Program management (41 - 50 of 75 items)
Food Stamp Program: Evaluation of Improper Denial or Termination Error Rates
RCED-88-12: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the accuracy of Maryland's and Illinois's reporting of improper denial or termination error rates under the Food Stamp Program for fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that: (1) Illinois and Maryland detected 40 and 15 percent, respectively, of the improper denials or terminations that it found; (2) projected error rates were 22.5 percent for Illinois a...
Food Stamp Program: National Academy of Sciences' Recommendations on the Sanctions Backlog
RCED-88-36BR: Published: Oct 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effect of certain National Academy of Sciences recommendations for handling the backlog of outstanding food stamp sanctions the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has levied against states.GAO found that: (1) states have paid only 5 of the 188 sanctions FNS has levied against them since fiscal year 1981; and (2) the Ac...
Food Stamp Program Eligibility Determination
T-RCED-88-7: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
GAO discussed on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program, specifically: (1) the extent to which states are improperly denying or terminating eligible persons; (2) USDA procedures for penalizing states when they fail to review the required number of eligibility determinations; and (3) the National Academy of Sciences' recommendations for resolving the backlog of outstanding food s...
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...
Food Stamp Program: Trends in Program Applications, Participation, and Denials
RCED-87-80BR: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: May 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on trends in the: (1) number of households applying for food stamp benefits; (2) number of applications approved and denied; (3) number of households participating in the Food Stamp Program; and (4) percentage of households experiencing improper denial or termination of food stamp benefits.GAO found that, from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1985...
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...
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 Disability: Implementation of the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-87-3BR: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and the state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard and reported on the SSA effort to resume continuing disability reviews (CDR).GAO found that: (1) SSA took more than a year to develop final regulations and procedures to implement the medica...
Foster Care: Use of Funds for Youths Placed in the Rite of Passage Program
HRD-87-23BR: Published: Dec 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of federal foster care funds for youths placed in the Rite of Passage (ROP) program, specifically: (1) how much federal money was paid for placements in the program; (2) whether such placements met the requirements of the Social Security Act; and (3) state and federal efforts to monitor the foster care program.GAO found that: (1) Califor...
Welfare Simplification: Thirty-Two States' Views on Coordinating Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-87-6FS: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' responses to selected questions on the unification of human services programs to: (1) allow access to and use of benefits by all clients; (2) improve effectiveness of service delivery; and (3) achieve efficient use of human services resources.GAO found that, of the 32 states that responded to the questionnaire: (1) 31 would l...