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$1.4 Bln in COVID-19 Stimulus Payments Sent to More Than a Million Dead Americans

2020-06-27 00:00:28       source:Global Times

June 26, 2020 

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

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.

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