State-administered programs (51 - 60 of 75 items)
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Food Stamp Program: Statistical Validity of Agriculture's Payment Error-Rate Estimates
RCED-87-4: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control (QC) system that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) used to set fiscal year (FY) 1984 error rates in Food Stamp Program benefit payments and to assess sanctions against states for their errors.GAO noted that FNS annually estimates each state's food stamp payment error rate in a two-step process, using statistically selected...
Food Stamp Program: Refinements Needed To Improve Accuracy of Quality Control Error Rates
RCED-86-195: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO discussed the reliability of the Food Stamp Program's error rates, which served as the basis for sanctions that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) assessed against states for excessive errors they made in determining fiscal year 1984 program eligibility and benefit levels.GAO found that: (1) in the three states it evaluated, the federal and state quality control reviews (QCR) were generally...
Welfare Simplification: Service Integration Demonstrations Under the 1984 Deficit Reduction Act
HRD-86-125BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) funding and monitoring of integration demonstration projects in five states. The demonstration projects will develop ways to ensure that an applicant for services under one program has access to available services under other programs by eliminating programmatic fragmentation. GAO...
[Comments on H.R. 4929 and H.R. 4986]
B-219521: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on two proposed bills that would change the employment-related programs for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits. One bill would require each state to establish a comprehensive work program with a central intake and registration process and with services selected on the basis of applicability to individual clien...
Low Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to 1984 Amendments
HRD-86-92: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated states' use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEA) Block Grant, focusing on the effects of: (1) 1984 amendments to the block grant legislation; (2) budget reductions that the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act requires; and (3) a $2.1-billion oil overcharge settlement.The 1984 amendments: (1) changed the fund allocation...
Current Status of the Federal/State Arrangement for Administering the Social Security Disability Programs
HRD-85-71: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of four state disability determination services (DDS) and the oversight responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine: (1) the effectiveness of the joint federal/state administration of the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs; and (2) whether the federal governme...
A Comprehensive Approach Needed for Further Productivity Improvements in the Unemployment Insurance Program
HRD-85-8: Published: Oct 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's utilization of resources in its implementation of the federal-state Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.GAO found that states administering the program have achieved significant productivity increases over the past 20 years, although there is potential for further improvement. GAO noted that there remain significant differences in productivity rates among sta...
Community Services Block Grant: New State Role Brings Program and Administrative Changes
HRD-84-76: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress which 13 states are making in implementing the community services block grant as authorized by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981.GAO found that, despite the fact that the 1982 and 1983 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) appropriations were approximately 30-percent below the 1981 level, the 13 states generally chose not...
Better Wage-Matching Systems and Procedures Would Enhance Food Stamp Program Integrity
RCED-84-112: Published: Sep 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1984.
GAO reviewed states' wage-matching activities in the Food Stamp Program to determine whether the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) and states' wage-matching efforts have effectively addressed the benefit overissuance problem. GAO also analyzed the effectiveness of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program matching operations on a smaller scale.GAO found that underreporting of benefic...