Public assistance programs (21 - 30 of 76 items)
Food Stamp Overpayments: Households in Different States Collect Benefits for the Same Individuals
RCED-98-228: Published: Aug 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on ineligible individuals who are improperly participating in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) determining how many individuals were included as members of food stamp households in more than one state during 1996 and the estimated value of the benefits that were improperly issued to those house...
Welfare Reform: Many States Continue Some Federal or State Benefits for Immigrants
HEHS-98-132: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and the impact its restrictions would have on immigrant children and their families, focusing on: (1) the options states chose regarding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid benefits for immigrants and state-funded assistance available to...
Medicaid: Early Implications of Welfare Reform for Beneficiaries and States
HEHS-98-62: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Medicaid-related actions states have taken in the first year of welfare reform, focusing on: (1) the Medicaid related options the welfare reform law gave states and the approaches states have taken; (2) the implications of these states choices for Medicaid eligibles and for the states' administrative processes; and (3) steps states have taken o...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-11(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Welfare Reform: States' Early Experiences With Benefit Termination
HEHS-97-74: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' early experiences with waiver provisions for Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) benefit termination under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, focusing on: (1) those families whose benefits have been terminated and why; (2) federal or state benefits that are available and are being received after...
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...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Minnesota's Family Investment Program
RCED-96-54: Published: Feb 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1996.
GAO examined the methodologies that Minnesota used for estimating the costs that would have been incurred if it had not implemented the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), focusing on whether: (1) Minnesota implemented the agreed-upon methodologies; (2) Minnesota reasonably estimated fiscal year (FY) 1994 Food Stamp Program costs; and (3) the Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid Minnesota...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-14(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of October 2, 1995...
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 Programs: Opportunities to Consolidate and Increase Program Efficiencies
HEHS-95-139: Published: May 31, 1995. Publicly Released: May 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed low-income families' participation in multiple welfare programs, focusing on: (1) program inefficiencies; and (2) issues to consider in consolidating welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) federal expenditures for the 80 welfare programs that provide assistance to low-income recipients totalled $223 billion in 1993; (2) many low-income families are e...