Disadvantaged persons (61 - 69 of 69 items)
Impact of Vocational Rehabilitation Services on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program
T-HRD-88-16: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 26, 1988.
GAO discussed vocational rehabilitation (VR) services for beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program. GAO found that: (1) the majority of SSDI beneficiaries were either too old for VR services or unlikely candidates due to the nature of their disabilities; (2) in 1986, only 1 percent of the persons who became beneficiaries in 1983 left the benefit rolls to work and le...
Food Stamp Program: Evaluation of Improper Denial or Termination Error Rates
RCED-88-12: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the accuracy of Maryland's and Illinois's reporting of improper denial or termination error rates under the Food Stamp Program for fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that: (1) Illinois and Maryland detected 40 and 15 percent, respectively, of the improper denials or terminations that it found; (2) projected error rates were 22.5 percent for Illinois a...
Surplus Commodities: Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program's Operations and Continuance
RCED-88-11: Published: Oct 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), focusing on the views of Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania regarding the: (1) appropriateness of the method for allocating commodities and funds among states; and (2) potential effects of the program's continuation on the states.GAO found that: (1) since...
Food Stamp Program Eligibility Determination
T-RCED-88-7: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
GAO discussed on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program, specifically: (1) the extent to which states are improperly denying or terminating eligible persons; (2) USDA procedures for penalizing states when they fail to review the required number of eligibility determinations; and (3) the National Academy of Sciences' recommendations for resolving the backlog of outstanding food s...
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Low Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to 1984 Amendments
HRD-86-92: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated states' use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEA) Block Grant, focusing on the effects of: (1) 1984 amendments to the block grant legislation; (2) budget reductions that the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act requires; and (3) a $2.1-billion oil overcharge settlement.The 1984 amendments: (1) changed the fund allocation...
Evidence Is Insufficient To Support the Administration's Proposed Changes to AFDC Work Programs
HRD-85-92: Published: Aug 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the first phase of its review of poverty among female heads of families, focusing on: (1) work programs aimed at poor women with families who receive assistance under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC); and (2) the Administration's proposal to change AFDC work programs in fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) many poor fem...
Analysis of GAO Reports To Determine Federal Approaches Most Conducive to State Consistency in Delivering Services and Monitoring Results
HRD-81-76: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
GAO was asked to examine recent GAO reports which discuss State administration and monitoring of selected federally funded programs to determine Federal approaches most conductive to State consistency in delivering services and monitoring the results. GAO was asked to emphasize cases where programs have been consistently administered and monitored by States.Twelve GAO reports were examined concern...
Efforts To Reduce Infant Mortality and Improve Pregnancy Outcome
112674: Jun 30, 1980
GAO discussed the issues of infant mortality and improving pregnancy outcomes, focusing on federal efforts to reduce high-risk pregnancies. GAO noted that: (1) since 1950, the U.S. infant mortality rate has declined from 29.2 to 14.1 per 1,000 live births; (2) to reduce infant mortality, the federal government provides funds for hospital construction, health care training, research, and programs t...