Welfare recipients (41 - 50 of 61 items)
Child Care: Working Poor and Welfare Recipients Face Service Gaps
HEHS-94-87: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Child Care Development Block Grant, focusing on: (1) how states are integrating the child care block grant program with the three other federal child care programs for low-income families; and (2) gaps in the delivery of child care services to low-income families that could impede their achieving economic self-sufficie...
Welfare to Work: States Move Unevenly to Serve Teen Parents in JOBS
HRD-93-74: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have enrolled young mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in JOBS and helped them to complete their secondary education; (2) the approaches states have used to serve teen parents in JOBS; and (3) barriers to teen pa...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...
Welfare To Work: States Begin JOBS, but Fiscal and Other Problems May Impede Their Progress
HRD-91-106: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) states' progress in implementing the Job Opportunities and Basic Skill Training (JOBS) Program; (2) states' decisions about which welfare recipients to serve and what services to provide; (3) states' views on implementation difficulties; and (4) the nature and extent of technical assistance the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pro...
Welfare Benefits: States Need Social Security's Death Data to Avoid Payment Error or Fraud
HRD-91-73: Published: Apr 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1991.
GAO reviewed the feasibility of computer matching Social Security Administration (SSA) death data with benefit payment files for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia benefit programs to determine whether states paid welfare benefits to deceased recipients.GAO found that: (1) between January 1986 and December 1987, the 3 states continued benefit payments at least 2 months after SSA file...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Washington's Family Independence Program
RCED-90-84: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program's progress in achieving cost neutrality in Washington under its Family Independence Program (FIP), focusing on the: (1) methods for establishing the amount of benefit and administrative costs that Washington would have incurred for food stamps in the absence of FIP; and (2) accuracy of the data and the methods used to calcu...
Food Stamp Program: A Demographic Analysis of Participation and Nonparticipation
PEMD-90-8: Published: Jan 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the reasons why some households that met the eligibility criteria for the Food Stamp Program did not receive benefits, focusing on the: (1) demographic characteristics associated with Food Stamp participation; and (2) reasons that eligible households gave for their nonparticipation.GAO found that: (1) 56.2 percent of eligible households did not par...
Welfare: Expert Panels' Insights on Major Reform Proposals
HRD-88-59: Published: Feb 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO convened two panels of experts to obtain their insights on four welfare reform issues, including: (1) case management; (2) contracts between welfare recipients and agencies; (3) services coordination; and (4) target populations.GAO found that the panels: (1) supported the case management concept of using a single case manager to help welfare recipients a...
Work and Welfare: Analysis of AFDC Employment Programs in Four States
HRD-88-33FS: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four states' Work Incentive (WIN) Programs, specifically the: (1) Massachusetts Employment and Training Choices (ET) Program; (2) Michigan Opportunity and Skills Training (MOST) Program; (3) the Texas Employment Services Program; and (4) Oregon JOBS Program.GAO found that: (1) Massachusetts and Michigan provided multiple services and had more fu...
Welfare: Income and Relative Poverty Status of AFDC Families
HRD-88-9: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) incomes of recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits; (2) major programs and other sources of AFDC recipients' incomes and how this income affected total incomes; (3) how AFDC recipient incomes compared with the poverty line, other welfare recipient incomes, and nonwelfare family incomes; and (4) welfare policy impl...