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An Evaluation of the 1981 AFDC Changes: Final Report
PEMD-85-4: Published: Jul 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated changes that the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 made to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program to: (1) estimate the effect of the changes on the national AFDC case load and outlays; (2) determine whether the changes in the treatment of earned income influenced the work effort of either the cases that the act removed...
Request for Information on What GAO Can Do To Bring About Proper Handling of Welfare Program Funds
HRD-76-178: Published: Oct 27, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
U.S. Representative Delbert Latta requested information about what GAO can do to bring about proper handling of welfare program funds. The basic purposes of GAO within the Federal Government, as well as outside the Federal Government, are outlined. GAO has made reviews and issues reports containing recommendations to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of Federal welfare programs....
Public Assistance Benefits Vary Widely From State to State, but Generally Exceed the Poverty Line
HRD-81-6: Published: Nov 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1980.
GAO analyzed over 1,000 active Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) cases in 13 states to determine the collective benefits actually received by those families. GAO also analyzed, through hypothetical situations, the effect that working would have on benefits received from certain groups of public assistance programs. States control the amount of AFDC payments to welfare families, the st...