Welfare recipients (51 - 60 of 86 items)
Welfare Benefits: States Need Social Security's Death Data to Avoid Payment Error or Fraud
HRD-91-73: Published: Apr 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1991.
GAO reviewed the feasibility of computer matching Social Security Administration (SSA) death data with benefit payment files for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia benefit programs to determine whether states paid welfare benefits to deceased recipients.GAO found that: (1) between January 1986 and December 1987, the 3 states continued benefit payments at least 2 months after SSA file...
Welfare: Relationships and Incomes in Households With AFDC Recipients and Others
HRD-88-78: Published: May 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed Census Bureau data on households composed of both Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients and persons not receiving AFDC to determine: (1) whether household members not receiving AFDC were related to AFDC recipients and, if so, how; and (2) the incomes of the AFDC recipients and the non-AFDC household members.GAO found that: (1...
Work and Welfare: Analysis of AFDC Employment Programs in Four States
HRD-88-33FS: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four states' Work Incentive (WIN) Programs, specifically the: (1) Massachusetts Employment and Training Choices (ET) Program; (2) Michigan Opportunity and Skills Training (MOST) Program; (3) the Texas Employment Services Program; and (4) Oregon JOBS Program.GAO found that: (1) Massachusetts and Michigan provided multiple services and had more fu...
Welfare: Income and Relative Poverty Status of AFDC Families
HRD-88-9: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) incomes of recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits; (2) major programs and other sources of AFDC recipients' incomes and how this income affected total incomes; (3) how AFDC recipient incomes compared with the poverty line, other welfare recipient incomes, and nonwelfare family incomes; and (4) welfare policy impl...
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...
Integration of Services for Low-Income Families
T-HRD-87-19: Published: Aug 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1987.
GAO discussed its investigation of the status of integration of services for low-income families and states' views on actions needed to enhance such integration. GAO surveyed states' views on four types of service integration applicable to a variety of public assistance programs, including: (1) collocation of delivery units; (2) coapplication; (3) coeligibility determinations; and (4) single case...
Welfare Eligibility: Deficit Reduction Act Income Verification Issues
HRD-87-79FS: Published: May 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on federal and state agencies' efforts to implement the data exchange provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, focusing on: (1) coordination, resource, and procedural problems related to providing and using federal data; (2) the states' ability to effectively use, control, verify, and keep confidential large amounts of data; and (3) the...
Findings on Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Pending Legislation
T-HRD-87-12: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
GAO discussed the current Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) work programs and their implications for pending legislation. GAO believes that: (1) the current multiplicity of program authorizations results in a division of responsibility and duplication of effort between state agencies, complex and conflicting regulations, and unintentional incentives created by disparate funding levels...
Welfare: Issues To Consider in Assessing Proposals for Reform
HRD-87-51BR: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on: (1) major welfare system design issues; and (2) the sources and income levels of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits.GAO found that: (1) researchers generally evaluated the welfare system by determining whether benefits lifted recipients to the poverty line, but there were problems in determini...
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...