Supplemental security income (101 - 110 of 292 items)
High-Risk Program: Information on Selected High-Risk Areas
HR-97-30: Published: May 16, 1997. Publicly Released: May 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided additional information on 12 areas included in its High Risk Series.GAO noted: (1) descriptions of key open GAO recommendations relevant to each area; (2) the implementation status of those recommendations and why they have not been fully implemented; (3) remaining challenges to addressing high-risk problems; (4) the federal dollars involved with e...
Welfare Reform: States' Early Experiences With Benefit Termination
HEHS-97-74: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' early experiences with waiver provisions for Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) benefit termination under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, focusing on: (1) those families whose benefits have been terminated and why; (2) federal or state benefits that are available and are being received after...
Social Security Disability: SSA Actions to Reduce Backlogs and Achieve More Consistent Decisions Deserve High Priority
T-HEHS-97-118: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1997.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions to reduce the current backlog of cases appealed to the agency's administrative law judges, focusing on: (1) how functional assessments, differences in procedures, and quality review contribute to inconsistent results between different decisionmakers; and (2) SSA'a strategy to obtain greater decisional consistency.GAO noted that: (1)...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-11(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of April 15, 1997...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997 and 1998
IAP-97-8: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 and 1998.GAO plans to focus on the following pivotal areas: (1) ensuring that public funds for income security programs are spent efficiently and protected from fraud and abuse; (2) improving the Social Security Administration's service to the public at reduced cost; (3) evaluating the adequacy of Social Security, and p...
Social Security: Disability Programs Lag in Promoting Return to Work
HEHS-97-46: Published: Mar 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
GAO updated information in previous reports regarding the Social Security Administration's (SSA) return-to-work program for Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Although GAO did not independently verify the data used in the analysis of this report, the data cited came from either U.S. government data systems or issue area experts.GAO noted that: (1) desig...
Supplemental Security Income: Long-Standing Problems Put Program at Risk for Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
T-HEHS-97-88: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and GAO's decision to designate the program one of its high-risk areas.GAO noted that: (1) the SSI program has had significant problems in determining initial and continuing financial eligibility because of the agency's reliance on individuals' own reports of their income and resources and failure t...
SSA: Supplemental Security Income--Determining Disability for a Child Under Age 18 and Interim Final Rules with Request for Comments
OGC-97-23: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new interim final rule on determining disability for a child under age 18 for the Supplemental Security Income program. GAO noted that: (1) this rule would implement the childhood disability provisions of sections 211 and 212 of Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconci...
Social Security Administration: Significant Challenges Await New Commissioner
HEHS-97-53: Published: Feb 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1997.
GAO reviewed the challenges facing the new Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA).GAO found that: (1) SSA is ahead of many federal agencies in developing strategic plans, measuring its service to the public, and producing complete, accurate, and timely financial statements; (2) this gives SSA a sound base from which to manage significant current and future challenges; (3) these c...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1996
HEHS-97-41: Published: Dec 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a listing of its fiscal year (FY) 1996 products and ongoing work regarding programs and issues affecting older Americans and their families.GAO work during FY 1996 covered many issues, including: (1) federal government employment activities, health care, housing, income security, and veterans' issues; and (2) reports directed primarily at older Ame...