United states : more than one million cheques to the help sent to dead people - The Point

The administration Trump has made a holy mistake. An independent agency says in a report transmitted to Congress that more than one million checks of government

United states : more than one million cheques to the help sent to dead people - The Point

The administration Trump has made a holy mistake. An independent agency says in a report transmitted to Congress that more than one million checks of government assistance in the context of the crisis of the coronavirus have been sent to deceased individuals. "According to the inspector general of the Treasury to the tax administration, as of may 31, about 1.1 million payments totaling nearly $ 1.4 billion have been paid to deceased persons" because of their files up to date, " she says.

in their defence, the officials of the Treasury interviewed indicated that they had to act in haste, as they had an obligation to pay money " as soon as possible ", in a few weeks. The Government Accountability Office has conducted a thorough review of the federal government's response to the pandemic Covid-19. The us administration is accused of bungling in the distribution of emergency assistance, some households which do not correspond to the award criteria that received assistance.

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More than 269 billions of dollars in aid

The agency said that in order to help households, the federal government agency that collects taxes on income and the various taxes the Internal Revenue Service (or IRS) as well as the Treasure were distributed in a total 160,4 million payments totalling $ 269,3 billion, of which $ 1.4 billion paid to dead people. The Congress had adopted in late march a huge plan of emergency aid of more than 2 000 billion dollars, called the CARES Act, intended to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic to workers and american businesses are the most vulnerable.

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Cornered by time, " the officials of the Treasury reported that for the first three batches of payments, the Treasury and the IRS have used a large number of operating procedures developed in 2008 (during the great recession) to the payments of recovery, that did not include the use of death records (from social security) as a filter to stop payments to dead people, " the report says.

1 minimum $ 200

The act provides that the payments are made on the basis of their statements of revenues, 2018, or 2019, or by filling out a simple declaration of income. Individuals earning up to $ 75,000 annual (approximately eur 68,000) have received checks of $ 1,200 (approximately 1 068 eur), and $ 2,500 for couples earning up to $ 150,000 by producing an income statement and a joint. Families can also be assigned $ 500 more per child. The payments were then on a sliding scale for those earning more than $ 75,000 with an income ceiling of 99 000 dollars per person, or 198 000 for couples.

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Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 13:33

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