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richardchaos

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11-02-2017 12:00 AM

I thought I would share this bad news..

The State of Illinois had declared me DEAD as of the beginning of Nov.

I was as shocked as anyone would be.

I have argued with them over this for many hours and I guess it’s true. I am dead. Can they make a dead man pay property taxes?

ALSO all this begs a question…. Why would they or anyone feel the need to mail a letter to a dead man explaining to him that he is dead?

I think I have found one of the reason Illinois is broke out of control and most that can are fleeing with their lives… I was too late! I am now dead….

SO how is the rest of you guys months going?

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell


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hotbyte

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#1 posted 11-02-2017 12:18 AM

When wife and I were doing Master Gardners back in the ‘90s, a gentleman in our local club received a similar letter from Social Security. It took him a good while to become undead.

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#2 posted 11-02-2017 12:22 AM

What’s “SNAP” benefit?

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#3 posted 11-02-2017 12:30 AM



What s “SNAP” benefit?

- bigblockyeti

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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#4 posted 11-02-2017 12:44 AM

Yep, we know all about that. We pulled into our Credit Union drive up this spring and sent a check in for cash because we were going on a trip to Florida. We waited for a long time sitting there at the drive thru wondering what the heck. Then finally a gal came walking around the corner of the building and walked up to our vehicle and proceeded to tell us that my wife (sitting next to me in the cab of the truck) was deceased. The Social Security Admin had sent our Credit Union a letter informing them she had died in January and that they were to return here SS check amounts since the first of the year. Nice! We went from the CU to the SS office. It took 4-1/2 months and some letter writing to some big wigs to get that fixed. That is actually making the process we went thru sound easy but there was a lot more to it.

At least you got a letter, we received nothing and it was 3 months after the date the SS Admin said she passed. Not even our credit union made any effort to notify me the survivor and account holder. Real nice! We had no money left in the bank account because we were paying our bills as normal. We were surprised that the offices we were dealing with hadn’t compounded the problem or something like that.

We can only wish you the very best of luck with your situation. Also glad you are not deceased. : )
Mike

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#5 posted 11-02-2017 12:51 AM

When my mother passed away, the Social Security Administration declared my father dead instead. My father showed up at the SSA office and said, “I am here to prove my existence!”

I wish you the best of luck with you resurrection.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#6 posted 11-02-2017 12:54 AM

It is strange this sort of stuff pops up. Always wonder how. Some employee thought hey wouldn’t this be funny, reversed a few numbers when entering some data, etc…

Seams like stuff like this takes forever and then one day you get to speak to the right person and it is fixed in a few minutes.

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#7 posted 11-02-2017 01:14 AM

I never thought I would go out like this! Snuffed out with paperwork! JUST like on of my biggest heros HARRY! TUTTLE who is a HERO TERRORIST in the movie BRAZIL and his last name is my last name KILLED BY PAPERWORK!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_00bbE9oxQ

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#8 posted 11-02-2017 01:20 AM

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#9 posted 11-02-2017 01:48 AM

Ok, Carl, no b.s.. Level with me. How much reefer are you toking to come up with these thread topics?

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#10 posted 11-02-2017 02:26 AM

This should be in the off topic forum not designing woodworking projects.

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richardchaos

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#11 posted 11-02-2017 02:27 AM

Who could make this crap up! This is 100% Real life in Illinois pal!


Ok, Carl, no b.s.. Level with me. How much reefer are you toking to come up with these thread topics?

- Gilley23

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#12 posted 11-02-2017 02:29 AM

And the best part is the Illinois DHS actually sent me a letter explaining to me I am dead! Tax dollars never better spent…


Ok, Carl, no b.s.. Level with me. How much reefer are you toking to come up with these thread topics?

- Gilley23

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#13 posted 11-02-2017 03:09 AM

Did you have any nice woodworking equipment ?

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 11-02-2017 03:27 AM

Hey, being “dead”...does that mean no more bills to pay?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#15 posted 11-02-2017 10:46 AM

My deepest condolences on your passing, may you rest in peace. But at least try to stay in touch with us through a medium.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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