Feds paid $1 BILLION in Social Security benefits to individuals without a SSN

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Drain the over-bloated, incompetent swamp.
From Fox NewsThe Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit.
The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves.
The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file.
Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who “did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed its policy to retain the paper application.”
“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.
The inspector general also found the agency paid $853.1 million in benefits since 2004 to individuals who had been terminated as representative payees by the agency.
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0 responses to “Feds paid $1 BILLION in Social Security benefits to individuals without a SSN

  1. Simply outrageous. I just sent a tweet to President Trump, asking him to please do something about this.

  2. The photo describes my view.

  3. Kevin J Lankford

    How do ‘I’ get some of that??

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  5. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    The hat trick! (Ice hockey term.) People are bribed to come here, money is borrowed for the funds (debt now above $19 trillion), and NWO takes over our country because of lack of ability to pay that debt. What is not to like? Unless you are a Globalist and an enemy, foreign or domestic.

  6. DCG . . . fabulous article, although I nearly had heart failure upon reading it!
    This is so outrageous, I certainly hope that monies were cut off immediately under these circumstances. I would also say that if it is traceable, any SS employees who have authorized funds when full authentication has not been offered, and they are still working for the SS Administration, there should be a “warning citation” for failure to discharge their duties in a competent manner attached to their employment record. Upon earning two “warning citation’s” there employment with the SS Administration should be terminated! There should also be some type of investigation, and if charges and arrests need to be issued to those who receive these fraudulent funds . . . then let’s get crackin’ on the investigations.
    The thing that bother’s me the most is that the SS and SSD funds SHOULD HAVE BEEN PRESERVED FOR THOSE WHO ACTUALLY PUT MONEY INTO THE SYSTEM. We have seen for all to long, a carelessness, a lack of judgement by those who administer SS funds. Somehow both they and our representatives in Congress view SS as a sort of “Welfare System,” with no concern about following rigid guidelines as to who is eligible, and what documentation they must present in order to pull funds from this system. There will always be cheats among us . . . it’s high time to ferret them out and cease this embezzlement. As far as our Congress and their predilection for raiding monies “that do not belong to them for spending on anything other than paying out stipends to those who have paid into the system. . . . this needs to stop immediately. This is the reason why we see Congressmen citing what they consider to be the fact that SS is “an entitlement” rather than a benefit to those who have duly paid in to the system. This is another excellent reason why Congressional members SHOULD BELONG TO SOCIAL SECURITY THEMSELVES, rather that setting up a fat juicy system that is theirs alone. Perhaps, if they were covered under SS, they would guard the system in a wise manner, as befitting their fiduciary responsibility to all of us who have paid into the system.

    • I’m increasingly disabled and that benefits are added for such a situation, though mine is perverse in that I MUST continue working AMAP [As Much As Possible] forever & a day until I drop, for too many reasons to go into. Fortunately, I LOVE working in my skills!
      Yet I’ve NEVER considered myself as one disabled enough [i.e., as in a wheel chair] so I thought I didn’t qualify. In Canada –as my GP puts it– if a person wants to claim the disability benefir, which is slightly larger, they must give up all other benefits and be truly disabled, such as parapalegic, mostly house-bound, dependent on others to get through the day, etc. Our system doesn’t have tens of millions paying into it as the US does, ALTHOUGH that number will steadily decline and thus endanger the ENTIRE system before much longer [20 years?].
      Finally, the BEST investment decision I ever made was to take my modest SS benefits as Canadian dollars, because I felt in 2003 that the US$ would move higher as world crisies made other currencies decline. With a 25% discount on my side, my US$350 beneit is deposited as C$437.50, way to go Canada!

      • Joseph . . . I am so saddened to hear that you are having physical difficulties. I can only too readily understand; I have arthritis in my left knee and my right hip . . . two weeks ago I lifted a 40 lb bag of Ice Melt which I had left in the hallway of the 4-Plex. I only carried it perhaps 20 steps, after I set it down I realize that I had injured myself. Something is critically wrong with my lower back (the only time I am not in pain is if I am lying down) and it would seem that I tore something in my right shoulder (which had previous rotator-cuff damage and made surgery necessary.) I guess being 70, I am facing the realities of aging, and I do not like it very much. God Bless you and keep you safe and able to work for as long as possible.

        • For some reason I had thought that the Canadian Social Security system was in much better shape than here in the U.S. As you probably already know Congress raided our funds to finance other things, and now they have the nerve to call Social Security an “entitlement.” That very fact burns me in a way I cannot even describe!

