It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead Judy Rivers told a Senate panel she had trouble getting a job after being declared dead by the Social Security Administration. She was accidentally placed in the agency's "Death Master File."

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

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Judy Rivers told a Senate panel she had trouble getting a job after being declared dead by the Social Security Administration. She was accidentally placed in the agency's "Death Master File."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. If you go by Social Security numbers, there are six-and-a-half million Americans who are 112 years or older. Obviously, most are zombie security numbers. And then there are the living, breathing people like Judy Rivers, who testified before a Senate committee yesterday, saying that she had trouble getting a job after being declared dead by the Social Security Administration. She was accidentally placed in the agency's death master file. It's MORNING EDITION.

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