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Supplemental Security Income: Organizational Culture and Management Inattention Place Program at Continued Risk
T-HEHS-98-146: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the needed changes in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on SSA's efforts to: (1) verify recipients' initial and continuing eligibility for benefits; (2) deter and collect SSI overpayments; and (3) address SSI program fraud and abuse.GAO noted that: (1) the SSI program is at considerable risk of waste, fraud, and mismanagem...
Supplemental Security Income: Review of SSA Regulations Governing Children's Eligibility for the Program
HEHS-97-220R: Published: Sep 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the eligibility criteria in the new Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program regulations to determine their consistency with the law, focusing on: (1) the provisions describing how severe a child's impairment must be in order for the child to qualify for benefits; and (2) public comments on the regulations and interviews with Social Security Ad...
Social Security Disability: Improving Return-to-Work Outcomes Important, but Trade-offs and Challenges Exist
T-HEHS-97-186: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1997.
GAO discussed the challenges and trade-offs facing the Social Security Administration (SSA) in redesigning its disability programs and various alternatives SSA could use in developing strategies to help more people with disabilities to work.GAO noted that: (1) in a series of reports, GAO has discussed how the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs' design and ope...
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...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-11(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of April 15, 1997...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997 and 1998
IAP-97-8: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 and 1998.GAO plans to focus on the following pivotal areas: (1) ensuring that public funds for income security programs are spent efficiently and protected from fraud and abuse; (2) improving the Social Security Administration's service to the public at reduced cost; (3) evaluating the adequacy of Social Security, and p...
Social Security: Disability Programs Lag in Promoting Return to Work
HEHS-97-46: Published: Mar 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
GAO updated information in previous reports regarding the Social Security Administration's (SSA) return-to-work program for Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Although GAO did not independently verify the data used in the analysis of this report, the data cited came from either U.S. government data systems or issue area experts.GAO noted that: (1) desig...
Supplemental Security Income: Long-Standing Problems Put Program at Risk for Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
T-HEHS-97-88: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and GAO's decision to designate the program one of its high-risk areas.GAO noted that: (1) the SSI program has had significant problems in determining initial and continuing financial eligibility because of the agency's reliance on individuals' own reports of their income and resources and failure t...
SSA: Supplemental Security Income--Determining Disability for a Child Under Age 18 and Interim Final Rules with Request for Comments
OGC-97-23: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new interim final rule on determining disability for a child under age 18 for the Supplemental Security Income program. GAO noted that: (1) this rule would implement the childhood disability provisions of sections 211 and 212 of Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconci...
Social Security Administration: Effective Leadership Needed to Meet Daunting Challenges
HEHS-96-196: Published: Sep 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA): (1) progress in meeting challenges; and (2) status as an independent agency.GAO found that: (1) while SSA is starting to manage for results and improve financial accountability, it has not taken steps to contribute to the public debate on the future financing of the Social Security system;...