Accession Number:

ADA106871

Title:

Concerns about HHS' Ability to Effectively Implement Incentive Funding for State Information Systems in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-29

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Public Law 96-265, enacted on June 9, 1980, authorized the Federal Government, beginning on July 1, 1981, to pay 90 percent of the costs incurred by States for the planning, design, development, or installation of statewide mechanized claims processing and information retrieval systems for administering the 11.3 billion Aid to Families with Dependent Children AFDC program. The Federal Government currently pays 50 percent of both development and operating costs related to these systems. Public Law 96-265 contained several specific conditions for obtaining increased Federal matching funds. First, the system must operate on a statewide basis control all factors in the eligibility determination process control and account for the costs, quality, and delivery of funds and services furnished to applicants and recipients provide eligibility information to other welfare programs and provide security against unauthorized access to data in the system. Second, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services HHS must determine that the system is likely to provide more efficient and effective administration of the AFDC program and be compatible with systems used to administer Social Services programs and Medicaid. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE