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Social Security: Rapid Rise in Children on SSI Disability Rolls Follows New Regulations
HEHS-94-225: Published: Sep 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the increase in children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, focusing on the increase in benefits: (1) for mental impairments; and (2) based on the new functional assessment process.GAO found that: (1) in the last 4 years, the number of children receiving SSI benefits more than doubled after the Social Security Adm...
Social Security Disability: SSA Quality Assurance Improvements Can Produce More Accurate Payments
HEHS-94-107: Published: Jun 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality assurance (QA) mechanisms the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to promote accuracy and consistency in disability determinations for the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.GAO found that: (1) although SSA has reported a 94-percent accuracy rate for state disability determination services' (...
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...
Social Security: Major Changes Needed for Disability Benefits for Addicts
HEHS-94-128: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of Social Security Administration (SSA) controls over disability payments made to drug addicts and alcoholics.GAO found that: (1) in the last 5 years, the number of addicts receiving disability benefits has grown from fewer than 100,000 to about 250,000; (2) the cost of providing disability benefits to the addict population is abo...
Social Security Administration: Many Letters Difficult to Understand
T-HEHS-94-126: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the clarity of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) written correspondence, focusing on whether SSA correspondence: (1) is generally understood by the public; and (2) adequately explains the basis for SSA decisions. GAO noted that: (1) SSA correspondence letters are computer generated; (2) SSA has had longstanding problems communicating the...
Social Security: Disability Rolls Keep Growing, While Explanations Remain Elusive
HEHS-94-34: Published: Feb 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent growth in social security disability insurance (DI) program beneficiaries, focusing on: (1) the reasons for the increase in DI beneficiaries; and (2) what information is needed to evaluate the program's potential for future growth.GAO found that: (1) the Social Security Administration (SSA) has forecasted that DI rolls will increase to o...
Social Security: Continuing Disability Review Process Improved, But More Targeted Reviews Needed
T-HEHS-94-121: Published: Mar 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new process for conducting continuing disability reviews (CDR) using computer profiling and beneficiary-reported data. GAO noted that: (1) although SSA is required to conduct CDR every 3 years, it is not legally required to perform CDR of individual supplemental security income (SSI) disability beneficiaries; (2) approximately $1.4 billion i...
Long-Term Care: Support For Elder Care Could Benefit the Government Workplace and the Elderly
HEHS-94-64: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal elder care program assistance, focusing on: (1) planned changes for federal elder care assistance; and (2) the potential for further caregiver support.GAO found that: (1) most disabled elderly people receive informal care from family members and friends, primarily women; (2) 12 percent of the federal work force have some elder care responsi...
Long-Term Care: Private Sector Elder Care Could Yield Multiple Benefits
HEHS-94-60: Published: Jan 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private sector employees who provide elder care assistance, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the private sector assists its employees who care for the elderly; (2) whether the private sector is planning to change its elderly assistance practices; and (3) whether the private sector expects to increase its assistance to further sup...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1993
HRD-94-73: Published: Dec 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a compilation of its fiscal year (FY) 1993 products, ongoing work, and other activities regarding older Americans.GAO noted that its FY 1993 activities: (1) covered such issues as income security, health, housing, social, employment, and veterans services; (2) included 32 reports on policies and programs directed primarily at the elderly; (3) inclu...