Supplemental security income (71 - 80 of 292 items)
SSA Disability Redesign: Actions Needed to Enhance Future Progress
HEHS-99-25: Published: Mar 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to redesign its disability claims process; and (2) identified actions that SSA could take to better ensure future progress.GAO noted that: (1) even with its scaled-back plan, SSA has been unable to keep its redesign activities on schedule and to demonstrate that its proposed changes will signi...
Social Security Disability: Multiple Factors Affect Return to Work
T-HEHS-99-82: Published: Mar 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed return-to-work issues facing the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, focusing on: (1) structural and operational weaknesses in the current DI and SSI programs that impede return to work; (2) factors that working beneficiaries believe are helpful in becoming and staying employed; and (3) challenges that exist...
Social Security: Review of Disability Representatives
HEHS-99-50R: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on disability representatives, focusing on: (1) the extent to which disability representatives contribute to Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) decisional delays; (2) other potential reasons for decisional delays; and (3) additional options available to SSA to ensure that disability decisions are...
Supplemental Security Income: Long-Standing Issues Require More Active Management and Program Oversight
T-HEHS-99-51: Published: Feb 3, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the problem areas that currently pose the greatest risk to the SSI program; (2) the Social Security Administration's (SSA) recent efforts to improve the SSI program; and (3) additional actions that should be taken.GAO noted that: (1) the SSI program suffers from program abuses and mi...
Month In Review, January 1999: Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications
OPA-99-4: Published: Feb 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1999.
This is the Month in Review of the reports, testimony, correspondence, and other publications released in January, 1999. Highlights include: (1) Performance and Accountability--major management challenges and program risks, page 2; (2) High-Risk Series--an update, page 4; (3) Year 2000 Computing Challenge--readiness improving, but critical risks remain, page 15; (4) Lead Poisoning--federal health...
Supplemental Security Income: Increased Receipt and Reporting of Child Support Could Reduce Payments
HEHS-99-11: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1999.
GAO provided information on: (1) opportunities for increasing the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) single-parent families receiving child support and for improving the reporting of such support to the Social Security Administration (SSA); (2) the potential for reducing SSI payments by increasing the extent to which SSI children in single-parent families are served by the Child Support...
Child Support Enforcement: Information on Federal and State Databases
AIMD-99-42R: Published: Dec 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the purposes and manner in which the information maintained in the Office of Child Support Enforcement's (OCSE) Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), including the Federal Case Registry of Child Supporters, the National Directory of New Hires, and the State Directory of New Hires had been used; and (2) whether these databases...
Child Welfare: Early Experiences Implementing a Managed Care Approach
HEHS-99-8: Published: Oct 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the states' efforts to implement managed care into their child welfare systems, focusing on determining the: (1) extent to which public agencies are using managed care to provide child welfare services; (2) financial and service delivery arrangements being used under a managed care approach; and (3) challenges child welfare agencies face as they de...
Social Security Disability: SSA Making Progress in Conducting Continuing Disability Reviews
HEHS-98-198: Published: Sep 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether: (1) the Social Security Administration's (SSA) plan to process 8.1 million continuing disability reviews (CDR) during fiscal years 1998 through 2002 will result in CDRs being done for all beneficiaries for whom CDRs are required by law; and (2) disability determination services' (DDS) CDR processing capacity and the CDR fund...
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: The Cost of Mismanagement
AIMD-98-265R: Published: Sep 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on examples of the cost of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in major federal programs.GAO noted that: (1) fraud and abuse in the Department of Agriculture's Food Stamp Program generally occurs in the form of either overpayments to recipients or trafficking, that is, exchanging food stamps for cash or other nonfood items; (2) forgon...