Everyone knows how frustrating it can be to deal with government agencies — whether it’s the IRS, the TSA or the Social Security Administration. One California woman knows all too well how difficult it can be — and all she’s trying to do is convince the government that she’s not dead.
89-year-old Carmen Gonzalez noticed her Social Security checks stopped coming in October, so her granddaughter called to find out why. That’s when she was told that the checks stopped because her grandmother had stopped living. When she asked how the Social Security Administration could declare her dead without a death certificate, she was told that her grandmother’s home health provider said she was deceased, which they’ve denied. The mistake caused major problems for Gonzalez, who had her healthcare coverage cancelled as a result.
But finally, after many phone calls, Social Security has notified Gonzales that the mistake is being corrected. (KTLA-TV)