At least they caught this.
Check it out:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued an estimated $1 million in improper payments between 2000 and 2010 to people who were in prison, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report entitled Special Disability Workload Payments Made to Incarcerated Beneficiaries.
The investigation over the payments began after the SSA discovered certain beneficiaries were not receiving their disability insurance (DI) checks.
As the report states, “Studies SSA conducted identified SSI recipients who had their entitlement based on applications before January 1, 2000, and appeared to be insured for, but were not receiving, DI benefits. The Agency categorized these individuals as SDW cases. As of September 30, 2010, SSA reported a total estimated SDW liability of $173 million due the public.”