IRS tells woman she's dead

Betty was excited about receiving her IRS stimulus check -- but when she called to inquire about why the money hadn't arrived in her account, she was politely informed that she was dead.

Now the IRS is taking weeks to correct its mistake and Betty, who is living on a fixed income, is struggling to cover her living expenses. Check out the video below.

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