So… a dead man walks into the Social Security office to prove he’s alive and should still be receiving benefits. It’s not as easy as you’d think it would be.
They KNOW they’re fraudulently paying $130 million to dead people that they shouldn’t be paying. But the reverse is also happening.
According to the Social Security Administration, at least 750 very alive people each month are accidentally entered into the “Death Master File.” Getting out of the “dead file” is apparently much harder than getting into it.
Now, doesn’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy about the Federal government handling your healthcare?
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via The Real Side Radio Show with Joe Messina 11/6/13