Disadvantaged persons (21 - 30 of 60 items)
Teen Mothers: Selected Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Risk Factors
HEHS-98-141: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided social and demographic information about teen mothers, focusing on: (1) trends in birth rates for teens; (2) a profile of teen mothers; and (3) factors, such as education or family background, that may influence the likelihood of teen motherhood.GAO noted that: (1) although the birth rate for teenage women decreased 41 percent from the late 1950s t...
Medicaid: Projected Cost of Expanding Coverage for Children
HEHS-97-170R: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of additional children who would be covered under an expanded Medicaid program and Medicaid spending per child on a state-by-state basis.GAO noted that: (1) there are 32.3 million children under age 18 living in families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level and currently not enrolled in Medicaid; (2)...
SSA Disability: Program Redesign Necessary to Encourage Return to Work
HEHS-96-62: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, focusing on program weaknesses that impede the Social Security Administration (SSA) from identifying and expanding beneficiaries' return-to-work capabilities.GAO found that: (1) between 1985 and 1994, the combined DI and SSI beneficiary pop...
Supplemental Security Income: Some Recipients Transfer Valuable Resources to Qualify for Benefits
HEHS-96-79: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the number of SSI recipients reporting resource transfers; (2) the kind and worth of resources being transferred; and (3) the possible savings resulting from a reinstatement of the SSI transfer-of-resources restriction.GAO found that: (1) while the number of SSI recipients reporting r...
PASS Program: SSA Work Incentive for Disabled Beneficiaries Poorly Managed
HEHS-96-51: Published: Feb 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) Program, focusing on: (1) SSA management of the program and its impact on employment of the disabled; and (2) the program's vulnerability to abuse.GAO found that: (1) SSA has poorly implemented and managed the PASS program and has not given its field office staff ad...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Spur States Toward Program Restructuring
T-HEHS-96-75: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1996.
GAO discussed how states are addressing rising Medicaid costs, focusing on the: (1) federal mandates that have led to Medicaid cost growth; (2) states' use of section 1115 waivers for managed care programs; and (3) states' experiences with section 1115 managed care programs. GAO noted that: (1) federal mandates, medical price inflation, and higher provider reimbursements have contributed to rising...
Welfare to Work: Approaches That Help Teenage Mothers Complete High School
HEHS/PEMD-95-202: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on local programs that help teenage mothers complete their secondary education as a step toward self-sufficiency.GAO found that: (1) communities have responded to the growth of unwed teenage mothers by creating programs to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency by completing their secondary education; (2) three of the five programs...
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...
Supplemental Security Income: Growth and Changes in Recipient Population Call for Reexamining Program
HEHS-95-137: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
GAO provided information on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on the factors contributing to caseload growth and changes in the characteristics of SSI recipients.GAO found that: (1) congressional actions and court decisions have broadened the population eligible for SSI program; (2) Congress has mandated outreach and publicity efforts to help overcome barriers to getting SSI...
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...