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Icelandic Woman Gets State Pension for ten Years after she Died

A woman who died abroad ten years ago was paid a total of 14 million Icelandic kronur (90 thousand €, 120 thousand USD) after her death. Her death was not reported to authorities in Iceland.

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In November 2010 a letter from the Icelandic Social Insurance to the woman was returned. Subsequently the case was investigated. The woman was “kept alive” by returning a tax statement every year. The Social Insurance had no suspicion of anything unusual and promptly paid her pension every month.

The case will now go to the police for investigation according to RÚV television.

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