The Social Security Administration (SSA) paid 30 dead people $405,357, according to the Inspector General’s (IG) most current review of the agency.

An IG Audit Report, released on Oct. 12, had the stated objective “to determine whether Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments should be terminated for recipients whose Medicare benefit records indicated they were deceased.”

“In March 2012, we narrowed the records to 52 individuals whose SSI payments continued even though their Medicare records were terminated due to death,” the report stated.

Of the 52 individuals, “30 were deceased, and SSI payments should have been terminated.”