The Social Security Administration is paying millions of dollars in benefits to dead Americans, while other elderly people who are incorrectly said to be deceased, get nothing.
McClatchy Newspapers reports one study revealed at least 88 of 305 Social Security recipients listed as deceased were still receiving checks. And at least 140 of the 305 supposedly dead people, were in fact still very much alive.
Overall, investigators say more than 6,700 people currently receiving Social Security benefits have master files that include a date of death. They estimate more than $40 million may have been improperly paid out to deceased beneficiaries. Read More
WOW! What a wise government we have! Come on now, maybe if we cleaned up some of these crooks we would not have to worry about being out of money!