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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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chatrmchickie February 27 2014 at 4:19 AM

OMG ~ that Poor woman.

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dxjj1 February 26 2014 at 5:58 PM

Why send a dead person a letter ?

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rwilliamhoward dxjj1 February 26 2014 at 6:44 PM

Government has carefully reasoned it out.

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landslowrance dxjj1 February 26 2014 at 6:46 PM

That was the first thing I thought of.

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Abul February 26 2014 at 4:56 PM

Looks like a gross negligence which needs investigation and the person responsible must be fired. lot of intelligent persons are without job, hire them.

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wboozer@mail.com February 26 2014 at 4:52 PM

This is something that I also fear. I have heard tales for years about people being declared dead while they are still with us, and the problems have been monumental. Imagine going to a hospital for emergency treatment only to be told that you don't exist. I am treated at the VA, and I shudder to think of what would happen if the VA and the Social Security people get together!

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invmartyc February 26 2014 at 4:48 PM

Sounds like the insurance company hopes that by her not having her medications she will truly die and save them money. This should be criminal.

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Pinchas February 26 2014 at 4:28 PM

Will Social Security reimburse this woman who is obviously in hard times physically and financially for the cost of this trip to correct THEIR obvious mistake???
She should sue them for the stress this put her under.

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agentpinkdog February 26 2014 at 4:15 PM

A woman from Maine found out she had recently passed away how can that happen

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agentpinkdog February 26 2014 at 4:14 PM

The Insurance Company sent a letter addressed to a dead woman. Is there any common sense left? nope so is she dead or not

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rsgcooks February 26 2014 at 4:03 PM

I had my ATM card refused so I called the bank .....I too was listed as dead on the banks system someone keyed in wrong SS# of a deceased person. The bank employee was shocked when I could answer all security questions etc.

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ctslair rsgcooks February 26 2014 at 4:46 PM

But hey, now the bank employee can say she can talk to dead people...lololol

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simpljb February 26 2014 at 6:22 PM

my brother who does not have a common name , found his obituary in the paper one day

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