Welfare recipients (31 - 40 of 86 items)
Welfare Reform: States' Efforts to Expand Child Care Programs
HEHS-98-27: Published: Jan 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of child care subsidy programs, focusing on: (1) how much federal and state funding is being spent on child care subsidy programs and how they are allocating these resources among welfare families, families making the transition from welfare to work, and working poor families; (2) how states are trying to increase the supply...
Welfare Reform: HUD's Preliminary Estimate of the Financial Impact of Welfare Reform on HUD'S Programs
RCED-98-57R: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) preliminary estimate of the financial impact of welfare reform on HUD's programs.GAO noted that: (1) HUD used estimates derived from a model that measures the impact of welfare reform developed by the Urban Institute, together with budget estimates...
Illegal Aliens: Extent of Welfare Benefits Received on Behalf of U.S. Citizen Children
HEHS-98-30: Published: Nov 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO provided information on the extent to which means-tested public benefits are provided to illegal aliens for the use of eligible individuals, focusing on: (1) the extent and the locations that selected federal means-tested benefits are being provided to illegal aliens for use by their U.S. citizen children; and (2) the nature and extent of fraud or misrepresen...
Welfare Reform: Three States' Approaches Show Promise of Increasing Work Participation
HEHS-97-80: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' experiences under waivers with increasing the participation of welfare recipients in work and work-related activities, focusing on: (1) the policies and programs states initiated under waivers to increase participation in work and work-related activities; and (2) whether states with statewide waivers achieved participation rates comparable...
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...
Supplemental Security Income: Some Recipients Transfer Valuable Resources to Qualify for Benefits
HEHS-96-79: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the number of SSI recipients reporting resource transfers; (2) the kind and worth of resources being transferred; and (3) the possible savings resulting from a reinstatement of the SSI transfer-of-resources restriction.GAO found that: (1) while the number of SSI recipients reporting r...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-14(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of October 2, 1995...
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 Programs: Opportunities to Consolidate and Increase Program Efficiencies
HEHS-95-139: Published: May 31, 1995. Publicly Released: May 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed low-income families' participation in multiple welfare programs, focusing on: (1) program inefficiencies; and (2) issues to consider in consolidating welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) federal expenditures for the 80 welfare programs that provide assistance to low-income recipients totalled $223 billion in 1993; (2) many low-income families are e...