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Children Receiving SSI by State
HEHS-96-144R: Published: May 15, 1996. Publicly Released: May 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proportion of children in each state who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) states with the largest populations have the highest numbers of children on SSI; and (2) less populated states have the highest proportions of children on SSI...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-33: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-saving opportunities in welfare, disability, and child support programs; (2) reduce fraud and abuse in disability programs through computer matching and fraud prevention programs; (3) examine ways to remove medically improved individuals from disability rolls; (4) identify ways t...
HEHS-95-162R: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided further information on the incomes and relative poverty status of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in comparison with nonAFDC working poor families. GAO noted that: (1) there are nearly 80 means-tested programs targeting assistance to various groups of low-income families; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the public as...
Welfare to Work: Participants' Characteristics and Services Provided in JOBS
HEHS-95-93: Published: May 2, 1995. Publicly Released: May 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (JOBS), focusing on: (1) who is being served by JOBS; (2) the services JOBS participants receive and the extent to which their needs are being met; and (3) the implications of serving participants in a time-limited benefit system.GAO found that: (1) most adult Aid to Families with Dependent Children (A...
Medicaid: Restructuring Approaches Leave Many Questions
HEHS-95-103: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various proposals for restructuring the Medicaid Program, focusing on the: (1) different restructuring approaches and their implications for federal-state financing and program administration; and (2) need to establish a reserve fund to offset state tax losses and increased enrollments.GAO found that: (1) using block grants to fund s...
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...
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...
Millions Can Be Saved by Improving the Productivity of State and Local Governments Administering Federal Income Maintenance Assistance Programs
AFMD-81-51: Published: Jun 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1981.
GAO reviewed three State-administered Federal income maintenance programs whose administrative costs are fully paid or shared by the Federal Government: the Unemployment Insurance (UI), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and Food Stamp programs. The objective of the review was to demonstrate that many opportunities exist for improving productivity in State and local management of Fede...
Review of Selected Aspects of Low Income Energy Assistance
HRD-80-123: Published: Sep 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1980.
GAO reviewed the 1980 Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEA) Program, with particular concentration on the Special Energy Allowance payments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. GAO also examined the energy assistance payments to Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients.The 1980 LIEA program established categorical eligibility for participants in the SSI program. States...