Report: Dead People Got Nearly $1.4 Billion in COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

A new watchdog report reveals that over a million stimulus payments worth almost $1.4 billion were sent to dead people because the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service failed to look at death records as they prepared deposits and checks as part of their coronavirus relief efforts.According to the report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which examined the administration of the government’s nearly $3 trillion stimulus package, the IRS normally uses third-party data kept by the Social Security Administration to prevent erroneous tax-refund claims.

Source: Report: Dead People Got Nearly $1.4 Billion in COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

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