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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:13 PM

 

US: Living Dead Man's Family Must Repay Benefits

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) -- The government wants to recoup benefits paid to the daughters of a man who was declared legally dead and then turned up alive years later.

Donald Miller Jr. disappeared in the 1980s, and a death ruling in 1994 allowed his family to get Social Security benefits. When the 62-year-old Miller resurfaced last August, saying he had lived in other states and then returned to Ohio, the government apparently took notice.

Miller has tried unsuccessfully to undo his death. Even as he stood in court last year providing evidence of his existence, a Hancock County judge turned down a request to bring him back to life, citing a three-year limit for changing a death ruling. The judge did acknowledge it was problematic.

Now the Social Security Administration wants his two daughters to return more than $47,000 to cover benefits they received as teenagers, plus interest, his ex-wife, Robin Miller, told The Courier in Findlay (http://bit.ly/1mSjyiQ ). Letters about the requested repayments were sent in April, and the family was stunned, she said.

"If anybody has to pay this back, it should be him because we didn't do anything wrong," she said.

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Purveyor Aug 2014 OP
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2014 #1
NV Whino Aug 2014 #2
PowerToThePeople Aug 2014 #3
Hoyt Aug 2014 #4
Turbineguy Aug 2014 #5

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:18 PM

1. exactly - he should pay it back

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:20 PM

2. Screw the government

He was declared dead, and the courts say they can't reverse the ruling. He is officially dead, and they have received benefits legally.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:25 PM

3. I agree with this.

 

They did not falsify info in order to receive benefits.

One way out would be to charge him back child support for those years and apply it to the "balance."

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:25 PM

4. To the extent it is repaid, it should be his responsibilty.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:36 PM

5. The family should form a bank

end of problem.

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