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What GAO Found The Social Security Administration (SSA) has undertaken several efforts to encourage employment for individuals with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and who would like to work, but few benefit from these supports.
What GAO Found The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) supports small businesses through forgivable loans for payroll and other eligible costs. Early lending favored larger and rural businesses, according to GAO's analysis of Small Business Administration (SBA) data.
What GAO Found Public safety officers—law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians, among others—who die or become totally and permanently disabled after a line-of-duty injury are eligible for benefits from the PSOB, which provides a one-time, lump-sum payment to public...
What GAO Found National data from the Department of Defense (DOD) between 2016 and 2020 suggest that very few military families—2,174—fostered or sought to adopt relative to the total active-duty servicemember population, which was 1.3 million in 2019.
What GAO Found The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) is an independent nonprofit organization that plays a key role in ensuring the safety of amateur athletes. The Center has jurisdiction over the U.S.
What GAO Found As part of ongoing work on unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, GAO found potential racial and ethnic disparities in the receipt of UI benefits, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. Specifically, according to data from the U.S.
What GAO Found In cases where children in foster care are eligible to receive funds from the Social Security Administration (SSA), SSA generally selects and appoints an individual or organization to serve as a representative payee (payee) to manage these funds on the child's behalf.
What GAO Found In its May 2021 report, GAO found that the Department of Defense (DOD) met a statutory requirement to collect and report data for incidents that it determined met its criteria for domestic abuse.