Government

Social Security scam ROCKS Washington… someone’s going to jail…

By

It should be a simple matter of black-and-white. You have a Social Security number, you receive Social Security payments. You don’t have a number, you don’t get payments.

But for some reason, for over a DECADE millions of people who DON’T have a Social Security number have been getting money, your tax dollars, to the tune of ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

From the Washington Free Beacon:

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.

That’s YOUR money.

Now, it should of course be noted that most of the time this scandal has been brewing was under the watch of Barack Obama.

No big surprise there.

What’s also no big surprise is that while the auditors called it a “error,” Obama holdovers actually DEFENDED this criminal activity.

A statement by the Social Security Administration read:

“Representative payees play a significant role in many beneficiaries’ lives. We have approximately 5.7 million representative payees managing annual benefits for approximately 8 million beneficiaries. When appointing representative payees, we adhere to guidance in the Social Security Act.

“Specific to this audit, the Act permits us to appoint, in certain circumstances, an undocumented alien, or applicant who resides outside the United States without a Social Security number to serve as payee.

The “absence of an SSN is not a criterion preventing an individual from serving as payee.”

This sounds mighty fishy. The kind of fishy were someone needs to go to jail.

Recommended for you

Comments are closed.