Eligibility determinations (11 - 20 of 52 items)
Food Stamp Program: How States Are Using Federal Waivers of the Work Requirement
RCED-00-5: Published: Oct 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the measures used by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assess states' requests for waivers to the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents; (2) how states have used the waiver provision; and (3) whether USDA and states considered the availability of employment in adjace...
Medicaid Enrollment: Amid Declines, State Efforts to Ensure Coverage After Welfare Reform Vary
HEHS-99-163: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the decline in Medicaid enrollment, focusing on: (1) Medicaid enrollment changes for families and children following welfare reform, as well as associated key federal protections established for Medicaid; and (2) states' welfare-related policies and practices that can influence Medicaid enrollment.GAO noted that: (1) between 1995 and...
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...
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...
Food Assistance: Observations on Reducing Fraud and Abuse in the Food Stamp Program
T-RCED-98-167: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
GAO discussed fraud and abuse in the Food Stamp Program, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of the problem; (2) reasons it often goes undetected; and (3) ways computerized information can be used to identify and reduce it.GAO noted that: (1) fraud and abuse in the Food Stamp Program generally occurs in the form of either overpayments to food stamp recipients or trafficking; (2) overpayments oc...
Supplemental Security Income: Administrative and Program Savings Possible by Directly Accessing State Data
HEHS-96-163: Published: Aug 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) use of online access to state databases on income information to determine whether it could: (1) improve the administration of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program; (2) reduce overpayments; and (3) easily implement online access nationwide in SSA field offices.GAO found that the use of online acc...
Quality Assurance Independence
HEHS-94-151R: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) regional structure for ensuring the quality of disability decisions made by state disability determination services (DDS). GAO found that: (1) each SSA region's Disability Quality Branch (DQB) works cooperatively with regional medical consultants (RMC) to review the accuracy of disability decisions; (2) based on DQB review, SSA assesses wheth...
Long-Term Care Reform: Program Eligibility, States' Service Capacity, and Federal Role in Reform Need More Consideration
T-HEHS-94-144: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed long-term health care reform, focusing on: (1) eligibility determinations; (2) service capacity; and (3) the federal role in implementing long-term care reform. GAO noted that: (1) long-term health care reform is needed because of changing demography, rising costs, and dissatisfaction with current services; (2) the principles of long-term care ref...
Social Security: SSA Needs to Improve Service for Program Participants
T-HRD-93-11: Published: Mar 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1993.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to improve service to the public, focusing on: (1) long delays in processing disability claims; (2) the reduction of continuing disability reviews (CDR); and (3) SSA long-range plans to improve overall service levels. GAO noted that: (1) SSA administers the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs wit...
Foster Care: State Agencies Other Than Child Welfare Can Access Title IV-E Funds
HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether federal statutes permit federal reimbursement for foster care placements by state juvenile justice and mental health agencies; (2) which states are claiming reimbursement for juvenile justice and mental health agency placements and the amounts claimed during 1991; and (3) what barriers states encounter in trying to claim reimbursemen...