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General Accounting Office Reviews of Domestic Food Assistance Programs
123992: Apr 25, 1984
Testimony was given on GAO work relating to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food assistance programs, including reports on: (1) overissued Food Stamp Program benefits; (2) wage matching, collections, and corrective action plans in the Food Stamp Program; (3) error-rate sanction systems for needs-based programs; (4) benefit targeting and related issues in the Special Supplemental Fo...
Observations on the National School Lunch Program's Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System
124037: Sep 7, 1983
GAO conducted a survey to obtain information on the operation of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System (AIMS), which it implemented under interim regulations which established four standards to improve the management of the National School Lunch Program and ensure correct claims for federal program reimbursement. These standards provide that: (1) app...
Several States Have Not Properly Implemented Certain AFDC Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
HRD-83-56: Published: Jun 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of provisions of title XXIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, which affects the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program.GAO found variances in the way some states implemented the following provisions: (1) the 150-percent income limit for eligibility; (2) the treatment of lump-sum income tax refunds as either a resource or income for e...
State Drawdowns and Use of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
HRD-82-100: Published: Jul 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1982.
GAO reviewed State drawdowns of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for fiscal year 1982.Based on information from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), GAO determined that the 50 States and the District of Columbia had drawn $1.24 billion from their original allocation of $1.733 billion and $82 million from their supplemental allocation of $122 million. Thirty-se...
Information on Programs Involved in the President's Swap Proposal
CED-82-71: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and Medicaid Programs which described: program growth by State, differences in benefit levels among the States, degree of correlation between program growth and unemployment, administrative structure of each program, the extent to which recipients of the F...
Analysis of Four States' Administration of the AFDC Program: Management Improving but More Needs To Be Done
HRD-82-20: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) program management in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York in terms of differences in management practices, agency organization, and employee accountability as they related to administrative costs and the level of erroneous payments.Each State is required to have an AFDC operational plan which is deemed to be...
Labor Needs To Improve Its Oversight of New Hampshire's Denials of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
HRD-82-10: Published: Nov 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed the nonmonetary determinations and appeals processes of the the unemployment insurance program administered by the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security (DES) to determine whether: (1) eligible applicants were being denied unemployment benefits; and (2) complaints about the appeals process were valid. In addition, GAO made a limited review of the Department of Labor's qualit...
Intertitle Transfers--A Way for States To Increase Federal Funding for Social Services
HRD-81-116: Published: Jul 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1981.
GAO initiated a review of the extent and magnitude of transfers of social services costs from title XX of the Social Security Act to other funding sources. These intertitle transfers are the costs of social services historically charged to social services programs which, subsequent to the ceiling on social services, are now being charged to other Federal funding sources. Federal social services co...
HHS' Action To Implement GAO's Recommendations Concerning the National Recipient System Has Been Curtailed--A New System Is Being Proposed
HRD-81-89: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: May 27, 1981.
In a prior report, GAO made recommendations to the former Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare concerning a proposal to implement a National Recipient System (NRS). NRS was to be a computerized system developed and maintained at the Federal level designed to help States and territories reduce fraud, abuse, and error in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) pro...
The Child Care Food Program
111912: Mar 26, 1980
The Child Care Food Program, one of several child nutrition programs funded and administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the nutritional intake of the Nation's children, provides commodities and financial assistance to food service programs serving children in day care centers, headstart centers, centers for the handicapped, and family day care homes. The program, which oper...