Considering the massive size of the Social Security program, now paying benefits to over 60 million Americans, some amount of erroneous payments are probably to be expected. But a recent audit by the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration found that about $171 million in duplicate benefits were paid to recipients, and that about $115 million in benefits were mistakenly paid to deceased beneficiaries. These erroneous payments weren’t a result of fraud, but rather due to errors on the part of the SSA. This article by Daniel Lauer of The Capital Research Center explains the details.
From - Capital Research Center - by Daniel Lauer