state relations (41 - 50 of 66 items)
Computer Matching Act: Many States Did Not Comply With 30-Day Notice or Data-Verification Provisions
HRD-91-39: Published: Feb 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated states' implementation of provisions of the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988, focusing on CMPPA notice and data verification provisions for three state-administered welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) as of June 1990, more than half of the states had implemented the CMPPA 30-day notice for denial or termination of bene...
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 Reform: Alabama's Demonstration Project
HRD-89-129BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Alabama's proposed Avenues to Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training Services (ASSETS), a welfare reform demonstration project intended to: (1) simplify and consolidate the administration of federal welfare programs; and (2) provide recipients with greater incentive and ability to succeed in society.GAO found that Alabam...
Child Support: State Progress in Developing Automated Enforcement Systems
HRD-89-10FS: Published: Feb 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the automation status of states' child support enforcement programs and their views on and reasons for progress or lack of progress.GAO found that: (1) as of May 1988, all of the 54 state systems reviewed used some automation for their programs; (2) 2 of the state systems were fully operational, 14 were mostly operational, 15 were in the develop...
Welfare Reform: Projected Effects of Requiring AFDC for Unemployed Parents Nationwide
HRD-88-88BR: Published: May 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) available estimates of the cost of requiring states to adopt the optional Aid to Families with Dependent Children for Unemployed Parents Program (AFDC-UP); and (2) research on the effects of AFDC-UP on families.GAO found that: (1) it could not determine the reliability of the cost estimates it reviewed because they used different assumption...
Welfare: Summary of Administrative Problems Discussed in Past GAO Reports
HRD-88-29BR: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized the administrative problems it discussed in past reports on public assistance programs; and (2) provided questions for Congress to consider concerning welfare reform proposals.GAO found that the problems included: (1) overlapping of legislative and oversight responsibilities and a lack of consistency in terminology and definitions between...
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...
Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Federal Policy
T-HRD-87-9: Published: Feb 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1987.
GAO discussed work programs for Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) beneficiaries. GAO noted that: (1) its audit work focused on state-administered work incentive programs; (2) AFDC work programs served only about 22 percent of AFDC recipients in 1985; (3) an unknown proportion of work incentive participants received no services other than orientation or assessment; (4) current...
Managing Welfare: Issues and Alternatives for Reforming Quality Control Systems
HRD-86-117BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control systems states use to administer the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, and Food Stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) the administration established comprehensive quality control systems for AFDC in 1973, and for Medicaid and Food Stamps in 1978; (2) by 1984, error rates for all three programs had dropped...