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Wash. Post: Agencies can’t always tell who’s dead and who’s not, so benefit checks keep coming

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The U.S. government has a problem with dead people. For one thing, it pays them way too much money. In the past few years, Social Security paid $133 million to beneficiaries who were deceased. The federal employee retirement system paid more than $400 million to retirees who had passed away. And an aid program spent $3.9 million in federal money to pay heating and air-conditioning bills for...

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