Watchdog finds exNazis got 202 million in Social Security

center_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The IG criticized the Social Security Administration for improperly paying four beneficiaries $15,658 because it did not suspend the benefits in time. The agency “properly stopped payment” to the four beneficiaries when the new law banning benefits to Nazi suspects went into effect. The agency did, however, continue payments to one suspect because he was not subject to the law.The Social Security Administration did not respond to a request for comment.But in informal comments to the IG, the agency and the Justice Department said the pool of 133 suspects included individuals who were not deported and may not have had any role with the Nazis. The Justice Department requested the report only include the names of 81 people it had provided to the IG. The department said those individuals had conclusively been determined to be involved in the Nazi persecution.Rinkel was deported to Germany in 2006. AP could not locate her, although she is believed to be alive. She would be 92. Before she left the U.S., Rinkel said she never told her husband of four decades about her past as a concentration camp guard.The IG’s report also describes a beneficiary who worked as a guard at several Nazi concentration camps and left the U.S. in 1989 after learning the Justice Department planned to strip him of his citizenship. The beneficiary received nearly $400,000 in Social Security until the payments were terminated in January when the new law went into effect. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist On Twitter, follow Rising at http://twitter.com/davidrising, Herschaft at http://twitter.com/HerschaftAP and Lardner at http://twitter.com/rplardner.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more