Disabilities (31 - 40 of 42 items)
Social Security Disability: Demographic and Economic Characteristics of New Beneficiaries
HRD-88-35BR: Published: Jan 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the demographic, health, and economic conditions of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program beneficiaries by analyzing data from a 1982 Social Security Administration survey and obtaining information on the surviving participants' benefit status as of January 1986.GAO found that: (1) in comparison with the general popu...
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: Effects of Budget Constraints on Disability Program
HRD-88-3: Published: Oct 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state disability determination services (DDS) to: (1) evaluate the effects of budget constraints that the Social Security Administration (SSA) imposed on state agencies' operations; and (2) determine whether SSA productivity standards were appropriate.GAO found that budget reductions: (1) limited the number of continuing disability reviews that SSA...
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: Demonstration Projects Concerning Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-87-35: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) observed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) implementation and evaluation of its demonstration projects involving disability claimants' eligibility interviews; (2) discussed implementation plans with SSA officials; and (3) reviewed the scope of work and the design and analysis plan developed by the contractor SSA selected to evaluate the pro...
Social Security: Adjusting Continuing Disability Review Priorities
HRD-87-4: Published: Oct 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) plans for resuming continuing disability reviews (CDR), involving the implementation of the medical improvement review standard. GAO stated its concern about the planned mix of cases SSA will send to state disability determination services (DDS).GAO found that: (1) the SSA case load for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 1986 and for FY 1987...
Social Security: Implementation of New Mental Impairment Criteria for Disability Benefits
HRD-86-75BR: Published: May 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Social Security Administration's (SSA) implementation of changes to methods used in evaluating claims relating to mental impairments for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs, as mandated by the Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act of 1984.GAO found that: (1) although SSA ma...
Disability Programs: SSA Consultative Medical Examination Process Improved; Some Problems Remain
HRD-86-23: Published: Dec 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) management of consultative examinations (CE) in its disability programs. GAO evaluated: (1) SSA ability to ensure the quality and reliability of examinations and reports; (2) SSA controls to ensure the necessity and appropriateness of CE purchases; and (3) the operations of major volume providers nation...
Current Status of the Federal/State Arrangement for Administering the Social Security Disability Programs
HRD-85-71: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of four state disability determination services (DDS) and the oversight responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine: (1) the effectiveness of the joint federal/state administration of the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs; and (2) whether the federal governme...
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...