Eligibility determinations (21 - 30 of 52 items)
Welfare Programs: Ineffective Federal Oversight Permits Costly Automated System Problems
IMTEC-92-29: Published: May 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effectiveness of the Departments of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and Agriculture's (USDA) oversight of states' efforts to automate eligibility determinations for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, and Food Stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) Congress authorized HHS and USDA to pay most of states' costs to acquire a...
Computer Matching Act: Many States Did Not Comply With 30-Day Notice or Data-Verification Provisions
HRD-91-39: Published: Feb 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated states' implementation of provisions of the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988, focusing on CMPPA notice and data verification provisions for three state-administered welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) as of June 1990, more than half of the states had implemented the CMPPA 30-day notice for denial or termination of bene...
Foster Care: Delayed Follow-Up of Noncomplying States May Reduce Incentive for Reform
PEMD-89-16: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) provided incentive funds to states which instituted ACYF-mandated reforms under its Child Welfare Services grants program.GAO found that: (1) ACYF disbursed incentive funds to all states that certified their compliance with provisions and then retrospectively reviewed st...
Social Security Disability: Implementing the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-88-108BR: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard to determine whether: (1) SSA implemented the standard as intended; and (2) DDS encountered problems with it.GAO found that: (1) SSA regulations implementing the standard were consistent with the...
Unemployment Insurance: Trust Fund Reserves Inadequate
HRD-88-55: Published: Sep 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1988.
GAO assessed the financial status of states' unemployment insurance systems, focusing on: (1) trends in trust fund reserve balances and borrowing; (2) the possible effects of future recessions on reserve balances and borrowing needs; and (3) the effects of recent federal policy changes on the systems' financial conditions and benefit eligibility.GAO found that: (1) although the June 1987 reserve l...
Food Stamp Program: Reporting of Application Activities Could Be Improved
RCED-88-156: Published: Jul 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the reliability of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) statistics on households applying for, approved for, and denied food stamp benefits, focusing on: (1) FNS instructions and requirements regarding states' reports on application, approval, and denial information; (2) the definitions and procedures states used to aggregate, record, and report...
Unemployment Insurance: Issues Relating to Reserve Adequacy and Trust Fund Solvency
T-HRD-88-23: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1988.
GAO discussed its analysis of issues facing the federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system, focusing on states': (1) UI trust funds' financial health; and (2) actions during the 1980's in response to recessionary conditions and to new federal loan policies. GAO found that: (1) the system's ability to pay benefits from available reserves declined significantly after 1970; (2) as of December 1...
Food Stamps: Examination of Program Data and Analysis of Nonparticipation
PEMD-88-21: Published: Jul 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) data on its Food Stamp Program to determine: (1) the current level of operations in recent years; and (2) state variations in application, participation, and termination counts and rates. GAO also reviewed published studies regarding reasons for nonparticipation in the Food Stamp Program.GAO found that: (1) re...
Social Security: Observations on Demonstration Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-88-22BR: Published: Dec 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented and evaluated its disability determination projects.GAO found that: (1) delays in obtaining management approval for program regulations and procedures and in contracting for the projects' evaluation slowed implementation; (2) SSA plans to evaluate the demonstration projects within sta...
Unemployment Insurance: Issues Relating to the Reserve Adequacy and Trust Fund Solvency
T-HRD-88-6: Published: Dec 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1987.
GAO discussed the major problems facing the Department of Labor's (DOL) Unemployment Insurance (UI) System. GAO found that: (1) most of the individual state trust funds did not have adequate reserves to pay recession-level benefits without borrowing from the federal government; (2) reserves were equivalent to 5 months of recession-level benefit payments; (3) seven state trust funds were insolvent;...