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GAO Aging Activities in Fiscal Year 1984
HRD-85-27: Published: Nov 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on its fiscal year (FY) 1984 activities regarding older Americans.As of September 30, 1984, GAO had issued 41 reports, 22 of which contained summary information, and was involved in 72 assignments concerning the elderly. At the end of FY 1984, 40.5 percent of the GAO workforce was age 40 or over. GAO employment policies prohibit age discrimination,...
Legislative and Administrative Changes To Improve Verification of Welfare Recipients' Income Could Save Hundreds of Millions
HRD-82-9: Published: Jan 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the manner in which income and asset information is used and verified by administering agencies to determine eligibility for federal assistance programs which provide benefits to needy individuals and families.GAO found that: (1) underreporting of income and assets by recipients of benefits from needs-based programs, whether deliberate or otherwise...
Public Assistance Benefits Vary Widely From State to State, but Generally Exceed the Poverty Line
HRD-81-6: Published: Nov 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1980.
GAO analyzed over 1,000 active Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) cases in 13 states to determine the collective benefits actually received by those families. GAO also analyzed, through hypothetical situations, the effect that working would have on benefits received from certain groups of public assistance programs. States control the amount of AFDC payments to welfare families, the st...
Selected Federal Accounts: Past Outlays and GAO Recommendations
PAD-79-73: Published: Sep 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1979.
GAO was requested to examine the 10 largest spending programs in each of the 12 cabinet-level departments, track expenditure growth in these programs for several years, and estimate the dollar value of waste and inefficient expenditures in each of these 120 programs. GAO was also requested to suggest legislative remedies and other ways to reduce and eliminate waste. Recent growth in the 10 largest...
State Programs for Delivering Title XX Social Services to Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries Can Be Improved
HRD-79-59: Published: Apr 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1979.
Seven states were reviewed to determine how states are using programs funded under the Social Security Act to provide social services to Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. The assessment showed that elderly Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries had unmet needs for social services.According to state and local officials in some of the seven states, one of the reasons for unmet needs wa...
Impact of Illegal Aliens on Public Assistance Programs: Too Little Is Known
GGD-78-20: Published: Dec 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1977.
Existing information is inadequate to reasonably estimate the extent or cost of illegal aliens receiving public assistance under Federal, State, and local government programs. Whether the payments illegal aliens contribute to the welfare system by paying taxes are sufficient to offset the benefits received is also unknown. However, public assistance programs do not appear to provide significant in...
Supplemental Security Income Overpayments to Medicaid Nursing Home Residents Can Be Reduced
HRD-77-131: Published: Aug 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1977.
When recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) enter nursing homes, their payments should be reduced because Medicaid pays the cost of nursing home care.In 1975, overpayments of about $7.6 million were made to SSI recipients in California and Florida because the Social Security Administration (SSA) did not know that the recipients had been admitted to nursing homes. The majority of these ov...
The Well-Being of Older People in Cleveland, Ohio
HRD-77-70: Published: Apr 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1977.
The overall well-being of older people in Cleveland, Ohio, was assessed in terms of their social and economic status, mental and physical health, and ability to do daily tasks. Information was gathered on the services offered by 23 federal programs and other services and factors which could affect the well-being of the individuals in the sample.Only one of every five of the more than 1,600 people...
Improvememts Needed in Efforts To Help the Mentally Disabled Return to or Remain in the Communities in Massachusetts
092276: Jul 8, 1976
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Problems in Administering Supplemental Security Income for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled
MWD-76-73: Published: Jun 11, 1976. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1976.
Congress established the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program to replace State programs for aiding needy, aged, blind, and disabled persons. After the program became effective, many benefit payment errors, delays, and other difficulties prompted numerous public complaints, State criticisms, and congressional inquiries about the way the Social Security Administration (SSA) was operating the n...