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Limits to Death Master File won’t save credit zombies

Kelly Dilworth

In an effort to combat identity theft, U.S. lawmakers have restricted access to the Social Security Administration’s infamous Death Master File.
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Something called a ‘Death Master File’ ought to be accurate

Kelly Dilworth

Denied credit because the Social Security Administration thinks you’re dead? There’s still hope. A bipartisan duo of U.S. senators have introduced legislation to make the administration’s master list of dead people more accurate.

Senators Tom Coburn and Tom Carper are trying to pass legislation that they say will significantly improve the accuracy of the Social Security Administration’s notoriously spotty death records.

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