Social Security still has 6.5 million people older than 112 active in its files

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Obviously we must give the government more responsibility! An inspector general audit of the Social Security administration has found more than 6.5 million names of people older than 112 still in the agency’s files.

The audit, dated March 4, 2015, concluded that SSA lacks the controls necessary to note death information on the records of number-holders who exceed “maximum reasonable life expectancies. … We obtained Numident data that identified approximately 6.5 million number holders 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: “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.”

Moreover, to even think of trimming the budget of any government agency is madness! Madness! They need every penny!



  • D.K. Williams

    Sweet. I have a long way to go before assuming room temperature.

  • geoffc

    I would bet they all voted Democrat as well.

  • PeterF

    According to the establishment republicans, they are all likely republican constituents. If the records indicate that these number holders Have attained an age greater than 65, will they be offered retirement benefits? 60 years retroactive? Obviously we need to INCREASE the SSA budget

  • Jake V

    A quick check of voter records will show that these 112 social security recipients are all registered to vote at the same address: 666 Cemetery AV, Chicago, IL 60615. None have missed voting in either the Democrat primaries or the general elections for at least 50 years.

  • Frank Vanacore

    Jake, it’s not 112 recipients, it’s 65 million that are 112 years of age. Possible, yes, probable, no.

  • Frank Vanacore

    I did mean 6.5 million.

  • PeterF

    My uncle was a staunch republican till the day he died. Since then he’s voted solid democrat…

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