View Full Version : Gov't Paid $600 Million in Benefits to Dead People

Saturday, September 24th, 2011, 09:26 PM
WASHINGTON The federal government has doled out more than $600 million in benefit payments to dead people over the past five years, a watchdog report says.

Such payments are meant for retired or disabled federal workers, but sometimes the checks keep going out even after the former employees pass away and the deaths are not reported, according to the report this week from the Office of Personnel Management's inspector general, Patrick McFarland.