The US Treasury Department and IRS sent about 1.1 million coronavirus stimulus payments, totaling almost $1.4 billion to dead people as of April 30, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) paper released Thursday reported.
The mistake come as the U.S. government hurriedly issued stimulus payments to millions of Americans in the wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The stimulus checks were authorized by Congress with the $2 trillion CARES Act, about $300 billion of which went to the payment program. About 160 million payments totaling $269 billion have been sent, according to the GAO report. Read on through this link