Air Force veteran informed of her own death by US government, loses benefits

A US Air Force veteran in Georgia was brought to tears when she was informed by the US Government that she had not only died but would no longer be receiving any of her benefits.

Dorothy Evans received a letter from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) in May, informing her next of kin that she had passed on and that her benefits would be halted.

“They are talking about [how] I was deceased [and] expressing sympathy as well,” Evans said.

Following the letter, she received dozens more from financial institutions and other services, who also thought she was deceased.

Having served over twenty-one years in the USAF, Evans now faces a new mission- figuring out how to pay the bills until all this gets sorted out.

“I would like my benefits reinstated, find out whatever went wrong so it doesn’t happen to someone else,” Evans said.

According to WSBTV, the Department of Veterans Affairs claim that the whole situation is the result of a mix-up stemming from a person calling the VA and telling them a Dorothy J. Evans had died. The VA personnel did not seek further information, such as a Social Security number.

The VA is reportedly working to resolve the situation at this time.

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