Income maintenance programs (81 - 90 of 196 items)
Child Care: Working Poor and Welfare Recipients Face Service Gaps
HEHS-94-87: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Child Care Development Block Grant, focusing on: (1) how states are integrating the child care block grant program with the three other federal child care programs for low-income families; and (2) gaps in the delivery of child care services to low-income families that could impede their achieving economic self-sufficie...
Social Security: Major Changes Needed for Disability Benefits for Addicts
HEHS-94-128: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of Social Security Administration (SSA) controls over disability payments made to drug addicts and alcoholics.GAO found that: (1) in the last 5 years, the number of addicts receiving disability benefits has grown from fewer than 100,000 to about 250,000; (2) the cost of providing disability benefits to the addict population is abo...
Social Security Administration: Many Letters Difficult to Understand
T-HEHS-94-126: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the clarity of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) written correspondence, focusing on whether SSA correspondence: (1) is generally understood by the public; and (2) adequately explains the basis for SSA decisions. GAO noted that: (1) SSA correspondence letters are computer generated; (2) SSA has had longstanding problems communicating the...
Social Security: Disability Rolls Keep Growing, While Explanations Remain Elusive
HEHS-94-34: Published: Feb 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent growth in social security disability insurance (DI) program beneficiaries, focusing on: (1) the reasons for the increase in DI beneficiaries; and (2) what information is needed to evaluate the program's potential for future growth.GAO found that: (1) the Social Security Administration (SSA) has forecasted that DI rolls will increase to o...
Social Security: Continuing Disability Review Process Improved, But More Targeted Reviews Needed
T-HEHS-94-121: Published: Mar 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new process for conducting continuing disability reviews (CDR) using computer profiling and beneficiary-reported data. GAO noted that: (1) although SSA is required to conduct CDR every 3 years, it is not legally required to perform CDR of individual supplemental security income (SSI) disability beneficiaries; (2) approximately $1.4 billion i...
Long-Term Care: Support For Elder Care Could Benefit the Government Workplace and the Elderly
HEHS-94-64: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal elder care program assistance, focusing on: (1) planned changes for federal elder care assistance; and (2) the potential for further caregiver support.GAO found that: (1) most disabled elderly people receive informal care from family members and friends, primarily women; (2) 12 percent of the federal work force have some elder care responsi...
Long-Term Care: Private Sector Elder Care Could Yield Multiple Benefits
HEHS-94-60: Published: Jan 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private sector employees who provide elder care assistance, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the private sector assists its employees who care for the elderly; (2) whether the private sector is planning to change its elderly assistance practices; and (3) whether the private sector expects to increase its assistance to further sup...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1993
HRD-94-73: Published: Dec 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a compilation of its fiscal year (FY) 1993 products, ongoing work, and other activities regarding older Americans.GAO noted that its FY 1993 activities: (1) covered such issues as income security, health, housing, social, employment, and veterans services; (2) included 32 reports on policies and programs directed primarily at the elderly; (3) inclu...
Social Security: Increasing Number of Disability Claims and Deteriorating Service
HRD-94-11: Published: Nov 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs, focusing on: (1) state disability determination services' (DDS) operations; and (2) actions taken by SSA to reduce the number of pending claims.GAO found that: (1) between 1990 and 1992, claims backlogs and processing times for Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income bene...