Income maintenance programs (91 - 100 of 196 items)
Unemployment Insurance: Program's Ability to Meet Objectives Jeopardized
HRD-93-107: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, focusing on the: (1) factors contributing to the decline in UI beneficiaries; and (2) effect of this decline on the program's ability to meet its objectives.GAO found that: (1) the deteriorating financial solvency of state trust funds has led to changes in state laws affecting eligibility and compensation le...
Social Security Disability: SSA Needs to Improve Continuing Disability Review Program
HRD-93-109: Published: Jul 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) continuing disability reviews (CDR) of disability beneficiaries, focusing on: (1) the number of CDR required by law and the number conducted by SSA since 1987; (2) the cost to the Disability Insurance Trust Fund of not conducting all of the required reviews; and (3) SSA initiatives to improve the CDR proce...
Social Security: Rising Disability Rolls Raise Questions That Must Be Answered
T-HRD-93-15: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. GAO noted that: (1) the rate at which insured persons apply for benefits has grown since 1989, and almost half of DI applicants receive benefits; (2) the program has evolved so that new beneficiaries are younger, suffer from mental impairments and receive Supplemental Security Income to supplement their DI benefi...
Social Security: SSA's Processing of Continuing Disability Reviews
T-HRD-93-9: Published: Mar 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) continuing disability reviews (CDR) program. GAO noted that: (1) applications for disability benefits and SSA processing times for claims reached all-time highs in 1992; (2) SSA has moved resources away from performing CDR in order to keep up with the increase in initial disability claims; (3) during the past 6 fiscal years, SS...
Income Security: Reports Issued During 1990-92 and Testimonies Delivered in 1992
HRD-93-80: Published: Mar 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1993.
GAO presented a listing of reports and testimonies it issued from 1990 through 1992 on income security issues.GAO presented summaries of its income security reports issued from July through December 1992. GAO also presented a list of additional products, issued between 1990 and 1992, relating to such issues as: (1) financing retirement programs; (2) breaking the poverty cycle; (3) safeguarding pri...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1992
HRD-93-57: Published: Dec 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its fiscal year (FY) 1992 products, ongoing work, and other activities regarding older Americans.GAO noted that its FY 1992 activities: (1) covered such issues as income security, health care, housing, social services, employment, and veterans services; (2) included 39 reports on policies and programs directly primarily at the elderl...
Social Security: Causes of Increased Overpayments, 1986 to 1989
HRD-92-107: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) management of debt collection efforts, focusing on: (1) the general causes of and reasons for increases in benefit overpayments; (2) the average amounts and overall range of overpayments and characteristics of individuals who receive overpayments; and (3) whether staff reductions contributed...
Social Security: Need for Better Coordination of Food Stamp Services for Social Security Clients
HRD-92-92: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether: (1) taking food stamp applications for certain supplemental security income applicants at Social Security Administration (SSA) offices is working adequately; (2) Social Security program clients are being adequately informed of the availability of food stamps; (3) taking food stamp applications at SSA offices should be expanded to all S...
Poverty Trends, 1980-88: Changes in Family Composition and Income Sources Among the Poor
PEMD-92-34: Published: Sep 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the size and composition of the poverty population, focusing on: (1) composition changes in regards to population growth, food and housing benefits, and federal taxes; (2) subgroup growth changes or poverty rates; and (3) the effect of proposed statistical adjustments on poverty rates.GAO found that: (1) the poor were likely to live...
Social Security: Racial Difference in Disability Decisions Warrants Further Investigation
HRD-92-56: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the lower allowance rate for black applicants, when compared to white applicants, under the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Programs, focusing on reasons for the racial differences in: (1) state agencies' initial disability decisions; and (2) administrative law judges' (ALJ) appeals de...