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Welfare Eligibility: Programs Treat Indian Tribal Trust Fund Payments Inconsistently
HRD-88-38: Published: May 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent, size, nature, and frequency of payments Indian tribes and organizations received from certain tribal trust funds; (2) how various federal welfare programs treated the payments in determining program eligibility; and (3) the reasons for legislated special exclusions of such payments.GAO found that: (1) from 1984 thr...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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...
Limits on Receipt of Multiple Disability Benefits Could Save Millions
HRD-81-127: Published: Jul 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
GAO was requested to study the prevalence of multiple receipt of disability benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and other programs, as well as various approaches to better coordinate the overall benefits provided to an individual for the purpose of precluding them from exceeding the worker's predisability earnings. A sample of social security recipients were matched against...
Implementing GAO's Recommendations on the Social Security Administration's Programs Could Save Billions
HRD-81-37: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
Income security programs account for over one-third of the federal budget. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers some of the largest income security programs, including Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). GAO has issued numerous reports recommending changes in SSA income security progra...
The Lump Sum Death Benefit--Should It Be Changed?
HRD-80-87: Published: Aug 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1980.
Social security has paid more than $6 billion in lump-sum death benefits since 1940, the first year payments were made. The original concept of lump-sum death benefits was to provide a return on the social security contributions of wage earners. However, the concept has been changed to include a modest payment toward the costs associated with death. Various proposals have been made to eliminate, o...
Need To Prevent Windfall Benefits to Supplemental Security Income Recipients
HRD-80-44: Published: May 30, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to determine Social Security Income (SSI) eligibility and benefit payment amounts on a quarterly basis. It computes benefits based on the income a recipient expects to receive over a projected 3-month period. Basic benefits are reduced dollar for dollar for countable income. Windfall benefits occur when other retroactive income covering prior qu...