfare Culture, Community Involvement, and Service Delivery
HEHS-96-105: Published: Jul 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five states' early experiences with implementing welfare reforms under waivers of federal law, focusing on the states' approaches in implementing time-limited benefits, work requirements, and family cap provisions.GAO found that: (1) the five states made relatively few management or service delivery changes to implement their family cap provisions;...
Food Assistance: Reducing Benefit Overpayments in the Food Stamp Program
T-RCED-95-94: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO discussed benefit overpayments in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program. GAO noted that: (1) although the Food Stamp Program is under the Food and Consumer Service's (FCS) jurisdiction, states are responsible for carrying out the actual day-to-day administration and operation of the Food Stamp Program; (2) FCS uses the Food Stamp Program Quality Control System to help monit...
Food Stamp Program: Alternative Definitions of a Household for Food Stamp Eligibility
RCED-90-137: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) how the household definition evolved into its current form; (2) whether the current household definition contributes to homelessness; and (3) alternative household definitions for food stamp eligibility.GAO found that: (1) in 1971, a food stamp household was defined based on household members...
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...
Food Stamp Program: A Demographic Analysis of Participation and Nonparticipation
PEMD-90-8: Published: Jan 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the reasons why some households that met the eligibility criteria for the Food Stamp Program did not receive benefits, focusing on the: (1) demographic characteristics associated with Food Stamp participation; and (2) reasons that eligible households gave for their nonparticipation.GAO found that: (1) 56.2 percent of eligible households did not par...
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...
Food Stamp Program: Participants Temporarily Terminated for Procedural Noncompliance
RCED-89-81: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Georgia and Wisconsin food stamp recipients' benefit interruptions to determine the extent of and reasons for participants' temporary termination from food stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) 87 percent of interruptions experienced in Georgia and Wisconsin households were due to eligibility status changes, and the remaining interruptions were caused...
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...
Food Stamps: Examination of Program Data and Analysis of Nonparticipation
PEMD-88-21: Published: Jul 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) data on its Food Stamp Program to determine: (1) the current level of operations in recent years; and (2) state variations in application, participation, and termination counts and rates. GAO also reviewed published studies regarding reasons for nonparticipation in the Food Stamp Program.GAO found that: (1) re...
Food Stamp Program: Participation by AFDC Households
RCED-88-85BR: Published: Feb 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipient households also receiving Food Stamp Program benefits, both nationally and for each state; and (2) reasons why AFDC households in some states do not have higher food stamp participation rates.GAO found that: (1) although the two programs were designed...