$1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Payments Sent to Dead Americans

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The US Government Accountability Office (USGAO) has stated that about $1.4 billion in COVID-19 stimulus payments were mistakenly sent to dead Americans.

The US currently remains the worst-hit nation, with over 2.4 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 124,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In a report on Thursday, the USGAO said that as of 30 April, nearly 1.1 million dead people had received payments of around $1,200 each, which were part of Congress’ economic relief programme.

“The number of economic impact payments going to decedents highlights the importance of consistently using key safeguards in providing government assistance to individuals”, the USGAO pointed out.

Sputnik

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