ERIC Number: ED279743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul-9
Reference Count: 0
Needs-Based Programs: Eligibility and Benefit Factors. GAO Fact Sheet for Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This report provides eligibility and benefit determination information for 54 of the larger needs-based Federal benefit programs. Needs-based programs are defined as those which provide cash and in-kind benefits to low income, needy, and/or distressed individuals who do not financially contribute to the programs. The report is divided into three main sections which contain, respectively: (1) a list of 95 needs-based programs active in fiscal year 1983; (2) tables showing the eligibility and benefit factors for 54 of the larger programs; and (3) descriptions of these 54 programs. Each of the 54 program descriptions provides a general overview of a program and its purpose, eligibility requirements, and benefits. Other pertinent information is also cited, including the responsible Federal agency, the legal authority for the program, the governing Federal regulations, program administration, and the percentage of Federal funding. For comparative purposes, the 54 programs are grouped into six classifications: cash assistance; education; food; housing; medical; and service. (KH)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Health, Housing, Needs Assessment, Public Agencies, Resource Allocation, Welfare Services
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (First five free, $2 each additional).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.