A woman has received the shock of her life while trying to collect her pension after being told she had died.
paid her pension for more than a year after being illegally declared
dead last year.
when she lost her ID card about two years ago. However, with the help
of her daughter, she is trying to prove to authorities that she is not
March last year and was shocked to be told that she was dead. Someone
had apparently reported her death to authorities and obtained a death
certificate to cash a funeral insurance policy.
told me I could not have any money because I was dead. At first I wasn’t
sure if I’d heard correctly. When it sank in I felt like I was losing
my mind because it did not make any sense to me.”
process to prove her identity with the authorities, which essentially
meant proving that she wasn’t dead.