Trump Admin Sent $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Funds to Deceased

Trump Admin Sent $1.4 Billion in

Stimulus Funds to Deceased The Government Accountability Office

(GAO) revealed the

oversight on Thursday. President Donald Trump's

Treasury Department and the

IRS are responsible for the mistake. GAO Report, via

'The New York Times' While in a rush to deliver the $1,200 stimulus checks to

eligible Americans, the IRS "did not use the death

records to stop payments to deceased individuals." This error occurred for the

first three batches of checks

that were sent out. Because of how the Small Business Administration is

determining loans, the GAO report also emphasized that

the Paycheck Protection Program is susceptible to fraud. In April, Treasury Secretary

Steve Mnuchin suggested that

relatives of the deceased who had mistakenly

received checks should return the funds.