Social Security Administration Sends Money to the Deceased

 - May 15, 2009
References: foxnews
Thousands of deceased Americans are getting stimulus checks in the mail.

Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago, recently received a stimulus check. His daughter, Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream, was expecting a $250 stimulus check but was blown away when she came across a check for her deceased father instead.

The Social Security Administration supposedly sent out 52 million stimulus checks, some of which were mistakenly sent to the deceased. The agency blames wasting between 8,000 and 10,000 checks for millions of dollars on the fact that they had no record of the deaths.