Social Security Sent More than $40 Million in Checks to Dead People, Inspector General Finds
Thursday, September 17, 2009
(CNSNews.com) – The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued benefit checks totaling $40.3 million to an estimated 6,100 beneficiaries for months – and in some cases for decades -- after receiving notification of their deaths, according to a June audit report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General.
Approximately 1,760 of the 6,100 listed as deceased actually were dead, the government auditor estimated. The rest were alive, but had been wrongly listed as deceased.
US gives $3bn in aid to Pakistan
updated at 10:50 GMT, Thursday, 17 September 2009 11:50 UK
The United States has provided more than $3bn in aid to Pakistan since President Zardari came to power a year ago, its ambassador in Islamabad says.
Anne W Patterson said the money was given in "combined security, economic and development assistance".