Eligibility criteria (21 - 30 of 44 items)
Food Stamp Program: Alternative Definitions of a Household for Food Stamp Eligibility
RCED-90-137: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) how the household definition evolved into its current form; (2) whether the current household definition contributes to homelessness; and (3) alternative household definitions for food stamp eligibility.GAO found that: (1) in 1971, a food stamp household was defined based on household members...
Food Assistance Programs: Recipient and Expert Views on Food Assistance at Four Indian Reservations
RCED-90-152: Published: Jun 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed food assistance programs on four Indian reservations, focusing on: (1) households that participated in the programs; (2) the programs' effects on hunger and the health of Indians on the four reservations; and (3) the availability of nutrition education.GAO found that: (1) the Food Stamp Program and the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPI...
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...
Food Stamps: Reasons for Nonparticipation
PEMD-89-5BR: Published: Dec 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined the reported reasons why eligible households did not participate in the Food Stamp Program; and (2) compared nonparticipation reasons cited by families in 1979 with those cited in 1986.GAO found that, in 1979 and 1986, respectively: (1) 46.1 percent and 43.8 percent of eligible families participated in the program; (2) 53.8 percent and 50.7...
Low-Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to Funding Reductions
HRD-88-92BR: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Service's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in 13 states, focusing on: (1) the availability and use of oil overcharge funds; (2) federal allotments to LIHEAP, total LIHEAP funding, and funding projections; (3) the effects of LIHEAP funding cuts; and (4) the states' and interest grou...
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...
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...
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...
Eligibility for Welfare in Louisiana
B-164031: Published: Aug 14, 1972. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
General Accounting Office's Overview of the Food Stamp Program
126718: Apr 17, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program's integrity and administration. Program errors continue to cause about $1 billion in overpayments to households that have been declared ineligible or that have received more than they are entitled to. Congress made changes in the program to encourage and facilitate program improvement, although some concerns still remain, incl...