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Health Education Employment Social Security Welfare Veterans, Bibliography for the Most Recent 12 Months
D15001: May 14, 1997
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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...
Social Security Disability: Improvements Needed to Continuing Disability Review Process
HEHS-97-1: Published: Oct 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how to improve the Social Security Administration's (SSA) continuing disability reviews (CDR) process for Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries, focusing on: (1) the number and characteristics of individuals who are due for CDR; (2) how SSA selects individuals for and conducts CDR; (3) whether...
Insular Areas Update
GGD-96-184R: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the fiscal arrangements between the U.S. government and American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. GAO found that: (1) the Internal Revenue Service collected $3.3 billion in taxes from Puerto Rico in fiscal year (FY) 1995; (2) the Bureau of Alc...
Medicaid Managed Care: Serving the Disabled Challenges State Programs
HEHS-96-136: Published: Jul 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined state efforts to include disabled Medicaid beneficiaries in prepaid managed care programs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which states are implementing Medicaid prepaid managed care programs for disabled beneficiaries; and (2) steps that have been taken to safeguard the interests of the stakeholder groups.GAO found that: (1) few states have signifi...
SSA Disability: Return-to-Work Strategies From Other Systems May Improve Federal Programs
HEHS-96-133: Published: Jul 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified: (1) key private-sector practices to return disabled workers to the workplace; and (2) other countries' return-to-work strategies for workers with disabilities.GAO found that: (1) U.S. private-sector and foreign return-to-work programs emphasize early intervention to increase workers' motivation to work, setting work goals soon after the disablin...
Income Security Issues: Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997
IAP-96-17: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Income Security issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 and 1997.GAO plans to: (1) promote more efficient, cost-effective government services; (2) evaluate the Social Security Administration's (SSA) services and operations; (3) identify opportunities to manage welfare, retirement, and disability programs more efficiently; (4) evaluate federal and state efforts to preserve families...
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...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1995
HEHS-96-82: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a listing of its fiscal year (FY) 1995 products and ongoing work regarding older Americans.GAO work during FY 1995 covered: (1) such issues as federal government employment activities, health care, housing, income security, and veterans' affairs; and (2) reports directed primarily at older Americans or affecting older Americans as one of several ta...
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...