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FRAMINGHAM – The U.S. Social Security Office sent a letter to a Holliston woman saying she died in 2020, 2021, and 2022, but the 90-year old woman was alive.

Mary E. Smith, 90, reached out to Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s office in a week, the issue was resolved.

“At over 90 years old, Mary from Holliston had seen it all — but a letter from Social Security saying she was dead was news to her! Being dead in the eyes of the government prevented her from accessing federal benefits she’d earned, casting a huge shadow on her golden years. After years of trying to tell Social Security and the IRS that she was, in fact, very much alive, she called my office for help,” said Congresswoman Clark in an email to constituents.

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“Working quickly, my team cut through red tape to undo the damage and bring Mary back to life (legally, not literally). And I can do the same for you! My team is ready to step in if you need answers or help with a federal agency — this includes the IRS, VA, Social Security, Post Office, military, getting a passport, and more,” said Congresswoman Clark.

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