Inspector General: 6.5M Dead People Have Active Social Security Numbers

IG Audit: 6.5M Dead People Have Active Social Security #s – Sweetness & Light

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From CNS News:

IG Audit: 6.5 Million People With Active Social Security Numbers Are 112 or Older

By Susan Jones | March 9, 2015

(CNSNews.com) – …[The Social Security Administration’s] inspector general has identified 6.5 million number-holders age 112 – or older – for whom no death date has been entered in the main electronic file, called Numident. The audit, dated March 4, 2015, concluded that SSA lacks the controls necessary to annote [sic] death information on the records of number-holders who exceed “maximum reasonable life expectancies.” “We obtained Numident data that identified approximately 6.5 million numberholders born before June 16, 1901 who did not have a date of death on their record,” the report states.

Some of the numbers assigned to long-dead people were used fraudulently to open bank accounts. And thousands of those numbers apparently were used by illegal immigrants to apply for work…

They are just doing the jobs that dead Americans won’t do. (And voting for candidates that dead Americans won’t vote for.)

“During Calendar Years 2008 through 2011, SSA received 4,024 E-Verify inquiries using the SSNs of 3,873 numberholders born before June 16, 1901,” the report said. “These inquiries indicate individuals’ attempts to use the SSNs to apply for work.”…

And these law breakers will be rewarded for their crimes with over $35,000 per family from the IRS for their illegal activities.

“Tens of thousands of these numbers are currently being used to report wages to the Social Security Administration and to the IRS. People are fraudulently, but successfully, applying for jobs and benefits with these numbers. Making sure Social Security cleans up its death master file to prevent future errors and fraud is a good government reform we can all agree on,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee…

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the committee’s ranking member, called the findings a “major problem” that wastes taxpayers’ money, exposes citizens to identity theft and undermines confidence in government:

“It is simply unacceptable that our nation’s database of Social Security numbers of supposedly living people includes more than six and a half million people who are older than 112 years of age, with a few thousand having birth dates from before the Civil War. Preventing agency errors by keeping track of who has died is a relatively simple problem that the government should pursue as a high priority.”…

Why would they? The administration wants as many people on the voting roles as possible. And the quickest way to get them there is to give them Social Security numbers.

The IG made four recommendations for resolving the discrepancies and improving the accuracy of the Death Master File to “prevent future misuse of these SSNs.”

Which will be studiously ignored. Just like all of the other recommendations to stop the fraud perpetuated by Obama’s people.

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