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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...
Noncash Benefits: Initial Results Show Valuation Methods Differentially Affect the Poor
PEMD-87-7BR: Published: Oct 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the alternative methods to value noncash benefits of total federal support for the poor to determine whether: (1) the conceptual, operational, or computational aspects of the methods distort the estimates of poverty derived from them; and (2) if there are such factors, how big their influence is on poverty estimates.GAO found that when medical b...
Welfare Simplification: Projects To Coordinate Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-86-124FS: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) an inventory of service integration demonstration projects completed during the period 1970 through 1985; and (2) a bibliography of literature on service integration.GAO focused its work on service integration projects for low-income families generally eligible for programs such as Aid to Families With Dependent Children, Medicaid, Food Sta...
Female-Headed Families in Poverty
127351: Jul 9, 1985
GAO discussed the poverty status of women and children, especially those living in families headed by single women. GAO found that: (1) the number of female-headed families in poverty was substantial and increasing; (2) female-headed families accounted for over one-third of all people in poverty; (3) marital breakups and out-of-wedlock births were prime causes of the increase in female-headed fami...
Eligibility for Welfare in Louisiana
B-164031: Published: Aug 14, 1972. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Initial Findings From an Evaluation of the 1981 AFDC Changes
124040: May 2, 1984
GAO discussed changes to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981. GAO found that there were major reductions in national AFDC caseloads and outlays. In addition, GAO found that most working recipients in five large cities who lost AFDC due to changes in the act did not quit their jobs nor did they return to the AFDC rolls by th...
Request for Information on What GAO Can Do To Bring About Proper Handling of Welfare Program Funds
HRD-76-178: Published: Oct 27, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
U.S. Representative Delbert Latta requested information about what GAO can do to bring about proper handling of welfare program funds. The basic purposes of GAO within the Federal Government, as well as outside the Federal Government, are outlined. GAO has made reviews and issues reports containing recommendations to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of Federal welfare programs....
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...
Legislative and Administrative Changes To Improve Verification of Welfare Recipients' Income Could Save Hundreds of Millions
HRD-82-9: Published: Jan 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the manner in which income and asset information is used and verified by administering agencies to determine eligibility for federal assistance programs which provide benefits to needy individuals and families.GAO found that: (1) underreporting of income and assets by recipients of benefits from needs-based programs, whether deliberate or otherwise...
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...