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Post-Death Federal Retirement Payments Could Total $600 Million

September 26, 2011 by  

The OPM's Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund is in the process of trying to implement a recovery plan for a portion of the $120 million annual payments that go to these deceased Federal workers.According to a new report, the Federal government pays millions of dollars per year to dead people, including deceased retired workers, The Washington Post reported.

Over the past five years, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has paid out more than $601 million in benefits payments to decease Federal workers, according to the agency’s Inspector General.

“It is time to stop, once and for all, this waste of taxpayer money,” Inspector General Patrick E. McFarland, wrote in the office’s report.

The OPM’s Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund is in the process of trying to implement a recovery plan for a portion of the $120 million annual payments that go to these deceased Federal workers, according to Fox News.

Several individual examples presented a troubling view of the agency’s lack of oversight and accountability. One case dealt with an annuitant’s son who was able to receive benefit checks for his father until 2008, which was 37 years after the man had passed away, reported the news outlet.

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  • Victoria

    I bet the dead people can lead us to the criminals who are still cashing the checks! :)

  • s c

    While this topic overlaps with another current topic, we need all the input we can get. To me, the basic problem is a bloated, corrupt, basically worthless federal government. We are encouraged to sit back and ‘enjoy the ride’ [and SHUT UP]. And, somehow, problems will mysteriously get ‘solved,’ and everything will be beautiful again.
    In the REAL world, that’s not how things happen. The worst part of this warped equation is Congress and the White House. Unless the people can SEE that someone in Washington cares enough to address a problem and GET RESULTS, then it becomes an instant mockery.
    I’ve seen so much of this crap for so long that I refuse to wait any longer. Results count. Excuses prove that the ‘solvers’ are a WILLING part of the problem (maybe they’re getting rich for protecting those who get money the easy way (from DEAD people).
    We need, we deserve, and WE MUST HAVE a small, special group that operates INDEPENDENTLY and has the authority to use any and all resources (including the American people) to light fires under bureaucrats. We need people who are willing to tell Congress and the White House to get stuffed. If someone’s toes get stepped on, that’s TOUGH!
    Washington is almost indistinguishable from organized crime, and yet they somehow have what it takes to get things “done.” Bull puckey! We have among us people who know how to deal with incompetents and elected deadbeats. If they get in the way, run over the SOBs! Solve the problem, and make it impossible for it to happen again (remind our elected schmucks that money can be taken from their bank accounts to “prove” that they’re not elected crime lords).

  • Dan az

    With the USPS 500billion in the whole,I wonder how many of them are dead?When the gubmnt says they don’t know what happened to 2.1 I think trillion dollars,which they misplaced some where.I feel that just maybe they could be incompetent ya think?It’s kinda like giving your kid 50 bucks to buy a candy bar and not getting the change back because he cant remember where he put it.Gubmnt waste is not new but now its absurd.Trillions of dollars gone wasted kaput and were left standing here holding nothing but debt while the whole time they just turn and smile while walking away.When is it time to say enough is enough?
    I don’t care what other people do with their money but it does bother me when other people steal from me.And get away with it!Ron Paul is the only soul out there that feels the same way and wants to fix the problem.The rest of them will only continue the theft before its all gone.I don’t care if you agree with all of his policies or not,he is still the only one that can and will put this nation back to its original path.That which was the only nation that was truly free from corruption and beacon of light that every country around the globe looked up to and wanted to be apart of.Free will to be what you want and make as much as you wanted,and to make a life for you and your family with out tyranny from a over powering gubmnt.This is not your normal election coming up this is one for the history books.Its up to you to make it right again and its up to you whether we fail by making the same bad choices of the two party system that has deceived all of us.Make the right choice this time,and get out there at push for that choice.This is your last chance there is know tomorrows.

  • JimH

    When someone is caught cashing a dead person’s check, arrest them for theft. They are taking something that is not their’s.
    37 years of benefit checks is stealing alot of money. This guy better be in jail.

  • federal office of personnel management

    This is an update for me as I was always looking for the information regarding the personnel management that is OPM. Federal government is doing very hard to make every thing possible to recruit the best employees.
    Really a big thanks for that. I have bookmarked your post for further


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