Feds looking to eliminate fraud from largest seniors benefits program

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Federal officials are working to eliminate any fraud or mistakes from the government’s largest seniors benefits program through a massive review of payments of testing a new way to catch problems before they get into the system.

Government officials are in the midst of a large-scale, national review of existing old age security recipients with investigators contacting seniors to go over details like marital status, unreported departures from Canada or unreported deaths.

And in May, the government started testing a new, simplified application form for old age security benefits to prevent any misunderstandings about eligibility — specifically the questions about residency where concerns have been raised about potential fraud.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.