Disadvantaged persons (11 - 20 of 33 items)
SSA Initiatives to Identify Coaching
HEHS-96-96R: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on two Social Security Administration (SSA) initiatives to identify and process reports of parents coaching their children to fake mental impairments to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO found that: (1) SSA asked state disability determination services to identify cases of suspected or alleged coaching; (2) SS...
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...
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...
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...
Welfare Reform: Implications of Proposals on Legal Immigrants' Benefits
HEHS-95-58: Published: Feb 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of proposed welfare reform legislation on legal immigrant welfare recipients, focusing on: (1) legal immigrants' and citizens' use of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs; (2) the numbers of legal immigrants receiving SSI or AFDC benefits; (3) the immigrant recipients that cou...
Child Care: Child Care Subsidies Increase Likelihood That Low-Income Mothers Will Work
HEHS-95-20: Published: Dec 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether child care subsidies increase the likelihood that low-income mothers will work, focusing on the probability that poor and near-poor mothers will work as their child care expenditures change.GAO found that: (1) reducing child care costs increases the likelihood that poor, near-poor, and nonpoor mothers will work; (2) providing a full subsidy...
Child Care: Current System Could Undermine Goals of Welfare Reform
T-HEHS-94-238: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1994.
GAO discussed child care subsidies for low-income families, focusing on: (1) the effect of child care subsidy rates on the employment of low-income women; and (2) how well current child care subsidy programs are working for low-income families. GAO noted that: (1) child care subsidies can dramatically affect whether low-income women work; (2) despite significant funding from subsidy programs, only...
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: 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...