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OPM: Nearly $85 Million Paid to
Dead Federal Retirees in 2013

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Edwin Mora

Original Article

Posted By:mikkins2, 12/30/2013 2:39:09 PM

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) erroneously paid $274 million in benefits to deceased federal retirees over the past three years, including $84.7 million in 2013 alone, according to the agency’s annual financial report. OPM’s FY 2013 financial report released in mid-December revealed that improper “overpayments” to deceased federal annuitants under its retirement program reached $102.9 million in FY 2011, $86.1 million in FY 2012, and $84.7 million in FY 2013 for a total of nearly $274 million during that three year span. According to the OPM report, improper payments made by the agency include “underpayments (monies that OPM

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Eh, don´t worry about it.

Ryan and the Republican Establishment will make up for it by cutting from those outrageous "generous" benefits those damn Veterans get.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 12/30/2013 2:43:38 PM     (No. 9673109)

Who cashed the checks and why aren´t they in jail???

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/30/2013 2:47:48 PM     (No. 9673116)

Agree with #1. At $50,000 per person, that would be 1700 grifters and common thieves that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: saguni, 12/30/2013 3:27:34 PM     (No. 9673160)

OPM does not "mail checks" there are no paper checks to forge. The benefit amount goes into a joint account, or an account where another person has the ability to access the funds electronically...all it takes is a password...and siphon the cash off as it comes in.

IF there were any responsible people in government--people who think they have a fiduciary duty to be thrifty with tax dollars--they would enact a rules change that considers knowingly spending erroneous deposits a felony and requires the next-of-kin to notify the paying agency of a death within 30 days under penalty of law, then this will continue and get worse as the baby boomer generation begins to die off.

OPM: Office of Personnel Management or Other People´s Money?? Either way, it spends the same.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enuf8, 12/30/2013 3:27:43 PM     (No. 9673161)

If the government goes after NON government employees and files theft for receiving payments not due------what about these people.....should not the same apply? Oh, do they get a pass just like being delinquent on past due IRS underpayments?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: watashiyo, 12/30/2013 3:37:59 PM     (No. 9673168)

Deceased deserves to be paid because they vote(mostly democrat)during the election.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/30/2013 3:43:55 PM     (No. 9673174)

Fed employee system uses SS data. And per the last line of the article:

Because SSA does not verify death reports from sources it considers most accurate, the agency risks having erroneous information in its death data, such as including living individuals or not including deceased individual.”

What are the "sources" considered accurate by SS? Hospitals? Funeral homes? And there is no system to verify information?

We are so screwed as a tax paying nation...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/30/2013 4:34:08 PM     (No. 9673219)

Oh, do, put the government in charge of our healthcare, please!

I hope I don´t have to add this, but i will. s/o

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/30/2013 5:39:41 PM     (No. 9673306)

Easy solution. Someone dies, the funeral home, coroner, or hospital, has to report the SS number to the govt.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LadyVet, 12/30/2013 5:58:31 PM     (No. 9673337)

Well, at least reducing military pensions may cut into this. /s

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/30/2013 6:25:25 PM     (No. 9673357)

Democrats never want to clean up the operation and make government run properly, they only want to tax you more so it can become even more inefficient.

Time for a conservative Republican Congress to make war on the Executive Branch Bureaucracies and their gross negligence and inefficiencies. Also, cease ALL foreign-aide/UN payments until our Budget is Balanced, and we are again a Lending Nation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/30/2013 7:08:05 PM     (No. 9673403)

The law already requires repayment ~ and mistakes are made anyway ~ you die at the end of the month, $100 might be due. They can and will collect it from whoever got it.

Probate also continues to work ~

Now shame on all the Ldotters who bought the OPM propaganda. They didn´t tell you how much they recovered, or if what they did collect was properly computed.

They don´t want you to know that part.

Another thing, it´s not taxpayer money ~ this is federal retiree money held in trust for current employees and retirees.

The regime doesn´t care about that money except when they need to borrow it to save the credit worthiness of the United States!



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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/30/2013 7:30:54 PM     (No. 9673440)

Think maybe the hundreds of new IRS employees looking to track you down if you don´t join Zippycare could have been put to better use ?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/30/2013 7:35:58 PM     (No. 9673449)

This is money we could have sent to Muslim Brotherhood, or Hamas or to Somalia or someplace else where they hate us. Darn!

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