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Social Security Disability: Growing Funding and Administrative Problems
T-HRD-92-28: Published: Apr 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1992.
GAO discussed financial and administrative problems facing the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs. GAO noted that: (1) factors that have led to increases in trust fund expenditures include rising disability application rates due to recent increases in unemployment rates, rising allowance rates at the state disability determination services and administrative law judge level...
Social Security: District Managers' Views on Outreach for Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-91-19FS: Published: Oct 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided details of its telephone survey on the outreach activities for the Supplemental Security Income program carried out by field offices of the Social Security Administration (SSA).The GAO survey disclosed that: (1) SSA field offices implemented a wide range of outreach activities, but there was no clear consensus on which activity was the most effecti...
Disability Programs: Use of Competitive Contracts for Consultative Medical Exams Can Save Millions
HRD-90-141: Published: Aug 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed state disability determination services' (DDS) procurement of consultative medical examinations (CE) of claimants seeking benefits under the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs.GAO found that: (1) New York's DDS expects to save $8.6 million over the 3-year life of its contracts; (2) Oregon's DDS expects to save about $1.6 million through 1993; (3) for the 3-year...
Food Assistance Programs: Recipient and Expert Views on Food Assistance at Four Indian Reservations
RCED-90-152: Published: Jun 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed food assistance programs on four Indian reservations, focusing on: (1) households that participated in the programs; (2) the programs' effects on hunger and the health of Indians on the four reservations; and (3) the availability of nutrition education.GAO found that: (1) the Food Stamp Program and the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPI...
The Social Security Administration's Supplemental Security Income Outreach Activities
T-HRD-90-22: Published: Apr 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1990.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to inform the public about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) studies indicated that 35 to 50 percent of persons eligible for SSI benefits were not participating in the program; (2) frequently cited reasons for nonparticipation included elderly persons' lack of awareness of the benefits and their eligibi...
Puerto Rico: Background Information on Applicable Federal Legislation, Its Governmental Structure, and Its Finances
T-HRD-90-7: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
GAO discussed Puerto Rico's relationship with the federal government, focusing on social programs and tax laws, and Puerto Rico's government structure compared to the 50 states, as a background for political status deliberations. GAO noted that: (1) federal spending totals about 30 percent of Puerto Rico's gross national product; (2) islanders and U.S. corporations conducting business in Puerto Ri...
Social Security: Selective Face-to-Face Interviews With Disability Claimants Could Reduce Appeals
HRD-89-22: Published: Apr 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on certain aspects of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) appeals process, including: (1) the reasons for administrative law judges' (ALJ) high reversal rates for state disability determination services' (DDS) decisions; and (2) suggestions for improving the SSA appeal process.GAO reviewed state DDS decisions for 1986, and fou...
Insufficient Assurances That Board and Care Residents' Needs Are Being Identified and Met
T-HRD-89-9: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the quality of care provided to board and care home residents. GAO found that: (1) establishment and enforcement of licensing requirements varies among states; (2) state inspections of licensed board and care homes identified serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse and unsanitary conditions; (3) in situations involving poor care, three of the six states reviewed could o...
Social Security Administration: Employment of and Service to Hispanics
HRD-89-35: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) compliance with the equal employment opportunity guidelines in its hiring of Hispanics and its services to Hispanics nationwide, focusing on whether SSA had adequate: (1) Spanish-speaking employees to effectively and efficiently deal with Hispanics; and (2) printed materials in Spanish.GAO found that: (...
Social Security Disability: Implementing the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-88-108BR: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard to determine whether: (1) SSA implemented the standard as intended; and (2) DDS encountered problems with it.GAO found that: (1) SSA regulations implementing the standard were consistent with the...