ERIC Number: ED286990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare Eligibility: Deficit Reduction Act Income Verification Issues. Fact Sheet for the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This income and eligibility verification system (IEVS) database was created to aid the implementation of data exchanges among federal and state agencies. These exchanges are important for income and eligibility verification of persons who receive benefits from welfare and unemployment programs. Attempts are being made to match the computer programs used by each state. State contact persons will be available to facilitate these exchanges. In order to obtain information on the progress of these exchange efforts, questionnaires were sent to states and U.S. territories. The responses of 53 participants are presented in three appendices. Analysis of the qualitative responses resulted in the following list of concerns: (1) additional state funding needed to complete the implementation; (2) the efficiency of the existing automated systems to process the data; (3) processing time frames; (4) possibility that the costs may exceed the benefits; (5) the age of the tax data; and (6) safeguarding the tax data as per IRS guidelines. For illustration, the complete responses from Alabama and North Dakota are provided. (VM)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Criteria, Databases, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (1-5 copies free, $2.00 thereafter).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.