Public assistance programs (81 - 90 of 98 items)
Several States Have Not Properly Implemented Certain AFDC Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
HRD-83-56: Published: Jun 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of provisions of title XXIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, which affects the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program.GAO found variances in the way some states implemented the following provisions: (1) the 150-percent income limit for eligibility; (2) the treatment of lump-sum income tax refunds as either a resource or income for e...
South Carolina's Objection to a Letter-of-Credit Procedure Used by the Department of Health and Human Services
AFMD-83-1: Published: Dec 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO considered questions regarding the propriety of the delay-of-drawdown letter-of-credit procedure being implemented for public assistance programs by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The questions arose in light of the South Carolina Treasurer's opinion that this procedure would require him to issue bogus checks.GAO found that, if funds are...
Information on Programs Involved in the President's Swap Proposal
CED-82-71: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and Medicaid Programs which described: program growth by State, differences in benefit levels among the States, degree of correlation between program growth and unemployment, administrative structure of each program, the extent to which recipients of the F...
Duplicate Payments to AFDC Recipients in Pennsylvania
HRD-79-2: Published: Oct 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
Allegations were made that some Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program recipients in Pennsylvania were obtaining duplicate benefit payments by improperly claiming nonreceipt of original benefit checks, requesting and obtaining replacement checks, and then cashing both checks. Two systems are currently used in Pennsylvania to reduce the incidence of duplicate AFDC payments through i...
Intertitle Transfers--A Way for States To Increase Federal Funding for Social Services
HRD-81-116: Published: Jul 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1981.
GAO initiated a review of the extent and magnitude of transfers of social services costs from title XX of the Social Security Act to other funding sources. These intertitle transfers are the costs of social services historically charged to social services programs which, subsequent to the ceiling on social services, are now being charged to other Federal funding sources. Federal social services co...
HHS' Action To Implement GAO's Recommendations Concerning the National Recipient System Has Been Curtailed--A New System Is Being Proposed
HRD-81-89: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: May 27, 1981.
In a prior report, GAO made recommendations to the former Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare concerning a proposal to implement a National Recipient System (NRS). NRS was to be a computerized system developed and maintained at the Federal level designed to help States and territories reduce fraud, abuse, and error in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) pro...
U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
Analysis of Two Studies of Quality in New York City's Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program
HRD-80-48: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1980.
An analysis was made of two studies of quality in New York City's Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program to determine: (1) if the difference between the error rate estimates was significant, and (2) which estimate was most accurate. These studies were made by the State Quality Control (QC) staff and the State Office of the Welfare Inspector General (IG). AFDC, one of the largest fe...
State Advance Payments to Aid to Families With Dependent Children Recipients Are Inconsistent With Federal Regulations
HRD-80-50: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
The Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was examined regarding program policies, management characteristics, and operational procedures in six States and several of their local welfare agencies to identify areas in need of further audit or analysis. One of the issues concerning assistance payments was identified as warranting immediate attention. Pursuant to payment policies bel...
Review of the National Recipient System
HRD-79-88: Published: May 29, 1979. Publicly Released: May 29, 1979.
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) proposed implementing a computerized National Recipient System (NRS) to help states reduce fraud, abuse, and error in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. NRS will match applicant-recipient identification data supplied by the states with records from other sources to identify overpaid or ineligible program participants....