Welfare Program Integrity
Performing Data Cross-Checks
Weekly data cross-checks for eligibility—using readily available claimant information, such as residency and death records—in programs like food stamps and Medicaid will save states money on improper payments and help preserve resources for the truly needy.
Increasing Administrative Accuracy
Without accuracy in how programs are administered, the end result is predictable: Ineligible people remain on the rolls as more are added, thereby straining state budgets. In addition to regular data cross-checks, states should reject the use of self-attested information and schedule annual audits.
Cooperating on Child Support
Too few single-parent families are not receiving the child support they are owed. By expanding the child support cooperation requirement in food stamps and childcare subsidies to include non-custodial parents, families are less likely to be on welfare, more children will be lifted from poverty, and tax dollars will be safeguarded.
New Report Underlines Welfare Reform Opportunity through Child Support Cooperation
Naples, FL – Child support is a critical tool for increasing incomes and reducing dependency among single-parent families. But just one in four single-parent families on food stamps receive child support of any kind. A new report, released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), highlights how states can move more families out of […]READ MORE
FGA Applauds Hutchinson administration for Commitment to Reducing Welfare Fraud
Naples, FL – The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) applauds Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson for its efforts to reduce welfare fraud, waste, and abuse and protect resources for the truly needy. The Hutchinson administration reported that 80,000 ineligible individuals were removed from the state’s Medicaid rolls in 2017. According to the Hutchinson administration, nearly one-third […]READ MORE
New Report Details Role of Child Support in Reducing Dependency without Adding Costs
Naples, FL – A new report released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) underscores the important and cost-effective role of child support in lifting millions of single-parent families out of government dependency. Child support boosts incomes for single-parent families by an average of 54 percent and helps more than one million children escape poverty. […]READ MORE
FGA Calls for Welfare Reforms to Promote Work and End Government Dependency
Washington, D.C. – With federal welfare reform discussions on the horizon, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) remains prepared with proven solutions to help free individuals from the devastating grip of government dependence. FGA remains committed to reducing government dependency through commonsense policy solutions that promote work and dignity for individuals and families, freeing able-bodied […]READ MORE
Our Welfare Reform Research
Congress Should Restore Program Integrity To Food Stamps By Requiring Enrollees To Report Out-Of-State Moves
How Congress Can Protect the Truly Needy and Restore Program Integrity to Food Stamps by Ending Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility
Married to a Myth: Debunking the “Marriage Penalty” in Food Stamps
President Biden Unilaterally and Unlawfully Increased Food Stamp Benefits
The Top Two Reforms to Restore Federal Fiscal Sanity
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