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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Social Security Paid Dead Government Workers $1.7 Million

The Social Security Administration has paid dead federal workers $1.7 million in recent years, with the deceased receiving benefits an average of seven years after their death, according to an agency watchdog.

An audit released by the agency’s inspector general Monday revealed that the Social Security Administration had not crosschecked beneficiaries’ deaths with the Office of Personnel Management, which manages federal employees.

Missing just 35 deaths cost taxpayers $1.7 million.

“OPM’s annuitant file contained deaths that were not recorded in SSA’s systems,” the inspector general said. “SSA paid $1.7 million in [Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance] OASDI benefits to 35 deceased beneficiaries. The average payment after death was $49,156 for an average of 84 months.”

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1 comment:

lmclain said...

Put some people in prison.

My wife died and within 14 days I received a notice from the State of MD to return the handicapped placard she had or face some serious consequences.
But the Feds can mail my tax money to dead people for SEVEN YEARS!!? And no one knew it???

Fire them and then charge everyone who hand a hand in sending or receiving that money.
LONG prison terms.

Or, keep cheering.