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To: Abathar

Don’t forget: unlike money you save in your 401-K, money in ‘your SS account’ doesn’t become an asset for your estate. Instead, the government is able to remove you as a liability when you die and keep any excess contributions. Thus, as the government gets deeper into socialist programs like healthcare, they will have increasing incentives to ‘clear their books.’ That means denying you needed surgery or medication.


29 posted on 11/20/2008 11:13:37 AM PST by CT (Joe Biden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTwnwbG9YLE)
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To: CT

Re: “Don’t forget: unlike money you save in your 401-K, money in ‘your SS account’ doesn’t become an asset for your estate. Instead, the government is able to remove you as a liability when you die and keep any excess contributions.”

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Yes, they remove you as a liability when you die, and they don’t waste any time!

My elderly mother died on the 29th of October a few years ago. She had already received the October payment, via automatic bank deposit.

When I notified SS of her death, they demanded the entire month be repaid to them. It would’ve been nice to have kept most of that money to help defray cost of ambulance/ER fees but noooooooooo — they got the whole month’s payment back.


61 posted on 11/20/2008 1:04:12 PM PST by CaliforniaCon
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