How does this kind of thing happen?   The Feds are so hit or miss when it comes to identification/proof requirements.   You can’t buy a pack of Sudafed now without showing a driver’s license.   And, heaven forbid you try to buy a gun (a guaranteed second amendment right) without handing over your right arm.   But, you want to collect money from the government – no proof of SSN needed.

$1 BILLION in tax dollars because these jokers can’t or won’t do their jobs.

The Washington Free Beacon reports – The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit.

The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves.

The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file.

Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who “did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed its policy to retain the paper application.”

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