Sep 11, 2010

Missing 230,000 Centenarians

I had posted earlier about concerns in Japan that their Social Security system was paying retirement benefits to some supposed centenarians who had actually died years earlier. Now comes a report that there may be 230,000 such people! The Japanese Social Security records were so bad that they had 77,000 people over 120 years old listed as still alive and 884 who were supposedly over 150 years old!


Anonymous said...

Any of them veterans of the Russo-Japanese War?

Anonymous said...

This is why SSA has the Centenarian Project.