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Woman receives letter saying she's dead

Woman Receives Letter Saying She's Dead

A woman from Maine found out she had recently passed away. Wait, what? "Fox & Friends" explains what happened.

'This happened to Shirley Beaver. She's a 79-year-old woman from Maine. She got a letter from her insurance company claiming that her prescription drug coverage had been canceled because she's dead.'

'I told my son, I says, 'you've got to come here ... I'm dead.' He says, 'what?' I says, 'I'm dead.' He says, 'how can you be dead when you're here?' ... I've never had good luck in my life anyway,' Beaver said.

The 79-year-old told WGME she's taking care of her two sons while relying on Social Security to make ends meet. Beaver says one of her sons is disabled and the other has suffered four heart attacks and a stroke.

She says she couldn't get her prescription for her heart condition because of the mix-up. "Fox & Friends" reports Beaver's medicine is worth about $1,000 a month.

So, as the Morning Sentinel reports, Beaver and one of her sons took a 22-mile trip to the local Social Security office to straighten things out.

Currently, nothing has been resolved yet, but Beaver told the Morning Sentinel she's praying everything will work itself out.

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lxixwithu February 27 2014 at 3:20 PM

Obamacare strikes again.

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rb2perf February 27 2014 at 7:27 AM

wouldn't happen if you're on welfare. the new American dream is, to be an immigrant

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Mike February 27 2014 at 7:16 AM

Hello it's me !!!!. only in todays woderfully tech world do you have to prove your alive ??

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virginmrq February 27 2014 at 7:44 AM

it was even worse,back in the day. many people would get letters from SS saying someone reported them dead or someone with the same name died.

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Sparky5229 February 27 2014 at 7:14 AM

Call Obama he will take care of it ,but don't hold your breath waiting for an answer.

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Carolyn February 27 2014 at 6:48 AM

Well, Shirley has one thing working for her...she lives in Maine. If there were a legitimate post office box address for her, well, some of us would send a small $$ gift for her and her unfortunate family. Stay strong, Shirley!

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roseheart4u February 27 2014 at 6:04 AM

I hope she is collecting SS for her sons too.....if not someone tell her.

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chatrmchickie February 27 2014 at 4:19 AM

OMG ~ that Poor woman.

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Bob Shull. February 27 2014 at 2:25 AM

Wow, they will drop your insurance for just any reason now days.

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loloheuer February 27 2014 at 1:43 AM

Yes, why would an insurance company send such a letter if you are dead? Are they too lazy too look up your beneficiary which should be on their records? And why does everyone seem to blame the Government for problems but then complain because the Government wasn't there to help them when there is a problem? It's a crazy world we live in and and I don't know what the answer is.

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gbaker9916 February 27 2014 at 6:49 AM

They send the letter to verify their information is accurate.

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Sweeite & Zeus February 27 2014 at 1:24 AM

I still own the house that I grew up in. Recently, when I checked the mail there, I saw a voter's registration card from the state of Texas for my sister WHO DIED IN 1982.
Dead or alive...these government agencies just keep churning out mail!

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Jim February 27 2014 at 3:15 AM

Someone could be useing her name and information as theirs for credit and an alias. People have been known to use the obituaries to find names to use for their credit history and social security number.

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josephwpritchett February 27 2014 at 4:10 AM

Glad you reminded us of that Jim..Don't forget that crooks read the obituaries too and will look for the relatives (adress) that survive knowing they will be gone to the services, viewings , wakes, and interment..It is a wise idea if your name is in the paper and will be attending to have either a neighbor pay extra attention to your house and ask the police(?) to do the same.

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