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U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
Analysis of Two Studies of Quality in New York City's Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program
HRD-80-48: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1980.
An analysis was made of two studies of quality in New York City's Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program to determine: (1) if the difference between the error rate estimates was significant, and (2) which estimate was most accurate. These studies were made by the State Quality Control (QC) staff and the State Office of the Welfare Inspector General (IG). AFDC, one of the largest fe...
Review of the National Recipient System
HRD-79-88: Published: May 29, 1979. Publicly Released: May 29, 1979.
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) proposed implementing a computerized National Recipient System (NRS) to help states reduce fraud, abuse, and error in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. NRS will match applicant-recipient identification data supplied by the states with records from other sources to identify overpaid or ineligible program participants....
Welfare Payment Reduced: An Improved Method for Detecting Erroneous Welfare Payments
GGD-78-107: Published: Feb 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1979.
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) requires that all Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) welfare cases be reviewed every 6 months to determine continued eligibility and correctness of payments. According to the District of Columbia (D.C.), limited staff allowed only 20 percent on its AFDC cases to be reviewed. It needed an effective method to identify potential error...
Followup on Recommendations Concerning Erroneous Aid to Families With Dependent Children Payments
HRD-78-87: Published: Mar 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1978.
A March 1977 followup indicated that some action was in progress, but none had been completed, and there were no results reported at that time. The following were reported in a November 1977 followup: HEW had not determined whether there are other States that have similar problems and, because of staffing problems and higher priority work, it had no plans to do so; HEW had reviewed Ohio's payment...
Need to Change Income Criteria of the Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-77-114: Published: Jun 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1977.
An examination was performed of the Supplemental Security Income program to identify legislative changes needed for recipients to be treated more equitably.Concern was expressed about a provision that calls for a reduction in benefits when recipients receive in-kind support and maintenance. The amount of the reduction varies depending upon the recipient's living arrangements. This can result in re...
Procedures for Determining Welfare Recipients' Eligibility and Payment in the District of Columbia
GGD-77-51: Published: Apr 20, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1977.
The procedures used to determine eligibility and payment of welfare recipients by the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources were reviewed in an effort to determine their effectiveness in identifying errors and reducing welfare costs. The review concentrated on the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. This program had an average monthly caseload of 31,400 during 1976...
Ineffective Management of Welfare Cases Costing Millions
GGD-76-109: Published: Dec 28, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1976.
A limited review was conducted of the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources (DHR) procedures for handling certain cases on the welfare rolls where information indicated that the recipients were either ineligible or their public assistance payments were incorrect.DHR could have prevented significant unnecessary expenditures by acting more effectively on the knowledge that over a third...
Problems and Related Costs Associated With Ineligibles in the AFDC Program
HRD-77-6: Published: Oct 21, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1976.
A review of Ohio's procedures for closing Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) cases and adjusting grant amounts in two counties and at the Department of Public Welfare in Columbus indicated that the counties had problems in promptly transmitting information on closed cases and adjustments.This resulted in an extra month's AFDC payment and Medicaid coverage to ineligible families and AFD...