State-administered programs (61 - 70 of 193 items)
Income Security Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-11(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Income Security issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Food Stamp Overpayments: Thousands of Deceased Individuals Are Being Counted as Household Members
RCED-98-53: Published: Feb 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) how many deceased individuals were included as members of households that received food stamp benefits and the estimated value of improper benefits that were issued to the households; (2) how these individuals could be included without being detected; and (3) whether computer matching or other methods could...
Welfare Reform: Effects of Changes Made to the Summer Food Service Program
T-RCED-98-120: Published: Mar 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the changes made to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program, focusing on the: (1) effects these changes had on the number of sponsors and children participating in the program in 1997; and (2) potential effect of the reduced subsidies for the future.GAO noted that: (1) the reduction in federal subsidies for sponsors di...
Welfare Reform: HHS' Progress in Implementing Its Responsibilities
HEHS-98-44: Published: Feb 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) implementation of the mandates resulting from the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, focusing on the: (1) extent to which HHS reduced its full-time equivalent (FTE) staff levels to the levels prescribed by the law; (2) clarity, timeliness, and usefulness of HHS...
Social Service Privatization: Expansion Poses Challenges in Ensuring Accountability for Program Results
HEHS-98-6: Published: Oct 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues related to social service privatization, focusing on the: (1) recent history of state and local government efforts to privatize federally funded social services; (2) key issues surrounding state and local privatized social services; and (3) federal policy implications of state and local social service privatization.GAO found that: (1) since...
Food Assistance: Reducing Food Stamp Benefit Overpayments and Trafficking
T-RCED-98-37: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
GAO discussed fraud, waste, and abuse in the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of the problem; (2) the roles and responsibilities of the major federal agencies involved in minimizing it; and (3) the potential of electronic benefits transfer (EBT), a system of benefit delivery that replaces the traditional food stamp coupons with a debit card, to reduce it.GAO noted that: (...
Child Support Enforcement: Leadership Essential to Implementing Effective Automated Systems
T-AIMD-97-162: Published: Sep 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1997.
GAO discussed the results of its recent review of automated systems being developed by the states to aid in the enforcement of child support payments, focusing on the: (1) benefits that automated systems are beginning to provide, as well as the cost to date; (2) problems that impeded early progress; (3) need for stronger federal leadership; and (4) challenges posed by the new welfare legislation.G...
Supplemental Security Income: Timely Data Could Prevent Millions in Overpayments to Nursing Home Residents
HEHS-97-62: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed overpayments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in nursing homes and other medical treatment institutions, focusing on: (1) the extent of such overpayments; (2) the success or failure of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions in preventing and detecting these overpayments; and (3) the methods by which SSA can better preven...
Welfare Reform: Three States' Approaches Show Promise of Increasing Work Participation
HEHS-97-80: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' experiences under waivers with increasing the participation of welfare recipients in work and work-related activities, focusing on: (1) the policies and programs states initiated under waivers to increase participation in work and work-related activities; and (2) whether states with statewide waivers achieved participation rates comparable...
Child Welfare: States' Progress in Implementing Family Preservation and Support Services
HEHS-97-34: Published: Feb 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of states' use of funds for family preservation and support (FPS) services, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of states' use of federal funds for new and expanded FPS services; and (2) states' plans to assess the impact of these services on children and their families and impacts identified to date.GAO found that: (1) all states rep...