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Review of Selected Aspects of Low Income Energy Assistance
HRD-80-115: Published: Sep 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1980.
GAO reviewed the 1980 Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEA) Program, and examined those Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients who were financially assisted even though they did not pay fuel bills. The North Carolina LIEA program was also examined, with particular emphasis on energy assistance payments to AFDC recipients in public housing and payments to Supplemental Security Inco...
U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
Number of Newly Arrived Aliens Who Receive Supplemental Security Income Needs To Be Reduced
HRD-78-50: Published: Feb 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1978.
Although the Immigration and Nationality Act has provisions directed at preventing newly arrived aliens from receiving public assistance, many do receive assistance, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI). About 37,500 newly arrived aliens in five States receive about $72 million in SSI benefits annually, and about $16 million of this is paid to refugees who are exempt from the act's public...
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...
Social Security Administration's Procedures for Allocating Administrative Costs to the Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-78-12: Published: Nov 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1977.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has highly integrated units with common management and support duties which administer programs such as the Supplemental Security Income for the aged, blind, and disabled. Since the administrative costs of the various programs are paid from different sources, SSA distributes these costs through a cost allocation system. The SSA method of allocating administ...
Need to Change Income Criteria of the Supplemental Security Income Program
HRD-77-114: Published: Jun 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1977.
An examination was performed of the Supplemental Security Income program to identify legislative changes needed for recipients to be treated more equitably.Concern was expressed about a provision that calls for a reduction in benefits when recipients receive in-kind support and maintenance. The amount of the reduction varies depending upon the recipient's living arrangements. This can result in re...