state relations (101 - 110 of 340 items)
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Federal Efforts to Ensure Continued Delivery of Key State-Administered Benefits
T-AIMD-99-241: Published: Jul 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the year 2000 challenge facing state and local governments, focusing on: (1) the year 2000 readiness of 10 key state-administered federal human services programs; (2) federal activities to assess states' readiness for these 10 programs; and (3) the status of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Payment Management System.GAO noted tha...
Child Support Enforcement: Effects of Declining Welfare Caseloads Are Beginning to Emerge
HEHS-99-105: Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program, focusing on: (1) changes in CSE welfare collections since 1994; (2) the net savings/cost experiences of state and federal CSE programs; (3) those states that have experienced declines in CSE welfare collections and how these declines affected their state's CSE program funding; and (4) the future implicat...
Federal Assistance: Information on Federal Funds to Suffolk County, New York
RCED-99-220R: Published: Jun 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the level of federal assistance provided to Suffolk County, New York, as well as data on incomes and the distribution of population within the county.GAO noted that: (1) during fiscal year 1998, Suffolk County, New York, received more than $10.7 billion in federal assistance, according to the latest Consolidated Federal Funds Report;...
Food Stamp Program: Relatively Few Improper Benefits Provided to Individuals in Long-Term Care Facilities
RCED-99-151: Published: Jun 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which individuals residing in long-term care facilities are improperly included as members of food stamp households, focusing on: (1) how many individuals were included as members of food stamp households while they were residing in long-term care facilities and the estimated value of the overpayments to those households; and (2) whet...
Welfare Reform: Information on Former Recipients' Status
HEHS-99-48: Published: Apr 28, 1999. Publicly Released: May 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on families no longer receiving welfare, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have reported information on the condition of families who have left welfare in the following key areas: (a) economic status; (b) family composition; and (c) family and child well-being; (2) generalizable state studies on what is known about the status...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems That Support Federal Human Services Programs
T-AIMD-99-91: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the year 2000 status of states' automated systems that support federal human services programs, such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Food Stamps.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's survey last year of states' year 2000 status found that many systems were at risk and much work remained to ensure continued services; (2) overal...
Supplemental Security Income: Increased Receipt and Reporting of Child Support Could Reduce Payments
HEHS-99-11: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1999.
GAO provided information on: (1) opportunities for increasing the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) single-parent families receiving child support and for improving the reporting of such support to the Social Security Administration (SSA); (2) the potential for reducing SSI payments by increasing the extent to which SSI children in single-parent families are served by the Child Support...
Child Support Enforcement: Information on Federal and State Databases
AIMD-99-42R: Published: Dec 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the purposes and manner in which the information maintained in the Office of Child Support Enforcement's (OCSE) Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), including the Federal Case Registry of Child Supporters, the National Directory of New Hires, and the State Directory of New Hires had been used; and (2) whether these databases...
Welfare Reform: Monitoring Required State Spending Levels
HEHS-99-20R: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) proposed requirement mandating that states maintain their spending for needy families at a specified level in order to receive their full Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on whether: (1) the proposed regulations' guidance on which expenditures coun...
Welfare Reform: Effects of Reduced Reimbursements on the Summer Food Service Program
RCED-99-20: Published: Nov 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program and the impacts the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 had on the program, focusing on the: (1) number and characteristics of sponsors participating in and dropping out of the program before and after the decrease in the reimbursements; (2) numbe...