Eligibility criteria (21 - 30 of 48 items)
Welfare and Taxes: Extending Benefits and Taxes to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa
HRD-87-60: Published: Sep 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the potential effects of fully extending Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, foster care, Child Support Enforcement, and Food Stamp benefits, and federal income taxes, to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.GAO found that: (1) federal costs would increase due to higher...
Social Security: Implementation of New Mental Impairment Criteria for Disability Benefits
HRD-86-75BR: Published: May 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Social Security Administration's (SSA) implementation of changes to methods used in evaluating claims relating to mental impairments for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs, as mandated by the Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act of 1984.GAO found that: (1) although SSA ma...
Need for More Uniform Application of the Presumptive Disability Provision of the Supplemental Security Income Program
MWD-76-2: Published: Oct 16, 1975. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Discontinuing Social Security's Currently Insured Benefit Provision Would Save Millions and Eliminate Inequities
HRD-82-51: Published: Apr 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) eligibility insurance provisions, known as the currently insured provision.The currently insured benefit eligibility insurance provision no longer has relevance. Discontinuance of the provision could save SSA trust funds about $180 million through 1990 and will not affect survivors now receiving benefits. Further, discontinuance will end some...
Insights Gained in Workfare Demonstration Projects
CED-81-117: Published: Jul 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1981.
The Food Stamp Act of 1977 requires that the workfare concept, in which food stamp recipients will be required to work on public service jobs for the value of their food stamp benefits, be tested in 14 pilot projects. GAO reviewed the first year's operation of the Food Stamp Workfare Demonstration, focusing on the operating results of seven demonstration sites, problems in measuring workfare benef...
Ohio's 1981 Home Energy Assistance Program
HRD-81-122: Published: Jul 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
GAO was asked to review Ohio's handling of its 1981 Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Concern had been expressed as to the delays surrounding Ohio's initial request for and receipt of Federal funds, delays in program implementation, initial use of available Federal program funds, and planned use of the remaining unexpended Federal funds. Under the Home Energy Assistance Act, the Secretary of H...
Minimum Social Security Benefits
114746: Mar 26, 1981
In 1979, GAO recommended that Congress eliminate the minimum benefits for new social security beneficiaries. Unlike the President's proposal which applied to present and future beneficiaries, the GAO recommendation applied only to future beneficiaries. GAO found that the minimum benefit provision, which was intended to help the poor, has in recent years mainly benefited retired government workers...
Action Needed To Resolve Problem of Outstanding Supplemental Security Income Checks
HRD-81-58: Published: Mar 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1981.
Several proposals before the 96th Congress would have placed a time limit on the negotiation of Federal Government checks issued monthly to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. However, none of the proposals were enacted. Under present legislation, these and other Government checks are payable without time limitations. GAO conducted a review designed to quantify the number and amount of...
Millions Can Be Saved by Identifying Supplemental Security Income Recipients Owning Too Many Assets
HRD-81-4: Published: Feb 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1981.
In fiscal year 1979, an estimated $125 million was overpaid to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who owned assets, such as bank accounts and real property, valued in excess of the limitations allowed for program eligibility. GAO assessed the adequacy of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to reduce problems causing these overpayments.GAO found that an estimated $47 milli...
Military Personnel Eligible for Food Stamps
FPCD-81-27: Published: Dec 9, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
There have been reports that from 100,000 to as many as 275,000 military families are eligible to receive food stamps. This implies that the Federal Government is paying its military members a poverty wage, a fact that could adversely affect the service's ability to attract and retain personnel. GAO evaluated the validity of the most widely quoted estimates, prepared its own estimate, and examined...