Supplemental security income (91 - 100 of 292 items)
Social Security Disability Insurance: Multiple Factors Affect Beneficiaries' Ability to Return to Work
HEHS-98-39: Published: Jan 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program, focusing on: (1) the self-reported health and functional status of DI beneficiaries who work while still on the rolls; (2) the occupations, earnings, and benefits of working beneficiaries; (3) factors that working beneficiaries believe were helpful in becoming employed; and (4) working benefici...
Illegal Aliens: Extent of Welfare Benefits Received on Behalf of U.S. Citizen Children
HEHS-98-30: Published: Nov 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO provided information on the extent to which means-tested public benefits are provided to illegal aliens for the use of eligible individuals, focusing on: (1) the extent and the locations that selected federal means-tested benefits are being provided to illegal aliens for use by their U.S. citizen children; and (2) the nature and extent of fraud or misrepresen...
Social Security Disability: SSA Is Making Progress Toward Eliminating Continuing Disability Review Backlogs
T-HEHS-97-222: Published: Sep 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1997.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) plan to eliminate the backlog of continuing disability reviews (CDRs) in the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, focusing on: (1) SSA's progress toward achieving its current 7-year plan cost-effectively and on schedule; (2) SSA's spending rate; and (3) the status of selection formulas needed to meet future g...
Supplemental Security Income: Review of SSA Regulations Governing Children's Eligibility for the Program
HEHS-97-220R: Published: Sep 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the eligibility criteria in the new Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program regulations to determine their consistency with the law, focusing on: (1) the provisions describing how severe a child's impairment must be in order for the child to qualify for benefits; and (2) public comments on the regulations and interviews with Social Security Ad...
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-11(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Social Security Disability: SSA Must Hold Itself Accountable for Continued Improvement in Decision-making
HEHS-97-102: Published: Aug 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) decisionmaking process for disability determinations and efforts to improve the process, focusing on: (1) factors that contribute to differences between disability determination services' (DDS) and administrative law judges' (ALJ) decisions; and (2) SSA's actions to make decisions in initial and appealed c...
Social Security Disability: Improving Return-to-Work Outcomes Important, but Trade-offs and Challenges Exist
T-HEHS-97-186: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1997.
GAO discussed the challenges and trade-offs facing the Social Security Administration (SSA) in redesigning its disability programs and various alternatives SSA could use in developing strategies to help more people with disabilities to work.GAO noted that: (1) in a series of reports, GAO has discussed how the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs' design and ope...
Welfare Reform: Issues and Possible Implications for HUD's Programs and Tenants
RCED-97-148R: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) a summary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; (2) the views of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), researchers, and interest groups on the extent to which welfare reform will affect HUD's programs and tenants; and (3) a list and descriptions of the HUD programs that may be used to...
Supplemental Security Income: Timely Data Could Prevent Millions in Overpayments to Nursing Home Residents
HEHS-97-62: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed overpayments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in nursing homes and other medical treatment institutions, focusing on: (1) the extent of such overpayments; (2) the success or failure of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions in preventing and detecting these overpayments; and (3) the methods by which SSA can better preven...
Food Stamp Program: Characteristics of Households Affected by Limit on the Shelter Deduction
RCED-97-118: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legislative changes to the Food Stamp Program mandated by the 1996 welfare reform act; focusing on, for fiscal year (FY) 1995, the: (1) characteristics of households whose food stamp benefits were limited because of the cap on their deduction for excess shelter expenses; and (2) extent to which food stamp benefits would have been higher for the...