POLITICAL: $85M paid to dead; SSA doesn’t know who is dead or alive

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/30/OPM-274-Million-Paid-to-Dead-Federal-Retirees-Over-Past-3-Years

OPM: NEARLY $85 MILLION PAID TO DEAD FEDERAL RETIREES IN 2013

by EDWIN MORA  30 Dec 2013, 9:46 AM PDT

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However, an audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released on Dec. 27 found that the SSA may not always know who is dead.

“SSA’s methods for processing death reports may result in inaccurate, incomplete, or untimely information for users of its death data,” noted the GAO. “Consequently, this could lead to improper payments if benefit-paying agencies rely on this data… Because SSA does not verify death reports from sources it considers most accurate, the agency risks having erroneous information in its death data, such as including living individuals or not including deceased individual.”

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Argh!

It’s not like it’s THEIR money.

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