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Old 07-26-2014, 08:17 AM   #21
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The Washington Post had an article in April of this year which resulted in the SSA changing its policy. The title of the article is "Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents' decades-old debts". Here's a link to that article:

Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts - The Washington Post

Here's a link to the article about the policy change which came about very quickly after the above article was published and there was an outcry in DC:

Social Security stops trying to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds - The Washington Post
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #22
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:35 AM   #23
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The Washington Post had an article in April of this year which resulted in the SSA changing its policy. The title of the article is "Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents' decades-old debts". Here's a link to that article:

Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts - The Washington Post

Here's a link to the article about the policy change which came about very quickly after the above article was published and there was an outcry in DC:

Social Security stops trying to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds - The Washington Post
Thank you so much for posting these links! It is great to know that I'm not the only one that got the total run around when I requested documentation regarding their case against me. One drone actually told me he had it on his screen, but had no way to print it and send it to me. I told him to take a picture of the screen with his cell phone.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:06 PM   #24
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What is really sad is they are still using 40 year old computers and programming in Cobol.
What is wrong with COBOL or FORTRAN .

Maybe someone at the Social Security admin. was retiring , and found a stack of punch cards marked "Urgent" when cleaning out his desk.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:04 PM   #25
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I guess the next thing the gov will do if they can't find a live person to pay the old debt is to put a lien on the cemetery plot.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:27 PM   #26
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When MIL died we cancelled all her services. The cable company screwed up and did not completed the disconnect. We had her mailed forwarded.

We got billing and dunning notices and then telephone calls from a collection company. I said she does not live here anymore. They asked for her number. I gave them the number of the funeral home!

Your cable provider. Just slightly better than the IRS.
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Here's the thing about the government;
They aren't designed to be efficient and there isn't much motivation for them to do so. But, they never, ever forget. Anything. Sooner or later they remember.
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