  7. How about this? Once we get rid of the corruption,the career politicians,and the illegal/unconstitutional Government policies,we use some of the savings to reimburse the Social Security System in full for the money stolen by the Government to fund “busywork” and pork-barrrel programs and funds given to illegals,correct the membership rolls to reflect ONLY those who HAVE paid in,adjust the payments to those who have EARNED it to a FAIR rate,and throw the rest into paying down our National Debt.

    • truckjunkie . . . . I would vote for that in a second!

      • Absolutely!!!! Let’s not forget to limit their time in office serving “we the people” . After eight years is ENOUGH!

    • While I do agee, truckjunkie, w/everything you wrote, there is no real federal debt, as that amount is the creation –by FRAUD– of the private Federal Reseve Bank, and under law a debt extracted by fraud is neither legal nor collectible [ill-gotten gains, etc.].
      The so-called Federal Reseve Banking Act of 1913 is by far the greatest single financial theft ever; the bankers currently responsible –and they all know who they are– must be executed by hanging or firing squad on national TV. I’ll send a free PDF PROOF COPY of Kerry Bolton’s best-selling “The Banking Swindle, Money Creation and the State”, to anyone requesting it who writes me: jefasciani@shaw.ca.

  8. The report notes that “Illegal aliens without SSNs are allowed to receive benefits from the government when acting as representatives for their minor children.” It is unclear how many recipients of the $1 billion in improper Social Security benefits were in this country illegally.
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  9. It is a sad day when those we elected to protect us, let this happen.
    They don’t worry about our funds, since they get a huge cash cow retirement for very little work or time served.
    Before the 2012 election, they took massive amounts of people out of unemployment and put them into SSDI to make their numbers look better for the election.
    Again, the people that worked hard for decades were betrayed.

  10. Oyee, Oyee, listen up: Nothing changes except the weather! I have government records to document that, after 1866, when government /legislature voted into law a pension to Union “orphans” of soldiers/sailors who’d been killed in the Civil War (mothers might have still been alive, but if FATHER was dead, they were “orphans.”—-Consider the opportunities of the day for a widowed mother to participate in the economy in almost any way in order to support her children)—-there was a hoard of Northern “carpet-bagger” welfare-suckers who fed off these “orphans.” And—the Federal government did NOTHING to stop them……….NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED IN 150 YEARS!!!!
    The youngest-born (1861) son of my 3X great-grandfather, who was killed in the Civil War (from PA) after serving almost the entire war(February 6, 1865)…even the first 3-month enlistment…..did NOT find out until he was near age 21 that he and his siblings of a certain age group were eligible, as orphans, for a pension from their father’s service. Their mother never received anything for them…and never figured it out…..she had to “rotate” amongst our family at the time,seasonally, to be supported/cared for, while the kids were sent off to the “soldier’s and sailor’s orphans’ school” 100 miles away…..I have the records…and, also, this CW widow lived to age 105 with my grandfather’s birth family……so, I have the oral history of all this.
    A man and his cousin in a neighboring village named themselves “guardians” on federal documents (unknown to any of my antecedants) of the children of this dead Civil War soldier–my 3x great-grandfather (the cousin being a “lawyer”) by filing court papers to say that the mother of these children was unfit to receive the pension for these children by reason of REMARRIAGE…. DESPITE THAT…right on this same document, the govenment clearly printed that the category of “unfit” could NOT include “remarriage.” Nevertheless, some hapless stooooopid asinine government employee stamped it “approved.” This condemned these “orphans” my antecedants, to a hard life, and their mother, even more….I won’t go into all the details about how they handled this grief and penury, while still in ignorance about what had happened to them….but….the crux is…..when the youngest boy found out and got a lawyer….the debase person who defrauded the orphans of Union Civil War dead said to the Federal Court: “You can’t do anything to me because I already spent the money.” Pretty much, the Feds accepted this as an “excuse.”
    There’s way more that I might relate later, but the short of this story is—-the Federal Government has along history—at least 150 years in MY family experience—–of NOT protecting the American Veteran or his/her family….of NEVER EVER proving worthy of trust of our collective tax OR Social Security or OTHER dollars…..this is a long-standing record of ineptness….abuse…..suffering and sorrow perpetrated by people who have no accountabiltiy for their jobs, the monies they are entrusted with, or their responsibilities to the American tax payers. If this terrible sham happened to my Civil War ancestors and their widow mother, from the Civl War era…over 150 years ago…..how much do you think it has changed in this 150 -year time table for our present Vets? For our present SS recipients? For any office that hands out “entitlements?” Pretty much ZERO difference from what is going on now, from what happened 150 years ago to my antecedants…..
    The “rest of the story,” is that…the man who stole the orphans’ and widows’ pension from my antecedants, set up several (failed) businesses in the lower South and then the Mid-West. His two boys went, respectively to law school and medical school, and were included in one of those “up-and-coming” society publications in St. Louis, MO at the turn of the 20th century. Meanwhile, my antecedants worked/ eked out a living on the railroad or in small town, rural America…..and it took many generations for us to find each other again, as we descendants scattered and recovered from the sacrifice of the life of our Civil War patriarch (he was an unlikely aged 45 when he was finally killed—he’d also been seriously wounded at Gettysburg AND Spotsylvania, and always returned to the cause). Consider—we never even began to “find”” each other…….cousins-removed now….until the age of the internet……..so recent….and so sad…..

