Income maintenance programs (61 - 70 of 196 items)
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-14(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Supplemental Security Income: Disability Program Vulnerable to Applicant Fraud When Middlemen Are Used
HEHS-95-116: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed fraudulent claims for disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the extent of fraudulent applications submitted by non-English speaking immigrants using middlemen; (2) factors that contribute to SSI vulnerability to such fraudulent applications; and (3) government initiatives to combat such fraudulen...
Social Security Disability: Management Action and Program Redesign Needed to Address Long-Standing Problems
T-HEHS-95-233: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) management of the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. GAO noted that: (1) problems with SSA DI and SSI management include untimely and inconsistent claim decisions, insufficient continuing disability reviews (CDR) and beneficiary rehabilitation referrals, and poor wo...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-33: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-saving opportunities in welfare, disability, and child support programs; (2) reduce fraud and abuse in disability programs through computer matching and fraud prevention programs; (3) examine ways to remove medically improved individuals from disability rolls; (4) identify ways t...
HEHS-95-228R: Published: Jul 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to reduce backlogs at its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). GAO noted that: (1) past SSA efforts to reduce backlogs and decrease case processing times included shifting OHA resources, making process changes to improve productivity, hiring more administrative law judges (ALJ) and support staff,...
Supplemental Security Income: Growth and Changes in Recipient Population Call for Reexamining Program
HEHS-95-137: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
GAO provided information on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on the factors contributing to caseload growth and changes in the characteristics of SSI recipients.GAO found that: (1) congressional actions and court decisions have broadened the population eligible for SSI program; (2) Congress has mandated outreach and publicity efforts to help overcome barriers to getting SSI...
HEHS-95-162R: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided further information on the incomes and relative poverty status of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in comparison with nonAFDC working poor families. GAO noted that: (1) there are nearly 80 means-tested programs targeting assistance to various groups of low-income families; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the public as...
SSI Disability Issues
HEHS-95-154R: Published: May 11, 1995. Publicly Released: May 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on several Supplemental Security Income (SSI) issues related to: (1) SSI outreach activities; (2) the status of continuing disability reviews involving interpreter fraud; (3) the function of referral and monitoring agencies (RMA) in overseeing the drug addict and alcoholic populations; and (4) the number of drug and alcohol addicts in t...
Welfare to Work: Participants' Characteristics and Services Provided in JOBS
HEHS-95-93: Published: May 2, 1995. Publicly Released: May 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (JOBS), focusing on: (1) who is being served by JOBS; (2) the services JOBS participants receive and the extent to which their needs are being met; and (3) the implications of serving participants in a time-limited benefit system.GAO found that: (1) most adult Aid to Families with Dependent Children (A...
Medicaid: Restructuring Approaches Leave Many Questions
HEHS-95-103: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various proposals for restructuring the Medicaid Program, focusing on the: (1) different restructuring approaches and their implications for federal-state financing and program administration; and (2) need to establish a reserve fund to offset state tax losses and increased enrollments.GAO found that: (1) using block grants to fund s...