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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:30

Feds Screw Up Over $1 Billion In Social Security Payments; It’s VERY Bad

Written by  Robert Gehl

The Social Security Administration managed to pay out $1 million in benefits to individuals who do not have a Social Security Number, meaning it should be impossible for them to get benefits.

A new audit from the inspector general found massive errors in the government’s documentation for “representative payees,” a term that means people who receive payments on behalf of someone else who is incapable of managing their own affairs.

There are thousands of cases where the recipients received the fund and there is no SSN on file.

Over the last ten years, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 “representative payees” who ‘did not have an SSN, and SSA ad not followed its policy to retain the paper application,” the Washington Free Beacon reports.

“Furthermore, unless it takes corrective action, we estimate SSA will pay about $182.5 million in benefits, annually, to representative payees who do not have an SSN or paper application supporting their selection,” the inspector general said.

In addition, the IG found that the agency paid $853.1 million in benefits since 2004 to individuals who had been officially terminated as “representative payees” by the agency.

The errors occurred because the agency did not keep up with the paper applications supporting an individual’s case to receive benefits on behalf of another, and did not update its system if their status was terminated.

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Will some heads roll? They should!

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Even worse Prostitutes get SSI and so do meth users! Why because they are SICK If a prostitute is repeatedly arrested and the case worker shows it is a mental illness she gets SSI and the case worker gets a bonus! MTaxi rates to drive to Meth clinics for fake Meth. Why is this bad? Because some of them are on fake meth for over 10 years & get SSI The requirement in some states is 5 years work to collect SSI. THIS IS THEFT FROM 62 year olds and older~ Ops I forgot Drunks! If you fail rehab 3 times in Mass you get SSI my friend collected for 25 years till his liver failed he was found dead with a bottle of Vodka! Oh I did not tell you about a beautiful smart lady I dated. She was hit by a car. she had 2 years to recover. Her uncle an SSI lawyer trained her to claim insanity. She got SSI at 35 years old and still collects now 12 years later!

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(Updated: February 22, 2017)

Dealing with Social Security is basically impossible. They have stopped my Social Security twice because they did not have an address and phone number for me although it appears on their website. They said I had to go to a SS office which is 180 miles round trip. There is neither public transportation nor rental cars here and I do not own a car. I bring in documents several times, but they can't find them until I go into their office and show them the info in their file.

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(Updated: February 22, 2017)

It is likely thst the majority of these "payments" go to a small number of people working in collaboration with social security (SSC) federal employees. It is likely that tax attorneys that serve SSC applicants many seeking fraudulent "disability payments" know the systems bureaucracy is sloppy as they cannot be fired and thus are careless in executing their duties. These corrupt attorneys, very likey democrats, work with several senior bureaucrats ( like Lois Lerner from IRS) to make payments to fictitious parties by direct deposit and elaborate wires that are difficult to trace. The SSC Employees signing off on these payments need to be investigated as well as their families. Follow the money and you'll find the crooks.

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What did you expect with Obumer's homies running the show?

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haha! This cracks me up! All I ever hear about SS is that they are running out of money and a lot of people in the future better start saving their money because when all the baby boomers retire it is all going to be gone, NOW I HEAR THIS CRAP!!! You have got to be kiddin me! I hope Trump takes this very seriously and fires everyone responsible and prosecutes as necessary!

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How in Gods name did this happen??? I receive periodic statements from the SSA showing every penny I've paid in and the estimated payment based on that! Who determined a payment to someone with no record??? This is nothing short of criminal!! The people who made the payments as well as those who sent fraudulent applications!! Indictments need issued to all involved!!!!!

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Thomas Baldwin Written by Thomas Baldwin
February 22, 2017
Just as long as clintons and obamas dont ever get theirs, and fire the ones that have made the mistake and make sure they never receive theirs either
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Tim Wilde Written by Tim Wilde
February 22, 2017
Every single person involved needs to fall on the sword!!!

Good God Almighty! This must be fixed by the Trump administration right away! How crap like this happens is due to irresponsible leadership at the SS Administration group. You're right - FIRE THEM ALL and replace them with HARD-WORKING RELIABLE people!

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Everyone in that department needs to be fired. This is unbelievable!!!!! The government should put this back as well as the money they have spent on other things other than social security. Remember we paid for this!!!!!

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I read somewhere last year that all these illegal refugees were being paid out of our soc. security. Congress got new
cars for Christmas from our Soc. Sec. Prev. year they got raises out of our S.S.
And then they talk about having to cut our pensions.
Remember Congress and the Senate do not pay into SS, they have their own pensions paid for them by us.
They have for gotten the rule that was made at the time SS. passed. Roosevelt said no one who had not paid into SS
would ever get anything out of it!!! However, some congressman said SS is getting too built up. We'll never use
that much money, so they started using it. I remember when they started taking Medicaid (welfare) out of it in
`1968. I was raising 4 children by myself, and it made me furious. Giving our retirement money to people who
never worked a day in their lives and never planned to. Outrageous!!!!!

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The government gives social security funds away like it's water to people who have NO right to receive it. But, try to get the social security that is due you, and the right amount, that is owed to you. They treat you like your are a criminal. It took me several years to get my SS, and when I got it, it was several thousands of dollars short. After many years I still have NOT received the right amount. I guess if I was an ILLEGAL, migrant or refugee, I could get money I should NO receive. But, that is how this country works. You work 30 40 years, and they don't want to pay you what is due you, but the ILLEGALS get money they never paid one cent into. And people wonder why we hate ILLEGALS. This is just one reason.

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Regardless of administration, our government has become way too big and since Congress divorced itself from managing the money, there is no one who answers for the obvious abuses at the government workplace.

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(Updated: February 22, 2017)

How lucky for these folks who got benefits and probably never worked a day in their lives for them....Explains how stupid our government is; and we want to trust them with our lives when we cannot even trust them with our SS benefits. duh..... Can't fix stupid...amen

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I recently tried to report a Social Security fraud and was on the line for over 1 hour waiting for someone to answer their 800 number. I found out that the fraud division starts to work at 10:00am until 4:00 pm daily. Six hours a day working in the fraud division. I wish I could work only 6 hours a day and get 8 hours pay and benefits. If you think I am BSing call this Fraud reporting number (1-800-269-0271) and hear the endless message stating all our agents are busy blah, blah, blah.... I finally hung up and called at 3:45 pm and at 3:55 pm someone answered and did not seem very interested in taking the information that I had. I am still waiting from an investigator from the Fraud office and it has been over 2 weeks since I gave them the information and I am patiently waiting for their agent to call me. What a joke this Social Security Fraud division is.

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probly work for obumer time to fire more

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Someone at the top of the Social Security agency needs to be fired. Pure stupidity with defective oversight. The bigger the government - the bigger the waste.

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(Updated: February 22, 2017)

Do you honestly think we're going to buy that lie? They probably gave it to illegal immigrants and refugees.

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