Premature death notice sent to living man

Death NoticeRobert Thomas is dead, according to a letter he received from the state. Thomas, who is in fact alive, said he received the letter and thought it was funny, reported WDIV-TV in Detroit.”At first it was amusing to see I was legally dead,” Thomas said about the letter sent in June. “Now, the joke is over, and I need help.”

A representative for the Michigan Department of Human Services said the state mistakenly sent the letter.

Thomas, a Detroit resident, was told the problem would be corrected in three or four days. Instead, Thomas said, he was notified that his Medicaid coverage was being canceled due to his death.

Thomas said he is a diabetic and that he spends more than $1,000 a month on insulin and other medications. He said he couldn’t afford his medication without the help of Medicaid.

Thomas said he was desperate for help.

The state has apologized to Thomas and promised to have his Medical benefits restored by next week.

Source: The Indy Channel

Editor’s Response:

That would be somewhat strange to have happen. I guess it might be a little funny at first but really if you aren’t deep in debt or a criminal on the run being legally dead would be super annoying. Oh well, sounds like everything will be okay.

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  1. Woman Living With Corpses: Death Hard To Deal With
  2. Lawyer Gets 5 Cent IRS Bill, 4 Cent Tax Refund
  3. Elderly woman insists she’s not dead
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