MARCH 11, 2015
Investigators at the Social Security Administration found that the Social Security Numbers of 6.5 million dead Americans were not moved to the “Death Master File” and thus, criminals and illegal immigrants are taking advantage of those SSNs to receive benefits from the agency. Some of these dead Americans were born before the Civil War or are above the age of 112, yet the agency has not made corrections in their system to remove these names from their benefits’ rolls. In addition, the agency has not mentioned how much taxpayer money in benefits is going to the people who are receiving these benefits illegally.
In a telephone interview with Daily Mail, Judicial Watch’s president Tom Fitton offered commentary on this matter, explaining that the Obama administration is largely to blame for this agency’s fraudulent practice:
‘When you’re an agency and you don’t do what you need to do to make sure people aren’t getting money they’re not entitled to, that’s fraud,’ he said.
‘If you were a bank and you didn’t have the checks in place to make sure your money wasn’t misused, you’d be shut down,’ he said. ‘Just ask HSBC what could happen. … when government agencies do it, they’re just told to clean up their act.’