Welfare recipients (21 - 30 of 39 items)
Families on Welfare: Teenage Mothers Least Likely to Become Self-Sufficient
HEHS-94-115: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on: (1) who is currently receiving support under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program; and (2) whether the characteristics of the AFDC population have changed in recent years.GAO found that: (1) women who gave birth as teenagers make up nearly half of the AFDC caseload; (2) women who gave birth as teenagers are les...
Welfare to Work: States Move Unevenly to Serve Teen Parents in JOBS
HRD-93-74: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have enrolled young mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in JOBS and helped them to complete their secondary education; (2) the approaches states have used to serve teen parents in JOBS; and (3) barriers to teen pa...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...
Welfare Benefits: States Need Social Security's Death Data to Avoid Payment Error or Fraud
HRD-91-73: Published: Apr 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1991.
GAO reviewed the feasibility of computer matching Social Security Administration (SSA) death data with benefit payment files for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia benefit programs to determine whether states paid welfare benefits to deceased recipients.GAO found that: (1) between January 1986 and December 1987, the 3 states continued benefit payments at least 2 months after SSA file...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Washington's Family Independence Program
RCED-90-84: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program's progress in achieving cost neutrality in Washington under its Family Independence Program (FIP), focusing on the: (1) methods for establishing the amount of benefit and administrative costs that Washington would have incurred for food stamps in the absence of FIP; and (2) accuracy of the data and the methods used to calcu...
Welfare: Relationships and Incomes in Households With AFDC Recipients and Others
HRD-88-78: Published: May 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed Census Bureau data on households composed of both Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients and persons not receiving AFDC to determine: (1) whether household members not receiving AFDC were related to AFDC recipients and, if so, how; and (2) the incomes of the AFDC recipients and the non-AFDC household members.GAO found that: (1...
Welfare: Income and Relative Poverty Status of AFDC Families
HRD-88-9: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) incomes of recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits; (2) major programs and other sources of AFDC recipients' incomes and how this income affected total incomes; (3) how AFDC recipient incomes compared with the poverty line, other welfare recipient incomes, and nonwelfare family incomes; and (4) welfare policy impl...
Welfare Simplification: States' Views on Coordinating Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-87-110FS: Published: Jul 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized states' responses to selected questions on efforts to integrate services under six human resources programs which provide benefits to low-income families.GAO found that: (1) 23 states have integrated all their service delivery units for the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Medicaid programs; (2) 48 states would like to...
Integration of Services for Low-Income Families
T-HRD-87-19: Published: Aug 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1987.
GAO discussed its investigation of the status of integration of services for low-income families and states' views on actions needed to enhance such integration. GAO surveyed states' views on four types of service integration applicable to a variety of public assistance programs, including: (1) collocation of delivery units; (2) coapplication; (3) coeligibility determinations; and (4) single case...
Welfare Eligibility: Deficit Reduction Act Income Verification Issues
HRD-87-79FS: Published: May 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on federal and state agencies' efforts to implement the data exchange provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, focusing on: (1) coordination, resource, and procedural problems related to providing and using federal data; (2) the states' ability to effectively use, control, verify, and keep confidential large amounts of data; and (3) the...