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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...
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...
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...
Food Assistance Programs: Recipient and Expert Views on Food Assistance at Four Indian Reservations
RCED-90-152: Published: Jun 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed food assistance programs on four Indian reservations, focusing on: (1) households that participated in the programs; (2) the programs' effects on hunger and the health of Indians on the four reservations; and (3) the availability of nutrition education.GAO found that: (1) the Food Stamp Program and the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPI...
Puerto Rico: Background Information on Applicable Federal Legislation, Its Governmental Structure, and Its Finances
T-HRD-90-7: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
GAO discussed Puerto Rico's relationship with the federal government, focusing on social programs and tax laws, and Puerto Rico's government structure compared to the 50 states, as a background for political status deliberations. GAO noted that: (1) federal spending totals about 30 percent of Puerto Rico's gross national product; (2) islanders and U.S. corporations conducting business in Puerto Ri...
Welfare: Relationships and Incomes in Households With AFDC Recipients and Others
HRD-88-78: Published: May 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed Census Bureau data on households composed of both Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients and persons not receiving AFDC to determine: (1) whether household members not receiving AFDC were related to AFDC recipients and, if so, how; and (2) the incomes of the AFDC recipients and the non-AFDC household members.GAO found that: (1...
Welfare Eligibility: Programs Treat Indian Tribal Trust Fund Payments Inconsistently
HRD-88-38: Published: May 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent, size, nature, and frequency of payments Indian tribes and organizations received from certain tribal trust funds; (2) how various federal welfare programs treated the payments in determining program eligibility; and (3) the reasons for legislated special exclusions of such payments.GAO found that: (1) from 1984 thr...
Work and Welfare: Analysis of AFDC Employment Programs in Four States
HRD-88-33FS: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four states' Work Incentive (WIN) Programs, specifically the: (1) Massachusetts Employment and Training Choices (ET) Program; (2) Michigan Opportunity and Skills Training (MOST) Program; (3) the Texas Employment Services Program; and (4) Oregon JOBS Program.GAO found that: (1) Massachusetts and Michigan provided multiple services and had more fu...
Improvements Needed in the SSI Oral Inquiry Process
120144: Feb 6, 1979
In April 1978, the Social Security Administration implemented a proposed regulation which affords persons making an oral inquiry about their possible eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits the same protection as a person making a written inquiry; that is, an opportunity to have their benefits computed from the date of inquiry provided they are found eligible after filing an ap...