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What GAO Found In May 2013, an estimated 15 percent of the 7.2 million households with blind, aged, and disabled individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash benefits included more than one SSI recipient, according to GAO's data analysis. Of the estimated 1.
Women aged 65 and over will account for a growing segment of the U.S. population over the next several decades. Despite increases in women's workforce behavior in the past 65 years, elderly women have persistently high rates of poverty.
State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, under the Department of Education (Education), play a crucial role in helping individuals with disabilities prepare for and obtain employment, including individuals receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Rehabilitation Services Administration's (RSA) federal-state vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, focusing on the: (1) eligible population; (2) characteristics of individuals who are accepted into the program and those who are not; (3) services...