Program management (21 - 30 of 45 items)
Food Stamp Program: Administrative Hindrances to Participation
RCED-89-4: Published: Oct 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether federal regulations and certain state and local practices and procedures discourage or prevent eligible persons from participating in the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Food Stamp Program.GAO found that some local offices: (1) had limited office hours and restrictive interviewing schedules; (2) required households to complete screening...
Unemployment Insurance: Issues Relating to Reserve Adequacy and Trust Fund Solvency
T-HRD-88-23: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1988.
GAO discussed its analysis of issues facing the federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system, focusing on states': (1) UI trust funds' financial health; and (2) actions during the 1980's in response to recessionary conditions and to new federal loan policies. GAO found that: (1) the system's ability to pay benefits from available reserves declined significantly after 1970; (2) as of December 1...
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: Evaluation of Improper Denial or Termination Error Rates
RCED-88-12: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the accuracy of Maryland's and Illinois's reporting of improper denial or termination error rates under the Food Stamp Program for fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that: (1) Illinois and Maryland detected 40 and 15 percent, respectively, of the improper denials or terminations that it found; (2) projected error rates were 22.5 percent for Illinois a...
Food Stamp Program: National Academy of Sciences' Recommendations on the Sanctions Backlog
RCED-88-36BR: Published: Oct 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effect of certain National Academy of Sciences recommendations for handling the backlog of outstanding food stamp sanctions the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has levied against states.GAO found that: (1) states have paid only 5 of the 188 sanctions FNS has levied against them since fiscal year 1981; and (2) the Ac...
Food Stamp Program Eligibility Determination
T-RCED-88-7: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
GAO discussed on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program, specifically: (1) the extent to which states are improperly denying or terminating eligible persons; (2) USDA procedures for penalizing states when they fail to review the required number of eligibility determinations; and (3) the National Academy of Sciences' recommendations for resolving the backlog of outstanding food s...
Food Stamp Program: Trends in Program Applications, Participation, and Denials
RCED-87-80BR: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: May 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on trends in the: (1) number of households applying for food stamp benefits; (2) number of applications approved and denied; (3) number of households participating in the Food Stamp Program; and (4) percentage of households experiencing improper denial or termination of food stamp benefits.GAO found that, from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1985...
Welfare: Issues To Consider in Assessing Proposals for Reform
HRD-87-51BR: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on: (1) major welfare system design issues; and (2) the sources and income levels of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits.GAO found that: (1) researchers generally evaluated the welfare system by determining whether benefits lifted recipients to the poverty line, but there were problems in determini...
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Managing Welfare: Issues and Alternatives for Reforming Quality Control Systems
HRD-86-117BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control systems states use to administer the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, and Food Stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) the administration established comprehensive quality control systems for AFDC in 1973, and for Medicaid and Food Stamps in 1978; (2) by 1984, error rates for all three programs had dropped...