Welfare benefits (41 - 50 of 73 items)
Food Stamp Program: Characteristics of Households Affected by Limit on the Shelter Deduction
RCED-97-118: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legislative changes to the Food Stamp Program mandated by the 1996 welfare reform act; focusing on, for fiscal year (FY) 1995, the: (1) characteristics of households whose food stamp benefits were limited because of the cap on their deduction for excess shelter expenses; and (2) extent to which food stamp benefits would have been higher for the...
Welfare Reform: States' Early Experiences With Benefit Termination
HEHS-97-74: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' early experiences with waiver provisions for Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) benefit termination under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, focusing on: (1) those families whose benefits have been terminated and why; (2) federal or state benefits that are available and are being received after...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Minnesota's Family Investment Program
RCED-96-54: Published: Feb 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1996.
GAO examined the methodologies that Minnesota used for estimating the costs that would have been incurred if it had not implemented the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), focusing on whether: (1) Minnesota implemented the agreed-upon methodologies; (2) Minnesota reasonably estimated fiscal year (FY) 1994 Food Stamp Program costs; and (3) the Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid Minnesota...
HEHS-95-162R: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided further information on the incomes and relative poverty status of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in comparison with nonAFDC working poor families. GAO noted that: (1) there are nearly 80 means-tested programs targeting assistance to various groups of low-income families; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1993, the public as...
Welfare Dependency: Coordinated Community Efforts Can Better Serve Young At-Risk Teen Girls
HEHS/RCED-95-108: Published: May 10, 1995. Publicly Released: May 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on teenage girls who may be at risk for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) dependency, focusing on: (1) the health and well being of at-risk teenage girls, their families, and their urban neighborhoods' conditions; (2) local service providers' perspectives on these girls' needs and how they are addressing those needs; and (3...
Child Support Enforcement: Families Could Benefit From Stronger Enforcement Program
HEHS-95-24: Published: Dec 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the national child support enforcement (CSE) program, focusing on: (1) whether the federal government has essential management tools in place to fulfill the program's mission; (2) how well the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has fulfilled its role in fostering the development of state CSE programs; (3) state efforts to overcome barriers...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-94-186W: Published: Jun 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of health, education, employment, social security, welfare, and veterans affairs-related reports and testimonies it issued over the past 2 years...
Families on Welfare: Focus on Teenage Mothers Could Enhance Welfare Reform Efforts
HEHS-94-112: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the demographic and economic characteristics of single-parent families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) benefits, focusing on: (1) how certain characteristics of AFDC female-headed families influence their length of stay on welfare; and (2) the implications for welfare reform in general and the Job Opportunities and...
Families on Welfare: Sharp Rise in Never-Married Women Reflects Societal Trend
HEHS-94-92: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on changes in the characteristics of female-headed families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits between 1976 and 1992.GAO found that: (1) in response to AFDC program growth, states have initiated major reforms, including taking new actions to change welfare recipients' behavior and enhance family responsibi...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...