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Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1989
HRD-90-56: Published: Jan 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about its fiscal year (FY) 1989 activities regarding older Americans.GAO noted that its FY 1989 activities regarding older Americans: (1) covered such issues as income security, health care, housing, nutrition, employment and age discrimination, and social, community, and legal services; (2) included 59 reports on policies and programs...
Social Security Disability: Implementing the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-88-108BR: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard to determine whether: (1) SSA implemented the standard as intended; and (2) DDS encountered problems with it.GAO found that: (1) SSA regulations implementing the standard were consistent with the...
Impact of Vocational Rehabilitation Services on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
T-HRD-88-16: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 26, 1988.
GAO discussed vocational rehabilitation (VR) services for beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program. GAO found that: (1) the majority of SSDI beneficiaries were either too old for VR services or unlikely candidates due to the nature of their disabilities; (2) in 1986, only 1 percent of the persons who became beneficiaries in 1983 left the benefit rolls to work and le...
Social Security: Observations on Demonstration Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-88-22BR: Published: Dec 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented and evaluated its disability determination projects.GAO found that: (1) delays in obtaining management approval for program regulations and procedures and in contracting for the projects' evaluation slowed implementation; (2) SSA plans to evaluate the demonstration projects within sta...
Social Security: Clients Still Rate Quality of Service High
HRD-87-103BR: Published: Jul 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) surveyed client satisfaction with the quality of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) service since a reduction in force; and (2) compared the results with a similar survey conducted in 1984.GAO found that: (1) about 81 percent of the 1986 respondents rated SSA service as good to very good, whereas about 78 percent rated SSA service similarly...
Social Security: State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies' Reimbursement for the Disabled
HRD-87-36BR: Published: Feb 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program and state vocational rehabilitation programs.GAO found that: (1) vocational rehabilitation agencies serve only about one-tenth of SSDI beneficiaries; (2) the remaining 90 percent are generally not qualified for SSDI benefits because of inadequate work histories or disa...
GAO Views on the Methodology Used in an SSA Title II Study of Representative Payment
HRD-84-34: Published: May 18, 1984. Publicly Released: May 18, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology used in a Social Security Administration (SSA) study of representative payment in its title II, Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program. In addition, GAO presented information concerning SSA implementation of a representative payee accounting system and representative payment in Federal cash benefit programs.In evaluati...
Social Security Administration's Program for Reviewing the Continuing Eligibility of Disabled Persons
121775: Jun 30, 1983
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts over the past 2 years in reexamining the continued eligibility of persons on the disability rolls. These reexaminations are referred to as continuing disability investigations (CDI's). SSA has taken several initiatives over the past year to improve the review process, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services recently announced...
Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Programs of the Railroad Retirement Board
121261: May 3, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation that would improve the financial condition of the railroad retirement and unemployment programs. GAO also described how the system operates and how it is tied to social security and discussed past GAO proposals to improve the railroad retirement program's financial condition. The railroad retirement program involves benefits similar to those avai...
States' Efforts To Detect Duplicate Public Assistance Payments
HRD-81-133: Published: Sep 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information concerning the efforts of the States to make comparisons of their public assistance rolls for the detection of duplicate payments. GAO also analyzed the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program in four States to determine the extent to which undetected duplicate enrollments and payments occurred in these States.GAO sent qu...