Disadvantaged persons (21 - 30 of 33 items)
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...
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...
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 Disability: Growing Funding and Administrative Problems
T-HRD-92-28: Published: Apr 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1992.
GAO discussed financial and administrative problems facing the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs. GAO noted that: (1) factors that have led to increases in trust fund expenditures include rising disability application rates due to recent increases in unemployment rates, rising allowance rates at the state disability determination services and administrative law judge level...
Social Security: District Managers' Views on Outreach for Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-91-19FS: Published: Oct 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided details of its telephone survey on the outreach activities for the Supplemental Security Income program carried out by field offices of the Social Security Administration (SSA).The GAO survey disclosed that: (1) SSA field offices implemented a wide range of outreach activities, but there was no clear consensus on which activity was the most effecti...
The Social Security Administration's Supplemental Security Income Outreach Activities
T-HRD-90-22: Published: Apr 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1990.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to inform the public about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) studies indicated that 35 to 50 percent of persons eligible for SSI benefits were not participating in the program; (2) frequently cited reasons for nonparticipation included elderly persons' lack of awareness of the benefits and their eligibi...
Social Security Disability: Denied Applicants' Health and Financial Status Compared With Beneficiaries'
HRD-90-2: Published: Nov 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the employment, health, and financial status of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, denied applicants, and terminated beneficiaries.GAO found that: (1) virtually all 1,081 individuals receiving SSDI benefits in 1984 who responded to a 1987 survey reported that they were unemployed, while 58 percent of 1,109 den...
Food Stamp Program: Results of the Simplified Application Demonstration Project
RCED-87-102: Published: Jun 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the design and implementation of the Food Stamp Program's Simplified Application Demonstration Project, which Congress authorized to reduce administrative costs and errors in program eligibility and benefit determinations.GAO found that the project: (1) simplified eligibility determinations by deeming applicants eligible if they were already eligib...
Legislative and Administrative Changes To Improve Verification of Welfare Recipients' Income Could Save Hundreds of Millions
HRD-82-9: Published: Jan 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the manner in which income and asset information is used and verified by administering agencies to determine eligibility for federal assistance programs which provide benefits to needy individuals and families.GAO found that: (1) underreporting of income and assets by recipients of benefits from needs-based programs, whether deliberate or otherwise...