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A Social Security program piled huge fines on the poor and disabled

Four years after her longtime partner died of kidney cancer, federal agents knocked on Gail Deckman's door outside Chicago and told her she was in trouble: She had kept thousands of dollars in Social Security disability benefits that should have stopped when he died. Deckman told the agents she thought...
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