Public assistance programs (71 - 80 of 98 items)
Welfare Eligibility: Deficit Reduction Act Income Verification Issues
HRD-87-79FS: Published: May 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on federal and state agencies' efforts to implement the data exchange provisions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984, focusing on: (1) coordination, resource, and procedural problems related to providing and using federal data; (2) the states' ability to effectively use, control, verify, and keep confidential large amounts of data; and (3) the...
Findings on Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Pending Legislation
T-HRD-87-12: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
GAO discussed the current Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) work programs and their implications for pending legislation. GAO believes that: (1) the current multiplicity of program authorizations results in a division of responsibility and duplication of effort between state agencies, complex and conflicting regulations, and unintentional incentives created by disparate funding levels...
Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Federal Policy
T-HRD-87-9: Published: Feb 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1987.
GAO discussed work programs for Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) beneficiaries. GAO noted that: (1) its audit work focused on state-administered work incentive programs; (2) AFDC work programs served only about 22 percent of AFDC recipients in 1985; (3) an unknown proportion of work incentive participants received no services other than orientation or assessment; (4) current...
Social Security Disability: Implementation of the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-87-3BR: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and the state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard and reported on the SSA effort to resume continuing disability reviews (CDR).GAO found that: (1) SSA took more than a year to develop final regulations and procedures to implement the medica...
Welfare Simplification: Service Integration Demonstrations Under the 1984 Deficit Reduction Act
HRD-86-125BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) funding and monitoring of integration demonstration projects in five states. The demonstration projects will develop ways to ensure that an applicant for services under one program has access to available services under other programs by eliminating programmatic fragmentation. GAO...
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...
Information Concerning Attendance by Federal, State, and Local Welfare Employees at Conferences of the American Public Welfare Association
MWD-75-93: Published: Jun 17, 1975. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Better Federal Program Administration Can Contribute to Improving State Foster Care Programs
HRD-84-2: Published: Aug 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and selected states, of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act to determine the guidance which HHS has given to the states and how HHS has determined whether states have complied with the act's requirements.During the initial year of implementation, much confusion ex...
Implementation of Section 191 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
RCED-83-190: Published: Jul 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of a section of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 which recommends that Federal agencies take steps to distribute surplus food to hungry people and that State and local governments enact donor liability laws to encourage private cooperative efforts to provide food for the hungry as quickly as possible.GAO found tha...