Supplemental security income (21 - 30 of 33 items)
More Diligent Followup Needed To Weed Out Ineligible SSA Disability Beneficiaries
HRD-81-48: Published: Mar 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1981.
The Disability Insurance program (DI), administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), was established in 1954 to prevent the erosion of retirement benefits of wage earners who become disabled and are prevented from continuing payments into their social security account. The program was expanded in 1956 to authorize cash benefit payments to the disabled. Applications for disability benef...
Millions Can Be Saved by Identifying Supplemental Security Income Recipients Owning Too Many Assets
HRD-81-4: Published: Feb 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1981.
In fiscal year 1979, an estimated $125 million was overpaid to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who owned assets, such as bank accounts and real property, valued in excess of the limitations allowed for program eligibility. GAO assessed the adequacy of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to reduce problems causing these overpayments.GAO found that an estimated $47 milli...
Implementing GAO's Recommendations on the Social Security Administration's Programs Could Save Billions
HRD-81-37: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
Income security programs account for over one-third of the federal budget. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers some of the largest income security programs, including Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). GAO has issued numerous reports recommending changes in SSA income security progra...
U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
Changes Needed To Prevent Commuters and Transients From Receiving Supplemental Security Income
HRD-80-15: Published: Jan 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1980.
A review was made of the adequacy of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) policies, procedures, and practices for determining whether Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients remain outside the United States for 30 or more consecutive days and thus are ineligible for the benefits.No significant problems were found in the SSA operation for detecting recipients outside the United States f...
Indirect Costs of the Social Security Administration's Disability Programs Are Excessive and Should Be Reduced
HRD-80-23: Published: Nov 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1979.
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) reimburses states for costs they incur in making disability decisions under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. HEW negotiators are responsible for approving plans for almost all indirect costs affecting the disability programs. GAO visited six states which together accounted for about 55 percent...
Selected Federal Accounts: Past Outlays and GAO Recommendations
PAD-79-73: Published: Sep 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1979.
GAO was requested to examine the 10 largest spending programs in each of the 12 cabinet-level departments, track expenditure growth in these programs for several years, and estimate the dollar value of waste and inefficient expenditures in each of these 120 programs. GAO was also requested to suggest legislative remedies and other ways to reduce and eliminate waste. Recent growth in the 10 largest...
Effect of the Department of Labor's Resource Allocation Formula on Efforts To Place Food Stamp Recipients in Jobs
CED-79-79: Published: Aug 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1979.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on work requirements for food stamp recipients. GAO studied the likely impact of the Department of Labor's (DOL) current resource allocation formula on efforts by State employment service agencies to place food stamp recipients in jobs. DOL has used the resource allocation formula to distribute Federal funds to State employment agencies based on their relati...
GAO Recommendations for Improving the Management of Social Security Administration Programs
109035: Apr 9, 1979
A review was conducted of the efficient use of public funds and the identification of weaknesses and improvements needed in the administration of social security programs. Audit activities at the Social Security Administration indicate millions of dollars have and continue to be misspent and overall accurate figures are not available. Social Security recently established an Office of Payment Eligi...
Federal Domestic Food Assistance Programs: A Time for Assessment and Change
CED-78-113: Published: Jun 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1978.
Thirteen major federal domestic programs, costing several billion dollars annually, provide food or food-related assistance to needy Americans. The programs are administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA); the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW); and the Community Services Administration (CSA).These programs have helped many people obtain more adequate diets. However, the l...