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TANF and Child Welfare Programs: Increased Data Sharing Could Improve Access to Benefits and Services
GAO-12-2: Published: Oct 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2011.
In 2010, over 40 percent of families receiving cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program were "child-only," meaning the adults in the household were not included in the benefit calculation, and aid was provided only for the children. TANF and child welfare programs provide cash assistance and other services that support children living with nonparent caregi...
Unemployment Insurance: Enhancing Program Performance by Focusing on Improper Payments and Reemployment Services
GAO-06-696T: Published: May 4, 2006. Publicly Released: May 4, 2006.
Unemployment Insurance (UI) has been a key component in ensuring the financial security of America's workforce for over 70 years. In fiscal year 2004, UI covered about 129 million wage and salary workers and paid about $41 billion in benefits to nearly 9 million workers who lost their jobs. The Department of Labor (Labor) and states have a shared responsibility to enhance UI program performance by...
SSI Children: Multiple Factors Affect Families' Costs for Disability-Related Services
HEHS-99-99: Published: Jun 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the factors affecting families' costs for disability-related services, focusing on: (1) the disability-related expenses incurred by families of children on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that are not covered by federal, state, and local programs serving children with disabilities and the factors that influence the level of such...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-11(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Calendar Years 1995 and 1996
HEHS-98-101R: Published: Mar 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a compilation of GAO products from calendar years 1995 and 1996 on programs and issues affecting older Americans and their families.GAO noted that: (1) its work on these programs reflects the broad range and importance of federal programs for older Americans; (2) some federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are directed primarily at...
Supplemental Security Income: Timely Data Could Prevent Millions in Overpayments to Nursing Home Residents
HEHS-97-62: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed overpayments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in nursing homes and other medical treatment institutions, focusing on: (1) the extent of such overpayments; (2) the success or failure of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions in preventing and detecting these overpayments; and (3) the methods by which SSA can better preven...
Older Americans Act Funding Formula
HEHS-96-137R: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how proposed changes to the funding formula for title III of the Older Americans Act would affect equity in state funding and per-person-in-need income. GAO found that: (1) the proposed formula changes would improve funding equity and target more aid to the elderly in the oldest age groups and low-income states; (2) the formula chang...
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...
Supplemental Security Income: Noncitizens Have Been a Major Source of Caseload Growth
T-HEHS-96-88: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the rapid growth in the number of noncitizen receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) noncitizens are the fastest growing segment of SSI beneficiaries, with an average annual growth rate of 15 percent since 1986; (2) noncitizens represent about one-third of aged SSI recipients and about 5.5 percent of disabled SSI...
HEHS-95-228R: Published: Jul 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to reduce backlogs at its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). GAO noted that: (1) past SSA efforts to reduce backlogs and decrease case processing times included shifting OHA resources, making process changes to improve productivity, hiring more administrative law judges (ALJ) and support staff,...