Income maintenance programs (71 - 80 of 196 items)
Supplemental Security Income: Recipient Population Has Changed as Caseloads Have Burgeoned
T-HEHS-95-120: Published: Mar 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) factors contributing to caseload growth; (2) how the characteristics of SSI recipients have changed; and (3) ways to improve SSI. GAO noted that: (1) the major factors contributing to program growth include eligibility expansions, outreach, limited emphasis on return to work, and imm...
Social Security: New Functional Assessments for Children Raise Eligibility Questions
HEHS-95-66: Published: Mar 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the judicially mandated individualized functional assessment (IFA) process on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, focusing on: (1) allegations that parents may be coaching their children to fake mental impairments to qualify under the lower eligibility standards created by IFA; and (2) how IFA affects the children's eligibil...
Social Security: Federal Disability Programs Face Major Issues
T-HEHS-95-97: Published: Mar 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1995.
GAO discussed its ongoing work on the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, focusing on the: (1) reasons for the dramatic growth in federal disability programs; and (2) impact of fraud and abuse on program growth and integrity. GAO noted that: (1) the number of blind and disabled persons under age 65 receiving DI or SSI benefits has increased 70 percent since 1...
Welfare Reform: Implications of Proposals on Legal Immigrants' Benefits
HEHS-95-58: Published: Feb 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of proposed welfare reform legislation on legal immigrant welfare recipients, focusing on: (1) legal immigrants' and citizens' use of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs; (2) the numbers of legal immigrants receiving SSI or AFDC benefits; (3) the immigrant recipients that cou...
Supplemental Security Income: Recent Growth in the Rolls Raises Fundamental Program Concerns
T-HEHS-95-67: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
GAO discussed growth in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program and changes in the characteristics of SSI recipients. GAO noted that: (1) since 1986, the number of disabled SSI recipients under age 65 has increased an average of over 8 percent annually, adding nearly 2 million younger recipients to the rolls, while the number of aged and blind recipients has remained constant; (2) the incre...
Child Care: Child Care Subsidies Increase Likelihood That Low-Income Mothers Will Work
HEHS-95-20: Published: Dec 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether child care subsidies increase the likelihood that low-income mothers will work, focusing on the probability that poor and near-poor mothers will work as their child care expenditures change.GAO found that: (1) reducing child care costs increases the likelihood that poor, near-poor, and nonpoor mothers will work; (2) providing a full subsidy...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1994
HEHS-95-44: Published: Dec 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a compilation of its fiscal year (FY) 1994 products and ongoing work regarding older Americans.GAO noted that: (1) its work during FY 1994 covered a range of issues including federal government activities in employment, health care, housing, income security, and veterans' affairs; (2) some of its work during FY 1994 included reports on policies and...
Child Care: Current System Could Undermine Goals of Welfare Reform
T-HEHS-94-238: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1994.
GAO discussed child care subsidies for low-income families, focusing on: (1) the effect of child care subsidy rates on the employment of low-income women; and (2) how well current child care subsidy programs are working for low-income families. GAO noted that: (1) child care subsidies can dramatically affect whether low-income women work; (2) despite significant funding from subsidy programs, only...
Social Security: Rapid Rise in Children on SSI Disability Rolls Follows New Regulations
HEHS-94-225: Published: Sep 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the increase in children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, focusing on the increase in benefits: (1) for mental impairments; and (2) based on the new functional assessment process.GAO found that: (1) in the last 4 years, the number of children receiving SSI benefits more than doubled after the Social Security Adm...
Social Security Disability: SSA Quality Assurance Improvements Can Produce More Accurate Payments
HEHS-94-107: Published: Jun 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality assurance (QA) mechanisms the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to promote accuracy and consistency in disability determinations for the Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.GAO found that: (1) although SSA has reported a 94-percent accuracy rate for state disability determination services' (...