New York and Massachusetts are administering food stamps to 2,000 dead people, according to Sen. Tom Coburns (R-Okla.) catalog of government waste.
The 2012 Waste Book, released earlier this week, documents $4.5 billion in waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.
Among his findings, Coburn said that, The USDA Inspector General found roughly 2,000 dead people are still receiving food stamps in New York and Massachusetts combined.
Additionally, its investigation revealed 7,236 people in these states are receiving duplicate benefits, while 286 are on state lists that should exclude them from receiving food stamps, the report said, amounting to $1.4 million in unnecessary payments each month, or $147.03 for each recipient, dead or alive.
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