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Welfare Reform: Outcomes for TANF Recipients with Impairments
GAO-02-884: Published: Jul 8, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2002.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grants to states, which emphasizes work and responsibility over dependence on government benefits. GAO found that impairments are common among TANF recipients and their children, with 44 percent of TANF recipients reporting that they or their children had imp...
Means-Tested Programs: Determining Financial Eligibility Is Cumbersome and Can Be Simplified
GAO-02-58: Published: Nov 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2001.
About 80 means-tested federal programs assisted low-income people in 1998. GAO reviewed 11 programs that assisted families and individuals with income, food, medical assistance, and housing. Despite substantial overlap in the populations they serve, the 11 programs varied significantly in their financial eligibility rules. At the most basic level, the dollar levels of the income limits--the maximu...
Welfare Reform: State Sanction Policies and Number of Families Affected
HEHS-00-44: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state sanctions for families under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program who do not comply with the program's requirements, focusing on: (1) state sanction policies under TANF; (2) state procedures to reconcile noncompliance before imposing sanctions and state policies on families' right to appeal sanctions; (3)...
Supplemental Security Income: Additional Actions Needed to Reduce Program Vulnerability to Fraud and Abuse
HEHS-99-151: Published: Sep 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program's vulnerability to fraud and abuse, focusing on: (1) the extent to which SSI is vulnerable to individuals who obtain eligibility by feigning disabilities with the help of middlemen and medical providers; (2) the Social Security Administration's (SSA) methods for preventing, detecting, an...
SSI Children: Multiple Factors Affect Families' Costs for Disability-Related Services
HEHS-99-99: Published: Jun 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the factors affecting families' costs for disability-related services, focusing on: (1) the disability-related expenses incurred by families of children on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that are not covered by federal, state, and local programs serving children with disabilities and the factors that influence the level of such...
Welfare Reform: Public Assistance Benefits Provided to Recently Naturalized Citizens
HEHS-99-102: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number of recently naturalized citizens receiving benefits from four major public assistance programs (Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Food Stamps) compared with that of the native-born population in 1997; and (2) estimated annual cost to the federal and state...
Social Security Disability: Multiple Factors Affect Return to Work
T-HEHS-99-82: Published: Mar 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed return-to-work issues facing the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, focusing on: (1) structural and operational weaknesses in the current DI and SSI programs that impede return to work; (2) factors that working beneficiaries believe are helpful in becoming and staying employed; and (3) challenges that exist...
Supplemental Security Income: Increased Receipt and Reporting of Child Support Could Reduce Payments
HEHS-99-11: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1999.
GAO provided information on: (1) opportunities for increasing the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) single-parent families receiving child support and for improving the reporting of such support to the Social Security Administration (SSA); (2) the potential for reducing SSI payments by increasing the extent to which SSI children in single-parent families are served by the Child Support...
Child Welfare: Early Experiences Implementing a Managed Care Approach
HEHS-99-8: Published: Oct 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the states' efforts to implement managed care into their child welfare systems, focusing on determining the: (1) extent to which public agencies are using managed care to provide child welfare services; (2) financial and service delivery arrangements being used under a managed care approach; and (3) challenges child welfare agencies face as they de...
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: The Cost of Mismanagement
AIMD-98-265R: Published: Sep 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on examples of the cost of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in major federal programs.GAO noted that: (1) fraud and abuse in the Department of Agriculture's Food Stamp Program generally occurs in the form of either overpayments to recipients or trafficking, that is, exchanging food stamps for cash or other nonfood items; (2) forgon...