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Federal, state, and local agencies distribute billions of federal dollars to help eligible low-income people access food, health care, and more. Agencies can verify recipients' financial eligibility for benefits using electronic data from federal, state, and commercial sources.
What GAO Found Six key federally funded programs for low-income people vary significantly with regard to who is eligible, how income is counted and the maximum income applicants may have to be eligible, and the benefits provided.
What GAO Found If all foreign workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) with CNMI-Only transitional worker (CW-1) permits, or 45 percent of total workers in 2015, were removed from the CNMI's labor market, GAO's preliminary economic analysis projects a 26 to 62 percent reduction...
What GAO Found Pay for Success (PFS), also known as Social Impact Bonds, is a new contracting mechanism to fund prevention programs, where investors provide capital to implement a social service— for example, to reduce recidivism by former prisoners.
What GAO Found GAO found that the Social Security Administration (SSA) detected concurrent Disability Insurance (DI) and Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) payments received by some, but not all individuals who received these concurrent payments during at least 1 calendar month from July 1, 2011...
What GAO Found The Social Security Administration (SSA) faces challenges with ensuring the integrity of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program's processes for preventing, detecting, and recovering overpayments.
What GAO Found The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken actions to ensure that component agencies include veterinarians in workforce planning efforts for meeting routine needs, but the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not done so.
What GAO Found Since inception in 1987, the nationwide Title V homeless-assistance program has transferred 122 properties from federal agencies to homeless assistance providers. Of these properties, 81 are currently being used to provide a range of homeless assistance services nationwide.