Skip to comments.Social Security Paid 1,546 Dead People $31 MillionóDeceased Collected Benefits Up to 20 Years
Posted on 07/03/2013 7:13:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has paid at least 1,546 dead people $31 million, with some of the deceased receiving benefits for 20 years.
According to a June 21 audit by the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, 2,475 beneficiaries had a recorded date of death in Social Securitys own database. The IG determined that at least 1,546 of these individuals were in fact dead and still receiving benefits, totaling $30,956,695 through May 2012.
Among those 1,546 deceased, some were receiving benefits for up to 20 years.
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What a relief. Got scared for a second... the SSA paid that out, not me. /sar
And at least they got to vote in Chi-Congo too ....
You didn’t actually believe Members of Congress retire extremely wealthy as a result of them being smart in business did you??
Or MPLS for Weird Al Franken
Someone had to support all those dead people who voted for Dick Daley for so long!
And no one goes to JAIL.
That must be a pretty low error rate considering the number of people receiving benefits.
I bet it’s more like Billion than Million. $31 million slippage in a program that dispenses many, many billions annually is annoying and should be followed up, but is much less than I would expect.
Search their pockets for change...
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