Supplemental security income (41 - 50 of 80 items)
Supplemental Security Income: Noncitizens Have Been a Major Source of Caseload Growth
T-HEHS-96-88: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the rapid growth in the number of noncitizen receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) noncitizens are the fastest growing segment of SSI beneficiaries, with an average annual growth rate of 15 percent since 1986; (2) noncitizens represent about one-third of aged SSI recipients and about 5.5 percent of disabled SSI...
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...
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...
SSA's Rehabilitation Programs
HEHS-95-253R: Published: Sep 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Research Demonstration Program (RDP) and Project Network (PN). GAO noted that: (1) SSA intended for RDP to cover a broad array of populations, use a wide range of methodologies, and test a variety of interventions in order to educate the agency about rehabilitation and employment techniques,...
Supplemental Security Income: Disability Program Vulnerable to Applicant Fraud When Middlemen Are Used
HEHS-95-116: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed fraudulent claims for disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the extent of fraudulent applications submitted by non-English speaking immigrants using middlemen; (2) factors that contribute to SSI vulnerability to such fraudulent applications; and (3) government initiatives to combat such fraudulen...
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...
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...
Medicaid Managed Care: More Competition and Oversight Would Improve California's Expansion Plan
HEHS-95-87: Published: Apr 28, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed California's Medicaid managed care program, focusing on: (1) state oversight of managed care contractors; (2) state plans for expansion; and (3) key issues in implementing the expanded program.GAO found that: (1) California plans a major expansion of its Medi-Cal managed care program in selected counties; (2) by the end of 1996, the number of enrol...