    • CalGirl . . .thank you for this most excellent and enlightening biography of your Civil War ancestor. Unfortunately, we have seen all to many embezzlers who have profited on the backs of people who did back breaking work in our nation’s history. God Bless each and every one of them for the hours of toil they put in, all in the betterment of our great nation. It was tragic when women lost their husband’s in that day and time, and then to get screwed over by some petti anti government worker. It is beyond belief. It is beyond true that even today we have downright incompetent people working in government jobs, and there seems to be little to no accountability.
      There needs to be standards instituted, and if an employee cannot meet the standards, for whatever reason, laziness, stupidity, ineptness, or whatever . . . they get sent down the road. Let someone else who perhaps has a better intellect, or greater zeal for job performance take their place. I know with my brother, who is rather severely disabled . . . we went to the SS office three times, spoke with three separate clerks, and each time, we would get an answer to the same question that was different from the other two responses. This just should not be. I also noticed that the workers at SS seemed to be in no particular hurry to conduct business, and yes, I can certainly say some of them seemed to be rather dull witted. Truly some of these workers are not up to the task of conducting government business because they lack the intelligence to perform the tasks before them. It’s just pitiful. If I had been that stupid when I was in the work force, I would have wished that a truck had run over me.

  11. Auntie…so sorry about your brother’s experiences….but more people than me and you have noticed that today’s employees at the personnel level—cashiers, info intake receptionists…etc…the ones on the FRONT LINE of customer intake….have the intellect/responsibility level of a moth fluttering around a light source: unfocused on the customer…only centered upon their own “light source” and so—disinterested, distracted, uninterested. And, to boot, so many of them have a limited vocabulary/understanding of anything beyond a 4th-grade level…..even IF they apply 100% of their capabilities. Everyone today seems to have an “IEP” (Individual Education Plan), from public school, follow them out of middle and high school into the work force……WE are supposed to “adjust” to their abilities or lack there of…instead of the other way around.
    I don’t know how it is in the work force today with the “differently abled” (since almost EVERYONE these days has sought out a designation as “differently abled” in some way or other—everyone is SPECIAL) except for the small businessman…who is drowning in our regulatory system and Obama Care anyway….useless & overwhelming—I KNOW what these regulations DO to them……But, my guess is…it one of the reasons why I get short-changed routinely….or why, I recently gave a gift card to a Starbuck’ employee to pay for my latte and he continually ran it through his machine and could NOT differentiate between a $14 and a $.14 ballance……..and we argued and “retried” until I finally just pulled out the cash to pay for it and took the card to go home and contact the company with my card number…etc etc….

  12. Thanks to the 2nd worse peanut farmer…I mean president in the U.S. who hemorrhaged the SSA accounts. You are and we’re a THIEF! Like all globalists!!!
    $1,000,000,000,000/22,426=$44,591 per person

  13. I have a sixty year old friend who got on disability because she basically could not get a job, so she exaggerated her mental illness, which existed but had never prevented her from working and she got disability. Since then she can work part time earning up to 800 a month plus she gets 1500 in disability. She’s done that for 15 years now. She often has more money than I do, pays no tax and gets VA benefits even though she was in the military for a total of three weeks. Sometimes I think the system is really broken. As a mental health counselor I wanted to work with VA vets but was told sorry since you’re not a VA vet and since you’re not a social worker we cannot let you work helping others, but then they don’t offer any one-one-one counseling or even many groups at the VA so you wonder, what is the point of a rule like that? Likewise with disability. I know people who desperately need it and I know those who abuse it. I don’t know what the answer is, other than if it’s true 35 percent of jobs are going to be replaced by robots within our life time we may start wondering, what are people who cannot get jobs supposed to do? It’s just SO WRONG every which way!


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