SSA IG uncovers $37M in improper payments to deceased veterans



The Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General found cases where more than 3,900 beneficiaries, marked deceased in the Veterans Affairs Department database, could still be receiving Social Security payments.

The SSA and VA exchange information monthly in order to determine if and when a benefit payment should be terminated.

However, with data always comes the margin of error. In this case, the audit showed at least 11 percent were in fact alive and incorrectly marked as deceased. At least 19 percent of the same records had accurate death information and certificates, the Aug. 29 SSA IG report said.

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